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Drug Raid Nabs Six

May 18, 2006 / 9:40 am

Three search warrants were executed simultaneously by members of the Vernon Drug Section yesterday. The result of the searches resulted in six people being arrested. Three were released to appear in court at a later date. Three others, two males and a female were held in custody and will appear...

Body Found In OK Lake

May 17, 2006 / 3:43 pm

On May 16, at approximately 9:00pm, Penticton RCMP were advised that a person on the lake in a pleasure craft observed a body floating in the lake. Naramata Fire Department attended as well to assist the Penticton RCMP. The body, believed to be male was located approx. 1.5 km north of Mill Bay Road...

Suspicious Deaths In Lumby

May 17, 2006 / 10:11 am

Members of the Lumby RCMP Detachment and RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit are on the scene of two suspicious deaths near Lumby. B.C. Police were alerted last evening by a family member who went to the rural residence to check on his uncle and the uncle’s common law wife. Both the male...

KVSR Gets Two Engines

May 16, 2006 / 5:00 am

There will be two engines on the rails of the historic Kettle Valley Railway when the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland, officially kicks off its season this Saturday, May 20th. The KVSR’s two steam locomotives - the 3716, a restored consolidation engine built in 1912 and the 1924 Shay...

Bizarre Accident Probed

May 15, 2006 / 3:30 pm

Police and ICBC are investigating a bizarre motor vehicle accident that occurred 10 kms south of Vernon on May 3rd, 2006 at 1:30 in the morning. The navy blue Honda crashed into the rear of a slow moving red sedan ( also proceeding northbound) that may have been traveling without...

Vernon: Cops & Crime

May 15, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Here's a list of crimes that occurred in the North Okanagan. Information provided by Crime Stoppers with file numbers attached. Tips line: 1-800-222-tips (8477). 2006-May-12 2006-10747 Theft of a Husqavarna chain saw from the 3600 block of 9th St in Vernon. 2006-10748 B&E and theft to a...

Westbank Man Missing

May 13, 2006 / 8:21 am

Westbank RCMP is asking for your assistance in locating a male who was last seen on May 5th, 2006 when he was heading to Penticton to attend a skateboarding function. David William WILSON, 24, was camping at Todd's RV and Campground in Peachland at the time he went missing. His vehicle and...

Thorpe Funds Scholarship

May 12, 2006 / 12:32 pm

A new $250,000 scholarship fund will help South Okanagan students pursue higher education at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan, Rick and Yasmin Thorpe announced today. The Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Scholarship: "Our Students, Our Future", was established with an initial investment of...

Vernon Teen Threatened

May 12, 2006 / 10:02 am

On Tuesday, May 9th the Vernon RCMP received a complaint that a 17 year old girl had been forced into a vehicle and taken to a secluded forested road where she was threatened with a firearm. Further investigation led to the arrest of Angela Kathleen Fisher, 25, of Vernon during the early morning...

RCMP Seek Vernon Man

May 11, 2006 / 3:48 pm

A Vernon man considered a high-risk to re-offend has breached his parole conditions. David Milton Sapp, 39, has failed to report to his probation officer and warrants for his arrest have been issued says the RCMP. Sapp is described as native, brown eyes, black hair, 5'8” and 180 lbs. The RCMP...

New Community Animal Centre

May 11, 2006 / 6:55 am

The BC SPCA is urging all communities in the South Okanagan to get behind the final fund-raising push for a new state-of-the-art Community Animal Centre in the region. The capital campaign, which kicked off on April 7th with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by Penticton Mayor Jake Kimberley, MLA...

Vernon: Town Hall Meeting

May 10, 2006 / 12:00 pm

The Vernon Detachment would like to remind residents of Vernon about the Town Hall meeting set for Thursday night at the Schubert Center. Everyone is invited to attend and learn about the Crime Reduction Strategy and ask questions of the police and elected officials. Vernon/North Okanagan...

Vernon: Cops & Crimes

May 10, 2006 / 9:43 am

Here's a list of crimes that occurred in the North Okanagan. Information provided by Crime Stoppers with file numbers attached. Tips line: 1-800-222-tips (8477). 2006-May-09 2006-10439 Theft of a bike in the 3800 block of 36th St in Vernon. The bike is a CCM ladies pink 18 speed...

Vernon: Cops & Crimes

May 9, 2006 / 2:00 pm

Here's a list of crimes that occurred in the North Okanagan. Information provided by Crime Stoppers with file numbers attached. Tips line: 1-800-222-tips (8477). 2006-May-08 2006-10353 Theft from a garage in the 240 block of Dallas Rd in Vernon. Two chain saws, a Husqvarna and a Homelite, as...

Garbage Truck Flips

May 8, 2006 / 1:00 pm

For the second time in as many weeks, a heavy duty truck has flipped in the Kelowna area. Last Friday a concrete truck flipped over on Glenmore road near the landfill. The incident is still under investigation, but police believe speed was a factor. On Monday, a garbage truck flipped over on...

Vernon: Cops & Crimes

May 8, 2006 / 12:05 pm

Here's a list of crimes that occurred in the North Okanagan. Information provided by Crime Stoppers with file numbers attached. Tips line: 1-800-222-tips (8477). 2006-May-05 2006-10066 Theft of a lawnmower from a back yard in the 1000 block of 33rd Ave in Vernon. The mower is a lawn machine,...

Cyclist Collides With Vehicle

May 8, 2006 / 6:15 am

On Saturday at 2 pm the Vernon RCMP Traffic Section was called to attend an accident involving a cyclist struck by a car on 32nd Street just in front of the Pantry Restaurant. A 55 year old male was riding northbound on the sidewalk when he cut into traffic and was struck by a northbound car. The...

VJH Overcrowded

May 7, 2006 / 2:00 pm

Emergency Department physicians at Vernon Jubilee Hospital are announcing severe overcrowding in the emergency department today. Currently 15 admitted patients are being kept in the emergency department. Hospital capacity is 125 patients—presently there are 143 patients admitted to hospital...

Fire Destroys Peachland Home

May 7, 2006 / 12:00 pm

The Peachland Volunteer Fire Department continues to look into the cause of a fire which destroyed an elderly couples log home Saturday afternoon. The couple, both in their 80's, were taken to Kelowna General Hospital with smoke inhalation---both are expected to be okay. The homeowner and...

BC Mind Grind Finals

May 7, 2006 / 10:00 am

Students from the North and Central Okanagan, the Okanagan Similkameen, Kootenay Boundary and Kamloops proved they know a great deal about environmental issues by competing in the Terasen Gas Environmental Mind Grind B.C. Play-offs Saturday at Okanagan College. With hundreds of parents, friends,...

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