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Snow Clearing
Posted December 18, 2018
Snow maintenance crews and equipment will be on the roads and the City of Vernon is requesting your cooperation. Vehicles that are parked on the road during and immediately after a snow fall: Make it difficult for crews to clear and sand the road; Increase the cost to provide snow clearing services...
Gas Leak
Posted December 17, 2018
The gas leak at 43rd Street and 16th Avenue has been turned off and FortisBC crews continue to work on making the necessary repairs. People are encouraged to stay away from the area as repairs continue. If you must travel in the immediate area, please follow the direction of traffic control....
Last call for Okanagan Travel Survey responses
Posted December 13, 2018
Central Okanagan and Vernon residents who received letters in the mail inviting them to participate in the Okanagan Travel Survey have until Tuesday, December 18 to complete it. Those who complete the survey online or over the phone are eligible to win a cash prize or one of 100 gift certificates....
Road Update: 30 Street construction closure
Posted December 12, 2018
The City of Vernon is advising motorists to use caution due to icy road conditions. Wet roads combined with early morning freezing temperatures have resulted in icy conditions over the last few days. City crews have been using a combination of sand, salt and liquid de-icer to address the issue...
Graphic of ways to reduce natural gas consumption.
Posted December 12, 2018
Vernon and area residents are encouraged to reduce natural gas consumption ​Residents and businesses in Vernon and area are asked to reduce natural gas consumption to help alleviate the current shortfall caused by the Enbridge pipeline rupture. After the October 9 Enbridge transmission pipeline...
Posted December 12, 2018
The City of Vernon has upgraded its online services including MyCity, eHOG, and the online payment system to work better on mobile devices, with a clean, new look and improved security. The change will require residents to update any saved browser bookmarks or favourites for the online services....
RECREATIONAL CANNABIS IN VERNON
Posted December 11, 2018
Vernon City Council has approved the changes to the Zoning Bylaw to permit cannabis sales, processing and cultivation in many of its commercial and industrial zones. The amendments to Zoning Bylaw #5000 now permit recreational cannabis sales in the following commercial zoning districts: C3 to C12...
Posted December 11, 2018
This January, an innovative program that motivates seniors to get up, get out, and get active is coming to Greater Vernon Recreation Services (www.gvrec.ca) and it will be free to join. Choose to Move is a six-month program based on scientific research that motivates and supports individuals 65 or...
Photo of FireSmart committee with debris collected
Posted December 7, 2018
The FireSmart program has recognized the Predator Ridge community for its good work in reducing wildfire risks for the 3rd straight year. The community has been actively involved in the FireSmart program since adopting it in 2016, the same year as the Fort McMurray wildfires. The program encourages...
Posted December 6, 2018
The Vernon Airport was the scene of an imaginary plane crash today that saw a cross-agency response from members of the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, Vernon Fire Rescue Services, and City of Vernon staff including Bylaw Compliance officers, Airport, Communications and Emergency Support Services staff...

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