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Darren Handschuh

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
Keenan King to stand trial in Vernon Supreme Court on several charges

Keenan King to stand trial in Vernon Supreme Court on several charges

Feb 26, 2024 / 10:17 am

A North Okanagan man will be going to trial on a number of violent charges. Keenan Alexander King appeared in Vernon court last week for a preliminary hearing...

City of Vernon staff recommending road-use permits increase from $100 to $200

City of Vernon staff recommending road-use permits increase from $100 to $200

Feb 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Vernon is looking to hike road-use permits. At their regular council meeting Monday, city council will receive a report recommending road-use...

City of Vernon looking at hiking development cost charges by five per cent a year for three years

City of Vernon looking at hiking development cost charges by five per cent a year for three years

Feb 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

Building a house in Vernon could get more expensive. Staff are recommending Vernon city council approve a plan to increase development cost charges. At their...

Plenty of things to do at Vernon's SilverStar Mountain Resort

Plenty of things to do at Vernon's SilverStar Mountain Resort

Feb 25, 2024 / 4:00 pm

It may not seem very wintery out there, but there is still plenty to do at the North Okanagan's favourite ski hill. Along with Alpine and cross-country...

 

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre presents Axis Theatre’s Frog Belly Rat Bone

Feb 25, 2024 / 10:50 am

Axis Theatre’s Frog Belly Rat Bone is coming to Vernon. Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Spotlight 2023-24 Kids Series production incorporates...

Vigil at Vernon City Hall on second anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Vigil at Vernon City Hall on second anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Feb 25, 2024 / 4:00 am

It has been two years since Russia launched an all-out offensive against the democratic nation of Ukraine. And in that time countless thousands of people have...

City of Vernon staff recommending council extend the e-scooter pilot project

City of Vernon staff recommending council extend the e-scooter pilot project

Feb 25, 2024 / 4:00 am

Bright-orange e-scooters may be zipping around Vernon for a few more years. A report will be presented to Vernon city council at their regular meeting Monday...

Vernon and District Metis Association Cultural Centre officially opened its doors Saturday

Vernon and District Metis Association Cultural Centre officially opened its doors Saturday

Feb 24, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Metis in Canada have often been referred to as the forgotten people. And while they still face many challenges, Metis are making strides in celebrating their...

City of Vernon councillor suggests government bodies no longer accept funding from the fossil-fuel industry

City of Vernon councillor suggests government bodies no longer accept funding from the fossil-fuel industry

Feb 24, 2024 / 5:00 pm

City of Vernon Coun. Brian Guy wants municipalities to distance themselves from fossil fuel funding. At their regular council meeting Monday, the first-term...

BC Transit’s new electronic fare system, Umo, will launch in Vernon on March 11

BC Transit’s new electronic fare system, Umo, will launch in Vernon on March 11

Feb 24, 2024 / 3:00 pm

The way people pay for a bus ride will soon be changing. At its Monday council meeting, Vernon city council will receive an update on BC Transit’s new...

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