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

A place to call home

Feb 26, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed More than 100 Salmon Arm residents have a new place to call home. Low- to moderate-income residents are moving into 32 affordable rental homes, with the first phase of a new housing development opening in the community. People

'Devastated' by theft

Feb 26, 2021 / 4:34 pm

The owner of What the Fry in Lumby is “devastated” after a brazen morning theft. Mark McMillan says at around 9:30 a.m. Friday, a man walked into the restaurant through a side door of the building and stole the money box. “He

Victim of crime blessed

Feb 26, 2021 / 3:33 pm

Photo: RCMP When Alexa Wyatt-McCarthy heard about a mother with a special needs daughter who had her stroller stolen, she knew she had to help. The operator of Vernon-based EverRae Mobile Spa launched a fundraising effort to buy the family

One dead following crash

Feb 26, 2021 / 2:37 pm

Photo: Contributed One person is dead following a crash in Northern BC. Just before 9 a.m. Friday Feb. 26, Prince George RCMP and other emergency services responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 16 near Carmel Road

Predator to connect to trail

Feb 26, 2021 / 1:10 pm

Photo: File photo Predator Ridge and Sparkling Hills Resort are one step closer to connecting to the popular Okanagan Rail Trail. The province has provided the regional district with $210,000 through the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure

Exciting downtown vibe

Feb 26, 2021 / 1:07 pm

There's an exciting new vibe at the east end of 30th Avenue in downtown Vernon. The Vibe Artisan Gallery and the Vibe Boutique have both recently opened in the Towne Theatre building – and this is just the beginning. Mark Kemper has

Caring carnation campaign

Feb 26, 2021 / 11:55 am

Photo: Contributed Students at the Vernon Christian School Carnations have launched the Carnations for Seniors campaign with the goal of giving away 890 carnations to care home residents in Vernon. Elementary students at Vernon Christian

Too many accidents

Feb 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

Keli Westgate has seen far too many accidents on a stretch of Highway 97 south of Vernon. And the former Green Party candidate said something has to be done about the stretch of road from the city landfill to the Vernon Army camp. Westgate lives

Frank Martina is back

Feb 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Facebook Local radio legend Frank Martina will be broadcasting with the new community radio station, Valley FM. A very familiar voice is returning to the North Okanagan air waves. Local radio legend Frank Martina will be broadcasting

RCMP find huge grow op

Feb 25, 2021 / 9:24 pm

Photo: RCMP A chimney fire led RCMP to a large grow op in 100 Mile House. RCMP found more than the authorized 49 plants at a 100 Mile House marijuana grow op - a lot more. On Feb. 25 at 6 a.m., 100 Mile House RCMP were called to assist


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