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

City declares war on weeds

May 23, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: File photo The City of Vernon is launching a war on weeds. Contractors will begin to control weeds and grasses that may impair traffic visibility, damage asphalt surfaces and cause safety issues for pedestrians and cyclists. The

Drawing of luring suspect

May 23, 2018 / 9:58 am

Photo: RCMP Surrey RCMP have released a composite sketch of a suspicious person who approached a child last week. At approximately 1 p.m. May 14, a man in a car drove up to the child, who was in front of Frost Road Elementary School in the

A show like no other

May 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

The 100th Falkland Stampede is in full swing and there are several special events planned to mark the milestone. The rodeo will welcome a special guest this weekend, 15 time PRCA entertainer of the year John Payne who will perform today and Monday. Also

Rodeo of the century

May 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

It is an event 100 years in the making. The 100th annual Falkland Stampeded takes place this weekend and to mark the milestone, some special events are planned. Jason Churchill, stampede manager, said the three-day event kicks off Saturday with

Pedalling to end the stigma

May 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: File photo The CMHA Ride Don't Hide event takes place June 24. Once again people will be urged to pedal their way to better mental health during the Canadian Mental Health Association 7th annual Ride Don't Hide event. The

Logan Lake fire at 25 ha

May 15, 2018 / 5:09 pm

Photo: Grant Grady UPDATE 8:23 p.m. A forest fire burning seven kilometres from Logan Lake near Tunkwa Road currently sits at 25 hectares. Fire Information Officer Jody Lucius said air support, that consisted of a helicopter and air tankers,

Eager to hit the courts

May 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo North Okanagan pickleball players have their racquets ready and are eager to hit the courts. At a recent Vernon Pickleball Association (VPA) meeting attended by 100 members, enthusiastic endorsement and support was shown

Revved up over electric cars

May 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Tesla is probably the flashiest electric car on the market. The Sustainable Environment Network Society is hoping to get people revved up about electric cars. SENS will be hosting an electric car show Thursday,

Future of law enforcement

May 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

The future of policing was at the Vernon Army Camp this week. The annual Jean Minguy Memorial Youth Academy wraps up today with students from Grades 10 to 12 learning what it's like to be a member of the RCMP. Const. Leslie Smith said Troupe

Amazing aerial encounter

May 10, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: Elizabeth Kozub Click here to view gallery Photo: Elizabeth Kozub Photo: Elizabeth Kozub Photo: Elizabeth Kozub Photo: Elizabeth Kozub Photo: Elizabeth Kozub   A North Okanagan photographer captures a series of amazing



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