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Snow expected on Connector and Coquihalla this weekend

Travellers should be aware of the potential for snow on Southern BC Interor mountain passes this weekend.

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Kamloops cops get youth’s stolen bicycle back

A Kamloops man has a court date after stealing a young person’s bicycle earlier this month.

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BC driver dies from injuries days after rock hit windshield

The driver injured when a rock crashed through her vehicle's windshield last week on a Metro Vancouver highway has died.

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RCMP arrest two suspects for stealing motorcycles in Kelowna

A pair of motorcycle thieves were arrested over two weeks ago by Kelowna RCMP officers.

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15-year-old killed in ATV rollover near Barriere

A 15-year-old was killed in an ATV rollover near Barriere on Sunday.

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Motorcyclist killed passing on a double solid near Vernon

A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed while passing a vehicle on a double solid along Highway 6 east of Vernon Monday night.

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Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man with stolen $6,000 mountain bike

An off-duty RCMP officer spotted a stolen bike in Salmon Arm which led to a man’s arrest and the bike’s recovery.

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Two killed in sports car crash at Area 27 private racetrack in Oliver

Two people were killed in a crash on the Area 27 luxury motorsports club racetrack in Oliver on Wednesday.

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One dead after head-on collision near Castlegar

A person is dead after a pickup truck crashed head on into a transport truck on Friday and both vehicles caught fire south of Castlegar on Highway 22.

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Cyclists raised money for YMCA youth programs in downtown Kelowna today

Dozens of cyclists gathered in downtown Kelowna today for a fundraiser to support programs for local children and youth.

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Bus rides exceed pre-pandemic levels in Kamloops

Kamloops bus ridership bounced back in 2023 after a lull during the COVID pandemic.

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One dead in highway car crash near Kamloops

A person died in a car crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Kamloops.

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One dead in crash on Trans-Canada near Salmon Arm

The driver of a pickup truck was killed when they crossed the centre line on the Trans-Canada Highway near Salmon Arm and sideswiped a semi truck Tuesday.

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More snow coming to mountain passes

Winter isn't quite over in the mountain passes yet.

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iN PHOTOS: Okanagan's hot rods gathered in West Kelowna for World of Wheels

Today was the first World of Wheels car show in West Kelowna and hundreds of people came out to see dozens of classic cars.

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Up to 5 cm snow on Okanagan Connector, Coquihalla Highway

The valley could be 15 C today with a chance of showers, but travellers through the mountain passes should expect some snow from now until Sunday morning.

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The province tried to fix Kelowna's Harvey Avenue traffic; it didn't go well

The Ministry of Transportation is trying to alleviate congestion on Harvey Avenue using new technology to time lights at cross streets.

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UPDATE: Police reopen Highway 97 northbound at Edwards Road

Kelowna RCMP are asking drivers to avoid Highway 97 at Edwards Road after a two vehicle collision at 9:15 a.m.

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Up to 5 cm of snow expected on mountain passes

It might reach as high as 20 C in the valley bottoms today but Environment Canada is calling for two to five cms of snow on most mountain passes tonight and into tomorrow morning.

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Snow on southern BC mountain passes just in time for long weekend travel

Usually the warning for drivers heading into the Victoria Day long weekend is to drive the speed limit and care to avoid a crash.

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Vehicle fire closes Okanagan Connector near Peachland

Highway 97C is currently closed in both directions near Peachland.

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UPDATE: Crash closes Highway 97 between West Kelowna and Peachland

Traffic is starting to move along a stretch of Highway 97 between West Kelowna and Peachland afternoon following a car crash.

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One dead in Highway 97 crash in Peachland

West Kelowna RCMP have confirmed one person died in the car crash on Highway 97 south of Peachland yesterday.

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Farmers planning protest at Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

A grand opening for the Enderby to Splatsin section of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail is tomorrow, May 10, but not everyone going is there to celebrate.

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Serious crash closes Highway 97 south of Peachland

Emergency crews are on the scene of a serious car crash on Highway 97 south of Peachland and traffic is backing up this afternoon.

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Snow expected on mountain passes

Heads up, drivers, you may encounter snow on mountain passes today.

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Uber hits back against decision requiring it to offer wheelchair accessible options

Uber Canada, facing multiple legal threats from around the province, is fighting back in the courts.

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Former Penticton woman gets $1.8M for accident before ICBC's no fault insurance

A former Penticton woman struggling to recover from a horrific motorcycle crash has been awarded $1.8 million in damages.

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Enderby's Starlight Drive-In opens this weekend with a blockbuster

It’s almost time to gas up the car and drive away from terrible streaming services in favour of the giant screen of the Starlight Drive-In Theatre in Enderby.

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Dozens of businesses, hundreds of Okanagan residents demand transit improvement in open letter

An Okanagan transit lobby group has hundreds of residents behind an open letter to politicians to demand public transit improvements.

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Kelowna cyclist collided with vehicle, has to pay damages

A Kelowna man destroyed his bicycle in a collision with a vehicle in 2022 but he’s the one who has to pay more than $3,000 in damage to the vehicle.

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Province admits Westside Road trespasses on OKIB member lands

It appears a lawsuit claiming Westside Road trespasses on Okanagan Indian Band land is essentially over with the only remaining issue being compensation and how to proceed.

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Baby lives after stroller hit and dragged by vehicle in Squamish

SQUAMISH, B.C. - A baby in a stroller survived being struck and dragged for two blocks while it was lodged in the front of a vehicle in Squamish, B.C.

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BC police watchdog investigating police action in Kelowna motorcycle crash

BC police watchdog is looking into a motorcycle crash that injured the rider during an attempted traffic stop in Kelowna.

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Drunk driver pleads guilty five years after Kamloops collision

A man pleaded guilty in Kamloops court after a drunk driving collision put multiple people in the hospital five years ago.

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Penticton woman hit by car in crosswalk awarded $600,000 in damages

A Penticton woman was awarded $600,000 four years after she was hit by a car while crossing a street on a crosswalk.

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Snowfall warning issued for Trans-Canada to Alberta

Heads up, drivers, a late season dump of snow is headed for higher elevation routes on the Trans-Canada highway today and tonight.

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iN PHOTOS: Hands-on experience operating forestry, construction machines in Kamloops

A gravel pit in Kamloops was packed with 32 high school students, pieces of heavy-duty equipment and experts in the construction and forestry industries a few days ago.

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Heavy snow expected on Trans-Canada through Rogers Pass tonight

Heavy snow is expected on the Trans-Canada Highway tonight between between Rogers Pass and Eagle Pass.

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Kelowna RCMP will use ATVs to patrol rail trail this summer

Kelowna RCMP are introducing ATVs to its fleet of patrol vehicles this summer.

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How a Vernon business was born with help from the Entrepreneur Immigration Program

Satoca Bike is a Vernon business that was born through the Entrepreneur Immigration Program and it serves as a testament to how this program can bring in new businesses as well as new community members.

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iN VIDEO: Stray tire makes for wheeley weird morning in West Kelowna

A stray tire bounced its way down Highway 97 in West Kelowna this morning but an RCMP officer was able to avert a potential collision.

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New $15 million truck facility at Kelowna airport to focus on zero emission vehicles

A new $15-million long haul truck sales, rental and service facility is breaking ground in Kelowna today with a plan to focus on zero emission vehicles.

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Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Heads up, drivers, a snowfall advisory has been issued for the Coquihalla Highway starting today.

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Audi and Porsche caught doing more than 200 km/h on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

Two drivers were caught driving double the speed limit on Highway 1 in Chilliwack by the RCMP's BC Highway Patrol late last week.

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Lamborghini 'joyride' by 13-year-old ends in total write off: West Vancouver police

VANCOUVER - Police in West Vancouver say a “joyride” by a 13-year-old in a Lamborghini set off a single-vehicle crash that resulted in a total writeoff by the insurance company.

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Speed limiting devices to become mandatory on heavy BC commercial trucks

VICTORIA - The British Columbia Transportation Ministry says commercial trucks above a certain weight will soon be required to be fitted with technology to limit how fast they travel on provincial roadways.

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Lake Country RCMP catch five impaired drivers in 24 hours

Five impaired drivers were removed from the streets by the Lake Country RCMP in 24 hours.

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Kelowna RCMP seeks witnesses related to road rage incident

The Kelowna RCMP is seeking the public's assistance as they investigate a report of road rage turned violent.

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No blasting closures on Highway 97 near Summerland this long weekend

Drivers can expect a break from the closures along Highway 97 north of Summerland this Easter long weekend.

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Big jump in gas prices in Kamloops and the Okanagan ahead of carbon tax increase

The carbon tax will go up 23% across Canada on April 1, which translates into 3.3 cents per litre of gasoline at the pumps.

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Driving along ... and the roadway vanishes beneath you. What's it like to survive a bridge collapse?

You're driving along, and without warning, the roadway drops from beneath you.

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Final traffic headaches on Trans-Canada in Kicking Horse Canyon

The final traffic headaches for drivers on the Trans-Canada Highway will be felt this spring as the last stage of the massive highway and bridge project in Kicking Horse Canyon wraps up.

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Driverless buses on Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna being studied

The prospect of futuristic autonomous transport has been in the cards for the Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna since 2022.

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Lime introduces incentive program for e-scooter parking in Kelowna

Kelowna residents might not be tripping over e-scooters and e-bikes any longer.

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Transit drivers unsung heroes during massive West Kelowna wildfire evacuations

During the 2023 wildfires in the Okanagan last summer season multiple transit bus drivers were put on the frontlines to help evacuate the residents of long-term care facilities like the evacuation of West Kelowna's Brookhaven Care Centre.

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Funding in place for multi-use trail through West Kelowna's Kalamoir Park

A hiking and cycling connection from the Bennett Bridge to Peachland is shaping up.

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Penticton gets $840K in federal funding to help finish lake to lake bike route

The federal government has announced it's contributing another $840,000 for Penticton’s Lake to Lake Bike Route.

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North Okanagan elementary students join RCMP officers for road safety campaign

Some North Okanagan elementary students were helped out RCMP officers with a road safety campaign this week.

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Penticton first city in BC where youth ride the bus for free

Young people can now ride BC Transit for free in Penticton.

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When BC truck drivers complained about unpaid overtime, company took them to court

Three BC truck drivers found themselves in court after they complained they were shorted overtime by their former employers.

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New Okanagan society aims to make rail trails more accessible, one can at a time

Bob Richards has been routinely collecting empty bottles and cans for years to help out others in need.

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Commercial vehicle inspection pullout coming to Highway 5 north of Kamloops

A new commercial vehicle inspection pullout is coming to Highway 5 North this fall.

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Dangerous driver nabbed in Kamloops after fleeing under train and into river

A man fled police down an embankment, under a stationary train then into the Thompson River near Mission Flats in Kamloops late last week, only to be arrested when he climbed back out.

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Fast car, slow return: Ferrari stolen in 1995 from a Formula One driver is recovered by UK police

LONDON (AP) — A very fast car has made a very slow return.

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Costs - not driver shortage - now biggest wrench in gears of trucking firms: report

Rising costs in the trucking sector have overtaken the driver shortage as the biggest concern for employers, according to a new report from an industry non-profit.

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Vernon-based Kal Tire has new president from outside founding family

Vernon-based Kal Tire has a new president from outside the company’s founding family.

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Two vehicles destroyed in suspicious Kelowna triplex fire

All the occupants of a triplex in Kelowna escaped unharmed from an early morning fire.

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Inexpensive SUVs go toe-to-toe in an Edmunds review of the Chevrolet Trax and the Honda HR-V

Chevrolet originally launched its Trax extra-small crossover SUV for the 2015 model year. It was inexpensive, yes, but that was just about the only compelling aspect about it. However, the new 2024 Chevrolet Trax kicks off the model’s second generation. The nameplate has undergone an astonishing transformation, going from a frumpy-looking hatchback on stilts to a sleek head-turner.

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Heavy snow warning for Boundary today

Heavy snowfall is expected in Boundary today, March 2.

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UPDATE: 'Very dangerous': avalanche warning issued as heavy snowfall hits B.C.

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - Avalanche Canada has issued a warning for wide swaths of the British Columbia Interior into parts of Alberta, with "very dangerous" conditions forecast to persist until Monday.

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Four critically injured in Kelowna head-on crash

Four people were taken to hospital in critical condition after two cars collided head-on on Highway 33 near Kelowna last night.

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Mara Lake docks at risk in North Okanagan rail trail dispute

If 23 Mara Lake waterfront property owners don’t apply for permits from the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail, the province could have their docks removed.

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Vehicle registration is introduced at downtown Kelowna Starbucks to avoid free parking abuse

Customers of Kelowna's downtown Starbucks location must now register their cars if they are parked on-site to avoid walk-offs from their private parking lot.

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E-scooters in downtown Kelowna are safer than some councillors think

Kelowna city councillors have raised safety concerns about the plan for a rollout of e-scooters and e-bikes this week. 

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Southern Interior travel alerts upgraded to warnings

The storm system that brought snow and travel alerts to the Southern Interior yesterday, Feb. 27, continues today with Environment Canada issuing winter storm warnings for mountain passes.

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Kelowna man accused of spending investor money on his Porsche

A Kelowna man and his company are being accused of fraud for allegedly misrepresenting and misusing funds from investors and illegally distributing securities.

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Okanagan transit lobby group disappointed with BC Transit decision to renew TransDev contract

An Okanagan transit lobby group is not impressed with BC Transit's decision to renew its contract with the international public transit operator TransDev.

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Travel alerts issued for Southern Interior mountain passes

A new storm is set to move into the Southern Interior starting tonight, Feb. 27, triggering Travel Alerts by Environment Canada.

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North Okanagan rail trail will be 1 km short after Sicamous council refused approval

A Feb. 14 decision by the District of Sicamous council not to rezone close to 1 km of land along Mara Lake just means construction of the Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail will start this year without it.

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Kelowna business owners take fight against bike lane to city hall

A petition was started earlier this week urging the City of Kelowna to review its plans for a bike lane on Leckie Road which would disrupt the livelihood of the small businesses on the street.

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Heavy snow and crashes in Southern Interior

A snowy weather system on Sunday, Feb. 25, dumped 30 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Summit and up to 15 cm in the Rogers Pass, following on heavy snowfall earlier in the weekend.

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UBCO student spearheads Okanagan's first solar-powered race car

This UBCO student is on a mission to engineer the Okanagan’s first solar-powered race car.

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Trans-Canada Highway closed between Revelstoke and Golden

Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden is closed in both directions for avalanche control today.

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Dangerous driving conditions expected on the Okanagan Connector on Sunday

Travellers should watch out for blowing snow on the Okanagan Connector on Sunday.

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Edmunds: Five things you need to know before buying a used EV

Buying any car is complicated. Want to make it even more complicated? Consider buying a used electric vehicle.

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Heavy rain warning for Fraser Valley including Hope

Travellers beware of heavy rain coming through the Fraser Valley throughout the weekend.

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BC Highway Patrol looking for witnesses to fatal crash near Kamloops

BC Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses to a fatal crash on Highway 97 near Kamloops.

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Vernon's 2900 Plaza to be paused for the summer of 2024

The Downtown Vernon Association plans to pause the 2900 Plaza program for the summer of 2024.

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Highway 97 closures for blasting four days in a row

A section of Highway 97 between Penticton and Kelowna will be closed in both directions between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today through Monday.

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Heavy snow expected on Okanagan Connector and other highways this weekend

Significant snowfall is coming to the Okanagan Connector and other B.C. mountain passes potentially creating dangerous driving conditions on Sunday and Monday.

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DITCH DUMPING: Okanagan, Kamloops residents shocked by amount of garbage on roadsides

Disheartening, ignorant and sad are words two residents use to describe the amount of household garbage they see tossed into ditches or onto pullouts on roadsides in their cities.

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New transit fare system goes live in Kamloops; Okanagan not far behind

Transit riders in Kamloops can now use BC Transit’s Umo electronic fare system, and the convenient service will soon be available in the Okanagan.

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Sicamous council stops progress on Shuswap portion of rail trail

A zoning bylaw amendment required to allow work to begin on the Sicamous portion of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail was recently voted down by the Sicamous district council.

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What to do when the ICBC say you're at fault, but you aren't

You've been in a car accident and you've heard about the new no-fault insurance in BC but you have no idea what that means or how it will impact your claim.

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Trucking firm involved in multiple BC overpass strikes loses licence to operate

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has cancelled the operating licence of the trucking company involved in six highway overpass strikes since 2021, but the firm says it plans to challenge the province's decision.

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BC Transit and TransDev renew controversial contract in Okanagan

BC Transit will be renewing its contract with TransDev Canada despite pressure from the Okanagan Transit Alliance and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722 not to do so.

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UPDATE: Fatal crash near Monte Lake shut down Highway 97 overnight

One person was killed and another was taken to hospital following a crash between two semi trucks on Highway 97 near Monte Lake late yesterday afternoon.

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Kelowna's double-decker buses are gone, but not forgotten

Five years ago double-decker buses were roaming the streets of Kelowna, but today as transit gets more popular and buses are getting busier, and double-decker buses could be back in demand.

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Street parking rates in Vernon could increase by 25%

Street parking fees in Vernon could increase by 25% if the city council approves the change.

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