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Peachlanders are less likely to report bears – but we’re good at keeping our garbage away: WildSafe report

Peachlanders are less likely to report bears – but we’re good at keeping our garbage away: WildSafe report

We may not be as likely to report bear sitings here in Peachland, but there’s one thing we’re really good at, according to the local WildSafe BC coordinator - most of us wait til the morning to put our garbage out. “Peachland isn’t as bad as what I’ve seen in West Kelowna,” Meg Bjordal told councillors during their meeting last night. “People are better about waiting until the morning to put their garbage out, so that’s a positive for...

$100 / month washroom fee part of new proposed rules for food trucks

$100 / month washroom fee part of new proposed rules for food trucks

If you want to be a food truck or retail vendor on Beach Ave, there’s a new washroom fee and other proposed changes to the District’s outdoor food, vending and encroachment policy. After five years, the rules were set for at update, so the District hired Urban Systems consultants to do a report in 2019. After delays due to councillors wanting more info, and because of COVID, the changes were brought forward during tonight’s meeting. Highlights...

Budding Creations has the green light from council – but no building permit from the District yet

Budding Creations has the green light from council – but no building permit from the District yet

Getting that approval during tonight’s council meeting is great, but the ownership group behind Peachland’s first retail cannabis shop can’t do much without a building permit - something they’ve been waiting weeks for District staff to process. Steve Allison is among the group of seven local businesspeople who are opening Budding Creations at 5830 B Beach Ave (same building as the Edgewater, between Effective Printing and Beach Ave Café). Now...

District replacing its bylaw enforcement / licensing officer

District replacing its bylaw enforcement / licensing officer

The District is looking for someone else to handle bylaw enforcement and licensing duties in Peachland. Roy Biedrava started June 22 in the BELO position - Bylaw Enforcement Licensing Officer, but yesterday, a new job posting appeared on the District of Peachland website. CAO Joe Mitchell confirmed in an email Biedrava was no longer employed by the District. “I am unable to provide any more information in regards to personnel matters, but as...

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