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photo highlighting monthly and daily pass parking locations
Posted January 23, 2019
The City of Vernon will be designating the location of where the monthly and daily parking pass holders are to park within the 32 Avenue parking lot. Both signage and barriers will be installed as per the sections identify in the accompanying map. This work will be completed by the end of January.
Posted January 23, 2019
Members of the downtown business community, service providers, and the Social Planning Council are coming together for a discussion session facilitated by Urban Matters, a consulting firm that specializes in supporting communities with innovations to address complex social issues. This meeting is...
Sue and Cody, new VFRS staff
Posted January 23, 2019
The City of Vernon is pleased to welcome Sue Saunders and Cody Grier to the Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) team. Sue is filling a key role with VFRS providing the Coordination of the City’s Emergency Program which includes Emergency Support Services (ESS). Cody has joined VFRS as a frontline...
Kin Racetrack
Posted January 17, 2019
The City of Vernon has been advised by the lawyer for the Okanagan Equestrian Society (OES) and the Vernon Jockey Club Limited Liability (VJC) that they are abandoning their appeal of the 2018 decision of the BC Supreme Court which dismissed their claims against the City of Vernon and the Regional...
a graphic of raised hands for volunteering
Posted January 8, 2019
The City of Vernon is accepting applications for two appointments to the Advisory Planning Committee (APC). The APC’s purpose is to provide City Council with advice and recommendations on proposed land use and planning changes and related matters.  The APC seeks a youth member and an applicant with...
Vernon Fire Department
Posted December 19, 2018
A cross-agency response from local first responders was required today to extricate the driver of a single vehicle accident. On December 19, 2018, a motor vehicle incident rollover occurred on Highway 97 North. The truck had left the roadway and rolled several times down a steep bank, trapping a...
Holiday Hours of Operation
Posted December 18, 2018
City Hall and Community Services Building Monday, Dec. 24 – 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Closed Monday, Dec. 31 – 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 1 – Closed Operations Monday, Dec. 24 – 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Closed...
Snow Clearing
Posted December 18, 2018
Snow maintenance crews and equipment will be on the roads and the City of Vernon is requesting your cooperation. Vehicles that are parked on the road during and immediately after a snow fall: Make it difficult for crews to clear and sand the road; Increase the cost to provide snow clearing services...
Gas Leak
Posted December 17, 2018
The gas leak at 43rd Street and 16th Avenue has been turned off and FortisBC crews continue to work on making the necessary repairs. People are encouraged to stay away from the area as repairs continue. If you must travel in the immediate area, please follow the direction of traffic control....
Last call for Okanagan Travel Survey responses
Posted December 13, 2018
Central Okanagan and Vernon residents who received letters in the mail inviting them to participate in the Okanagan Travel Survey have until Tuesday, December 18 to complete it. Those who complete the survey online or over the phone are eligible to win a cash prize or one of 100 gift certificates....