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Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 18, 2006 / 10:03 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-Sept-15 2006-24756 Theft from a vehicle in the Cosens Bay Rd area. The wallet contained Id and credit cards. 2006-24763 Theft...

Joyriding On Greyhound

Sep 17, 2006 / 6:34 am

Seems like he wanted to do the driving himself. RCMP in Enderby are looking for a man who took a Greyhound bus for a joyride Saturday morning. RCMP were alerted to a Greyhound bus driving through residential neighbourhoods in Enderby. Greyhound officials say the bus should have been at the...

Highway 97 Fatal

Sep 16, 2006 / 6:06 am

One person is dead following a two vehicle accident which closed Highway 97 1.5km south of Oyama Road shortly after 7pm Friday night. RCMP at the scene say a woman lost control of her southbound vehicle, crossed the centre line and collided with a northbound vehicle. The woman died at the...

Gr. Vernon Water Advisory

Sep 15, 2006 / 5:08 pm

Greater Vernon Services News Release Greater Vernon Services - Water has issued a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for ALL customers receiving water from Greater Vernon Services except for customers on the Antwerp Springs Well source in the Lavington area. This now includes West Kal Intake. Current water...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 14, 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-Sept-13 2006-24499 Theft from a vehicle in the 4100 block of Pleasant Valley Rd in Vernon. A driver’s side window was broken...

Vernon Bank Robbery

Sep 14, 2006 / 8:03 am

Another robbery at a bank in Vernon -- this time the Royal Bank in Polson Place Mall. RCMP say a man entered the bank shortly before 4pm on Wednesday, waited in line, then approached a teller and made verbal threats. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police arrived a short...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 12, 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-Sept-11 2006-24398 B&E and theft from business in the 4300 block of 25th Ave in Vernon. Two businesses were entered and it is not...


Car Thieves Napping

Sep 12, 2006 / 11:00 am

They were caught sleeping on the job. Four Calgary residents have been charged with possession of stolen property after they were found sleeping in a couple of stolen vans Monday night. Vernon RCMP say they were on regular patrols shortly before midnight when they discovered two vans suspiciously...

Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sep 12, 2006 / 10:00 am

Freedom for this man only lasted a week. A 24 year old Vernon man is back behind bars after being charged in connection with an armed robbery at the Corner Grocery Shell convenience store Sunday night. Vernon RCMP say the man entered the store shortly after 9 o'clock Sunday and threatened the...

Westside Blooming

Sep 11, 2006 / 7:00 pm

For the second year in a row the Westside has been recognized as one of the Most Beautiful Communities in the province! And for the second straight time the community has received the prestigious Five Bloom rating, the highest possible award from the BC Communities in Bloom competition...

Former NHL'er Charged

Sep 11, 2006 / 4:30 pm

Sasha Lakovic, a career minor leaguer, who spent parts of three seasons in the NHL has been charged with assault. The charge stems from an incident at the Vernon Lodge August 8 in connection with an assault on a hotel security guard. RCMP allege at the time of the incident, the guard was...

Ferry Creek Fire

Sep 10, 2006 / 11:30 am

A lightning storm through the Monashee Mountains Saturday kept BC Forest Services crews hopping. A spokesperson says 47 lightning strikes were reported, with 37 turning out to be actual fires. The largest of those is in Ferry Creek, about 43 km southeast of Vernon. The fire is about 325 hectares...

Open Burning Delayed

Sep 9, 2006 / 9:00 am

The start of the opening burning season in the Central Okanagan has been delayed. Regional fire chiefs have decided that in light of the extremely dry conditions, the high fire hazard and the poor air quality resulting from smoke from forest fires burning near the Canada-US border, that the start...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 8, 2006 / 10:04 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-Sept-08 2006-23873 B&E and theft to a residence in the 4200 block of 12th St in Vernon. Meat was stolen from the...

Water Shut Down

Sep 8, 2006 / 7:24 am

There will be a emergency shut down for the Rose Valley, Sun View, Caledonia, Sussex, areas and Lakeview Heights North East of Hudson Road today from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For the above-mentioned areas, the District has ordered that no water (including irrigation and all indoor appliances) be used...

Electoral Boundary Reform

Sep 7, 2006 / 4:00 pm

British Columbia’s three-member Electoral Boundaries Commission is embarking on a province-wide consultation to seek public input on the number, boundaries and names of BC’s provincial electoral districts as well as the number of members that should be in the Legislative Assembly. “Under BC...

Stolen Van Trashed

Sep 7, 2006 / 3:00 pm

Vernon RCMP arrested a couple of teenage males following the theft and destruction of a mini van early Wednesday morning. The teens, aged 15 and 18, were nabbed shortly after the stolen mini-van was found in the backyard of a home on Kalamalka Drive. The van had flipped numerous times on its...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 7, 2006 / 11:30 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-Sept-06 2006-23768 Theft of a blue Raleigh ladies bike from the 4900 block of Heritage Dr in Vernon the bike was in the...

Grow-Op Dismantled

Sep 7, 2006 / 6:14 am

The RCMP helicopter assisted local mounties in taking down an outdoor marijuana grow operation on Tuesday. In all, more than 1500 plants and grow-op related items were seized in a rural area near Philpott Road off Highway 33. The investigation continues.

New IPE Record

Sep 6, 2006 / 3:00 pm

The Interior Provincial Exhibition has once again surpassed the expectation of the Board of Directors and Volunteers who have brought the Fair to the North Okanagan for what is now 107 years. Total attendance for this year's Fair just broke through the 130,000 mark, surpassing the previous record...
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