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Go by Bike Week
Posted September 24, 2020
The leaves may be changing, but don’t put your bikes away quite yet. Next week is Go By Bike Week! After being postponed this spring, the event formerly known as Bike to Work Week will take place virtually from September 28 to October 4. Go By Bike Week is an annual challenge that motivates people...
BX Creek rescue
Posted September 23, 2020
A cooperative effort by multiple emergency response agencies has led to the successful rescue of an individual near downtown Vernon. At approximately 2:40 p.m., Vernon Fire Rescue (VFRS) was asked to assist RCMP with a low level water rescue on Lower BX Creek. A report was made that an individual...
Property taxes
Posted September 22, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to remind property owners that September 30 is the final day to pay their 2020 property taxes without penalty. As of October 1, a 10% penalty will be applied to unpaid current taxes. City of Vernon property taxes were due July 2; however, in response to the local...
Posted September 21, 2020
The City of Vernon is pleased to announce the Polson Park playground is open and available for public use. New sod has been placed around the playground and construction fencing has been relocated around the hydroseed areas. The City requests that the public stay off of these hydroseeded areas to...
Temporary 4-way stop
Posted September 18, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to advise motorists that a temporary 4-Way Stop will be in effect at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 20th Street starting Monday, September 21. The additional traffic control measure is being put in place due to increased traffic volumes along 20th Street from a...
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Posted September 15, 2020
Vernon City Council has confirmed its commitment to the development of the Greater Vernon Cultural Centre, by directing Administration to complete the sale of land on the Vernon Block to the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), for the purpose of constructing the facility. The Vernon Block...
Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect.
Posted September 15, 2020
Motorists traveling down 27th Avenue may need to take a brief detour later this week, as crews upgrade a portion of sanitary sewer infrastructure. Starting Thursday (September 17), 27th Avenue will be closed between 41st Street and 42nd Street. The road is expected to reopen Friday at 5:00 p.m.,...
Posted September 14, 2020
The following information has been provided by BC Transit. Improvements to the 90 UBCO/Vernon bus route will be in place on Monday, September 28*, 2020. Two significant changes for this upcoming service change include the route 90 no longer circling the Oyama Isthmus, and, while heading south on...
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Posted September 14, 2020
The City of Vernon is pleased to announce it has been selected as a winner of a 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in the Asset Management category. The awards honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities across Canada. “It is a...
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted September 10, 2020
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) would like to advise the public that a portion of Okanagan Landing Road (between Bench Road and Longacre Drive) is closed due to a natural gas leak. There is no immediate danger to the public and FortisBC is on scene to assess and repair the line. Motorists and...

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