Kal Tire comes through for Vernon couple

Vernon tire company removes more than 50 unwanted used tires after they were mysteriously dumped on the front lawn of a Vernon home

A Vernon tire company has come through to help a local couple remove unwanted tires dumped anonymously on their front lawn.

Patti Johnson and Rob Green were astounded to find more than 50 used tires strewn on their front lawn at their residence in the 2400 block of 34A Street, as well as the roadway, just after 5 p.m. Sept. 7.

The duo have no idea who dumped the lot of rubber.

“A nice young man from Kal Tire came by on the weekend and he took away all the tires,” said Johnson. “I was astounded. We’d like to thank him for helping us.”

Johnson and Green were told by City of Vernon bylaw officers that, under the city’s Good Neighbour bylaw, the property owner is responsible for removing the tires.

The duo live on fixed incomes and have a family van for a vehicle.