Vehicles

A photo of a van driving with an insecure load north of Vernon sparked a conversation about driving safety. (Melissa Wightman/Facebook)

Dangerous ‘parasailing minivan’ spotted on highway north of Vernon

A poorly secured mattress on Highway 97 sparked a driving safety conversation on social media

 

A car is charged at a charge station for electric vehicles on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s new electric-vehicle registrations soar in 2021 but still lag behind Europe

More EVs registered in first 9 months of 2021 than any previous full year

 

Vernon Fire Rescue Services members check out the aftermath of a van that caught fire and was quickly doused on 25th Avenue Wednesday, March 9. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon van fire quickly extinguished

Incident happened just before 2 p.m. on 25th Avenue; traffic eastbound was reduced to one lane

 

The approximate location of a vehicle incident affecting traffic on Highway 97 south of Vernon. (Google image)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reopened south of Vernon following vehicle fire

Detour available via Kalamalka Lakeview Drive

The approximate location of a vehicle incident affecting traffic on Highway 97 south of Vernon. (Google image)
Anne Mae Rea accepts a hug from Vernon Hyundai general manager Nathan Mackintosh and the keys to a refurbished 2004 Mazda MPV van. Rea, who oversees school breakfast and lunch programs at two Vernon schools, was chosen the winner of Hyundai’s Pay It Forward campaign out of 76 nominations for the new wheels. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Joy spreads for Vernon sandwich maker after receiving new wheels

Anne Mae Rea, who oversees breakfast and lunch programs at two Vernon schools, wins Hyundai campaign

Anne Mae Rea accepts a hug from Vernon Hyundai general manager Nathan Mackintosh and the keys to a refurbished 2004 Mazda MPV van. Rea, who oversees school breakfast and lunch programs at two Vernon schools, was chosen the winner of Hyundai’s Pay It Forward campaign out of 76 nominations for the new wheels. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A trailer is on fire near Coldstream and blocking the eastbound lane of Highway 6. (Auralie Westie - Instagram)

Semi-trailer on fire on Highway 6 near Coldstream

Traffic is down to a single alternating lane

A trailer is on fire near Coldstream and blocking the eastbound lane of Highway 6. (Auralie Westie - Instagram)
Kal Tire is holding its first annual Vernon Vehicle Giveaway to help out a person or family with a new set of wheels this holiday season. Nominations for who should receive the free vehicle are open until Dec. 11, 2021. (Pixabay)

Kal Tire giving free van to one lucky Vernonite

It’s Kal Tire’s first ever Vernon Vehicle Giveaway, and nominations are open until Dec. 11

Kal Tire is holding its first annual Vernon Vehicle Giveaway to help out a person or family with a new set of wheels this holiday season. Nominations for who should receive the free vehicle are open until Dec. 11, 2021. (Pixabay)
A vehicle has gone over the embankment at Westside Road and Westshore Road in Vernon. (File photo)
A vehicle has gone over the embankment at Westside Road and Westshore Road in Vernon. (File photo)
An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon bylaw to put the brakes on RV roadside camping

25th Avenue has several recreational vehicles parked in front of businesses

An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A woman who went missing from Chilliwack April 8 has been found by the RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

UPDATE: Pedestrian battling life-threatening injuries after being hit by truck in Vernon

Emergency crews have blocked off the intersection of 30th Avenue and 30th Street

A woman who went missing from Chilliwack April 8 has been found by the RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
An SUV was trashed on the Westside, past the transfer station over the Easter long weekend. (Daryl Robertson photo)

Vehicles trashed on Westside amid annual cleanup

Residents tiring of pickup up after others

An SUV was trashed on the Westside, past the transfer station over the Easter long weekend. (Daryl Robertson photo)
Crews responded to a vehicle fire that broke out on Alain Road in Vernon Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. The fire was extinguished with no injuries as a result. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

No injuries in Vernon car fire

BX Fire crews responded to Alain Road for a driveway car fire Saturday morning

Crews responded to a vehicle fire that broke out on Alain Road in Vernon Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. The fire was extinguished with no injuries as a result. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Bannister GM Vernon general manager Brad Nakucyj has a cheque for $1,095 to present to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, the dealership employees’ charity of choice with money raised through contributions. <ins>Bannister GM is looking to pay it forward in 2021 with a Charity of Choice event each month based on customers’ choices after purchasing a vehicle.</ins> (Photo contributed)

Vernon auto dealer paying it forward

Bannister GM creates Charity of Choice each month for 2021 starting in February

Bannister GM Vernon general manager Brad Nakucyj has a cheque for $1,095 to present to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, the dealership employees’ charity of choice with money raised through contributions. <ins>Bannister GM is looking to pay it forward in 2021 with a Charity of Choice event each month based on customers’ choices after purchasing a vehicle.</ins> (Photo contributed)
The fine for changing lanes or merging over a solid line costs drivers $109 and two penalty points in B.C. (Screenshot via Google Street View)

B.C. drivers caught crossing, merging over solid white lines face hefty fine

Ticket for $109, two penalty points issued under Motor Vehicle Act for crossing solid lines

The fine for changing lanes or merging over a solid line costs drivers $109 and two penalty points in B.C. (Screenshot via Google Street View)
A red 1982 Mazda RX7 was stolen from the 500 block of St Anne’s Road in Spallumcheen Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (RCMP photo)

Vernon police search for stolen Spallumcheen car

RCMP are asking the public for help locating a red 1982 Mazda RX7

A red 1982 Mazda RX7 was stolen from the 500 block of St Anne’s Road in Spallumcheen Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (RCMP photo)
A car caught fire on Silver Star Road Monday, Aug. 24. (Submitted Photo)

Car fire closes Vernon road

Vehicle destroyed by flames en route to Silver Star

A car caught fire on Silver Star Road Monday, Aug. 24. (Submitted Photo)
Honda Canada recalls 53,770 Odyssey, Passport and Pilot vehicles

Honda Canada recalls 53,770 Odyssey, Passport and Pilot vehicles

Automaker says that depending on the vans or SUV, it may need one or more of four free repairs

Honda Canada recalls 53,770 Odyssey, Passport and Pilot vehicles
The family’s Jeep and boat vehicle was severely vandalized during the incident.

Family’s vehicle and boat trailer severely vandalized near Burton

Family was boating when someone smashed out vehicles’ windows, disconnected its brake lines

The family’s Jeep and boat vehicle was severely vandalized during the incident.
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