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Sani Dump RV
Posted October 10, 2019
Vernon’s temporary sani-dump will be closed after the Thanksgiving long weekend. The dump, which is located on 31st Street between 39th Avenue and 37th Avenue, is anticipated to re-open around the May Long weekend. The seasonal closure will be in effect as of October 16, 2019.
a graphic of raised hands for volunteering
Posted October 9, 2019
The City of Vernon is now accepting applications for Council committee positions to begin in 2020. A total of 21 positions are available, including seats on committees for Advisory Planning, Affordable Housing Advisory, Transportation Advisory, and the Tourism Commission. Established by Council,...
Posted October 8, 2019
British Columbia is experiencing severe wildfire conditions and there is an immediate need to change how we address the hazards associated with longer fire seasons and extreme conditions. Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is hosting a public information session to discuss what each of us can do to...
2019 Fire Prevention Week aside
Posted October 7, 2019
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years — to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practise Your Escape!” The...
DT washroom aside
Posted October 7, 2019
A new washroom has opened in Vernon’s downtown core, offering a creative solution to a long-standing issue. “The City identified a need to add a washroom to the area, which can be used by all community members,” said Laurie Cordell, Manager of Long Range Planning and Sustainability. “We’ve seen...
Commonage Place
Posted October 7, 2019
The City of Vernon terminated a fire captain for engaging in sexual activity with a subordinate, in an open manner, while on duty in the fire hall. The Union fought the termination, arguing there should be no discipline because the privacy of these individuals was violated when they were caught...
Sewer main installation happening Mar 19 to April 30
Posted October 7, 2019
A portion of Pleasant Valley Road will be closed this Thursday (October 10) for the installation of a new water service and valve. The area between 5003 Pleasant Valley Rd and 5602 Rimer Rd will be closed from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm and access will be limited to local residents only. For those who...
NOYFSS Cheque aside
Posted October 3, 2019
Educational programming for youth and families got a boost today as Mayor Victor Cumming presented the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) with a cheque for $672.47. The funds came from the 2018 Kindness Meters program. “The work that NOYFSS does every day in our community is...
VFRS apparatus aside
Posted October 3, 2019
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) has received two new fire trucks. The Pierce fire apparatus includes a fire engine, which will perform a dual function and replace both a 34-year-old engine and a 17-year-old rescue truck, and a new ladder truck which will replace its 28-year-old predecessor. In...
Highway 97 Lane closures at 48th Avenue
Posted October 1, 2019
Motorists may experience travel delays this week as construction continues on 48th Avenue between Hwy 97 and 29th Street. The work is part of the City’s investment in infrastructure and active transportation, which helps make Vernon a great place to live. The project includes a new drainage culvert...