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The City of Vernon provides a variety of services across the municipality in response to snow and ice events. These services are provided by City staff and contractors who utilize several pieces of equipment, such as snow plows, sanders, an anti-icing truck, sidewalk equipment, shovels and snow…
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Now that winter has settled into the North Okanagan, the City is offering tips to help residents manage their organics carts for weekly collection in colder weather. If the contents of your cart are freezing to the inside or getting stuck, collectors may be unable to fully empty them, but solutions…
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Winter has made its return to the North Okanagan, with Environment Canada forecasting a significant ‘arctic blast’ passing through the Okanagan and Shuswap regions starting as early at Wednesday night (tonight). As we head into this period of colder weather, the City of Vernon is reminding…
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The City of Vernon will be updating its Official Community Plan (OCP) and Transportation Master Plan (TMP) through a joint review. The OCP lays out the community's long-term vision for growth and development, including the future identity of Vernon; while, the TMP guides how the community’s…
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Work to repair a section of the City of Vernon’s spray irrigation system main line is scheduled to begin this week.  The work will occur in the 500-block of Commonage Road, adjacent to Rose’s Pond, near the entrance to the Regional Compost Facility (please see map below).  Motorists travelling…
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The City of Vernon is reminding residents that the new Vernon Resident Program is now in place at Vernon Recreation Services. Under the program, Vernon residents, and residents whose local government participate in a ‘fee for service’ agreement with the City of Vernon, will receive reduced-cost…
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The City would like to advise motorists that a temporary detour will be required for a portion of 33rd Street as crews begin work on a multi-phase water and sanitary infrastructure upgrade project. Starting as early as 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 33rd Street between 42nd and 43rd Avenues will…
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As we approach the end of 2023, I am honored to share with you the progress, achievements, and aspirations that have defined our city's journey throughout this year. From advancing housing solutions to addressing infrastructure replacement, completing vital projects, and laying the groundwork for…
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Residents of the City of Vernon are encouraged to recycle their fresh Christmas trees, free of charge, through the Christmas tree disposal program. Trees may be dropped off for recycling between December 25, 2023 and January 18, 2024. If you choose to use this program, please note live Christmas…
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The City of Vernon and Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) are urging local businesses to remain vigilant this holiday season and keep the exterior of their properties fire safe by clearing debris, pallets and other combustible materials. “Piles of garbage and recycling left outside for a period of…