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Peachland News

Surfs up in Peachland

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...

2nd Peachland exposure

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...

Peachland school exposure

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...

Townhouses back at 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,...

A rotten meat warning

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...

Vaccine pace frustrates elder

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...

Hwy 97 crash 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...

It's the end of an era

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's 1st pot shop

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 rescued from woods

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...

Duelling bucks on the hwy

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 hwy

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...

One last donation to KGH

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...

Hwy 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...

Park purchased for $3.1M

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....

More bat-friendly lighting?

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...

WestJet customer not happy

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...

Forced to rehire staff

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...

Trailer wrecked in crash

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...

'When is enough, enough?'

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...