Highway 97

Back up of traffic along Highway 97 following crash (Dave Ogilvie photo)

Driver in fatal crash near Kelowna suspected drunk, distracted, seatbeltless

Police say driver in his 40s died as a result of single-vehicle crash near Drought Road

 

The protest lined both sides of Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Protesters against COVID-19 vaccine mandates rally in Quesnel, Williams Lake

Over 100 protestors drew honks and support from drivers along the highway

 

The crash was just outside the Quality Inn on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

1 taken to hospital after motorcycle crash in Quesnel

The crash was was just outside the Quality Inn on Front Street

 

Emergency crews survey the scene after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel on June 30. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign according to police. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Driver charged in Quesnel crash that sent four to hospital

A Good Samaritan who stopped to help was also injured in the aftermath

Emergency crews survey the scene after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel on June 30. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign according to police. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Highway 97 in Quesnel open again after crash

Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision

Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Traffic flowing again on Highway 97 in Quesnel after police investigation into death

A 46-year-old man died in hospital after police say they responded to reports of gunshots

A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)

65-year-old motorcycle driver dies after crash north of Hixon

RCMP are asking anyone with dashcam footage of the rider before the crash to contact them

Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo MLAs call on province to fix region’s roads

Minister Rob Fleming said more resources were on the way to the region

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)
Rob Fleming, the Transportation and Infrastructure, is the MLA for the Victoria-Swan Lake riding. (Rob Fleming/Twitter)

LETTER: Minister responds to local MLA’s speech on roads

Rob Fleming, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure sent in a letter to the editor

Rob Fleming, the Transportation and Infrastructure, is the MLA for the Victoria-Swan Lake riding. (Rob Fleming/Twitter)
The damage is in the same spot a major crack appeared in May of 2020. A smaller crack reappeared in November of the same year. (Emcon Facebook)

Highway 97 north of Quesnel damaged by repeat landslide

Emcon Services Quesnel will be working on the highway this weekend

The damage is in the same spot a major crack appeared in May of 2020. A smaller crack reappeared in November of the same year. (Emcon Facebook)
Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Mary Sword photo)
Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Mary Sword photo)
Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Highway 97 could be closed until 5 p.m. near Hixon after fatal collision

The road is closed after what Prince George RCMP called a serious motor vehicle collision

Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Photo submitted)
Quesnel-Hixon Road is the latest in the Cariboo to be turned impassable by landslides. Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes is asking provincial officials to better support road infrastructure in the riding. (Submitted Photo)

Cariboo North MLA hoping to put area roads in the spotlight of budget response

Coralee Oakes shared a speech calling on MOTI to better support the region’s transportation network

Quesnel-Hixon Road is the latest in the Cariboo to be turned impassable by landslides. Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes is asking provincial officials to better support road infrastructure in the riding. (Submitted Photo)
Crews work through the night Tuesday, April 27, on a sinkhole that appeared in Vernon on Hospital Hill at 32nd Street and 21st Avenue, the intersection to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The highway through Vernon was closed in both directions. (Kerry Hutter photos)

PHOTOS: Water main break reduces Vernon highway traffic to single lane

Large hole appeared on 32nd Street at 21st Avenue around midnight

Crews work through the night Tuesday, April 27, on a sinkhole that appeared in Vernon on Hospital Hill at 32nd Street and 21st Avenue, the intersection to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The highway through Vernon was closed in both directions. (Kerry Hutter photos)
Quesnel-Hixon road is impassable due to a landslide. (Emcom Services Facebook)

Quesnel-Hixon road closed south of Cottonwood River Provincial Park

Emcon Services shared photos of the road on Facebook

Quesnel-Hixon road is impassable due to a landslide. (Emcom Services Facebook)
The Mercedes was stopped on the Quesnel River Bridge after RCMP deployed spike belts. The driver and passenger were arrested. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Mercedes was stopped on the Quesnel River Bridge after RCMP deployed spike belts. The driver and passenger were arrested. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Luke was last seen at 5:30 p.m. on March 24. (Submitted Photo)

Missing child said to be heading south down Highway 97

Prince George RCMP say 13 year old Luke went missing during the evening of March 24

Luke was last seen at 5:30 p.m. on March 24. (Submitted Photo)
Quesnel Firefighters start the water flowing before extinguishing a truck fire on Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Truck fire quickly extinguished in South Quesnel

The truck caught fire across from the Hydraulic Road turnoff on Highway 97

Quesnel Firefighters start the water flowing before extinguishing a truck fire on Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A detour was in place via Mission Road Sunday, Feb. 28 following a motor vehicle incident. (Anna Fait photo)
A detour was in place via Mission Road Sunday, Feb. 28 following a motor vehicle incident. (Anna Fait photo)
A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)

Head-on collision south of Quesnel claims one life, sends another to hospital

An SUV carrying four passengers lost control after passing on Highway 97, police say

A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)