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Peachland News

Driver killed in head-on crash on Highway 97's Drought Hill

Driver killed in head-on crash on Highway 97's Drought Hill

Peachland Jan 26, 2023 / 1:31 pm

The driver of a Toyota Corolla was killed Wednesday evening following a crash on Highway 97 in Peachland. The portion of highway was closed for more than eight...

Collision cleared, had closed Highway 97 north of Peachland

Collision cleared, had closed Highway 97 north of Peachland

Peachland Jan 26, 2023 / 6:07 am

UPDATE 6:05 a.m DriveBC reports the collision that had closed Highway 97 overnight north of Peachland was cleared as of 3:25 a.m. UPDATE 10:20 p.m. In an...

Peachland planners take issue with lowering building heights along Beach Avenue

Peachland planners take issue with lowering building heights along Beach Avenue

Peachland Jan 11, 2023 / 4:00 am

How high is too high along Beach Avenue in Peachland has been a bone of contention within the community for quite some time. Building heights along the...

BCEHS disputes response time claim by widow

BCEHS disputes response time claim by widow

Peachland Jan 11, 2023 / 4:00 am

BC Emergency Health Services says they responded as soon as they could to a call in Peachland that left one man dead. BCEHS says they received a call at 4:06...

Peachland family shaken after husband, father dies suddenly

Peachland family shaken after husband, father dies suddenly

Peachland Jan 9, 2023 / 4:00 am

A Peachland family is left reeling after the sudden passing of Jim Collins, a loving husband and father to four girls. Jen Collins tells Castanet her husband...

Crashed car remains in Okanagan Lake nine days later

Crashed car remains in Okanagan Lake nine days later

Peachland Jan 5, 2023 / 2:51 pm

A car that crashed into Okanagan Lake near Peachland last week remains in the water. The red Cadillac crashed off Highway 97 into Okanagan Lake on the evening...

Car crashed into Okanagan Lake Tuesday night

Car crashed into Okanagan Lake Tuesday night

Peachland Dec 28, 2022 / 11:31 am

A car crashed into Okanagan Lake near Peachland Tuesday night. A West Kelowna woman was driving home from Penticton at about 10:40 p.m. when she came upon a red...

Peachland resident captures adorable video of baby bobcat that goes viral

Peachland resident captures adorable video of baby bobcat that goes viral

Peachland Dec 8, 2022 / 4:00 am

A baby bobcat has gone viral after it paid a visit to the backyard of a Peachland family's home on Tuesday morning. Naomi Miller says she was at home when...

Peachland development delays could grow with council plan

Peachland development delays could grow with council plan

Peachland Dec 1, 2022 / 3:00 pm

Wait times for planning and development permits in Peachland could get even longer if council pushes ahead with a proposal to limit Beach Avenue building...

BC Tree Fruits board of directors survives attempt to force them out over closure of Lake Country packinghouse

BC Tree Fruits board of directors survives attempt to force them out over closure of Lake Country packinghouse

Peachland Nov 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

The latest attempt to reverse a decision to close the BC Tree Fruits packinghouse in Lake Country has failed. “When it comes to the vote to remove all of...

Controlled burn underway in mountains above Peachland

Controlled burn underway in mountains above Peachland

Peachland Oct 27, 2022 / 12:35 pm

Controlled burning is underway today in the mountains above Peachland. The BC Wildfire Service says it is working with the Penticton Indian Band and Okanagan...

Officers cleared of any wrongdoing in Peachland murder-suicide last June

Officers cleared of any wrongdoing in Peachland murder-suicide last June

Peachland Oct 19, 2022 / 10:55 am

B.C.'s police watchdog has cleared officers of any wrong-doing in a murder-suicide in Peachland this past summer. At about 4:30 p.m. on June 27, 2022,...

Controlled burn underway outside of Peachland

Controlled burn underway outside of Peachland

Peachland Oct 18, 2022 / 1:27 pm

Residents of the Central and South Okanagan are being warned about a large controlled burn that has started near Peachland. The BC Wildfire Service, Penticton...

Peachland elected former councillor Patrick Van Minsel as mayor Saturday

Peachland elected former councillor Patrick Van Minsel as mayor Saturday

Peachland Oct 16, 2022 / 1:03 pm

Peachland's new mayor is ready to take the reins after beating out two-term incumbent mayor Cindy Fortin Saturday night. Patrick Van Minsel estimates he...

Peachland voters install new mayor, approve fire hall borrowing

Peachland voters install new mayor, approve fire hall borrowing

Peachland Oct 15, 2022 / 10:14 pm

UPDATE 10:15 p.m. The District of Peachland has a new mayor. Patrick Van Minsel defeated Keith Fielding and incumbent Cindy Fortin. There was also significant...

Peachland fire chief cautiously optimistic voters will approve borrowing for new protective services building in referendum

Peachland fire chief cautiously optimistic voters will approve borrowing for new protective services building in referendum

Peachland Oct 14, 2022 / 4:00 am

The fire chief in the District of Peachland is cautiously optimistic they will get the go-ahead of voters to borrow money for a new protective services...

Todd's RV and Camping closes gates for last time

Todd's RV and Camping closes gates for last time

Peachland Oct 13, 2022 / 2:29 pm

The last private campground on the shores of Okanagan Lake has officially closed. Graham and Kelly Todd closed the gates on the Todd’s RV and Camping...

Peachland man snaps photo of magpie on a deer

Peachland man snaps photo of magpie on a deer

Peachland Oct 13, 2022 / 2:10 pm

A Peachland man who saw a story about a magpie landing on a deer in West Kelowna reached out to Castanet with a photo and a story of his own, "We have...

Leadership and development are two of the main issues facing Peachland voters

Leadership and development are two of the main issues facing Peachland voters

Peachland Oct 8, 2022 / 4:00 am

Leadership, development and infrastructure seem to be the biggest issues facing Peachland voters as they decide who will lead their community for the next four...

Peachland teacher recognized for exemplary work with students

Peachland teacher recognized for exemplary work with students

Peachland Oct 3, 2022 / 12:20 pm

A Peachland teacher has been recognized for her exemplary teaching skills. Peachland Elementary School teacher Christi Ogg has received a Regional Certificate...

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