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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,...
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...
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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...
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.