John Arendt

A Jell-O salad was once seen at many potlucks. Today, it is not as common. Other foods, including liver and onions, are also losing their former popularity. (Wikimedia Commons)

COLUMN: In search of Jell-O salad, old music and vintage clothing

The world has changed considerably in recent decades

A Jell-O salad was once seen at many potlucks. Today, it is not as common. Other foods, including liver and onions, are also losing their former popularity. (Wikimedia Commons)
Justin Kripps of Summerland will compete in bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)

Summerland bobsleigh athlete to compete in Winter Olympics

Justin Kripps previously tied for gold in two-man event in 2018 Winter Olympics

Justin Kripps of Summerland will compete in bobsleigh in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton)
The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre’s fitness room will be open to the public on Jan. 20. Earlier, the fitness room had been closed as a result of provincial COVID-19 restrictions. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s fitness room to reopen on Jan. 20

Facility had been closed as a result of provincial health orders

The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre’s fitness room will be open to the public on Jan. 20. Earlier, the fitness room had been closed as a result of provincial COVID-19 restrictions. (Summerland Review file photo)
Memorial Park in Summerland has been used for concerts, festivals, Remembrance Day ceremonies and other events over the years. At present, the municipality of Summerland is seeking input into the future of the park. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland asks for input about Memorial Park

Municipality examining options for future of downtown park

Memorial Park in Summerland has been used for concerts, festivals, Remembrance Day ceremonies and other events over the years. At present, the municipality of Summerland is seeking input into the future of the park. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland’s budget figures for 2022 show a cost of $17,795,530 for the operation of the municipality. This is higher than the 2021 budget and the 2021 estimated actual figures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland budget expected to increase

Preliminary figures show expenses close to $1M above 2021 budget

Summerland’s budget figures for 2022 show a cost of $17,795,530 for the operation of the municipality. This is higher than the 2021 budget and the 2021 estimated actual figures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
As temperatures continue to warm, motorists in Summerland are notticing potholes on streets in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Unusual winter worsens Summerland potholes

Precipitation and weather patterns contribute to new potholes

As temperatures continue to warm, motorists in Summerland are notticing potholes on streets in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
While the weather is great for building snowmen, some are wishing the snowy weather would give way to milder temperatures. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Can you cope with lots of snow?

This winter, there has been no shortage of snow in Western Canada

While the weather is great for building snowmen, some are wishing the snowy weather would give way to milder temperatures. (Black Press file photo)
There is no shortage of reading material as traditional publishers, small publishing houses, self-publishing and other options allow authors to express their views. (File Photo)

COLUMN: The freedom to make one’s voice heard

Plenty of options mean unpopular views need not be silenced

There is no shortage of reading material as traditional publishers, small publishing houses, self-publishing and other options allow authors to express their views. (File Photo)
Summerland council is considering a bylaw requiring pit meters. (District of Summerland photo)

Summerland council considers pit meters

Proposed water meter bylaw change debated at council table

Summerland council is considering a bylaw requiring pit meters. (District of Summerland photo)
The building permit for the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive was Summerland’s most expensive building permit in 2021. The year set a record for the value of building permits issued. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland sets record in 2021 for value of building permits

Total of 203 permits issued with value above $59M

The building permit for the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive was Summerland’s most expensive building permit in 2021. The year set a record for the value of building permits issued. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A hydrogen plant has been proposed for Summerland by a Toronto-based company. The plant would produce five megawatts of power. (GH Power image)

Hydrogen power facility proposed for Summerland

Toronto-based company outlines plans for five megawatt power plant

A hydrogen plant has been proposed for Summerland by a Toronto-based company. The plant would produce five megawatts of power. (GH Power image)
While flying cars have been depicted in science fiction stories and movies about the future, they are not yet a reality. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about predictions?

Put your knowledge to the test with this short quiz

While flying cars have been depicted in science fiction stories and movies about the future, they are not yet a reality. (Pixabay.com)
Snow is piled higher than the tops of cars and trucks in a parking lot in downtown Summerland following a heavy accumulation overnight on Jan. 5 to 6. However, measurments taken at two sites west of Summerland on Jan. 1 show snow pack levels near normal levels. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s snow measurements on par with previous years

Measurements are taken each month until the snow melts

Snow is piled higher than the tops of cars and trucks in a parking lot in downtown Summerland following a heavy accumulation overnight on Jan. 5 to 6. However, measurments taken at two sites west of Summerland on Jan. 1 show snow pack levels near normal levels. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In 2019, the Summerland Museum restored an old gas pump, which is now on display in the museum. While the gas pump will remain in the museum, certain deaccessioned artifacts will be sold in an auction. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Museum to auction items

Items to be sold are damaged, duplicates or not needed for museum’s mandate

In 2019, the Summerland Museum restored an old gas pump, which is now on display in the museum. While the gas pump will remain in the museum, certain deaccessioned artifacts will be sold in an auction. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board has given first reading to its 2022 budget. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen graphic)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budget for 2022 $1.7M higher than 2021

The board gave first reading to $22 M budget on Thursday

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board has given first reading to its 2022 budget. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen graphic)
MP Dan Albas was re-elected in the Sept. 20 federal election, receiving close to half of the popular vote in the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (Adrian Wyld/CP photo)

YEAR IN REVIEW Albas retains Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding

Federal election was held on Sept. 20

MP Dan Albas was re-elected in the Sept. 20 federal election, receiving close to half of the popular vote in the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. (Adrian Wyld/CP photo)
The bridge leading to the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club (AFGC) was washed out when massive flooding hit the region in mid-November. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the news of 2021?

A lot happened in British Columbia and around the country over the past year.

The bridge leading to the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club (AFGC) was washed out when massive flooding hit the region in mid-November. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
This is the time to choose the world we want after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Planning for a post-pandemic future

The world after COVID-19 will not be the same as it was before

This is the time to choose the world we want after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. (Pixabay.com)
The municipality of Summerland has issued a boil water notice for parts of the community affected by a water main break. The notice was issued on the evening of Monday, Dec. 27. (District of Summerland map)

Boil water notice issued for parts of Summerland

Water main break on Dec. 27 results in notice

The municipality of Summerland has issued a boil water notice for parts of the community affected by a water main break. The notice was issued on the evening of Monday, Dec. 27. (District of Summerland map)
A Christmas cared from Richard ‘Dick’ Palmer and his wife Marjorie shows their home at the Summerland Research Station. Dick Palmer was the superintendent at the station from 1932 to 1953. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: A too-perfect scene during the festive season

The description of a picture-perfect family setting might have been flawed

A Christmas cared from Richard ‘Dick’ Palmer and his wife Marjorie shows their home at the Summerland Research Station. Dick Palmer was the superintendent at the station from 1932 to 1953. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)