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Peachland News

Alert issued about bear roaming Peachland

Apr 27, 2021 / 6:00 pm

WildSafeBC of the Central Okanagan have taken to social media to alert the public about a bear roaming the District of Peachland. The bear has been seen around...

Nearly 50 emergency personnel from across the Okanagan assisted in rescuing man from Pincushion Mtn.

Apr 27, 2021 / 9:01 am

Nearly 50 emergency and rescue personnel from multiple agencies around the Okanagan were called in to assist in rescuing a man who had fallen on Pincushion...

Emergency crews are attempting a high-angle rescue on Pincushion Mountain

Apr 26, 2021 / 8:50 pm

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. A witness who was hiking at Pincushion Mountain tells Castanet News a woman fell from the lookout next to the Canadian flag. The witness...

Both lanes open and moving on Highway 97 near Peachland after vehicle rollover

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:31 pm

UPDATED: 4:31 p.m. Both lanes of Highway 97 near Peachland are back open, according to Drive BC. An eyewitness stated traffic returned to single lane...

New Peachland water treatment plant operational

Apr 16, 2021 / 4:36 pm

Two years after construction began, water is flowing through Peachland's new water treatment plant. The district says that while some work around the site...

Peachland pop-up vaccine clinic was cancelled last minute Thursday

Apr 15, 2021 / 4:20 pm

UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. After a number of volunteers were left with no vaccines to give at a Peachland pop-up vaccine clinic Thursday morning, Interior Health has...

Water quality advisory for the Trepanier water system in Peachland

Apr 9, 2021 / 1:09 pm

The District of Peachland and Interior health have issued a water quality advisory for the Trepanier water system. With the spring freshet getting underway, the...

After controversial first attempt, Peachland pot workers unionized

Mar 31, 2021 / 7:00 pm

It was a bumpy road, but a Peachland-area cannabis growing operation and extraction facility has become the first in Canada to unionize. United Food and...

Man jumps into action after watching motorist drive into ditch

Mar 19, 2021 / 4:00 am

A West Kelowna man jumped into action after witnessing a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland this week. "That was scary,"...

Cause of mysterious fireball that sparked blaze in Peachland unknown

Mar 17, 2021 / 12:37 pm

UPDATE 12:35 p.m. The cause of the fire behind Jackie Wilson’s Peachland home Tuesday night will go down, officially, as undetermined. But multiple...

BC's bat protectors need your help to track white-nose syndrome

Mar 15, 2021 / 6:21 pm

British Columbia's bat protectors are warning against white nose syndrome, a fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern North...

Rescue crews lift an injured hiker to safety Sunday evening

Mar 15, 2021 / 2:02 pm

UPDATE 2 p.m. Peachland fire chief Dennis Craig says firefighters, paramedics and search volunteers from the Central and South Okanagan joined forces for a...

The Okanagan was treated to beautiful sunrises this weekend

Mar 14, 2021 / 10:00 am

The Okanagan has been spoiled with beautiful sunrises this weekend, and one early riser has been capturing them on camera. Kayla Scott has lived in Peachland...

Peachlanders plan protest against clear-cut logging in watershed

Mar 9, 2021 / 11:04 am

Environmentalists in Peachland are planning a protest next week against clear-cut logging in the community's watershed. The rally scheduled for 12 p.m. on...

Peachland residents lament lack of positive signs after poster moves

Mar 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Peachland woman who became an inspiration to the community over the last year says she hopes her effort to brighten people's lives will linger even now...

A Peachland surfer caught some waves in Okanagan Lake Saturday

Feb 21, 2021 / 12:30 pm

While most people won't be jumping in Okanagan Lake for at least a few months, one Peachland surfer jumped at the opportunity when the winds picked up...

Another COVID-19 exposure has been detected at Peachland Elementary

Feb 3, 2021 / 9:20 am

There has been a second exposure of COVID-19 reported at Peachland Elementary in as many days. School District 23 announced the second exposure late Tuesday...

Exposure to COVID-19 at Peachland Elementary

Feb 1, 2021 / 8:50 pm

A confirmed case of COVID-19 has been detected within the school community at Peachland Elementary. It's the first case of the virus at the school. In a...

56-unit townhouse development comes back before Peachland council

Jan 23, 2021 / 4:00 am

A large townhouse development in Peachland, years in the works, is coming back before council on Tuesday for some proposed tweaks to the project. The 56-unit,...

Rotten meat with written warning ends up in Peachland yard

Jan 16, 2021 / 12:15 pm

A woman in Peachland says she was shocked and appalled when she discovered two zip-lock bags filled with what seemed to be old hamburger meat in her yard...