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  1. UPDATE: 5:58 p.m. A three car collision occurred just after 5 p.m. between Edwards Road and the U.B.C.O turnoff. Highway 97 Northbound is at a stand still. A witness said a southbound vehicle slid over the medium by the bridge and connected with two vehicles. Drivers are being reroute...
  2. The end is in sight. Meteorologist Doug Lundquist said the snow should stop falling shortly. "The main brunt of the system has almost past. Tomorrow should be a warmer day, with temperatures popping well above zero in some places," Lundquist said. A total amount of two centimet...
  3. Businesses are being reminded to secure all rooms with valuables in them following thefts of personal items. A recent string of incidents where thieves have gained access to restricted areas has resulted in personal belongings from unlocked lockers or cubbies being stolen. Items that have been...
  4. Vernon's top cop is calling it a shift. Current Supt. Jim McNamara has told the City of Vernon he plans on retiring this spring. McNamara had been holding down the position since 2015. Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund says McNamara will be missed. "Jim has done a really good job, espec...
  5. A night with friends during the Vernon Winter Carnival ended with a robbery and a cautionary tale. A woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says following the blues concert at the rec centre on 33rd Avenue in Vernon, she was robbed while walking to her car. "In the past, I used to think...
  6. A friend of the man accused of raping a woman in West Kelowna two years ago took the stand in court Friday morning, corroborating much of the accused's version of the events that night. The sexual assault trial for Jeremy Czechowski began last week, with the alleged victim testifying the accu...
  7. Planning for a new compost and biosolids facility in the South Okanagan, which is "back to square one," has cost about $400,000 in the past five years. Since 2013, the RDOS has spent just over $375,000 on consultation work — $175,000 of which has been covered by a federal grant, a...
  8. UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. Highway 97 between Kelowna and Vernon is slick as snow continues to fall this afternoon. There are reports of a single vehicle rollover on the highway, near Crystal Waters Road. UPDATE: 2:10 p.m. As the snow continues to fall, crashes continue around the Okanagan. Em...
  9. Highway 97 near 36th Avenue has been reduced to one lane northbound following an accident. A white Dodge truck collided with a lamp stand just after 3 p.m. Friday. There do not appear to be any serious injuries in the mishap, but traffic is being slowed while emergency crews attend the scene. ...
  10. It's snowing in the Okanagan – again. As February comes to a close, it would seem Old Man Winter has no intention of going out quietly. With temperatures dipping to the -17 C mark throughout the Valley this week, we now face another blast of snow. Winter has been hanging on longe...