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Single lane traffic
Posted July 9, 2020
Note: This media release was corrected on July 10, 2020, to reflect updated construction dates. Motorists traveling down Bella Vista Road may experience some traffic disruptions next week. Starting Monday, July 13, there will be single lane alternating traffic in the 6400 block of Bella Vista Road...
Covid-19 update
Posted July 9, 2020
The City of Vernon is pleased to announce that local sports fields and courts are available for booking limited activities as of Monday, July 13. “This is the moment many people have been waiting for,” said Mayor Victor Cumming. “We know many sport organizations are eager to get back on the field...
Vernon City Council crest
Posted July 3, 2020
At its Regular Meeting of June 8, 2020, Council rescinded third reading on the rezoning application for 5000 20th Street and passed a resolution to host a new Public Hearing and reconsider this application. Council passed the following resolution: THAT Council directs Administration to issue a...
Sustainability Grants
Posted July 3, 2020
The City of Vernon is launching the 2020 Sustainability Grants program to encourage community participation in sustainable action while recognizing current and ongoing sustainability projects in Vernon. Small grants up to $1,000 will be available as an incentive to accelerate sustainability...
Climate Action
Posted July 2, 2020
The City of Vernon is encouraging residents to join the conversation again on the development of a Climate Action Plan. A public survey has been launched at www.engagevernon.ca. In March, the City cancelled all in-person public engagement events due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the quickly...
Flood update
Posted July 2, 2020
Polson Park is open to vehicle traffic again this morning (July 2). The park was closed to traffic on June 30 following a heavy rain event that caused localized flooding along Vernon Creek. Pedestrians and cyclists are reminded that the groundwater level in the park remains high and portions of the...
Canada Day 2020 online
Posted June 30, 2020
Vernon City Council is encouraging everyone to join in a big noise making celebration across the city at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, to celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday. The event will be in place of the annual fireworks display to recognize our nation’s birthday while also following...
Flood information
Posted June 30, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to advise the public that effective immediately Polson Park is closed to vehicle traffic due to flooding. The gates are closed on either end of the park and will remain closed until further notice. Polson Park remains accessible to pedestrians and cyclists at this...
Greater Vernon Water
Posted June 30, 2020
The following information has been provided by Greater Vernon Water. For the most up-to-date information, please visit rdno.ca:  A major water main serving Greater Vernon Water (GVW) customers is under emergency repair. As a result, some areas in the BX will be shut off for 24 hours (see www.rdno....
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted June 26, 2020
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) would like to advise residents of a controlled burn project that is currently underway in the Harbour Heights area. This work is being completed by a qualified private contractor, and has been permitted by the Ministry of Environment to help manage wildland fuels...

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