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

Help seniors get around

Sep 24, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Nexus BC Winners: Sandra Lorimer, Martha Kehler, Pete Unger; Elaine Waugh, NexusBC Community Resource Centre; Andrew Maas, Kal Tire, Zone Manager for the North Okanagan. Even if they need help to do it, seniors want to live independently

Aiding others a world away

Sep 24, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Photo: World Neighbours Canada A small Canadian organization with its roots in the Okanagan is helping female farmers in Burkina Faso. And Lydia Tapsoba will be in at the Vernon library on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about the project. Tapsoba,

Bus service to expand

Sep 24, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh Bus service in Vernon and Coldstream is being expanded. And so is the cost of adding extra transit hours. At their regular council meeting Monday, staff will recommend civic leaders confirm its authorization, in

Mmmmm, butter tarts

Sep 24, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh During his time as a provincial MLA, Eric Foster had to make some tough calls. And those decision-making skills were put the to test Saturday when the former politician acted as a judge at the ninth annual Lumby Butter

Award-winning performer

Sep 23, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Two-time JUNO award-winning and three-time Polaris Music Prize nominated musician and songwriter Dan Mangan is coming to town. Mangan will be at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on Monday at 7:30 p.m. for the first performance of

Don't feed the wildlife

Sep 23, 2023 / 5:00 pm

Photo: File photo As the fall season progresses, wildlife will become more visible in and around the community and people are being reminded not to feed wild critters. Feeding wildlife is prohibited throughout the City of Vernon, including

Dog days at Polson Park

Sep 23, 2023 / 2:00 pm

Photo: Darren Handschuh There's a party going on at Vernon's Polson Park and everyone is invited. The inaugural Sundog Festival of Arts and Culture kicks off in the park today with activities going well into the evening. Organizer

Breakfast is served

Sep 23, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Castanet file photo To celebrate the RCMP’s 150th anniversary, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will be giving away 150 free breakfasts. On Wednesday, officers and staff will be cooking and serving up ‘grab-and-go’

Big harmless spider

Sep 23, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Jacqueline McDonald 'If they are cold let them in' may not apply to all living things. And that brings us to today's Bug of the Week. As the temperature drops, spiders are looking for a place to live, like a toasty

65-year-old ferry ride

Sep 23, 2023 / 4:00 am

Today's time machine is a trip back to 1958 from Vancouver to Victoria. Vernon-based historian and videographer Francois Arseneault takes viewers aboard either the Black Ball ferry or a CP ship for a meandering trip around Vancouver Island. “Sourced



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