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Vernon Women's Shelter

Jan 19, 2007 / 1:00 pm

Vernon is getting a much needed emergency women's shelter, albeit a temporary one. The Provincial Government has kicked in nearly $19,000 to help create an emergency women's shelter until the end of March. The City of Vernon is chipping in $5,000 while various agencies and organizations have...

Grow-Ops Cause Fires

Jan 19, 2007 / 9:34 am

Two fires in the Enderby area this month have direct links to marijuana grow-ops. Vernon RCMP Corporal Henry Proce says a shed fire on Riverside Drive January 2 was caused when the grower attempted to dry his product with a wood stove. Nearly 200 plants were seized. A male and female occupant...

Bonnie & Clyde Busted

Jan 15, 2007 / 5:00 pm

Bonnie and Clyde might be an appropriate label for these two alleged bank robbers. Vernon RCMP report that a man and woman wanted in connection with a bank robbery have been arrested and would appear to be responsible for a string of robberies across the country. The Vernon downtown robbery...

Homeowner Grant Changes

Jan 15, 2007 / 3:00 pm

In the wake of increased home values throughout the province and resulting concerns about the pain of potential tax hits, the BC Government has announced measures to help curb the impact for homeowners. "Measures that help people pay their property taxes and enable them to live where they choose...

Cops & Crimes Vernon

Jan 15, 2007 / 10:45 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-January-12 2007-902 Attempted theft of a snow blower in the 1100 block of Sicamous St. in Enderby. The machine was moved form the...

Record Snowpacks

Jan 14, 2007 / 5:00 am

The snow is piling up. Thanks to a succession of storms starting back in October, snowpacks that are well above normal have accumulated in much of the province. Record high values for the amount of snow in the mountains at the start of the year have been set in a number of locations on Vancouver...

First Nation Adv. Council

Jan 13, 2007 / 11:48 am

Showing sharp business sense since the 1960's, The Westbank First Nation continues to be one of the most economically successful Aboriginal communities in Canada. It operates under a self-government agreement initially signed back in October of 2003. Part of the First Nation's success lies in the...

Harvey Under Investigation

Jan 12, 2007 / 10:31 am

Corrections officials have launched an investigation into allegations that former Vernon Mayor Sean Harvey has breached the terms of his conditional release.   Harvey is serving a one-year conditional sentence at home after pleading guilty to defrauding Vernon taxpayers by abusing a city credit...

Vernon Girl Located

Jan 11, 2007 / 8:10 am

A young Vernon girl is back home with her mother. Megan Bazell, 15, was reported missing earlier this week after she disappeared from home Saturday, January 6. Her disappearance prompted her mother and RCMP to launch an extensive search on the streets and through the media. Vernon RCMP say Bazell...

Missing Vernon Girl

Jan 10, 2007 / 2:00 pm

Vernon RCMP are cranking up the search for a missing 15-year-old girl. Megan Bazell was last seen in bed at her Vernon home Saturday, January 6. She was reported missing the next day and she did not take her jacket and house keys with her. Corporal Henry Proce says they have reason to believe...

Christmas Day Assault

Jan 10, 2007 / 10:35 am

Vernon RCMP are still actively looking for three suspects wanted in connection with a vicious beating. The assault occurred on Christmas day when a 31-year-old Vernon man accepted a ride from three strangers who pulled up in a dark coloured station wagon on 32nd St. near Denny's. There were two...

Valley-Wide Wind Warning

Jan 9, 2007 / 5:00 am

As of 9:46 pm, Environment Canada has issued an Okanagan wide wind warning including Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon. Winds rising to south 60 km/h gusting to 90 km/h Tuesday morning. This is a warning that damaging winds are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions. ...

Missing Vernon Man

Jan 8, 2007 / 7:54 pm

Vernon RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man. Missing is an 18 year old mentally handicapped man. RCMP say that he left his residence on Davison Road around 4:30 p.m. and he was not dressed appropriately for the weather. He is described at 6’4”, 185 pounds...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Jan 8, 2007 / 1:00 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). 2007-January-05 2007-361 B&E and theft to a residence in 4400 Cascade Dr area of Vernon. A window to the carport was broken into and...

Caught Leaving Drug House

Jan 8, 2007 / 12:05 pm

Quick action from neighbours has resulted in the arrest of two men leaving a suspected drug house in Vernon. RCMP say they received several calls from neighbours Sunday evening, concerned with the number of vehicles coming and going from a home in the 4300 block of 22nd St. Police intercepted...

Four Times The Legal Limit

Jan 8, 2007 / 10:48 am

She blew four times the legal limit. A 28-year-old Vernon woman faces charges of impaired driving and hit and run following two separate accidents Sunday evening. Vernon RCMP say the woman rear ended a vehicle near the intersection of 30th St. and 25th Ave. When the driver confronted the woman...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Jan 5, 2007 / 12:00 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). 2007-Jan-03 2007-176 Theft from a pop machine in the 800 block of George St in Enderby. The front was removed and change was stolen....

Vernon Gun Incidents

Jan 4, 2007 / 4:00 pm

Vernon RCMP say the potential for tragedy is huge following two incidents involving youths carrying pellet guns. "In two recent incidents, police have had to pull their pistols and take youths down at gunpoint in response to handgun complaints," says Corporal Henry Proce. He says the first...

Cops & Crime Vernon

Jan 4, 2007 / 6:00 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-Dec-31 2006-34064 B&E to a business in the 4700 block of 27th St in Vernon. The glass was broken in the front door and at the...

Snowmobile Thefts Rising

Jan 3, 2007 / 4:00 pm

Vernon RCMP have a warning for snowmobile owners -- make sure your sleds are locked up and out of sight. RCMP Cpl., Henry Proce says there has been a rash of snowmobile thefts in the Vernon area over the past several weeks. "During the night of December 30th, 10 snowmobiles were stolen," says...

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