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City of Vernon administrator Will Pearce kicked it old-school with his personal hand-drawn look at potential figures during the presentation of the 2019 budget last November. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Vernon’s chief administrative officer retiring after decade of service

Will Pearce’s last day in the office will be Dec. 9

 

Vernon’s newly implemented curbside organics collection program has diverted more than 1,300 tonnes of kitchen and yard waste away from the landfill. (City of Vernon photo)

Compost program diverts 1,300 tonnes from Vernon landfill in first 4 months

First four months of organic waste curbside collection a success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

 

Work on Vernon’s 35th Street between 31st and 32nd Avenues begins and, hopefully, ends Friday, Sept. 2 as crews upgrade utilities. (File photo)

Vernon street closed for utility upgrade

Same-day work is expected to be completed on 35th Street, between 31st and 32nd avenues, Friday

 

A portion of 39th Avenue in Vernon, between 23rd and 25th Streets, will undergo road work starting Thursday, Sept. 1. (File photo)

Portion of Vernon roadway closed Thursday

39th Avenue, between 23rd and 25th Streets, will be open to local traffic only

A portion of 39th Avenue in Vernon, between 23rd and 25th Streets, will undergo road work starting Thursday, Sept. 1. (File photo)
Active Living Centre conceptual design proposed for Vernon. Information on the centre, which goes to referendum in October, will be available in the coming weeks at public events in Vernon. (Contributed)

Pop-up information booths boast Vernon Active Living Centre

City of Vernon staff on hand over the coming weeks to answer questions about proposed centre

Active Living Centre conceptual design proposed for Vernon. Information on the centre, which goes to referendum in October, will be available in the coming weeks at public events in Vernon. (Contributed)
Road work begins on a portion of 19th Avenue on Vernon’s East Hill Tuesday, Aug. 2. (Google maps)

Utilities upgrades closes portion of Vernon road

19th Street on East Hill between 32nd and 35th Avenues will be open to local traffic only starting Aug. 2

Road work begins on a portion of 19th Avenue on Vernon’s East Hill Tuesday, Aug. 2. (Google maps)
Vernon crews are on-scene fixing a water leak in Okanagan Landing along Longacre Drive. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon crews fixing Landing leak on Longacre Drive

Repairs expected to be completed around 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7

Vernon crews are on-scene fixing a water leak in Okanagan Landing along Longacre Drive. (City of Vernon photo)
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Kelowna RCMP investigating assault at City Park

The assault happened at 3 p.m. near the water park

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Vernon Community Safety Unit volunteer Lyle Duffield clocks speeds along Okanagan Landing Road during a speed watch blitz in 2020. The safety unit is seeking more volunteers for a number of roles. (Morning Star - file photo)

Volunteers wanted for Vernon Community Safety Unit

Individuals are a huge help to the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP detachment

Vernon Community Safety Unit volunteer Lyle Duffield clocks speeds along Okanagan Landing Road during a speed watch blitz in 2020. The safety unit is seeking more volunteers for a number of roles. (Morning Star - file photo)
Upgrades to Silver Star Road are driving detours in the L&A and Dedecker roads area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Silver Star Road detour drives further down hill

Construction of multi-use pathway now blocking section between L&A and Dedecker

Upgrades to Silver Star Road are driving detours in the L&A and Dedecker roads area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The City of Vernon is one of 26 employers named to the 2022 Human Resources Director Best Place To Work list. (Contributed)

City of Vernon among best employers in Canada

City one of 26 employers named to 2022 Human Resource Director Best Place To Work list

The City of Vernon is one of 26 employers named to the 2022 Human Resources Director Best Place To Work list. (Contributed)
Utility work will take place on Vernon’s 20th Street between 43rd and 45th Avenues on Friday, June 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. Traffic delays are expected. (Google Maps)

Portion of main Vernon road undergoes work

20th Street between 43rd and 45th Avenues will have some utilities work done starting Friday, June 17

Utility work will take place on Vernon’s 20th Street between 43rd and 45th Avenues on Friday, June 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. Traffic delays are expected. (Google Maps)
The City of Vernon is slated to begin work on replacing aging infrastructure on 31st Avenue between 29th Street and 30th Street on June 20. (Pixabay photo)

Downtown Vernon road getting upgrades

City to begin new infrastructure work on 31st Avenue between 29th and 30th streets on June 20

The City of Vernon is slated to begin work on replacing aging infrastructure on 31st Avenue between 29th Street and 30th Street on June 20. (Pixabay photo)
City of Vernon crews are conducting storm main repairs on 27th Street between 37th and 38th Avenues Friday, June 3. Traffic in both directions will be single-lane only for the day. (City of Vernon photo)

UPDATE: Rain dampens repairs on major Vernon road

27th Street between 37th and 38th Avenues scheduled for storm repair

City of Vernon crews are conducting storm main repairs on 27th Street between 37th and 38th Avenues Friday, June 3. Traffic in both directions will be single-lane only for the day. (City of Vernon photo)
The Vernon Public Art Gallery will receive funding from the City of Vernon for its Behind The Mask project which will see murals created by Calgary artist Katie Green placed on select city-owned and private business walls. (City of Vernon photo)

City unmasks funds for Vernon gallery project

Behind The Mask, from the Vernon Public Art Gallery, will receive $33,000 from city

The Vernon Public Art Gallery will receive funding from the City of Vernon for its Behind The Mask project which will see murals created by Calgary artist Katie Green placed on select city-owned and private business walls. (City of Vernon photo)
Utilities are being upgraded along a select portion of 24th Avenue starting Thursday, May 26,at around 7:30 a.m. (City of Vernon photo)

Utility upgrades begin on Vernon road

Select portion of 24th Avenue will be under repair starting at 7:30 a.m. May 26

Utilities are being upgraded along a select portion of 24th Avenue starting Thursday, May 26,at around 7:30 a.m. (City of Vernon photo)
City of Vernon crews will be crack sealing roads in the northwest area of the city starting Tuesday, May 17. (Facebook photo)

Crack sealing begins on selected Vernon roads

Starting Tuesday, May 17, crews working in northwest section of the city

City of Vernon crews will be crack sealing roads in the northwest area of the city starting Tuesday, May 17. (Facebook photo)
The City of Vernon is doing sewer work that includes a temporary closure of part of 39th Avenue. (City of Vernon photo)

Sewer work to close part of Vernon road

39th Avenue between 23rd and 25th Streets will be closed to motorists starting on Thursday, May 12

The City of Vernon is doing sewer work that includes a temporary closure of part of 39th Avenue. (City of Vernon photo)
The City of Vernon will begin pressure washing city-owned lights over the next four weeks, starting Monday, May 9. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon-owned traffic lights getting wash

Program for washing city-owned traffic lights starts Monday, May 9; expected to take four weeks

The City of Vernon will begin pressure washing city-owned lights over the next four weeks, starting Monday, May 9. (City of Vernon photo)
Crews will begin working on the city’s new sewer system starting May 2, disrupting traffic on 25th Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon sewer system work to disrupt traffic

Crews begin work Monday, May 2, affecting 25th Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road

Crews will begin working on the city’s new sewer system starting May 2, disrupting traffic on 25th Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road. (City of Vernon photo)
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