Transportation

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
(Photo/City of Kelowna)

‘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)
Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trucker convoy raises millions in funds as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to cause

‘Freedom Convoy’ says it has raised more than $3.5 million from some 46,500 donors

Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Drivers told not to stop for photos along flood-damaged Coquihalla highway

Reopening to traffic quickly followed by reports of unprepared drivers

Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
Traffic was at a standstill on Highway 97 south of Vernon Wednesday morning before it was closed due to a vehicle incident. (Gary Marchand photo)

UPDATE: Vernon motorists asked to avoid travel: RCMP

As temperatures drop, melt will freeze, turning roads into icerinks

Traffic was at a standstill on Highway 97 south of Vernon Wednesday morning before it was closed due to a vehicle incident. (Gary Marchand photo)
BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)

BC Ferries anticipating service disruptions in coming months as Omicron spikes

Company expects inter-island routes to be especially affected by crew shortages

BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)
A semi-truck jack-knifed on Highway 97 south of Vernon is blocking traffic heading to Kelowna. (Cory Blasner photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 south of Vernon reopened

‘Incredibly poor road conditions’ had emergency crews responding to several traffic incidents

A semi-truck jack-knifed on Highway 97 south of Vernon is blocking traffic heading to Kelowna. (Cory Blasner photo)
A jack-knifed semi-truck on Highway 97 in Lake Country caused some delays and detours for motorists Thursday afternoon. (Nicole Swanson photo)

Jack-knifed logging truck jams Lake Country traffic

Highway 97 delays and detours Thursday afternoon

A jack-knifed semi-truck on Highway 97 in Lake Country caused some delays and detours for motorists Thursday afternoon. (Nicole Swanson photo)
Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon’s sourcing priorities need to change

LETTER: COVID-19 and floods show need for local independence

Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Road conditions on Highway 97A between Armstrong and Vernon Thursday, Dec. 30. (Phaedra Budda-Idzan photo)

Slick roads reported across the North Okanagan

Snow sends tanker truck into ditch near Cherryville

Road conditions on Highway 97A between Armstrong and Vernon Thursday, Dec. 30. (Phaedra Budda-Idzan photo)