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

Pay hike for civic leaders

Aug 16, 2022 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming Vernon's next mayor and council are in for a raise. Following the Oct. 15 election, mayor and councillors can expect to be paid more to lead the city. At their regular meeting Monday,

Mural project on hold

Aug 16, 2022 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The resolution of a controversial Vernon mural project has been pushed back to September. When it was first proposed, the Behind the Mask program that would see numerous murals installed across the city centre was met

Sex offender banned for life

Aug 16, 2022 / 1:18 pm

Photo: Pixaby A former Vernon-area elementary school teacher who was found guilty of sex crimes against children will never teach again. Anoop Klair, 40, was sentenced to three and a half years in jail for sex crimes involving young boys

City wants to borrow money

Aug 16, 2022 / 12:11 pm

Photo: Contributed This fall, residents of Vernon will grant or deny the city permission to borrow millions of dollars for one of the biggest projects the region has ever seen. And to help people make an educated decision, the city has launched

Gares seeks another term

Aug 16, 2022 / 11:39 am

Photo: Facebook Kari Gares Kari Gares is seeking another term as a Vernon city councillor. Gares, who is a mortgage broker/business owner, said on a Facebook post, “It has been an honour to represent the citizens of Vernon these

Hill drops out of race

Aug 16, 2022 / 9:46 am

Photo: Facebook Shanda Hill Vernon's ultimate athlete has had to pull out of her latest race. Following a two-year COVID-forced hiatus, Shanda Hill travelled to Europe to compete in the International Ultra Triathlon Association World

Birds of prey are back

Aug 8, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: ABNC The Raptors are are returning to Vernon's Allan Brooks Nature Centre. One of the most popular events at the centre will be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1 and will feature a kestrel, red tail (or Harris) hawk, black vulture and a

Still time to enter IPE

Aug 8, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: File photo There is still time to be a part of the IPE. The Interior Provincial Exhibition, also known as the Armstrong Fair, returns to the North Okanagan Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. The fair, first held 121 years ago, was cancelled in

Safe place for animals

Aug 8, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Forever Home Sanctuary The Forever Home Sanctuary in Lavington is hosting a fundraiser to build a barn. Angie Ioakimidou and her husband Ron Hopkins, opened the sanctuary last year and have dedicated themselves to caring for farm

Wine time at the Star

Aug 7, 2022 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Pexels Destination Silver Star’s Summer Wine Festival is taking over the mountain village. In part-partnership with Savour the Sun, the event will be held at Vernon's SilverStar Mountain Resort Aug. 11 to 14. Uncork,



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