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Posted July 24, 2017
The City is now proceeding with Phase 4 of the sand bag disposal assistance program. This includes properties along Lakeshore Drive. Property owners on Tronson Road and Eastside Road are encouraged to leave flood protection in place to a minimum of 0.6m (two feet) above lake level to protect from...
Virginia Lange ESS Reception Vernon
Posted July 23, 2017
The Emergency Social Services (ESS) reception centre located in the Dogwood Gym of the Vernon Recreation Centre will be changing hours from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. beginning Monday, July 24. The current hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily. Evacuees arriving after hours can call 250-309-0638. Vernon ESS has...
Posted July 21, 2017
The City of Vernon and Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) have issued a notice that campfires and fire appliances (such as portable barbecues or camp stoves) that use liquefied or solid fuel are prohibited in all City parks and open spaces due to the extreme risk of wildfire in the region....
Posted July 21, 2017
Vernon Emergency Social Services (ESS) reception centre registered 79 evacuees from the Cariboo region on Thursday, for a total of 861 registrations. ESS volunteers also processed 39 extensions of services for evacuees. Evacuees must check in weekly with ESS to extend services. Evacuees can access...
Posted July 20, 2017
Road construction continues as part of the City’s investment in the infrastructure that helps make Vernon a great place to live. The current construction projects below have the following traffic disruptions: 30 Street Road and Utility Project – 30 Street is closed from 30 Avenue to 32 Avenue and...
Posted July 20, 2017
Donations are available in the gym of the Salvation Army House of Hope (3303 32 Avenue, located behind Staples) for evacuees from the Cariboo region. Goods include toiletries, clothing, local produce and groceries, and other items. Please bring proof of registration from Emergency Social Services (...
Virginia Lange ESS Reception Vernon
Posted July 19, 2017
City of Vernon Emergency Social Services (ESS) have registered 667 evacuees from Williams Lake and other areas affected by provincial wildfires. At this time, all of the evacuees are being billeted by friends, family or people who have offered rooms and/or camping spaces. Two group lodging sites...
2017 Capital Projects Consultation Meeting
Posted July 19, 2017
Construction on Kalamalka Lake Road will be postponed as work dependent on BC Hydro is currently delayed. BC Hydro has had to respond to the state of emergency in B.C., affecting projects such as the Kalamalka Lake Road reconstruction. The exact length of the delay is unknown at this time.  The...
Posted July 18, 2017
City of Vernon Emergency Social Services (ESS) have registered 550 evacuees from Williams Lake and other areas affected by provincial wildfires. At this time, all of the evacuees are being billeted by friends or family in the area. The City has been asked to prepare group lodging for up to 800...
The Hamlets in Vernon
Posted July 18, 2017
City of Vernon Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Kevin Poole reported to Vernon Council that building activity remains strong for the first half of 2017. Between January 1 – June 30, 2017, 221 permits were issued with total building permit value of $68.3 million. “Single family...

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