December 10, 2015


You have a right to remain silent. It sounds cliche but it's true, and you should exercise that right. Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides you with that right so that you aren't compelled to incriminate yourself.


Why is it so important? At it's most basic, anything you say will be used to help convict you if at all possible. If you are being investigated for a crime, the police are not your friend, and they are looking for evidence against you. It is unfortunate in some cases where people couldn't help but spill the beans, and that confession was the lynchpin of the case.


A second reason you should say nothing is tha...


There is a lot to celebrate about breastfeeding, including a community that supports breastfeeding mothers.


Breastfeeding week in Canada is Oct. 1 to 7, and the theme of this year’s celebration is “Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work!” Join us this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Vernon library for a breastfeeding celebration event.


Everyone is invited to come out and hear how mothers in our community, including a flight attendant, have successfully combined work and breastfeeding.  Lawyer Nick Jacob of Davidson Pringle will speak on breastfeeding as a human right and Linda Boyd, public health dietitian, will share tips for choosing breas...

VERNON - A Vernon man who flicked a cigarette onto a bedroom mattress while his roommate was asleep in another room admitted the act was ‘effing stupid.’


Brandon Joshua Milligan Boyce, 20, turned himself in the same day of the townhouse fire on July 17, 2014.The blaze resulted in over $137,000 in damages to the unit itself, and also spread to neighbouring townhouse units. 


Boyce told police he had a physical altercation with his roommate the night before the fire, Crown counsel Margaret Cissell said during a sentence hearing Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Vernon Provincial Court. Boyce left the unit, and when he came back his room had been trashed, he said. U...

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