Transportation

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)
Al Kowalko shows off the province's first electric school bus, running kids to three elementary and two secondary schools on the West Shore. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Okanagan schools shifting gears to electric buses

Vernon, Central Okanagan, Rocky Mountain and Okanagan-Skaha on board

Al Kowalko shows off the province's first electric school bus, running kids to three elementary and two secondary schools on the West Shore. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Bruce Mol has taken his cycling education to Youtube during the pandemic. He explains how to navigate Vernon’s new double-roundabout intersection at 29th and 30th Street in his latest video published May 3, 2021. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Cycling educator shows how to navigate Vernon’s new roundabouts

Bruce Mol demonstrates how cyclists can use the city’s new north-south corridor

Bruce Mol has taken his cycling education to Youtube during the pandemic. He explains how to navigate Vernon’s new double-roundabout intersection at 29th and 30th Street in his latest video published May 3, 2021. (Contributed)
Two passengers were recently fined thousands of dollars after they faked their pre-flight COVID-19 test results. (Paul Clarke/Black Press)

2 passengers in Canada fined thousands for faking pre-flight COVID-19 tests

The government issued a warning Thursday to others thinking of doing the same – do it and you’ll be ordered to pay

Two passengers were recently fined thousands of dollars after they faked their pre-flight COVID-19 test results. (Paul Clarke/Black Press)
An aerial rendering of the new intersection at Vernon’s 39th Avenue, featuring a double roundabout. The city announced the completion of the north-south transportation corridor Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Contributed)

New north-south transportation corridor completed in Vernon

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians now have a new way to get across town

An aerial rendering of the new intersection at Vernon’s 39th Avenue, featuring a double roundabout. The city announced the completion of the north-south transportation corridor Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Contributed)
Scooters are coming to Kelowna after the city penned a deal with Spin, a San Francisco-based company. (Spin)

Vernon on board with electric scooter program

Attempts to keep them off sidewalks sidelined

Scooters are coming to Kelowna after the city penned a deal with Spin, a San Francisco-based company. (Spin)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby was shut down by the Ministry of Transportation to all but foot and light emergency vehicle traffic Nov. 8 due to structural issues. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Closure of bridge east of Enderby to wrap up one day early

Follow-up work on the repaired Baxter Bridge will run from May 11-14.

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby was shut down by the Ministry of Transportation to all but foot and light emergency vehicle traffic Nov. 8 due to structural issues. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
School District 71 has been taking a look at school bus safety. Photo by Mike Chouinard

New school bus fees on board for Vernon families

Those attending Montessori, French Immersion among the hardest hit

School District 71 has been taking a look at school bus safety. Photo by Mike Chouinard
(Photo by Kris Krug)

Kelowna, Vernon among communities approved for e-mobility pilot project

The project looks at how safe electric kick scooters are as a form of personal transportation

(Photo by Kris Krug)
The Vernon School District has reduced its originally proposed bus fee hike for the 2021-22 year following outcry from local parents. (News Bulletin file)

School district settles on lower Vernon bus fee hike after pushback from parents

School District 22 is increasing fees to cover a $195,000 busing shortfall

The Vernon School District has reduced its originally proposed bus fee hike for the 2021-22 year following outcry from local parents. (News Bulletin file)
School bus fees are being charged to all riders in the Vernon School District. (Courtesy photo)

Parents pressure Vernon school board to curb bus fee hike

More than 1,200 signatures on petition against $200 rider fees, to be discussed at board meeting

School bus fees are being charged to all riders in the Vernon School District. (Courtesy photo)
Motorists are advised that 41st Street will be closed between 27th and 28th avenues March 3. (Vernon map)

Vernon street closed for repairs

41st Avenue sewer work requires temporary closure March 3

Motorists are advised that 41st Street will be closed between 27th and 28th avenues March 3. (Vernon map)
Several road closures were in effect Jan. 13 due to downed trees, but meanwhile many residents are hoping Lake Country will invest in fixing damaged roads in 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)

Road safety puts Lake Country traffic plans in drive

District funds traffic calming program, and community grant

Several road closures were in effect Jan. 13 due to downed trees, but meanwhile many residents are hoping Lake Country will invest in fixing damaged roads in 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)
Roads crews cleared the second rockslide in less than a month on Pelmewash Parkway Feb. 23. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Rockslides ‘amplified’ this time of year in Lake Country

Crews clear Pelmewash Parkway again, after, it was littered with rocks Feb. 23

Roads crews cleared the second rockslide in less than a month on Pelmewash Parkway Feb. 23. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
A petition has been launched by concerned parents over the Vernon School District’s plan to increase bus ridership fees from $25 to $200 or, in some cases, $300. (Black Press file photo)

Concerned parents launch petition opposing Vernon School District bus fee hike

Families could go from paying $25 to $200 or, in some cases, $300 in bus ridership fees

A petition has been launched by concerned parents over the Vernon School District’s plan to increase bus ridership fees from $25 to $200 or, in some cases, $300. (Black Press file photo)
The Vernon School District will get $130,629 for a new 76-passenger school bus. - Morning Star file photo

Vernon school bus fees jump to $200

Increase for eligible riders is up from $25

The Vernon School District will get $130,629 for a new 76-passenger school bus. - Morning Star file photo
A water main break on Francis Street is being repaired.
A water main break on Francis Street is being repaired.