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Long Weekend Enforcement

Jul 3, 2007 / 9:30 am

Vernon RCMP were kept busy on the highways during the Canada Day long weekend. During an aggressive enforcement campaign throughout the North Okanagan region, more than 200 drivers were cited for various offences. These offences include: Six drivers taken off the road for driving while...

Salmon Arm Fatal MVA

Jun 30, 2007 / 7:33 pm

Two people are dead and another injured after a collision around 6:30 Saturday morning 3 km west of Salmon Arm on the Trans Canada Highway. RCMP say a 2002 Ford Explorer and a semi tractor/trailer unit were involved in the crash. The names of the deceased are being withheld until notification...

Missing Teen Found

Jun 28, 2007 / 8:45 pm

Late this afternoon Vernon RCMP reported that Jessica Dawn Kuzyk had been located and was returned to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Kuzyk, age 17, walked out of the Psychiatric Ward at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Sunday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday RCMP made a public appeal for help in determining her...

Friday Westside Rd Protest

Jun 28, 2007 / 4:00 pm

The Okanagan Indian Band is planning a peaceful protest along the north end of Westside Road in Vernon which could affect motorists Friday. Part of the National Day of Action, it's designed to draw public attention to unresolved native land claims. The information checkpoint, which will affect...

Hit and Run

Jun 27, 2007 / 11:00 am

Vernon police are looking for a male driver who fled the scene after hitting a woman at a crosswalk on 27th Street. Police say the woman was crossing on the walk signal when a red pick up, possibly with a canopy, struck her. The woman says she saw the truck as it began to turn out of Canadian...

Vernon Teen Missing

Jun 26, 2007 / 9:00 pm

Police are actively attempting to locate Jessica Dawn Kuzyk, 17, of Vernon. Kuzyk walked out of the Psychiatric Ward at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Sunday, June 24th at 9 a.m. She has not been seen since. Kuzyk had been admitted to the Ward the evening before. She may have substance abuse...

Dealer Gets Two Years

Jun 22, 2007 / 5:00 pm

A man who was caught in two RCMP undercover operations dealing with drug trafficking in Vernon had had his day in court. Warren Ross Hudema, 39, was sentenced to two years in jail. Hudema was caught selling drugs to the undercover officers in May of 2006 and again in February, 2007. He was...

Deadly Robbery Spree

Jun 22, 2007 / 1:30 pm

A Vernon man, on parole for robbery, died in a car accident early Friday morning following a string of robberies. Vernon RCMP say 27-year-old Kristopher Dahm died when his vehicle struck a semi parked at the side of the road near the overpass to Highway 97 and 97A. Police say the driver of the...

Lumby Fire Chief Concerned

Jun 22, 2007 / 10:00 am

Despite the cool, wet weather experienced recently in the Okanagan, the forests are quickly drying out, and that has the Lumby Fire Chief worried. Fire Chief Tony Clayton says a small grass fire on Highway 6 just West of Lumby Thursday should serve as a reminder that fire fuels are drying...

Vernon Undercover Op

Jun 20, 2007 / 4:15 pm

A two week undercover operation targeting 'johns' and drug dealers in the North Okanagan has resulted in 25 charges, with Vernon police anticipating an additional seven charges to come. The undercover operation, running from May 30th to June 9th, was the second of its kind in Vernon this...

Senior Assaults Cops

Jun 19, 2007 / 11:30 am

Enderby RCMP learned the hard way --- don't tick off Grandma. A 76-year woman was taken into custody in Enderby after she assaulted two police officers. According to police, a lone female officer encountered a group of teens drinking near the Shuswap River Saturday evening. Three of the teens...

Missing Senior Update

Jun 18, 2007 / 9:00 pm

A 63-year-old resident of the Bear Lake Resort is missing. James Marvin Lynch was last seen at the resort on Thursday, June 14. Kelowna RCMP say Lynch's truck also went missing, although it has since been located in the area. Rural RCMP, the dog squad, the police helicopter from Kamloops and...

Construction Thefts

Jun 14, 2007 / 1:00 pm

The Vernon RCMP are asking the publics assistance to solve a number of equipment thefts that have occurred over the past few weeks. Two Caterpillar skid steers were stolen: the first skid steer was on a 16 foot trailer in the BX area. The second skid steer was stolen from the yard on Finning, off...

Lumby Drug Bust

Jun 14, 2007 / 6:00 am

Lumby RCMP spent the better part of Tuesday sifting through a large marijuana grow-op. Police, with the assistance of air and dog support, located the grow-op in a rural area off Rawlings Lake Road. RCMP discovered more than 2,000 plants in various stages of production both inside and outside the...

Josh Dyck Return Delayed

Jun 13, 2007 / 2:30 pm

Four year old Josh Dyck won't be coming home to Summerland Wednesday after all. A sudden turn of events associated with the trach he wears for breathing has caused doctors to keep him at Vancouver's Children's Hospital a little longer. They are hoping he can still leave sometime next week. The...

Lack Of Water A Problem

Jun 13, 2007 / 5:00 am

Low water pressure hampered Westside firefighters as they battled a blaze in the Westview Village Mobile Home Park in May. Westside Fire Chief, Wayne Schnitzler, says this is not an isolated problem. Schnitzler says there are several areas on the Westside where water pressure or a lack of...

Plastic Recycle A Hit

Jun 12, 2007 / 9:00 am

The Regional District is calling a new plastics recycling program a hit just four months after its implementation. In February of this year, the Regional Waste Reduction Office made changes to what could and could not be included in the blue bag recycling program. Household plastic containers and...

Glass Recycling Rising

Jun 11, 2007 / 9:00 am

Central Okanagan residents have recycled 12 tonnes more glass this Spring then they did to this point in 2006. This despite the fact you have to take your glass jars and containers to recycling depots and bottle depots. In February, the Regional District eliminated glass from those materials...

Ticketing Non-Recyclers

Jun 11, 2007 / 5:00 am

Paper and cardboard have been banned from local landfills since 1993, but last year about 28,000 tonnes were still thrown in the garbage and not recycled. To help reduce this volume of paper and cardboard disposed in landfills, the Regional District will start warning, and then ticketing, residents...

Busted in Enderby

Jun 10, 2007 / 5:00 am

The Mountie always gets his man - that's how the old saying goes. Friday morning about 8:30, the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP General Investigation Section carried out a search warrant on the residential suite of Enderby Lodge. Operating under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the officers...

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