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Peachland News

Peachland elder frustrated by pace of vaccinations

Jan 9, 2021 / 4:00 am

An 82-year old Peachland woman fears for our country's future if the pace of vaccinations doesn't accelerate soon. Margaret Sebastian says she is...

Crash on Highway 97 in Peachland cleared

Jan 8, 2021 / 11:03 am

UPDATE 11:00 a.m. A crash in Peachland on Highway 97 has been cleared, according to DriveBC. Motorists should expect delays as the backlog clears. ORIGINAL...

The last privately-owned camping site on Okanagan Lake is up for sale

Dec 30, 2020 / 2:08 pm

It’s the end of an era. After 65 years in business, Todd’s RV and Camping in Peachland is up for sale. While there wasn’t anything...

Peachland council approves first cannabis retail store

Nov 25, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Peachland is getting its first cannabis retail store. Municipal council Tuesday approved issuing a business license to Budding Creations Cannabis Corp. for a...

Family spends night in woods after truck battery dies

Nov 23, 2020 / 9:00 pm

A group of three spent a cold night in the woods near Peachland Sunday night after the battery in their truck died. In a news release Monday evening, Central...

A once-in-a-lifetime nature event right beside the highway

Nov 16, 2020 / 3:51 pm

An Okanagan man is feeling lucky after coming across a once in a lifetime scene right in the comfort of his own vehicle. Stephen James König tells Castanet...

Crash sends SUV off Highway 97 in Peachland

Nov 2, 2020 / 11:34 am

UPDATE 11:30 a.m. A crash Monday morning on Highway 97 in Peachland sent a vehicle down an embankment. The three-vehicle collision near the 13th street...

Peachland Auxiliary gives one final gift to KGH worth $19k

Oct 30, 2020 / 7:00 pm

After 44 years of service to the Kelowna General Hospital, the Peachland Auxiliary is shutting down. Members Pat Grieve and Bobbie Baker presented the KGH...

Peachland resident worries about Highway 97 'death corner'

Oct 30, 2020 / 4:00 am

The stretch of Highway 97 near Hardy Street and Antler's Bay in Peachland has been given a new name by locals. Resident John Wardley says it is becoming...

Peachland has bought Turner Park for future public use

Oct 29, 2020 / 4:02 pm

The District of Peachland is now the owner of what it says is one of the last undeveloped properties able to accommodate sports fields and other park amenities....

Bat-friendly street lighting proposed for Peachland

Oct 24, 2020 / 4:28 pm

The District of Peachland should reconfigure its street lighting to accommodate the flying corridors of a local colony of bats, council will hear next week. A...

Local resident disgruntled about WestJet's response time, six months after pandemic started

Oct 22, 2020 / 4:00 am

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no secret that cancellations of flights have become far more regular than in pre-pandemic times. Peachland...

Peachland cannabis company fired staff after union organizing

Oct 21, 2020 / 5:04 pm

A cannabis company with a grow operation in Peachland has been forced to rehire nine employees, after the staff were laid off after trying to form a union. On...

Crash involving travel trailer slowing Hwy 97 in Peachland

Oct 20, 2020 / 12:46 pm

Traffic on Highway 97 in Peachland is moving slowly following a crash involving a truck towing a trailer. A photo sent from a Castanet reader shows a pick-up...

Peachland council grumbles about logging operations in watershed

Oct 3, 2020 / 4:00 am

Over the next five years its expected 257 hectares of forest within the Peachland Creek watershed will be harvested, a figure as low as it's ever been, but...

Peachland woman finds severed bear paw on her property

Sep 29, 2020 / 1:54 pm

A Peachland woman made a startling discovery on her property Monday evening. She had returned from Calgary Monday at about 10 p.m., when she noticed a severed...

Victim of fatal motorcycle crash identified, police seek witnesses

Sep 28, 2020 / 2:08 pm

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. The victim of Sunday’s fatal motorcycle crash has been identified by friends and family on social media. Michael Odenbach, owner of...

Expensive wheelchair stolen from man while he was fishing

Sep 18, 2020 / 11:39 am

The West Kelowna RCMP is searching for an expensive wheelchair stolen from a vehicle outside Peachland. While a man was fishing on Sept. 9 at Headwater Lake,...

Mayor asks people to settle down after American flag hoisted in downtown Peachland

Sep 3, 2020 / 10:13 am

It seems some residents aren't too thrilled to see an American flag hoisted high above Heritage Park in downtown Peachland. The flag was erected as part of...

Woman plucked from Pincushion Mountain with a helicopter

Aug 28, 2020 / 4:05 pm

UPDATE; 4:05 p.m. Penticton Search and Rescue were able to rescue a female hiker from the top of Pincushion Mountain in Peachland Friday afternoon. Pensar...