Survey closes tomorrow for Parks and Recreation Service Fees Assessment
The City of Vernon Parks Department and Greater Vernon Recreation Services have been seeking public input to assist in assessing appropriate fee levels for facility rentals and usage, as well as identify a clear, consistent, and predictable way for setting fees and charges moving forward.
The public survey at www.engagevernon.ca/parksandrecreation closes tomorrow (Friday, May 19, 2023).
The timing for the Recreation and Parks Fees Assessment is based on the recommendation from the 2018 Recreation Master Plan that identified a review of the Recreation and Parks Fees and Charges be completed as a medium-term and medium priority.
Like many municipalities, Vernon’s fees process is without an explicit framework for establishing fees. Currently, fee increases are based on:
- CPI, August to August
- Staff wages
- Utilities, insurance, carbon tax
- Neighbouring communities’ fees
The completion of the Recreation and Parks Fees assessment is to align with the budget process in August 2023 to set rates for 2024.
Campfires on private property which comply with the City of Vernon Good Neighbour and Fire Services Bylaws will be allowed within the municipal boundary as of Noon on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
The Penticton Fire Department has announced that the campfire ban issued this summer will be lifted at 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
The Calgary Flames announced today that former Kelowna Rocket Mikael Backlund has been named the 21st captain in Flames franchise history
The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has taken conduct of the investigation of a missing Vernon resident, Blayne Keith Ferguson. Criminality is suspected in the sudden disappearance of 27-year old Ferguson who was last seen in Vernon on Thursday, September 21st, 2023.
On August 14, 2023, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Kelowna RCMP received a report of theft from a local restaurant located in the 1700 block of Pier Mac Way.
On September 26, at 2:34 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP received a complaint from the owner of an antique burnt orange-colored 1958 GMC 1/2-ton truck, stolen from the secured/fenced parking lot located at the 1300 block of St. Paul St, Kelowna, BC sometime overnight.
Read the latest report from Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola MP Dan Albas
The Vernon Pickleball Association’s last tournament of 2023, ‘Rally in the Valley, Powered by Pickleball Depot, is taking place Friday September 29th to Sunday October 1st.