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(as of 4:15 p.m.) The City of Vernon continues to monitor the White Rock Lake fire that is burning west of Okanagan Lake. BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) estimates the fire is approximately 81,139 hectares in size and it is still listed as being out of control. Cooler temperatures and some precipitation…
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(as of 2:40 p.m.) The City of Vernon has started to deliver new 240L garbage carts to residences across Vernon for a transition to automated residential waste collection.  When residents receive their new cart, they are asked to start using it for automated waste collection immediately. In light of…
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(as of 6:25 p.m.) At 5:00 p.m. on August 15, BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) provided an update to municipalities, regional districts and First Nations impacted by the White Rock Lake fire, which has resulted in expanded Evacuation Orders and Alerts in portions of the region northwest of Vernon. At the…
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The City of Vernon would like to offer its deep gratitude and thanks to everyone who responded to a call for volunteers to join the Emergency Support Services (ESS) program and help serve at Vernon’s ESS Reception Centre.   The reception centre has been operating since August 1st to welcome and…
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UPDATE:  The water main repairs have been completed and water service has been restored for the affected properties. Residents may experience turbidity in the water when they turn their taps back on. If this occurs, please run your cold water for up to 5 minutes to clear your lines. The City thanks…
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(as of 3:30 p.m.) The City of Vernon continues to monitor the White Rock Lake fire and is in close contact with BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) regarding the fire’s activity and potential impacts within Vernon’s municipal boundary. BCWS reports that the cooler temperatures we’ve experienced this week…
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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement and special air quality statement for the North Okanagan, including Vernon. Daytime high temperatures for the next few days are expected to be near or above 35 degrees Celsius with overnight minimum temperatures near or above 18 degrees.…
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A major reconstruction project continues on 37th Avenue and 31st Street. 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. Work at…
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(as of 4:15 p.m.) The City of Vernon continues to monitor the White Rock Lake fire and is in close contact with BC Wildfire Service regarding the fire’s activity and potential impacts within Vernon’s municipal boundary. Evacuation ALERT information: An Evacuation ALERT remains in place for the…
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Vernon Regional transit temporary service reduction (White Rock Lake fire Emergency) The following information is from BC Transit as of August 8, 2021 Please be advised of the following alert for all routes in Vernon Regional Transit System: Due to the White Rock Lake forest fire, Vernon Regional…