Transportation

The Ministry of Transportation did not receive any bids from contractors to work on previously planned safety improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and 3A. (Photo: Facebook)

Safety improvements to dangerous Highway 97 and 3A intersection delayed

The Ministry of Transportation didn’t receive any bids from contractors for the project

 

The Ministry of Transportation is currently seeking federal approval to replace Baxter Bridge, which was built in Ashton Creek in 1950. (Ministry of Transportation photo)

70-year-old North Okanagan bridge to be replaced

Ministry of Transportation is seeking federal approval to replace Baxter Bridge east of Enderby

 

Traffic in 1915 was not the same as it is today. This picture shows the edge of what is now Summerland’s Main Street. At that time, the majority of transportation was done by horse-drawn wagons rather than gasoline-powered cars and trucks. Electric vehicle charging stations at public spots in downtown Summerland did not exist until nearly a century later. The first charging stations opened in April, 2013. The house in the background is the Alex Steven home, which still overlooks the downtown core. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland has been transititioning its transportation

Horse-drawn wagons, automobiles and now electric vehicles used on streets in community

 

Cargo containers are seen stacked at port, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa pledges cash for supply chain problems, but plenty of gaps persist

Backed-up supply chains can lead to price hikes, product shortages and delays

Cargo containers are seen stacked at port, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ebus’ B.C. Road Show is stopping in Golden, Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm, seeking input on an expansion of services to the region. (Contributed)

Ebus seeks input from Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Revelstoke residents on service expansion

Transportation company reps will be in Sicamous on April 12, Salmon Arm April 13

Ebus’ B.C. Road Show is stopping in Golden, Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm, seeking input on an expansion of services to the region. (Contributed)
Truckers against Trafficking corporate partner Day & Ross has terminals across Canada including in Kelowna, Kamloops, Surrey, Richmond, Nanaimo and Victoria. (Day & Ross/Facebook)

‘Eyes on the road’: Canadian truckers fight human trafficking along highways

You don’t have to be a trucker to be a “trucker against trafficking” says senior executive

Truckers against Trafficking corporate partner Day & Ross has terminals across Canada including in Kelowna, Kamloops, Surrey, Richmond, Nanaimo and Victoria. (Day & Ross/Facebook)
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There are concerns that a City of Vernon project on Kalamalka Lake Road could impact Coldstream motorists.

Work drives detour on Vernon road

Bella Vista motorists re-routed this week

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There are concerns that a City of Vernon project on Kalamalka Lake Road could impact Coldstream motorists.
A fire and power lines down east of Lumby on Highway 6. (Maggie Sheele photo)

UPDATE: Power lines block Highway 6, spark fire near Lumby

Windstorm downs hydro lines west of Cherryville, power out for hundreds

A fire and power lines down east of Lumby on Highway 6. (Maggie Sheele photo)
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There are concerns that a City of Vernon project on Kalamalka Lake Road could impact Coldstream motorists.
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There are concerns that a City of Vernon project on Kalamalka Lake Road could impact Coldstream motorists.
Laura Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.

Calgary man speaks out after rockfall on Trans-Canada Highway kills daughter-in-law

Alan Tennant said his family didn’t realize it could happen, wants others to be aware of the risks

Laura Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.
A design concept of the Okanagan Gondola, proposed by developers Ridge North America who are seeking an amendment to the RDNO's Official Community Plan. The project will be discussed at an RDNO Electoral Area Advisory Committee meeting Thursday, March 3, 2022. (Ridge North America photo)

Overpass needed for Okanagan gondola proposal

LETTER: Resident concerned about already-dangerous Highway 97 intersection

A design concept of the Okanagan Gondola, proposed by developers Ridge North America who are seeking an amendment to the RDNO's Official Community Plan. The project will be discussed at an RDNO Electoral Area Advisory Committee meeting Thursday, March 3, 2022. (Ridge North America photo)
Railway crossing upgrades are on route at 37th Avenue in Vernon. (Google Maps photo)

Road improvements drive Vernon detour

Railway crossing upgraded with sidewalks on 37th Avenue

Railway crossing upgrades are on route at 37th Avenue in Vernon. (Google Maps photo)
Ground is broken along Silver Star Road Tuesday, Nov. 9, for a new multi-use path between Pleasant Valley Road and Blackcomb Way. On hand for ceremony are Vernon councillors Brian Quiring (from left), Kelly Fehr, Scott Anderson, Kari Gares, Mayor Victor Cumming, Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu, Coun. Akbal Mund and  Jordan Peterson, project engineer. (City of Vernon photo)

Foothills path drives detour in Vernon

Silver Star Multi-Use Pathway construction re-routes traffic

Ground is broken along Silver Star Road Tuesday, Nov. 9, for a new multi-use path between Pleasant Valley Road and Blackcomb Way. On hand for ceremony are Vernon councillors Brian Quiring (from left), Kelly Fehr, Scott Anderson, Kari Gares, Mayor Victor Cumming, Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu, Coun. Akbal Mund and  Jordan Peterson, project engineer. (City of Vernon photo)
Work on installing utility services on 20th Street between 43rd and 45th Avenues starts Tuesday, Dec. 21, and is expected to be completed by end-of-day Thursday, Dec. 23. (City of Vernon photo)

Westside Road construction could cause delays

Newport Creek culvert replacement to last up to 2 weeks

Work on installing utility services on 20th Street between 43rd and 45th Avenues starts Tuesday, Dec. 21, and is expected to be completed by end-of-day Thursday, Dec. 23. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon’s fleet of e-scooters will be redeployed for their second season on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Neuron Mobility photo)

E-scooters roll out for second season in Vernon next week

Neuron Mobility’s bright orange e-scooters will be popping up around town March 15

Vernon’s fleet of e-scooters will be redeployed for their second season on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (Neuron Mobility photo)
A petition has been started to rename Glenmore Road to Bumpy McBump Bump Way. (Change.org)

Potholes drive need for Lake Country road name change

Hundreds sign petition to rename Glenmore to Bumpy McBump Bump Way

A petition has been started to rename Glenmore Road to Bumpy McBump Bump Way. (Change.org)
A mulit-use path planned along Silver Star Road would eventually connect Pleasant Valley Road all the way up to the Grey Canal trail off Blackcomb Way. (City of Vernon image)

Path paves forward on popular Vernon road

Silver Star Road multi-use pathway begins construction

A mulit-use path planned along Silver Star Road would eventually connect Pleasant Valley Road all the way up to the Grey Canal trail off Blackcomb Way. (City of Vernon image)
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UPDATE: Highway 97 cleared near Falkland

Highway 97 vehicle incident eastbound near Salmon River Road Monday morning

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Boats are seen anchored in the waters off Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017. Students and crew were safely rescued after an engine fire occurred on a passenger vessel that regularly serves as the local marine school bus for the southern Gulf Islands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Engine fire on board B.C. school boat off Vancouver Island; students, crew safe

Vessel taking students and staff from Gulf Islands to the high school on Salt Spring Island

Boats are seen anchored in the waters off Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017. Students and crew were safely rescued after an engine fire occurred on a passenger vessel that regularly serves as the local marine school bus for the southern Gulf Islands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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‘Report is phenomenal’: Approved Transportation Master Plan could cost Kelowna $1B

The plan could end up cost $1 billion dollars over the next 20 years

(Photo/City of Kelowna)