Transportation

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Gas prices take a hike in Vernon on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Gas going up in Vernon

Prices jumping more than 10 cents at some stations

Gas prices take a hike in Vernon on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A semi-truck blocks a single lane of traffic on Highway 6 near Kalamalka Lake Road in Vernon Thursday, Nov. 26. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Semi-truck blocking single lane near Vernon cleared

Incident near Kalamalka Lake Road delayed westbound traffic

A semi-truck blocks a single lane of traffic on Highway 6 near Kalamalka Lake Road in Vernon Thursday, Nov. 26. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Two roundabouts are planned for a transportation corridor near the Vernon Tourism office. (City of Vernon plan)

ROAD REPORT: More roundabouts coming to Vernon

New intersection lights up Dec. 13, 30th Street paving delayed, PV Road completed

Two roundabouts are planned for a transportation corridor near the Vernon Tourism office. (City of Vernon plan)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby is open to all traffic Sunday, Nov. 22, but will close again Monday, Nov. 23, for more repair work. Monday is expected to be the last full-day closure of the bridge, which was shut down by the Ministry of Transportation to all but foot and light emergency vehicle traffic Nov. 8 due to structural issues. (Morning Star - file photo)

Baxter Bridge near Enderby reopens to all traffic

It’s a 24-hour opening of the bridge; last full-day closure is expected on Monday, Nov. 23

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby is open to all traffic Sunday, Nov. 22, but will close again Monday, Nov. 23, for more repair work. Monday is expected to be the last full-day closure of the bridge, which was shut down by the Ministry of Transportation to all but foot and light emergency vehicle traffic Nov. 8 due to structural issues. (Morning Star - file photo)
Traffic it allowed to move again between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. on the Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby. The bridge has been closed to traffic other than small emergency vehicles and pedestrians by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because of serious structural issues. (Morning Star file photo)

Some vehicles again allowed over bridge east of Enderby

Ministry of Transportation opens Baxter Bridge to vehicles less than 5,000kg GVS as of 5 pm Thursday

Traffic it allowed to move again between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. on the Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby. The bridge has been closed to traffic other than small emergency vehicles and pedestrians by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because of serious structural issues. (Morning Star file photo)
No occupants were found near a car fire near off Westside Road Nov. 11. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Still no driver found in Westside Road car fire

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP now investigating incident

No occupants were found near a car fire near off Westside Road Nov. 11. (Contributed)
Creating permanent stop signs on 43rd Avenue at 20th Street will require installation of these advance warning signs, which need to be concreted in, and will cost upwards of $180,000. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Roundabout on the books for Vernon intersection

Newly installed four-way stop could end up becomming more, or less

Creating permanent stop signs on 43rd Avenue at 20th Street will require installation of these advance warning signs, which need to be concreted in, and will cost upwards of $180,000. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
The final phase of sewer upgrades on 25th Avenue will require the road to be closed until the end of October. (City of Vernon map)

Major Vernon road closed for sewer upgrades

Detour around 25th Avenue for the remainder of October

The final phase of sewer upgrades on 25th Avenue will require the road to be closed until the end of October. (City of Vernon map)
Highway 97 was closed near Monte Creek due to a vehicle incident Oct. 29. (DriveBC map)

UPDATE: Highway 97 crash cleared near Monte Creek

Vehicle incident shortly before 1 p.m. Oct. 29 impacted traffic untl 4 p.m.

Highway 97 was closed near Monte Creek due to a vehicle incident Oct. 29. (DriveBC map)
Federal environment commissioner Andrew Hayes speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Transport Canada’s dangerous-goods registry has outdated, missing data: audit

Companies that transport dangerous goods are not required to register with Transport Canada

Federal environment commissioner Andrew Hayes speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Construction will close 25th Street Oct. 28-Nov. 3 in the 4100-4200 block. (Google map)

Construction closes Vernon street

Work underway on 25th Street Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Construction will close 25th Street Oct. 28-Nov. 3 in the 4100-4200 block. (Google map)
Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Vernon motorists winter driving skills rusty

First snowfall sees numerous accidents, yet people still not driving to conditions

Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
28th Street is closed for construction Oct. 22. (Google Maps)

Construction closes Vernon road

Water utility upgrade closes 28th Street

28th Street is closed for construction Oct. 22. (Google Maps)
Highway 6 in Lumby is limited to single alternating traffic due to a collision. (DriveBC map)

Crash limits Highway 6 traffic near Lumby

Another crash reported by DriveBC following morning logging truck rollover

Highway 6 in Lumby is limited to single alternating traffic due to a collision. (DriveBC map)
Work limits Lake Country road access

Work limits Lake Country road access

Bottom Wood Lake Road closed to southbound traffic

Work limits Lake Country road access