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Bizarre Three Car Crash

Dec 8, 2006 / 3:30 pm

A bizarre set of events occurred as part of a serious accident Thursday evening. Kelowna's RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist is assisting the Salmon Arm RCMP in their investigation of a three-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:20 December 7 about 4 km west of Salmon Arm on the #1 Highway. A blue...

Hit And Run Driver Sought

Dec 8, 2006 / 1:30 pm

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run in Salmon Arm. Thursday, December 7, between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m., an older model teal green or light blue pickup truck struck a 16-year-old female at the crosswalk between Tim Horton's and...

Christmas Music Launch

Dec 7, 2006 / 4:30 pm and 101.5 SILK-FM have partnered together to bring Internet Christmas Radio to Castanet viewers. Commercial-free and uninterrupted Christmas music can be enjoyed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, simply by clicking on the link on the left side of the Castanet home page. Upon...

Vernon RCMP Retirement

Dec 7, 2006 / 3:30 pm

In a surprise decision yesterday afternoon, Inspector Clair HAYWARD, the officer in charge of Vernon/North Okanagan Detachment, announced his intention to retire from the RCMP. Inspector Hayward has been a member of the RCMP for over 36 years and has been a resident of Vernon for the past 10...

Person Of Interest Nabbed

Dec 7, 2006 / 1:00 pm

A Lake Country man has been deemed a person of interest in connection with a break and entry and sexual assault in Armstrong, December 1. Vargha Fahandez Saadi, 24, was arrested Wednesday night on unrelated charges of break and enter and possession of stolen property. Those charges stem from a...

Dreamlift A Success

Dec 7, 2006 / 11:00 am

It's a jam-packed day, but one a group of children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses will never forget. More than 80 kids from the Interior, including 27 from the Central Okanagan, took part in the Sunshine Dreamlift to Disneyland on Wednesday. The Sunshine Dreamlift...

Sexual Assault Update

Dec 6, 2006 / 5:00 pm

Update: RCMP have released a composite drawing of the suspect described in the following news story about an incident December 1 in Armstrong. A sexual predator is on the loose in the North Okanagan. RCMP say a man entered an unlocked home in the 9200 block of Highway 97 in Armstrong shortly...

Vernon RV Theft

Dec 6, 2006 / 9:54 am

Vernon RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating a stolen holiday trailer. The RV was stolen from a residence on Upland Drive in Coldstream on December 4. There were no witnesses to the theft. No suspects have been identified. The RV is a 24 foot White 2006 Corsair, valued at...

Recycle X-Mas Lights

Dec 5, 2006 / 6:00 pm

With the arrival of December, the holiday season is in full swing. Many people are replacing their old strings of Christmas lights and decorating their homes with new energy efficient lights. The Waste Reduction Department of the Regional District of North Okanagan would like to let residents...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Dec 5, 2006 / 4:00 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-Dec-04 2006-31915 B&E and theft to a business in the 200 block of Emery Rd in Vernon. A cash box was stolen. 2006-31955 B&E...

Vernon Fraud

Dec 5, 2006 / 2:30 pm

A Vernon woman faces numerous charges after more than $100,000 was discovered missing from a company's books. RCMP say an employee of the Monahan Agency Book Distribution Company contacted them after noticing discrepancies in the company's bookkeeping. A forensic audit was conducted for the years...

Vernon Adds Third Dog

Dec 5, 2006 / 6:00 am

Vernon RCMP is proud to announce that, thanks to increased funding from the City of Vernon, they have been able to add a third dog and handler to the Police Dog Section. Cst. K. RUTTEN and 'Bak' have recently arrived from Prince George Detachment. They join Cst. J. St. AMAND, his dog 'Phazer' and...

Holiday Enforcement

Dec 4, 2006 / 1:00 pm

RCMP are out in full force with their holiday Counter Attack campaign. Counter Attack runs throughout the month of December and the first part of January. During a two day enforcement blitz in Golden, December 1 and 2, RCMP roadblocks stopped more than 4,100 vehicles. At that time, seven arrests...

Okanagan Top Destination

Dec 4, 2006 / 10:30 am

The word is officially out: BC’s Okanagan Valley, dubbed by some as Napa North, and by others as the Tuscany of Canada, is a top travel destination for 2007, in the eyes of Frommer’s, whose collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as a popular...

Hawk Set Free

Dec 3, 2006 / 7:00 pm

It was seven degrees below zero as the volunteers for South Okanagan Rehab Centre for Owls released a red-tail hawk at the north end of Vaseux Lake. The mature bird was collected from a farm residence near Penticton three weeks ago where it had been found in a chicken coop. The farmer could have...

Mail Deadlines

Dec 3, 2006 / 2:00 pm

Mailing deadlines are looming quickly if you want your cards and packages to arrive at their destinations for Christmas. Canada Post suggests items headed for the US be in the mail by December 9 to catch the Air Mail time frame. Surface mail should have gone out by November 25. Items headed for...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Dec 1, 2006 / 5:00 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-Nov-29 2006-31522 B&E and theft to a residence in the 5200 block of 25th Ave in Vernon. The rear door was broken in and at the...

Holiday Train

Dec 1, 2006 / 11:00 am

After more than seven months of planning, the 2006 CPR Holiday Train is again ready to raise awareness, money and food for Canadian food banks. Today, the magical 'train of lights' begins its spirited cross-country journey from Beaconsfield, Quebec, eventually completing its trek in Port Moody, BC...

High Speed Chase

Nov 30, 2006 / 1:00 pm

He was chased down and caught. In a high speed pursuit on the Connector this morning, Merritt and Westbank RCMP members caught and captured a suspect believed responsible for at least two random hospital parkade stabbings. The RCMP helicopter was used in coordinating the pursuit from the...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Nov 29, 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-Nov-27 2006-31368 Theft from a vehicle in the 2100 block of 32nd Ave in Vernon. A Motorola cell phone was stolen. 2006-31379...

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