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Shots fired in Vernon

Jun 24, 2014 / 1:10 pm

A man is in police custody today after officers found him at the scene of a possible shooting in Vernon. Tuesday at about 1 a.m. Vernon RCMP responded to a report of gun shots being fired in the 3200 block of 22 Street. “Police responded and their initial investigation determined there...

Vernon payroll over $21M

Jun 24, 2014 / 12:51 pm

The City of Vernon spent over $21 million to pay 305 city employees in 2013. Of those 305, 84 employees, or 27 per cent of them, made over $75,000 with the top earner, Chief Administrative Officer Will Pearce bringing in just over $172,000 (before expenses). Thirty of those higher earners had...

Murder charge in shooting

Jun 24, 2014 / 8:28 am

A Lumby man has been charged with second-degree murder following an incident on June 19, 2014. Howard Everett is believed to have shot 51-year-old Linda Marie Stewart last Thursday. He was scheduled to make his first court appearance this morning, but is still recovering in hospital from a self...

The swimming pool moose

Jun 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

Shot in the back camping

Jun 23, 2014 / 4:19 pm

A woman is recovering in hospital after being accidentally shot in the back while camping this weekend. Salmon Arm RCMP say that on Saturday June 21 at approximately 9:10 p.m. they responded to a call for assistance related to an accidental shooting on Mt. Ida. RCMP struggled to get to the...

Vernon seeks input for parks

Jun 22, 2014 / 6:29 pm

The City of Vernon is still seeking feedback from the public for the development of a parks master plan. In the coming months the city is holding meetings with stakeholders to better understand the needs that will help guide the future of Vernon's parks. The city is also asking local...

Another suspicious fire in Vernon

Jun 21, 2014 / 3:36 pm

Another suspicious fire has destroyed some property in the Vernon area last night. Around 1:30 a.m. emergency crews responded to a locked compound on Tronson Road west of Vernon. Upon arrival they saw that about a three foot span above the wheel well at the rear of the motorhome was engulfed...

Lumby murder

Jun 20, 2014 / 12:49 pm

Police in the North Okanagan are on the scene of an apparent murder and attempted suicide near the community of Lumby. The victims were found in a home at 387 Trinity Valley Road early Thursday evening. Neighbours say they heard a single gun shot, went to investigate and heard a second shot...

Car flips into street light

Jun 20, 2014 / 8:47 am

Update -- June 20 A captain with the Vernon Fire Department has confirmed that the two occupants of the car were taken to hospital. Both young men travelling in the Honda Civic are said to be from Vernon. The 17-year-old driver was able to make his way out of the vehicle on his own, but...

Pedestrian hit on Hospital Hill

Jun 19, 2014 / 3:24 pm

UPDATE 3:00 P.M. JUNE 19 A Vernon man is recovering in hospital after being struck yesterday on Hospital Hill in Vernon. RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk says the man in his 50's is suffering from severe broken bones but it is expected to make a full recovery. Molendyk says RCMP have...

Bears make the rounds

Jun 19, 2014 / 3:20 pm

Conservation Officers in the North Okanagan are being flooded with calls about bears this week from Coldstream. The problem, they say, is that people are leaving their garbage out and bringing these bears down from the woods. Conservation Officer Tanner Beck says they do not want to put down...

Silver Star in exclusive company

Jun 18, 2014 / 3:03 pm

Silver Star Ski Resort has been invited to join some exclusive company. The mountain is the first Canadian resort accepted into the Powder Alliance, a group of ski hills throughout the Western United States that all share a multi-resort seasons pass. This means that pass holders at all of the...

Cops can't catch arsonist

Jun 16, 2014 / 3:20 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld Photo: Carmen Weld “We need a break." Those words of frustration were spoken by Gord Molendyk of the Vernon RCMP on Monday while addressing the media. He was referring to the 17 suspicious fires that has taken place in the past two...

Truck submerged, driver missing

Jun 16, 2014 / 12:10 pm

A Lumby man is now considered to be a missing person, as the truck he owns sits beneath the rushing waters of the Shuswap River, after plunging in Saturday night. RCMP say they received a call from a witness that same night, around 8 p.m. That person told police they saw a truck drive off the...

Charges laid in 2011 murder

Jun 16, 2014 / 11:15 am

According to the RCMP a dispute between two groups of men apparently led to the death of 24-year-old Nicholas Larsen early on the morning of June 1, 2011. Police made that announcement Monday morning at the same time they announced the arrest of two men in connection with the death of Larsen,...

Sheriff's vehicle torched

Jun 13, 2014 / 3:30 pm

UPDATE 3:30 P.M. - Vernon RCMP hope to speak with a person of interest in connection with a fire Thursday evening set beneath a Sheriff's vehicle. An RCMP our officer was able to locate, and extinguish the fire before any major damage was done. Photo: Contributed - Vernon...

BC's new teen rodeo queen

Jun 13, 2014 / 11:32 am

Photo: Contributed - Alysha Pastor Photo: Contributed - Alysha Pastor Photo: Contributed - Alysha Pastor Photo: Contributed - Alysha Pastor The North Okanagan has new royalty in town as an Armstrong highschool student was crowned Miss BC Highschool Rodeo...

Stolen property - is it yours?

Jun 13, 2014 / 10:31 am

A small amount of stolen property has been recovered after the arrest of two prolific offenders, say Vernon RCMP. Officers have been combing through local police files in an attempt to identify possible property owners, but have so far been unsuccessful. They are now asking for any residents who...

Visitor Info Centre opens

Jun 12, 2014 / 9:16 pm

After months and months of controversy, Vernon's new Visitor Information Centre has opened its doors. The centre, which is now located on 39th Avenue near the Civic Arena, is an amalgamation of the two prior centres at each end of town. The centralization of the two locations caused...

Contractor van catches fire

Jun 12, 2014 / 9:14 pm

Photo: CTV Photo: CTV Photo: CTV A contractor's van caught fire Thursday in Vernon nearly setting a nearby home ablaze. Vernon Fire Captain Rob Cucheran says crews were called to the scene just after 12 p.m. on Blackcomb Place off Silver Star Road. “A worker had his van...

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