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Fruit Industry's Future

Aug 21, 2006 / 8:30 am

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association has released the Discussion Paper on “The Future Development of the Tree Fruit Industry”. The Association will be seeking input from growers and the public on the future direction of the tree fruit industry from now until the end of October. The results...

Good Samaritans Praised

Aug 21, 2006 / 6:04 am

Merritt RCMP are crediting quick thinking passersby with averting a potential disaster along the Okanagan Connector Saturday afternoon. A single vehicle with three 19 year old occupants crashed into a rock face---the vehicle quickly caught fire. Passing motorists, with the help of a paving...

Connector Fatality

Aug 20, 2006 / 5:56 am

An unidentified motorist is dead, two others injured following a single vehicle accident on the Okanagan Connector just east of Merritt. Merritt RCMP say a westbound Ford Escort with three people on board left the road and collided with a rock face. The vehicle caught fire. All three were...

Okanagan Smokey Haze

Aug 18, 2006 / 8:56 am

The smokey haze that is visible throughout the Thompson and Okanagan areas is coming from several large fires burning in Washington State. The smoke is expected to disperse and move eastwards by the afternoon. The fires are approximately 80 kilometres south west of Osoyoos and pose no threat to...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 17, 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-Aug-16 2006-21350 Theft from a vehicle in the 4100 block of 28th Ave in Vernon. Assorted hand tools were stolen from the rear of a...

Same Bank Twice

Aug 17, 2006 / 11:39 am

He robbed the same bank twice. Vernon RCMP have released the name of a man arrested this week in connection with two bank robberies. Ken Joseph Levasseur, 37, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly robbing the Bank of Nova Scotia. He was cuffed following a lengthy foot chase that ended in the...

Lake Country Pot Bunker

Aug 17, 2006 / 10:57 am

Not your average grow-op. RCMP in Lake Country have literally uncovered a major marijuana grow operation. It was located at a residence on McCoubrey Road in Lake Country where police seized more than 800 pot plants in various stages of growth. Police say the plants were hidden in a...
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Credit Card Scam

Aug 16, 2006 / 4:00 pm

The Salmon Arm Detachment has received complaints today from various Businesses and Community Organizations where an unknown male has called identifying himself as a prominent person in our community. This person would state they were at the Kamloops Airport, that a member of his family had passed...

Bank Robber Busted

Aug 16, 2006 / 2:45 pm

Vernon RCMP have a male in custody after a lengthy chase of a suspect in the second robbery at the Bank of Nova Scotia on 27th St and 48th at around 10:55AM Wednesday. A lone male entered the bank and demanded cash he fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. The male was chased by a...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 16, 2006 / 2:12 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-Aug-15 2006-21205 B&E & theft from Alexanders Pub in Coldstream on Kalamalka Lake Rd. Entry gained by breaking a window and...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 15, 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-Aug-14 2006-21077 B&E and theft to Sneakers Bar in Vernon. The ATM machine was stolen along with liquor from the liquor...

Polson Park Blaze

Aug 15, 2006 / 11:21 am

Crews will be tearing down a part of Vernon's history Tuesday. The old grandstand at Polson Park went up in flames early Tuesday morning. It was built almost 100 years ago. The cause of the fire is being treated as suspicious. Officials are investigating reports that two girls with a gas can...

Vernon Bank Robber

Aug 13, 2006 / 12:00 pm

Vernon RCMP are asking for help in identifying the male suspect in the robbery that took place at the Bank of Nova Scotia on Thursday Aug-10 at about 2:45 PM. Police say the lone male entered the bank and produced a note demanding cash. He was described as in his mid 20’s, 5’10” to 6’...

Grow Op Parents Arrested

Aug 12, 2006 / 8:51 pm

On Saturday, August 12th at 9:00 am. Vernon Detachment Drug Section executed a search warrant at a residence on the 3700 block of Alexis Park Drive. Police located a marihuana grow operation consisting of over 300 plants. A 31 year old male and a 27 year old female were arrested at the scene, and...

Large Cocaine Bust

Aug 12, 2006 / 6:22 am

Southeast District Traffic Services found a large quantity of cocaine after stopping a vehicle on August 11 for a traffic violation. A further investigation led the officers to seize one Kilogram of Cocaine from the vehicle. Two Kelowna males, one 20 years old and one 19, were arrested....

BMO Robbery Suspect

Aug 11, 2006 / 3:00 pm

The Vernon RCMP are asking the public's assistance in identifying the male suspect in the robbery at the Bank of Montreal on August the 9th around 4:00 PM. The male is described as white with a pale complexion, about 5’3” to 5’5” tall, moustache and short beard, ruddy complexion. At the...

BMO Robbery

Aug 10, 2006 / 3:00 pm

Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the downtown branch of the Bank of Montreal at 4:00 pm yesterday afternoon. The robber had already fled northbound on 32nd St before the alarm was sounded. He was not located despite extensive patrols and was not associated to any vehicle. The suspect did...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 10, 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-Aug-09 2006-20487 Theft of wheel barrows from a business in the 4200 block of 25th Ave in Vernon. The chain was cut off that was...

Police Seek Stabber

Aug 10, 2006 / 7:40 am

Police are requesting public assistance in solving a stabbing that took place during the early hours of Thursday. Police responded to the scene of the stabbing in the 4100 block of 34A St at 2:45 AM. The victim, an 18 year old male, was walking home from a friend’s house when he was jumped by...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 9, 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-Aug-08 2006-20350 Theft from a vehicle in the Kalamalka Rd area of Coldstream. A Fuji digital camera model 3000, a Motorola cell...
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