Darren Handschuh
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Darren was born and raised in B.C. and has lived in Vernon for the past 24 years.

After bouncing from job to job in his younger years, he spent two years working in a sawmill and quickly realized that was not the career for him.

After getting laid off for the third time, he went to college where he took journalism and photography which formed the basis for a career he has been enjoying (most of the time) for the past 25 years. He wrote a slice-of-life column for a daily newspaper for eight years and still writes articles for his blog, therudemonkey.blogspot.ca.

He is a middle-aged father of three children. He has one dog and shares his home with two cats (although he's not exactly sure how that happened.)

He is losing hair where he wants it and is growing it where he doesn't need it. He has a love for motorcycles and enjoys martial arts.
Latest Articles from Darren Handschuh

Come check out the culture

Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo How much culture is there in downtown Vernon? Join the Culture Crawl and find out. The crawl takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29, and will stop at various locations downtown. Each location will host

Diamond year for Kindale

Sep 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Pete Solymosi Ruth Blencoe, left, Pat Loehndorf and Deb White are ready to celebrate Kindale's 60th anniversary. It's going to be a Diamond Year for Kindale as they celebrate 60 Years of making a difference for people with

Big honour for Crerar

Sep 20, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Facebook Norm Crerar will awarded Meritorious Service Medal from Governor General Julie Payette. The man behind the popular Okanagan Military Tattoo has received a national honour. Norm Crerar will be awarded the Meritorious Service

Keeping it clean

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: elementsadventures.com Wanted: anyone with a canoe, kayak, SUP or any other human-powered watercraft who wants to help the environment. The Middle Shuswap River will be the focus of a volunteer clean up Saturday, Sept. 29 starting

New life for tired tires

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Tire Stewardship BC North Okanagan residents are able to have some fun, do some shopping and help the environment Saturday. The 2018 Kal Tire Charity Garage Sale and Scrap Tire Round Up will be held from 10 a.m.

All about seeds and weeds

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: File photo Don't buy seeds every year - save them every year. Food Action and the City of Vernon presents Sustainability Workshop Series No. 4: How to save seeds from your garden, year after year. Sam Graham will walk participants

Double is better

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo Jeff Fisher is asking people to band together and petition the province to provide more funding for social housing in Vernon. Last year, the province provided the city with $11 million to build a new temporary shelter as

Finlay to run for council

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Jasmine Finlay The number of people vying for a seat on Vernon City Council continues to grow. Jasmine Finlay officially announced her candidacy for council Thursday. Finlay said she has attended council meetings

McGovern wants to govern

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Myles McGovern Local entrepreneur Myles McGovern is jumping into the political arena. McGovern officially announced his candidacy for Director of Electoral Area B in the North Okanagan Regional District Thursday. Myles

EATology will stick around

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh One of the more popular Vernon restaurants will be sticking around - no matter what. One of the most popular Vernon restaurants will be sticking around - no matter what. EATology is currently located in the



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