Traffic

New traffic lights installed at Highway 97 and Skaha Hills Rd to improve safety. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Traffic lights installed at problematic Highway 97 intersection in Penticton

The lights are at Hwy 97 and Skaha Hills Dr./Sandhill Rd.

 

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LETTER: Summerland street used as a speedway

Evening races common on Victoria Road South

  • Aug 4, 2022

 

A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)

VIDEO: Illegal parking at Cultus Lake causes problems for first responders

Cultus Lake Fire Department has to creep through traffic on Columbia Valley Highway

 

The intersection of Highway 97 and Prairie Valley Road and Solly Road has the most crashes of any intersection in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland intersection had 139 crashes in five years

Highway 97 and Prairie Valley Road and Solly Road was worst site for collisions

The intersection of Highway 97 and Prairie Valley Road and Solly Road has the most crashes of any intersection in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
People get out of their vehicles during the complete closure of Highway 1 in Revelstoke, near 3 Valley Gap following a crash Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC)

Crash closes Highway 1 in Revelstoke, Coquihalla facing long delays

A challenging day for those returning home from Canada Day long weekend vacations

People get out of their vehicles during the complete closure of Highway 1 in Revelstoke, near 3 Valley Gap following a crash Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC)
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LETTER: Traffic safety needed in roundabouts

Turn signals ignored by some Summerland motorists

  • Jun 17, 2022
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During a May 18 traffic stop, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection to an abduction file out of Alberta. (File photo)

‘Serious collision’ on Hwy. 3 near Sparwood leaves three dead

The incident is under investigation from the Elk Valley RCMP and the BC Coroners Service

During a May 18 traffic stop, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection to an abduction file out of Alberta. (File photo)
Direct Drive Driver Training owner/instructor Lisa Bennett was with a student when her vehicle’s rear dash cam captured footage of a man on rollerblades falling from the sidewalk into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm. The driver of the oncoming vehicle was able to stop without hitting the man. (Lisa Bennett photo)

Motorists urged to watch for hazards after rollerblader falls onto Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

‘Imagine that this was a semi coming through… it would not have been able to stop in time’

Direct Drive Driver Training owner/instructor Lisa Bennett was with a student when her vehicle’s rear dash cam captured footage of a man on rollerblades falling from the sidewalk into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm. The driver of the oncoming vehicle was able to stop without hitting the man. (Lisa Bennett photo)
A new roundabout in Willoughby has baffled some local motorists – and become the subject of a viral TikTok video. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

B.C. drivers struggle with roundabout in viral TikTok

Some drivers are having trouble understanding the system

A new roundabout in Willoughby has baffled some local motorists – and become the subject of a viral TikTok video. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Salmon Arm RCMP put the focus on drivers over the past nine months of 2021. (File photo)

Complaints prompt Salmon Arm RCMP to stop nearly 500 drivers for various offences

Seventy-seven impaired drivers removed from local roads in last nine months of 2021, police say

Salmon Arm RCMP put the focus on drivers over the past nine months of 2021. (File photo)
Officers responded to a collision on Amelia Street following a 3 a.m. police chase. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Man arrested after dragging Victoria police officer, leading late-night car chase

Intoxicated driver was arrested on Amelia Street after colliding into a garage

Officers responded to a collision on Amelia Street following a 3 a.m. police chase. (Submitted photo)
Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)

B.C. teen dies after being struck in crosswalk less than 30 metres from his home

Kaydence Bourque, a student at Saanich’s Reynolds Secondary, had just gotten off the school bus

Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)
One of the multiple incidents that closed Highway 3 last week. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)

Five fatal crashes in a week on Highways 3 and 97

Traffic has increased substantially due to floods closing other routes

One of the multiple incidents that closed Highway 3 last week. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)
The first vehicles in over a week pass through the McCallum area on Thursday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Highway 1 reopens to the Fraser Valley

Reopening will reduce congestion along Highway 7, officials say

The first vehicles in over a week pass through the McCallum area on Thursday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Section of Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack, Hope opens to essential traffic only

Regular travel open west of Agassiz along Lougheed Highway

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Coquihalla Highway has been closed since Sunday, Nov. 14 when a bridge collapsed between Hope and Merrit. Access between the Okanagan and Lower Mainland has been severed by this and floods and mudslides on all other routes. (Ministry of Transportation photo)

Highway damage to delay utility bills and increase local traffic in Penticton

The bills are printed and mailed out from the Lower Mainland

The Coquihalla Highway has been closed since Sunday, Nov. 14 when a bridge collapsed between Hope and Merrit. Access between the Okanagan and Lower Mainland has been severed by this and floods and mudslides on all other routes. (Ministry of Transportation photo)
The Coquihalla Highway north of Hope has washed away and it is expected to take months to repair, leaving Highway 3 is the major route to the rest of Canada when it opens. (Facebook)

Highway 97 through Penticton will see huge spike in traffic

BC Highway Patrol taking over enforcement and traffic control on Highway 3

The Coquihalla Highway north of Hope has washed away and it is expected to take months to repair, leaving Highway 3 is the major route to the rest of Canada when it opens. (Facebook)
A “Sasquatch Egg” of a boulder came crashing down onto Lougheed Highway near Harrison Mills on Wednesday (Oct. 27). (Photo/Russell Purcell)

‘Sasquatch Egg’ boulder crashes onto Highway 7 near Harrison Mills

A few cars were damaged running through the hole left by the boulder

A “Sasquatch Egg” of a boulder came crashing down onto Lougheed Highway near Harrison Mills on Wednesday (Oct. 27). (Photo/Russell Purcell)
A family of three camping off of East Harrison Forest Service Road were nearly killed when a truck crashed in from the road, coming to a stop a few feet away from their tent. (Photo/Michelle Labor)
A family of three camping off of East Harrison Forest Service Road were nearly killed when a truck crashed in from the road, coming to a stop a few feet away from their tent. (Photo/Michelle Labor)
Dash-cam footage taken Sept. 8 about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of 10th Street SW and the Trans-Canada Highway, with the Shell gas station across the highway from the camera, shows a transport truck about to go through a red light. (Phaedra Idzan image)

Dash-cam footage captures semi on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm running red light

Salmon Arm resident purchases dash-cam because of dangerous encounters on highway

Dash-cam footage taken Sept. 8 about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of 10th Street SW and the Trans-Canada Highway, with the Shell gas station across the highway from the camera, shows a transport truck about to go through a red light. (Phaedra Idzan image)