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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

Retiring B.C. teacher relishes one last Lunar New Year dragon parade

Retiring B.C. teacher relishes one last Lunar New Year dragon parade

Anita Baturin has been sharing her Chinese culture with her Vernon students since 2002
PHOTOS: Premier Eby among sights at Vernon Winter Carnival parade

PHOTOS: Premier Eby among sights at Vernon Winter Carnival parade

From Mario to Minecraft, the Carnival’s games theme was well represented at the Saturday parade
Explosives ‘resembling hand grenades’ found in car that fled B.C. police

Explosives ‘resembling hand grenades’ found in car that fled B.C. police

RCMP confirm several items that resembled hand grenades contained explosives
Drug alert in Vernon warns of ‘very high’ overdose risk

Drug alert in Vernon warns of ‘very high’ overdose risk

A sample sold as down was found to contain very high concentrations of fentanyl, benzodiazepines
Domestic diseases shrinking B.C.’s wild sheep population in Okanagan

Domestic diseases shrinking B.C.’s wild sheep population in Okanagan

Okanagan Nation alliance calling on province to develop overarching legislation to protect the sheep
B.C. Court orders Jehovah’s Witnesses to hand over personal information

B.C. Court orders Jehovah’s Witnesses to hand over personal information

BC Supreme Court acknowledges infringement on religious rights, say those rights are not absolute
Efforts to preserve Syilx language reach new chapter in Vernon

Efforts to preserve Syilx language reach new chapter in Vernon

A trio of Syilx Elders spoke at a book launch in Vernon, introducing the ninth edition of Elder recordings
1 dead, 2 seriously injured in Boxing Day crash west of Golden

1 dead, 2 seriously injured in Boxing Day crash west of Golden

The fatal collision took place on Highway 1 near Glacier National Park
UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened from Revelstoke to Golden after vehicle incident

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened from Revelstoke to Golden after vehicle incident

The highway closed for 141 kilometres for about four hours Tuesday
VIDEO: Protesters shut down B.C. school board meeting

VIDEO: Protesters shut down B.C. school board meeting

A recently published YouTube video shows a woman going on a lengthy diatribe at a Vernon school board meeting
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