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Vernon Undercover Op

Jun 20, 2007 / 4:15 pm

A two week undercover operation targeting 'johns' and drug dealers in the North Okanagan has resulted in 25 charges, with Vernon police anticipating an additional seven charges to come. The undercover operation, running from May 30th to June 9th, was the second of its kind in Vernon this...

Senior Assaults Cops

Jun 19, 2007 / 11:30 am

Enderby RCMP learned the hard way --- don't tick off Grandma. A 76-year woman was taken into custody in Enderby after she assaulted two police officers. According to police, a lone female officer encountered a group of teens drinking near the Shuswap River Saturday evening. Three of the teens...

Missing Senior Update

Jun 18, 2007 / 9:00 pm

A 63-year-old resident of the Bear Lake Resort is missing. James Marvin Lynch was last seen at the resort on Thursday, June 14. Kelowna RCMP say Lynch's truck also went missing, although it has since been located in the area. Rural RCMP, the dog squad, the police helicopter from Kamloops and...

Construction Thefts

Jun 14, 2007 / 1:00 pm

The Vernon RCMP are asking the publics assistance to solve a number of equipment thefts that have occurred over the past few weeks. Two Caterpillar skid steers were stolen: the first skid steer was on a 16 foot trailer in the BX area. The second skid steer was stolen from the yard on Finning, off...

Lumby Drug Bust

Jun 14, 2007 / 6:00 am

Lumby RCMP spent the better part of Tuesday sifting through a large marijuana grow-op. Police, with the assistance of air and dog support, located the grow-op in a rural area off Rawlings Lake Road. RCMP discovered more than 2,000 plants in various stages of production both inside and outside the...

Josh Dyck Return Delayed

Jun 13, 2007 / 2:30 pm

Four year old Josh Dyck won't be coming home to Summerland Wednesday after all. A sudden turn of events associated with the trach he wears for breathing has caused doctors to keep him at Vancouver's Children's Hospital a little longer. They are hoping he can still leave sometime next week. The...

Lack Of Water A Problem

Jun 13, 2007 / 5:00 am

Low water pressure hampered Westside firefighters as they battled a blaze in the Westview Village Mobile Home Park in May. Westside Fire Chief, Wayne Schnitzler, says this is not an isolated problem. Schnitzler says there are several areas on the Westside where water pressure or a lack of...

Plastic Recycle A Hit

Jun 12, 2007 / 9:00 am

The Regional District is calling a new plastics recycling program a hit just four months after its implementation. In February of this year, the Regional Waste Reduction Office made changes to what could and could not be included in the blue bag recycling program. Household plastic containers and...

Glass Recycling Rising

Jun 11, 2007 / 9:00 am

Central Okanagan residents have recycled 12 tonnes more glass this Spring then they did to this point in 2006. This despite the fact you have to take your glass jars and containers to recycling depots and bottle depots. In February, the Regional District eliminated glass from those materials...

Ticketing Non-Recyclers

Jun 11, 2007 / 5:00 am

Paper and cardboard have been banned from local landfills since 1993, but last year about 28,000 tonnes were still thrown in the garbage and not recycled. To help reduce this volume of paper and cardboard disposed in landfills, the Regional District will start warning, and then ticketing, residents...

Busted in Enderby

Jun 10, 2007 / 5:00 am

The Mountie always gets his man - that's how the old saying goes. Friday morning about 8:30, the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP General Investigation Section carried out a search warrant on the residential suite of Enderby Lodge. Operating under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the officers...

Theft Suspect Busted

Jun 8, 2007 / 1:30 pm

A suspect in a theft is now facing drug charges after RCMP found quantities of crack cocaine and cash in a Vernon home. Vernon RCMP originally went to the residence on 24th Avenue to question a suspect regarding an earlier theft of a Vernon home. Upon arresting the suspect, the police noticed...

Ten Digit Dialing Coming

Jun 7, 2007 / 10:30 am

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that effective September 12, 2008, 10-digit local dialing will be required for all local calls in British Columbia. To prevent the exhaustion of telephone numbers in the area code 250 region, 10-digit dialing...

Young Kelowna Talent

Jun 5, 2007 / 7:00 am

Some Westbank elementary school students will be given a free concert Tuesday by an up-and-coming Kelowna musician. Jackson Cook is a 13-year-old Kelowna resident who is making great headway in the music business, heving already recorded a CD in Los Angeles. He's performing Tuesday at about 10:15...

Cops & Crimes - Vernon

Jun 4, 2007 / 10:34 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). 2007-13317 9400 block Hwy 97, break and enter to business, rock thrown through window. 2007-13513 3300 block Powerhouse Rd, Armstrong,...

Lightning Sparks Fire

Jun 4, 2007 / 9:30 am

The lightning storm that travelled through the region early Monday morning sparked a small fire. Forestry firefighters are up around Rabbit Creek in the Big White area battling a burn considered just a spot fire. Six crew members are on the scene. Fire information officer Karlie Shaughnessy...

Crash Victim Identified

Jun 4, 2007 / 8:10 am

Kelowna RCMP are looking for witnesses following a fatal single vehicle accident. A young Kelowna man died after losing control of his 1990 Nissan at around 3 o'clock Sunday morning. The car was found at the bottom of an embankment off Highway 33 near Garner Road in the Black Mountain area....

Open Fire Reminder

Jun 1, 2007 / 4:30 pm

With hot weather expected to continue, the Kamloops Fire Centre is asking the public's assistance in exercising caution when enjoying the outdoors this weekend. Campfires are still permitted but the fire centre has implemented open fire restrictions at all elevations for category 1, 2 and 3...

Rural Property Taxes

Jun 1, 2007 / 2:30 pm

As property tax time nears, the Regional District reminds rural property owners taxes are not collected by the district. Regional District Communications Coordinator, Bruce Smith, says every year property owners come into the KLO Road office to pay their bills. "Taxes for Regional District...

Baby At Bush Party

Jun 1, 2007 / 1:30 pm

Vernon RCMP have taken a three-month-old baby from its parents after responding to a complaint of a late night outdoor party. Police arrived at the intersection of Kal Lake Rd and Kalavista drive in Coldstream early Friday morning to find six young adults intoxicated and standing by a 1987...

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