Transportation

A truck of pallets spilled onto Highway 97 Thursday morning south of Vernon. (David Pimson photo)

UPDATE: Pallets spilled on Highway 97 cleared near Vernon

Traffic now flowing through scene following southbound lane closure

A truck of pallets spilled onto Highway 97 Thursday morning south of Vernon. (David Pimson photo)
BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)

Fuel rebates to be discontinued by BC Ferries in December

Discontinuation applies to Metro Vancouver-Island routes

BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)
Repairs to the Whiteman Bridge will close Westside Road daily from Oct. 18 to Nov. 4. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Westside Road construction wraps up early south of Vernon

Whiteman Bridge work caused lengthy closures for traffic

Repairs to the Whiteman Bridge will close Westside Road daily from Oct. 18 to Nov. 4. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Ribbon of Green Trails Society’s vice-president has been exploring some local trails that are enjoyable for people on a scooter, electric wheelchair, using poles or a walker. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Ribbon of Green Trails Society’s vice-president has been exploring some local trails that are enjoyable for people on a scooter, electric wheelchair, using poles or a walker. (Contributed)

More Vernon trail details for people with mobility issues

Ribbons of Green Trails Society looks at trails manageable for people on scooters, wheelchairs, walkers

  • Oct 22, 2021
Vernon’s Ribbon of Green Trails Society’s vice-president has been exploring some local trails that are enjoyable for people on a scooter, electric wheelchair, using poles or a walker. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Ribbon of Green Trails Society’s vice-president has been exploring some local trails that are enjoyable for people on a scooter, electric wheelchair, using poles or a walker. (Contributed)
Cyclists from Lake Country celebrate reaching the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail at Kilometre Zero. (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail/Contributed)

Volunteers ensure Okanagan Rail Trail grassland survival

Native plantings at trailhead survive hot, dry summer thanks to volunteer efforts

Cyclists from Lake Country celebrate reaching the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail at Kilometre Zero. (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail/Contributed)
Repairs to the Whiteman Bridge will close Westside Road daily from Oct. 18 to Nov. 4. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Westside Road closure to cause delays between Vernon and Kelowna

Whiteman Bridge repairs take place daily Oct. 18 to Nov. 4

Repairs to the Whiteman Bridge will close Westside Road daily from Oct. 18 to Nov. 4. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Highway 1 Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (DriveBC camera)

Highway 1 closure near Revelstoke

Vehicle incident west of city closes both directions

Highway 1 Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (DriveBC camera)
The minimum age requirement has been reduced from 18 to 16 in Vernon on Neuron Mobility e-scooters. (Alesha Taylor photo)

E-scooter age limit reduction rolls out in Vernon

Neuron Mobility reduces minimum age from 18 to 16

The minimum age requirement has been reduced from 18 to 16 in Vernon on Neuron Mobility e-scooters. (Alesha Taylor photo)
Crash near Vernon stalls traffic Friday afternoon on Highway 97. (Contributed)

Motorcycle crash stalls Highway 97 traffic near Vernon

Incident causes delays for Friday afternoon motorists

Crash near Vernon stalls traffic Friday afternoon on Highway 97. (Contributed)
Road work continues along Vernon’s new transportation corridor. (Google Maps)

Roundabout of road closures continue in Vernon

2-week detour underway at 30th Street and 37th Avenue

Road work continues along Vernon’s new transportation corridor. (Google Maps)
The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion and emissions as well as make it easier for people to walk, bike and take transit. It also aims to double transit ridership, quadruple the number of trips made by bicycle and reduce the average distance driven per person by 20 per cent. (Mike Chouinard photo)

Increasing transit, bike trips key to Kelowna’s transportation plan

City council endorsed the 2040 Transportation Master Plan on Monday

The plan aims to reduce traffic congestion and emissions as well as make it easier for people to walk, bike and take transit. It also aims to double transit ridership, quadruple the number of trips made by bicycle and reduce the average distance driven per person by 20 per cent. (Mike Chouinard photo)
Jan Seelinger died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 97A/Springbend Road in June 2021. (Contributed)

Fatal motorcycle crash revs Sicamous man to drive for upgrades to Enderby intersection

After his sister died in a June 2021 crash, Steve Seelinger has invited officials to review section of Highway 97A

Jan Seelinger died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 97A/Springbend Road in June 2021. (Contributed)
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)

Road closures continue to plague Vernon streets

Another intersection closed for new upgrades surrounding new downtown park

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)
Smoke continues to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as pictured on the Westside across Okanagan Lake Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Westside Road reopened, Okanagan Indian Band rescinds evacuation alerts from White Rock Lake fire

While the road is officially open, residents are asking those who do not live in the area to respect their privacy

Smoke continues to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as pictured on the Westside across Okanagan Lake Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Motorists are urged to stay off Highway 97 and 97A in the North Okanagan in order to keep evacution routes clear for those being ordered out from Spallumcheen. (Rhonda Trautman photo)

Motorists urged to keep North Okanagan highways clear for fire evacuees

Evacuation orders in Spallumcheen drive need to stay off Highway 97 and 97A

Motorists are urged to stay off Highway 97 and 97A in the North Okanagan in order to keep evacution routes clear for those being ordered out from Spallumcheen. (Rhonda Trautman photo)
The Lake Country Fire Department is thrilled with its latest acquisition, a T-71 tactical tender truck that will be a huge help in fighting urban interface fires. (District of Lake Country photo)

Lake Country Fire Department adds new truck to arsenal

The T-71 tactical tender truck will be a major help in fighting urban interface fires

The Lake Country Fire Department is thrilled with its latest acquisition, a T-71 tactical tender truck that will be a huge help in fighting urban interface fires. (District of Lake Country photo)
The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)

U.S. ferries cast adrift in border reopening, want clarity on resuming service

Left out of Monday’s reopening, tourism organization considers legal action against feds

The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)
BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal north of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Global mariner shortage hampers BC Ferries’ bid to hire more than 100

Corporation cancelled two sailings, replaced another this week amid staffing concerns

BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal north of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

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)
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

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)
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