Highway 97

The Pigeon Creek wildfire is continuing to spread and is not responding to suppression efforts. (BC Wildfire)

Water skimmers pull back as wildfire activity eases near Peachland

The fire is still burning out of control at 33-hectares

 

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UPDATE: Fatal collision closes Highway 97 Sunday evening north of Williams Lake

The collision occurred at Highway 97 and Kragbak Road, eight kilometres north of Wildwood

 

Members of the Cache Creek Fire Department worked into the night to try and keep floodwaters at bay. (Photo credit: Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department)

Highway 97 closed at Cache Creek due to flooding

Five properties are under an evacuation order

 

Traffic through the most populated part of the Central Okanagan around often snarls because of its heavy reliance on Highway 97. A new provincial plan promises to improve traffic throught he but BC Liberal Norm Letnick fears it will lack the necessary funding. (Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna MLA wants province to speed up transportation plans on Highway 97

Norm Letnick says current government is ignoring Kelowna’s transportation needs

Traffic through the most populated part of the Central Okanagan around often snarls because of its heavy reliance on Highway 97. A new provincial plan promises to improve traffic throught he but BC Liberal Norm Letnick fears it will lack the necessary funding. (Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
Bud Davidson is hoping to draw attention to highway noise issues and get enforcement of local bylaws so he can get some peace and quiet at his home in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake man speaking out about growing noise pollution from Highway 97

Bud Anderson would like enforcement of existing noise bylaws as highway noise increases

Bud Davidson is hoping to draw attention to highway noise issues and get enforcement of local bylaws so he can get some peace and quiet at his home in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Explosive Disposal Unit safely neutralized the explosive on Harvey Ave. (Alex Senger/Capital News freelance)
The Explosive Disposal Unit safely neutralized the explosive on Harvey Ave. (Alex Senger/Capital News freelance)
The Iverson family is grieving the loss of their daughter, Kaylee, (pictured beside her mom Amanda), following a motor vehicle incident on Highway 97 Friday, Feb. 10 near 150 Mile House. Their son Konnor (pictured left, back row) was critically injured and flown to Royal Inland Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Kennedy Lisa Photography)
The Iverson family is grieving the loss of their daughter, Kaylee, (pictured beside her mom Amanda), following a motor vehicle incident on Highway 97 Friday, Feb. 10 near 150 Mile House. Their son Konnor (pictured left, back row) was critically injured and flown to Royal Inland Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Kennedy Lisa Photography)
A vehicle collision on Highway 97 about 23 kilometres south of Quesnel has traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30. Road conditions at the time were extremely icy. (Baldev Singh photo)

Good Samaritan hit trying to help motorist near Quesnel has died

The elderly man was struck trying to help others

A vehicle collision on Highway 97 about 23 kilometres south of Quesnel has traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30. Road conditions at the time were extremely icy. (Baldev Singh photo)
A 74-year-old man was seriously injured while trying to control traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30 when motorists were attempting to pull someone out of the ditch. (Baldev Singh photo)

Good Samaritan seriously injured helping highway motorist between Williams Lake, Quesnel

The 74-year-old was attempting to control traffic when he was hit

A 74-year-old man was seriously injured while trying to control traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30 when motorists were attempting to pull someone out of the ditch. (Baldev Singh photo)
A log truck catches fire Monday, Jan. 2 on Highway 97. (Maigan Rochon photo)
A log truck catches fire Monday, Jan. 2 on Highway 97. (Maigan Rochon photo)
(KGH Foundation)

Phones wanted for those in hospital after Christmas Eve bus crash on Okanagan Connector

Donations can be dropped off at the Kamloops, Merritt or Kelowna hospital

(KGH Foundation)
The Connector is icy and people are urged to avoid travel until the freezing rain warning subsides. (Drive BC)

Okanagan Connector now open after Christmas Eve crash that hospitalized 53 people

There is currently a freezing rain warning in effect along the Connector

The Connector is icy and people are urged to avoid travel until the freezing rain warning subsides. (Drive BC)
The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)

UPDATE: Coquihalla open southbound following multiple crashes

Snowfall warnings and travel advisories are in effect for Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector

The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)
Highway 97 about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road, looking south at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Drive BC photo)

Travel advisory north of Quesnel on Highway 97 lifted

The advisory was prompted earlier due to freezing rain

Highway 97 about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road, looking south at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Drive BC photo)
A travel advisory is in effect for 36.2km of Highway 97 between Hills Frontage Road and Big Bar Road north of Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Google Maps)

Travel advisory on Highway 97 between Cache Creek and Clinton area

Drivers advised to avoid area due to compact ice and extremely slippery conditions

A travel advisory is in effect for 36.2km of Highway 97 between Hills Frontage Road and Big Bar Road north of Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Google Maps)
Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

Snowfall alert for Coquihalla, Connector and Okanagan

Between 10 and 20 cm of snow is expected to fall in the region

Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: Woman from Lac La Hache loses life in head-on crash south of Williams Lake

Mounties say the collision involved a car and semi truck, which burst into flames

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Williams Lake’s Y-intersection at Highways 20, 97 and Oliver Street as seen Thursday morning, July 21 with painted line markings the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure later confirmed were incorrectly placed. The lines have since been covered up and will be repainted within the next 24 to 48 hours. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Error in line pavement marking at Williams Lake Y-intersection July 21 being corrected

Ministry of Transportation has closed one lane as a safety measure

Williams Lake’s Y-intersection at Highways 20, 97 and Oliver Street as seen Thursday morning, July 21 with painted line markings the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure later confirmed were incorrectly placed. The lines have since been covered up and will be repainted within the next 24 to 48 hours. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A single vehicle crash south of 150 Mile House near Amarillo Road was being responded to as of 1 p.m. on June 23. Ambulance, police and search and rescue were en route. (Photo submitted)

Single vehicle crash south of 150 Mile House

Drivers in the area are advised to watch for emergency responders

A single vehicle crash south of 150 Mile House near Amarillo Road was being responded to as of 1 p.m. on June 23. Ambulance, police and search and rescue were en route. (Photo submitted)
Highway 97 is closed in both directions near Lac La Hache Friday, April 1 due to a motor vehicle incident. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reopens following motor vehicle incident near Lac La Hache

The incident occurred about 25 kilomtres south of 150 Mile House

Highway 97 is closed in both directions near Lac La Hache Friday, April 1 due to a motor vehicle incident. (Photo submitted)