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

BC Dragoons want you

Nov 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Civilians got a close-up look at military life Saturday, during an open house with the B.C. Dragoons in Vernon. Master Cpl. Thomas Fisher said the reserve unit is seeking more part-time soldiers to fill its ranks. Recruits can be between 16

Not everyone has access

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

For the vast majority of people, accessibility is not much of a concern. But for those with mobility challenges, gaining access to buildings and even moving down the sidewalk can be a challenge. Debbie Moore and her daughter, Katie, are all

Training up high

Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

New equipment means new training at SilverStar Mountain Resort. During the summer, the North Okanagan ski resort installed a world-class gondola and several ski patrol members were trained on how to perform a rescue from the gondola should

Gearing up for Funtastic

Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo The biggest concert and slo-pitch tournament in the region is still several months away, but there is already a lot work going on behind the scenes for the 35th annual Funtastic Slo Pitch and Music Festival. The event that

VonReason set to play

Nov 15, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed VonReason, is a local musical duo consisting of Lowell Friesen and Lancen Harms who have a folk-country style. The Food Action Society of the North Okanagan will be hosting a concert Nov. 23 at Record City. The concert,

City water bills rising?

Nov 14, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The City of Armstrong is abuzz over a water rate increase. The Armstrong Community Forum had several posts about the increase in rates, with some defending it and others slamming the hike. Armstrong CAO Kevin Bertles

No bail for Sagmoen

Nov 14, 2018 / 10:32 am

UPDATE 10:15 a.m. Curtis Sagmoen has been denied bail. Justice Jeremy Guild handed down the decision Wednesday morning. Sagmoen appeared by video, but that did not stop a dedicated group of protesters from taking to the courthouse steps. Sagmoen

Sally Ann providing hope

Nov 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Stefan Reid Stefan Reid is helping to provide hope amongst the devastation of Panama City, Fla. after Hurricane Michael tore through the area. Stefan Reid is helping provide hope amongst the devastation of Panama City, Fla. after

A daily threat of violence

Nov 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Pixabay Almost daily, a nurse is injured on the job in B.C. by an act of violence. In an month, 26 nurses report serious assaults to WorkSafe BC and will have to take time off after being attacked. Christine Sorensen, head of the

Restoring history

Nov 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

When people semi-retire, it is common for them to take up a hobby. Collecting is a popular pastime, with some people collecting stamps, coins or whatever peaks their interest. For Lumby resident Al Hale, that was historic military vehicles. Hale



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