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Peachland News

Concern for 'Captain Kelly'

May 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Okanagan is rallying for a man known as "Captain Kelly." Kelly Quinn is well known for his work with Kelowna Cruises, as a cleaner at Glenrosa...

Big haul for clean up crew

May 10, 2021 / 10:46 am

A community cleanup of the Peachland watershed made quite a haul on Saturday. Volunteers and community partners including, BC Conservation Officer Service, GFL...

Watershed cleanup planned

May 5, 2021 / 11:24 am

Volunteer groups will be giving Mother Nature some love on Mothers Day weekend during a backcountry cleanup event in the Peachland watershed. Organized by the...

Drunk imposter cop arrested

May 4, 2021 / 1:57 pm

RCMP have arrested a suspected police impersonator in Peachland. RCMP say an off-duty officer noticed a non-police vehicle with police lights in its grill on...

3 arrested after shots fired

May 3, 2021 / 11:50 am

Three days after a major police operation in Peachland, RCMP say they arrested three people in relation to a shooting at the south edge of the community. Police...

Police chopper circles town

Apr 30, 2021 / 4:28 pm

Residents of Peachland are asking questions about a significant police operation in their community on Friday afternoon. Numerous RCMP vehicles were reported...

Bear spotted roaming streets

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...

Hikers rescued from ledge

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...

Rescue above Peachland

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 on Hwy 97

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...

Water plant up and running

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...

IH no show at vaccine clinic

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 advisory 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...

Pot workers fulfil union goal

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...

Crash caught on dashcam

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,"...

Mystery fireball sparks blaze

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...

Tracking deadly bat disease

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...

Pincushion chopper rescue

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...

Spectacular sunrise videos

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...

Protest against logging set

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...