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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…
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Rain falling across the North Okanagan is causing slippery driving conditions this morning (Wednesday), as it falls on frozen roads and snow. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to use extreme caution as they travel in and around Vernon today, where roads may appear to be wet, but may actually be icy…
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Firefighters responded to a structure fire on 25th Avenue early this morning (Tuesday).  At approximately 1:10 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a single storey house in the 3600-block of 25th Avenue. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke coming from the front of…
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Snow removal efforts continue in Vernon as crews address limited snow storage space in the downtown core, school zones, and along major travel corridors. Last week and over the weekend, crews began removing snow from school zones and the downtown. Over the course of two nights of work, more than…
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The Priest Valley Arena, Priest Valley Gymnasium, Centennial Outdoor Rink, and Vernon Curling Club have been closed for the remainder of today (Friday) due to a staffing shortage. Recreation Services is currently working on arrangements for the weekend, but if certified staffing is not available,…
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UPDATE: As of 1:40 p.m., Vernon North Okanagan RCMP provided the following information:  Highway 97 is now open to traffic in both directions. Road conditions remain extremely icy and drivers are urged to slow down and use caution. Before traveling, please check road and weather conditions, as well…
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The City of Vernon is pleased to announce the launch of a public engagement project which will help steer the direction of a new five-year tourism strategy for Vernon. The new business strategic plan for Tourism Vernon will guide the City’s efforts as we work to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning and a set of highway alerts across the Okanagan, including Vernon.  As of 4:14 p.m. today (Wednesday), the weather forecaster announced 10 to 20 cm of new snow is possible across the region, especially in the high elevations. Snow is expected…