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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...
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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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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.
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-
Posted March 20, 2019
City of Vernon crews have begun the annual spring street sweeping and flushing program. Sweeping will occur seven days per week throughout the day for the next four to six weeks. The program consists of daily road and sidewalk sweeping and flushing in low level areas, moving to higher levels. Two...
Posted March 19, 2019
The City of Vernon has been ordered to reinstate two employees who were fired in March 2018 for engaging in sexual activity in the workplace while on duty. This order has been made by a majority of the arbitration board that had been convened to hear a grievance brought forward by the B.C....

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