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Posted February 22, 2017
Pursuant to Section 606 of the City of Vernon Traffic Bylaw #2747, notice is hereby given that load restrictions will be in place effective immediately on all roadways in the City of Vernon. All roads will be limited to 70 per cent legal axle weight. Overweight permits will not be granted. All term...
Posted February 20, 2017
Traffic on 39 Avenue will be reduced to single-lane traffic from 27 to 25 Street on February 28 with full closure of both lanes on March 1. Drivers are advised to follow posted detour signage to avoid delays.  
Okanagan Lake beach access Vernon
Posted February 7, 2017
The City of Vernon is hosting two open houses in February to gain public feedback on the draft Lake Access Plan. The plan update is intended to prioritize improvements including construction schedule, determine which accesses to dispose of, and address any potential gaps between the current lake...
Posted February 7, 2017
Vernon and area residents are invited to enjoy two opportunities for a free swim at the Vernon Recreation Centre during the Family Day long weekend. On Sunday, February 12, from 1:30 - 4 p.m., the Vernon Aquatic Centre will be hosting the Jopo swim as a part of Vernon Winter Carnival. It will be an...
Posted February 6, 2017
City of Vernon crews are responding to the significant snow fall over the weekend, and are currently plowing and sanding the 590 lane kilometres of roads and 29 kilometres of lanes within Vernon's municipal boundary.   Prior to a snow fall, and if conditions are favorable, the City will apply a...
Posted February 6, 2017
Vernon City Council will provide a letter of support to the Passenger Transportation Board for a new taxi service in Vernon. Current Taxi Ltd. appeared as a delegation before Council at its meeting on January 23, 2017, requesting Council’s support for its application. Current Taxi has proposed a...
2017 Capital Projects Consultation Meeting
Posted February 6, 2017
At its Regular Meeting on February 6, Council received a report from staff on 2016 development activity that indicated Vernon experienced strong growth over the course of the year. During 2016, 1,007 permits were issued, which is a 14.3 per cent increase in construction activity over 2015 and 150...
Posted February 6, 2017
At Monday’s regular meeting, Council approved a $25,000 Cooperative Marketing Funds Grant for the upcoming Vernon & Area 2017 55+ BC Games. The grant comes from the Hotel Tax Reserve and will be used for the promotion of the games being held in Vernon September 12 to 16. The 55+ BC Games are...
Posted February 1, 2017
The City of Vernon is advising drivers to be aware of road closures for the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, February 4. The parade route and staging areas will remain closed to all traffic from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Drivers are encouraged to use Hwy 97 (32 Street) for north-south travel or...
VFRS Jack Blair
Posted January 31, 2017
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is expressing its appreciation to Deputy Chief Jack Blair for five years of service and leadership; Blair will be resigning from VRFS as of March 31 and plans to continue his work in the private sector. “I’m looking forward to taking on new opportunities and...

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