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Socially distanced grad walk

May 16, 2020 / 11:45 am

In a different world, Vangie Neyedli and her daughter Shenelle would be getting their hair done Saturday morning, in preparation for Shenelle's high school...

Rainbow sidewalk complete

May 14, 2020 / 3:02 pm

Peachland's Beach Avenue is looking much more colourful after the completion of a new rainbow sidewalk. Mayor of Peachland Cindy Fortin had hopes of the...

Boil water downgraded

May 12, 2020 / 10:15 am

The boil water advisory in Peachland has been downgraded. There is now a “water quality advisory” in place, meaning that not everyone needs to boil...

ZipZone sets reopening date

May 11, 2020 / 4:00 am

ZipZone Peachland is gearing up to finally open its doors this weekend, in hopes it will have the go ahead from the B.C. Government to reopen on Saturday, May...

Another call for hwy divider

May 5, 2020 / 4:00 am

The tragic death of Simon-Pierre Houde, a young Summerland farmer who fell victim to a fatal car crash in Peachland, has prompted residents to create yet...

Fatal crash victim named

May 4, 2020 / 9:31 am

A young Summerland farmer was the victim of a fatal crash in Peachland on Friday, according to his employer. Simon-Pierre Houde had been driving on Drought...

Fatal crash in Peachland

May 2, 2020 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. West Kelowna RCMP are seeking witnesses to a fatal accident near Peachland. On May 1, at approximately 9:45 p.m. emergency crews responded to a...

Heli rescue on Pincushion

May 2, 2020 / 9:45 am

UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. Search and Rescue crews were airlifted an injured hiker from Pincushion Mountain near Peachland Friday afternoon, just before 4 p.m. The woman...

Thief loots restaurants

Apr 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

A pair of restaurants in Peachland, already reeling due to the pandemic, are picking up the pieces after being hit by thieves this week. Cibo and Vines co-owner...

BC bats and COVID-19

Apr 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

As COVID-19 continues to take a terrible toll on the health of British Columbians, some are asking whether B.C.'s bats could be a potential carrier for the...

Online scam close call

Apr 28, 2020 / 8:00 pm

A Castanet classified user is breathing a sigh of relief today after she narrowly avoided being scammed. The seller, who asked to remain anonymous, posted an ad...

Taxpayers get a break

Apr 23, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Peachland taxpayers, like many across the country, are getting a bit of a break as the municipality wades through impacts of COVID-19. Council voted this week...

Boil water notice issued

Apr 22, 2020 / 8:40 am

The District of Peachland has announced a boil water notice which is effective immediately. A news release indicates, "turbidity in the District of...

Minor injuries in rollover

Apr 21, 2020 / 1:03 pm

UPDATE 1 p.m. RCMP say injuries were minor in a rollover on Highway 97 in Peachland this morning. Police were called to the crash just north of the Princeton...

New Brenda Mine proposed

Apr 21, 2020 / 4:00 am

Brenda Mines above Peachland shut down in 1990 when the molybdenum market collapsed. Now, Vancouver-based Flow Metals Corp. is hoping to open "New...

MVI on Highway 97

Apr 18, 2020 / 10:49 pm

UPDATE: 10:49 There is a report of another motor vehicle incident on Highway 97, this time just south of Renfrew Road in Peachland. The crash occurred at 10:35...

ZipZone staying closed

Apr 16, 2020 / 11:05 am

ZipZone Peachland will remain closed for the time being, despite previously announced plans to re-open the adventure park this weekend. The park announced in a...

Visitors frustrate mayor

Apr 13, 2020 / 2:14 pm

If you spent any time on Highway 97 over the long weekend, you were not the only person who noticed an increase in Alberta license plates. Peachland Mayor Cindy...

Tick season is officially here

Apr 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

Getting out for a hike is just about one of the only activities left during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the start of spring also brings with it tick season....

Hwy open after mudsilde

Apr 10, 2020 / 11:25 pm

UPDATE 11:25 p.m. The highway has now re-opened in both directions. ORIGINA: 8:20 p.m. Highway 97 has been closed in both directions due to a mudslide in...