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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

 

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

 

Work on the mid-town waters supply project starts Monday, July 25, near the Nanaimo Parkway where trees were cleared from the worksite in March. (News Bulletin file photo)

City about to break ground on mid-town water supply project

Work set to start Monday, July 25, near Nanaimo Parkway

 

$1.4 million has been added to the second phase of the Metral Drive complete streets project, but some city councillors say they’re receiving complaints from residents and business owners about traffic flow, parking and property access issues where the first phase of multi-million dollar project has been completed. (News Bulletin file photo)

Another $1.4 million approved for Nanaimo’s Metral Drive project

Councillors discuss complaints and virtues of ‘complete streets’ project

$1.4 million has been added to the second phase of the Metral Drive complete streets project, but some city councillors say they’re receiving complaints from residents and business owners about traffic flow, parking and property access issues where the first phase of multi-million dollar project has been completed. (News Bulletin file photo)
The City of Nanaimo is planning a roundabout on Mary Ellen Drive in between the entrances to Woodgrove Centre and Woodgrove Crossing. (City of Nanaimo image)

Roundabout planned for Nanaimo’s troublesome Mary Ellen Drive intersection

City staff reports to finance committee on project costs

The City of Nanaimo is planning a roundabout on Mary Ellen Drive in between the entrances to Woodgrove Centre and Woodgrove Crossing. (City of Nanaimo image)
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)
A section of Hammond Bay Road was closed for several hours Wednesday, June 22, after a crane truck became entangled in communication lines and rolled on its side. There were no injuries reported. (Photo: Nanaimo Fire Rescue)

Crane truck flips after tangling in communications wire in Nanaimo

No injuries, but incident blocked north Nanaimo road for seven hours

A section of Hammond Bay Road was closed for several hours Wednesday, June 22, after a crane truck became entangled in communication lines and rolled on its side. There were no injuries reported. (Photo: Nanaimo Fire Rescue)
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 near the Aulds 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 near the Aulds 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)
City of Nanaimo is advising commuters about paving on Dorman and Labieux roads, which will affect access from Old Island Highway tomorrow morning, April 22. (News Bulletin file photo)

Morning commuters in Nanaimo advised about road work on Dorman Road

Road crews paving Dorman, between Labieux Road and train tracks, says City of Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo is advising commuters about paving on Dorman and Labieux roads, which will affect access from Old Island Highway tomorrow morning, April 22. (News Bulletin file 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)
Liam Smythe, a flag person with IWC Excavation, directs traffic though a work zone on Metral Drive on Tuesday, March 29. Metral Drive is seeing the addition of bike lanes and three-way stop intersections intended to slow traffic to make the route safer for motorists and pedestrians. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Re-aligned intersections meant to ‘change the character’ of Nanaimo’s Metral Drive

Resident expresses concern about elimination of right-turn lane from Doumont Road

Liam Smythe, a flag person with IWC Excavation, directs traffic though a work zone on Metral Drive on Tuesday, March 29. Metral Drive is seeing the addition of bike lanes and three-way stop intersections intended to slow traffic to make the route safer for motorists and pedestrians. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Demonstrators wave Canadian flags from atop the pedestrian overpass at the old Island Highway and Norwell Drive on Friday, March 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo resident fed up with all the horn honking for Norwell Drive flag-wavers

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

Demonstrators wave Canadian flags from atop the pedestrian overpass at the old Island Highway and Norwell Drive on Friday, March 25. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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)
Paul O’Callaghan was hit while cycling on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, the same intersection where Saanich teen Kaydence Bourque was killed. O’Callaghan, at home recovering from a broken ankle and many cuts and bruises, calls on the District of Saanich to improve safety for cyclists in this area. (Photo courtesy of Paul O’Callaghan)

Mother of teen killed at Island intersection consoles cyclist hit at same spot

Experienced cyclist struck Monday at Cedar Hill Cross Road and Merriman Drive

Paul O’Callaghan was hit while cycling on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, the same intersection where Saanich teen Kaydence Bourque was killed. O’Callaghan, at home recovering from a broken ankle and many cuts and bruises, calls on the District of Saanich to improve safety for cyclists in this area. (Photo courtesy of Paul O’Callaghan)
RCMP, Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department and BC Ambulance were on scene at a vehicle incident along Highway 19 near Hillview Road on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

RCMP: No injuries reported as vehicle goes off the road along Nanoose Bay flats

Police say speed, alcohol not factors in the incident

RCMP, Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department and BC Ambulance were on scene at a vehicle incident along Highway 19 near Hillview Road on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
An electronic road sign along Highway 19 near the Nanoose Bay warning drivers of potholes ahead, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Highway 19 potholes between Parksville and Lantzville a nightmare for many Island drivers

Despite constant repairs to road, hundreds left to deal with damaged vehicles

An electronic road sign along Highway 19 near the Nanoose Bay warning drivers of potholes ahead, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (Mandy Moraes 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)