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Darren Handschuh

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
Vernon's Archway Society for Domestic Peace putting on art show by domestic and sexual violence survivors

Vernon's Archway Society for Domestic Peace putting on art show by domestic and sexual violence survivors

Mar 3, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Domestic and sexual violence survivors will express themselves through art during the first ever Archway Society for Domestic Peace art exhibit. Creatrix Rising...

Former Vernon Viper a semi-finalist in country singing contest

Former Vernon Viper a semi-finalist in country singing contest

Mar 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

Zach McPhee has traded his hockey stick for a guitar. The former Vernon Viper is a semi-finalist in the Canadian Country Music Association-SiriusXM’s Top...

NexusBC’s Vernon office receives funding to help seniors stay in their homes longer

NexusBC’s Vernon office receives funding to help seniors stay in their homes longer

Mar 2, 2024 / 7:00 pm

NexusBC Community Resource Centre is now better equipped to support Vernon seniors in their own homes, thanks to funding from the federal Age Well At Home...

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month and the BC SPCA wants everyone to keep their pets safe

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month and the BC SPCA wants everyone to keep their pets safe

Mar 2, 2024 / 5:00 pm

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month and the BC SPCA is offering tips on how to keep your furry friends as safe as possible. When it comes to “pet...

Vernon mayor offers condolences and words of praise on passing of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

Vernon mayor offers condolences and words of praise on passing of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

Mar 2, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The mayor of Vernon is paying tribute to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Victor Cumming had words of praise for Mulroney who died earlier this week at age...

Ticks are starting to awaken from their winter slumber and can be found across the Thompson-Okanagan region

Ticks are starting to awaken from their winter slumber and can be found across the Thompson-Okanagan region

Mar 2, 2024 / 11:30 am

They're creepy, they're crawly and they live right here in the Okanagan. March is National Tick Awareness Month and the Canadian Veterinary Medical...

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Thompson-Okanagan Branch president meets with Conservative MP on Ukraine issues

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Thompson-Okanagan Branch president meets with Conservative MP on Ukraine issues

Mar 2, 2024 / 11:00 am

Representatives of the Thompson-Okanagan Branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, met with Conservative MP Mel Arnold to discuss issues relating to the...

Sexual assault trial of Vernon doctor has been extended, will also be in court on additional charges next week

Sexual assault trial of Vernon doctor has been extended, will also be in court on additional charges next week

Mar 2, 2024 / 4:00 am

The trial of a Vernon doctor facing a sexual assault charge has been extended. The trial of Dr. Peter Inkpen started Monday in Vernon provincial court and was...

Vernon historian uncovers 30 years of film footage from the North Okanagan

Vernon historian uncovers 30 years of film footage from the North Okanagan

Mar 2, 2024 / 4:00 am

Today's trip down memory lane will be done through the lens of prolific Vernon cameraman Doug Kermode. Vernon historian and videographer Francois Arsenault...

Vernon recognized for being one of the top cities for 2023 Culture Days

Vernon recognized for being one of the top cities for 2023 Culture Days

Mar 1, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Vernon is being recognized for its support of arts and culture. The North Okanagan community recently placed fourth across Canada in the Culture Days Top...

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