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Seven emails & a reporter alone in the gym: Tonight’s public hearing for proposed downtown development

Seven emails & a reporter alone in the gym: Tonight’s public hearing for proposed downtown development

It could have been because of COVID. Or, perhaps there’s very little opposition to a rezoning application that could pave the way for a five-storey development with 36 residential and three commercial units across the street from the Bliss downtown. Either way, Mayor Cindy Fortin said tonight’s public hearing was one of the quickest she can remember. It was also the first public hearing the District has hosted in these pandemic times - when...

“Get Peachland’s park back”: Petition started as For Sale signs go up at Turner property

“Get Peachland’s park back”: Petition started as For Sale signs go up at Turner property

Big red For Sale signs could represent change, finally at Turner park - and a Peachlander who lives next door hopes a petition he started will convince local politicians to use their influence to fix it up and make it a much-needed (and more official) recreation area. “My neighbour Chris and I have fence drinks once in awhile and we always see people using the park - even though it’s technically trespassing, there’s always someone using it,”...

Cannabis biz: How much interest has the District seen so far?

Cannabis biz: How much interest has the District seen so far?

More than 24 hours into opening the application process for would-be cannabis producers, retailers and cultivators, the District has had some interest. “I just asked the planning department for an update and they said they have had four inquiries into retail sales and two inquiries into cultivation thus far,” District of Peachland CAO Joe Mitchell said in an emailed response to this reporter’s question. For retail stores, prospective business...

Councillors deny discount to Crystal Cove movie producer

Councillors deny discount to Crystal Cove movie producer

The producer of Romance at Crystal Cove will not be getting a deal from the District of Peachland for renting 4th St. Place for production purposes later this week. Costa Vassos is the producer of the Lifetime movie being shot at different locations downtown this month. He wants use the building between Sept 12-17, and he’s asking for 50% off what the building would normally cost to rent. District of Peachland CAO Joe Mitchell told councillors...

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