Blue Dot Action

Mon, Nov 27, 1:30 pm
City Council Chambers - 3400 30 St

SENS director Terry Dyck presented numerous pages of a petition to ban cosmetic pesticides and to ask Council to honour their recent vote to become a “Blue Dot” community by implementing a ban.

Far too much valid proof already exists, to dispute the major damage to us and our environment from cosmetic pesticides.

Please take a minute and copy/paste the following email or add your own thoughts and send it to all Vernon councillors and mayor via, or

Handmade Holiday, 6th annual

Sat, Nov 18, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave


Our 6th annual event! Short, easy, cost effective demonstrations for making gifts yourself: foods, toys, toiletries, decor ...

We get away from consumerism and put heart back into the holidays!  Schubert Centre’s Thrift Store and cafe is also open.

- 2017 -

Many kudos; kids took home items they made themselves, grandparents were delighted with new ideas they could create with grandchildren, and sharing with the community abounded. Attendees “joined the conversation“ to share their ideas for alternatives - gifts from the heart.

October 2017 Monthly meeting - Inspiration to Proaction

Thu, Oct 26, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave


Is your health, environment or quality of life affected by “Development”?

The time to act is NOW

About 40 people came to discuss why we must be proactive, and the tools that are available to be so.

Foothills Park

The Foothills Community Association seeks your endorsement for the creation of a natural park to be situated above the developed part of Foothills (Please be assured that any endorsement in no way entails financial commitment.)

Such a park would provide spectacular views over all of Greater Vernon, preserve habitat in an area formally identified as ecologically sensitive, and link to the Grey Canal Trail and thus add to a necklace of parks and trails that serve as a gateway to Silver Star. The area under consideration has spectacular rocky bluffs and already has rough trails which provide access to viewpoints via a nearly flat route, as well as offering more physically demanding paths to access them. It would provide a restful place for peaceful personal renewal where one could enjoy the panoramic views, wildlife in its natural setting and be a destination for tourists.

September 2017 monthly Meeting - Preserving Summer's Bounty

Thu, Sep 28, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave
Lacto-fermentation demo
Attendees gather around for one of the eye-opening demos

About 70 people attended the how-to evening of short demos on long-term storage, dehydration, juice, solar cookery, kombucha, and lacto-fermentation (for pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi).

They browsed the info tables, got food conserving help, and listened to all the presentations for a very healthy, cost-saving evening. Questions and discussion were as usual welcome.

Shuswap River Boating Regulation Process

Upper River Boat Regulations document


— Background —

In 2014, the Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO) completed a Shuswap River Watershed Sustainability Plan that defines problems and suggests solutions.

Already 62 wildlife species are of management concern in the watershed's fragile ecosystems.


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