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Fire destroys house

Sep 1, 2014 / 3:05 pm

A fire destroyed a house near Westside Road Monday morning. Emergency crews responded around 9:30 a.m. to smoke and flames coming from a home on Pinecrest Road west of Vernon. Firefighters on the scene said they did not yet know what caused the fire. A fire inspector has yet to complete a...

2 crashes hospitalize 3

Aug 31, 2014 / 1:02 pm

A five-year-old child is safe after two separate crashes sent three people to hospital with serious injuries Saturday afternoon. Around 11:40 a.m. emergency crews responded to a collision on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm. A pickup truck towing a trailer crashed into the rear of a semi-truck...

Charged with manslaughter

Aug 29, 2014 / 9:00 am

A Salmon Arm man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter nearly one year after a woman was found dead in Armstrong. Logan Scott, 31, was arrested on August 27 after an exhaustive investigation into the death of 27-year-old Jillian McKinty. The mother of two was found deceased in her...

Calling all municipal candidates

Aug 29, 2014 / 6:50 am

Potential candidates in the Nov 15 local election will be able to pick up nomination documents for the offices of Mayor (one vacancy) and Councillor (six vacancies) from Vernon City Hall beginning September 2. Nomination papers must be filed between 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 30, and 4 p.m. on...

Vernon Rec expanding programs

Aug 26, 2014 / 7:00 am

There is now another option for parents in the Vernon area in the event the teachers dispute drags into the new school year. Greater Vernon Recreation Services will continue to offer many of its summer camp options, and expand them to include experiential, educational and/or physical activity...

Aggressive driver targets cop

Aug 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

RCMP in Vernon had to deal with an aggressive driver following reports of a stolen truck. After a tip from a resident they spotted the vehicle speeding on Hartnell Road on Saturday. "The driver tried to run one of our officers off the road, but (the officer) pulled over onto the...

Equal fault in boat crash

Aug 25, 2014 / 12:28 pm

UPDATE AUG 25 12:20 P.M. Vernon RCMP have determined both drivers are responsible for a mid-day crash on Okanagan Lake. RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says the crash happened Sunday, just before noon, when a Seadoo boat collided with a fishing boat sending one to hospital. “One of our...
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Thief steals from charities

Aug 25, 2014 / 11:00 am

Vernon RCMP are looking for a thief who made off with two donation tins after he failed to open a cash register at Lakeview Market. The man entered the market at the corner of 15th St. and 32nd Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with a camouflage hat, a white t-shirt covering his face, and yellow...

What is 115 years old?

Aug 22, 2014 / 1:06 pm

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Dream wedding for dying man

Aug 22, 2014 / 7:23 am

The focus of this story starts at the 1:30 mark. Ryan Langley is nearly 30, an avid motocross competitor who's found the love of his life, but he's dying. Langley was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and after 9-months of battling the disease he was given the news, in February,...

Smash grab & run

Aug 21, 2014 / 10:24 am

Vernon RCMP are still on the hunt for multiple suspects following an early morning crash and chase. It all started Thursday just after 1 a.m. when an officer was dispatched to a report of an accident in the 3700 block of Welker Rd. in Vernon. “The person who called said that there was a...

SPCA offers spay/neuter program

Aug 20, 2014 / 7:30 pm

The goal of the BC SPCA is to find a home for every adoptable animal in the province. Through mandatory spaying and neutering of animals adopted from BC shelters, subsidized spaying and neutering for people experiencing financial hardship, and through school programs and public education, a...

Back in business after fire

Aug 20, 2014 / 12:15 pm

After a week in the dark, Coldstream Lumber's lights are back on and its employees are back at work. Last weeks devastating fire forced 40 employees off the job and left the company scrambling to get everything back in order. Company president, Johnal Lee, says as of yesterday they were...

Pellet plant clears hurdle

Aug 19, 2014 / 1:30 pm

After six hours worth of public hearings and deliberations, Coldstream Council left Monday night's meeting having approved a rezoning request for a new pellet plant in Lavington. The lengthy public hearing, which ended just before midnight, was the last chance for members of the public to...

Hazardous material roundup

Aug 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Regional District of North Okanagan will be collecting your hazardous waste on September 13. The 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Round Up will take place on Saturday, September 13th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In Coldstream it will be at the RDNO office parking lot located at 9848 Aberdeen...

Unknown drugs found in bust

Aug 18, 2014 / 6:51 pm

It could be weeks, or even months before Vernon RCMP can proceed with any charges after finding a suspected drug lab last week. RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says extensive lab testing is required in order to present a solid case in a courtroom. So far he can't comment on what the drug was or...

Rash of thefts from vehicles

Aug 18, 2014 / 6:50 pm

Residents of the Middleton Mountain area near Vernon are experiencing a rash of thefts from their vehicles. And in some cases they're making it easy for the thieves. "We have had in excess of 30 thefts from vehicles or damage to vehicles in that area over the past 10 days," says...

Daytime drunk drivers

Aug 18, 2014 / 2:47 pm

Impaired drivers don't only come out at night. A Westside Road traffic stop on Sunday morning netted three impaired drivers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says even early in the day police are actively looking for not only drunk drivers, but those impaired by...

Body of missing man recovered

Aug 18, 2014 / 2:14 pm

The body of a boater who went missing over the weekend was recovered from Shuswap Lake Monday morning. On August 17 at 8:38 a.m., the Sicamous RCMP received a report of a marine incident on Shuswap Lake at Hungry Cove. The initial investigation suggested that a 45-foot vessel had crashed at...

Man with weapon at casino

Aug 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Reports of a man with a weapon at Lake City Casino in Vernon resulted in the arrest of a 32-year-old Vernon resident late Friday. RCMP officers responded to a call about a disturbance at the casino just after 11 p.m. Witnesses thought the man causing the disturbance had a handgun. When...
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