Every weekend, the Capital News and Calendar will highlight popular stories from the week.
1. The District of Peachland owns a castle.
The castle that Eddy Haymour built at 6239 Renfrew Road went up for a sale last week, due to back taxes owing.
For the cool price of $15,792.08 — a figure that represents three years of taxes and administration fees— the property could have been purchased by anyone, but nobody made a bid so the District of Peachland picked it up.
2. A senior couple in Kelowna is living paycheque to paycheque.
Given the Calgary snow and upcoming winter season, perhaps #PantingUnderPressure @SeanPanting @sjmorningshow needs "Should I stud or should I snow tire?" to the tune of "should I stay or should I go now?
— Dr. Janine Hubbard (@HubbardJanine) October 4, 2018
4. Vernon has made the top 10 list of Canada’s most dangerous places.
According to Maclean’s magazine, the North Okanagan community takes the No. 9 spot for all crime with a crime severity index (CSI) of 157, up from last year.
5. Tourism, a new fire hall, the Okanagan Rail Trail, and Pelmewash Parkway were some of the topics Lake Country residents raised with council candidates at Thursday night’s forum at Creekside Theatre.