Vernon Search and Rescue Facility

Estimated Start Date
Spring 2022
Estimated End Date
Fall 2023
5150 Silver Star Road
Participating Community
Area B
Area C
Area D
Area E
Area F
City of Armstrong
City of Enderby
City of Vernon
District of Coldstream
Township of Spallumcheen
Village of Lumby

Project Description

Over the years, Vernon Search and Rescue’s membership has grown along with the amount of equipment it uses to undertake different types of rescue missions. The RDNO owns the facility and facilitated an expansion in 2004, but a second expansion was impossible due to the surrounding wetlands' environmental sensitivities. Without the option to expand the existing facility, the RDNO and VSAR decided that a new building was required.

In 2018, the public approved the borrowing of $3.5 million through an Alternative Approval Process, and since then, the RDNO and VSAR have worked hard to secure a location, determine facility needs, and ultimately get the project to the construction phase.