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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
 

Stranks wants go give back

Nov 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

Castanet has given each of the Vernon council byelection candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves on video and present their reasons for running. After working for the City of Vernon for years, Ed Stranks wants “to give back to
 

Olesen: fiscal responsibility

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 pm

Castanet has given each of the Vernon council byelection candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves on video and present their reasons for running. Erik Olesen is running for council because he believes “in helping the community." “I
 

Morrow wants less red tape

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

Castanet has given each of the Vernon council byelection candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves on video and present their reasons for running. Jamie Morrow has lived in Vernon for more than 40 years and wants to see the city thrive. “My

Merry Victorian Christmas

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed It's beginning to look a lot like a Victorian Christmas at Historic O'Keefe Ranch. Along with traditional favourites, there will be some new activities at event. There will be local artisans, roasting chestnuts,

Take a Caravan Joyride

Nov 28, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Tim Matheson The horses of Caravan Farm Theatre await the cue to draw their sleigh of audience members into a magical Christmas story and the woods of this spectacular setting near Armstrong. Caravan Farm Theatre wants to take people

Artsolutely a great event

Nov 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

None of these items will be found in a big box store. The annual Artsolutely event at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park features hundreds of unique, hand-made items that can't be found anywhere else. “There's just

Help needed for big event

Nov 27, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Volunteers are needed for one of the largest cross country ski events of the year. Racing returns to Vernon's Sovereign Lake with the first FIS race of the year on Dec. 4-5 and more than 80 volunteers are still needed

Cooper Calendars are back

Nov 27, 2021 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Facebook The Cooper Calendar is back - and in high demand. For the second year, the North Okanagan's best-known canine has his own calendar and once again sales will benefit area non-profits. Jerry Mason said the first batch

Gifts galore at market

Nov 27, 2021 / 1:34 pm

Photo: Darren Handschuh The Christmas Market is being held at the Vernon recreation complex until 8 p.m. Looking for some unique gift ideas? Then head down to the Vernon recreation complex for the Christmas Market. Organizer Mayle

Soaring to new heights

Nov 27, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Vernon's Peter Kaz and David Scarlatescu are back with the latest episode of Hello Okanagan. This week, the lads take off for a helicopter ride over the Valley with Mountain air. Each week, Kaz and Scarlatescu talk with Okanagan business
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