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Residents of the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, and B.X. are encouraged to recycle their fresh Christmas trees, free of charge, through the Christmas tree disposal program until January 17, 2022. Trees can be dropped off at: St. John’s Ambulance lot (vacant lot at the Northeast corner of…
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This past year has been filled with changes, challenges, and triumphs that have significantly impacted all our lives. 2021 included several major events that widely impacted our community as a whole and tested our resolve, strength and resiliency as individuals, families, neighbours, business…
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The Province of B.C. has issued a weather warning for communities across the province, with periods of heavy and blowing snow, and very cold weather expected between now and New Year’s Day.    As of 10:30 a.m. today (December 23), there are no weather warnings or alerts for the Okanagan Valley from…
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Note (as of Dec 23/21): The title of this media release has been updated to remove reference of the Vernon Recreation Centre's Fitness Gym. This has been done for clarity sake in regard to the proof of vaccination requirement that is now in place for the Aquatic Centre. The Fitness Gym is closed…
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To: Donald Lee Pressman TAKE NOTICE the property described below was sold for unpaid taxes on September 27, 2021. Pursuant to section 657 of the Local Government Act, the City of Vernon hereby gives you notice that you may redeem the property on or before September 27, 2022. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE…
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Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) was called to a structure fire in a residential area this morning.  At approximately 11:10 a.m., firefighters received reports of a fire in a single-family home in the 3500-block of 40th Avenue. Upon arrival they found heavy smoke coming from a basement door.…
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The City would like to advise motorists that a detour will be required for a portion of 20th Street next week for the installation of utility services. Starting at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday (December 21), 20th Street will be accessible to local traffic only between 43rd Avenue and 45th Avenue. The work…
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The City of Vernon and Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) are pleased to announce a new connection has been made possible for the iconic Grey Canal Trail, thanks to a recent land sale agreement with Westco Properties Inc. The agreement includes the dedication of 4 acres of park land along…
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As winter continues to settle in and temperatures drop across the North Okanagan, the City of Vernon, Vernon Fire Rescue Services, and Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are offering important safety reminders to local businesses. Firefighters and police have attended several fires this fall and winter,…
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Vernon business owners are reminded that it’s time to renew your City of Vernon business licence. Renewal invoices were mailed out in November and fees are due January 1, 2022. For your convenience, if there are no changes to your business information (such as ownership, location, or type of…