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City of Vernon
Posted July 28, 2021
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement and special air quality statement for the North Okanagan, including Vernon. Daytime high temperatures for the next few days are expected to be in the mid-to-high 30’s Celsius with overnight lows in the mid-to-high teens. Many regions across...
Posted July 28, 2021
The following information is from BC Transit as of July 28, 2021. In alignment with the Provincial Health Officer announcement, BC Transit is reinstituting the mandatory use of face coverings for customers on all BC Transit buses connected to the Central Okanagan, effective Thursday, July 29, for...
Lifejackets
Posted July 23, 2021
Kindness and generosity shown by residents, City staff and a local business have helped promote water safety in a unique and fun way. Recently, children from the Okanagan Indian Band - nk̓maplqs iʔ snm̓am̓áyaʔtn iʔ k̓l sqilxʷtət | Cultural Immersion School and the children from the OKIB daycare,...
Road Update: 30 Street construction closure
Posted July 23, 2021
The City would like to advise residents that a partial road closure will be required for a portion of 43rd Street to repair a portion of storm infrastructure. Starting at 7:30 a.m. on July 27, 43rd Street will be closed to through traffic between 24th Avenue and 25th Avenue. The work is expected to...
City of Vernon
Posted July 23, 2021
The City of Vernon is seeking legal action through a Statutory Injunction to address an ongoing ‘party house’ that has caused significant issues for neighbouring residents since 2019. The residence in question is being used as a Short-Term Rental (STR) property and the owners of the home do not...
Posted July 22, 2021
The City of Vernon and the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are reminding residents to take care of each other on our roadways this summer.  During the summer, more people are riding bikes and enjoying other activities such as skateboarding and scootering. People can be seriously hurt if they are struck...
Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect.
Posted July 21, 2021
The City would like to advise motorists that a portion of 39th Avenue will be closed for two weeks as work continues on the reconstruction of 31st Street. The closure will begin tomorrow evening (July 22) between the new 30th Street roundabout and Highway 97. In addition, the closure will include...
Silver Star rd
Posted July 20, 2021
Motorists travelling west on Silver Star Rd will want to be aware of a temporary detour Wednesday and Thursday this week, while crews install and upgrade underground utilities in the 5100-block of Silver Star Road. The detour may increase travel times for residents and visitors. Westbound traffic...
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted July 17, 2021
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is currently responding to a structure fire in the East Hill area. At approximately 9:00 am, firefighters were dispatched to a fire at a residential property in the 1500-block of 37th Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters confirmed all occupants were outside of the...
Posted July 16, 2021
The City of Vernon is pleased to announce the acquisition of 1.3 acres of land to add to Girouard Park in the Harwood neighbourhood.  The acquisition was based on the unique opportunity to purchase undeveloped land in an urban environment, which will add park space in an area of Vernon that has...

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