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

Lumby works on flood plan

Feb 24, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo Lumby is working on plans to prevent a repeat of last year's flooding. Officials in the Village of Lumby are continuing their efforts to fight flooding even before the waters rise. The floodplain mapping and earthworks

Star association advances

Feb 23, 2018 / 1:06 pm

Photo: Contributed The Regional District of North Okanagan has given its blessing to the Silver Star Resort Association Bylaw and Maps. The Silver Star Resort Association is one step closer to becoming reality. The Regional District of

Crashes up and down

Feb 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

If it seems like you've been seeing more car crashes so far in 2018, you may be right. ICBC has provided some numbers reflecting call volume for the Southern Interior of British Columbia.  There were 5,727 calls in January 2018, up

Fire can't stop the show

Feb 22, 2018 / 2:02 pm

Photo: File photo A fire at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre could have been a disaster, but fortunately it's business as usual. A fire at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre could have been a disaster, but fortunately,

Vipers gear up for playoffs

Feb 22, 2018 / 12:26 pm

Photo: Contributed As the Vernon Vipers prepare to enter the final weekend of the regular season, excitement is ramping up for a playoff run. The Vipers are currently tied for second place in the Interior Division of the BC Hockey League

Petition for new pool

Feb 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo A online petition is asking people to tell the mayor area citizens want a new aquatic centre. An online petition is asking people to tell the mayor that area citizens want a new aquatic centre, but Akbal Mund said a new

Foster parents needed

Feb 21, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: File photo New foster homes are needed in the Shuswap area. New foster homes are needed in the Shuswap area. There will be information session at the Ministry of Children and Families Development (MCFD) office, 550 Lakeshore Dr.

Possible bail for Sagmoen

Feb 21, 2018 / 3:50 pm

Photo: Contributed Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 37, will be in a Vernon court room on Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. to see if he has been granted bail. A man facing numerous charges in relation to assaults on sex trade workers will know next week if he will

Legion in trouble

Feb 21, 2018 / 3:23 pm

UPDATE 3:23 p.m. Things are not looking good for the Vernon Legion. On Tuesday evening, the executive announced they were stepping down en masse and President Bill Balcaen said so far, there is little interest from anyone wanting to step up

Concerns over puppies

Feb 21, 2018 / 12:16 pm

Photo: Contributed Local woman has concerns over the conditions of puppies she saw in Kijiji ad. When a North Okanagan woman went to look at a Labrador puppy she was thinking of buying, she felt something wasn't right. The woman,



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