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Mayor Cumming
Posted February 22, 2021
Like many communities, affordable housing is a pressing issue in Vernon. The recently completed Regional Housing Needs Assessment identifies the urgent need to add more affordable housing units to the North Okanagan. Vernon’s rental vacancy rate is hovering around one per cent – the lowest it has...
Parsons Inc. will be taking groundwater samples in the 3200 block of 34 Avenue between April 16 and 20, 2018.
Posted February 18, 2021
The City of Vernon and Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) are advising the public to avoid travel, if possible, due to poor winter driving conditions. Roads across Vernon and on area highways are reported to be very slippery and emergency responders have been called to multiple motor vehicle...
Picture of the Vernon Aquatic Centre
Posted February 16, 2021
The Vernon Aquatic Centre is temporarily closed for repairs due to an unexpected water leak in its mechanical room. The leak occurred during maintenance by a contractor on February 15. As a result of the leak, pool water got into the electrical components that control the main circulating pumps for...
31 Street sanitary upgrades
Posted February 16, 2021
The City would like to advise motorists that a portion of 31st Street (between 45th and 48th Avenues) will be temporarily closed to through traffic, while sanitary sewer upgrades are conducted in the area. The road will be accessible to local traffic only, starting tomorrow (Wednesday). The work is...
Francis Street water main break
Posted February 11, 2021
(as of 10:15 a.m.) City utility crews anticipate the repairs for a water main break in the 2900 block of Francis Street will take approximately 4-5 hours to complete.  For the safety of workers and the public, Francis Street is temporarily closed to traffic between 25th Avenue and Black Rock Road,...
MacKay Reservoir
Posted February 11, 2021
The City of Vernon is preparing for a change at the Vernon Water Reclamation Centre (VWRC) and its release of high-quality reclaimed water following the treatment process.  Presently, the VWRC receives and treats approximately 13 million litres of influent every day, which is mostly domestic and...
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted February 8, 2021
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) was called to reports of a fire in Polson Park Monday morning.  Just after 9:00 a.m., firefighters received multiple reports that a tent was on fire in the park, near the railroad tracks behind the Polson Place Mall. Upon arrival, firefighters knocked the fire...
Kal Tire Place
Posted February 5, 2021
Greater Vernon Recreation Services is taking a close look at where we’ve been and how we’re moving forward together, as the COVID-19 global pandemic continues. During a recent review of the fourth quarter statistics for Recreation Services, Doug Ross, Director, told City Council that participation...
City of Vernon
Posted February 5, 2021
Following precipitation events in January, the City was contacted by residents about overland flow issues in the Bella Vista neighbourhood. There is site clearing work being done in the area to facilitate a vineyard. The City is working with the developer to ensure that this work meets bylaw...
Mayor Cumming
Posted February 5, 2021
Today, residents across British Columbia waited to learn what the next steps will be as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in our province. During her update this morning, Dr. Bonnie Henry asked everyone to “stay the path to buy time” and allow the province-wide immunization program to get up and...

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