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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)
The City of Vernon is encouraging its residents to participate in the Vernon Tree Program for Earth Day Thursday, April 22. (File photo)

Vernon Tree Program participation encouraged for Earth Day

The tree program provides information about the benefits of planting shade trees, as well as resources

The City of Vernon is encouraging its residents to participate in the Vernon Tree Program for Earth Day Thursday, April 22. (File photo)
The community boat launch located at 8835 Okanagan Landing Road has been closed due to safety concerns. (City of Vernon - Contributed)

Safety concerns close public Vernon boat launch

City seeking feedback on variety of locations for future improvements

The community boat launch located at 8835 Okanagan Landing Road has been closed due to safety concerns. (City of Vernon - Contributed)
A Canada goose honks at other birds at Salish Park on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Goose addling program underway in Vernon

2021 cull applications in process as addling program enters 15th year

A Canada goose honks at other birds at Salish Park on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A man rides a Lime e-scooter in an unprotected bike lane along The Embarcadero near the intersection with Bay Street on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, where a woman riding an e-scooter was injured in a recent collision with a concrete mixing truck. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bylaw changes needed ahead of e-scooter program in Vernon

City staff move forward; report of required changes, implications to come later this month

A man rides a Lime e-scooter in an unprotected bike lane along The Embarcadero near the intersection with Bay Street on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, where a woman riding an e-scooter was injured in a recent collision with a concrete mixing truck. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Compost collection bins, similar to these Salmon Arm ones, are the largest cost of a curbside pickup program, which Vernon is hoping to secure with a grant. (File photo)

Compost collection plan ripens in Vernon

Household program pushed forward, grant dependent

Compost collection bins, similar to these Salmon Arm ones, are the largest cost of a curbside pickup program, which Vernon is hoping to secure with a grant. (File photo)
City of Armstrong Public Works Yard. (Google Maps)

Armstrong city staff threatened in snow removal complaint

Community services manager says ‘veiled threat’ is believed to have been flippant, but is being taken seriously

City of Armstrong Public Works Yard. (Google Maps)
City of Vernon crew spent Saturday fixing a sewer line break in Okanagan Landing off Tronson Road. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon’s Tronson Road fixed after sewer line break

City crew spend most of Saturday repairing break; no service interruption

City of Vernon crew spent Saturday fixing a sewer line break in Okanagan Landing off Tronson Road. (Black Press file photo)
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