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Darren Handschuh
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250-826-5829
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

Ring those bells for a cause

Dec 9, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo The Vernon Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers to man kettles at various locations around town. Come on ring those bells. The Vernon Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers to man kettles at various locations

Bevy of bad guys busted

Dec 8, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Getty Images Four people have been arrested in relation to a series of residential break-ins in South Vancouver. Since Nov. 9, several residents reported their homes were ransacked and personal items stolen. |”It appears

Star shines bright again

Dec 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Facebook Bethlehem has come to Vernon. Once again, Emmanuel Baptist Church is presenting Bethlehem Star. The annual event attracts thousands of people and opened Friday night. The Vernon church has created an ancient, Middle

Gifts from outside the box

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Alternative Gift Fair is a chance to give something different for Christmas - like a goat. What do you get the person for Christmas who has everything? How about a goat? If you are looking for something a little

Police return to farm

Dec 6, 2017 / 10:32 am

Photo: File photo RCMP have returned to the Sagmoen farm on Salmon River Road. UPDATE 2:40 p.m. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said, "Reparation work is being conducted as a result of what was moved/disturbed/damaged during the search

In honour of missing women

Dec 6, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Deanna Mildred Wertz, left, Ashley Simpson and Caitlyn Potts The public is invited to attend a candlelight vigil in Enderby for missing women and women who have been impacted by violence. Organizer Jody Leon said the

Helping addicts recover

Dec 5, 2017 / 3:48 pm

Photo: John Howard Society A 10-bed sober living facility is opening in Vernon, thanks to a donation from the Foord family. One of Vernon's best-known families has made it possible for people to beat addiction. Kelly Fehr, with the

Amazing light show is back

Dec 2, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Suzanne Robert A local home will once again be lighting up the festive season with one of the best light shows in the Valley. A local home will once again be lighting up the festive season with one of the best light shows in the Valley. This

CRA scam is back - again

Dec 1, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Thinkstock.com Vernon RCMP are urging the public to be wary of the Canada Revenue Agency scam, which has once again surfaced. It's back. Vernon RCMP are urging the public to be wary of the Canada Revenue Agency scam, which

Festival of Trees

Dec 1, 2017 / 6:30 pm

The Vernon Association for Community Living Festival of Trees was a smashing success. The 14th annual Festival of Tree's and Art Auction was a sold out event and raised more than $15,000 Thursday night. The association assists people with
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