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Day of Mourning
Posted April 26, 2019
Vernon residents are invited to join with the City of Vernon in observing the National Day of Mourning at City Hall from 10:30 – 11 a.m. on Friday, April 26. The day honours the memory of workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. The Canadian...
Posted April 18, 2019
The City of Vernon, in cooperation with BC Wild Fire and BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue has been planning a prescribed burn for 10 acres of City owned lands in the Foothills. In preparation, our team has delivered information door to door, held a public information session and conducted site prep. The...
Posted April 18, 2019
The City of Vernon has closed playfields to public use. James Rice, Manager, Public Works, notes that fields are saturated due to recent rain, snowmelt and late winter weather conditions. The fields are exceptionally soft and use for casual play and sport practice may damage turf conditions. The...
Posted April 15, 2019
The city of Vernon crack sealing program is underway. Crack sealing extends the life of pavement by reducing water penetration. The program will run four to six weeks and contractors will be in the Foothills and East Hill area. We ask that the traveling public to be patient, slow down and obey all...
Regional District North Okanagan
Posted April 12, 2019
The Regional DIstrict of North Okanagan wishes to inform customers of Greater Vernon Water (GVW) that the Kalamalka Lake Water Source has been turned back on today, April 12, 2019 as the turbidity in the water has returned to normal conditions. The decision to turn the Kalamalka Lake water source...
Picture of the Vernon Aquatic Centre
Posted April 12, 2019
Repairs need to be made to a cooling system in the lap pool air handling unit (AHU) prior to the onset of warmer weather. 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 turned off which may impact the air quality in the pool...
Posted April 12, 2019
At the April 8, 2019 Regular Council meeting, City of Vernon staff reported that the total taxation increase for 2019 will be 4.98% rather than 5.3% as indicated during the 2019-2023 Financial Planning process. This is mostly due to the extraordinary increase in Residential Class assessments during...
image of hand holding the word grants
Posted April 11, 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...
shapes of bikes
Posted April 4, 2019
The City of Vernon is launching the Folks on Spokes Pilot Project. Starting on April 8, 2019, the program will assist businesses with the clean-up of improperly discarded needles and garbage in local “hot spots”. "There are two parts to the program," said Vernon Community Safety Office Coordinator...
Map of area where prescribed burn in Foothills
Posted April 4, 2019
Information session for area residents April 8 @ 7 p.m. at Grace Bible Church Vernon Fire Rescue Services in conjunction with BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue Services, the BC Wildfire Service and professional consultants will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Foothills area with the goal of reducing...

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