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The City of Vernon has developed an Age and Dementia Friendly Community Plan to ensure the needs of older adults, people living with dementia, and their care partners are understood and accommodated as our community grows. The Plan, endorsed by City Council on June 24, 2024, will be integrated into…
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The newly constructed Lakeview Wading “Peanut” Pool and spray park are officially completed and open to the public. “Today is a significant milestone for our community and I am thrilled that the pool is open for all to enjoy,” said Mayor Victor Cumming. “I know that Council and staff are excited to…
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Since July 2022, Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) has been a partner in research to test emergent early wildfire detection technology. The SenseNet system uses interconnected fire and smoke detection sensors, gateways, and cameras to detect fires early. The data is then analyzed through…
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Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is reminding residents and visitors that the use of consumer fireworks and sky lanterns is prohibited within the City of Vernon boundaries. On the evening of July 9, VFRS received multiple complaints about fireworks in the Okanagan Landing area. While the…
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In response to the rise of day-time temperatures throughout the region, City of Vernon Operations teams and City contractors will be making temporary adjustments to some of the outside work hours. This adjustment is required to maintain services and protect employee health. Starting Wednesday, July…
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As of July 9, a Public Notice that was issued for several beaches along Okanagan Lake in Vernon has been rescinded and beaches have been reopened to the public. Results from water quality testing at Kin Beach and Paddlewheel Park indicate bacterial levels are low and back within the acceptable…
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Effective at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, all fires will be prohibited within the City of Vernon. The recent hot and dry conditions in the region are expected to continue and the fire danger rating within the City of Vernon is high. The ban is being issued in coordination with the…
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A Public Notice will remain in place for several beaches along Okanagan Lake. Results from water quality testing indicate that bacterial levels are currently higher than the acceptable levels set in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. As a precaution, beaches from Kin Beach to…
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The City of Vernon will be hosting a community celebration marking the completion of the Lakeview Wading “Peanut” Pool on Thursday, July 11, 2024. The completion of the pool is a significant milestone for our community, and we are excited to invite you to join us for a day of fun and festivities.…
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A heat warning is in effect for the Southern Interior, including Vernon and the North Okanagan. Environment and Climate Change Canada has stated that hot conditions will continue through Wednesday.  Between Monday and Wednesday, forecasted daytime highs are expected to range between 37 and 40…