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Peachland News

Hwy 97 crash snarls traffic

Jul 15, 2019 / 9:52 am

Traffic is backing up on Highway 97 in Peachland after a collision at Clements Crescent. A Kia Soul SUV suffered heavy front-end damage in what appears to be a...

Crash cleared on Hwy 97

Jul 4, 2019 / 7:00 pm

UPDATE: 7 p.m. The crash at the bottom of Drought Hill in Peachland has been cleared and traffic is no longer backed up in the area. ORIGINAL: 4:30 p.m. A...

Car hydroplanes into lake

Jul 3, 2019 / 3:11 pm

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. A car that flipped into Okanagan Lake from Highway 97 on Tuesday night has now been removed from the scene. ORIGINAL: 8:25 a.m. A close call...

Bear makes backyard leap

Jun 27, 2019 / 5:00 am

A homeowner in Peachland got quite the show Wednesday morning. Jay Robertson was inside his home on Renfrew Road watching television when he heard a noise...

Mother's lug nuts loosened

Jun 23, 2019 / 4:16 pm

A Peachland mother is furious after she discovers, while driving, that her lug nuts were loosened on her car. Odina Skovgaard says she was driving along Highway...

Cops help take a load off

Jun 19, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Concerned drivers called police Tuesday after spotting a man walking along Highway 97, pulling two suitcases. Vehicles can be seen whizzing by the man on the...

Struggled for 45mins in lake

Jun 5, 2019 / 12:20 pm

Three men needed to be rescued from Okanagan Lake Tuesday night, near Peachland. RCMP were called to a "water incident" about 7:40 p.m. and were told...

'Get out! Get out!'

Jun 4, 2019 / 3:05 pm

A terrifying midnight encounter ensued at a Peachland house when an intoxicated man walked into a private residence and wouldn’t leave. The 60-year-old...

More senior housing opens

Jun 2, 2019 / 6:30 am

Seniors and those with disabilities have a new housing option in Peachland. Known as Residences on 6th, the 74-unit complex opened Friday. It was built through...

Hardy Falls park open

May 27, 2019 / 8:40 am

After more than two years a popular regional park is now open again. Hardy Falls Regional Park has been closed due to damage caused by flooding a little more...

World of Wheels shines

May 19, 2019 / 5:33 pm

It wasn't too hot, nor too cold, and the rain stayed away, drawing out huge crowds for the annual Peachland World of Wheels car show on Sunday. The...

World of Wheels is back

May 17, 2019 / 5:00 am

Peachland’s biggest event is back for the long weekend. The World of Wheels Show & Shine attracts more than 10,000 people to the Peachland waterfront...

Shaky ride after nuts stolen

May 15, 2019 / 7:47 am

RCMP are warning the public about a potentially serious act of vandalism. RCMP tell Castanet they are investigating two acts of mischief that happened on May 14...

Douses abandoned fire

May 13, 2019 / 11:40 am

A Peachland resident stumbled upon an abandoned campfire and is hoping people will think twice next time. Danilo Mueller posted a photo and video to the...

$5 million for fires

May 10, 2019 / 10:01 am

UPDATE 10:36 a.m. The B.C. government has announced new funding to help communities prepare for and recover from emergencies. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public...

Bear stops by for dinner

May 8, 2019 / 2:26 pm

Bears have been visiting backyards in Peachland lately. Jessica Delgatty was inside her home on Ehlers Road when she noticed a black bear exploring her garden...

Party on the pier Saturday

May 7, 2019 / 4:29 pm

A grand opening community festival will celebrate the new Peachland Pier on Saturday. Bring the family for an afternoon of outdoor games, an artisan...

Flames over 30 feet

May 7, 2019 / 1:48 pm

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. A fire that tore through a house in Peachland would not have been survivable if anyone was home. Peachland fire chief Dennis Craig said crews...

Flames engulf home

May 6, 2019 / 7:05 pm

UPDATE: 7:05 p.m. Neighbours say no one was home at the time of a fire that engulfed a Peachland home Monday afternoon. Three cats were apparently inside the...

Grass fire spreads to shed

May 6, 2019 / 1:52 pm

Peachland firefighters rushed to a blaze that was giving off plenty of smoke on Monday beside the Okanagan Connector. The fire started in the area of MacKinnon...

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