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Okanagan gas station completely out of fuel and it’s not the only one

The owner of a Keremeos gas station says it is completely dry and won’t be getting any more until tonight.

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Don’t expect RCMP to respond to 'hot dog’ reports this summer: RCMP

Frontline RCMP officers may not have the time to respond to calls about dogs left in hot cars this summer.

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Transit, not a second crossing, is the solution for Central Okanagan's bridge, highways: planners

It’s not that local governments expect everyone to stop driving as congestion continues to grow on Central Okanagan roadways.

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Edmunds compares: Audi e-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

The electric vehicle market is rapidly changing. Two recently released models are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: the electric luxury sedan class.

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New clean fuel regs to raise gas prices, impacting low-income Canadians the most

OTTAWA - New federal regulations to force down the greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and diesel will cost Canadians up to 13 cents more per litre at the pump by 2030.

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Burnouts threaten future of popular Penticton car show

Penticton’s largest annual car show had a huge turnout but apparently too many burnouts.

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Why some gas stations in Okanagan, Kamloops are running out of fuel

Some Esso and Mobile gas stations have run short of fuel at their pumps in the Okanagan and Kamloops over the past few days and that's going to continue for a few more days.

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Mudslide hampers Highway 97 traffic near Monte Lake

A mudslide along Highway 97 is reducing traffic to a single lane between Monte Lake and Falkland.

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Woman finds Salmon Arm couple who saved her life after Coquihalla crash

A Lower Mainland woman who says she would not be alive today if it wasn’t for a Salmon Arm couple has reconnected with her saviours to thank them.

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iN VIDEO: Land cleared for new Merritt rest stop but construction months away

There is now a very noticeable cleared and levelled hillside next to the old Merritt rest area at the intersection of the Okanagan Connector and Coquihalla Highway in Merritt.

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'How are people surviving?': Spiking gas prices impacting rural mail carriers, residents in big way

A mail carrier says her out-of-pocket costs for delivering packages along her rural route have doubled because of the steep hike in gas prices and cost of living being experienced by many Canadians.

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Police investigating fatal Kelowna accident involving motorcycle

One man is dead following a highway crash near Kelowna's airport involving a motorcycle and a truck.

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West Kelowna looking for driver that did $35,000 damage to bleachers, fence

An SUV careened into the bleachers at a West Kelowna baseball field in April and the city wants to pay the bill for the repairs with the unknown driver's insurance.

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iN VIDEO: Dangerously duelling B.C. Interior transport truckers under investigation

Actions of both the DCT Chambers truck driver and another trucker passing each other in a dangerous fashion on a Cariboo highway are under investigation by the Commercial Vehicle and Safety Enforcement agency.

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Edmunds: 2022 BMW i4 versus 2022 Polestar 2

BMW has a well-established history of developing luxury sport sedans, and now the automaker has set its sights on dominating the all-electric segment with its new 2022 i4. The BMW i4 is about the size of a 3 Series and offers an engaging driving experience. If you’re looking for an alternative to the Tesla Model 3, this could be it. But there’s another small EV also vying for your attention: the Polestar 2.

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If you think Bennett Bridge is crowded now, just wait until it actually fills up

No matter how clogged the W.R. Bennett Bridge across Okanagan lake gets, it hasn’t yet reached its maximum capacity.

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Despite huge jump in gas prices, Liberal government says tax break not on table

OTTAWA - The federal government has no immediate plans to cut prices at the pump by offering Canadians a temporary reprieve from the federal gas tax, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.

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Woman seriously injured on Coquihalla last July seeks couple who helped save her

A woman who was severely injured in a car crash on the Coquihalla Highway last year is looking for a couple who helped save her life.

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Central Okanagan MLAs see need for second Okanagan Lake crossing

Two out of three Liberal MLAs representing the Central Okanagan want the province to at least consider a second crossing of Okanagan Lake in the face of rapid population growth.

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Victims of fatal crash on Highway 5 near Kamloops identified

The victims of a fatal crash on Highway 5 last week have been identified through an online fundraiser.

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Interior highways exceed pre-pandemic traffic as tourists arrive

Road traffic and tourism in Kamloops and the Okanagan are returning to pre-pandemic levels.

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Red Bull's season-leader Max Verstappen wins Montreal Grand Prix

MONTREAL - Formula One season leader Max Verstappen of Red Bull held off Ferrari's Carlos Sainz to win the Montreal Grand Prix on Sunday.

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iN VIDEO: Rattlesnake hitches ride in Ferrari from Okanagan to Vancouver

A northern pacific rattlesnake got the ride of its life after a wildlife centre says it hitched a ride in a Ferarri from the South Okanagan and ended up in the Lower Mainland.

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Despite price spike at pumps demand for gasoline still high in Canada

CALGARY - There's a famous saying that 'the cure for high prices is high prices,' but when it comes to gasoline, that may not necessarily be the case.

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2 adults, 1 infant dead in Highway 5 crash

Two adults and one infant died following a multi-vehicle crash that occurred along Highway 5 this morning.

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UPDATE: Highway 5 north of Kamloops reopens following crash

Highway 5 north of Kamloops has reopened after it was closed overnight due to a vehicle incident.

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Edmunds compares the 2022 Audi A3 and 2022 Volvo S60

If you’re in the market for a new midsize sedan like a Honda Accord and have the budget for a fully loaded top trim, then there’s a good chance you can afford an entry-level luxury sedan. Luxury models typically offer more power, comfort, refinement and, of course, brand-name prestige. Two options to consider this year are the Audi A3 and Volvo S60.

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SUV driver killed in head-on crash with logging truck in Field

The driver of a SUV was killed in a head-on collision with a logging truck on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Golden this morning.

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Lawyers want 4 years jail for Shuswap man who killed passenger while escaping police

High on meth, and already banned from driving, Dorian Bell drove recklessly overtaking vehicles on blind corners as he travelled at high speed on the windy mountainous highway from Salmon Arm to Sicamous.

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POLL: Majority of British Columbians want 30 km/h speed limit on residential streets

The number of people who think it’s a good idea to have a lower speed limit in residential neighbourhoods is on the rise in B.C., according to a recent survey.

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Canada Post says it will have a fully electric fleet by 2040

OTTAWA - Canada Post says it will transform its fleet of vehicles to be fully electric by 2040, spelling out details Thursday on steps it will take to achieve its target.

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High prices, low inventory, a new norm for car shoppers

Shopping for a new or used car over the last couple of years has become a more challenging endeavour. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its after-effects, we’ve had to deal with factory closures, supply chain issues, a worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips, vehicle shortages, price hikes on dealer lots and fewer discounts. Throw in sky-high fuel prices and rising interest rates, and it’s enough to make people throw their hands up in resignation.

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Next big thing in recreational real estate are RV lots in Southern Interior

Higher interest rates may be cooling off the housing market but there’s a growing appetite for RV lots outside larger urban centres.

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Driver's ed startup takes digital-first approach, aims to lower fees

Attending driver’s education is a rite of passage for many, especially if new drivers want to be eligible for lower auto insurance rates.

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Goodyear knew of defective RV tires as early as 2002: US investigators

DETROIT (AP) — Federal investigators say Goodyear knew that some of its recreational vehicle tires could fail and cause severe crashes, yet it didn't recall them for as many as 20 years.

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Kelowna man who nearly died in Highway 1 crash slowly recovering

Four months after a fatal vehicle crash that claimed his brother’s life, Collin Morrison is feeling overwhelmed by the community support he’s received during his recovery.

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Gas prices continue to surge higher in Canada, with more increases expected next week

Gasoline prices continued to trend upward across much of Canada over the weekend and experts warn more increases are coming this week.

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750 complaints of Teslas braking for no reason in US

DETROIT (AP) — More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on the automaker’s partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason.

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Auto sales fall 8.5% in May from a year earlier as supply challenges persists

TORONTO - DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) says Canadian auto sales were down 8.5 per cent in May compared with a year earlier as supply challenges persist.

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Edmunds: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. 2022 Kia EV6

Seemingly overnight, the all-electric small SUV segment has exploded with options from both startup companies and established automotive players. Two of the most promising new models come from sister brands Hyundai and Kia.

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Millennial Money: Don’t let your first car be a $30K mistake

Buying your first car is already an intimidating experience; in the midst of historic supply shortages, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

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Edmunds compares Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Cadillac Escalade

Jeep has come out with a new three-row large SUV, the Grand Wagoneer. It dusts off a nameplate not used since the early 1990s and stands as the brand’s most expensive and luxurious model. Immense power, impressive technology and a premium cabin are the highlights rather than Jeep’s typical trail-busting capabilities.

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Penticton RCMP officer uses quad to rescue car stuck in creek

Penticton RCMP managed to rescue a stranded vehicle trapped in a creek on the Kettle Valley Rail trail over the weekend.

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No injuries in weekend motorhome blaze near Osoyoos

The two individuals in a motorhome that caught fire and closed Highway 3 east of Osoyoos yesterday, managed to escape harm, according to the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department.

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22 crime prevention notices issued in Penticton during long weekend

A Penticton RCMP officer took to the streets during the long weekend and issued 22 crime prevention notices when he spotted bags, money and other valuables left out in the open.

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Motorhome fire blocked Highway 3, east of Osoyoos

A motorhome caught on fire this afternoon and caused the closure of Highway 3, east of Osoyoos.

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Naked, intoxicated man steals vehicle from couple in Kelowna

The Kelowna RCMP have arrested a man after he allegedly jumped into a couple's vehicle while naked and then stole it.

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Men sent to hospital after ATV crash in Okanagan

Two men were sent to the hospital Saturday when the all-terrain vehicle they were driving flipped.

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Bennett bridge far ahead of capacity, way behind in planning for second crossing

A second crossing of Okanagan Lake has been talked about almost from the day the new W.R. Bennett Bridge opened in 2008.

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Lake Country strata fined condo owner for having Alberta plates

- This story was first published May 13, 2022

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Creepy crawler turns B.C. traffic camera into spider-cam

A spider decided today was the the perfect day to spin its web was in front of the lens of a highway monitoring camera on the highway between Whistler and Squamish.

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Okanagan Dream Rally roars back to life after two-year hiatus

The Okanagan Dream Rally, an event that places young people in the passenger seats of high-powered luxury cars, is returning this summer following a two-year hiatus.

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Kelowna cops seize weapons, drugs, cash during arrest of erratic driver

Kelowna police officers recovered a stolen handgun, drugs and cash during a traffic stop last week while two suspects were arrested.

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Shaken Kamloops driver raising awareness after near miss with homeless person

A Kamloops driver was rear-ended after slamming on her brakes when the truck in front of her stopped suddenly to avoid hitting a homeless person who walked unexpectedly into traffic.

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iN PHOTOS: Worst of worst B.C. drivers shamed by commercial vehicle cops

To entertain and inform the public, B.C.’s commercial vehicle cops rounded up more photos of their favourite rule-breakers.

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BMW driver arrested after erratic car ride in Kamloops

A BMW driver has been arrested following an erratic car ride in Kamloops today where the driver hit a police cruiser and continued going after driving over a spike belt.

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iN VIDEO: SUV smashes into cop car, West Kelowna Subway

Two people, including a West Kelowna police officer, were sent to the hospital early this morning after a vehicle hit a police SUV and a West Kelowna Subway.

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Cyclists won't be billed for damaging cars but ICBC won’t compensate for pain, suffering

ICBC is changing the way it deals with claims when there is a collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist or pedestrian.

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Merritt RCMP catch driver doing more than 75 km/h over speed limit

Even though the weather is warming up and the snow is melting, the B.C. Highway Patrol in Merritt is reminding the public to slow down on local highways.

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B.C. condo owner was fined $700 for parking a marked work vehicle in her stall

A B.C. condo owner that was stung with $700 in fines because the company logo on her son's work van broke the strata's advertising bylaws has won a legal case.

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Cars collide at Kamloops drive-thru

Two vehicles were damaged in Kamloops after one of them went over landscaping into a Starbucks drive-thru.

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Rideshare company ready to get rolling in Kelowna, Kamloops

The ridesharing company that's expanding into B.C. plans to operate in Kelowna and Kamloops.

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Anti-idling bylaw on its way in Kelowna

After a dozen years of talking about it, studying it and consulting on it, Kelowna city council is being asked to finally put an anti-idling ban in place.

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Little boy charms Revelstoke RCMP officer out of ticket

A little boy in Revelstoke got a very special surprise while out driving his electric toy Jeep earlier this week.

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A Porsche drove into a business that teaches kids how to code in Kelowna

A Porsche SUV collided into a Kelowna storefront early this morning.

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To stud or not to stud your winter tires in Kamloops, Okanagan

While all drivers in the province are required to be using winter tires from the beginning of October to the end of April, some drivers choose to use tires that are studded for added grip in slippery conditions.

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Everything you need to know about B.C.'s winter tire rules

It's the first week of autumn and that means winter driving conditions are just around the corner for many parts of British Columbia.

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