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Bradley Haslam was killed at the Tolko Industries planer mill in Lavington.
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June 22, 2013 - 12:52 PM

VERNON – The week in Vernon began with heart wrenching tragedy, continued with a story about a couple that were just trying to do the right thing, and ended with a reminder that Mother Nature is fickle.

A small North Okanagan community continues to mourn the loss of a recent high school graduate who was killed in an industrial accident. Bradley Haslam, 18, was working on the night shift, part of a clean-up crew. He became entangled in a conveyor belt. He was working alone at the time and no one else on his shift saw it happen.


In Vernon, a landowner who thinks he was just following the rule of the law and protecting blue heron habitat, is being sued for a fallen tree.


And the weather this week could cost a North Okanagan orchardist up to $500,000. Jeet Dukia is one of many farmers in the valley who suffered severe hail and rain damage.

To contact the reporter for these stories, email Charlotte Helston at or call (250)309-5230. Follow on Twitter @charhelston

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