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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...

Salmon Arm not hockeyville

Mar 23, 2014 / 8:52 am

Salmon Arm did not make the cut to continue on in the competition to be named Kraft Hockeyville 2014. However, despite being unable to garner enough votes to make it to the final round, Salmon Arm's Shaw Centre will still be getting $50,000 towards arena upgrades. Salmon Arm finished...

Haslam inquest postponed

Mar 21, 2014 / 4:30 pm

A coroners inquest into the death of a Lumby man has been postponed. The BC Coroners Service says it has postponed the inquest into the death of Bradley Michael Thomas Haslam. The inquest was originally scheduled to begin March 31, at the courthouse in Vernon. It has been postponed to...

Wildfire training

Mar 21, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Forest Fire Fighter training may cause some unwarranted concern this weekend as their exercises will cause smoke to billow near Predator Ridge. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource says smoke and flames from the wildfire training exercise on Sunday March 23 may be visible in the...

Remembering Patrick Nicol

Mar 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The City of Vernon is seeking suggestions from the committee on a way to remember and honour Councillor Patrick Nicol. Since Nicol passed away in January, the City has received countless stories of his kindness, generosity, love of this city and its people, and his unwavering commitment to...

Train versus truck

Mar 19, 2014 / 7:27 pm

Photo: RCMP The reason as to why a truck crossed through a ditch and ended up on a train track in Sicamous is still being investigated, after a CP train struck the vehicle Tuesday afternoon. On March 18, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Sicamous RCMP were called to a collision...

Stabbing in Salmon Arm

Mar 18, 2014 / 5:27 pm

A 32-year-old Salmon Arm man has been arrested and charged following a stabbing at the Super Self Storage Facility in the Salmon Arm Industrial Park earlier this month. Jeremy Daniel Webster has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his 34-year-old coworker multiple times...

Okanagan cheese recalled

Mar 18, 2014 / 8:46 am

Update -- March 18 More cheese products are being recalled due to a possible Listeria outbreak. Castle Cheese Inc. is recalling Meddo Belle and Okanagan's Choice Cheese brands shredded cheese products that have been sold in BC and Alberta, and may have also been distributed in other...

Truck break-in leaves known man in jail

Mar 17, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Police were able to catch a man still at the crime scene after he allegedly broke into a car early Monday morning. At about 1:40 a.m.the Vernon detachment received a report from a concerned citizen that a car was being broke into in the 3300 block of Centennial Drive. "An unknown male...

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