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Peachland News

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...

Hiker carried off mountain

Oct 20, 2018 / 1:49 pm

UPDATE 1:48 p.m. A 46-year-old woman is recovering in Kelowna General Hospital Saturday afternoon after being rescued by Central Okanagan Search and rescue....

Peachland owns a castle

Oct 4, 2018 / 12:44 pm

The infamous Haymour Castle has a new owner – the District of Peachland. The municipality took ownership of the property by default after no one showed...

Hurd out of mayor's race

Sep 25, 2018 / 10:48 am

Ernie Hurd has removed his name from the list of those seeking the mayor's chair in Peachland. And, he's throwing his support behind incumbent Cindy...

6 run for Peachland mayor

Sep 14, 2018 / 8:00 pm

To no one's surprise, Cindy Fortin is facing a challenge from all sides as she tries to hold onto power in Peachland. No less than five challengers have...

Spook back in owner's arms

Sep 14, 2018 / 1:40 pm

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. Shortly after the publication of Castanet's story about a dog's disappearance earlier this week in Peachland, Spook is now back in the...

Candidates invited - to listen

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:11 pm

Peachland residents will have the opportunity to share thoughts about their city council at a community forum next week. The Peachland Residents Association is...

25 years of service feted

Sep 10, 2018 / 6:51 pm

A longtime RCMP volunteer has been recognized for 25 years of service. Representatives of the West Kelowna RCMP, District of Peachland and Regional District of...

94 year old zip lines

Sep 7, 2018 / 7:20 pm

Erna Hamm celebrated her 94th birthday by zipping at ZipZone Peachland Friday. Hamm lives in Penticton, keeps active through hiking and volunteering 11 hours a...

Brush fire in Peachland

Aug 25, 2018 / 7:12 am

Emergency crews were called to brush fire early Saturday morning in Peachland. Witnesses tell Castanet the fire was on Columbia Avenue near Princeton Avenue at...

Fire sparks in Peachland

Aug 19, 2018 / 7:31 am

Castanet has received multiple tips of a wildfire that sparked in Peachland Sunday morning. According to witnesses, the fire sparked just before 6 a.m. just off...

2 arrested, loot seized

Aug 17, 2018 / 2:37 pm

UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. Police acting on a tip turned out in force to arrest two men, Friday, in Peachland. Information provided to police was that the men were...

Community steps up to help

Aug 14, 2018 / 10:10 am

A local company has stepped up to fix a man’s roof after a tree came crashing right through it. Paul Whitfield was sleeping at Antlers Beach Mobile Home...