News Archive

Posted July 14, 2016
From July 18 to late October, 30 Street will be closed between Highway 6 and 30 Avenue to upgrade the road and underground utilities. A newly separated two-way bike path and sidewalks will also be built to enhance bicycle and walking facilities on 30 Street. Traffic will be detoured during...
Posted July 14, 2016
Eighty-eight per cent of total property taxes for Vernon were received prior to the July 4 deadline, down from last year when 91 per cent of taxes were received on time. More homeowner grants were claimed this year over last year: 11,169 homeowner grants were claimed in 2016 while 10,912 were...
Posted July 12, 2016
Starting July 16, Vernon RCMP volunteers conducting vessel safety checks at Paddlewheel Park boat launch will also be checking vessels for invasive quagga and zebra mussels. As of December 2012, B.C. law requires that no zebra or quagga mussel, alive or dead, be present on boats or related...
Posted July 12, 2016
The City of Vernon will be completing annual ditch maintenance on Tronson Rd, Bella Vista Rd and surrounding areas over the next six weeks. Ditch maintenance involves the excavation and removal of built-up material in ditch lines and is required to ensure proper roadway drainage and to reduce the...
Vernon construction building permits 32 Street
Posted July 11, 2016
Mayor and Council received the quarterly update today on Economic Development and Tourism activity. According to the update, as of the end of June, the City of Vernon has issued $88.8 million in building permits—up from $44.3 million at the same time last year. “This is shaping up to be one of the...
Posted July 11, 2016
At its Regular Meeting of July 11, 2016, Vernon City Council endorsed a declaration recognizing that people have the right to clean air, clean water, safe and healthy food and access to nature. The declaration also states that people should know about pollutants in the environment and be able to...
Parks Master Plan public participation process
Posted July 11, 2016
The City of Vernon will be issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for public engagement web tools as part of the City’s Public Participation (P2) Strategy. The P2 strategy was identified as a priority in Council’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018, and was developed using best practices from...
Posted July 11, 2016
The City of Vernon will be issuing a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to create and install three Vernon gateway signs after the initial competitive bid process resulted in only one quote that was almost four times the approved project budget. The gateway sign project was initiated by Vernon Council...
Posted July 11, 2016
The City will be installing a picnic table this year in Hidden Park, located at 3407 33 Avenue. This is just one of the many improvements underway in Vernon parks that are guided by the City’s Parks Master Plan. Prior to the development of more improvements for Hidden Park, an environmental...
Posted July 7, 2016
Vernon cyclists joined the Bike to Work and School Week in record numbers, and one Vernon participant won a 14-day cycling adventure in Vietnam from Bike to Work BC. During Bike to School and Work Week, 995 total cyclists participated, including 280 cyclists who were new to biking to work or school...

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