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Posted April 15, 2019
The city of Vernon crack sealing program is underway. Crack sealing extends the life of pavement by reducing water penetration. The program will run four to six weeks and contractors will be in the Foothills and East Hill area. We ask that the traveling public to be patient, slow down and obey all...
Posted April 12, 2019
At the April 8, 2019 Regular Council meeting, City of Vernon staff reported that the total taxation increase for 2019 will be 4.98% rather than 5.3% as indicated during the 2019-2023 Financial Planning process. This is mostly due to the extraordinary increase in Residential Class assessments during...
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Posted April 12, 2019
Repairs need to be made to a cooling system in the lap pool air handling unit (AHU) prior to the onset of warmer weather. It is estimated that the repair will take 8 to 16 hours to complete. In order to complete the repair the AHU needs to be turned off which may impact the air quality in the pool...
Regional District North Okanagan
Posted April 12, 2019
The Regional DIstrict of North Okanagan wishes to inform customers of Greater Vernon Water (GVW) that the Kalamalka Lake Water Source has been turned back on today, April 12, 2019 as the turbidity in the water has returned to normal conditions. The decision to turn the Kalamalka Lake water source...
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Posted April 11, 2019
The City of Vernon supports the enhancement and preservation of a positive quality of life for all its residents. One means of achieving this goal is through the provision of grants to organizations that contribute to the general interest and advantage of the City. The awarding of grants is solely...
Compost Bin
Posted April 4, 2019
The City is piloting a program to reduce waste going to the landfill. Two organics collection bins have been set up to trial diverting waste from the landfill. Organics diversion through composting can reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by over 90% compared to sending the same waste to the...
Safety and Health week
Posted April 4, 2019
The City of Vernon is inviting health and wellness businesses to participate as exhibitors or sponsors for the City’s Employee Health & Wellness Fair taking place on May 7, 2019 at the Vernon Recreation Centre. The City of Vernon Employee Health & Wellness Fair will be host to local guests...
Map of area where prescribed burn in Foothills
Posted April 4, 2019
Information session for area residents April 8 @ 7 p.m. at Grace Bible Church Vernon Fire Rescue Services in conjunction with BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue Services, the BC Wildfire Service and professional consultants will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Foothills area with the goal of reducing...
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Posted April 4, 2019
The City of Vernon is launching the Folks on Spokes Pilot Project. Starting on April 8, 2019, the program will assist businesses with the clean-up of improperly discarded needles and garbage in local “hot spots”. "There are two parts to the program," said Vernon Community Safety Office Coordinator...
Road update: water main break on Herry Road.
Posted March 29, 2019
Okanagan Landing Bench Road will reopen today at approximately 4:30 p.m. The road had been closed due to a small landslide and ongoing water saturation of the area. A geotechnical engineer was on site today and has advised that the roadway is once again safe to travel. Staff will continue to...

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