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Peachland News

A 'watershed moment'

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

With concerns over clearcut logging, the future of Peachland's watershed will be the focus of a community roundtable on April 4. Billed as...

Pedestrian struck on hwy

Feb 12, 2019 / 12:15 pm

A pedestrian was rushed to hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 97 Monday evening in Peachland. Just after 6 p.m., emergency crews were called to...

Don't take Glen Lake Road

Feb 8, 2019 / 5:00 am

Drivers trying to take routes other than the designated Highway 97 detour on the 201 Forest Service Road should think twice. Two routes are recommended by the...

Cookie monsters loose

Jan 28, 2019 / 5:00 am

When the owners of Bliss Bakery found out their store in Peachland had been robbed, they thought the worst. But, once they reviewed their video surveillance,...

Effort to recruit doctors

Jan 24, 2019 / 5:14 pm

Peachland council is seeking some help in its attempt to keep the community from losing all its doctors. Beach Avenue Medical Clinic is in danger of closing its...

Dog dies in house fire

Jan 19, 2019 / 1:15 pm

UPDATE: 1:15 p.m. The Peachland home that was heavily damaged in a fire Friday night was for sale. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on Robinson Place had...

Flames 'smelled like plastic'

Jan 18, 2019 / 8:31 pm

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. A witness who lives up the hill from the structure fire that ignited in Peachland Friday night says flames have receded but numerous...

Truck rammed credit union

Jan 11, 2019 / 11:55 am

UPDATE: 11:55 a.m. RCMP say they are searching for two suspects who used a stolen Ford F350 to ram the VantageOne Credit Union in Peachland while attempting to...

SUV plunges into dark lake

Jan 9, 2019 / 11:37 pm

A vehicle plunged into Okanagan Lake in Peachland Wednesday night. The white SUV rolled into the lake off Highway 97 south of the Dragon Lotus Restaurant about...

Peachland might lose clinic

Jan 8, 2019 / 6:40 pm

The clinic manager of Peachland’s only medical clinic fears for some of its patients if a new owner can’t be found soon. Beach Avenue Medical Clinic...

Prank, sorcery or accident?

Jan 8, 2019 / 5:00 am

A Peachland resident was left puzzled after stumbling across a dozen dead birds on the sidewalk a few feet from each other. Shamus Bowker says he was walking on...

Blaze at old weigh scale

Jan 1, 2019 / 8:21 am

UPDATE: Tuesday 8:20 a.m. RCMP say a fire Sunday night in Peachland was at an abandoned structure of the decommissioned Brenda Mine weigh scale. The building...

Public help clear rock slide

Dec 11, 2018 / 1:10 pm

UPDATE: 1 p.m. Quick work by the public prevented a traffic nightmare on Highway 97 in Peachland after a rock slide. A Honda Odyssey was struck on its passenger...

New ways to break a tie?

Nov 28, 2018 / 2:38 pm

Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin is making good on a promise to review how ties are broken during municipal elections. Fortin was re-elected last month when her...

Recount: Fortin re-elected

Oct 29, 2018 / 4:15 pm

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. Cindy Fortin gave out a long sigh of relief when Madam Justice Ellen Burdett declared her mayor of Peachland for the next four years. After...

Judicial recount Monday

Oct 26, 2018 / 2:06 pm

Against the wishes of Harry Gough, a judicial recount will be held Monday in the Peachland mayoralty race. The recount will take place at the Peachland...

Hearing on recount Friday

Oct 25, 2018 / 2:29 pm

A hearing into Peachland's application for a judicial recount in Saturday's mayor's race will be held Friday morning. The hearing will take place in...

Chances of a tie are good

Oct 25, 2018 / 5:00 am

A judge will determine whether an outright winner can be declared in Peachland's race for mayor. The municipality's chief election officer Polly Palmer...

Incumbent wants recount

Oct 21, 2018 / 5:12 pm

District of Peachland incumbent mayor Cindy Fortin says she was stunned when she learned she lost by a single vote. “I just felt really sad for this...

Victory by a single vote

Oct 20, 2018 / 10:00 pm

Peachland has a new mayor, but the race is so close it will surely result in a recount. Preliminary results from the District of Peachland show Harry Gough...

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