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25th Street
Posted October 23, 2020
Motorists traveling down 25th Street may need to take a small detour next week. A portion of 25th Street will be closed between 41st Avenue and 42nd Avenue, starting Wednesday, October 28. The road is expected to reopen November 3. Crews will be upgrading underground utility works, and will be in...
Snow shoveling
Posted October 23, 2020
The first bout of the winter season has arrived in the North Okanagan, with Environment Canada forecasting snowfall for the rest of today (Friday) and overnight. With this, it is time to adjust our habits to meet winter conditions. The City of Vernon asks motorists to please slow down, give...
Vernon Aquatic Centre
Posted October 22, 2020
On Sunday, October 18, the Vernon Aquatic Centre was reopened to the public, following a lengthy closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and direction of the Provincial Health Officer. During the closure, a number of major maintenance projects were completed, including the installation of a new water...
Structure Fire
Posted October 21, 2020
(as of 1:15 p.m.) Firefighters have contained a fire that took place in a boarded up, two-storey house on the corner of Highway 97 (32nd Street) and 39th Avenue Wednesday morning. Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) was called to a report of a structure fire at approximately 7:30 a.m. Upon arrival,...
Structure Fire
Posted October 21, 2020
Traffic on Highway 97 (32nd Street, between 39th and 41st Avenues) has been reduced to single lane in both directions, as firefighters respond to a fully involved structure fire. The fire broke out in a two-story single family residence on the corner of 32nd Street and 39th Avenue early Wednesday...
28 Street construction
Posted October 21, 2020
Motorists traveling down 28th Street may need to take a brief detour tomorrow (October 22), as City crews upgrade a water utility. The work will require a one-day closure on 28th Street, between 41st and 39th Avenues, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The area will be accessible to local traffic only....
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted October 20, 2020
Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) is continuing wildland fuel management efforts to reduce the risk of serious wildfire in the wildland urban interface (WUI) across Vernon. Over the next month, fuel management work will be taking place along the Eastside Road area, south of Harbour Heights Road. “...
Vernon Fire Rescue Services
Posted October 18, 2020
An Emergency Response Centre (ERC) located on 37th Street has been evacuated Sunday evening (October 18). At approximately 5:20 p.m., Vernon Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) was called to the 2500 block of 37th Street for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing smoke from the...
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Posted October 15, 2020
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. Organizations can submit...
Go by Bike Week
Posted October 14, 2020
Vernon and North Okanagan riders joined cyclists from across the province in taking to the streets for the first annual fall Go By Bike Week, held from September 28 – October 4, 2020. The City of Vernon would like to thank everyone who joined the challenge to get on your bikes and explore our...

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