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Police Cars Rammed

Sep 28, 2006 / 10:40 am

A second Vernon police pursuit this week resulted in significant damage to two police cars after a fleeing car thief repeatedly rammed them while attempting to escape. The pursuit started at 8:45 pm Wednesday night when the owner of a 1989 Toyota 4-Runner spotted his own stolen vehicle northbound...

Bank Robber Arrested

Sep 28, 2006 / 9:14 am

Quick action by police resulted in the arrest of a male believed to be responsible for three robberies in Kamloops and two in Kelowna. Shortly before 3:00 pm yesterday afternoon a lone male entered the Scotia Bank on Summit Drive in Kamloops and demanded money. The male left the bank on foot with...

Vernon Watery Quality

Sep 27, 2006 / 2:00 pm

This is a reminder that 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. Sources affected are Kalamalka Lake - West Kal Intake and...

Fire Closes Gorman's

Sep 27, 2006 / 10:01 am

An early morning fire at Gorman Brothers Lumber in Westbank has forced the mill's closure -- at least temporarily. "The sawmill will definitely be closed at least through the weekend. Shipping and log receiving might remain operational," says company President Ron Gorman. He says there were...

Drugs & Cash Seized

Sep 25, 2006 / 11:15 am

Two Vernon men were arrested following a raid on a home in the 6000 block of Okanagan Landing Road September 20. Police seized 9.5 ounces of cocaine with a street value of about $26,000, more than $13,000 in cash, a quantity of marijuana and weapons including a crossbow and butterfly...

Glenrosa Brush Fire

Sep 25, 2006 / 11:00 am

Where there's smoke, there's fire! Thankfully in this case, the size of the fire didn't measure up to the amount of smoke. A small 10 foot by 10 foot fire in the bush just off the upper portion of Gates Road in Glenrosa caused quite a lot of commotion early Sunday evening. Assistant Westside...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 25, 2006 / 10:09 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-22 2006-25360 Theft from a vehicle in the area of the Legion on 31st Ave in Vernon. Two blue folding chairs were stolen from...
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Cities Win Bloom Contest

Sep 24, 2006 / 7:42 am

The City of Kelowna and the District of Summerland are the winners in the Canadian Classic Category of the 2006 National Edition of Communities in Bloom. The Canadian Classic is a category in which past winners were twinned with municipalities that had never participated in order to mentor them in...

Terasen - WFN Agreement

Sep 21, 2006 / 6:24 am

Terasen Gas and the Westbank First Nation have signed the first ever operating agreement between the gas utility and an aboriginal band. “This is an important step for us in terms of building on the strong relationships that the Kinder Morgan family of companies has with First Nation communities...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 20, 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-Sept-20 2006-25074 Theft of an ATV from a workshop in the 4500 block of Hallam Rd in Armstrong. The ATV was a 2001 Honda TRX 500...

Salmon Arm Missing Man

Sep 20, 2006 / 12:05 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP are seeking assistance from the public in locating a male reported missing by his family. Vernon George McLENNAN, 77 years old, departed from his residence in the Notch Hill area on July 18th, 2006, advising his wife he was going camping. His family has not heard from him since...

Okanagan HIV Staggering

Sep 20, 2006 / 11:00 am

The numbers are staggering. An estimated 1,500 people in the Okanagan are living with HIV. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, close to 30% don't even know they are carrying the disease. Even more alarming, more than 7,000 Okanagan residents are infected with Hepatitis C. Over...

North OK Traffic Safety

Sep 19, 2006 / 7:00 pm

North Okanagan Traffic Services, in conjunction with RCMP from Vernon and Kamloops conducted road checks on Highway 97 near Falkland recently. In all about 100 commercial and 500 other vehicles were checked. Twenty-seven violation tickets and nine notices and orders were issued to commercial...

Accident Victim ID'd

Sep 18, 2006 / 2:30 pm

Kelowna RCMP have identified the woman killed in a two vehicle accident on Highway 97, just south of Oyama Friday night. Victoria May Potter, 49, of Kelowna died at the scene. Police says Potter was travelling southbound when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the centre line and collided...

Vernon Car Thief In Custody

Sep 18, 2006 / 1:30 pm

Vernon RCMP have a car thief in custody following a lengthy chase. The chase began early Monday morning when police spotted a stolen pick-up near the intersection of 35th St and 27th Ave. An unmarked car followed it as far as the Okanagan Springs Brewery where the vehicle accelerated and sped...

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...
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