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

Hands-on learning

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

One of the many things the Okanagan Science Centre is good at is getting kids to learn while having fun and the latest exhibit does just that. Fast Tracks allows children of all ages to build paths of tubes and connections that a wooden ball can

No panic over bus loss

Jul 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press While some smaller communities in Western Canada are reeling from the news Greyhound will cease operating at the end of October, two North Okanagan communities are taking it in stride. Earlier this week, Greyhound

Riding to the top in style

Jul 14, 2018 / 2:07 pm

It was a party attended by thousands of people at SilverStar Mountain Resort Saturday when the mountain officially opened its new gondola. The day featured a free barbecue, games, activities and of course, free gondola rides. “It's

EATology in limbo

Jul 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

With Greyhound planning to cease operations in Western Canada at the end of October, the fate of a popular restaurant is up in the air. EATology has been leasing a space in the Vernon Greyhound bus terminal for three years, but when Greyhound stops

Marijuana outlets raided

Jul 13, 2018 / 10:15 am

Photo: File photo Several people were arrested after police raids at two Chilliwack marijuana outlets, Thursday. Cpl. Mike Rail says RCMP received complaints about illegal pot sales from locations on Ashwell Road and Old Dyke Road. An

Minister pays a visit

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

A minister in the Trudeau government was in Vernon Thursday for a quick visit and a look at some infrastructure work paid for in part by the federal government. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, attended a chamber of commerce

Ready for water rescues

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

As the summer weather heats up, more people will be heading to the lake and they can rest assured help is at hand should they need it. Vernon Search and Rescue has a new, powerful tool at their disposal: a 30-foot, 300 horsepower, aluminum-hull

Dumping old sandbags

Jul 11, 2018 / 6:45 pm

Photo: Contributed With threats of flooding a distant memory for this year, city officials are advising people what they can do with any sandbags they have remaining on their property. In most instances, sand used for flood protection in

The kindness of strangers

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:19 am

Photo: Facebook Making your way across Canada can be a daunting task at the best of times, but try doing it with no arms and no legs. Earlier this week, Chris Koch began his journey from Calgary to the East Coast of Canada – relying

Help kids go to camp

Jul 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Not only can people kick back and take in some free concerts, they can help a good cause while doing it. The Downtown Vernon Association has organized a number of free concerts this summer. Jammin’ in Justice



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