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Falkland man gored by bull

Apr 23, 2008 / 1:00 pm

A Falkland resident is recovering in hospital after being gored by a bull Tuesday. The man owns a ranch near the Salmon River, which is where he was injured by the animal, believed to be part of his own herd. Corporal Keith Ferguson says the man had to be airlifted to the Royal Inland Hospital in...

Purse snatchers cuffed

Apr 22, 2008 / 12:30 pm

A spree is over for at least two people believed to be involved in a series of crimes including a purse snatching. On April 20, a 78-year-old Vernon woman was robbed in the parking lot of a London Drugs after a man asked her for directions to the nearest McDonalds. When she turned towards her...

Charges considered in taxi driver fatality

Apr 21, 2008 / 1:05 pm

Serious charges are being considered against a 19-year-old Vernon man in connection with the death of a cab driver over the weekend. The cab driver, Howard Allan Collins, 48, died early Sunday morning after his taxi was struck by an SUV. Gord Molendyk of Vernon RCMP says the teen failed to stop...

Thugs snatch woman's purse

Apr 21, 2008 / 11:57 am

Vernon RCMP are searching for a trio of people involved in robbing an elderly woman of her purse. On Sunday, around 11:30 a.m., the 78-year-old woman was approached by a man in the parking lot of London Drugs. Gord Molendyk of the Vernon RCMP says the man asked her for directions to the nearest...

Vernon taxi driver dies in crash

Apr 20, 2008 / 9:45 am

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in fatal crash in Vernon. RCMP responded to a two-car crash just after 3 a.m. Sunday at 43 Avenue and 20 Street. Constable Anderson says a taxi was broadsided by a northbound SUV. “The driver of the taxi died at the scene. The taxi occupant was taken to...

Public got in way of fire department

Apr 19, 2008 / 11:00 am

The curiosity of the public was a potentially dangerous inconvenience to the Lumby fire department this week. A fire broke out in the industrial area of Lumby on Thursday evening, a wood chipper machine caught fire. However, instead of getting out of the way of emergency officials, members of the...

Vernon health care workers laid off

Apr 16, 2008 / 5:00 pm

A new diagnostic centre will cost nearly 50 Vernon health care workers their jobs. The Alexander wing, located beside Vernon Jubilee Hospital, will be torn down by June, putting 49 employees out of work. Program administrator for Interior Health residential and palliative services, Donna Lommer,...

Hit and run suspect named

Apr 14, 2008 / 2:36 pm

Police have released the name of the man charged in connection with the death of a Vernon senior. Keith Milwyn Duggan, 48 of no fixed address, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and failure to remain at the scene of an accident for the hit and run which killed 83-year-old...

Arrest made in hit and run fatality

Apr 14, 2008 / 12:34 pm

An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a Vernon senior last month. Cormie Macarthur, 83, died March 11 after a truck hit him while he was walking his dog in the area of 27th Ave. and Okanagan Landing Road. Gord Molendyk with Vernon RCMP says a man was arrested Friday in...

Fire takes out several large pine trees

Apr 13, 2008 / 12:00 pm

It spread surprisingly fast considering there was still snow on the ground nearby. A fire consumed nearly two acres of trees and grass in the Swan Lake area Saturday. Fire chief Bill Wacey says the blaze started from a controlled burn which was left unattended near Silver Star Road off of...

Baby Zander's fund raising dance

Apr 12, 2008 / 11:00 am

Some good news of a North Okanagan boy’s fight with cancer. Baby Zander, a resident of Lumby, is responding well to his chemo treatments in Vancouver’s Children’s Hospital. Angie Clowery, who is organizing a fund raising dance to benefit the family of Baby Zander, says his tumour has shrunk...

Charges approved for grocery robbery

Apr 9, 2008 / 2:00 pm

The Crown has now laid charges for the robbery that took place on April 1 at Charlie’s Grocery in Vernon. Cruz Joseph, 21, of the Kelowna/Penticton area, faces charges of robbery. Joseph is also in custody facing theft and impaired driving charges as a result of his actions on April 2 along...

Vernon hospital discussion forum

Apr 8, 2008 / 11:30 am

A forum about Vernon’s health care will be held Tuesday. Medical staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital will be providing details about how under funded the hospital is, compared to other Interior Health facilities. The forum takes place at the Schubert Centre starting at 7 p.m. Topics of discussion...

Bait car nets result

Apr 8, 2008 / 5:00 am

Two people are in custody after being found inside a bait car. The bait car was activated at about 4 a.m. Monday in the 2400 block of 39th Street in Vernon. Police arrested a 38-year-old man of no fixed address and a 17-year-old Vernon woman inside the vehicle. RCMP say they had checked the man...

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Apr 7, 2008 / 12:21 pm

A 21-year-old man from the Kelowna/Penticton area is in custody in Vernon, suspected of the armed hold-up of Charlie's Grocery a week ago. The robbery occurred about 9:30 p.m. March 31. Police say the man produced a knife and demanded cash. His face was partially covered with his shirt. He got...

Deadly Salmon Arm crash

Apr 7, 2008 / 12:08 pm

A four vehicle accident along the Trans Canada Highway near Salmon Arm Sunday has claimed the life of a Lone Butte B.C. woman. The accident, about 10 km west of Salmon Arm, involved a Toyota Echo, a Dodge pick-up, a bus carrying 23 passengers and a transport truck. RCMP say the unidentified...

New school for Enderby students

Apr 5, 2008 / 12:45 pm

Students in the North Okanagan will be getting some new digs. MLA George Abbott has announced plans to replace MV Beattie Elementary school in Enderby at an estimated cost of $10 million. “The Ministry of Education and the government consider MV. Beattie Elementary to be a high priority for...

Charlie's Grocery robbery

Apr 3, 2008 / 4:00 pm

Vernon RCMP are on the lookout for a man who robbed Charlie's Grocery at knifepoint Monday evening. Police say the man entered the store shortly before 9:30 p.m., produced a knife and demanded cash. His face was partially covered with his shirt. "The man grabbed several packages of cigarettes...

Crime spree ends in capture

Apr 3, 2008 / 2:11 pm

A night of crime has landed a 21-year-old man in jail. Vernon RCMP say they attended the scene of a motor vehicle accident near the Sun Valley Racetrack early in the morning of April 2. "A female passerby stopped by to offer help as she had witnessed the accident," says RCMP spokesman, Gord...

Vernon secures ski event

Apr 3, 2008 / 11:04 am

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has successfully won the bid to host the 2011 World Masters Cup, a prestigious Nordic event for cross-country racers over 30 years of age. World Masters Cup delegates met with Vernon Mayor Wayne Lippert and Councillor Jack Gilroy to tour the area and examine the...

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