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Vernon Hit & Run

Apr 21, 2007 / 12:30 pm

Vernon RCMP are looking for an SUV driver following a hit and run Thursday. Police say just after noon, a woman was struck by a vehicle on 32nd Street, near the Bank of Montreal on 30th Avenue. The vehicle then took off South on 30th. The victim was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with...

Spallumcheen Grow-Op

Apr 21, 2007 / 8:30 am

RCMP in Vernon have four people in custody after a marijuana grow-op was discovered at a home in the Township of Spallumcheen. Police say events began Thursday evening when they were called to investigate a firearms complaint in the Eagle Rock area. RCMP say an overwhelming odour of marijuana led...

Crime Of The Week

Apr 20, 2007 / 2:00 pm

The North Okanagan/Shuswap Crime Stoppers Crime of the week: File number2007-9048 Date of offence April 19th at 12:10 hrs. On April 19th right around noon a 31 year old female was walking south bound on 32nd Street in Vernon near the Bank of Montreal. She was struck by a vehicle coming out of...

Shannon Lake Development

Apr 20, 2007 / 9:30 am

A development permit has been issued to Catana Developments for a proposed 110-unit residential complex in the Shannon Lake area. The Regional Board approved the multiple family development which will sit on a 1.71 hectare parcel of land along Tuscany Drive. The development includes 64 apartment...

Road Checks Coming

Apr 19, 2007 / 11:00 am

Vernon RCMP are giving motorists a heads-up. They'll be out in force this coming weekend targeting drinking and driving, aggressive drivers and seatbelt violators. Police say road checks could be set up anywhere and at anytime. There will be a zero tolerance for offenders. If you're caught, you...

Vernon Man Located

Apr 19, 2007 / 7:30 am

A missing Vernon man has turned up in Banff. Bernd Tilse, 65, disappeared three months ago and police began looking for him after Tilse's sister from Germany reported him missing. RCMP discovered Tilse was three months late on his rent. It was suspected Tilse was in Banff. Police say they've...

Crystal May Be Included

Apr 18, 2007 / 2:00 pm

The Regional Board has given first reading to an application that would see the Westside Official Community Plan boundary extended to include Crystal Mountain Resort. A public hearing on the extension will be held once the board receives clarification regarding water supplies, proposed land...

Vernon Scam Artists

Apr 18, 2007 / 10:00 am

Vernon RCMP say it's a scam. They say two people are going door to door in the North Okanagan community claiming to represent a legitimate non-profit organization. 'We responded to a complaint yesterday where a couple were going door to door soliciting for funds for the Foster Parents...

Ensign On Gravel Pit

Apr 18, 2007 / 5:00 am

The man at the centre of the proposed gravel pit on Petterson Road on the Westside claims he is just as frustrated as local residents over the way his and other sand and gravel extraction applications are handled. Rusty Ensign, who attended Monday night's Regional District Board meeting, says...

Aggressive Drivers Targeted

Apr 16, 2007 / 1:00 pm

Local RCMP were out in force Saturday targeting aggressive drivers in the Westbank and Peachland areas. Police say the stretch of Highway 97 between the Summerland border and the Okanagan Lake Floating Bridge has been the scene of nine fatal accidents and 326 injury accidents over the past three...

Vernon Neighbourhood Hub

Apr 15, 2007 / 4:00 pm

A $100,000 grant to the First Nations Friendship Centre will support development of a neighbourhood hub in downtown Vernon, Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen announced. "This funding will support renovations at the friendship centre, where families can have one-stop access...

Smoke Alarm Campaign

Apr 15, 2007 / 11:00 am

Westside Fire and Rescue holds its third annual Community Smoke Alarm Campaign Saturday, April 21. This year's campaign will take place at the Princess and Paradise Mobile Home Parks on Boucherie Road, from 11 am until 2 pm. Public Fire & Life Safety Educator, Debbie Dupasquier, says...

Keep It Clean: Findlater

Apr 13, 2007 / 7:00 am

The Chairman of the now disbanded Westside Governance Committee hopes the campaign leading up to a June referendum is clean. Over the past number of weeks, two organizations have been formed, one in favour of amalgamation, the other supporting incorporation. Doug Findlater, who will not declare...

More Care Beds

Apr 13, 2007 / 6:45 am

Interior Health is adding 95 new residential care beds in three communities throughout the interior. Forty-two beds will be constructed in Armstrong, 24 in Merritt and 29 in 100 Mile House. All are being added to current facilities. "These additional residential care beds will go towards...

Dinwoodie Weighs In

Apr 12, 2007 / 10:30 am

The first bombshell in the debate over Westside Governance came from an unexpected source Wednesday night. Westside Electoral Area Director, Aaron Dinwoodie, shocked many of his fellow committee members when he used a debate over whether members should make their personal feelings known to make...

Referendum A Go!

Apr 12, 2007 / 5:00 am

The stage is set. The Westside Governance Committee unanimously approved a motion setting the stage for Westside taxpayers to determine their own future. The vote, according to Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Lois-Leah Goodwin, will most likely take place June 16. On Wednesday evening,...

Peachland Water Advisory

Apr 11, 2007 / 2:19 pm

A Water Quality Advisory is in effect for customers of the District of Peachland. Testing shows that water quality is FAIR due to increased turbidity, or cloudiness. The District of Peachland and Interior Health recommend that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone...

Missing Vernon Senior

Apr 11, 2007 / 1:00 pm

A missing Vernon senior may have surfaced in Banff. Bernd Tilse, 65, disappeared three months ago. Police began looking for him after Tilse's sister from Germany reported him missing. RCMP discovered Tilse was three months late on his rent and had recently lost his job. Vernon RCMP say Tilse may...

More Help For Jonathan

Apr 11, 2007 / 9:00 am

The Cops for Kids Foundation has come through with $5000 for a Westside family that needs the money to pay medical-travel expenses. Jonathan Neitsch, 13, has to go to Vancouver soon for chemotherapy and the cheque from Cops for Kids makes it possible for his mother to rent a van and drive her son...

Final Governance Meeting

Apr 10, 2007 / 11:00 am

The Westside Governance Committee meets for the final time on Wednesday evening. The committee will hear presentations on the public communications program, results from Kelowna's meeting on Tuesday, a presentation from the province regarding ballot questions, a referendum date and the phasing in...

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