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House fire
Posted December 10, 2019
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) responded to two separate fire incidents Tuesday afternoon. Just before 12:00pm today (December 10), firefighters were called to a structure fire in the 6000 block of Blue Jay Road. “The homeowner had been away from the house for a little while today and upon...
Road update
Posted December 10, 2019
Motorists in the Okanagan Landing area may experience traffic delays this week due to construction in the 6000 block of Okanagan Landing Road. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, December 11), crews will begin the installation of a sanitary service. Construction is expected to be completed by Friday,...
Vernon logo
Posted December 9, 2019
A recent review of the City of Vernon Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw has led to recommendations that could ultimately reduce DCC rates for new development. The focus of the review was to confirm works required related to expected growth over the next 20 years. A number of proposed amendments...
Christmas lights
Posted December 5, 2019
Take an illuminating tour through Vernon on the annual Christmas light tours with Vernon Regional Transit on December 15, 16, and 17, 2019. Riders will see some of the most festive homes and businesses around town and marvel at the wondrous displays of lights, décor, and Christmas magic, all from...
Vernon Aquatic Centre
Posted December 3, 2019
The Vernon Aquatic Centre was temporarily closed following a minor water line break on Monday afternoon. On December 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm, a minor break in a water line occurred in the Centre’s chlorination room. Due to this, the chlorine detection sensors activated an alarm. Although no chlorine gas...
City Hall Vernon
Posted December 2, 2019
Council will be holding Special Regular Budget Meetings at 9:00 am on Monday, December 9, Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11, to review the 2020 – 2024 Financial Plan. Meetings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall with opportunity for Public Input on December 9 at 2:30pm, and...
Posted November 27, 2019
Let Vernon Regional Transit do the driving this Saturday. The City of Vernon is providing free transit service throughout the city all day on Saturday, November 30, 2019, in celebration of the Downtown Vernon Association’s Annual Light Up.  Free transit helps make this event more accessible to our...
Bus terminus washrooms
Posted November 26, 2019
Changes have been made to the downtown bus terminus washrooms in preparation for the installation of a new facility. The washrooms located across the street from Cenotaph Park have been removed in order to prepare the site for a new stainless steel washroom that has the same design as the unit that...
Single lane traffic
Posted November 25, 2019
Motorists traveling along Highway 97 this week may experience some minor delays due to routine maintenance. There will be single lane traffic on Highway 97 between 15th Avenue and 48th Avenue while crews conduct routine storm catch basin cleaning. The work will take place between Tuesday, November...
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted November 22, 2019
On November 22, 2019, Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) was called to a structure fire in the 1200 block of 38th Avenue. Just before 3:30 pm, a tenant of the home reported seeing flames and heavy smoke in the basement. Upon arriving, firefighters confirmed the fire was located in the utility room...

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