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Recreation Services
Posted March 13, 2020
On March 12, 2020, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, made the following statement: “Effective today, we are also directing all event organizers to cancel any gathering larger than 250 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, religious...
Information on COVID-19
Posted March 13, 2020
On behalf of the City of Vernon and Council, I would like to take a moment to reassure our citizens that we have been, and continue to work diligently to address the potential Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation locally. The City is in regular contact with the Interior Health Authority (IHA) and...
Short Term Rentals
Posted March 13, 2020
The number of short-term rental (STR) accommodations is on the rise, and the City of Vernon is looking for public input on short-term rental regulations. Public and stakeholder engagement will help inform the development of short-term rental regulations in Vernon. The planning process was approved...
Active Living Centre
Posted March 6, 2020
It’s your community, they are your facilities, have your say! That is the call to action for more public input on the proposed Greater Vernon Active Living Centre. The Greater Vernon Recreation Master Plan, completed in 2018, identified a number of indoor recreational space needs and priorities...
Posted March 4, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to advise residents that the spring chipping program will return later this month and run between March 23 and April 17. The curbside pickup of residential pruning is funded by residential yard recycling customers and is provided on the same day and location as regular...
Bylaw safe communities
Posted March 3, 2020
In some communities, Police and City officials have identified property crime as a significant reason for a spike in reported crimes. Crimes such as theft from vehicles, burglary, and vandalism tend to be driving statistics to a new level. In Vernon, our City has chosen to engage its residents to...
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Posted February 27, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to advise the public that beginning next week, all in-person payments will be paid and processed at the Community Services Building located at 3001 – 32 Ave. As of Friday, March 6, the City Hall cash station will be closed until further notice and the public will be...
Highway 97 Lane closures at 48th Avenue
Posted February 27, 2020
The final phase of a major construction project on 48th Avenue (between 29th Street and HWY 97) is scheduled to begin Monday, March 2. The project includes a new drainage culvert, road improvements and multi-use pathway on the north side of 48th Avenue. In 2019, crews started constructing the multi...
Lifeguard
Posted February 26, 2020
Greater Vernon Recreation Services is taking a balanced approach to cover additional lifeguarding costs to meet the National Safety Standards of the Lifesaving Society of Canada. This includes a small reduction in operating hours and a moderate fee increase for the aquatics area. Effective January...
Commercial Recycling
Posted February 21, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to advise residents that an unexpected issue has postponed garbage collection for some customers this week. “It came to our attention that some residences were missed during collection on Thursday, February 20,” said Chris Ovens, manager of Roads, Drainage and Airport...

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