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Highway 97 Crash

Feb 4, 2007 / 9:19 pm

Traffic was backed up along Highway 97 just south of the Predator Ridge turn-off Sunday afternoon as a result of a three car crash. The accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Witnesses at the scene say a northbound blue station wagon appeared to lose control, cross the centre-line and slide...

Super Sunday Is Here

Feb 4, 2007 / 5:00 am

Nothing dares compete with Super Sunday. Super Bowl XLI will be viewed by hundreds of millions worldwide. Both the NHL and NBA both schedule games early enough in the day to ensure nobody misses the 3:18 p.m. Pacific Time kickoff. Most television networks schedule re-runs of their popular...

Strange Salmon Arm B&E

Feb 2, 2007 / 2:30 pm

He broke in. He ate. He left. RCMP are looking for a man who entered a Salmon Arm home near 20th Avenue and Okanagan Avenue sometime before 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say the homeowner heard a noise in the kitchen and discovered a man eating from the refrigerator. The suspect fled the...

Vernon Water Advisory

Feb 2, 2007 / 9:27 am

Greater Vernon Services-Water in conjunction with Interior Health has issued a "Boil Water Notice" for customers in the North BX, Old Kamloops Rd and Stepping Stones area. This includes the Swan Lake area, areas of the BX lying north of BX creek including Pleasant Valley Road, Silver Star Road...

Westbank Bait Car Theft

Feb 2, 2007 / 5:00 am

It's a first for Westbank. Two teens have been arrested after yet another Bait Car theft --- this time in Westbank. RCMP say the vehicle was activated late Wednesday night from downtown Westbank. A short time later, the vehicle was stopped by police. Two Westbank teens, age 16 and 17 were...

Robber Means Business

Feb 1, 2007 / 10:07 am

Vernon RCMP have released dramatic pictures of an armed robbery at Coyote Creek Liquor Store Wednesday night. Police says a masked man pointed a revolver-style handgun at the clerk and demanded money. He took the cash and made his escape in an older, grey, two-door sedan or hatchback with a loud...

Falkland Auto Thefts

Jan 31, 2007 / 5:00 pm

A warning for Falkland residents. Lock up your cars and remove all valuables. RCMP issued the warning after at least seven vehicles were broken into Monday night. Police say three of the vehicles were unlocked while the thief needed to force his way into the other four. Vernon RCMP believe the...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Jan 31, 2007 / 11:10 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). 2007-January-30 2007-2169 Theft from a vehicle in the 5800 block of Westwind Rd in Falkland. The faceplate to the stereo as well as...

Armed Robber Confesses

Jan 30, 2007 / 2:00 pm

A guilty conscience has caught up with a Vernon man wanted for armed robbery. The man robbed the Lake View Market in Vernon in July, 2005. He was armed with a knife and got away with some cigarettes after failing to steal the cash. Vernon RCMP say the man turned himself in to police Monday and...

Fatal Fire Merritt

Jan 29, 2007 / 2:11 pm

A grim reminder to check your smoke alarms and make sure you have an extinguisher in your home following a fatal house fire in the Merritt area. It happened Saturday evening when officials were dispatched to a home in the 2100 block of Clarke Avenue. The place was fully engulfed when...

Vernon Cat Burglar

Jan 29, 2007 / 11:54 am

A Vernon man is facing several charges after allegedly breaking into two occupied homes Sunday. Police say the suspect broke into a residence in the 500 block of Tern Place at 3 am. The owners woke up to find the suspect standing at the foot of their bed -- armed with a hammer. The man fled as...

Lavington Drug Bust

Jan 27, 2007 / 6:23 am

Two men and a woman are in police custody after a home was raided east of Vernon in the small community of Lavington. Inside the home in the 9000 block of Park Lane, Vernon RCMP discovered 225 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, marijuana cultivation equipment and a rifle. The owner...

BC Chief Demands Apology

Jan 26, 2007 / 3:30 pm

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs wants an apology. Grand Chief, Stewart Phillip, has demanded an apology from Conservative MP Colin Mayes. The Okanagan-Shuswap MP is in hot water after responding "good joke," to an email joke titled "Tim Horton's Tonto." The joke, written in broken English,...

Email Joke Slammed

Jan 25, 2007 / 3:41 pm

A racist joke has landed Conservative MP Colin Mayes in hot water. The federal Liberals are demanding the Okanagan-Shuswap MP step down as Chair of the Parliamentary Aboriginal Affairs committee and apologize to Canada's First Nations People. In October of last year, Mayes received a joke via...

Robber Changed His Mind

Jan 25, 2007 / 3:30 pm

Gimme your money --- Just kidding! Vernon RCMP are looking for a man who attempted to rob the Denny's Restaurant Wednesday evening. Police say the man told the cashier he had a gun and wanted the money in the till. When she informed the suspect the till was empty and she would have to get the...

Vernon Pub Robber Sought

Jan 25, 2007 / 1:30 pm

Vernon RCMP are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection with a robbery at the Squires Four Beer & Wine Store. Police say the man entered the store shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, grabbed a cooler then told the cashier he was there to rob the place. He grabbed the cash from the till and...

Vernon Assault

Jan 24, 2007 / 10:30 am

Police are recommending charges against two Vernon men who allegedly assaulted a woman. The attack occurred on Monday night when a woman escaped from a home and ran to a nearby Sikh temple. She told police the suspects held her against her will and assaulted her. Police searched the home and...

Harvey Going To Jail

Jan 23, 2007 / 5:00 pm

Former Vernon Mayor Sean Harvey is headed to jail. He was under investigation following a CHBC News report last week that suggested he had breached his conditional release when he visited a Kelowna clothing store. Harvey resides in Salmon Arm. Harvey was subsequently arrested and told to...

Cops & Crimes Vernon

Jan 23, 2007 / 9:58 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). 2007-January-22 2007-1581 Theft from a freezer in the 700 block of Cliff Ave in Enderby. The lock was broken and the contents were...

Another Purse Snatching

Jan 22, 2007 / 9:48 am

Vernon RCMP are investigating another purse snatching. The latest one happened Sunday morning near the intersection of 31st and 33rd Avenue where the victim was pushed to the ground by a male. The suspect made off with the woman's purse. The woman suffered a broken leg during the assault. The...

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