Transit

A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)

Salmon Arm, Vernon transit workers’ job action won’t affect riders, for now

The transit workers will not be wearing uniforms to highlight wage gap, lack of pension

 

The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)

Vernon and Salmon Arm transit workers serve strike notice

Pension plan sought as employer asked to close the gap between Kelowna and Kamloops

 

A bus stopped at the Queensway Transit Exchange in downtown Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Drivers to stop collecting fares in Kelowna Regional Transit dispute

Drivers started their job action on September 2 by refusing to wear company uniforms

 

Unionized Kelowna transit drivers have voted 97 per cent in favour to approve a strike vote. (File photo)

‘Can’t hire and retain professional, reliable workers’: Possible Kelowna transit strike

‘The company can’t hire and retain professional, reliable workers’

Unionized Kelowna transit drivers have voted 97 per cent in favour to approve a strike vote. (File photo)
The petition, started by Portia Zaffaroni, says TransLink need to improve their pet policy (photo by Goran Horvat from pixabay.com).

B.C. Lower Mainland pet owners want TransLink to relax pet ridership policies

A new petition is calling for dogs in carriers be able to have their heads exposed

The petition, started by Portia Zaffaroni, says TransLink need to improve their pet policy (photo by Goran Horvat from pixabay.com).
BC Transit announced June 15, 2022 that NextRide has been launched on the Shuswap Regional Transit System, allowing customers to track buses through an automatic vehicle location technology. (File photo)

Where’s that bus?: NextRide launched on Shuswap transit system

BC Transit says the automatic vehicle location technology shows real-time bus locations along routes

BC Transit announced June 15, 2022 that NextRide has been launched on the Shuswap Regional Transit System, allowing customers to track buses through an automatic vehicle location technology. (File photo)
Motorists travel on the Sea-to-Sky highway between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. The employer of striking transit workers in B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky region says it is “evaluating its options” after a tentative agreement reached through mediation was rejected despite being recommended by the workers’ bargaining committee.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Special mediator appointed after Sea-to-Sky transit workers vote to reject deal

Tentative deal to end strike that began on Jan. 29 was rejected by Unifor members

Motorists travel on the Sea-to-Sky highway between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. The employer of striking transit workers in B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky region says it is “evaluating its options” after a tentative agreement reached through mediation was rejected despite being recommended by the workers’ bargaining committee.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mediated talks collapse, strike continues in lengthy Sea-to-Sky transit dispute

Strike affecting corridor from Squamish to Pemberton started Jan. 29

Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
City staff are looking into a request to have an additional bus stop on 10th Street SW in Salmon Arm. (File photo)

More information needed on request for bus stop on Salmon Arm’s 10th Avenue

City staff will check into request regarding purchase of bus tickets at Mall at Piccadilly

City staff are looking into a request to have an additional bus stop on 10th Street SW in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
A resident would like Salmon Arm council to consider the addition of a bus stop on 10th Street SW. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Request for bus stop, place to purchase transit tickets goes to Salmon Arm council

Wish to buy transit tickets at Mall at Piccadilly is on agenda of council’s March 14 meeting

A resident would like Salmon Arm council to consider the addition of a bus stop on 10th Street SW. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
An OC Transpo LRT train heads towards Lees Station on the Confederation Line during a snowstorm in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberals offer $750 million to cities to make up for transit-fare shortfalls

Provinces must match the funding, and work with cities to more quickly increase supply of housing

An OC Transpo LRT train heads towards Lees Station on the Confederation Line during a snowstorm in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Why Canada gets less for more when it comes to building transit

Political meddling by government — by all parties — can cause a knock-on effect on the price tag of projects

Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
BC Transit has announced Shuswap Regional Transit routes are being extended beginning Jan. 2, 2022. (File photo)

BC Transit officially extends bus service in Shuswap as of Jan. 2, 2022

Service to 7 or 8 p.m. on routes Monday through Saturday, with Sunday service on two routes

BC Transit has announced Shuswap Regional Transit routes are being extended beginning Jan. 2, 2022. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm is working with BC Transit to extend hours of Shuswap Transit routes as well as add Sunday service in the new year. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Sunday service, extended hours for Shuswap Transit expected in 2022

City of Salmon Arm in talks with BC Transit to expand local service

The City of Salmon Arm is working with BC Transit to extend hours of Shuswap Transit routes as well as add Sunday service in the new year. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks outside Rideau Cottage on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Trudeau says the federal government will provide nearly $15 billion for public-transit projects across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds promise billions in new funds to build, expand public-transit systems

The money promised on Wednesday is intended for new systems and expansions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks outside Rideau Cottage on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Trudeau says the federal government will provide nearly $15 billion for public-transit projects across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ebus has expanded its service in B.C. to seven days a week, with protocols in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Ebus expands service to Kelowna, Salmon Arm

Alberta-based transportation company’s departures up to seven days a week

  • Aug 18, 2020
Ebus has expanded its service in B.C. to seven days a week, with protocols in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Ebus has expanded its service in B.C. to seven days a week, with protocols in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Ebus expands service to Salmon Arm, Kelowna

Alberta-based transportation company’s departures up to seven days a week

  • Aug 18, 2020
Ebus has expanded its service in B.C. to seven days a week, with protocols in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 might speed up, not slow down transit use: advocates

Some say post-pandemic times are the perfect moment to improve on basics

  • Jun 21, 2020
A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Salmon Arm youth council asks for city bus reroute through Canoe

Salmon Arm youth council asks for city bus reroute through Canoe

Proposal includes potential stops along Lakeshore near Raven subdivision

Salmon Arm youth council asks for city bus reroute through Canoe
Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran

Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran

Okanagan politician chats about life, style, fashion and urban planning

  • Sep 4, 2018
Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran