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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...

Peachland’s chief administrative officer is resigning

Jul 15, 2021 / 8:00 pm

The District of Peachland’s top bureaucrat has announced his retirement. After 18 years total of service, chief administrative officer Joe...

Did the B.C. heat wave offer a bumper crop for cannabis?

Jul 9, 2021 / 6:19 pm

B.C.'s heat wave saw cannabis crops thrive. At least according to Tyler Bigattini, the master grower at Potanicals Green Growers Inc. near Peachland. He...

A wildfire has broken out on the south side of Hwy 97C near Trepanier Road

Jun 30, 2021 / 6:02 pm

UPDATE 6 p.m. The Trepanier Creek Fire is one hectare in size. It’s currently listed as out of control, but photos posted to social media show the fire...

Fire still burning west of Darke Lake Provincial Park

Jun 30, 2021 / 5:57 pm

UPDATE: 6 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service now says the Darke Lake Fire is under control. ORIGINAL 5:30 p.m. Crews are fighting a small wildfire near Peachland....

Highway 97 fully reopened overnight below Peachland wildfire

Jun 29, 2021 / 6:12 am

Highway 97 reopened fully overnight below the scene of a wildfire above Highway 97, south of Peachland. DriveBC reports the highway fully opened shortly before...

Wildfire south of Peachland under control, traffic slowed on Hwy 97

Jun 28, 2021 / 8:48 pm

UPDATE 8:45 p.m. The wildfire south of Peachland above Highway 97 appears to be nearly extinguished. Smoke is no longer emanating from the fire site. The blaze...

Reader-submitted photos of a wildfire that has closed Hwy 97 south of Peachland

Jun 28, 2021 / 11:13 am

A wildfire south of Peachland’s Antler’s Beach has forced the closure of Highway 97 in both directions. The fire broke out at roughly 9:45 a.m. and...

Peachland fire that destroyed one home and expanded into the forest now deemed under control by BC Wildfire, evacuation alert lifted

Jun 26, 2021 / 7:48 pm

UPDATE: 7:48 p.m. Evacuation alerts for the areas surrounding the Peachland Maranatha Wildfire have been lifted as the fire is officially under control and...