Trails

The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)

Options presented for future of former Eagle Pass fire lookout in Shuswap

Stakeholders met in 2020 to discuss the restoration, or possible removal of the cabin

 

RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Oyama man arrested after chasing women with baseball bat

Vigilante thought the women were involved in a theft from his home

 

The Agricultural Land Commission has given the go-ahead for a rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (The Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Sicamous to Armstrong rail trail crosses agricultural hurdle

Trail partners seek to establish crossing agreements with owners of farm properties along route

 

The City of Vernon is in the bidding stage for a project that will restore the shoreline of Okanagan Lake at 8130 Tronson Road, to make it more accessible for recreational use. The bidding period closes March 30, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon adding new public access point to Okanagan Lake

The city is seeking a contractor to conduct shoreline restoration off Tronson Road

The City of Vernon is in the bidding stage for a project that will restore the shoreline of Okanagan Lake at 8130 Tronson Road, to make it more accessible for recreational use. The bidding period closes March 30, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Regional District of North Okanagan is cautioning residents to watch for rock slides along the Okanagan Rail Trail during freeze-thaw season. (RDNO photo)

Residents urged to watch for rockfalls on Okanagan Rail Trail

RDNO reminds rail trail travellers to heed rockfall warning signs during freeze-thaw season

The Regional District of North Okanagan is cautioning residents to watch for rock slides along the Okanagan Rail Trail during freeze-thaw season. (RDNO photo)
Public trail access at Adventure Bay is restricted causing conflict and unkind behaviours towards property owner and authorized users. (Laura Kershaw photo)

Clarity trails on Vernon’s Adventure Bay access

Public access restricted, causing conflict and unkind behaviours

Public trail access at Adventure Bay is restricted causing conflict and unkind behaviours towards property owner and authorized users. (Laura Kershaw photo)
Paddlers. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Safe paddling corridor considered for Kalamalka Lake next year

Greater Vernon Advisory Committee recommends adding the $100K project to the RDNO’s 2021 budget

Paddlers. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A bridge has been installed along the Okanagan Rail Trail at Ribbleworth Falls in Lake Country thanks to a generous donation. (Contributed)

Okanagan pioneer reconnected to rail through trail enhancements

Lake Country, Kelowna and North Okanagan sites get big boost

A bridge has been installed along the Okanagan Rail Trail at Ribbleworth Falls in Lake Country thanks to a generous donation. (Contributed)
The cycling and pedestrian trail in Polson Park is closed for upgrades Thursday, Nov. 5. (City of Vernon photo)

North Okanagan trail closed for upgrades in Polson Park

Pedestrian and cycling trail nearing completion

The cycling and pedestrian trail in Polson Park is closed for upgrades Thursday, Nov. 5. (City of Vernon photo)
Grey Canal Trail: Turtle Mountain. (Contributed)

Vernon trails society celebrates 20 years

The Ribbons of Green Trails Society has contributed to a growing network of local trails since 2000

  • Oct 31, 2020
Grey Canal Trail: Turtle Mountain. (Contributed)
A new trail in Lake Country provides a safer and more convenient link the downtown centre for residents in the Eva Road and Pretty Road area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

New Lake Country trail provides faster, safer access to amenities

The 800-metre trail connects Newene Road with Eva and Pretty roads west of Highway 97

A new trail in Lake Country provides a safer and more convenient link the downtown centre for residents in the Eva Road and Pretty Road area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The northern section of the Okanagan Rail Trail is set to reopen Oct. 10, 2020 following erosion mitigation work. (RDNO photo)

Work on Okanagan Rail Trail to wrap up before Thanksgiving

Kickwillie and Westkal entrances will be closed Oct. 5-10 for additional work

The northern section of the Okanagan Rail Trail is set to reopen Oct. 10, 2020 following erosion mitigation work. (RDNO photo)
The Okanagan Rail Trail will be closed from the 4 km to 12.5 km points while fall erosion mitigation work is completed from Monday, Sept. 21 to mid-October 2020. (RDNO photo)

Northern section of Okanagan Rail Trail to close for repairs

Erosion mitigation work will begin Monday and continue until mid-October

The Okanagan Rail Trail will be closed from the 4 km to 12.5 km points while fall erosion mitigation work is completed from Monday, Sept. 21 to mid-October 2020. (RDNO photo)
Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail

Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail

Completed extension on Kal Crystal Waters trail uses historic highway

Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail
Erosion and engineering consultants with Urban Systems and Waters Edge work with the rail trail technical team and the Shuswap Trail Alliance to assess recent flood damage to the Shuswap-North Okanagan rail trail corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

North Okanagan rail trail costs skyrocket

Project estimate ramped up to $10 million due to erosion and flood stability

Erosion and engineering consultants with Urban Systems and Waters Edge work with the rail trail technical team and the Shuswap Trail Alliance to assess recent flood damage to the Shuswap-North Okanagan rail trail corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
Dog poop takes away from Vernon trail

Dog poop takes away from Vernon trail

LETTER: Pick up after your pooch

Dog poop takes away from Vernon trail
Inasive weeds spread out along the hillsides next to the Grey Canal Trail. (Submitted Photo)

Weeds taking over Vernon hillsides

LETTER: Doesn’t anyone care anymore?

Inasive weeds spread out along the hillsides next to the Grey Canal Trail. (Submitted Photo)
Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar

Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar

Gnome Roam no longer following vandalism, but search for new gnomes is on

Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar
CLIF Crankworx Summer Series returns to SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse, for the riders-only event which will be live-streamed for fans. (Crankworx photo)

SilverStar cranks out mountain biking race

CLIF Crankworx Summer Series in Vernon, as well as Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse

CLIF Crankworx Summer Series returns to SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse, for the riders-only event which will be live-streamed for fans. (Crankworx photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue aids injured rail trail cyclist

Group’s Utility Terrain Vehicle proving to be a valuable asset on the popular trail

Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)