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New firefighters pose along with Fire Chief David Lind.
Posted December 4, 2018
The City of Vernon is pleased to welcome four new full-time career firefighters to the Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) team. Ashton Sykes, Bryan Carter, Shawn Calder and Dave Robinson have joined the service as firefighters. “These talented individuals bring a wide variety of experience and...
Photo of truck on fire
Posted December 3, 2018
On Sunday evening, Dec. 2 at 7:40 p.m., Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a vehicle fire on Foster Road. The crew arrived to find a Dodge truck heavily involved in fire. “Every day our team is training, preparing and responding to calls for assistance to protect the safety of our community...
Financial Plan
Posted November 30, 2018
Mayor Victor Cumming and Councillors have endorsed the 2019 budget as presented within the 2019-2023 Financial Plan, which embeds the continuation of the 1.9% annual cumulative infrastructure levy. “Council has responded to the community’s desire to see additional investment in public safety,” said...
Posted November 30, 2018
A recent CBC News report indicated that the City is involved in an arbitration process with two former employees. While the City’s policy is to not comment on personnel matters, it is important to clarify that the incident did not involve two firefighters, as reported. Rather, the incident occurred...
Posted November 26, 2018
Building Permit values issued by the City of Vernon are up 29% over 2017, reaching $116.8 million for the first three quarters of 2018. Much of the activity is being driven by strong multi-family development, which accounts for $48.9 million of total permit values. Major projects that began in 2018...
IAFF/VFR
Posted November 26, 2018
The City of Vernon and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1517 have signed a four year collective agreement that will cover the period Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2019. “I am pleased to announce that the City and IAFF Local 1517 have developed a collective agreement that serves the...
Kal Tire Place west road is a construction zone
Posted November 23, 2018
Due to unplanned circumstances relating to construction on Mission Road, temporary detours are in effect on Commonage Road. Mission Road will be detoured at 15th Avenue and closed at the DND Park entrance. Commonage Road will be detoured at Bench Row Road and closed at Allan Brooks Way. Large...
Come hear the discussions on the proposed City budget.
Posted November 22, 2018
Council will be holding Special Regular Budget Meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 28, Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30 at 9:00 a.m. to review the 2019 – 2023 Financial Plan. Meetings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall with opportunity for Public Input on Nov. 28 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m...
Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect April 16 at 15 Avenue.
Posted November 19, 2018
The City of Vernon will be closing 42 Avenue between 32 Street and 33 Street from Nov. 19 to Dec. 3, 2018 to make required sanitary main repairs. Due to the nature of the work being performed, there may be difficulties accessing entrances during the construction period. Every effort will be made to...
Road Update: 30 Street construction closure
Posted November 9, 2018
The new signalized intersection at 30th Street and 35th Avenue will be flashing red until next week. Four-way stop rules will apply. Setup, testing and synchronization with other traffic lights is underway and should be completed next week, after which the intersection will become fully operational...

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