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Peachland News

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Are the measurement models used by the province to determine 'full pool' in Okanagan Lake based on outdated information?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

Mayor pleads for masks

Jul 26, 2020 / 4:30 pm

Peachland mayor Cindy Fortin took to social media on Saturday pleading with residents to wear masks, as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Following...

Bikers behaving badly

Jul 17, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Castanet reader has sent us stills and video of two bad bikers on Highway 97. "It was a great sunny day in the valley, oh wait........Road Pirates......

80-year-old drives into A&W

Jul 6, 2020 / 1:45 pm

RCMP tell Castanet there has been another incident of a car crashing into a business, this one actually had a drive-thru but that's not where the car ended...

Canada Day activities set

Jun 30, 2020 / 6:00 pm

With Canada Day celebrations being cancelled across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cities and districts had to get a little creative with their...

District reinforces beach

Jun 19, 2020 / 3:29 pm

The District of Peachland is armouring the waterfront along Beach Avenue at Swim Bay. “Okanagan lake is into flood conditions again,” said the...

Watch 'Eddy’s Kingdom' now

Jun 18, 2020 / 6:25 pm

B.C. residents now have the chance to view an award nominated documentary on the unique Okanagan tale of Eddy Haymour. The film, Eddy’s Kingdom, is one of...

Habitat homes up for sale

Jun 18, 2020 / 3:06 pm

Two Habitat for Humanity homes located in Peachland went up for sale last week as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however there is a light at the end of the...

Vehicle fire doused

Jun 18, 2020 / 1:49 pm

UPDATE 1:49 p.m. Castanet has learned that a small SUV heading south on Highway 97 appears to have caught fire and then pulled over to the northbound side of...

Swimming moose stressed

Jun 18, 2020 / 8:31 am

Wildlife officials are pouring cold water on a unique animal experience near Peachland on Tuesday. Some Peachland residents had a “once in a lifetime...

Aquatic moose entertains

Jun 17, 2020 / 12:23 pm

Some Peachland residents had a “once in a lifetime experience” Tuesday morning, when a curious moose swam by the lakefront community. Allie Brophy...