Traffic

Emergency crews work on a flood-damaged section of the Malahat. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Machinery on the move: Malahat lane closures in effect Tuesday night

Repairs ongoing since record-breaking rain washed out segment of Trans-Canada Highway

 

Juilet Bridge on the Coquihalla highway. (B.C. Transportation)

Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector on winter storm watch

The storm is expected to hit the highways with 20 centimetres of snow on Saturday night (Nov. 25)

 

Shelbourne Street near San Juan Avenue was closed Tuesday morning while police investigated a collision between a motorist and a child. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Child taken to hospital after being struck in Greater Victoria crosswalk

Saanich police reminding motorists to be extra vigilant

 

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses to a collision between a pickup truck and man using a wheelchair on Fifth Street and Railway Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man in wheelchair airlifted to Vancouver after being hit by a truck in Nanaimo

Neither the driver nor passenger in the pickup were injured in incident Wednesday, Sept. 28

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses to a collision between a pickup truck and man using a wheelchair on Fifth Street and Railway Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO BC) is investigating whether or not police action contributed to several injuries during a crash on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz involving a stolen vehicle. (File photo)

B.C. watchdog investigating police chase that sent 2 suspects, 2 civilians to hospital

Driver of suspect vehicle crashed into civilian one along Lougheed Highway in Agassiz Sept. 17

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO BC) is investigating whether or not police action contributed to several injuries during a crash on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz involving a stolen vehicle. (File photo)
If you’re planning on taking a ferry this Labour Day long weekend, expect at least a one sailing wait if you don’t have a reservation. Travellers heading out for the last long weekend of the summer can expect delays at BC Ferries, YVR airport and on B.C. highways. (BC Ferries photo)

Travel delays expected across B.C. for last long weekend of the summer

British Columbians can expect traffic and delays by land, sea and air

If you’re planning on taking a ferry this Labour Day long weekend, expect at least a one sailing wait if you don’t have a reservation. Travellers heading out for the last long weekend of the summer can expect delays at BC Ferries, YVR airport and on B.C. highways. (BC Ferries photo)
Town of Qualicum Beach photo

Qualicum Beach looks to reduce vehicle speeds on busy highway corridor

New solar-powered speed reader board set up on Highway 19A near Hall Road

Town of Qualicum Beach photo
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

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)
Thousands of British Columbians work at the roadside in Cone Zones, which are most often associated with bright orange cones. Each zone has its own unique set of hazards associated with roads, traffic, vehicles, weather, and work activities. (File - Shutterstock)

Summer traffic puts Vancouver Island roadside workers at risk

‘Cone Zone’ campaign aims to protect workers

Thousands of British Columbians work at the roadside in Cone Zones, which are most often associated with bright orange cones. Each zone has its own unique set of hazards associated with roads, traffic, vehicles, weather, and work activities. (File - Shutterstock)
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)
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)
Emergency services responded to multiple reports of a pedestrian being struck along the Nanaimo Parkway near the Jingle Pot Road and Mostar Road intersection at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Both north and southbound lanes of traffic were closed while services were on scene. (Photo by Inge Nakagawa)

Teen dead after being hit by vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway

Driver turned herself in to police next morning, 15-year-old boy’s death under investigation

Emergency services responded to multiple reports of a pedestrian being struck along the Nanaimo Parkway near the Jingle Pot Road and Mostar Road intersection at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Both north and southbound lanes of traffic were closed while services were on scene. (Photo by Inge Nakagawa)
(Black Press file photo)

2 ‘new’ drivers cited for excessive speed in Nanoose Bay area

Police say drivers showed signs of impairment; children were also in vehicles

(Black Press file photo)
The Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish. Metchosin resident Geoff Pearce is proposing a similar system across Esquimalt Harbour as a possible solution to reduce commuter traffic between the West Shore and the region’s core. (Flickr)

Gondola pitched connecting Esquimalt to Greater Victoria’s West Shore

Former city administrator asking for feasibility study as possible commuter traffic solution

The Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish. Metchosin resident Geoff Pearce is proposing a similar system across Esquimalt Harbour as a possible solution to reduce commuter traffic between the West Shore and the region’s core. (Flickr)
Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. A four way stop was installed in July 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville drivers have adjusted to Despard and Moilliet 4-way stop

Few complaints received since signs, markings put in place

Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. A four way stop was installed in July 2021. (PQB News file photo)
BC Ambulance, firefighters and police were on scene at a head-on collision along the 700 block of Corcan Road in rural Qualicum Beach at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022. (Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)

Head-on collision outside Dashwood sends 1 person to hospital

Fire department, police, ambulance personnel attend April 4 incident

BC Ambulance, firefighters and police were on scene at a head-on collision along the 700 block of Corcan Road in rural Qualicum Beach at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022. (Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook photo)
Sooke resident Dave Dyer sold his pickup truck and bought an e-bike at the beginning of 2022. He doesn’t expect to switch back. (Bailey Moreton - News Staff)

Record-high gas prices drive Vancouver Island commuters toward e-bikes

Resident who rides to CFB Esquimalt daily expects to pay his off in 2 years

Sooke resident Dave Dyer sold his pickup truck and bought an e-bike at the beginning of 2022. He doesn’t expect to switch back. (Bailey Moreton - News Staff)
Rory MacIver, who lives near the pedestrian overpass that crosses the old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road, says demonstrators are gathering on the bridge more frequently and inciting passing motorists to honk their horns. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Islander fed up with ongoing horn-honking in support of overpass flag-wavers

City’s noise bylaw does not restrict roadside demonstrators from inciting others to make noise

Rory MacIver, who lives near the pedestrian overpass that crosses the old Island Highway at Norwell Drive and Jingle Pot Road, says demonstrators are gathering on the bridge more frequently and inciting passing motorists to honk their horns. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
An SUV involved in a crash Monday, March 21 in Qualicum Bay. (Submitted photo)

2 people injured in SUV crash near Qualicum Bay

One occupant ejected from vehicle via sunroof

An SUV involved in a crash Monday, March 21 in Qualicum Bay. (Submitted photo)
Work to upgrade Hemsworth Road in Qualicum Beach has begun. (Town of QB photo)

Work ongoing to make 2 Qualicum Beach traffic areas safer for public use

Upgrades part of town’s ‘Age Friendly Transportation Plan’

Work to upgrade Hemsworth Road in Qualicum Beach has begun. (Town of QB photo)