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Posted November 12, 2019
With the return of cooler temperatures and snow in the North Okanagan, community members are reminded to be aware of fire hazards in their homes and pay close attention to heat sources. On Sunday, November 10th, Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) was called to a home in the south end of the city...
heads up aside
Posted November 5, 2019
The City of Vernon, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and ICBC are working together to promote pedestrian and cyclist safety. As the days get shorter and the sun sets earlier, the risk of a pedestrian or cyclist being struck by a vehicle increases. “43 per cent of all crashes where a pedestrian gets...
2019 new bike racks aside
Posted November 4, 2019
Colourful new bike racks have sprouted up around downtown Vernon. These new racks will help address the need for convenient and secure bicycle parking for residents and visitors enjoying our vibrant downtown.   Last year, the Downtown Vernon Association (DVA) requested that the City improve bicycle...
Single lane traffic
Posted November 4, 2019
There will be single lane alternating traffic in front of 8756 Okanagan Landing Road starting on Wednesday, November 6 until Friday November 8, 2019 from 5:30 am until 5:30 pm for the installation of a storm utility.  Some delays should be expected. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption...
Streetlight aside
Posted October 31, 2019
Lighting on Vernon streets will get a facelift while annual electrical costs will drop thanks to a conversion project set to begin in spring 2020. At its October 28 regular meeting, City Council unanimously approved a motion to fund the conversion of approximately 1200 Vernon streetlights from high...
2019 movember aside
Posted October 31, 2019
Vernon firefighters are joining the movement to raise funds and awareness for men’s physical and mental health. The annual Movember campaign begins November 1, encouraging men to grow moustaches, raise funds and have important conversations in support of projects that focus on prostate cancer,...
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...
CO_AwarenessWeek_aside
Posted October 30, 2019
British Columbia’s first ever Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1 to 7 this year, and Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is reminding community members to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) build up in their homes by properly maintaining all fuel-burning appliances and installing CO...
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...
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...

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