Transportation

(Photo by Kris Krug)

Kelowna, Vernon among communities approved for e-mobility pilot project

The project looks at how safe electric kick scooters are as a form of personal transportation

 

The Vernon School District has reduced its originally proposed bus fee hike for the 2021-22 year following outcry from local parents. (News Bulletin file)

School district settles on lower Vernon bus fee hike after pushback from parents

School District 22 is increasing fees to cover a $195,000 busing shortfall

 

School bus fees are being charged to all riders in the Vernon School District. (Courtesy photo)

Parents pressure Vernon school board to curb bus fee hike

More than 1,200 signatures on petition against $200 rider fees, to be discussed at board meeting

 

Motorists are advised that 41st Street will be closed between 27th and 28th avenues March 3. (Vernon map)

Vernon street closed for repairs

41st Avenue sewer work requires temporary closure March 3

Motorists are advised that 41st Street will be closed between 27th and 28th avenues March 3. (Vernon map)
Several road closures were in effect Jan. 13 due to downed trees, but meanwhile many residents are hoping Lake Country will invest in fixing damaged roads in 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)

Road safety puts Lake Country traffic plans in drive

District funds traffic calming program, and community grant

Several road closures were in effect Jan. 13 due to downed trees, but meanwhile many residents are hoping Lake Country will invest in fixing damaged roads in 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)
Roads crews cleared the second rockslide in less than a month on Pelmewash Parkway Feb. 23. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Rockslides ‘amplified’ this time of year in Lake Country

Crews clear Pelmewash Parkway again, after, it was littered with rocks Feb. 23

Roads crews cleared the second rockslide in less than a month on Pelmewash Parkway Feb. 23. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
A petition has been launched by concerned parents over the Vernon School District’s plan to increase bus ridership fees from $25 to $200 or, in some cases, $300. (Black Press file photo)

Concerned parents launch petition opposing Vernon School District bus fee hike

Families could go from paying $25 to $200 or, in some cases, $300 in bus ridership fees

A petition has been launched by concerned parents over the Vernon School District’s plan to increase bus ridership fees from $25 to $200 or, in some cases, $300. (Black Press file photo)
The Vernon School District will get $130,629 for a new 76-passenger school bus. - Morning Star file photo

Vernon school bus fees jump to $200

Increase for eligible riders is up from $25

The Vernon School District will get $130,629 for a new 76-passenger school bus. - Morning Star file photo
A water main break on Francis Street is being repaired.
A water main break on Francis Street is being repaired.
The highway between Vernon and Armstrong was closed for a crash involving two trucks the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. (Sarah Chrystal photo)

Safety barriers en route to Okanagan highways

Concrete dividers coming between Vernon and Armstrong, and in Summerland

The highway between Vernon and Armstrong was closed for a crash involving two trucks the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. (Sarah Chrystal photo)
A semi-truck ended up an embankment off Highway 97 north of Vernon Friday morning. (Al Kranenborg photo)

Icy roads send semi up embankment north of Vernon

Truck off road on Highway 97 between Falkland and Vernon

A semi-truck ended up an embankment off Highway 97 north of Vernon Friday morning. (Al Kranenborg photo)
Area resident Malcolm Hett said he’s glad he moved his van when he did or the damage could have been more substantial. ‘Just a minute before this, I was parked on the opposite side of the road clearing the rocks from the first smaller slide,’ he said. (Malcolm Hett - Facebook)

‘The whole side started sliding towards us,’: Lake Country man says of rockslide

Pelmewash Parkway still closed as District of Lake Country waits to hear from geotech specialist

Area resident Malcolm Hett said he’s glad he moved his van when he did or the damage could have been more substantial. ‘Just a minute before this, I was parked on the opposite side of the road clearing the rocks from the first smaller slide,’ he said. (Malcolm Hett - Facebook)
A mudslide in the Lodge Road area caused concern for some residents Sunday, Jan. 31. (Contributed)

Mudslide displaces Lake Country resident

Substantial amount of water washes out slope, undermines tree

A mudslide in the Lodge Road area caused concern for some residents Sunday, Jan. 31. (Contributed)
Road construction sign, low angle view

Rocks pepper Pelmewash Parkway in Lake Country

Natural freeze and thaw causes debris to come off hillside

Road construction sign, low angle view
Register now for Winter GoByBike BC Day, then go for a ride on Feb. 12!

Change gears this winter — ride your bike!

Join riders across BC and #GoByBike Feb. 12

  • Feb 1, 2021
Register now for Winter GoByBike BC Day, then go for a ride on Feb. 12!
Starting Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, the District of Lake Country will require visitors at all indoor public facilities to wear masks, as part of enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Lake Country looks at big-ticket projects

Bottom Wood Lake Road construction are the biggest investments

Starting Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, the District of Lake Country will require visitors at all indoor public facilities to wear masks, as part of enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Vernon School District will get $130,629 for a new 76-passenger school bus. - Morning Star file photo

Proposed Vernon school bus changes back on board

Transportation adjustments will likely affect all riders

The Vernon School District will get $130,629 for a new 76-passenger school bus. - Morning Star file photo
Traffic on Anderson Way will be impacted by work for a few hours the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 12. (City of Vernon)

Anderson Way traffic change impacts Vernon motorists

Work in the area will close westbound lane for a few hours the morning of Jan. 12

  • Jan 11, 2021
Traffic on Anderson Way will be impacted by work for a few hours the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 12. (City of Vernon)
Penticton’s Nanaimo Avenue Bridge is set for removal in July 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Penticton bridge to be removed, city seeks feedback

‘The city recognizes that this decision will present inconveniences to some residents’

Penticton’s Nanaimo Avenue Bridge is set for removal in July 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Air Canada is suspending flights out of the Penticton airport starting January 2021. (Western News file photo)

Air Canada grounds Penticton flights indefinitely

The airline will halt service to Penticton in early 2021

Air Canada is suspending flights out of the Penticton airport starting January 2021. (Western News file photo)