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Wildfire
Posted October 17, 2019
British Columbia is experiencing severe wildfire conditions and there is an immediate need to change how we address the hazards associated with longer fire seasons and extreme conditions. Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is hosting a public information session tonight to discuss what each of us...
Grant Applications aside
Posted October 15, 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...
Sani Dump RV
Posted October 10, 2019
Vernon’s temporary sani-dump will be closed after the Thanksgiving long weekend. The dump, which is located on 31st Street between 39th Avenue and 37th Avenue, is anticipated to re-open around the May Long weekend. The seasonal closure will be in effect as of October 16, 2019.
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Posted October 9, 2019
The City of Vernon is now accepting applications for Council committee positions to begin in 2020. A total of 21 positions are available, including seats on committees for Advisory Planning, Affordable Housing Advisory, Transportation Advisory, and the Tourism Commission. Established by Council,...
Wildfire
Posted October 8, 2019
British Columbia is experiencing severe wildfire conditions and there is an immediate need to change how we address the hazards associated with longer fire seasons and extreme conditions. Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is hosting a public information session to discuss what each of us can do to...
Sewer main installation happening Mar 19 to April 30
Posted October 7, 2019
A portion of Pleasant Valley Road will be closed this Thursday (October 10) for the installation of a new water service and valve. The area between 5003 Pleasant Valley Rd and 5602 Rimer Rd will be closed from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm and access will be limited to local residents only. For those who...
DT washroom aside
Posted October 7, 2019
A new washroom has opened in Vernon’s downtown core, offering a creative solution to a long-standing issue. “The City identified a need to add a washroom to the area, which can be used by all community members,” said Laurie Cordell, Manager of Long Range Planning and Sustainability. “We’ve seen...
Commonage Place
Posted October 7, 2019
The City of Vernon terminated a fire captain for engaging in sexual activity with a subordinate, in an open manner, while on duty in the fire hall. The Union fought the termination, arguing there should be no discipline because the privacy of these individuals was violated when they were caught...
2019 Fire Prevention Week aside
Posted October 7, 2019
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years — to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practise Your Escape!” The...
NOYFSS Cheque aside
Posted October 3, 2019
Educational programming for youth and families got a boost today as Mayor Victor Cumming presented the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) with a cheque for $672.47. The funds came from the 2018 Kindness Meters program. “The work that NOYFSS does every day in our community is...

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