Early Wednesday morning, the sun unleashed two monster solar flares (from those spots on the sun), the second of which was the most powerful we’ve seen in more than a decade. The burst of radiation was so intense, it caused high-frequency radio blackouts across the daytime side of Earth that lasted for about an hour. Sky-watchers, particularly those in high-latitude regions, should be on the lookout for auroras visible in the northern skies over the course of this week and into the weekend — but only if the smoke clears… Photos: left K. Leclair (Merritt), right NASA

Cents’ regular season kicks off tonight. This evening, the Cents kick off their new season against the Penticton Vees. Then Saturday, they play against the Wenatchee Wild at the NV Memorial Arena, 7pm each night. Go Cents go!

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