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

Stolen search boat found

Mar 17, 2018 / 10:15 am

Photo: Contributed Someone broke into the locked compound of the Kent Harrison SAR and stole the 8M Spirit of Harrison rescue vessel. UPDATE: 10:15 a.m The stolen search and rescue vessel taken from the Kent Harrison SAR Friday has been

A trashy situation

Mar 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh Melting snow is revealing trash and potential hazards. As temperatures rise and the winter's snow recedes, hidden dangers could be exposed and city officials are urging people to be aware of the possible hazards. “Given

Suspicious bones found

Mar 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Dog owners are being advised to take a better-safe-than-sorry approach and keep an eye on their pets Dog owners are being advised to take a better-safe-than-sorry approach and keep an eye on their pets after a woman found

Toyota revs up facility

Mar 15, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Darren Handschuh Vernon Toyota is the official sponsor of the city's indoor soccer pitch. Vernon's indoor soccer pitch has secured a sponsor for the next six years. Vernon Toyota has stepped in to provide the facility with

It's about child safety

Mar 15, 2018 / 12:20 pm

Photo: Darren Handschuh Concerned parents presented their case for crossing guards at Beirsto Elementary to school board officials Wednesday. Beairsto District Parent Advisory Council representative Christie Tujik said she feels board officials

BC Cons slam NDP tax

Mar 14, 2018 / 5:40 pm

Photo: File photo The BC Conservative Party is taking the NDP to task over its proposed payroll tax. The Conservatives propose a progressive health premium instead, claiming the NDP is simply downloading the cost of MSP onto municipalities,

More criticism of SD 83

Mar 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: File photo More bad reports are coming to light for School District 83. The district has been at the centre of controversy since an Armstrong mother made claims last week that an older child touched her six-year-old daughter inappropriately on

Lumby scores huge grant

Mar 9, 2018 / 11:12 am

Hockey fans in Lumby had lots to cheer about Friday after a multi-million dollar announcement that will see renovations to the aging Pat Duke Memorial Arena. The Village of Lumby and the Regional District of North Okanagan have been awarded up

Watching the water

Mar 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

With a snowpack above normal and spring temperatures on the way, officials in Armstrong and Lumby are doing what they can to ensure history does not repeat itself. Parts of both Okanagan communities were flooded last year, with Lumby being hit

Child abused at school

Mar 8, 2018 / 2:20 pm

Photo: File photo An Armstrong mother said her daughter was sexually abused at school. UPDATE 2:20 p.m. The superintendent of North Okanagan-Shuswap School District 83 has issued a statement regarding allegations of sexual abuse



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