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

Making spirits bright

Dec 15, 2017 / 10:52 am

Photo: Contributed NexusBC and the Vernon RCMP have teamed up to make Christmas a little more merry for some local seniors. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are Making Spirits Bright this Yule Tide season. “The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP

Dolled up for Christmas

Dec 13, 2017 / 10:51 am

A Vernon family wants to make Christmas special for 10 little girls by giving away Luvabella Dolls. Calling themselves the Fam Jam Crew, the family of five has taken to the Internet to give away the dolls. “Our family has been giving back

The gift of a clean home

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Better at Home is a program where seniors can have some light housecleaning done in their homes, allowing them to live independently longer. There's no place like home, and a program is doing what it can to keep seniors

Cops looking for arsonist

Dec 12, 2017 / 1:07 pm

Photo: Contributed Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an arson suspect. Cpl. Scotty Schumann said on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m., Surrey RCMP was called to the 14000 block of 68th Avenue in the Newton area for a

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



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