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Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it better?

Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby ticat900 » Feb 3rd, 2012, 12:50 pm

Fritzthecat wrote:Why do you people have such a hard time accepting the fact the city you claim to love is in trouble?


why do you have a hard time accepting your the only person in town thats hates vernon as bad as you seem to
why dont you move to a town or city that you may be more comfortable living in?
why do you torment yourself if U really beleive vernon is bad then leave?

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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby Ken7 » Feb 5th, 2012, 1:52 pm

Fritzthecat wrote:I agree with the OP. Born and raised here. Vernon IS terrible.
Rudeness and incompetence are hallmarks of Vernon "service."
People DO NOT talk to you.

I had a great example this week of that crummy, terrible Vernon attitude. I was in traffic and it was backed up. Ahead I saw a car that wasn't moving. I assumed it had been a collision. I watched the guy with the car go back and talk to the pick up behind him. Then I saw the guy go to his car and start pushing and the truck very quickly (and dangerously close I may add) zoomed around him! About a dozen or so vehicles roared past this guy, some honking, some fingering him, other glaring. Did anybody offer assistance? Noooooooooooooooo. :purefury:
I parked my car, threw the 4 ways on and ran over to help this guy. I too got angry looks, fingers and horns.
We eventually got the car pushed off the road and I moved my car. There was about 10 cars behind me and they ALL gave me dirty looks, fingers, horns etc.
All this poor guy wanted was a jump start. He'd been there about five minutes and NOBODY WOULD HELP HIM!
He was so thankful to me! And what did it take? 5-10 minutes of my day.
And you know what? I always help people with broken cars and when I do ask them if they've been waiting long and they all tell the same story: Nobody would stop to help, offer a phone a ride nothing. Nothing but angry looks, fingers and horns.
That is a prime example of what is wrong with Vernon.

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That happens in Kelowna also.

I stopped to assist three ladies as I noted they were broken down on the road to the train trestles.
Once it was explained they had a tow truck on its way they asked where I was from. When I told them Saskatchewan, they laughed and said I was the first vehicle to stop out of ten guys who drove past. They said in Alberta, people would also have stopped!

People I've stopped to assist, all look at me like I have three eyes, it makes you wonder where did they come from??
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby Nighthawk64 » Jun 23rd, 2013, 12:31 pm

Here is my take on things. I was born and raised in Vernon. My family still lives there today. Until I joined the military Vernon was my universe. My first posting was Trenton Ontario, I found it to be a very unfriendly place. It turns out that after being there after awhile it became very friendly, I almost consider it my second home....but I'm in Alberta now. You have to get out and meet the community and it will become more friendlier, that has been my experience anyway. Are you really giving it a chance, because it sounds like you had made up your mind already.

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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby Fritzthecat » Jun 26th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Nighthawk64 wrote:Here is my take on things. I was born and raised in Vernon. My family still lives there today. Until I joined the military Vernon was my universe. My first posting was Trenton Ontario, I found it to be a very unfriendly place. It turns out that after being there after awhile it became very friendly, I almost consider it my second home....but I'm in Alberta now. You have to get out and meet the community and it will become more friendlier, that has been my experience anyway. Are you really giving it a chance, because it sounds like you had made up your mind already.

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Born and riased in Vernon 35 years experience.

Stop with the excuses already.
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby Dizzy1 » Jun 26th, 2013, 8:54 pm

Fritzthecat wrote:Born and riased in Vernon 35 years experience.

Stop with the excuses already.

Seeing that other people don't seem to have the same experience as you - maybe its not Vernon that has the issue?
Nobody wants to hear your opinion. They just want to hear their own opinion coming out of your mouth.
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby solidfiction » Jul 12th, 2013, 1:07 pm

fritsthescat said
Born and riased in Vernon 35 years experience.

Stop with the excuses already.[/quote]
Seeing that other people don't seem to have the same experience as you - maybe its not Vernon that has the issue?[/quote]
NOw aint that a true story
Vernon is without doubt one of the great little citys to grow up in,work in and retire in bar none
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby veesfan22 » Apr 1st, 2014, 11:55 pm

I lived in vernon for 20 years and found it very unfriendly and dirty

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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby coffeeFreak » Apr 2nd, 2014, 10:18 am

I have been away a lot since the new library has opened, so when I drive by the old central location along the 3000 block of 32 Ave it is quite disconcerting. What used to be a vibrant and active area now appears to look like an abandoned and forgotten place.

While I and my family have had many positive experiences here, our downtown core is sorely lacking and I feel for business owners trying to make a living. Even with the whole "community led" OCP, where idea, after idea to make the core area more vibrant and livable was suggested and voted for, I have yet to see any movement with that regard.

I truly believe that the relocation of the library is one of the greatest counterproductive things that has happened to any hope of creating a focal point in our downtown core. That is of course unless they get the art gallery out of the parkade and do something with the old, leaky museum...just sayin!
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby wanderingman » Apr 6th, 2014, 8:23 am

veesfan22 wrote:I lived in vernon for 20 years and found it very unfriendly and dirty

really? well I have lived in Vernon for exactly 50 years and found it a very clean and friendly city
My friends visit from seattle area and he always brags to his American friends how impressed he is with the cleanliness of vernon
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby Hmmm » Apr 7th, 2014, 11:45 am

wanderingman wrote:really? well I have lived in Vernon for exactly 50 years and found it a very clean and friendly city
My friends visit from seattle area and he always brags to his American friends how impressed he is with the cleanliness of vernon
while I don't think Vernon sucks, I don't think it's worth the drive from Kelowna to shop or site see.
I thought you said your dog doesn't bite....That's not my dog.

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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby wanderingman » Apr 7th, 2014, 7:35 pm

while I don't think Vernon sucks, I don't think it's worth the drive from Kelowna to shop or site see.



so?? whats your point then.I don't sight see or shop Kelowna either.
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby Hmmm » Apr 8th, 2014, 6:48 am

wanderingman wrote:


so?? whats your point then.I don't sight see or shop Kelowna either.
my point is Vernon doesn't suck. I wish it had more for me to want to go there as it's a beautiful drive from Kelowna. It is what it is. Nice enough place.
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby Tlxacura » Aug 9th, 2017, 8:45 am

I firmly believe the problem starts at the top, City Hall. These people have to get out of their fancy offices and take a good long look at what they have created. A walk down 32nd Ave or Highway 97 and watch the traffic get backed up when people try to turn left. Then watch the confusion with drivers knowing the center lane is slow due to the backup with left hand turns so they move to outside lane. Now drivers wanting to enter the traffic flow can't as outside is plugged and center lane open. Yet one block away there is no traffic at all.

In the business core with the lack of street signs a visitor has no idea where they really are. The streets are dirty. No trash containers of any kind, or very few. But there is painted crosswalks.

Motorcycles and large transport control the streets during the summer with their speed and loudness as it seems the authority in control are much to busy being understaffed and nice offices.

The hill from 25th Street to hospital must be a proving ground for motorcycles going up the hill and transport trucks with their exhaust brakes coming down. However, on Sundays the confusion can become non-existent as the resemblance of music from the Park drowns everything out for blocks around.

I believe if there was some resemblance to City Hall Pride this town could be better but at the present it represents the birth of a dirty, run down slum town.

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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby Scrobins94 » Aug 10th, 2017, 11:32 pm

Vernon is beautiful. But the people there are so *bleep* backwards (I'm generalizing). Usually people who love Vernon are those who come from even shittier places, like Lumby, Cherryville, or Alberta.
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Re: Why does Vernon suck? Who is interested in making it bet

Postby bob vernon » Aug 11th, 2017, 8:03 am

Vernon is great. Most towns are. Just wait until next July 1 and we'll all be mellow. The point is, the town doesn't make your life better. You and your friends and family make it better.

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