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

Gala a grand event

Mar 21, 2019 / 8:30 pm

Photo: Pixabay Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking for some smooth operators for its 23rd annual Hospital Gala. The popular event takes place May 11. The "Smooth Operations" gala supports the foundation's

Memorial ribbon stolen

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Bree McCormack is saddened at how low some people can go. On Saturday night, someone stole a magnetic memorial ribbon from her vehicle that was in honour of her cousin who was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Cpl.

Big donation to Gleaners

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh A large donation will provide better ventilation for the Gleaners new automated bagging system. The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners will be able to breathe a little easier while helping to create millions of meals

Chamber mixed on budget

Mar 19, 2019 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Dione Chambers, Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce general manager. There are items in the federal budget the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce supports, and others not so much. The chamber applauded the budget’s

That's one caring kid

Mar 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: GoFundMe Phoenix Scott, 9, wants to help those in need. When most nine year olds get money for their birthday, their first thought is all of the things they are going to buy. For Phoenix Scott, his first thought was how he could

Sewer for Swan Lake area

Mar 18, 2019 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed A petition by the regional district has found the majority of property owners in the Swan Lake Corridor support a multimillion-dollar sewer service project. The petition for the Regional District of North Okanagan's

Colwell, Morin are champs

Mar 18, 2019 / 3:56 pm

Photo: Facebook They're not old enough to have a celebratory Champagne, but Erik Colwell and Ben Morin are champions nonetheless. Team Colwell, representing Vernon, Kamloops and Invermere, won the 2019 BC U18 Curling Championships. The

Gas regulation: yes or no?

Mar 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

B.C. motorists pay more for gasoline than any other province in Canada – a lot more. Gas in the Okanagan is currently 137.9 cents a litre, compared to 109.9 in Calgary, 110.9 in Winnipeg, and 118.9 in Toronto and Halifax. And, of course,

Big rigs go high tech

Mar 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Pixabay The future of the trucking industry is going high tech – with improved safety the main goal. Big rigs in America have what are known as electronic logging devices (ELDs) that record how long the truck has been in operation

Home burns, animals OK

Mar 15, 2019 / 12:30 pm

Photo: OKIB UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. Vernon RCMP confirm all animals associated to the house fire on Irish Creek Road are OK and were not harmed in the blaze. Const. Kelly Brett says SPCA and Major Crime Unit investigators remain on scene. Police



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