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Posted September 13, 2018
City of Vernon contractors will be starting the fall weed program to control weeds and grasses that may impair traffic visibility, damage road asphalt surfaces and cause safety issues for pedestrians and cyclists. Weeds are controlled with mechanical trimming that includes roadside tractor mowing,...
Recreation Master plan
Posted September 13, 2018
A Recreation Master Plan is being developed for the Greater Vernon area including the City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream, and Areas B (Swan Lake) & C (BX).  After receiving input and feedback from the public, stakeholders, staff, and elected officials, the Greater Vernon Recreation...
Posted September 12, 2018
The City of Vernon has updated the Parks and Public Places Bylaw #5057 to prohibit smoking and vaping of any substance in public places in Vernon with the exception of roadways and sidewalks, and designated smoking/vaping areas. The downtown transit exchange and all transit stops are now non-...
Posted September 12, 2018
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) yesterday participated in the bi-weekly Needle Pickup Program run by the Upper Room Mission. VFRS was challenged by the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP detachment to partake in the challenge last week. “This initiative provided an opportunity for our team to work with...
Road Update: 30 Street construction closure
Posted September 10, 2018
Traffic signal technicians will be testing conflict monitors at all City of Vernon intersections starting Monday, Sept. 10 and continuing to Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Testing will require the intersection to be placed into flash mode twice in a one-hour period.  We ask that...
Posted September 7, 2018
Campfires that comply with the City of Vernon Good Neighbour and the Fire Services Bylaws are once again allowed within the City of Vernon. The campfire ban has been lifted as recent rain and cooler temperatures have reduced the wildfire risk for the region. “Please continue to use care and caution...
Map showing triathlon route.
Posted September 7, 2018
Temporary road closures will be in effect on September 9, 2018, for the Annual Paradigm Naturopathic Kids Triathlon as follows: Tronson Road will be closed from Kin Beach to Scott Road (West) from 7:45 am to 12:00 pm; Tronson Road will be closed from Bella Vista Road to Kin Beach from 7:45 am to 10...
A view of the exterior of the new Kal Tire Place North arena.
Posted September 7, 2018
It’s the opening weekend of the new Kal Tire Place North Arena and the public is invited to stop by to take in the many free events and the Loverboy/Platinum Blonde concert. “The Kal Tire Place North project started on April 24, 2017 with an official sod turning event,” said Doug Ross, Director of...
Logo of the Climate Leader BC Climate Action Community 2017
Posted September 5, 2018
The City of Vernon has developed a Climate Action Revolving Fund Policy to guide the use of the City’s carbon tax reserve funds to provide direct benefits to Vernon through greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, taxpayer cost savings and reinvestment for further emissions reduction. The...
Posted September 5, 2018
This September, an innovative program that motivates seniors to get up, get out, and get active is coming to Greater Vernon Recreation Services (www.gvrec.ca) and it will be free to join. Choose to Move is a six-month program based on scientific research that motivates and supports individuals 65...

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