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Dog running through a field with no leash
Posted March 27, 2019
The City has added signs at Marshall Fields Park to make it easier to identify the temporary off-leash dog area near the soccer pitches. The five signs identify the boundary between the soccer fields and the temporary off-leash area. From the Lakers Clubhouse parking area to the fenced baseball...
Posted March 26, 2019
The City of Vernon received a summary report of the February 6, 2019 session for the businesses and service providers within the Business Improvement Area (BIA) facilitated by Urban Matters. The report summarizes the meeting outcomes and makes recommendations to Council from the input received at...
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Posted March 26, 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...
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Posted March 26, 2019
On March 25, 2019, the City of Vernon held a public hearing to consider changes to its regulations to allow for urban beekeeping in backyards. The proposed bylaw updates would allow for small scale hobby beekeeping of up to two or four beehives on most properties, depending on the size of the...
Road update: water main break on Herry Road.
Posted March 22, 2019
Okanagan Bench Road is again closed based on a report provided by a geotechnical engineer. The instability of the bank and the ongoing water saturation has the potential to impact the roadway and traffic with deposits of mud and debris. City crews will continue to monitor the situation and will...
Road update: water main break on Herry Road.
Posted March 21, 2019
A small landslide that forced the temporary closure of Okanagan Bench Road last night has been cleared by City crews. The road is now open for traffic.
Road update: water main break on Herry Road.
Posted March 21, 2019
As part of the City’s continued investment in the downtown, the 28th Avenue Road and Utility Rehabilitation Project will start Monday, March 25, 2019. The project will include road closures from March 25, 2019 until June 28, 2019: 28th Avenue from 32nd Street (Highway 97) to 30th Street; Coldstream...
Posted March 21, 2019
The FMX World Tour is coming to Vernon on Sunday June 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Kal Tire Place, sponsored by Vernon Toyota. The FMX World Tour is an extreme action sport competition that was formed to tour Canada, the USA, Mexico and select European countries. Pro riders will participate in an intense...
Posted March 21, 2019
The City of Vernon is wrapping up a successful Chamber of Commerce Spring Expo—the first non-ice event at the new Kal Tire Place North arena—and the City is looking ahead to increase the number of events in this facility. Kal Tire Place will be welcoming the FMX (Freestyle Motocross) World Tour to...
Posted March 20, 2019
A small landslide has forced the temporary closure of Okanagan Landing Bench Road. City crews are on site and are currently removing the debris. We expect to reopen the road today, March 21. Traffic is urged not to bypass closures as the road is blocked. -30-

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