Bush Boys Will Be Booted

Apr 2, 2004 / 4:09 pm
Their names are not really Tom and Will Green. RCMP say the two men dubbed the "bushboys of Vernon" are really Kyle and Roen Horn and they're from Roseville, California. The two made headlines several months ago after claiming to have lived in isolation with their parents in the Revelstoke area...

Vernon Murder Update

Apr 2, 2004 / 3:12 pm
A woman was still clinging to life when she was found leaning against the wall at Vernon Senior Secondary. A man discovered the woman while walking his dog Friday morning. A neighbour say the man who discovered the woman knocked on his door and told him to call 9-1-1. The woman was dead when...

Bush Boys Are From U.S.

Apr 2, 2004 / 12:24 pm
The mystery behind Vernon's so-called "bushboys" is beginning to unravel. Vernon RCMP say a family member of Will and Tom Green has contacted them after watching a documentary about the boys on TV this week. The family member says the two boys are from the U.S. The boys claimed they lived in...

Body Found In Vernon

Apr 2, 2004 / 10:35 am
A gruesome find in Vernon this morning. RCMP are investigating the discovery of a body on the grounds of Vernon Secondary School. It was discovered Friday morning by someone walking their dog. Police say the body is that of an adult female lying up against the school. The area has been...

Wild Boys In The News

Apr 1, 2004 / 3:05 pm
It's been a big week for wild boys Tom (23) and Will (16) Green. The boys claim they are brothers and grew up in the bush without outside contact other than their parents, Mary and Joseph. This week's CBC news television program "Disclosure" did a 15 minute segment on the two boys including an...

WFN Denies Accusations

Mar 30, 2004 / 5:00 pm
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says under the proposed Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement those who are non-band members will be denied the right to vote in Band Council Elections. But Band Chief Robert Louie says nothing could be further from the truth. "The vision for the WFN...

Summerland Woman Appealing

Mar 30, 2004 / 11:50 am
A Summerland woman convicted of trying to kill her husband with a gun is appealing her sentence. Dixie Lee Rogers, 58, was sentenced last week to four years in prison for trying to kill Ian Rogers in April 2002. The two had been having marital problems. Her lawyer says Rogers could be out of...

Vernon Record Temp

Mar 30, 2004 / 6:50 am
Kelowna got very close to setting a new weather record yesterday. The mercury in Kelowna soared to 20 degrees yesterday – just missing the old record high of 20.1 set back in 1994. Penticton enjoyed a high of 19 yesterday, missing the old mark of 22.0 that was set WAY BACK in 1966. Vernon on...

Lake Country Burning

Mar 29, 2004 / 6:00 am
Last week we published the following... "Outdoor burning is banned on all properties that are under two acres in size in the Westside and Ellison/Joe Rich Electoral Areas of the Regional District, in the City of Kelowna and in the District of Lake Country. The District of Peachland allows burning...

Governance Final Report

Mar 25, 2004 / 6:00 am
The work of the Westside Governance Committee on the Phase One study is nearing completion. The full Final Report – “Narrowing the Options”- will be presented to the public and discussed at a full public meeting tonight, 7 pm at Mount Boucherie School Gym. Downloadable copies of the report...

Yank Hiding In Vernon

Mar 17, 2004 / 4:31 pm
An American wanted for serious crimes is on the lam in the Okanagan. His name is Dwayne Gregory Lee Hulley and he's believed to be hidding out in the Vernon area. He was last seen in Monday near Lavington where he has relatives. Police tried to arrest him but had to get a search warrant and...

Westbank Power Back On

Mar 12, 2004 / 5:43 pm
About 3,400 people were affected by a power outage in Westbank and Glenrosa Friday. All the stores in the Westbank Towne Centre including Save on Foods were without power for close to two hours. And that caused a few problems for merchants. BC Hydro says a wire was down and that cut power to the...

He Won't Be Smiling Now

Mar 12, 2004 / 1:08 am
The Abbotsford man arrested yesterday in the Pinaus Lake area near Westwold is facing more charges. RCMP say James Douglas Campbell is now charged with three counts of break, enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, one count of possession of a firearm while prohibited and one count of...

Vernon Body Identified

Mar 12, 2004 / 1:05 am
The body of an adult male found Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Vernon creek near 25th Avenue has been identified as 30 year old Lightning John Wells of Vernon. Police conducted a thorough investigation at the scene and took the body to the morgue at Vernon Jubilee Hospital at 4:00 o'clock. An...

WFN Self Govt Closer

Mar 12, 2004 / 1:04 am
An agreement on self government for the Westbank First Nations is a little closer to being finalized. The bill made it through a parliamentary committee Thursday with all party support for the deal. It will probably be two weeks before the bill comes back to the House of Commons for third reading...

Body Found in Vernon Creek

Mar 11, 2004 / 7:53 pm
RCMP are investigating Wednesday morning's discovery of a body in Vernon Creek just below a pedestrian walkway. Media Relations Officer Cpl. Henry Proce says a man's body was found face down in the water about 9 am by a city worker who called 911. But it was too late and police roped off the area...

Okanagan Grow Ops Grounded

Mar 6, 2004 / 10:50 pm
It took 54 days and five South Okanagan Detachments but the RCMP have made significant progress in dismantling a number of marijuana grow operations. Police say a seven person Integrated Green Team used 13 search warrants and came up with 3,700 pot plants, 33 kilos of harvested marijuana, related...

Car Thief Still In Valley

Jan 31, 2004 / 1:00 am
A man being sought by area police is apparently still in the Okanagan Valley. The man was picked-up by a highway maintenance worker on the Coquihalla Sunday after his vehicle broke down. The worker drove the man to a maintenance compound where the suspect stole the worker's truck. It was later...
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