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Speed check nets pot bust

Mar 31, 2014 / 7:21 pm

On March 28 police noticed a grey Malibu speeding near the scales on Hwy. 97. Two 35-year-old men, one from Grinrod and the other from Spallumcheen, were in the vehicle. The officers who pulled them over immediately noticed an odor of marijuana, on a closer check the officer found the men in...

Marijuana stays on ALR land

Mar 31, 2014 / 4:53 pm

The City of Vernon has voted to restrict medical marijuana production to agricultural land. The vote scraps the original bylaw that would have allowed it to be grown on light industrial land. Their reasoning was simply the tax loss. “I will speak against the motion as it stands only...

Speedy new driver

Mar 31, 2014 / 12:31 pm

A 35-year-old Lumby man, still on his Novice Drivers license, was ticketed for multiple driving infractions over the weekend. On March 29 at about 1 p.m. the North Okanagan Traffic Services Unit conducted a check in the area of Otter Lake Cross Rd. and Hwy. 97A. A 1995 Dodge was stopped for...

Officer, I am testing my car

Mar 31, 2014 / 12:29 pm

A Sunday drive costs a woman her car - for a week. At about 3:25 p.m. the woman was caught ‘testing her car on the highway’, doing 150 km/h in a 90 zone. “A woman learned the hard way about driving her brand new car. She had only had the car for three days, took it out on...

Coldstream beach fire

Mar 30, 2014 / 7:50 pm

Fire crews were called late Saturday night to get a fire on Pumphouse Beach in Coldstream under control. Coldstream Fire Chief, Shane Code says they were called by RCMP to extinguish the fire, on the beach off WestKal Rd., because it was significant in size and was threatening nearby...

Mudslide near Salmon Arm

Mar 30, 2014 / 10:49 am

UPDATE Sunday 10:40 a.m. The mudslide happened just before 6 p.m. Saturday evening. Luckily there were no homes in the path of the slide, but the road was completely blocked for a couple of hours. The slide took down dozens of trees, and also knocked out power to area residents. BC Hydro...

Silver Star honours Dueck

Mar 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

A celebration of golden proportions will take place at Silver Star when the resort honours Josh Dueck Saturday. Dueck, who won gold in the Super Combined and silver in the Downhill at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, will be the guest of honour starting at 4 p.m. in the centre of the...

Micro-lending launch

Mar 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

A call has been put out to all entrepreneurs in the Okanagan who need a little help, and all those that want to give a little help to come out and support the next generation of successful business. On Saturday April 12, Canada's first peer-to-peer micro-lending chapter will launch in the...

Need for speed a costly ride

Mar 27, 2014 / 4:53 pm

Sometimes, speeding costs more than the price of a single ticket. An unidentified motorist discovered that the hard way Wednesday afternoon. Police in Vernon conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Highway 97 and Crystal Waters Road noticed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of...

Couch skiing hits the Star

Mar 27, 2014 / 4:40 pm

Finally, a use for that broken down old couch that's been taking up space in the garage. Silver Star Mountain Resort will hold its inaugural couch race at the resort. On April 6, teams of up to five people will be involved in racing a couch that has been mounted with skis through the...

Fugitive on the loose

Mar 27, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following male who is wanted on a Province Wide warrant as of March27, 2014. Robert Lee Tessier is wanted for two counts of Breach of Recognizance. He is currently before the courts for charges of Forcible confinement,...

More cheese recalled

Mar 27, 2014 / 11:30 am

A large recall involving a BC cheese company has been updated and expanded to include four additional products. The original recall for Castle Cheese Inc. was announced on March 17, due to a possible listeria outbreak at their Lumby based factory. The new recall is for products made from or...

The "Un-fair Elections Act"

Mar 26, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Over 30 people braved the chilly spring conditions Tuesday in Vernon to send a message to Ottawa on the 'Fair Elections Act.' “We showed up at the MP for Okanagan Shuswap Colin Mayes's office and we protested the governments pushing through of the fair elections act which we...

Too many still drive drunk

Mar 26, 2014 / 11:00 am

The message isn't getting through. Drunk driving is, and continues to be, a major issue on Canadian roadways. The Okanagan is no exception. On Saturday March 22 The North Okanagan Traffic Service was out conducting vehicle checks looking for impaired drivers. During a four hour period...

Seatbelt be damned: tix 28

Mar 25, 2014 / 12:42 pm

A Vernon man, adamant that it is safer to not wear your seatbelt behind the wheel, got his 28th ticket this past weekend. That is 28, $167 tickets (at today's ticket price), for not wearing a seatbelt. Over the years the tickets add up to more than $4000. The man told the officer who...

Fire fighter honoured

Mar 25, 2014 / 5:30 am

Vernon City Council recognized Vernon Fire Captain Chris Kulak on Monday, after he was named a recipient of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. “One of the great privileges of my position is that I get the honour of recognizing individuals within our City who make a...

Motel fire under investigation

Mar 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

A weekend fire at a motel in Enderby that sent one woman to hospital and claimed the life of a pet dog is under the scope of North Okanagan RMCP. The fire was reported at the Sleep Right Inn, Unit #102 on March 22 at around 6:00 a.m. The Enderby Fire Department with over a dozen responding...

N driver with need for speed

Mar 24, 2014 / 7:30 pm

A 19-year-old Kelowna woman with an 'N' license was caught going 49 km/h over the speed limit in Vernon this past weekend. RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk says one of their North Okanagan Traffic Service member was heading down hospital hill in Vernon Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. when...

Suspicious car fire

Mar 24, 2014 / 3:21 pm

A car was engulfed in flames early Monday morning in Coldstream. RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk says at 5 a.m. their officers responded to a report of a fire, near Palfrey Drive and Cunliffe Road. “Initially when they arrived the vehicle had burned to the point that the officer...

Downed fence

Mar 24, 2014 / 12:21 pm

RCMP are investigating after someone took out the fence at Kidston Road and Cunliffe Road in Coldstream over the weekend. The fence surrounds Kidston Elementary School. Police on the scene Monday morning say they are trying to piece together what happened. They are looking for witnesses and a...

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