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The household organics bin that was at the south end of the Recreation Centre has been moved. The new location is at the Curling Rink parking lot, accessed off 39th Avenue. It is in the parking spaces adjacent to the street and farthest from Becker Park. The relocation of the bin is due to…
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A major reconstruction project continues on 37th Avenue. The work includes replacement of road, sidewalk, water main, storm sewer, and sanitary sewers. Improved streetlighting, safety improvements at the rail crossing, and new sidewalk, are also part of the planned upgrades. A closure of the…
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The City would like to advise residents that the boat launch at 8130 Tronson Road will be closed temporarily from October 4 to November 17, 2021. The closure is necessary to facilitate the construction of an adjacent project. Those looking to access Okanagan Lake will still be able to use the boat…
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A major step forward in flood mitigation work for Vernon has been made possible thanks to grant funding from the Province of British Columbia and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). The City of Vernon is pleased to receive a $747,000 grant through the UBCM Community Emergency Preparedness Fund…
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The City of Vernon supports the enhancement and preservation of a positive quality of life for all its residents. One means of achieving this goal is through the provision of grants to organizations that contribute to the general interest and advantage of the City. The City is now accepting…
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Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is pleased to introduce Vernon’s first FireSmart™ program coordinator. Alan Hofsink joins VFRS with more than 20 years’ experience in emergency services. He will be focused on community outreach and education programming. “We have been sharing and implementing…
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As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) reminds residents to “Learn the sounds of fire safety™.” Between October 3-9, VFRS is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) to promote this year’s campaign and help citizens learn what steps they can…
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The City would like to advise motorists that a minor traffic change will be required for a portion of Tavistock Rd next week for the installation of utility services. Starting on Monday (October 4) at 7:00 a.m., there will be single lane alternating traffic on Tavistock Rd between the tennis…
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Today, the City of Vernon has announced that a municipal by-election will be held on December 4, 2021. Vernon voters will elect one (1) City Councillor to fill the seat left vacant after the passing of Councillor Dalvir Nahal. Qualified candidates interested in putting their name forward for…
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Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the City of Vernon has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 Budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the City. It reflects the commitment of management and staff to…