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New IPE Record

Sep 6, 2006 / 3:00 pm

The Interior Provincial Exhibition has once again surpassed the expectation of the Board of Directors and Volunteers who have brought the Fair to the North Okanagan for what is now 107 years. Total attendance for this year's Fair just broke through the 130,000 mark, surpassing the previous record...

Westside Water Woes

Sep 6, 2006 / 2:18 pm

There will be a scheduled shut down for the Rose Valley, Sun View, Caledonia, Sussex, areas and Lakeview Heights North East of Hudson Road on Friday, September 8th, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. A leak has been found on a section of transmission main feeding the Lakeview Irrigation District between...

AIDS In The Okanagan

Sep 6, 2006 / 2:00 pm

This month, several walks and events will take place across the province to promote awareness of HIV and AIDS. Twenty-two newly identified HIV cases were reported in Interior Health in 2005, matching the number of newly identified cases in 2004. “No new infections should be our ultimate goal,...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 6, 2006 / 9:52 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). 2006-Sept-05 2006-23638 Theft from a vehicle in the 4100 block of Alexis Park Dr in Vernon. The driver’s door lock was damaged, the...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Sep 5, 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-Sept-01 2006-23200 Theft of a bike from the 5400 block of 25th Ave in Vernon. The bike was a metallic blue super cycle mountain...

Peachland Accident Update

Sep 5, 2006 / 10:54 am

Two drivers of a motorcycle involved in an accident in Peachland Monday night remain in hospital. The unidentified male driver was transported to Vancouver General Hospital for emergency surgery on a severely damaged foot. He remains in critical condition. His female passenger remains in Kelowna...

Peachland Accident

Sep 5, 2006 / 5:23 am

Two people are in KGH with serious head and body injuries following an accident involving a motorcycle and a car in Peachland Monday evening. RCMP say the vehicle was heading along Princeton Avenue when a motorcycle came around the corner in the opposite direction. The motorcycle was wobbling, at...

School Is In Today

Sep 5, 2006 / 5:00 am

An innovative lawn sign campaign sponsored by your local Autoplan broker means the chances of children getting to school safely this fall are brighter than ever. Twelve thousand bright yellow signs were distributed to more than 1,300 elementary schools throughout the province. The highly visible...

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...

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,...

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