Transportation

The container ship MV Zim Kingston is being escorted from its anchorage off Victoria to Duke Point in Nanaimo. (Transport Canada photo)

Calamitous MV Zim Kingston cleared to unload fire-damaged containers in Nanaimo

Ship lost 109 containers overboard and caught fire earlier this fall off Victoria

 

A man walks between transport trucks waiting to deliver cargo containers at Port Metro Vancouver’s Center container facility in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Two trucking companies serving Vancouver port threaten to strike Friday

Unifor drivers may walk off the job at Aheer Transportation and Prudential Transportation

 

A Canadian Pacific locomotive and its cars that were knocked off of the train track by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Fraser Canyon near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Exporters face logistical nightmare as CN yet to restore service to Vancouver port

CN moved seven trains during the weekend but decided to “proactively close its network” due to rain

 

A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

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A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Illecillewaet four-laning, brake-check project on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke is now complete. (BC Ministry of Transportation)
The Illecillewaet four-laning, brake-check project on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke is now complete. (BC Ministry of Transportation)
Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)

‘We must avoid hoarding groceries’: Vernon Mayor

Another province-wide challenge is requiring citizens to band together and not hoard…

Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)
Highway 97 is closed north of Vernon due to a multi-vehicle crash. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 cleared north of Vernon

North Okanagan-Shuswap highways plagued by crashes

Highway 97 is closed north of Vernon due to a multi-vehicle crash. (RCMP photo)
Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Number of sites, looming winter, complicate ‘unprecedented’ B.C. highway repairs

B.C. government has already drawn up lists of available contractors and equipment

Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The lights at 32nd Street and 42nd Avenue are out Tuesday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Lights back on at Highway 97 intersection in Vernon

4-way stop in effect at Highway 97 and 42nd Avenue

The lights at 32nd Street and 42nd Avenue are out Tuesday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Spin’s S-300 electric bike. (Contributed)

Electric bike-share program coming to Kelowna

Ford-owned Spin will launch around 100 shared e-bikes in Kelowna this fall

Spin’s S-300 electric bike. (Contributed)
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)
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)
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)
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Construction slated for Kelowna’s Raymer Avenue

Traffic will be eastbound-only to facilitate bike lane, water utility construction

(File photo)