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Off Leash Dog Park
Posted February 19, 2019
On February 11, 2019, Council made a resolution to continue to suspend enforcement of the Animal Regulation and Animal Pound Bylaw #5252 in relation to dogs off leash at Marshall Fields. This resolution applies to the area hatched in yellow and marked OFF LEASH on the attached map. The off leash...
Posted February 19, 2019
The City of Vernon’s Folks on Spokes pilot program kicks off this spring to provide the community with a hot line to report improperly discarded needles. Also, with the North Okanagan Youth & Family Services Society (NOYFSS) weekly deep clean, teams of peers will be recruited and trained to...
A new firefighter deployment pilot project is underway with a goal of improving effectiveness and reducing overtime at Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS). Vernon Fire Rescue Services is undertaking a deployment model pilot project to test and validate s
Posted February 14, 2019
A new firefighter deployment pilot project is underway with a goal of improving effectiveness and reducing overtime at Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS). Vernon Fire Rescue Services is undertaking a deployment model pilot project to test and validate several approaches for improving service...
2019 Sustainability Ggrants program is accepting applications.
Posted February 13, 2019
The City of Vernon is launching the 2019 Sustainability Grants program to encourage community participation in sustainable action while recognizing current and ongoing sustainability projects in Vernon. Small grants up to $1000 will be available as an incentive to accelerate sustainability projects...
swimming flippers are idle as the pool is closed Feb 14 for repairs.
Posted February 11, 2019
The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed Thursday, February 14 to perform unexpected preventative maintenance to replace a damaged part of the Lap Pool Air Handling Unit (AHU). It is estimated that the repair will take 8 to 16 hours to complete. In order to complete the repair, the AHU needs to be...
Road update: water main break on Herry Road.
Posted February 4, 2019
City of Vernon road crews have repaired a water main break that occurred near 6858 Herry Rd. yesterday afternoon. City workers are in the process of increasing water flow through the main and all should be back to normal within the hour. We thank you for your cooperation as we completed the repair.
Road update: water main break on Herry Road.
Posted February 4, 2019
City of Vernon road crews are currently on site repairing a water main break that occurred near 6858 Herry Rd. yesterday afternoon.   As this is a large pipe (12” main) customers in the following are will be out of water for the day and possibly longer. The areas affected are as follows: Starting...
Winter Carnival is underway Feb 1-10.
Posted February 1, 2019
This version of the news release has been updated.   The City of Vernon is advising drivers and Vernon Regional Transit System riders to be aware of road closures impacting travel for the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, February 2. Roads will be closed within the area west of 25th Street...
Kindness meters collect money for agencies that support the homeless.
Posted February 1, 2019
As we head into the coldest part of the year, the City of Vernon wants to remind people about the downtown Kindness Meter program, which assists our local service providers in serving those in need. The City of Vernon initiated the Kindness Meter program in 2016. The goal was to install...
an image of Hurlburt Park looking along the shore
Posted January 30, 2019
Citizens of Vernon will benefit from the work to redevelop Hurlburt Park, which starts Monday, February 4 and will continue until the construction is completed. The work is expected to be completed in late spring and the plan is to reopen the improved park later this year. “The park will be...

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