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Parks
Posted April 21, 2021
This Earth Day (April 22), the City is celebrating its new Climate Action Plan by encouraging residents to participate in the Vernon Tree Program. The program provides information about the benefits of planting shade trees, as well as resources for citizens to participate. “The tree program...
Okanagan Landing Road boat launch
Posted April 20, 2021
The City of Vernon would like to advise the public that the community boat launch located at 8835 Okanagan Landing Road has been closed due to safety concerns for people and equipment, such as boats, trailers and vehicles. Concrete barriers have been placed across the foreshore to prevent people...
AQUATIC CENTRE
Posted April 20, 2021
Greater Vernon Recreation Services is pleased to announce the Aquatic Centre waterslide has been reopened for use. The slide was closed on March 26, when a potential hazard was identified during a routine inspection. “Aquatic environments are tough on steel structures,” said Gary Lefebvre, Manager...
Posted April 16, 2021
The City of Vernon spring line painting program is underway. The program takes approximately six weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions. Contractors are required to work through the evening and early morning hours in order to avoid traffic disruptions.  The City asks the traveling...
Goose Management
Posted April 16, 2021
The Okanagan Valley Goose Management Program (OVGMP) is conducting its 15th annual egg-addling program this year between Vernon and Osoyoos. In this milestone year, the valley communities continue their commitment to maintain this comprehensive and cooperative approach to finding balance and...
Sustainability
Posted April 16, 2021
At its Regular Meeting of April 12, 2021, Council adopted a Streamside Maintenance Policy for streams within the City’s municipal boundary. The policy replaces two former policies related to work in or about streams and creek channel maintenance, which referenced outdated language and provincial...
Map of area where the prescribed burn is in the Foothills
Posted April 14, 2021
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the prescribed burn planned for a City-owned parcel of land in the Foothills subdivision for Friday, April 16, has been postponed. The City of Vernon and Vernon Fire Rescue Services thanks residents for their patience and understanding, and will provide...
image of hand holding the word grants
Posted April 14, 2021
The City of Vernon supports the enhancement and preservation of a positive quality of life for all its residents. One means of achieving this goal is through the provision of grants to organizations that contribute to the general interest and advantage of the City. The City is accepting...
Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect.
Posted April 13, 2021
Please be advised, there will be single lane alternating traffic in the 6200 block of Silver Star Road starting Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 a.m. for the installation of a water service. The work is expected to take one to two days to complete. However, the timeline may change if emergencies arise....
Climate Action Plan
Posted April 12, 2021
At its Regular Meeting of April 12, Council endorsed the City’s first Climate Action Plan. The plan articulates a path to a resilient future for Vernon, where the community is more prepared for the impacts that climate change will bring and has worked to reduce its emissions. “Endorsing the Climate...

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