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Surprise Guilty Plea

Nov 4, 2006 / 4:00 pm

Accused killer Rene Joseph Therrien has admitted to the murder of Derk Roelfsema and Audrey Foster of Enderby. The trial was into its second week when the 35 year old Quebec resident plead guilty to second-degree murder. Therrien was originally charged with two counts of first-degree murder in...

Murder Suspect Loose

Nov 4, 2006 / 3:00 pm

A man charged with attempted murder may be on the loose in the BC Interior. Chase RCMP says Clayton Shane Danchuk, 37, was released on bail October 27. Police say he has since breached conditions set out for his release, and was last seen November 1 near Merritt. Police are concerned Danchuk may...

Remains Identified

Nov 4, 2006 / 9:30 am

RCMP in Salmon Arm have put a name to human remains found in the Mount Ida area late last month. Police have identified the remains as those of Luc Laberge of Montreal. Laberge, 40, was reported missing on May 25, 2001. While the cause of death has not been determined, police do not suspect...

Westbank Hit & Run

Nov 2, 2006 / 4:08 pm

Westbank RCMP are looking for a vehicle that failed to remain at the scene of an accident. Just after noon Thursday, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Shannon Lake Road next to the golf course. The driver of the first vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to KGH by ambulance,...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Nov 2, 2006 / 2:30 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-Nov-01 2006-29271 Theft from a vehicle in the 7800 block of Giles Dr in Coldstream. A blank cheque was stolen and then cashed at...

Prevent Snowmobile Theft

Nov 2, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Sledding season is fast approaching, and with the cold weather, powder snow and snowmobile enthusiasts come those who want to take your sled without your permission. Yes, snowmobile thieves are out there, but there are a few ways you can protect your investment. Courtesy of the Snowmobile...

Strike Hits SRI Homes

Nov 2, 2006 / 10:49 am

SRI Homes in Lake Country is behind a picket line for the first time in 43 years. Employees, members of the United Steelworkers Union, local 1-423, launched legal strike action Thursday morning. The last agreement between the two sides expired June 30 of this year. Company officials say an offer...

Vernon Gas Robbery

Nov 1, 2006 / 3:15 pm

Vernon RCMP are trying to locate a robber. A man robbed the Super Save Gas on 32nd St. Tuesday. He told the clerk he had a weapon but didn't produce one. Police did find a suspect who was questioned but released. The suspect is described as 5’9” with a black balaclava type face covering, a...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Oct 31, 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-Oct-30 2006-29020 B&E and theft to a locked compound in the 8100 block of Hwy 97. A lock was cut off the gate and a truck along...

Regional Board Highlights

Oct 31, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Westside Roads Study Adopted The Regional Board has adopted the Westside Roads Study. During the past year, EBA Consultants Limited conducted an analysis of actual road surface conditions in the Westside Electoral Area and combined that with data collected by the Ministry of Transportation. The...

Vernon Fire: Update

Oct 31, 2006 / 9:29 am

Officials say the cause of Monday's structure fire in Vernon does not appear to be suspicious. A storage building at 711 Waddington Drive caught fire shortly after 4:30 p.m. Vernon Fire Chief, Johnny Lysholm, says the arch structure is a write-off. "It's an older structure with arch beams....

Spectacular Vernon Fire

Oct 30, 2006 / 7:30 pm

Vernon fire crews on the scene of a spectacular fire on Waddington Drive. Early reports say the fire is at the Ace Courier building. The first reports of the fire came in before 5 pm tonight and crews are still on the scene. Lieutenant Forsheck of the Vernon Fire Department says he's not aware...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Oct 30, 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-Oct-27 2006-28719 Theft of a scooter in the 4400 block of 9th St in Vernon. The scooter was a red Yamaha BWS scooter and it was...

Halloween Safety

Oct 30, 2006 / 1:00 pm

Halloween is a frightfully fun time for children and the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation reminds drivers and parents to make sure that Halloween night doesn’t turn into a child’s worst nightmare. See and be seen is the key message from the BCAA TSF. Allan Lamb, Executive Director of the BCAA...

Human Remains Update

Oct 30, 2006 / 12:26 pm

It'll be the end of the week before police can identify human remains found in the North Okanagan. A hunter discovered the remains in the Mount Ida area Thursday, October 26. Salmon Arm RCMP say the remains have been there for three to five years. Police believe they know who the victim is....

Halloween Party Stabbing

Oct 30, 2006 / 10:47 am

One man is in hospital and another faces assault charges following a stabbing at a Halloween party early Sunday morning in Vernon. RCMP say an 18 year old man suffered stab wounds to his arm and abdomen during the incident. He remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A second...

Vernon Woman Sues Cops

Oct 30, 2006 / 10:30 am

A Vernon woman wants the cops in Edmonton to pay. Kristin Wilson, 20, was in the Alberta city during last springs Stanley Cup playoffs when she says she was struck in the face by a city police officer while her hands were cuffed behind her back. The incident took place during a wild party on...

Westside Trailer Fire

Oct 29, 2006 / 6:14 am

A trailer fire kept the Westside Fire Department busy Saturday night. It started about 7:30 in the Princess Mobile Home Park on Boucherie Road. Fire officials say the blaze appeared to have started in the area of some firewood piled up on the front porch. The fire extended to the attic and the...

Human Remains Found

Oct 28, 2006 / 10:21 am

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating the discovery of human remains. A hunter made the discovery in the Mount Ida area on Thursday, October 26. RCMP say they believe they know the identity of the deceased, however the name is being withheld pending the result of a pathological exam and...

Westbank Assault Robbery

Oct 27, 2006 / 2:00 pm

Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with a robbery and assault on Kelowna's Westside. The incident happened last Tuesday at the Westbank McDonald's where a janitor was assaulted by the two suspects. Police say the janitor was stopped by the two suspects as he was driving out of...

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