Transportation

Gas in Keremeos was 43 cents a litre in 1966. (BC Ministry of Transportation)

VIDEO: Road trip time machine drives back to 1966 on Highway 3

Ministry of Transportation creates Road Trip video from Princeton to Osoyoos

Gas in Keremeos was 43 cents a litre in 1966. (BC Ministry of Transportation)
The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)

Work on damaged containers sparks another fire aboard MV Zim Kingston in Nanaimo

Sparks from grinder ignite fire in exposed insulation of damaged shipping container

The MV Zim Kingston arrives in Nanaimo Harbour earlier this month. Sparks from grinding metal ignited a fire aboard the ship on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Nanaimo’s Duke Point. (File photo)
Construction workers stand in the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway where a massive section of the separate southbound lanes was washed away by flooding last month near Othello, northeast of Hope, B.C., on December 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Coquihalla Highway reopening a major boost for B.C.’s battered supply chain

Crews repaired and patched about 20 stretches of the highway over 130 kilometres

Construction workers stand in the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway where a massive section of the separate southbound lanes was washed away by flooding last month near Othello, northeast of Hope, B.C., on December 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Now that's a lot of cardboard: Over the Christmas long weekend two extra large bins weren't enough to contain all the cardboard from presents and holiday gifts Ponoka and area residents. On the Monday, Dec. 28 this panorama photo shows the downtown recycle depot was full of cardboard to be recycled.
Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Cardboard collection could stack up in North Okanagan due to highway closures

Residents may be asked to store cardboard if a closure or service interruption occurs

Now that's a lot of cardboard: Over the Christmas long weekend two extra large bins weren't enough to contain all the cardboard from presents and holiday gifts Ponoka and area residents. On the Monday, Dec. 28 this panorama photo shows the downtown recycle depot was full of cardboard to be recycled.
Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
A Langford homeowner helped West Shore RCMP catch a car thief along McCallum Road. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Crash that closed Highway 97A north of Enderby cleared

Vehicle incident had road closed in both directions

A Langford homeowner helped West Shore RCMP catch a car thief along McCallum Road. (Black Press file photo)
The company that brought e-scooters to Vernon in 2021 on a pilot project will launch an e-bike program in the city in 2022, making Vernon one of the first cities in Canada to have e-scooters and e-bikes for use. (File photo)

E-bikes to join e-scooters in Vernon in 2022

Neuron Mobility will launch e-bikes to go along with its e-scooters in Vernon for the next riding season

The company that brought e-scooters to Vernon in 2021 on a pilot project will launch an e-bike program in the city in 2022, making Vernon one of the first cities in Canada to have e-scooters and e-bikes for use. (File photo)
Ministry of Transportation staff survey the damage at the last remaining northbound strand of Bottletop Bridge. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

VIDEO: Crews working around the clock to repair storm-ravaged Coquihalla

Ministry of Transportation says they’re confident the highway will reopen in January

Ministry of Transportation staff survey the damage at the last remaining northbound strand of Bottletop Bridge. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
A tow truck tows a commercial truck that saw the driver doing 96 km/h in a 50 zone Dec. 6. (BC Transportation)

Commercial truck caught doing 96 km/h in a 50 zone on Highway 3

The driver was ticketed and the truck towed

A tow truck tows a commercial truck that saw the driver doing 96 km/h in a 50 zone Dec. 6. (BC Transportation)
A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)

Semi caught on camera driving erratically on Hwy 5A sparks RCMP probe

BC Highway Patrol called the move dangerous and unprofessional

A semi truck was caught on video passing another semi past a double solid line and a curve in the road on Highway 5A on Dec. 2. (Twitter)
The container ship MV Zim Kingston is being escorted from its anchorage off Victoria to Duke Point in Nanaimo. (Transport Canada photo)

Calamitous MV Zim Kingston cleared to unload fire-damaged containers in Nanaimo

Ship lost 109 containers overboard and caught fire earlier this fall off Victoria

The container ship MV Zim Kingston is being escorted from its anchorage off Victoria to Duke Point in Nanaimo. (Transport Canada photo)
A man walks between transport trucks waiting to deliver cargo containers at Port Metro Vancouver’s Center container facility in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Two trucking companies serving Vancouver port threaten to strike Friday

Unifor drivers may walk off the job at Aheer Transportation and Prudential Transportation

A man walks between transport trucks waiting to deliver cargo containers at Port Metro Vancouver’s Center container facility in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Canadian Pacific locomotive and its cars that were knocked off of the train track by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Fraser Canyon near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Exporters face logistical nightmare as CN yet to restore service to Vancouver port

CN moved seven trains during the weekend but decided to “proactively close its network” due to rain

A Canadian Pacific locomotive and its cars that were knocked off of the train track by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Fraser Canyon near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

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A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Illecillewaet four-laning, brake-check project on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke is now complete. (BC Ministry of Transportation)
The Illecillewaet four-laning, brake-check project on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke is now complete. (BC Ministry of Transportation)
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)

‘We must avoid hoarding groceries’: Vernon Mayor

Another province-wide challenge is requiring citizens to band together and not hoard…

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)
Highway 97 is closed north of Vernon due to a multi-vehicle crash. (RCMP photo)
Highway 97 is closed north of Vernon due to a multi-vehicle crash. (RCMP photo)
Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Number of sites, looming winter, complicate ‘unprecedented’ B.C. highway repairs

B.C. government has already drawn up lists of available contractors and equipment

Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The lights at 32nd Street and 43rd Avenue are out Tuesday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Lights back on at Highway 97 intersection in Vernon

4-way stop was in effect at Highway 97 and 43rd Avenue Tuesday morning

The lights at 32nd Street and 43rd Avenue are out Tuesday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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)

Ground broken on new Vernon transportation route

Multi-use path on Silver Star Road between Pleasant Valley Road and the Foothills subdivision

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)
Spin’s S-300 electric bike. (Contributed)

Electric bike-share program coming to Kelowna

Ford-owned Spin will launch around 100 shared e-bikes in Kelowna this fall

Spin’s S-300 electric bike. (Contributed)
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