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Kelowna RCMP investigating assault at City Park

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Vernon Fire Chief David Lind speaks at the Day of Mourning hosted by the City of Vernon Friday in front of city hall in 2017. The city will again host a ceremony to recognize those who lost their lives in workplace-related incidents on Thursday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. at city hall. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon observes national Day of Mourning

Ceremony for those who have lost their lives on the job set for Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at city hall

Vernon Fire Chief David Lind speaks at the Day of Mourning hosted by the City of Vernon Friday in front of city hall in 2017. The city will again host a ceremony to recognize those who lost their lives in workplace-related incidents on Thursday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. at city hall. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Vernon’s sani-station, located at the old Kin Race Track site, opens for the 
season Saturday, April 30. (Contributed)

Vernon sani-station set to open

Sani-dumps at old Kin Race Track site to be open by Saturday April 30

The City of Vernon’s sani-station, located at the old Kin Race Track site, opens for the 
season Saturday, April 30. (Contributed)
You have to submit completed nomination forms before you can run for office. File photo.

Residents call for randomized ballots in Vernon elections

Local group wants to see alphabetical, order bias removed

You have to submit completed nomination forms before you can run for office. File photo.
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)

UPDATE: Vernon supports theatre’s move to serve liquor at the movies

Drinks and a movie could be coming soon to the historic Towne Theatre

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)
Polson Park is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic as construction work continues. The traffic loop is expected to reopen Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Debbie Gibson photo)

Creek assessments underway in Vernon next week

Residents asked to keep themselves and pets away from these 2 areas

Polson Park is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic as construction work continues. The traffic loop is expected to reopen Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Debbie Gibson photo)
The City of Vernon has announced a partial road closure on Pleasant Valley Road southbound between Rimer Road and Silver Star Road starting Thursday, May 20, for installation of a water service. (City of Vernon graphic)

Busy Vernon road limited to southbound traffic

Pleasant Valley Road southbound between Rimer and Silver Star roads to be closed for under 36 hours; detour in place

The City of Vernon has announced a partial road closure on Pleasant Valley Road southbound between Rimer Road and Silver Star Road starting Thursday, May 20, for installation of a water service. (City of Vernon graphic)
Vernon RCMP volunteers conducting marine vessel pre-checks at Paddlewheel Park in 2020. (City of Vernon)

Vernon volunteers are ‘awe-inspiring’: Mayor

City, mayor celebrate volunteers in National Volunteer Week

Vernon RCMP volunteers conducting marine vessel pre-checks at Paddlewheel Park in 2020. (City of Vernon)
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