parking

The Downtown Vernon Association surveyed its business members on whether they support a downtown block closure for two months this summer, which would be a repeat of last year’s pedestrian plaza on 30th Avenue. The survey, which council discussed May 9, 2022, found that 42 per cent of respondents strongly support the idea. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Survey finds strong support overall for downtown Vernon block closure

While parking was the biggest concern among businesses, 42 per cent are strongly in favour of making a pedestrian plaza this summer

 

The City of Vernon is looking at more parking options for Paddlewheel Park on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

More parking options ‘paramount’ for popular Vernon boat launch

City trying to create more parking at and for Paddlewheel Park but staffing issues have stalled the plan

 

A report to Vernon council explains how the city-owned surface parking lot permits are made available to the public. (Google Maps)

Parking permit process explained to Vernon council

Report requested after one individual purchased all of one lot’s passes for staff

 

An RV parked for weeks in front of a 25th Avenue business in the Okanagan Landing area would now be subjected to fines as Vernon council works on amending its traffic bylaw in regards to RVs parked on city roads. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon shifts toward infractions for parked RVs on city roads

RVs parked along 25th Avenue sparked concerns from council

An RV parked for weeks in front of a 25th Avenue business in the Okanagan Landing area would now be subjected to fines as Vernon council works on amending its traffic bylaw in regards to RVs parked on city roads. (Morning Star - file photo)
Monthly permits for 2022 parking at City of Vernon lots, including the parkade (pictured) will be available for purchase beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6. (Google Maps)

Slight delay for sale of Vernon monthly parking permits

Permits for city-owned lots and the parkade will be for sale starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6

Monthly permits for 2022 parking at City of Vernon lots, including the parkade (pictured) will be available for purchase beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6. (Google Maps)
The parking lot at Vernon’s 31st Avenue and 29th Street will be partially closed for upgrades Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, and fully closed Saturday, Oct. 30. (Google Maps)

Downtown Vernon parking lot to close for upgrades this weekend

Improvements include adding roughly 20 additional parking spaces

The parking lot at Vernon’s 31st Avenue and 29th Street will be partially closed for upgrades Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, and fully closed Saturday, Oct. 30. (Google Maps)
An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon bylaw to put the brakes on RV roadside camping

25th Avenue has several recreational vehicles parked in front of businesses

An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kelowna International Airport. (File)

Parking for UBC Okanagan students, staff now available at Kelowna airport

Surplus of airport parking spaces to help fill UBCO need

Kelowna International Airport. (File)
An Armstrong woman, an amputee who lost her leg below her knee several years ago, says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in a handicap spot at Vernon’s Walmart Saturday, April 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Armstrong amputee assaulted over handicap parking spot

Woman with prosthetic leg says she was verbally attacked and spat upon by man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in handicap space

An Armstrong woman, an amputee who lost her leg below her knee several years ago, says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in a handicap spot at Vernon’s Walmart Saturday, April 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)

Pay parking now in effect in downtown Penticton

A spot downtown will now cost you $2 per hour

New parking meters have been installed on Main Street, Ellis Street, Front Street, Nanaimo Avenue and Padmore Avenue in Penticton. (City of Penticton photo)
On the first day of his retirement, April 12, 2021, Marcel Bedard, former Salmon Arm bylaw enforcement officer, looks over a scrapbook he created of his 24 years on the job. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm bylaw officer parks his parking tickets after 24 years

Despite the insults that go with the job, Marcel Bedard enjoyed his work for the city

On the first day of his retirement, April 12, 2021, Marcel Bedard, former Salmon Arm bylaw enforcement officer, looks over a scrapbook he created of his 24 years on the job. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Paddlewheel Park off Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon council looks to address parking shortage at Paddlewheel Park

City staff are looking into short, medium and long-term overflow parking options

Paddlewheel Park off Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Triumph Coffee had hoped to create an outdoor patio space in the accessible parking stall in front of its business, but the City of Vernon has curbed those plans. (Triumph photo)

Vernon coffee shop bid for patio space curbed

Triumph wanted to expand into accessible stall but was denied

Triumph Coffee had hoped to create an outdoor patio space in the accessible parking stall in front of its business, but the City of Vernon has curbed those plans. (Triumph photo)
The City of Vernon will begin offering 2021 monthly parking pass sales Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (File photo)

City of Vernon pushes back 2021 monthly parking pass sales

Due to a scheduling conflict and the need for physical distancing, passes will go on sale starting Dec. 4

The City of Vernon will begin offering 2021 monthly parking pass sales Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (File photo)
The District of Coldstream can now accept credit card payments for parking and other violation tickets. (Stock photo)

Fines now payable by credit card in Coldstream

Card payment option now available for parking and other violation tickets

The District of Coldstream can now accept credit card payments for parking and other violation tickets. (Stock photo)
Paid parking is once again being enforced in Vernon as of July 2, 2020. (Black Press files)

Free downtown parking ends in Vernon

Meanwhile, the city continues to replace broken meters with high-strength versions

Paid parking is once again being enforced in Vernon as of July 2, 2020. (Black Press files)
Vernon parking meters back in business

Vernon parking meters back in business

With local shops reopening, the city is bringing back meter enforcement July 2

Vernon parking meters back in business
Vernon kindness meter broken into

Vernon kindness meter broken into

Vernon RCMP have reported 39 cases of vandalized parking meters since the beginning of March

Vernon kindness meter broken into
Thieves have broken into 39 parking meters over the past week, according to police. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon resident petitions for free parking

Matt MacLare wants to see free two-hour parking in downtown Vernon

Thieves have broken into 39 parking meters over the past week, according to police. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)