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Holiday Train

Dec 1, 2006 / 11:00 am

After more than seven months of planning, the 2006 CPR Holiday Train is again ready to raise awareness, money and food for Canadian food banks. Today, the magical 'train of lights' begins its spirited cross-country journey from Beaconsfield, Quebec, eventually completing its trek in Port Moody, BC...

High Speed Chase

Nov 30, 2006 / 1:00 pm

He was chased down and caught. In a high speed pursuit on the Connector this morning, Merritt and Westbank RCMP members caught and captured a suspect believed responsible for at least two random hospital parkade stabbings. The RCMP helicopter was used in coordinating the pursuit from the...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Nov 29, 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-Nov-27 2006-31368 Theft from a vehicle in the 2100 block of 32nd Ave in Vernon. A Motorola cell phone was stolen. 2006-31379...

Caught Red Handed

Nov 28, 2006 / 4:30 pm

Merritt RCMP arrested four youths on the weekend following a targeted sting operation. After a rash of vandalism and break ins in the downtown area, RCMP organized a targeted enforcement operation aimed a catching the criminals in the act. Early in the morning on Saturday, November 25, RCMP...

Men Charged In Stabbing

Nov 27, 2006 / 5:30 pm

Two Vernon men face a variety of charges following an incident Saturday, November 25. Vernon RCMP responded to a home in the 2200 block of 22nd Ave. Police say they found two men suffering from stab wounds while a third, Maurice Faasse, 50, had been brutally assaulted. Faasse was rushed to...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Nov 27, 2006 / 3:00 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-Nov-24 2006-31141 Theft from a vehicle in the 1700 block of 41st Ave in Vernon. The suspects cut through the soft top and a...

Winter Tires -- NOT

Nov 27, 2006 / 11:37 am

If you don't have your winter tires on --- you're not alone. This weekend's blast of winter seems to have caught a lot of Kelowna motorists off guard. Tire shops are experiencing long line-ups as people make the change from summer to winter tires. Big-O Tires Manager, Crystal Morris, says the...
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Okanagan Storm Update

Nov 27, 2006 / 10:55 am

The snowstorm that has hit the Okanagan will begin to taper off this afternoon. As of 10 a.m. Monday, the Central Okanagan had received 12 centimetres at the Kelowna Airport. The record for a one day snow fall in Kelowna was set in 1996 when the city received nearly 20 centimetres. Environment...

Enforcement Stepped Up

Nov 27, 2006 / 9:40 am

Vernon RCMP continue to step up traffic enforcement. Although the snowy conditions produced a lighter traffic volume than normal the enforcement along Highway 97 from Swan Lake to Falkland nabbed more than two dozen motorists. Tickets were issued for lack of insurance, failure to wear a...

Snowfall Warning Continued

Nov 26, 2006 / 3:42 pm

Environment Canada Forecast As of 3:42 pm, a snowfall warning is continuing for the Okanagan Valley. Snowfall will amount 10 to 20 cm through tonight. A strong ridge of high pressure will maintain very cold conditions over northern and central British Columbia for the next few days. Moderate...

Vernon Stabbing

Nov 26, 2006 / 11:11 am

Vernon RCMP are investigating a stabbing incident. Police say they were called to a home in the 3800 block of 22nd Ave. Saturday afternoon. They found two men suffering from stab wounds and a third with undisclosed injuries. None of the injuries are life-threatening. RCMP have one of the men in...

Buckle Up: RCMP

Nov 25, 2006 / 12:00 pm

RCMP in the North Okanagan have stepped up road enforcement as the holiday season approaches. More tan 40 motorists were nabbed for various offences during a recent enforcement campaign in Coldstream and Lumby. A majority of those nabbed were cited for excessive speed or failure to wear a...

Local Traffic Clampdown

Nov 24, 2006 / 9:18 am

RCMP issued more than 160 tickets and seized three stolen vehicles during two days of traffic enforcement in Vernon and Oyama. The traffic sweep, a combined effort between RCMP in Vernon and Kelowna, also resulted in two drug seizures, one 24-hour suspension and another arrest for an outstanding...

RDOS Highlights

Nov 23, 2006 / 3:00 pm

Regional District Okanagan Similkameen board highlights. Infrastructure Planning Grants Received: The Regional District received two infrastructure planning grants from the Province of BC. The East Princeton Waterworks District Water Feasibility Study project received $5000 and the West Bench...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Nov 23, 2006 / 9:31 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-Nov-21 2006-30890 Theft from a vehicle in the 2200 block of 11th Ave. Windows were broken and some change was stolen....

Cops & Crime Vernon

Nov 21, 2006 / 4:00 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-Nov-20 2006-30799 B&E and theft from a business in the 700 block of Waddington Dr in Vernon. A panel was removed from a door and...

Constable Injured

Nov 21, 2006 / 9:46 am

It was a close call for a local police officer Monday night. Armstrong RCMP Constable Rosanne Komlos was driving from Enderby to Armstrong when a deer jumped onto the highway in front of her marked police cruiser. Komlos tried to miss the animal but still struck it in the hind quarter. The...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Nov 20, 2006 / 11:00 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-Nov-17 2006-30557 Theft from a vehicle in the 30th Ave area of Vernon. A Sony play station, 11 games, two cell phones and some...

Assault Suspects Sought

Nov 17, 2006 / 11:01 am

The Vernon RCMP are asking for public assistance in identifying two males who were responsible for several assaults on bar patrons which sent one female to hospital after being knocked unconscious. The Vernon RCMP were called to Boomers Night Club at around 1:40 this morning for a report of a...

One Too Many Robberies

Nov 15, 2006 / 12:34 pm

Police have a male in custody this morning after a spree of three attempted robberies along 32nd St in Vernon. Shortly after 6:00 AM police responded to the first attempted robbery at Denny’s Restaurant on 32nd St. The male entered the premise, demanded money stating he was armed. He fled the...
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