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Police investigate erratic driver who crashed on Hwy 97, then fled on foot

Nov 29, 2021 / 1:52 pm

BC Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation into a crash on Highway 97 south of Peachland that happened Friday and brought traffic to standstill during...

VIDEO: Highway 97 crash caught on dash camera

Nov 28, 2021 / 10:30 am

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. RCMP have yet to comment on the crash, but Castanet has been contacted by witnesses who say the driver involved was fleeing police at the...

Proposed Peachland seniors' development talks moved behind closed doors

Nov 26, 2021 / 2:50 pm

Peachland residents will have to wait a little longer to find out more about a planned new low-income seniors’ housing development that will require...

Peachland man was moving with mother, partner when swept away in mudslide

Nov 23, 2021 / 2:41 pm

A British Columbia man who was moving from Peachland to Vancouver Island has been identified as one of the individuals swept away in a fatal mudslide along...

'Devastating loss': Fundraisers set up for toddler, family of those killed in B.C. mudslide

Nov 22, 2021 / 4:13 pm

UPDATE 4:10 p.m. Police say the person still missing in a fatal mudslide north of Pemberton is an Okanagan resident. RCMP say the missing individual is a...

Entire block of Peachland-owned properties to become low-income seniors residence

Nov 20, 2021 / 12:15 pm

Big changes are coming in Peachland. An entire block of town-owned properties in Peachland are slated for demolition to make way for a new low-income seniors...

Mountain goat visits home in Peachland Monday

Nov 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

A mountain goat paid a visit to a home in Peachland this week. Marianne tells Castanet the mountain goat wandered onto her property mid-afternoon, Monday....

Convertible Audi ends up stuck with top down on beach

Nov 8, 2021 / 7:00 pm

It is not a sight you see often in November. A photo submitted to Castanet shows a convertible Audi with its roof down stuck on a Peachland Beach. It is unknown...

Hwy 97 reopens after crash on Drought Hill

Oct 15, 2021 / 10:41 pm

UPDATE 10:40 p.m. The highway has now reopened to traffic in both directions. Witnesses say the crash was a vehicle that went down the embankment at Drought...

'Couple of morons' break into Peachland's ZipZone, leave empty handed

Oct 12, 2021 / 5:42 pm

Peachland’s ZipZone adventure park was hit by thieves on Thanksgiving Monday. Business owner Kevin Bennett says a “couple of morons in an...

Traffic backed up in both directions after three-vehicle crash

Oct 8, 2021 / 4:16 pm

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. DriveBC reports the crash has been cleared. Motorists should expect delays while the traffic backlog clears. UPDATE 3:35 p.m. DriveBC reports...

Peachland mayor proposes funding to help support COSAR

Oct 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

The mayor of Peachland, Cindy Fortin, has added her voice to calls for the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team to get a new home. In an open letter to...

COSAR delays celebration to rescue stranded Alberta couple

Sep 24, 2021 / 9:57 am

A special night for Central Okanagan Search and Rescue turned into just another night at work for volunteer rescue crews. After almost a year of planning, COSAR...

Highway 97 reopens after crash on Peachland's Drought Hill

Sep 7, 2021 / 2:56 pm

UPDATE 3 p.m. DriveBC reports Highway 97 is now clear in both directions. UPDATE 1:35 p.m. Witnesses in the area of the collision at the bottom of Drought Hill...

Thieves break into apartment complex mailbox

Sep 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

West Kelowna RCMP is on the lookout for a couple of mail thieves. Images taken by CCTV appear to show a man and woman breaking into a mailbox at an apartment...

The off ramp to Hwy 97C was blocked by a three-vehicle collision earlier this afternoon

Aug 28, 2021 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE: 2:34 p.m. Highway 97 northbound at the junction of 97C has been cleared following a multi-vehicle accident. The three-vehicle incident took place...

Burglar breaks into home, steals packed possessions set aside due to evacuation alert

Aug 26, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Peachland area resident is terrified after an intruder broke into his basement suite and stole from him while he was sleeping. Alex Houghton lives on...

Missing 90 year old found in Peachland

Aug 18, 2021 / 7:26 am

UPDATE 7:26 a.m. The RCMP is pleased to confirm that 90-year old Hugh Young, who walked away from his home in the 3000 block of Beach Ave. in Peachland around...

Peachland councillor tries to pressure municipal staff to approve unpermitted deck at property he was involved in selling

Aug 6, 2021 / 2:13 pm

An elected councillor with the District of Peachland has been censured for pressuring the municipality’s top bureaucrat to approve an illegal deck on a...

Peachland Fire Dept. reports a vehicle in Okanagan 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...