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active living centre survey
Posted October 30, 2019
Greater Vernon Recreation Services is taking the next step in its Active Living Centre Feasibility Study. Public engagement began in September and now there is a survey available online for members of the public to share their thoughts on the proposed Active Living Centre project. Through the...
Wildfire
Posted October 30, 2019
British Columbia is facing severe wildfire conditions which means there is an immediate need to change how we address hazards associated with longer fire seasons and extreme conditions. “Due to many years of human influence and fire suppression activity, the growth and establishment of wildland...
2019 pumpkin race aside
Posted October 28, 2019
The concept seemed simple: grow giant pumpkins, hollow them out and race them on Okanagan Lake. But what more than 500 spectators got to witness at Kin Beach on Saturday was nothing that could be described as simple. “It was a great show,” said Angeline Chew, manager of Tourism Vernon. “This was...
leaf exchange aside
Posted October 28, 2019
It’s time to do some fall cleaning! Fall leaf exchange and clear bag pick-up will return to Vernon November 5 – 8, 2019. Waste Connections of Canada will provide curbside collection of leaves and garden refuse to coincide with regular garbage collection days. In order to take part in the program,...
VFRS_HalloweenSafety_aside
Posted October 28, 2019
As local kids put the finishing touches on their Halloween costume masterpieces, Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is offering tips to big and little ones alike so safety stays top of mind. “The number one thing to remember: be visible,” said Deputy Chief Dwight Seymour. “Now that the sun is...
Vernon logo
Posted October 25, 2019
Due to strong winds in the North Okanagan, some traffic signal lights around Vernon have been impacted. Motorists are reminded that if intersection lights are flashing, the intersection must be treated as a four-way stop, as per the Motor Vehicle Act of British Columbia. If an intersection’s lights...
child care survey aside
Posted October 24, 2019
The City of Vernon is currently developing a Community Child Care Space Action Plan through Greater Vernon Recreation Services to support families in our growing communities. Research has shown there is a growing shortage of quality child care that is affordable and convenient for families...
Picture of the Vernon Aquatic Centre
Posted October 23, 2019
The Vernon Aquatic Centre was temporarily closed following a chlorine gas alarm on Tuesday. On October 22, 2019, at approximately 4:00 pm, the alarm went off inside the Aquatic Centre and staff responded quickly, evacuating the pool area as per established safety procedures. The level detected was...
Compost Bin
Posted October 22, 2019
The City is looking for input on composting as the pilot program comes to an end. Over the summer, the City of Vernon piloted an organics collection program to reduce waste going to the landfill. Two organics collection bins were placed at City Hall and behind the Schubert Centre. Under the pilot,...
Pumpkin Race aside
Posted October 17, 2019
The pumpkin patch is bursting as local green thumbs prepare to showcase their handiwork and hit the water for a race unlike any other! The Great Pumpkin Classic starts Saturday, as one of the cornerstone events for Vernon’s Fall Festival. “Since January, local growers have been nurturing giant...

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