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

Carnival raffle tickets on sale

Nov 26, 2022 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Polaris More than $28,000 in prizes are up for grabs through the Vernon Winter Carnival raffle. Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 raffle that features a 2022 850 Pro RMK 155 Matryx Polaris Snowmobile from BDM Motorsports and Polaris

Backpacks full of blessings

Nov 26, 2022 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Upper Room Mission Vernon's Upper Room Mission is once again filling backpacks for the city's less fortunate. And for many of the recipients, it could be the only present they receive all year. The backpack program has

Bid your time, help a charity

Nov 26, 2022 / 2:26 pm

Photo: Kamloops Timeraiser Facebook The annual Kamloops Timeraiser event is back to the benefit of local non-profits. Part silent art auction, part volunteer fair and part night on the town, the ninth annual event will be held at the Old

Stop the slaughter: SPCA

Nov 26, 2022 / 1:00 pm

Photo: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition Horses can spend hours in small shipping containers while be shipped overseas for human consumption. Canada is one of the only countries in the world that breeds, raises and transports horses overseas

Scrooge coming to O'Keefe

Nov 26, 2022 / 11:51 am

Photo: Historic O'Keefe Ranch Scrooge is coming to the ranch. Vernon's Historic O'Keefe Ranch is teaming up with the Powerhouse Theatre for an outdoor production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The show is an immersive,

Yeehaw for Christmas

Nov 26, 2022 / 9:00 am

A Cowboy Christmas is coming to town – and it will help those in need. Vernon country singer Rob Dinwoodie will be at the Vernon Alliance Church Dec. 16 for some classic cowboy carols and songs. Dinwoodie will be joined on stage by Dixon

Civic memories live on

Nov 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

A park may now sit where Vernon's Civic Arena once stood – but, thanks to celluloid, memories of the much-used arena live on. For decades, the building was a place for the community to gather for everything from hockey games to celebrations. Vernon

Ice bugs live in BC

Nov 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Today's bug of the week loves cold weather. In fact, it needs cold weather. While most insects have disappeared for the winter, the ice crawler thrives in frigid conditions. And the insect oddity calls B.C. home. A

Flynn to lead CSRD again

Nov 25, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Viktoria Haack Kevin Flynn will continue to lead the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The CSRD director and Salmon Arm city councillor will act as board chairperson following a vote of the newly elected officials at the Nov. 24

3 cars lost, more damaged

Nov 25, 2022 / 5:40 pm

Photo: Contributed UPDATE 5:40 p.m. Vernon fire rescue crews have now cleared the scene of an early-afternoon vehicle fire at a downtown parkade that filled the surrounding area with heavy smoke Following an initial investigation, fire



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