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FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

North Okanagan extra recalls Liotta chats

Todd Petersen worked on the film Blackway with Liotta, who died May 26. The movie was shot in and around Enderby

FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Heck of a way to wrap a career. For the horse. Old Tubs Get Smart bucks off rider Logan Hay of Wildwood, Alta. in the horse’s final ride of a 15-year rodeo career Monday, May 23, at the 102nd Falkland Stampede. Old Tubs Get Smart earned more than $1.5 million during his career. Hay was not injured. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Falkland Stampede return a huge hit

Record-shattering crowds piled into the Stampede Grounds for three days of professional rodeo action

Heck of a way to wrap a career. For the horse. Old Tubs Get Smart bucks off rider Logan Hay of Wildwood, Alta. in the horse’s final ride of a 15-year rodeo career Monday, May 23, at the 102nd Falkland Stampede. Old Tubs Get Smart earned more than $1.5 million during his career. Hay was not injured. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Davison Orchards will be a stop on Season 8 of the Amazing Race Canada, where contestants have to make mini apple pies. (Facebook photo)

Vernon attraction featured on Amazing Race Canada

Contestants have to bake mini apple pies at Davison Orchards; show to be aired in July

Vernon’s Davison Orchards will be a stop on Season 8 of the Amazing Race Canada, where contestants have to make mini apple pies. (Facebook photo)
Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)

Four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed

Two from Vernon, one each from Penticton and West Kelowna named to Deloitte’s Best Managed companies list

Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)
Coldstream’s Simon Dufresne, 20, is a member of Junior Culinary Team Canada that will compete at an international event in Europe in November. To help get there, the team is hosting a fundraiser with three-course meal and hors d’oeuvres on Monday, May 30, at 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country, where Dufresne works as chef de partie. (Contributed)

Coldstream chef to test chops against world’s best

Simon Dufresne is member of Junior Culinary Team Canada that will compete at international event in Europe

Coldstream’s Simon Dufresne, 20, is a member of Junior Culinary Team Canada that will compete at an international event in Europe in November. To help get there, the team is hosting a fundraiser with three-course meal and hors d’oeuvres on Monday, May 30, at 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country, where Dufresne works as chef de partie. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz completes his 48th kilometre in his second Move4Mom endurance run Sunday, May 8, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Stankiewicz plans to run more than 100 kilometres while raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon man’s endurance fundraiser moving along nicely

Oliver Stankiewicz had completed 48 kilometres of planned 100 km (or more) by 9 a.m. Sunday, raising $$ for VJHF

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz completes his 48th kilometre in his second Move4Mom endurance run Sunday, May 8, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Stankiewicz plans to run more than 100 kilometres while raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon Tigers score forfeit junior lacrosse win over South Okanagan

Flames cite lack of players for Thompson Okanagan Junior League tilt; Vernon wins 1-0

The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)
A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Vernon Kin Race Track plan heads to public

Feedback to be provided before final approval sought; mayor unhappy with Active Living Centre access

A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)

VIDEO: Armstrong golf pro records son’s first-ever ace

DJ Crowe puts it in the hole at Overlander’s Par-3 7th hole from 125 yards out with dad Jesse filming the tee shot

Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)
Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)

VIDEO: Armstrong golf pro records son’s first-ever ace

DJ Crowe puts it in the hole at Overlander’s Par-3 7th hole from 125 yards out with dad Jesse filming the tee shot

Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)
Former Vernon Vipers captain Jagger Williamson of Lumby scored five goals in his team’s regular-season finale Saturday, April 16, lifting the Columbus River Dragons to a 6-1 win over the Port Huron Prowlers in Federal Prospects Hockey League play in Port Huron, Mich. (Morning Star file photo)

Former Vernon Vipers captain explodes for five-goal game

Jagger Williamson of Lumby scores all but one of his team’s six goals in 6-1 Federal Prospects League pro game win

Former Vernon Vipers captain Jagger Williamson of Lumby scored five goals in his team’s regular-season finale Saturday, April 16, lifting the Columbus River Dragons to a 6-1 win over the Port Huron Prowlers in Federal Prospects Hockey League play in Port Huron, Mich. (Morning Star file photo)

Trio taken to hospital after canoes capsize on Okanagan Lake

Incident happened in Vernon near Beachcomber Bay at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

Legendary Vernon singer Darby Mills headlines Classic Rock Night as the Funtastic A&W Music Festival returns, along with the softball tournament, to the Vernon Army Camp following a two-year break June 30 - July 2. (File photo)

Local flavour to music lineup as Vernon Funtastic festival returns

Darby Mills, Aaron Pritchett, Ben Klick, local bands and DJ to perform June 30 - July 2 at Vernon Army Camp

Legendary Vernon singer Darby Mills headlines Classic Rock Night as the Funtastic A&W Music Festival returns, along with the softball tournament, to the Vernon Army Camp following a two-year break June 30 - July 2. (File photo)
The City of Vernon has agreed to create an Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve and will put $200,000 towards it from unexpended uncommitted funds from 2020 and 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon creates Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve fund

$200K put into reserve from uncommitted funds and will only be spent if needed

The City of Vernon has agreed to create an Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve and will put $200,000 towards it from unexpended uncommitted funds from 2020 and 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)
Firefighters douse a house fire on Kalavista Drive March 29. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Family escapes North Okanagan house fire

Early morning blaze destroys home, damages neighbours house

Firefighters douse a house fire on Kalavista Drive March 29. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Landon Currie (centre) and the University of Alberta Golden Bears celebrate a point in a quarterfinal victory at the U-Sports Canadian men’s volleyball finals in Winnipeg over the Queen’s Golden Gaels of Kingston, Ont. Currie and the Bears won the Canadian championship Sunday, downing Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 in the final. (U-Sports photo)

Vernon volleyball player celebrates national title

Landon Currie and the Alberta Golden Bears won the men’s U-Sports national championship in Winnipeg

Vernon’s Landon Currie (centre) and the University of Alberta Golden Bears celebrate a point in a quarterfinal victory at the U-Sports Canadian men’s volleyball finals in Winnipeg over the Queen’s Golden Gaels of Kingston, Ont. Currie and the Bears won the Canadian championship Sunday, downing Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 in the final. (U-Sports photo)
The former Temptasian Restaurant in Vernon’s north end will soon be home to the Cactus Club Cafe. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Cactus Club opening later this year in Vernon

Former Temptasion Restaurant will become one of the popular chain restaurants

The former Temptasian Restaurant in Vernon’s north end will soon be home to the Cactus Club Cafe. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say a 37-year-old man from Vernon has been arrested and is facing charges in connection with an ugly incident outside a Cherryville store in early March. (File photo)

Arrest made following alleged Cherryville theft that turned violent

Vernon man arrested after incident outside Frank’s General Store Saturday, March 5

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say a 37-year-old man from Vernon has been arrested and is facing charges in connection with an ugly incident outside a Cherryville store in early March. (File photo)
The Vernon Sky Volleyball Club has approached Vernon council about a partnership to build a new domed volleyball facility in the city. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon volleyball club passes Skydome vision onto city

Sky Volleyball Club is looking to build a new club facility and would like to enter into partnership with city

The Vernon Sky Volleyball Club has approached Vernon council about a partnership to build a new domed volleyball facility in the city. (Photo Submitted)
A funeral procession of tow trucks from Kelowna to Vernon and back was held Saturday, March 12, for Dave Jones of Kelowna’s Brian’s Towing, who died Feb. 15. Jones’ 1994 red Kenworth truck is seen leading the procession into Vernon. (Tanya Taylor Photo)

WATCH: Okanagan tow truck driver remembered with truck procession

Dave Jones of Kelowna’s Brian’s Towing died Feb. 15; friends held truck procession from Kelowna to Vernon March 12

A funeral procession of tow trucks from Kelowna to Vernon and back was held Saturday, March 12, for Dave Jones of Kelowna’s Brian’s Towing, who died Feb. 15. Jones’ 1994 red Kenworth truck is seen leading the procession into Vernon. (Tanya Taylor Photo)