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Peachland National Champ

Sep 2, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Kaitlyn Ficociello, Age 9 of Five Pine Ranch, and 2 year old mare Concentual Offer - brought home the Canadian National Championship Buckle. The Canadian National Quarter Horse Show was recently held in Red Deer, Alberta. Kaitlyn and Five Pine Ranch mare Concentual Offer - nicknamed 'Star',...

Accident Witnesses Sought

Sep 2, 2006 / 7:00 am

Rural RCMP are asking for the publics assistance following a single vehicle rollover early Friday morning on Highway 97C, about 35km west of Westbank. The accident occurred about 5am Friday involving a white Hyundai Excel. The female occupant of the vehicle was taken to KGH with serious non-life...

Running Out Of H2O

Sep 1, 2006 / 8:30 am

Can it happen here? The Tofino water crisis has prompted Castanet to resurrect a feature entitled Running Out Of H20. Some might find it hard to believe, but the Okanagan is on the verge of being tapped out. That according to local environmental consultant Brian Guy who spearheaded a seminar last...

Silver Star Reservoir

Aug 30, 2006 / 4:39 pm

Silver Star Resort near Vernon is setting the stage for a big announcement -- but first it has to dig a hole. The resort is in the midst of addressing a water shortage problem by digging a massive reservoir at the top of the hill. CEO Ian Grant says water concerns have kept developers away,...

Java Express Robbery

Aug 29, 2006 / 6:20 am

On Wednesday August 9th at 6:30 pm the Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a complaint that the Java Express Coffee Bar located at 190 Trans Canada Hwy had been robbed. Upon investigation it was learned that an adult male entered the business and produced a knife to one of the employees demanding money...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 28, 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-Aug-25 2006-22403 B&E and theft to a compound in the 4700 block of 23rd St in Vernon. The fence was cut and two Husqvarna...

Multiple Charges For Driver

Aug 27, 2006 / 6:37 am

Merritt RCMP have released the name of the Fort Nelson man being held on multiple charges in connection with the death of a Merritt woman. Baylen Luke Gillis, 23, remains in custody facing charges of impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death...
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Stolen Truck Recovered

Aug 26, 2006 / 12:00 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP recovered a stolen semi and trailer-----now, they need to find the contents. The semi was located Friday afternoon along Highway 1 near Tappen Esso. It had been stolen from Golden a day earlier. The semi contained a yellow John Deere excavator with "Gutland Brothers" painted on...

Vernon Bank Robbed

Aug 26, 2006 / 11:00 am

Vernon RCMP are looking for a lone male who robbed the Bank of Nova Scotia on 30th Ave Friday afternoon. RCMP say a man approached a teller and produced a note demanding cash. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The man fled on foot. He was last seen heading north on 33rd St....

Westbank Man Found

Aug 25, 2006 / 5:00 pm

Greg Booth, 26 yrs old, left his residence on Old Okanagan Hwy on August 22nd, 2006 at approximately 06:00 pm and has not returned since. He left on foot. He knows a limited number of people in the area as he moved from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan only two weeks ago. Greg Booth is Caucasian,...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 25, 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-Aug-25 2006-22272 B&E and theft to the Armstrong Pool office, a cordless phone, laptop computer and a stereo were...

Logan Lake Fatality

Aug 25, 2006 / 11:52 am

In the early part of Friday, Logan Lake RCMP with the assistance of Merritt Highway Patrol and the Criminal Crash Investigation Team investigated a fatal motor vehicle collision on Hwy 97C (Mamit Lake Road). Two vehicles were involved in the collision. A 36 year old female driver from Merritt,...

OK Similkameen News

Aug 24, 2006 / 2:00 pm

For the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen Corporate Board Meeting of August 17th, 2006. MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE STEERING COMMITTEE The Regional Board passed a resolution to support the Southern Pine Beetle Steering Committee subject to contributions of like funding from other partners in the...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 22, 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-Aug-21 2006-21921 B&E and theft to a residence in the Quail Vista Pl area of Vernon. Entry made through a garage window and items...

Regional District Highlights

Aug 22, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Sewer Servicing Strategy Updated The Regional Board has adopted an updated Sewer Servicing Strategy for the Glenrosa, Lakeview Heights and Casa Loma areas. The original policy for providing sewer services in those neighbourhoods is almost three years old and required updating and adjustments to...

Fire Closer To Border

Aug 21, 2006 / 6:42 pm

According to US reports, the Tripod and Spur Peak fires have burned together to create a 47,481 hectare fire and is within 24 kilometres of the Canadian border. BC Forest Service fire officials from the Kamloops Fire Centre will be meeting with their US counterparts tomorrow to discuss fire...

Westbank Man Missing

Aug 21, 2006 / 4:06 pm

Francis James ALEXANDER, 46 yrs old, left his Quail Lane Rd residence last evening in a blue 1987 Plymouth van bearing BC licence plate 820 ENE and failed to return. Francis ALEXANDER was on his way to mow a lawn on Pine Ridge Place in Westbank and was to return home afterward. It is apparently...

Harvey Pleads Guilty

Aug 21, 2006 / 3:37 pm

Disgraced former Vernon Mayor Sean Harvey has pleaded guilty in BC Supreme Court to breach of trust. Harvey resigned as mayor in July of 2005 after CHBC revealed he falsified some of his expenses for lavish meals and trips in the amount of about $14,000. In court Monday, Harvey admitted to...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Aug 21, 2006 / 12:52 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-Aug-18 2006-21619 Theft from a vehicle in the 2200 block of 58th Ave in Vernon. The tools were stolen from a Hino tool box from...

Fruit Industry's Future

Aug 21, 2006 / 8:30 am

The BC Fruit Growers’ Association has released the Discussion Paper on “The Future Development of the Tree Fruit Industry”. The Association will be seeking input from growers and the public on the future direction of the tree fruit industry from now until the end of October. The results...
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