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The National Day of Mourning was recognized with a small ceremony in front of Vernon City Hall Thursday morning. The ceremony included comments from representatives of the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia, City of Vernon, WorkSafeBC, CUPE Local 626, Vernon Fire Rescue Services,…
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Fire Station 1 was a hive of activity on Tuesday, as a group of female grade 10 students from WL Seaton Secondary got a firsthand look at what it’s like to work as a firefighter. The hands-on training was led by long-time Vernon Fire Rescue Service (VFRS) member, Lieutenant Allyson Reich, who…
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Motorists traveling along 25th Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road may experience minor travel delays next week, as crews work on a portion of the City’s sewer system. Starting as early as Monday, May 2, crews will be working at the intersection of Okanagan Landing Road and Tronson Road, as well as on…
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The City of Vernon would like to advise residents near the Vernon Water Reclamation Centre (VWRC) that increased odours may be noticeable in the area for the next few days. Repairs are underway on one of the Primary Clarifiers. While the issue is being identified and repaired, residents and…
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The City of Vernon will be observing the National Day of Mourning with a small ceremony in front of City Hall on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The National Day of Mourning honours workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. Date:Thursday, April 28,…
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The City of Vernon’s temporary RV sani-dump station will be available for use by Saturday morning (April 30). The station is located at 3501 43rd Avenue, behind Kal Tire Place, on the former Kin Race Track lands. The sani-dump has a one-way access to maintain the flow of traffic, so motorists are…
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Greater Vernon Recreation Services has been recognized at a provincial level for its efforts in first aid training for staff and in the community. On March 25, the BC & Yukon Branch of the Lifesaving Society Canada hosted its annual general meeting. As part of that meeting, a number of awards…
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The City of Vernon has received a Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The recognition comes for the City’s annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The Canadian Award for…
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The City of Vernon is thanking the hundreds of residents who, through volunteering, help to make Vernon an incredibly special place to live, work, explore and play.  April 24 - 30 is National Volunteer Week; a time when Canadians from coast, to coast, to coast, celebrate and acknowledge the efforts…
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Last week, City Council directed Administration to move forward with a City of Vernon referendum for the proposed Active Living Centre, in conjunction with the 2022 municipal election. Information on the planning process for the project was then shared with the community. To help residents learn…