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Snow pack levels

Apr 15, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Greater Vernon Water (GVW) is tracking the latest climate information to help predict water supply levels for the coming year. Snow pack plays an important role in supplying water to fill reservoirs in the Okanagan during spring melt. Readings taken by GVW March 26, 2014 at three monitoring...

Bookworms to flood library

Apr 15, 2014 / 11:51 am

The Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will be fully reopened on April 23, more than two months after a flood severely damaged the building’s main floor. An insulated water pipe burst on Feb. 10, causing a rush of water through the main floor of the library. It damaged the...

Two sent to hospital in crash

Apr 15, 2014 / 11:34 am

11:30 a.m. Apr. 15 update: RCMP say it may have been a misuse of a turn signal that caused the accident in Vernon Monday morning. RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk says a green Dodge minivan was heading north on Hwy. 97, while a grey Dodge truck was heading southbound. The driver of the grey...

'Can' stop the crooks

Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

North Okanagan RCMP had the last laugh when a man wearing a “CAN’T STOP THE CROOKS,” was caught red handed. On April 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. a North Okanagan Traffic Member observed a driver talking on his cell phone while driving through Vernon, he pulled him...

Two dead in crash

Apr 14, 2014 / 11:19 am

Update-- 11:15 a.m. Vernon RCMP say the crash involved a SUV that was heading Southbound. It collided with a motorcycle that was northbound on Westside Rd. The two people on the bike died at the scene. Both are from the North Okanagan. RCMP spokesman, Gord Molendyk, says early...

Success for Silver Star

Apr 12, 2014 / 9:07 am

It was another busy year on the ski hill for Silver Star, and they're bracing for a busy summer season as well. The Mountain Resort announcing they say an overall increase in visits of four per cent and a 14 per cent increase in Nordic visitors. With the ski season wrapped up Silver Star...

Car fires deemed suspicious

Apr 11, 2014 / 11:50 am

Photo: Contributed - Vernon Fire Rescue Services Car fire at Hwy. 97 and 25th Avenue North Okanagan fire crews dealt with two fully engulfed car fires this week, both are being investigated by RCMP. Early Friday morning crews battled a suspicious car fire on Hwy. 97 and 25...

Show lounge brawl

Apr 11, 2014 / 11:45 am

Two Vernon RCMP officers, who were already in a bar for an unrelated incident, were able to break up a brawl before things got too heated. Shortly before midnight on April 9, a fight broke out between several patrons of the On The Roxx Show Lounge on 32 Ave in Vernon. “The fight started...

RDNO seeks new boss

Apr 10, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The North Okanagan Regional District is searching for a new top bureaucrat The RDNO board made that announcement in a thinly worded news release late Thursday afternoon. In the release, the RDNO stated: "The Board of the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) regrets to announce...

Alcohol killed Vernon man

Apr 8, 2014 / 3:48 pm

Terrance Edward Fergus died of acute alcohol poisoning. That's the findings from a coroner's report released Tuesday afternoon. Fergus, 47, was discovered by a passerby, lying deceased in front of a park bench in Polson Park in Vernon shortly before 10 p.m. on Sept 26, 2012. The...

Kindergarten health fair

Apr 8, 2014 / 11:00 am

The Salmon Arm Health Centre will be holding its annual kindergarten Health Fair later this month. It will be an opportunity for parents and their pre-kindergarten children to update their immunizations if they so choose. The health fair will be on April 23, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and all...

Joyriding in a stolen Hummer

Apr 7, 2014 / 5:00 pm

A stolen Hummer from Armstrong was located just outside Vernon by an astute citizen over the weekend. “On April 4 an alert citizen from Vernon called the Vernon/North Okanagan detachment when he became a bit suspicious of several people in a black Hummer on Noble Canyon Road when they...

Sketchy driving nets drug bust

Apr 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

One risky driving maneuver has landed two Vernon residents in some serious hot water. On April 5 at about 3:15 a.m. an officer from the Vernon Detachment was conducting routine patrols in the area of 25 Avenue and 35t Street when he noticed a small light coloured car heading eastbound on 25...

Hammer wielded in robbery

Apr 7, 2014 / 12:30 pm

The owner of Hagemann Jewellers in Vernon is recovering after being struck in the head with a hammer during a weekend robbery, On April 5 just after 11:00 a.m the owner reported to police that his jewellery store located on 30th Avenue had just been robbed. RCMP attended the jewellery store...

100 years of history

Apr 5, 2014 / 8:34 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed 100 years ago an unprecedented building was opened in the Okanagan. Designed by, famous Vancouver...

High wire hydro repairs

Apr 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

BC Hydro power line technicians from Vernon recently completed maintenance on a 500 kilovolt line in the North Okanagan that runs between Ashton Creek and Selkirk. The specialized crew used a helicopter to help install more than 2,000 spacer dampers and 129 arcing horns on the line over six...

Known drug dealer arrested

Apr 4, 2014 / 12:10 pm

A local Vernon man has been arrested on drug trafficking charges. Police in Vernon say the man was arrested as part of an investigation involving a local drug trafficker they knew to be dealing in the city. The 54-year-old Vernon resident was arrested in a parking lot near the intersection of...

Young woman found

Apr 4, 2014 / 8:29 am

Update -- April 4, 8:30 a.m. According to the Vernon RCMP, Emily Grace Duggan has been located safely in the Lower Mainland. Police as asking for your assistance locating 27-year-old Emily Grace Duggan. On April 2, 2014 Emily Grace Duggan (born March 15, 1987) left a medical facility...

No appeal for gang lawyer

Apr 3, 2014 / 3:06 pm

Canada's highest court has turned its back on a convicted and disbarred lawyer from Vernon, B.C. The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal application from William Mastop. The 46-year-old was originally sentenced to one year in jail after being convicted for helping a...

Charges laid in fatal crash

Apr 3, 2014 / 12:57 pm

A 22-year-old Spallumcheen man has been charged in connection with a fatal crash a year ago on Highway 97 south of Vernon. Brandon McGregor, 22, has been charged with Dangerous Driving Causing Death. The collision occurred March 31, 2013, when a northbound pickup truck collided head-on with a...

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