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Library rebranding itself

Library rebranding itself

Peachland Nov 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Regional Library is rebranding itself. The Peachland branch of the ORL is involved in a rebranding event 'Connecting Curious Minds', Nov....

Peachland water advisory

Peachland water advisory

Peachland Oct 27, 2017 / 10:00 am

The District of Peachland has issued a water quality advisory, District staff and local contractors have begun a project to remove large volumes of material...

1 injured after fight

1 injured after fight

Peachland Oct 22, 2017 / 9:55 am

Police responded to a physical altercation that left one person injured in Peachland on Saturday night. West Kelowna RCMP responded to what was believed to be...

Campfire left to burn

Campfire left to burn

Peachland Oct 10, 2017 / 6:20 am

A couple out enjoying a fall hike and some nature photography was shocked to find an abandoned campfire still burning at Peachand Lake on Monday. Kate Harper...

Bullet-hole boat was stolen

Bullet-hole boat was stolen

Peachland Sep 28, 2017 / 1:10 pm

A boat that was found riddled with bullet holes, capsized in Okanagan Lake was stolen, police say. RCMP examined the vessel, abandoned near Rattlesnake Island,...

Boat riddled with bullets

Boat riddled with bullets

Peachland Sep 27, 2017 / 3:07 pm

A capsized boat riddled with bullet holes has been found floating in Okanagan Lake near Rattlesnake Island. “Fluids are leaking into the lake,”...

Almost crashes into lake

Almost crashes into lake

Peachland Sep 27, 2017 / 6:09 am

A car went off Highway 97 Tuesday night in Peachland, stopping just before going into Okanagan Lake. The sedan went off the northbound side of the highway just...

100% contained, not out

100% contained, not out

Peachland Sep 25, 2017 / 11:52 am

The Finlay Creek fire that broke out Sept. 2, briefly displacing hundreds from their homes, remains 100 per cent contained, but it most likely won't be...

'Not a panic situation'

'Not a panic situation'

Peachland Sep 4, 2017 / 5:00 am

Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin wants to reassure residents that everything is being done to control the wildfire at Finlay Creek. “I’d like to let...

Still fighting wildfire

Still fighting wildfire

Peachland Sep 3, 2017 / 9:44 pm

UPDATE: 9:45 p.m. The Finlay Creek wildfire near Peachland has not seen any growth over the last few hours and remains at 1,000 hectares in size. Seven...

Explosion during wildfire

Explosion during wildfire

Peachland Sep 3, 2017 / 5:46 pm

Multiple residents living in Peachland heard a loud explosion hours after a wildfire in Finlay Creek Saturday. “All of a sudden the sky just lit up and...

More dramatic fire photos

More dramatic fire photos

Peachland Sep 3, 2017 / 8:33 am

Central Okanagan photographers captured some dramatic images of the Finlay Creek wildfire, burning south of Peachland. Here's a sample of some of the...

Sent to hospital after crash

Sent to hospital after crash

Peachland Sep 2, 2017 / 8:51 pm

Police, firefighters and paramedics responded to a head on collision in Peachland Saturday night. A Volkswagen beetle and a pickup truck collided on Highway 97...

Finlay Creek: Your photos

Finlay Creek: Your photos

Peachland Sep 2, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Water bombers, choppers and crew members from the BC Wildfire Service are battling the Finlay Creek wildfire, about 7.5 km southwest of Peachland. We have a...

Wildfire captured for film

Wildfire captured for film

Peachland Aug 24, 2017 / 12:39 pm

Producers working on a film called I’m Not A Bad Person have been chasing wildfires for two years – and were able to get a "perfect shot"...

Trepanier under control

Trepanier under control

Peachland Aug 19, 2017 / 9:48 am

UPDATE 9:48 a.m. The Trepanier Bench fire is in the mop up stage. Melanie Morin, fire information officer, said crews held the fire at 0.2 of a hectare....

ATVer goes over cliff

ATVer goes over cliff

Peachland Aug 14, 2017 / 4:08 pm

B.C. Air Rescue, Vernon Search and Rescue winch team and Penticton Search and Rescue combined efforts to get an injured ATVer out of the backcountry near...

Sailboat in distress towed

Sailboat in distress towed

Peachland Aug 14, 2017 / 12:09 pm

West Kelowna RCMP responded to a 25-foot sailboat in distress on Okanagan Lake, Sunday evening, just north of Rattlesnake Island. Police say a large wave caused...

Opposition to 5 storeys

Opposition to 5 storeys

Peachland Aug 10, 2017 / 10:43 am

A new downtown Peachland development, set for fourth and final reading by council next month, is not wanted by some in the community. The Peachland Residents...

Mopping up a wildfire

Mopping up a wildfire

Peachland Aug 6, 2017 / 10:17 am

A 15-member forestry crew will be mopping up Sunday at the site of a small wildfire south of Peachland. The Munro Lake fire began Friday afternoon and was blown...