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Posted May 19, 2017
Boating is not recommended this weekend due to the high level of debris in the water and the risk to shoreline integrity from boat wakes. However, the launches on Tronson Road and Okanagan Landing Road are currently open for owners wanting to remove boats from the water. The launches could close at...
Bookings & Rentals
Posted May 19, 2017
The City of Vernon and VVI Construction are reminding the public that the lane west of Kal Tire Place is closed to public traffic and is considered a construction zone. People wanting to reach the north parking lot must use the entrance east of the building at the traffic light. The west lane has...
Posted May 19, 2017
Over the last few days, City crews have been attempting to make temporary road repairs to the flooded section of 48 Avenue near Hwy 97. The flooded road is a result of high water levels in BX Creek below Swan Lake. Flooding on 48 Avenue is expected to continue until water levels in the creek recede...
Posted May 19, 2017
The stormwater outfall pipe that was floating in Okanagan Lake near Adventure Bay is now safely at the bottom of the lake. The pipe surfaced on Thursday as a result of air being trapped in the pipe following heavy rain falls. Contract diving crews have inspected the pipe and City staff will be...
Posted May 18, 2017
Long-weekend closure of Paddlewheel Park Boat Launch due to high water levels creating boating hazards and threatening shoreline properties The Board of Directors of the Regional District of North Okanagan have made the decision to close the boat launch at Paddlewheel Park over the May long weekend...
Okanagan Lake flood debris
Posted May 18, 2017
The City of Vernon is monitoring lake levels and may close boat launches prior to or during the Victoria Day long weekend. Currently, boat launches at City lake access sites are open. However, residents and visitors should be aware that they may close if water levels increase. City crews will be...
Posted May 18, 2017
Operators of power boats and personal watercraft (PWC) on Okanagan and Kalamalka Lakes are urged to use extreme caution while on the water. Runoff from creeks and streams have washed a large volume of debris into the lakes, some of which may be below the water’s surface and not visible to boat...
Posted May 18, 2017
The installation of Vernon's first Rainbow Crosswalk is set to move forward (weather permitting) on today (Thursday) from 4 to 9 p.m. However, should weather conditions change, the installation will move to Friday, beginning early in the morning until 11 a.m. As a reminder to motorists, 30 Avenue...
Okanagan Lake flood debris
Posted May 17, 2017
Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake are both close to capacity, and much of North and Central Okanagan remain on flood watch. Residents and visitors are asked to take measures to protect private property, parks and roads, and reduce the risk of soil erosion. Please leave any debris along lakeshores on...
Posted May 16, 2017
The following Vernon playing fields have been closed due to saturated conditions: • Alexis Stadium • Lakeview Park ball diamonds • Marshall Fields all soccer fields (ball diamonds open) • DND ball diamonds (soccer fields open) • Kin Race Track • MacDonald Park • Grahame Park ball diamonds (soccer...

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