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Brendan Shykora

Brendan Shykora

I started my career with the Morning Star at the age of eight as a carrier. Over time, I pursued my passion for writing and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC Okanagan, majoring in English. In 2019, I graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University. During my time in the capital, I wrote feature articles about star amateur athletes for the Ottawa Sportspage, as I'm an avid sports fan. Whenever I have spare time, I enjoy reading and I like to play golf during the spring, although it's a cruel and unforgiving sport.

Phone
250-550-7921 ext 221
Email
brendan.shykora@vernonmorningstar.com

Recent Work by Brendan

Vernon, Kelowna show support for Ukraine, 2 years after Russia’s invasion

Vernon, Kelowna show support for Ukraine, 2 years after Russia’s invasion

Events to show solidarity and call out ‘genocidal war of aggression’ took place Saturday, Feb. 24
‘He can’t hurt anybody else’: Accused in B.C. murder case dies in custody

‘He can’t hurt anybody else’: Accused in B.C. murder case dies in custody

Teresa Bartz, sister of murdered Willy Bartz, is feeling relieved after seven years of court proceedings
North Okanagan Knights top Osoyoos Coyotes, take Game 1 of playoffs

North Okanagan Knights top Osoyoos Coyotes, take Game 1 of playoffs

The Knights got a good start to the KIJHL postseason, which kicked off Friday, Feb. 23
More jail time for Vernon man whose arson had ‘no explanation’

More jail time for Vernon man whose arson had ‘no explanation’

Lorne Paananen was sentenced to an additional 718 days behind bars
North Okanagan murder suspect’s trial to begin Monday

North Okanagan murder suspect’s trial to begin Monday

Jevon Smith, charged in the death of Dakota Samoleski, had a voir dire hearing Tuesday
Ground breaks on Okanagan Indian Band’s new Cultural Immersion School

Ground breaks on Okanagan Indian Band’s new Cultural Immersion School

The new school on Okanagan Indian Reserve No. 1 is expected to open September 2025
Vernon cyclist shocked as keynote speech dropped due to Israeli background

Vernon cyclist shocked as keynote speech dropped due to Israeli background

Leah Goldstein says organizers’ decision to cancel her International Women’s Day speech over her past career with Israel Defence Forces is antisemitic
Best events recognized at Vernon Winter Carnival awards

Best events recognized at Vernon Winter Carnival awards

Nine awards were handed out Friday, and the name of Winter Carnival’s new mascot was announced
Missing Kamloops man possibly elsewhere in the Okanagan: RCMP

Missing Kamloops man possibly elsewhere in the Okanagan: RCMP

Ferit Genc hasn’t been seen since Feb. 14
Vernon man seriously injured in highway crash near Kelowna

Vernon man seriously injured in highway crash near Kelowna

A GoFundMe has been launched by the man’s father while he recovers in Kelowna General Hospital
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