Transportation

The Needles Ferry and Highway 6 are closed to the public in order to keep evacuation routes open for those who are being ordered to leave due to wildfires. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Needles Ferry and Highway 6 closed east of Cherryville

Public not permitted in order to keep routes clear for wildfire evacuees

 

Flooding from stormwater backups on Westkal Road is hoped to be alleviated with updgrades which will close the road from July 21 to November 2021. (Ubran Systems file photo)

Coldstream construction closes Okanagan Rail Trail parking

Westkal Road improvement project underway until November, closing parking near Kickwillie

 

A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Feds doling out $1.5M for removal of 18 derelict boats from B.C., Atlantic coasts

18 abandoned vessels will be pulled out from Bamfield, Barkley Sound and Nootka Sound waters

 

Two ships collided in Vancouver Harbour in 2019 after one lost power, but no one was injured and no pollutants were released. (Saga Monal)

Unprepared ship, bad communication factors in B.C. ship crash: TSB

A report examines the 2019 crash of bulk carriers Caravos Harmony and Pan Acacia

Two ships collided in Vancouver Harbour in 2019 after one lost power, but no one was injured and no pollutants were released. (Saga Monal)
The paving will be completed along Broadway Street. Photo: Jenna Cocullo

Post-pandemic funds pave Okanagan recovery

Vernon, Winfield, Kelowna, Sicamous, Penticton transportation projects en route

The paving will be completed along Broadway Street. Photo: Jenna Cocullo
Mission Road in Vernon will be closed for repairs starting at 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021. The work to repair a irrigation water main break is expected to last six to eight hours and the road will reopen Sunday morning. (File photo)

Three-day road closure for Vernon avenue

39th Avenue closure required for utility work

Mission Road in Vernon will be closed for repairs starting at 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021. The work to repair a irrigation water main break is expected to last six to eight hours and the road will reopen Sunday morning. (File photo)
Highway barriers similar to these placed between Spallumcheen and Armstrong on Highway 97A are being tweaked or removed to allow for easier highway access for large commercial vehicles at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road in Spallumcheen. (Black Press file photo)

Spallumcheen highway barriers placed recently are now being adjusted or removed

Intersection being made larger for safer commercial vehicle access to Hwy 97A from PV Road

Highway barriers similar to these placed between Spallumcheen and Armstrong on Highway 97A are being tweaked or removed to allow for easier highway access for large commercial vehicles at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road in Spallumcheen. (Black Press file photo)
A Sûreté du Québec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec woman dies after being struck by airplane while driving tractor near runway

Investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident near St-Esprit

A Sûreté du Québec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Crash closes Highway 97 near Falkland

Jack-knifed vehicle near Salmon River Road

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
The Vernon School District is recommending parents make alternate transportation plans in the afternoon of the final two days of the school year, Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29, with a heat warning in effect. District school buses are not equipped with air conditioning. (File photo)

No air conditioning on buses prompts alert from Vernon School District

With two days left in calendar year and heat warning in place, district asks parents to consider alternate after-school plans if kids are heat sensitive or rides are long

The Vernon School District is recommending parents make alternate transportation plans in the afternoon of the final two days of the school year, Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29, with a heat warning in effect. District school buses are not equipped with air conditioning. (File photo)
A three-vehicle crash caused some delays on Highway 97 in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

3-vehicle crash in Vernon

Pileup on 32nd Street causes minor delays

A three-vehicle crash caused some delays on Highway 97 in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The BC Ferries’ website is down for the second time in one week from what they say is likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Surging web traffic crashes BC Ferries’ site again

Website down for second time this week

The BC Ferries’ website is down for the second time in one week from what they say is likely an overwhelming increase in web traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ newest Island Class vessel is experiencing an issue with one of its thrusters off the Algerian coast. Photo courtesy patbaywebcam.com.

BC Ferries newest vessel having mechanical issues in Mediterranean

Island 4 will be repaired in Spain before crossing Atlantic

BC Ferries’ newest Island Class vessel is experiencing an issue with one of its thrusters off the Algerian coast. Photo courtesy patbaywebcam.com.
A vehicle incident is being reported on Highway 97A near Armstrong. (DriveBC map)

UPDATE: Crash cleared on highway near Armstrong

Vehicle incident between Powerhouse and Wagner roads

A vehicle incident is being reported on Highway 97A near Armstrong. (DriveBC map)
A two-vehicle incident on Highway 97 north of Vernon at Stickle Road is hindering northbound traffic. (Brendan Shykora-Morning Star)
A two-vehicle incident on Highway 97 north of Vernon at Stickle Road is hindering northbound traffic. (Brendan Shykora-Morning Star)
An air tanker drops retardant on the lumber yard fire in Spallumcheen Thursday, June 3. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
An air tanker drops retardant on the lumber yard fire in Spallumcheen Thursday, June 3. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Lumberyard fire northwest of Vernon still burning, now 4 hectares

Highway 97 is open but reduced to single-lane alternating traffic, DriveBC reports

An air tanker drops retardant on the lumber yard fire in Spallumcheen Thursday, June 3. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
An air tanker drops retardant on the lumber yard fire in Spallumcheen Thursday, June 3. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: False alarm for RV fire on Highway 97 north of Vernon

RV ‘blaze’ turns out to be steam coming from engine

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
RCMP arrested one woman after a fight in a parking lot in Duncan last Wednesday. (File photo)

RCMP target road laws, not Lake Country campers

Slow Down, Move Over campaign had some assuming police were nabbing those heading to the bush

RCMP arrested one woman after a fight in a parking lot in Duncan last Wednesday. (File photo)
Revitalization of the former Civic Arena site means there are ongoing road closures in the area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Another road closure obstructs Vernon neighbourhood

More work planned near old Civic Arena, closure in effect until October

Revitalization of the former Civic Arena site means there are ongoing road closures in the area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

UPDATE: Winfield road open following police, coroner investigation

Pelmewash Parkway closure near Highway 97 connection

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)