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Vernon: Cops & Crimes

May 4, 2006 / 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). 2006-May-03 2006-9882 Theft from a vehicle in the 2100 block of Francis St in Vernon. A jacket, insurance papers, a boom box and CD’s...

Westside Vehicle Fire

May 3, 2006 / 5:00 pm

Good thing they were right across the street. A Westside business was the scene of a fire Wednesday. Employees at Wheel's Truck Parts on Ross Road were having their coffee break when two vehicles in the parts-yard caught fire. Luckily, Westside firefighters happened to be parked across the...

Child Porn Charges: Vernon

May 3, 2006 / 3:57 pm

Over the past few months the Vernon RCMP Sex Crimes Unit has been investigating allegations of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography. On May 3rd, Joseph Douglas Baker, 41 years of Vernon, appeared in Vernon Provincial Court to face charges of Sexual Interference with a child...

OK Sex Offender Cuffed

May 3, 2006 / 2:05 pm

A wanted sex offender with links to the Okanagan has been tracked down. A Canada wide arrest warrant was issued a few weeks ago for 37-year-old Gerald Richard McLean after he was released on parole, but failed to report to a halfway house in Prince George. McLean has resided in the Kelowna and...

Vernon: Cops & Crimes

May 3, 2006 / 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). 2006-May-03 2006-9775 B&E and theft of a residence in the 1100 block of Belvedere St in Enderby. Entry gained through a garage window...

Foot Chase Results In Arrest

May 3, 2006 / 7:00 am

Three young males were apprehended Monday morning after a brief foot chase in a gravel pit on Carmi Road. Penticton RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area about 7 a.m. Upon arriving at the scene, Police observed four males exiting a red Dodge Neon that had been reported...

Measles In Vernon

May 2, 2006 / 12:00 pm

Public Health officials confirmed Wednesday that a third case of measles has been reported in the Vernon area. This follows the two cases already reported during the month of April. The new case is a 7 month old infant and there does not appear to be a link between the infant and already reported...


Vernon: Cops & Crime

May 2, 2006 / 9:00 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-May-01 2006-9649 B&E and theft to a shed and crawl space in the Louies Lane area of Vernon. Both areas were locked and a large...

Mental Health Week

May 1, 2006 / 2:30 pm

Since 1951, the first week in May has been celebrated by the Canadian Mental Health Association, its branches throughout BC and other community mental health agencies, as a time to promote- and inform the public about- good mental health. “One in five British Columbians will develop a mental...

Vernon: Cops & Crime

May 1, 2006 / 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). 2006-April-28 2006-9331 Theft of a 24 speed Raleigh mountain bike in the 4000 block of 24th Ave in Vernon. The bike was in the back...

Erland Receives Honour

May 1, 2006 / 12:00 pm

“It was kind of like a roller coaster, up and down. The first couple of days fighting the fire in Kamloops was pretty intense and when the Okanagan fire made the big run into Kelowna, that was pretty hectic as well.” The above experience to which Major Richard Alexander Erland is referring is,...

Hay Fever Season Begins

Apr 28, 2006 / 3:00 pm

Gesundheit! Or everything you always wanted to know about hay fever but were too congested to ask. Dr. William W. Arkinstall is a noted Kelowna Allergist and Respirologist, an expert in that irritating for some and tormenting for others malady known as Hay Fever. “The allergic individual is...

Vernon: Cops & Crimes

Apr 28, 2006 / 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). 2006-April-27 2006-9225 Theft from vehicles in the 1600 block of 45th St in Vernon. They were broken into and tool kits were stolen...

Thief Struck By Train

Apr 28, 2006 / 10:46 am

Between 2:15 and 2:30 am on Thursday six businesses were broken into in close succession in the downtown business area of Lakeshore Drive, Salmon Arm. A lone male suspect, approximately 25 years old was seen along the CP Rail lines nearby and Salmon Arm RCMP called for a Police dog to attend from...

Water Quality Advisory

Apr 27, 2006 / 12:55 pm

Greater Vernon Services - Water has issued a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for all water users receiving Kalamalka Lake Source, this now includes West Kal Intake. Current water quality is rated as FAIR due to increased turbidity (cloudiness). Greater Vernon Services - Water and Interior Health recommend...

Crisis Line Volunteers

Apr 27, 2006 / 8:48 am

Crisis Line Looking For Volunteers “When you look at life and you look at all the situations that people can find themselves in - losing jobs, losing accommodations, not having finances, dealing with child care and single parenting, leaving hospital early and not having appropriate medication or...

Armstrong Murder Charges

Apr 26, 2006 / 2:06 pm

Three men have been charged in connection with the murder of a North Okanagan man dating back eight years ago. In October, 1998, Cal Marriott was found dead in his Armstrong home. He had been beaten to death. Police also found a grow-op inside the residence, but it wasn't touched. A man was...

Naramata Rd. Petition Fails

Apr 26, 2006 / 10:00 am

The results are in and the petition has failed. Opponents of the City of Penticton’s plan to borrow up to $5 million for the Naramata Road area upgrade were unsuccessful in their attempt to halt the city’s borrowing bylaw for the project. At least 2,480 names representing 10 per cent of the...

Search Reveals Crack Cocaine

Apr 26, 2006 / 9:43 am

On Tuesday, April 25th at 1:30 pm Penticton RCMP stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of Main street driven by a 28 year old female resident of Penticton who was currently on bail for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. A search of her male passenger (a 32 yr old male resident of...

Vernon: Cops & Crime

Apr 26, 2006 / 9:05 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-April-25 2006-9063 B&E and theft to a residence in the 3800 block of 30th Ave in Vernon. A Toshiba computer and Kodak easy share...
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