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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...

SAR assists with rescue

Jun 12, 2014 / 12:35 pm

Several members of Vernon's Search and Rescue team were called out for what Search Manager, Leigh Pearson, termed a routing rescue. Pearson says SAR was called out by the BC Ambulance Service shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday to rescue a man with medical issues in Kalamalka Park. The man...

RCMP phones down

Jun 11, 2014 / 7:11 pm

The North Okanagan RCMP are experiencing issues with their phone lines. RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says for those requiring police assistance to please call 9-1-1.

Dumpster torched

Jun 11, 2014 / 1:46 pm

Another dumpster fire may be added to the growing list of suspicious fires in the North Okanagan as Coldstream fires crews battled the 20-foot flames late Tuesday night. Coldstream Fire Chief Shane Code says they received the call at 11:30 p.m. and were able to respond quickly, despite the time...

A memorial for the homeless

Jun 10, 2014 / 1:40 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed The idea of creating a memorial to remember the homeless who lost their lives on Vernon's streets has been brought forward for city council consideration. Chuck Harper, Community Chaplain for the First Baptist Church is asking...

Mabel Lake Resort thanked

Jun 10, 2014 / 7:03 am

RCMP VIPs took time to thank the owners of the Mabel Lake resort on Friday. North Okanagan RCMP Superintendent Burgess along with Inspector McNamara and Cpl. Leeson teamed up to thank the couple for their assistance during the wash out in May. The officers presented owners Terry Laursen and...

Locals give thanks to RCMP

Jun 9, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Last week, three RCMP officers lost their lives in the line of duty when a gunman opened fire in Moncton, NB. The following day, North Okanagan RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk shared his own words and feelings on...

More arsons in Vernon

Jun 9, 2014 / 12:24 pm

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Two more suspicious fires over the weekend in Vernon brings the arson list to 14, as RCMP scramble to find the person or persons behind the ongoing arsons. On Saturday night...

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