News Archive

Posted June 28, 2017
The City of Vernon is reminding residents that the Kindness Meters around the city’s downtown core are an alternative to giving change to panhandlers. These orange painted, identifiable meters provide another option and opportunity for residents wishing to provide aid to individuals who panhandle...
Bookings & Rentals
Posted June 28, 2017
Kal Tire Place users are being advised that the upper concourse on the north end of the facility may undergo some periodic closures or modifications over the next 30 days due to construction. The walking pattern/layout will be altered at this time. Please check the walking schedule for updates by...
Posted June 26, 2017
Lakeshore Road will be closed from Tronson Road to 2683 Lakeshore Road from 8:30 - 11: 30 p.m. on July 1 for Canada Day Fireworks at Kin Beach. Please use alternate transportation to access Kin Beach and obey all signs and flaggers on site.
Bike to Work and School Week
Posted June 26, 2017
The City of Vernon is reporting that 2017 was one of the strongest years yet for participation in Bike to Work and School Week (May 28 to June 3), including a 24-per-cent increase in Vernon cyclists compared to 2016. A total of 1,265 cyclists (a record 139 teams) participated in the week-long event...
Okanagan Lake lakeshore debris flood
Posted June 23, 2017
The evacuation alert for residents along Lakeshore Road has been rescinded as creek and lake levels in Vernon have stabilized and are receding. Homeowners along the lakeshore should keep flood protection measures and flood debris in place until advised by the City. Residents should remain prepared...
Posted June 23, 2017
Hot and dry weather is in the forecast for the Kamloops Fire Centre, including Vernon, over the next few days, so the BC Wildfire Service is preparing for increased wildfire activity and asking members of the public to report any smoke or fires that they see. The fire danger rating throughout the...
Beachcomber Bay Road lake access
Posted June 22, 2017
The City of Vernon is inviting the public to an information session regarding the proposed improvements for the Beachcomber Bay Road Lake Access that will be undertaken this year. The information session will be held at the Lakers Clubhouse (7000 Cummins Road) on Tuesday, June 27, from 6 – 8 p.m....
Akbal Mund and OKIB Chief Byron Louis
Posted June 22, 2017
On June 15, the City of Vernon hosted the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) to discuss areas of mutual interest and collaborate on how best to provide services to residents in both communities. Chief Byron Louis, Mayor Akbal Mund, members of Council from both the City and OKIB, and senior staff members...
Downtown Vernon market
Posted June 20, 2017
Construction on 30 Street from 30 Avenue to 34 Avenue will be starting the week of June 26 and continuing until late October. The project continues as part of the City’s investment in our infrastructure, helping make Vernon a great place to live and work. The project includes road reconstruction,...
Posted June 20, 2017
Hearing-impaired citizens attending Council meetings at City Hall will now be able to use the Auris loop device to better hear proceedings. The Auris loop device allows users with a t-coil or telecoil-designed hearing aid to receive Council Chamber audio directly into their hearing aids. The City...

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