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(as of August 5 @ 4:45pm) The City of Vernon ESS Reception Centre will be extending its hours of registration until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021. This is a temporary change of operation for the Centre. The Reception Centre is doing its utmost to assist evacuees. The Centre has extended hours…
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A drainage rehabilitation project is underway at the BX Creek Crossing on 42nd Avenue, between 32nd Street (HWY 97) and 33rd Street. The project will address approximately 21m of deteriorating storm culvert, which has required ongoing emergency works to take place. The work is anticipated to be…
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The City of Vernon is seeking to recruit and train additional volunteers to assist with the Emergency Support Services (ESS) program and its current reception centre operations. The Vernon ESS Reception Centre is welcoming residents who have been evacuated due to the White Rock Lake wildfire, and…
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(as of August 3 @ 4:00 p.m.) The City of Vernon ESS Reception Centre continues to receive residents who are being evacuated due to the White Rock Lake Fire (#K61884) and are being directed to register in Vernon. The Reception Centre is assessing and adjusting its operations, as necessary, to…
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Residents in the Alexis Park area may notice an increased amount of activity behind Kal Tire Place as the BC Wildfire Service establishes a fire camp on the former Kin Race Track lands. The North Okanagan Complex fire camp will be a base of operations for approximately 200 firefighters and support…
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(as of August 2 at 7:00 p.m.) The City of Vernon ESS Reception Centre continues to receive residents who are being evacuated due to the White Rock Lake Fire (#K61884) and are being directed to register in Vernon. The Reception Centre is located at the Dogwood Gym in the Vernon Recreation Centre (…
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(as of August 1 at 10:30 p.m.) The City of Vernon Emergency Support Services (ESS) Reception Centre is set up to receive residents who are being evacuated due to the White Rock Lake Fire (#K61884) and are being directed to register in Vernon. The Reception Centre is located at the Dogwood Gym in…
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The City of Vernon and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities are pleased to announce the ground has been broken for a Jumpstart Inclusive Playground to be added to Marshall Field Park.  “What an exciting moment to be part of!” said Acting Mayor Brian Quiring. “This new playground is going to be a game…
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The following information is from BC Transit as of July 28, 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 connected to the Central Okanagan, effective Thursday, July 29, for…
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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 in the mid-to-high 30’s Celsius with overnight lows in the mid-to-high teens. Many regions across…