UPDATE: Winter conditions briefly close Okanagan Connector


THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – Winter conditions forced the brief closure of Highway 97C in both directions yesterday.

The highway was closed from Pennask Summit to Brenda Mine Road Exit. Drive B.C. announced the closure yesterday, April 2 at 5:33 p.m and reopened it less than an hour later.



Highway 97C wasn't the only mountain pass hit with winter conditions yesterday afternoon. Road conditions may have contributed to a fatal crash on Highway 5 near Merritt.

- This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. on April 3, 2017 with new information from Drive B.C. 

To contact a reporter for this story, email Kim Anderson or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

It's coyote mating season, be careful out there
OKANAGAN - Coyotes will be feeling extra frisky over the next two months and while it can be a romantic time for them, pet owners are advised to use additional caution around these animals. Coyote mating season begins in early February and

Top News