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Peachland News

Vehicle into the lake

Jul 20, 2021 / 4:31 pm

Peachland Fire Department Chief Dennis Craig tells Castanet his team helped get a vehicle out of Okanagan Lake Tuesday afternoon. "We had to get the...

Peachland CAO resigns

Jul 15, 2021 / 8:00 pm

The District of Peachland’s top bureaucrat has announced his retirement. After 18 years total of service, chief administrative officer Joe...

Cannabis crop liked the heat

Jul 9, 2021 / 6:19 pm

B.C.'s heat wave saw cannabis crops thrive. At least according to Tyler Bigattini, the master grower at Potanicals Green Growers Inc. near Peachland. He...

Hwy 97C fire smouldering

Jun 30, 2021 / 6:02 pm

UPDATE 6 p.m. The Trepanier Creek Fire is one hectare in size. It’s currently listed as out of control, but photos posted to social media show the fire...

Small fire near Peachland

Jun 30, 2021 / 5:57 pm

UPDATE: 6 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service now says the Darke Lake Fire is under control. ORIGINAL 5:30 p.m. Crews are fighting a small wildfire near Peachland....

Highway fully open at fire

Jun 29, 2021 / 6:12 am

Highway 97 reopened fully overnight below the scene of a wildfire above Highway 97, south of Peachland. DriveBC reports the highway fully opened shortly before...

Fire now under control

Jun 28, 2021 / 8:48 pm

UPDATE 8:45 p.m. The wildfire south of Peachland above Highway 97 appears to be nearly extinguished. Smoke is no longer emanating from the fire site. The blaze...

Your photos: Hwy 97 fire

Jun 28, 2021 / 11:13 am

A wildfire south of Peachland’s Antler’s Beach has forced the closure of Highway 97 in both directions. The fire broke out at roughly 9:45 a.m. and...

Fire now under control

Jun 26, 2021 / 7:48 pm

UPDATE: 7:48 p.m. Evacuation alerts for the areas surrounding the Peachland Maranatha Wildfire have been lifted as the fire is officially under control and...

Person hurt by forklift

Jun 14, 2021 / 5:58 pm

A person was rushed to hospital from rural Peachland Monday afternoon due to a forklift rollover. A patient was taken to hospital by an ambulance after their...

Storm moves across water

Jun 8, 2021 / 9:00 pm

In case you have forgotten how awesome it is to live in the Okanagan, John Conybeer managed to take a video that shows how awe-inspiring the scenery can be....

Calling all bat counters

May 31, 2021 / 4:05 pm

It’s time to be on the lookout for bats. The BC Community Bat Program is asking the public to help count the number of little brown myotis bats, which are...

Crash on 97 at Drought Hill

May 25, 2021 / 7:12 am

A crash is being reported on Highway 97 between West Kelowna and Peachland. Commuters report a single-car crash on Drought Hill shortly after 6:30 a.m. The...

Man wins $25k on Keno

May 20, 2021 / 10:08 am

A Peachland man is $25,000 richer thanks to hitting it big on Keno. Philip Chizmazia says he was in disbelief when he found out he won the draw on March 27,...

Peachland goes Hollywood

May 18, 2021 / 4:15 pm

Peachland is set to show off its picturesque landscape on the small screen, as the CityTV network broadcasts Love, Bubbles, and Crystal Cove this Friday evening...

Concern for 'Captain Kelly'

May 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Okanagan is rallying for a man known as "Captain Kelly." Kelly Quinn is well known for his work with Kelowna Cruises, as a cleaner at Glenrosa...

Big haul for clean up crew

May 10, 2021 / 10:46 am

A community cleanup of the Peachland watershed made quite a haul on Saturday. Volunteers and community partners including, BC Conservation Officer Service, GFL...

Watershed cleanup planned

May 5, 2021 / 11:24 am

Volunteer groups will be giving Mother Nature some love on Mothers Day weekend during a backcountry cleanup event in the Peachland watershed. Organized by the...

Drunk imposter cop arrested

May 4, 2021 / 1:57 pm

RCMP have arrested a suspected police impersonator in Peachland. RCMP say an off-duty officer noticed a non-police vehicle with police lights in its grill on...

3 arrested after shots fired

May 3, 2021 / 11:50 am

Three days after a major police operation in Peachland, RCMP say they arrested three people in relation to a shooting at the south edge of the community. Police...