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Peachland News

Trailer wrecked in crash

Oct 20, 2020 / 12:46 pm

Traffic on Highway 97 in Peachland is moving slowly following a crash involving a truck towing a trailer. A photo sent from a Castanet reader shows a pick-up...

'When is enough, enough?'

Oct 3, 2020 / 4:00 am

Over the next five years its expected 257 hectares of forest within the Peachland Creek watershed will be harvested, a figure as low as it's ever been, but...

Severed bear paw in yard

Sep 29, 2020 / 1:54 pm

A Peachland woman made a startling discovery on her property Monday evening. She had returned from Calgary Monday at about 10 p.m., when she noticed a severed...

Fatal crash victim identified

Sep 28, 2020 / 2:08 pm

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. The victim of Sunday’s fatal motorcycle crash has been identified by friends and family on social media. Michael Odenbach, owner of...

Expensive wheelchair stolen

Sep 18, 2020 / 11:39 am

The West Kelowna RCMP is searching for an expensive wheelchair stolen from a vehicle outside Peachland. While a man was fishing on Sept. 9 at Headwater Lake,...

In a flap over a flag

Sep 3, 2020 / 10:13 am

It seems some residents aren't too thrilled to see an American flag hoisted high above Heritage Park in downtown Peachland. The flag was erected as part of...

Heli rescue at Pincushion

Aug 28, 2020 / 4:05 pm

UPDATE; 4:05 p.m. Penticton Search and Rescue were able to rescue a female hiker from the top of Pincushion Mountain in Peachland Friday afternoon. Pensar...

Car crashes into lake

Aug 27, 2020 / 11:14 am

UPDATE: 11:14 a.m. Kelowna RCMP say a white Nissan Pathfinder was travelling southbound on Highway 97 when it hit the cement abutment. The collision occurred at...

Stolen vehicle roll-over

Aug 26, 2020 / 8:46 am

West Kelowna RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle collision in Peachland after a vehicle struck a power pole and rolled several times. The incident happened...

New days for Ponderosa?

Aug 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

The rumour mill has been churning overtime concerning the possible redevelopment of the former Ponderosa golf course. The course, at the top of Ponderosa Drive...

Is full pool too high?

Aug 25, 2020 / 2:46 pm

Are the measurement models used by the province to determine 'full pool' in Okanagan Lake based on outdated information? That's the question the...

Munro Creek fire held

Aug 20, 2020 / 10:22 am

The Munro Creek wildfire in the hills above Peachland is now being held, meaning crews do not expect it to grow any further. Twenty-one firefighters and a...

Fire burns above Peachland

Aug 19, 2020 / 2:00 pm

UPDATE: 2 p.m. A helicopter is en route to the Munro Creek wildfire burning west of Summerland and Peachland, to help assist the 21 firefighters battling the...

Hwy bypass not on radar

Aug 12, 2020 / 2:17 pm

A Highway 97 bypass of Peachland needs more study. As part of a package of information for public engagement into options around the Peachland Transportation...

Humans of Peachland

Aug 8, 2020 / 4:08 pm

Based on the Humans of New York social media initiative, the Peachland Chamber of Commerce has launched the 'Humans of Peachland' project. The entire...

4-car crash on Hwy 97

Aug 7, 2020 / 6:18 pm

UPDATE 6:20 p.m. The crash has now mostly been cleared. Motorists should expect delays as the backlog of traffic moves through. UPDATE 5:45 p.m. Northbound...

Hwy 97C fire smouldering

Aug 5, 2020 / 1:00 pm

UPDATE: 1 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service says a wildfire at the edge of the Okanagan Connector near Peachland is now officially held. The fire, which broke out...

COSAR called off in search

Aug 4, 2020 / 10:58 am

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue tell Castanet they have been asked to stand down in the search for the body a missing 33-year-old Alberta man, presumed...

Searching for drowned man

Aug 2, 2020 / 10:43 am

Operations are underway to retrieve a body of a swimmer who has presumably drowned in Okanagan Lake near Peachland yesterday afternoon. On Aug. 1., around 2:40...

Man confronts police officer

Jul 28, 2020 / 10:35 am

A 29-year-old man was arrested in Peachland on Saturday after confronting an RCMP officer in an unprovoked manner. A West Kelowna RCMP frontline officer was...