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Monday’s Federal election..

Monday’s Federal election..

No surprises here in the Central Okanagan-SImilkameen-Nicola riding, where Dan Albas will keep his job as Conservative MP. It's just after 10:30 p.m. as I type, and 90%, AKA 225 of 247 polling station results are in: Albas has 25,393 votes (45.6%) Liberal candidate Sarah Eves, 13,371 votes (24%) NDP candidate Joan Philip, 11,416 votes (20.5%) People's Party - PPC candidate Kathryn Mcdonald, 4,054 votes (7.3%) Green Party Brennan Wauters, 1,471...

Are we really that Water Wise?

Are we really that Water Wise?

If there was a greenest lawn contest in Peachland right now, who would win? I know I’m guilty of not being the most water - wise, weeks into our Stage 2 restrictions - my garden is in full harvest mode - and our front lawn is telltale green.  So, one can argue I have no right to bring up what I’ve noticed over the past few weeks - while Mayor Cindy Fortin encourages a worthy cause - signing a pledge to conserve water as part of the Okanagan...

Subscriber letter: Thank you, KGH – from the Town Crier

Subscriber letter: Thank you, KGH – from the Town Crier

I had a major heart attack on Monday, Labour Day. Emergency Room staff at KGH said I would have died within a couple hours, had my wife not brought me in. After my assessment, they gave me blood-thinner, then called in a cardiac doctor and a team of four nurses, none of whom were on duty, only on-call. Within an hour, I was in an operating theatre, and a procedure to insert three stents in my major heart artery was soon completed. I spent the...

Nine little cabins once dotted Antler’s Beach…

Nine little cabins once dotted Antler’s Beach…

Did you know there was once a motel at Antler’s Beach? The present parking lot is where nine small cabins once stood. There was a Shell gas pump right around where the Peachland sign is now - and it’s all home to some fond memories, says subscriber (and longtime Peachlander) Dave Lowry.  It all started on a stormy night during the summer of 1956 when Dave - almost a teenager, was stuck in the family car. He recounts the story best in a blog...

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It’s wine (bottling) time!

It’s wine (bottling) time!

You know it’s a change of season in wine world when the big bottling truck arrives! Bella Huang, owner of Hainle...

Those spot fires…

Those spot fires…

Daylight - and a tiny bit of rain up here in Trepanier - and this fire looks less menacing right now (9am) than it did...

Peachland on Canada Day…

Peachland on Canada Day…

Yes, a different Canada Day: I went downtown & found many wearing orange shirts. I also spotted many Peachland...