Transportation

The Vernon School District will get $130,629 for a new 76-passenger school bus. - Morning Star file photo

Proposed North Okanagan school bus changes back on board

Transportation adjustments will likely affect all riders

 

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’

 

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

 

Gas prices take a hike in Vernon on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Gas going up in North Okanagan

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)

Semi truck blocking single lane near Vernon

Incident near Kalamalka Lake Road delays 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)
A major reconstruction project on 32nd Avenue is nearing completion and the road is now re-opened to traffic between 33rd Street and 35th Street. (City of Vernon photo)

ROAD REPORT: More roundabouts coming to North Okanagan

New intersection lights up Dec. 13, 30th Street paving delayed, PV Road completed in Vernon

A major reconstruction project on 32nd Avenue is nearing completion and the road is now re-opened to traffic between 33rd Street and 35th Street. (City of Vernon photo)
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)

Okanagan bridge reopens to all traffic

It’s a 24-hour opening of Baxter Bridge near Enderby; final full-day closure set for Monday

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)
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

North Okanagan RCMP now investigating the 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 North Okanagan 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 North Okanagan road closed for sewer upgrades

Detour around Vernon’s 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)
Federal environment commissioner Andrew Hayes speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Transport Canada’s dangerous-goods registry has outdated, missing data: audit

Companies that transport dangerous goods are not required to register with Transport Canada

Federal environment commissioner Andrew Hayes speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

First snowfall keeps North Okanagan RCMP busy

Slippery roads sends motorists sliding around area roads

Multiple crashes are keeping emergency crews busy on North Okanagan roads Friday, Oct. 23. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
Highway 6 in Lumby is limited to single alternating traffic due to a collision. (DriveBC map)

Highway 6 limited in North Okanagan

Another crash reported by DriveBC following morning logging truck rollover

Highway 6 in Lumby is limited to single alternating traffic due to a collision. (DriveBC map)
Work limits Lake Country road access

Work limits Lake Country road access

Bottom Wood Lake Road closed to southbound traffic

Work limits Lake Country road access
The bus involved in a crash on Bamfield Road on Friday, Sept. 13 is towed away from the scene. PHOTO COURTESY CTV NEWS VANCOUVER ISLAND

Province announces $30M plan for deadly Vancouver Island logging road

Gov’t announcement comes as first anniversary of UVic student deaths approaches

The bus involved in a crash on Bamfield Road on Friday, Sept. 13 is towed away from the scene. PHOTO COURTESY CTV NEWS VANCOUVER ISLAND
Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month

Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month

Pleasant Valley Road closed for housing project in 4000 block, in addition to closure at Silver Star Road

Second section of major North Okanagan road closed for a month
UPDATE: Grass fire forces North Okanagan highway closure

UPDATE: Grass fire forces North Okanagan highway closure

Fully involved fire off Highway 97 near Kekuli Bay

UPDATE: Grass fire forces North Okanagan highway closure
Light cleaning impacts North Okanagan intersections

Light cleaning impacts North Okanagan intersections

Work starting Sept. 8 and will take about four weeks

Light cleaning impacts North Okanagan intersections
Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada