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vehicle fire
Posted February 3, 2020
On Monday, February 3, 2020, at approximately 10:20 am, Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) responded to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Harwood Elementary School. “It appears the vehicle was involved in several crashes in the area before it stopped in the parking lot,” said Fire Captain Rob...
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted February 1, 2020
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) responded to a small mud slide Saturday afternoon on Mount Robson Place. Just after 2:00 pm, firefighters were called to the area due to reports of water and mud sliding down the hill and on to the street of a local development. “As a precaution, six townhome...
community Safety Office
Posted January 30, 2020
The Community Safety Office (CSO) is looking for a few good volunteers! The Vernon CSO is the flagship operation of the Protective Services Community Safety Unit. Staffed by RCMP CSO volunteers, the storefront has expanded beyond traditional Community Policing functions and now provides overall...
City of Vernon
Posted January 30, 2020
Motorists on 32nd Street (Hwy 97) may experience minor travel delays next week. Starting on Wednesday, February 5, northbound traffic on 32nd Street (between 24th Avenue and 28th Avenue) will be reduced to a single lane so crews can inspect the storm utilities. The work is expected to be completed...
Infrastructure work at Predator Ridge and Mashie Crescent
Posted January 29, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to advise motorists of two events tonight (January 29) that may impact travel in portions of the city. Between 9:00 pm and midnight tonight, BC Hydro will be conducting a planned power outage in order to complete an electrical service upgrade. The power outage will...
City Hall renovations
Posted January 29, 2020
The City of Vernon would like to advise the public of renovations that are currently underway on the main floor of City Hall. The work includes a new Cemetery Inquiries office and redeveloped workspaces for an expanded Financial Services team. The changes will allow the City to continue providing...
Compost Bin
Posted January 29, 2020
A popular compost program will return to Vernon this year. At its Regular Meeting on January 27, Council approved funding for Phase 2 of a Compost Bin Pilot Program to divert household organic material from the landfill. The program will include the placement of six compost bins throughout the...
Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect.
Posted January 24, 2020
City of Vernon road crews are diligently working through their winter road maintenance program. The last few days have been focused on clearing snow and slush from residential streets and now crews are removing snow in a few areas that need help to improve drainage. “Most of the compact snow we saw...
Posted January 22, 2020
City crews are taking the next steps to clear snow and slush from local roads. “Now that the extreme cold snap has ended, snow is starting to melt across the city,” said Christy Poirier, manager of Communications and Grants. “Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures above zero for the next...
Vernon Water Reclamation Centre
Posted January 20, 2020
The City invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at the world class operation of the Vernon Water Reclamation Centre (VWRC) with a guided tour. The VWRC was originally established in the 1930’s and has undergone several upgrades over the years. The most recent changes happened in 2004,...

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