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(as of 11:00 a.m.) The City of Vernon continues to be in close and regular contact with the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) regarding progress on the White Rock Lake wildfire that is burning west of Okanagan Lake. The City is also monitoring weather and fire conditions daily. As of today, BCWS estimates…
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(as of 12:00 p.m.) The City of Vernon ESS Reception Centre continues to receive and assist evacuees from neighbouring communities who have been displaced due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. Starting Saturday, August 28, the Reception Centre will be open during the following times: 9:00 am to 12:00…
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The following information has been provided by the Canadian Armed Forces. On Saturday, August 28, Land Task Force Vernon will be conducting a road move of approximately 80 personnel and their equipment from 100 Mile House to Vernon via highways 97 and 1.  There will be large green Medium Support…
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(as of 2:40 p.m.) The City of Vernon continues to be in close and regular contact with the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) regarding progress on the White Rock Lake wildfire that is burning west of Okanagan Lake, and is monitoring weather and fire conditions daily. An Evacuation Alert remains in place…
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UPDATE as of August 31: The paving schedule for 34th Street has been amended slightly due to an unexpected changed in weather. The paving on 34th Street between 25th Avenue and Okanagan Avenue will now take place on September 7 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The overnight re-paving of 48th Avenue…
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The following information has been provided by the Canadian Armed Forces. On Friday, August 27, Land Task Force Vernon will be conducting a road move of approximately 80 personnel and their equipment from Oliver to Vernon via highway 97. There will be several large green Medium Support Vehicles,…
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(as of 2:40 p.m.) The City of Vernon continues to monitor the White Rock Lake wildfire that is burning west of Okanagan Lake. BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) estimates the fire is approximately 80,745 hectares in size and it remains classified as out of control. According to the BCWS Wildfires of Note…
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On August 20, 2021, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, announced new COVID-19 health restrictions are being implemented across the entirety of the Interior Health (IH) Region in an effort to slow transmission rates of the virus. In recent weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases has…
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The following information has been provided by BC Transit on August 20, 2021. In alignment with the Provincial Health Officer announcement, BC Transit is reinstituting the mandatory use of face coverings for customers on all BC Transit buses operating in the Interior Health region effective…
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The last year and a half has presented a number of changes and challenges for our community, our region and our province, but an opportunity has come for us to be together again and share time in community. On Sunday, August 22, join Greater Vernon Recreation Services for a Community Reboot and…