Driving

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace is being investigated for numerous allegations of sexual harassment against his students. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Former Quesnel mayor under investigation after sexual harassment allegations from driving students surface

Steve Wallace accused of inappropriate comments, touching during private lessons

 

The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)

Distracted driving enforcement getting full police attention on B.C. highways

RCMP partners with ICBC, Road Safety BC on September distracted driving, seat belt campaign

 

A driver clocked going 160 in a 100-zone lost their vehicle for seven days and got a $368 fine. (B.C. Highway Patrol)

‘No need for speed’: North Okangan RCMP

Two excessive speeders lost their vehicles and were fined last weekend near Falkland

 

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B.C. senior calls driving exams for seniors aged 80 and up ‘unfair’

Protest being planned for when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions lifted

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Road Update: Traffic change for Vernon’s 27th Street next week

Crews will be installing a new fire hydrant in the 3600 block starting Wednesday morning, June 2

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Highway 6 and Park Lane, Coldstream. The intersection will be closed for six and a half hours Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Google Maps)

Coldstream intersection to close for repairs Wednesday

Highway 6 and Park Lane near Lavington will be closed for six and a half hours Wednesday, May 26

Highway 6 and Park Lane, Coldstream. The intersection will be closed for six and a half hours Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Google Maps)
Trans-Canada Highway and Hillside Way, Kamloops. (Corco Highways photo)

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after pedestrian struck in Kamloops Saturday morning

Police closed the westbound lanes following 7:30 a.m. incident

Trans-Canada Highway and Hillside Way, Kamloops. (Corco Highways photo)
A petition was launched urging the District of Coldstream to consider adding a sidewalk to Aberdeen Road Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Google Maps)

Aberdeen Road needs a sidewalk, says Coldstream resident

The district ran into a steep price tag and lack of land availability the last time they looked into the idea

A petition was launched urging the District of Coldstream to consider adding a sidewalk to Aberdeen Road Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Google Maps)
Crews worked through the night Tuesday, April 27, on a sinkhole that appeared in Vernon on Hospital Hill at 32nd Street and 21st Avenue, the intersection to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The highway through Vernon was closed in both directions. (Kerry Hutter photo)

Repairs to damaged Vernon highway expected to run until week’s end

Traffic will be single-lane in both directions as crews repair damage from broken water main

Crews worked through the night Tuesday, April 27, on a sinkhole that appeared in Vernon on Hospital Hill at 32nd Street and 21st Avenue, the intersection to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The highway through Vernon was closed in both directions. (Kerry Hutter photo)
Up to 75 per cent of Indigenous people living on-reserve in B.C. do not hold a valid driver’s licence, according a UBCIC discussion paper. (Pixabay.com)
Up to 75 per cent of Indigenous people living on-reserve in B.C. do not hold a valid driver’s licence, according a UBCIC discussion paper. (Pixabay.com)
A letter to City of Armstrong council calls for more action to slow traffic in school zones after a child was clipped in a crosswalk in late January 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Armstrong considers cost of reducing all speed limits to 40 km/hr

Staff also looking into cost of making all school zone limits year-round; Ministry approval needed

A letter to City of Armstrong council calls for more action to slow traffic in school zones after a child was clipped in a crosswalk in late January 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Utility work will be done on Highway 97 between Vernon and Kelowna until Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Highway work starts between Vernon and Kelowna

Drivers asked to slow down and watch for lane closures, low-flying helicopters

Utility work will be done on Highway 97 between Vernon and Kelowna until Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is in the process of changing the name of Squaw Valley Road in the rural Lumby area. (Brittney Brewer photo)

Rural Lumby road to be renamed, getting rid of Indigenous slur

Transportation ministry is in the process of renaming rural road

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is in the process of changing the name of Squaw Valley Road in the rural Lumby area. (Brittney Brewer photo)
The Okanagan Indian Band fire department has identified Jason Graham (middle) as the victim of a fatal vehicle accident in Spallumcheen Saturday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Contributed)

Vernon man dies in Corkscrew Road crash

The 48-year-old man’s vehicle went off-road on Corksrew Road Saturday night

The Okanagan Indian Band fire department has identified Jason Graham (middle) as the victim of a fatal vehicle accident in Spallumcheen Saturday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Contributed)
Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt is closed to southbound traffic due to a vehicle incident Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (DriveBC photo)

UPDATE: Highway 5 southbound moving again following vehicle incident

Southbound lanes were closed overnight, reopened after police investigation and vehicle recovery

Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt is closed to southbound traffic due to a vehicle incident Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (DriveBC photo)
After one petition led to a Coldstream intersection’s conversion into a three-way stop, a second petition has been launched to remove the stop sign. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Clash of petitions over 3-way stop in Coldstream

A petition has been started to remove the stop sign, which was created at the behest of an earlier petition

After one petition led to a Coldstream intersection’s conversion into a three-way stop, a second petition has been launched to remove the stop sign. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
District of Lake Country crews work through Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, 2021, after a rockfall closed Pelmewash Parkway around 3:15 p.m. (District of Lake Country - Facebook)

UPDATE: Lake Country road to reopen at 6 p.m. as crews clear rockslide debris

Pelmewash Parkway has been closed for more than 24 hours after Wednesday’s rockslide

District of Lake Country crews work through Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, 2021, after a rockfall closed Pelmewash Parkway around 3:15 p.m. (District of Lake Country - Facebook)
(Photo: Shannon Daniels/Facebook)

Rock slide triggers emergency road closure in Lake Country

Pelmewash Parkway is closed both ways following the Wednesday afternoon slide.

(Photo: Shannon Daniels/Facebook)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla Highway. (Black Press file photo)

Motorists warned about snowfall on Coquihalla Highway

25 cm fell on the Hope to Merritt section of the Coq overnight; with snow easing up during the day

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla Highway. (Black Press file photo)
A planned one-day detour on Vernon's Silver Star Road has been extended an extra day due to unforeseen circumstances, to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Planned Silver Star Road detour extended by one day

Due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ the City of Vernon has extended the one-day detour

A planned one-day detour on Vernon's Silver Star Road has been extended an extra day due to unforeseen circumstances, to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)