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Peachland development off Hwy 97 gets final approval

Peachland development off Hwy 97 gets final approval

Mar 13, 2024 / 4:00 am

Almost a year after receiving conditional approval, a 14-unit Peachland development got the final go-ahead from council on Tuesday. The units are to be built on...

Peachland council excited about new transportation plan

Peachland council excited about new transportation plan

Mar 13, 2024 / 4:00 am

Peachland councillors were so impressed by a draft transportation plan presented to them on Tuesday that they wanted to skip final revisions and adopt it...

Peachland to appoint interim fire chief after Dennis Craig's departure

Peachland to appoint interim fire chief after Dennis Craig's departure

Mar 10, 2024 / 7:30 pm

Peachland’s deputy fire chief will take over management of the fire department on an interim basis. District council is expected to appoint Wes Aigro as...

Power lost in Peachland, West Kelowna as BC Hydro investigates

Power lost in Peachland, West Kelowna as BC Hydro investigates

Mar 9, 2024 / 10:00 pm

UPDATE 10 p.m. Power has been restored to more than 2,700 BC Hydro customers in portions of Peachland, Summerland and West Kelowna. BC Hydro did not indicate...

Nominations open for Peachland's civic awards

Nominations open for Peachland's civic awards

Mar 6, 2024 / 8:00 pm

The District of Peachland is in search of those citizens who went above and beyond to make a significant difference in 2023. Nominations are now open for...

BCWS schedules prescribed burn just south of Peachland for early March

BCWS schedules prescribed burn just south of Peachland for early March

Mar 6, 2024 / 7:00 pm

A prescribed burn that was postponed last fall because of weather issues will now get underway, possibly this week. The BC Wildfire Service, Penticton Indian...

Peachland getting ready to spend provincial grant

Peachland getting ready to spend provincial grant

Mar 2, 2024 / 10:00 am

Peachland will soon be allowed to spend a $2.7 million grant it received from the province last year. The Growing Communities grant was given to Peachland and...

Compost site taking shape at old Brenda Mines site, Peachland council hears

Compost site taking shape at old Brenda Mines site, Peachland council hears

Feb 28, 2024 / 6:29 pm

Peachland has role to play in a new composting facility being built at the old Brenda Mine site, two of the leaders behind the project told council on Tuesday....

21-unit complex gets green light in Peachland

21-unit complex gets green light in Peachland

Feb 28, 2024 / 11:38 am

A developer has received the conditional permits he needs to build a 21-unit complex on Princeton Avenue in Peachland. The development on a 2.77-acre lot near...

Peachland fire chief joining Kelowna Fire Department

Peachland fire chief joining Kelowna Fire Department

Feb 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

Peachland’s fire chief is heading to the Kelowna fire department. Dennis Craig is leaving his job after 10 years, Mayor Patrick Van Minsel announced at...

More pop-up recycling depots planned for Peachland and Lake Country

More pop-up recycling depots planned for Peachland and Lake Country

Lake Country/Peachland Feb 27, 2024 / 8:00 pm

Pop-up recycling depots were so popular last year the Regional District of Central Okanagan has added even more this year. The RDCO is doubling the number of...

Peachland councillors ask if extension of Beach Ave. pathway is necessary

Peachland councillors ask if extension of Beach Ave. pathway is necessary

Feb 27, 2024 / 4:38 pm

Lakeside parking restrictions might be a better way to improve pedestrian safety than building a temporary pathway at the north end of Beach Avenue, some...

COSAR rescues six UTV riders from gully above Peachland

COSAR rescues six UTV riders from gully above Peachland

Feb 19, 2024 / 8:38 am

Medical concerns elevated the urgency during a Central Okanagan Search and Rescue operation Sunday night. COSAR was called to get six people to safety from the...

Peachland puts on hold possible request to join short-term rental restrictions

Peachland puts on hold possible request to join short-term rental restrictions

Feb 15, 2024 / 4:00 am

A request to include Peachland to provincial regulations restricting short-term rental units has been put on hold. Council was slated to vote Tuesday on a...

District of Peachland to launch civic newsletter

District of Peachland to launch civic newsletter

Feb 14, 2024 / 5:22 pm

Launching a monthly newsletter and conducting a citizen survey will add $16,500 to Peachland’s 2024 budget. Councillors approved the additions unanimously...

Peachland residents want large Ogopogo sculpture installed in community

Peachland residents want large Ogopogo sculpture installed in community

Feb 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

An enthusiastic group of Peachlanders has come up with plans to carve a large Ogopogo sculpture and donate it to the municipality. “We would create the...

Power outage impacts over 1,000 homes in Peachland area

Power outage impacts over 1,000 homes in Peachland area

Jan 29, 2024 / 7:00 pm

UPDATE 7 p.m. Power has again been restored to more than 1,100 customers in Peachland, Trepanier and West Kelowna. Power originally went out just before 3:30...

District of Peachland planning new website

District of Peachland planning new website

Jan 27, 2024 / 11:00 am

A new website and a citizen survey are two features of a new Peachland communications plan presented to council last week. Kirsten Jones, hired last year to be...

New Peachland bylaw bans planting of trees, bushes near structures

New Peachland bylaw bans planting of trees, bushes near structures

Jan 25, 2024 / 9:00 am

New rules about cutting down trees are now the law in Peachland. Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a series of bylaws on tree removal. Councillors had...

'Our authority has simply disappeared': Peachland council grapples with provincial housing initiatives

'Our authority has simply disappeared': Peachland council grapples with provincial housing initiatives

Jan 25, 2024 / 4:00 am

New provincial regulations designed to spur housing growth are limiting municipalities’ abilities to control properties in their jurisdictions, a pair of...