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RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING FOR EVACUEES Recreational vehicle parking for the White Rock Lake Fire evacuees is currently available at any of the three SD#22 elementary schools listed below: Beairsto Elementary (evacuees can also use the school bus parking on 28th Street and if needed the City will…
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Many areas within the City of Vernon boundaries remain under Evacuation Alert.  *Areas excluded from the Evacuation Alert are listed below.  At this time, no areas within the City of Vernon boundaries have been issued an Evacuation Order. The change in weather including the rain has helped the…
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PARTIAL EVACUATION ALERT RESCINDED FOR THE CITY OF VERNON Based on reduced fire activity and a change in weather conditions, including light rain in the area, the City of Vernon will be rescinding the current Evacuation Alert for properties within the City of Vernon boundaries, excluding Canadian…
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The City of Vernon is expanding the current Evacuation Alert to include the balance of properties within the City of Vernon, excluding: Predator Ridge and Sparkling Hill neighbourhoods Okanagan Landing South neighbourhoods (areas of Eastside Road, The Outback, Ellison Provincial Park Inkster,…
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(as of Aug 6, @ 4:06pm) The City of Vernon is issuing an Evacuation Alert for areas within the City, northeast of Okanagan Lake.  The City of Vernon is closely monitoring the situation and has issued the Evacuation Alert advising residents in the Canadian Lake View Estates, Adventure Bay, Tronson…
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The Vernon ESS Reception Centre is welcoming residents who have been evacuated due to the White Rock Lake wildfire (#K61884), and helping to connect them with basic needs such as food, shelter and essential items. The City of Vernon would like to thank everyone who has expressed interest in…
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On behalf of all first responders and those who are tirelessly working to manage the White Rock Lake fire and wildfires across the Province, the City of Vernon would like to urge all residents to listen to the advice of emergency services personnel.  The time to fire smart your home is now. The…
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As the wildfire situation continues to evolve in the North Okanagan, the City of Vernon has received several requests for information about how to better prepare for the possibility of an emergency. This is an important question for all residents and visitors to consider, regardless of where they…
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(as of August 5, 4:55pm) The City of Vernon has temporarily closed to the public the former Kin Race Track and connecting lands behind Kal Tire Place.  The area, located at 3501 43rd Avenue, is being used as a camp and base of operations for approximately 200 firefighters and support staff…
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The City of Vernon staff and volunteers continue to assist evacuees displaced by the White Rock Lake Fire (#K61884), and who are being directed to register in Vernon.    The Vernon ESS Reception Centre has extended hours of operation to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 5th and will reopen at 9:30 a.m.…