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

Towne closer to being saved

May 13, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Darren Handschuh The Armstrong Regional Co-op donated $2,500 to the campaign to save the Towne Theatre. From left, Brett Kirkpatrick, with the Co-op, Scott John, Okanagan Screen Arts Society and Robbie Hoyte, Co-op board member. Vernon's

Armstrong seeks partner

May 13, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The City of Armstrong is seeking a partner to help build affordable housing. Earlier this year, civic leaders in the North Okanagan community passed a bylaw that would allow for an apartment complex on a parcel of land

Spray park a pile of debris

May 13, 2021 / 11:38 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh Vernon kids will have to find another way to cool down this summer, as the Polson Park spray park is no more. The splash park was a popular summer hangout for families, but the city was forced to rip the structure

A rewarding experience

May 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: VDACL Sharing your home with a special needs adult can be a rewarding experience. It's a rewarding experience that can also generate a little added income. The Vernon and District Association for Community Living is looking

Room at Enderby clinic

May 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: File photo It would seem there is plenty of room at an Enderby vaccination clinic. Last month, the North Okanagan community was found to have a high number of COVID cases, so Interior Health set up a clinic for all area residents

Kelowna school exposure

May 12, 2021 / 8:31 pm

Photo: Contributed There is another COVID exposure at a Kelowna secondary school. Interior Health has confirmed a COVID-19 exposure at École Kelowna Secondary Wednesday, May 12. In an email, Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools/CEO

Award for being lonely

May 12, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Gabriel Newman is being rewarded for being lonely. Newman was hired at Historic O'Keefe Ranch just before the pandemic began last year. He watched as the ranch on Highway 97, 10 minutes from Vernon, became a virtual ghost town. It was

Lots to see on B Sides

May 12, 2021 / 5:00 pm

There is still plenty of entertainment on the B Side. The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre continues its Focus online series “B-Sides” with Episode 3 this week, featuring Celtic party band Maritime Kitchen Party, producer

Sketch of pervert released

May 12, 2021 / 3:35 pm

Photo: RCMP Surrey RCMP have released two sketches of a man suspected of committing indecent acts over the past few weeks. Surrey RCMP are still on the lookout for a man who is believed to have committed several indecent acts over the past

Keeping an eye on big bear

May 12, 2021 / 2:03 pm

Photo: Facebook Conservation Officers are keeping a close eye on a big bruin near Golden. On their Facebook page, conservation officers said they are aware of a grizzly bear that has been feeding on the shoulder of Kicking Horse Trail for


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