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Yesterday, Statistics Canada released its first round of information from the 2021 Census, providing details on community population and dwellings. The report shows a significant amount of growth happened in Vernon over the last five years. “There is a lot of talk about the growth and development…
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Firefighters responded to a fire in the downtown core early Thursday morning (February 10). At approximately 2:00 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a report of a building alarm in the 2900-block of 30th Avenue. Upon arrival, crews could see light smoke inside one of the businesses. Firefighters…
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The City of Vernon is taking the next steps to help divert household food and yard waste from the landfill with a new curbside organics collection program, to begin mid-spring. Mayor Victor Cumming made the announcement today, saying the program is a result of a key recommendation made in Vernon’s…
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City crews are repairing a water main break on the Alexis Park Drive between 35th and 36th Avenues. Due to the break, water service has been interrupted for approximately 40 properties. Traffic on Alexis Park Drive has been reduced to a single lane in each direction as crews work on site. Motorists…
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The City of Vernon would like to advise motorists that road closures will be in place tomorrow (Saturday) for the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade. The parade staging areas will remain closed to all traffic from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. The parade route will be closed to traffic from 11:30 am until 2:00…
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Residents and visitors who are near Okanagan Lake or Swan Lake this weekend may see some activity as Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) conducts ice and cold water safety training.  On Saturday and Sunday (February 5 and 6), firefighters plan to conduct training at various locations, depending on…
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Today has been declared RCMP Appreciation Day in British Columbia – a day to pay tribute and give thanks to the brave individuals who have served, and who continue to serve, our communities through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Today is also the 102nd anniversary of the creation of the…
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Greater Vernon Recreation Services is seeking public input on a popular East Hill summer recreation spot: the Lakeview Wading Pool. A survey is now open at EngageVernon.ca to gather feedback on a conceptual design to revitalize the pool, which is widely known as the Peanut Pool for its iconic…
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The City of Vernon continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia and the restrictions and guidelines put in place by health authorities, the Province, and WorkSafeBC. Recently, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, announced upcoming changes to health restrictions on…
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The City of Vernon has an unwavering commitment to providing a healthy and safe environment for its employees, citizens and visitors. As part of its response to COVID-19, the City of Vernon implemented a Proof of Vaccination Policy on November 10, 2021. The Policy – which applies to all City…