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Posted December 21, 2020
City crews are busy clearing roads and pathways across Vernon as heavy snowfall hits the North Okanagan. At 4:15 a.m. today (December 21), Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the North Okanagan, including Vernon, with snowfall amounts totaling 10 to 20 cm throughout the day. The City’...
Garbage collection
Posted December 21, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to advise residents of a small change to residential waste collection due to the holiday season. This year, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Friday. Therefore, Waste Connections of Canada has adjusted its schedule to collect residential garbage on Saturday...
Posted December 21, 2020
The City would like to advise the public of a sanitary sewer main flushing project that will require overnight work on a portion of 31st Street this week. Part of the project includes CCTV inspection of the infrastructure, which means work needs to be done when there is minimum flow moving through...
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Posted December 18, 2020
Families in Vernon will have access to 206 new licensed child care spaces in two new facilities by Fall 2022, thanks to grant funding from the Province of British Columbia and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). The City of Vernon is pleased to receive $6 million from the ChildCare BC New...
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted December 17, 2020
A minor cooking incident Wednesday evening has led to a reminder to be cautious while using the kitchen. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on December 16, Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) was called to an apartment building in the 3000 block of 37th Avenue, with a report of haze in the hallway and the...
Covid-19 update
Posted December 8, 2020
On December 7, 2020, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) extended a health order which prohibits in-person events and community-based gatherings across the province, with the intention of helping to significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19. As part of the PHO order, members of the public (...
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted December 8, 2020
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) responded to an early morning apartment fire on Tuesday (December 8). At approximately 4:50 a.m., Firefighters were called to the 2900 block of 43rd Avenue. Upon arrival, they found a heavily involved fire on the main floor of a two-storey apartment building. “It...
48th Avenue upgrade
Posted December 4, 2020
A number of major infrastructure projects have been completed across Vernon during the 2020 construction season, including upgrades to underground utilities, roadways, parks, drainage, and active transportation routes. Today, a major north-south corridor re-opened to traffic, as work was completed...
Curbside pickup
Posted December 1, 2020
The City of Vernon has installed 12 temporary curbside pick-up locations along 30th Avenue, to provide assistance for pick-up from local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. These free, 10-minute curbside pick-up zones are intended for customers of nearby restaurants, retailers, and other...
Draft 2021-2025 Financial Plan
Posted December 1, 2020
Vernon City Council has debated, amended and endorsed the 2021 budget presented within the 2021-2025 Financial Plan, with a total budget increase of 2.13%. The 2021 budget maintains core municipal services and establishes an ongoing commitment to key programs that are focused on community safety...

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