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Summerland Secondary School’s graduates of 2022 toss their hats to mark the end of high school. The high school graduation ceremony was held on June 27. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland honours 97 students at grad ceremonies

Graduates were presented with diplomas on June 27

Summerland Secondary School’s graduates of 2022 toss their hats to mark the end of high school. The high school graduation ceremony was held on June 27. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
North Okanagan Knights forward Ty McNaughton (9) and defenceman John Kalmakoff (55) try to get at a loose puck in front of Summerland goalie Ben Lewis and centre Jack Lynes (10) during a game in December, 2021. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Summerland Steam player joins Manitoba hockey team

Jack Lynes has played one season with the Summerland Junior B team

North Okanagan Knights forward Ty McNaughton (9) and defenceman John Kalmakoff (55) try to get at a loose puck in front of Summerland goalie Ben Lewis and centre Jack Lynes (10) during a game in December, 2021. (Jenna Fochler Photo)
The municipality of Summerland is seeking input into its Downtown Neighbourhood Action Plan. Feedback is open until July 11. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Input sought for Summerland downtown plan

Feedback for plan will be received until July 11

The municipality of Summerland is seeking input into its Downtown Neighbourhood Action Plan. Feedback is open until July 11. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Bears have been seen in some Summerland neighbourhods this spring. Signs have been set out warning when bears have been observed in an area. (Black Press file photo)

Bears seen in Summerland neighbourhoods

Black bear looked in house windows while resident was home

Bears have been seen in some Summerland neighbourhods this spring. Signs have been set out warning when bears have been observed in an area. (Black Press file photo)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
Father’s Day, held each year on the third Sunday of June, is a time to recognize and honour fathers. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

To celebrate Father’s Day, test your knowledge of famous fathers

Father’s Day, held each year on the third Sunday of June, is a time to recognize and honour fathers. (Pixabay.com)
Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland author’s thriller set in Thailand

Todd’s Guardians is seventh book under pen name of C. Edgar North

Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Compensation of directors and alternate directors at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen came to more than $560,000 in 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors were paid more than $560,000

Figures released in Statement of Financial Information for 2021

Compensation of directors and alternate directors at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen came to more than $560,000 in 2021. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Wages exceed $9M for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

Details released in Statement of Financial Information for 2021

(Black Press file photo)
Apple growing accounts for 277 hectares of agricultural land use in Summerland. The latest statistics from the federal government’s 2021 Census of Agriculture showed 209 farms, with 2,710 hectares of farm land. (Summerland Review file photo)

Farming a vital part of Summerland’s economy

Total of 209 farms, on 2,710 hectares of land in the community, according to Census of Agriculture

Apple growing accounts for 277 hectares of agricultural land use in Summerland. The latest statistics from the federal government’s 2021 Census of Agriculture showed 209 farms, with 2,710 hectares of farm land. (Summerland Review file photo)
In November, flooding affected the community of Princeton and the surrounding area. At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning residents of the possiblity of flooding throughout the regional district. (Photo Marcie Anne Roberts)

Flood preparations urged in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

High snowpack could lead to flooding events throughout region

In November, flooding affected the community of Princeton and the surrounding area. At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning residents of the possiblity of flooding throughout the regional district. (Photo Marcie Anne Roberts)
Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Travelling through the history of transportation in the South Okanagan

Boats and trains were once dominant forms of travel

Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

60 years of Summerland Sweets to celebrate

Pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 25

Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
While spring floods in 2017 and 2018 damaged the lakeshore in Summerland, the danger of significant flooding this year is much lower. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland’s flood risk low at present

Okanagan Lake is expected to reach full pool level on June 21

While spring floods in 2017 and 2018 damaged the lakeshore in Summerland, the danger of significant flooding this year is much lower. (Black Press file photo)
The Summerland Rotary Sunday Market will be held in downtown Summerland every Sunday in the summer months, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland to hold Sunday markets beginning in late June

Variety of vendors and entertainers scheduled for this summer

The Summerland Rotary Sunday Market will be held in downtown Summerland every Sunday in the summer months, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)
Because of wet conditions, sports fields in Summerland have been closed until further notice. (Summerland Review file photo)

Wet conditions result in closure of Summerland sports fields

User groups have been contacted about the closures

Because of wet conditions, sports fields in Summerland have been closed until further notice. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Penticton Secondary School Girls 4x100m relay team consisted of Jodie Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Jordis Hickie and Baylee Leduc. (Contributed)

South Okanagan athletes compete in track and field provincials

Total of 14 athletes from region participated in competitions

The Penticton Secondary School Girls 4x100m relay team consisted of Jodie Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Jordis Hickie and Baylee Leduc. (Contributed)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working with Properate.io to offer a new pilot service on energy efficiency. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offers energy pilot service

Service will provide information on improving energy efficiency for homeowners

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working with Properate.io to offer a new pilot service on energy efficiency. (Black Press file photo)
The song Red Harvest, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Paul Rodgers, was written in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)

B.C. artist featured on song to help people of Ukraine

Red Harvest features vocals by Summerland musician Paul Rodgers

The song Red Harvest, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Paul Rodgers, was written in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)