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

Double is better

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo Jeff Fisher is asking people to band together and petition the province to provide more funding for social housing in Vernon. Last year, the province provided the city with $11 million to build a new temporary shelter as

Finlay to run for council

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Jasmine Finlay The number of people vying for a seat on Vernon City Council continues to grow. Jasmine Finlay officially announced her candidacy for council Thursday. Finlay said she has attended council meetings

McGovern wants to govern

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Myles McGovern Local entrepreneur Myles McGovern is jumping into the political arena. McGovern officially announced his candidacy for Director of Electoral Area B in the North Okanagan Regional District Thursday. Myles

EATology will stick around

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh One of the more popular Vernon restaurants will be sticking around - no matter what. One of the most popular Vernon restaurants will be sticking around - no matter what. EATology is currently located in the

Snow in September

Sep 12, 2018 / 12:00 pm

It almost seems like summer in the Okanagan ended in July. August was smoked out by area forest fires, and once the smoke cleared the sun did come out, but temperatures began to drop. But it could be worse – a lot worse. Just ask our

Mother Nature fighting fires

Sep 11, 2018 / 6:30 pm

Photo: File photo The weather has cooled but that doesn't mean fires in the area are out. They are, however, getting smaller. The weather has cooled and there was even some rain, but that does not mean fires in the area are out.

The end of an era

Sep 11, 2018 / 12:58 pm

It's the end of an era in Vernon. After serving the community for more than 80 years, the Civic Arena is being decommissioned. Work began on taking down the aging arena last week, and as days progress, more of the arena will be repurposed,

Building empathy for life

Sep 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

How society views bullies has changed a lot over the years. From a time when children were told to 'suck it up' and 'deal with it' to a realization of just how damaging bullying can be, times have changed and they continue to do

Mayors seek another term

Sep 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Jim Garlick, Kevin Acton and Chris Pieper have all announced they are seeking re-election as mayors of their respective communities. Garlick is seeking another term leading Coldstream, while Acton is going for a fourth

Talking about acceptance

Sep 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Ivan Coyote is a writer, storyteller and proud member of the trans community.  Ivan Coyote is a writer, storyteller and proud member of the trans community. Coyote be bringing a message of inclusion and tolerance



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