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

Farm search continues

Oct 20, 2017 / 5:13 pm

UPDATE 5:10 p.m. The massive police search at a farm on Salmon River Road may have to do with an incident earlier this year. Last week, RCMP warned the public about an incident on Salmon River Road in which a sex trade worker was threatened

Just trying to survive

Oct 20, 2017 / 12:54 pm

There is growing concern over homeless people in Vernon. With several living in Linear Park, the problem is impossible to ignore, but Castanet spoke to some of those living rough, and they say the public has nothing to fear. “It's

Homeless numbers up

Oct 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Darren Handschuh A homeless count has found more people living rough in Vernon. Kelly Fehr calls Vernon's homeless situation situation a travesty. The John Howard Society co-executive director says 44 people slept outdoors

Miracle she wasn't crushed

Oct 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

Photo: Jackson Stoski Shannon Smith is lucky to be alive after her car was hit by a large boulder Tuesday. Motorists are wondering why a section of Highway 1 wasn't closed when rocks rained down from the cliffside. Several vehicles

Drivers put in danger

Oct 18, 2017 / 3:18 pm

Photo: Jackson Stoski A huge boulder landed on a car Tuesday and one driver is wondering why vehicles were allowed to drive past an active slide. Grant Wilson feels motorists were put in unnecessary danger during a rock slide event near

Schools get surplus cash

Oct 18, 2017 / 3:07 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com Schools in the North Okanagan-Shuswap school district will be getting some extra money for a variety programs. Official trustee Mike McKay gave approval to a spending plan for the approximately $360,000 surplus from

No charges for PG officer

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:37 pm

Photo: Contributed A member of the Prince George RCMP will not be facing criminal charges in relation to an arrest in July 2015. The BC Prosecution Service announced Wednesday no charges have been approved in the July 11 arrest in which

Murder victim identified

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

Photo: File photo Police have identified Vancouver resident Marline Mars, 34, as the homicide victim found dead in an apartment last week. VPD Const. Jason Doucette said detectives continue to “process evidence, they are

Businesses under siege

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh Vicki Eide wants the city to do more to help businesses deal with transients. Vicki Eide feels like her business is under siege – and she is not alone. Eide runs Dean's Tailor Shop on the 2900 block of

Student groped near school

Oct 17, 2017 / 4:17 pm

Photo: Contributed Police are looking for a suspect after a female student was groped by a man near Clayton Heights Secondary. Police are looking for a suspect after a female student was groped by a man near Clayton Heights Secondary School



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