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 Service agreement signed for Sandy Beach
Posted August 15, 2018
The Okanagan Indian Band, City of Vernon, and Regional District of North Okanagan are excited to announce that a beach services agreement for Sandy Beach has been reached. The agreement will ensure that Sandy Beach will be maintained to the same standard as Kin Beach. The term of the agreement is...
Posted August 11, 2018
Last night at 10:23 p.m. Vernon Fire Rescue Service (VRFS) received a call for assistance for a house fire at 3901 30th Street. The first in engine found a working fire with flame extending from a window and spreading to the eaves of the house. “Our crew knocked the fire down quickly,” said Vernon...
Road Update: 30 Street construction closure
Posted August 2, 2018
The City of Vernon will be completing sewer construction in Bella Vista Road between Sunnyview Road and Orchard Hill Road starting August 7 and continuing for several weeks. The work is part of the Okanagan Landing Sewer Extension project that started late last year. Traffic control will be in...
Screen shot of Vernon Connect app. The app is available to download at Apple Store and Google Play.
Posted August 1, 2018
The City of Vernon’s new app will help you keep up-to-date on news, events, meetings, classes, workshops and recreational opportunities. “The Vernon Connect app is free, easy to use, and people will find the events calendar useful for planning activities,” said Nick Nilsen, Communications Officer...
Posted July 31, 2018
Despite your initial reaction, government is not a four letter word. Too often, we criticize it and complain about it as if it were the enemy. Federal and provincial partisan governments get lumped in with local government often leaving a sour taste in people’s mouth. But your local government is...
Posted July 31, 2018
Potential candidates in the October 20, 2018 local election are now able to pick up nomination documents for the offices of Mayor (one vacancy) and Councillor (six vacancies) from Vernon City Hall. Nomination papers must be filed between 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, and 4 p.m. on Friday,...
Posted July 28, 2018
A minor break in a water line occurred on Saturday, July 28 at 3 p.m. at the Vernon Aquatic Centre. The break was located in the chlorination room. Due to this, the chlorine detection sensors activated an alarm. Although no chlorine was involved, the staff followed established safety procedures and...
Posted July 27, 2018
Vernon City Council at the regular meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018 voted to support many of the recommendations of the Activate Safety Task Force. The Activate Safety Task Force is composed of stakeholders engaged in a process to address issues related to the impacts of homelessness, addictions,...
Parsons Inc. will be taking groundwater samples in the 3200 block of 34 Avenue between April 16 and 20, 2018.
Posted July 26, 2018
The water man break that occurred on Kokanee Road in the Sunshine Properties neighbourhood has been repaired; however, Utilities construction crews have identified another leak on Kokanee Road.  The road will remain closed until the leak has been repaired which will most likely be tomorrow, Friday...
Campfire ban in effect in the City of Vernon
Posted July 26, 2018
Effective at noon on Thursday, July 26, 2018, campfires are prohibited within the City of Vernon. The recent hot and dry conditions in the region are expected to continue and fire danger ratings within the City of Vernon are now “moderate” to “high”. The ban is issued to help prevent human-caused...

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