Transportation

The highway between Vernon and Armstrong was closed for a crash involving two trucks the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. (Sarah Chrystal photo)

Safety barriers en route to Okanagan highways

Concrete dividers coming between Vernon and Armstrong, and in Summerland

The highway between Vernon and Armstrong was closed for a crash involving two trucks the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. (Sarah Chrystal photo)
A semi-truck ended up an embankment off Highway 97 north of Vernon Friday morning. (Al Kranenborg photo)

Icy roads send semi up embankment north of Vernon

Truck off road on Highway 97 between Falkland and Vernon

A semi-truck ended up an embankment off Highway 97 north of Vernon Friday morning. (Al Kranenborg photo)
Area resident Malcolm Hett said he’s glad he moved his van when he did or the damage could have been more substantial. ‘Just a minute before this, I was parked on the opposite side of the road clearing the rocks from the first smaller slide,’ he said. (Malcolm Hett - Facebook)

‘The whole side started sliding towards us,’: Lake Country man says of rockslide

Pelmewash Parkway still closed as District of Lake Country waits to hear from geotech specialist

Area resident Malcolm Hett said he’s glad he moved his van when he did or the damage could have been more substantial. ‘Just a minute before this, I was parked on the opposite side of the road clearing the rocks from the first smaller slide,’ he said. (Malcolm Hett - Facebook)
A mudslide in the Lodge Road area caused concern for some residents Sunday, Jan. 31. (Contributed)

Mudslide displaces Lake Country resident

Substantial amount of water washes out slope, undermines tree

A mudslide in the Lodge Road area caused concern for some residents Sunday, Jan. 31. (Contributed)
Road construction sign, low angle view

Rocks pepper Pelmewash Parkway in Lake Country

Natural freeze and thaw causes debris to come off hillside

Road construction sign, low angle view
Register now for Winter GoByBike BC Day, then go for a ride on Feb. 12!

Change gears this winter — ride your bike!

Join riders across BC and #GoByBike Feb. 12

  • Feb 1, 2021
Register now for Winter GoByBike BC Day, then go for a ride on Feb. 12!
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

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)
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

The Vernon School District will get $130,629 for a new 76-passenger school bus. - Morning Star file photo
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
Traffic on Anderson Way will be impacted by work for a few hours the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 12. (City of Vernon)
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)