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Preventing sidewalk slips

Dec 19, 2014 / 9:04 pm

The City of Vernon is trying something new this winter, and they hope residents will help out and spread the news. It’s a one-year pilot program aimed at improving sidewalk safety and assisting pedestrians during the winter months. There will be 10 yellow grit boxes in key locations...

Seatbelt tickets a plenty

Dec 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

It seems Vernon residents are not fond of their seat-belts as for the third time this year, Vernon RCMP are sharing disbelief in the number of seatbelt tickets they are handing out. Last week, an officer with the North Okanagan Traffic Services noticed a number of people driving by the police...

Dog alerts owner to prowler

Dec 15, 2014 / 7:30 pm

A 20-year-old man, well known to police, is back in custody after he allegedly attempted to break into a home on Larson Avenue in Enderby. RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says the owner was sleeping last Friday night at 11:00 p.m., when her dog's barking woke her up. “The motion light...

Horses killed in accident

Dec 15, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Three horses were fatally injured after an accident with a truck early Saturday morning, North Okanagan RCMP say members of their rural detachment were called to an accident between a truck and the horses Saturday morning, just after midnight. The truck apparently struck the horses in the...

16 horses seized by SPCA

Dec 14, 2014 / 4:58 pm

Sixteen horses were seized and another 100 are being watched, after SPCA officials went onto a farm near Armstrong Thursday. North Okanagan SPCA protection officer Kathy Woodward says her office issued a warrant on the property following a lengthy investigation. She says officials noticed a...

Lumby victims identified

Dec 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of two persons who died following a motor vehicle incident near Lumby on Dec. 6. They were Diedre Naomi-Ann Hughes, aged 57, of Vernon, and her daughter, Emma Maria Danielle Froh, aged 22, of Lumby. Froh was the driver of, and Ms. Hughes the...

Armed robbery connection

Dec 10, 2014 / 12:10 pm

It would appear RCMP in Vernon and Princeton are looking for the same man, wanted in connection with recent bank robberies in those communities. The CIBC in Princeton was robbed at gunpoint Monday, Dec 1 while the Interior Savings Credit Union branch in Vernon was also robbed at gunpoint...


Okanagan man killed near Tahsis

Dec 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

A 47-year-old Coldstream man has been identified as the person killed in a workplace accident on Vancouver Island Sunday. David Thompson Kennedy died Dec. 7 while working on a heli-logging operation near Tahsis. Kennedy was employed as a tree-faller when he sustained critical injuries late...

Credit Union robbed at gunpoint

Dec 10, 2014 / 9:00 am

Police in Vernon are on the lookout for a lone male after the Interior Savings Credit Union on 32nd Street was robbed at gunpoint. Photo: Contributed - RCMP RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says police were called to the credit union shortly after 4:30 Tuesday afternoon after reports...

Suspicious fire at restaurant

Dec 9, 2014 / 2:20 pm

RCMP in Vernon are investigating another suspicious fire in the city. The latest blaze broke out at the New Delhi Restaurant on 29th Street, shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police spokesman Gord Molendyk says investigators from both the RCMP and the local fire department are working...

Jail time for arsonist

Dec 9, 2014 / 12:00 pm

When Pedro’s Fruit Stand burnt to the ground in September 2013, it took owner Dale Ruth and his family months to recover. Now the man responsible for that fire has been found guilty of arson and theft over $5,000. Adam Michael Schultz, 39, appeared in a Salmon Arm Court Room for trial...

Multiple robberies, same suspect

Dec 8, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for someone they believe committed two robberies, last week. The first incident happened Dec. 5 around 6:30 a.m., when an employee of M&M Meat Shop discovered a break and enter in progress. The employee had been working in the back of the store and heard the sound...

Highway 6 closed

Dec 6, 2014 / 11:29 pm

UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. Highway 6 is now open to single lane traffic. Highway 6 is closed east of Vernon due to a vehicle incident. According to DriveBC, the crash occurred 10 kilometres east of the city, towards Lumby. There is no detour available, and the road is not expected to reopen...

RCMP seek missing teen

Dec 5, 2014 / 3:10 pm

North Okanagan RCMP are asking for your help in locating a missing 15-year-old Vernon teen. Dalton James Prasloski-Spencer has been missing from his home for several weeks now. His family says they have received word that he is OK via social media, but they do not know where he is, or who he...

Power back on

Dec 5, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Update 2:30 p.m. Power was returned to all 2,400 customers shortly before 2 p.m. The power is out for just over 2,400 people in the North Okanagan today, after car accident in Vernon. According to BC Hydro, the power went out at 10:48 a.m. They say it was caused by a motor vehicle...

Accident victim identified

Dec 4, 2014 / 4:47 pm

UPDATE 4:45 P.M. The BC Coroners Service has now confirmed the identity of the Kamloops man who died following an industrial accident yesterday near Armstrong. The Coroner reports that 50-year-old John Elliot Sleypen was found trapped under a significant amount of timber after delivering the...

Burst pipe floods Mission

Dec 4, 2014 / 11:00 am

Update -- Dec. 4 Those with Vernon’s Upper Room Mission now say it could be between six and eight weeks before repairs to the building can be completed, following a flood earlier this week. A pipe burst late Monday night and flooded the building, leaving as much as six inches of water...

Hit and run driver sought

Dec 4, 2014 / 10:45 am

North Okanagan RCMP are looking for the driver of a blue Jeep, pictured above, after the driver fled from the scene of an accident Wednesday night. At about 5:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two vehicle accident at 39th Avenue and Alexis Park Drive. “When our officers...

Fire destroys Enderby shop

Dec 2, 2014 / 10:00 am

An Enderby man has lost thousands of dollars in equipment after a early morning fire destroyed a shop near his home on Dale Road. Fire Chief Kevin Alstad says they were called to the scene at 96 Dale Road Monday morning, around 1:20 a.m. “Upon arrival we found a fully involved structure...

Relief for parent of missing girl

Dec 1, 2014 / 6:08 pm

A Vernon mother says she felt great relief, and surprise, when her missing daughter was located in Manitoba on Sunday. Saylor Martian and Tina Kontos, both 15, had disappeared on November 28. Their families initially thought the pair may have gone to Vancouver or Alberta....
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