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DOWNTOWN VERNON ASSOCIATION’S NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice of Annual General Meeting Downtown Vernon Association 8:00am – Wednesday May 27, 2020 Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Downtown Vernon Association will hold its 26th Annual General Meeting via video conference through Zoom. This meeting is open to all Downtown Vernon Association members, including property…

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NORTH OKANAGAN, BC—With the launch of the new #NOKTogether partnership and website, North Okanagan businesses and residents have access to a single hub of relevant and timely information as well as important tools to help endure the COVID-19 crisis.   “This is an incredibly unique and challenging time for everyone. Our community’s business leaders wanted…

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METERED AND TWO HOUR PARKING April 1, 2020 Effective immediately, bylaw enforcement of on-street metered and two-hour parking zones has been suspended, with the exception of enforcement related to safety issues. The temporary change is intended to support businesses and encourage people to use the Downtown and access businesses that remain open. Council will revisit this decision at…

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COVID-19 UPDATE: DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS AUTOMATED TO REDUCE TOUCH POINTS March 30, 2020 News The City of Vernon is making changes to downtown traffic signals as part of its response to COVID-19, in order to reduce high touch points in the community. Starting today (March 30), pedestrian ‘walk’ phases at intersections located on 30Avenue, 32 Avenue,…

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DOWNTOWN VERNON URGES YOU TO BUY LOCAL MARCH 17, 2020 The Downtown Vernon Association is urging people to buy local and support businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The Greater Vernon Chamber made a similar plea earlier this week. The DVA acknowledges the safety of workers and customers is of the utmost importance but asks residents…

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IMPORTANT LINKS TO RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES MARCH 17, 2020 Updated information and guidelines from the federal government including the changes to Employment Insurance: https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/campaign-campagne/ressources-entreprises-COVID-19-business-resources.aspx?lang=eng A thorough checklist prepared by Small Business BC regarding business continuity during COVID-19: https://smallbusinessbc.ca/resource/business-continuity-covid-19 BCEDA:  https://bceda.ca/coronavirus.php For printables and updates:https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html Information essential to businesses: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/employers-businesses Find answers to common questions: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19 The City of Vernon and…

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