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Winter Carnival is underway Feb 1-10.
Posted February 1, 2019
This version of the news release has been updated.   The City of Vernon is advising drivers and Vernon Regional Transit System riders to be aware of road closures impacting travel for the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, February 2. Roads will be closed within the area west of 25th Street...
Kindness meters collect money for agencies that support the homeless.
Posted February 1, 2019
As we head into the coldest part of the year, the City of Vernon wants to remind people about the downtown Kindness Meter program, which assists our local service providers in serving those in need. The City of Vernon initiated the Kindness Meter program in 2016. The goal was to install...
an image of Hurlburt Park looking along the shore
Posted January 30, 2019
Citizens of Vernon will benefit from the work to redevelop Hurlburt Park, which starts Monday, February 4 and will continue until the construction is completed. The work is expected to be completed in late spring and the plan is to reopen the improved park later this year. “The park will be...
Sue and Cody, new VFRS staff
Posted January 23, 2019
The City of Vernon is pleased to welcome Sue Saunders and Cody Grier to the Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) team. Sue is filling a key role with VFRS providing the Coordination of the City’s Emergency Program which includes Emergency Support Services (ESS). Cody has joined VFRS as a frontline...
Posted January 23, 2019
Members of the downtown business community, service providers, and the Social Planning Council are coming together for a discussion session facilitated by Urban Matters, a consulting firm that specializes in supporting communities with innovations to address complex social issues. This meeting is...
photo highlighting monthly and daily pass parking locations
Posted January 23, 2019
The City of Vernon will be designating the location of where the monthly and daily parking pass holders are to park within the 32 Avenue parking lot. Both signage and barriers will be installed as per the sections identify in the accompanying map. This work will be completed by the end of January.
Kin Racetrack
Posted January 17, 2019
The City of Vernon has been advised by the lawyer for the Okanagan Equestrian Society (OES) and the Vernon Jockey Club Limited Liability (VJC) that they are abandoning their appeal of the 2018 decision of the BC Supreme Court which dismissed their claims against the City of Vernon and the Regional...
a graphic of raised hands for volunteering
Posted January 8, 2019
The City of Vernon is accepting applications for two appointments to the Advisory Planning Committee (APC). The APC’s purpose is to provide City Council with advice and recommendations on proposed land use and planning changes and related matters.  The APC seeks a youth member and an applicant with...
Vernon Fire Department
Posted December 19, 2018
A cross-agency response from local first responders was required today to extricate the driver of a single vehicle accident. On December 19, 2018, a motor vehicle incident rollover occurred on Highway 97 North. The truck had left the roadway and rolled several times down a steep bank, trapping a...
Holiday Hours of Operation
Posted December 18, 2018
City Hall and Community Services Building Monday, Dec. 24 – 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Closed Monday, Dec. 31 – 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Closed Operations Monday, Dec. 24 – 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Closed...

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