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Sue Wooster, of Australia, is the two-time defending champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships. The event will be hosted at the Osoyoos Golf Club this summer and Wooster is expected to return. (Claus Andersen - Golf Canada)

South Okanagan to host major national golf event

The Osoyoos Golf Club hosts the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships

Sue Wooster, of Australia, is the two-time defending champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships. The event will be hosted at the Osoyoos Golf Club this summer and Wooster is expected to return. (Claus Andersen - Golf Canada)
Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin (33) and his brother and teammate Daniel Sedin (22) look on from the bench during second period NHL action against the Las Vegas Knights at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Sedin twins, NHL ref among 2019 BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik and Daniel Sedin will be inducted this summer in Penticton

  • Mar 18, 2019
Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin (33) and his brother and teammate Daniel Sedin (22) look on from the bench during second period NHL action against the Las Vegas Knights at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Slackcountry Cup competitors shred the unshredded on Okanagan ski hill

Slackcountry Cup competitors shred the unshredded on Okanagan ski hill

The fifth year of the competition on the slopes of Baldy Mountain is this weekend.

  • Mar 17, 2019
Slackcountry Cup competitors shred the unshredded on Okanagan ski hill
Summerland’s Heming Sola stands at the top of the podium after winning gold in the alpine skiiing slalom event at the Canada Winter Games. (Submitted photo)

South Okanagan athletes bring home medals from Canada Winter Games

Athletes set a new record for Team BC in gold medals at the Canada Winter Games

Summerland’s Heming Sola stands at the top of the podium after winning gold in the alpine skiiing slalom event at the Canada Winter Games. (Submitted photo)
South Okanagan MMA fighter prepares to defend his title

South Okanagan MMA fighter prepares to defend his title

Marlan “Pretty Boy” Hall is current BFL amateur featherweight champion

South Okanagan MMA fighter prepares to defend his title
Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)
Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.

13-year-old B.C. hockey player quits team over bullying

Jamison Ladd penned a letter alleging that coaches did not do enough to resolve harassment

Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.
Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)

A record 73 CSSHL teams will face off in Penticton next month

Tickets are now on sale for the tournament that runs Mar. 7- 17

Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)

VIDEO: 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will playout in the Lower Mainland

Three-time national champ Tyler Tardi on hand for annoucement – excited to possibly compete at home.

Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)
Officers of the B.C. Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield, of Summerland, to a waiting vehicle at the back of the Penticton provincial courthouse Dec. 9, 2014. Nield was convicted of aggravated assault by a jury won an appeal for a new trial.                                Western News file photo

South Okanagan man who attacked his doctor wins appeal

Summerland man who attacked his psychiatrist will get a new trial

Officers of the B.C. Sheriff Services lead Gregory Stanley Nield, of Summerland, to a waiting vehicle at the back of the Penticton provincial courthouse Dec. 9, 2014. Nield was convicted of aggravated assault by a jury won an appeal for a new trial.                                Western News file photo
At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

BC junior curlers bring home third national gold

Team BC, headed by skip Tyler Tardi, emerged triumphant – again – from the Canadian juniors Sunday.

At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)
Shirlee Petrat will be competing at the upcoming BC Masters weightlifting competition on Mar. 9 in order to qualify for the 2019 IWF World Master Championships.                                Photo by Darren Hull

Okanagan weightlifting record-holder eyeing World Championship

The Summerland resident took home silver in the 2017 World Master Games

Shirlee Petrat will be competing at the upcoming BC Masters weightlifting competition on Mar. 9 in order to qualify for the 2019 IWF World Master Championships.                                Photo by Darren Hull
Andi Naude, Olympic mogul skiier, has a course named after her at Apex Mountain Resort. Image from Instagram

Naude leaves permanent mark on Apex trails

Penticton’s Olympic mogul skiier has course named after her at mountain resort

Andi Naude, Olympic mogul skiier, has a course named after her at Apex Mountain Resort. Image from Instagram
Winter Classic charity hockey returns to Apex

Winter Classic charity hockey returns to Apex

Teams raising money for B.C. Children’s Hospital are from Penticton, Kelowna and the Lower Mainland

Winter Classic charity hockey returns to Apex
The Montreal Canadiens Alumni played in Kelowna Feb. 17, 2018.                                 Image: Douglas Farrow

Oliver arena celebrates anniversary with Montreal Canadiens alumni game

Players have the chance to play with or against the Montreal Canadiens alumni

The Montreal Canadiens Alumni played in Kelowna Feb. 17, 2018.                                 Image: Douglas Farrow
Caroline Goodjohn (left) and Miranda Halladay of Naramata were among more than 52,000 competitors that ran the New York City marathon Nov. 4.                                Submitted photo

Naramata runners take a bite out New York City marathon

Caroline Goodjohn and Miranda Halladay of Naramata competed in the New York City marathon November 4.

  • Nov 8, 2018
Caroline Goodjohn (left) and Miranda Halladay of Naramata were among more than 52,000 competitors that ran the New York City marathon Nov. 4.                                Submitted photo
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Brutus ‘the Barber’ Beefcake will make special appearance in the Okanagan

The wrestling tour has upcoming stops in Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon

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The players that participated in an on-ice skills development session at Penticton Memorial Arena on Oct. 6 for World Girls Hockey Weekend. The event was organized by the OHA in partnership with the CSSHL. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Players celebrate World Girls Hockey Weekend in Penticton

35 local players and 8 additional volunteer players developed on and off ice skills

The players that participated in an on-ice skills development session at Penticton Memorial Arena on Oct. 6 for World Girls Hockey Weekend. The event was organized by the OHA in partnership with the CSSHL. Brennan Phillips/Western News
Back row, from left: Kaylan Madeira, Marlaina Gumpert, Jupneet Dhaliwal , Harina Dhaliwal, Missy Vesper, Myla McIntyre, Sara Harker. Front row, from left: Leah Reigling, Myah Antler, Kaydence Harker, Hannah Shore, Gurneet Sidhu. Missing: Naomi Antler & Hailey Smith. Photo submitted.

Newly formed SESS girls’ field hockey team looking for players

The girls played their first game against Princess Margaret students on Oct. 3

Back row, from left: Kaylan Madeira, Marlaina Gumpert, Jupneet Dhaliwal , Harina Dhaliwal, Missy Vesper, Myla McIntyre, Sara Harker. Front row, from left: Leah Reigling, Myah Antler, Kaydence Harker, Hannah Shore, Gurneet Sidhu. Missing: Naomi Antler & Hailey Smith. Photo submitted.
Athletes compete in the discus at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Cranbrook this past summer. The 2022 edition of the event is coming to Abbotsford. (Barry Coulter/Black Press)

55+ BC Games coming to Abbotsford in 2022

More than 3,000 athletes in 23 sports competing at event

Athletes compete in the discus at the 2018 55+ BC Games in Cranbrook this past summer. The 2022 edition of the event is coming to Abbotsford. (Barry Coulter/Black Press)