John Arendt

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COLUMN: How to help your young reluctant reader

Library has resources to help children

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C.E. “Ned” Bentley owned a garage on Shaughnessy Avenue, now Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. Bentley later went on to serve on Summerland’s council and was recognized with the Good Citizen Award in 1939. (Summerland Museum photo)

Former Summerland reeve once ran garage

C.E. “Ned” Bentley was a prominent figure in Summerland’s past.

C.E. “Ned” Bentley owned a garage on Shaughnessy Avenue, now Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. Bentley later went on to serve on Summerland’s council and was recognized with the Good Citizen Award in 1939. (Summerland Museum photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is offering home compost bins at reduced prices until March 25. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen offers compost bins at wholesale costs

Pricing offer at participating stores in place until March 25

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is offering home compost bins at reduced prices until March 25. (Contributed)
The regional district is continuing to operate with limited access to its system as a result of the attempted attack.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen financial plan passes second reading

Budget shows increase of 1.6 per cent over 2020

The regional district is continuing to operate with limited access to its system as a result of the attempted attack.
The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District has approved a budget of of $16,119,286 for this year. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Levy for Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District to increase by 51 cents

No requisition increase in this year’s budget

The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District has approved a budget of of $16,119,286 for this year. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Repairs are planned for the Keremeos Community Pool. The work is expected to be completed by the time the pool is scheduled to open this spring. (File photo)

Repairs approved for Similkameen Pool

New liner will be installed at aging swimming pool in Keremeos

Repairs are planned for the Keremeos Community Pool. The work is expected to be completed by the time the pool is scheduled to open this spring. (File photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has implemented extended hours at four landfills, beginning March 1, 2020. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen extends landfill hours

Summer hours at four facility take effect March 1, 2021.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has implemented extended hours at four landfills, beginning March 1, 2020. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)
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March 1 snow measurement at Summerland Reservoir above normal

Isintok Lake snow measurements near historical average

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Summerland’s municipal council will proceed with a four per cent property tax increase this year, but the deadlines for property tax payment have been extended. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland councillor’s letter to media draws disappointment from colleagues

Statements about solar project did not violate ethical or conduct standards

Summerland’s municipal council will proceed with a four per cent property tax increase this year, but the deadlines for property tax payment have been extended. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A webinar on dealing with dementia will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Submitted)

Webinar on dementia scheduled for March 10

Okanagan residents invited to event on legal issues surrounding dementia

A webinar on dealing with dementia will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Submitted)
Columbia Elementary School. (Google Street View)

Pilot program comes to Columbia Elementary School in Penticton

The initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, is for four-year-olds

Columbia Elementary School. (Google Street View)
The dam at Thirsk Lake, west of Summerland, was expanded in 2007. A crack has now been discovered where the old and new portions of the dam meet. (Summerland Review file photo)

Crack at Thirsk Dam to be examined

Reservoir west of Summerland was expanded in 2007

The dam at Thirsk Lake, west of Summerland, was expanded in 2007. A crack has now been discovered where the old and new portions of the dam meet. (Summerland Review file photo)
Mike Boersma and Adrienne Betts of Granny’s Cafe, at left, present Janet Peake of the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre, with a cheque for $1,310 from a recent fundraising event. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Cafe raises more than $1,300 for Summerland Food Bank

Money raised during one-day fundraiser in early February

Mike Boersma and Adrienne Betts of Granny’s Cafe, at left, present Janet Peake of the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre, with a cheque for $1,310 from a recent fundraising event. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland has received conditional approval for $6 million in federal funding to build a one-megawatt solar array to provide power to the community. (Stock photo)

Summerland council reaffirms solar project in 4-3 vote

Coun. Richard Barkwill had earlier written letters in opposition to initiative

Summerland has received conditional approval for $6 million in federal funding to build a one-megawatt solar array to provide power to the community. (Stock photo)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Affordable housing proposal for Summerland passes first two readings

Five-storey building would have 60 units

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
A citizen survey was conducted from Sept. 2 to Nov. 1, 2020. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has completed its initial analysis of the survey. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen completes analysis of citizen survey

More than 200 people responded to survey from Sept. 2 to Nov. 1, 2020

A citizen survey was conducted from Sept. 2 to Nov. 1, 2020. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has completed its initial analysis of the survey. (Black Press file photo)
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QUIZ: How much do you know about literacy and the freedom to read?

The week of Feb. 21 to 27, 2021 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada

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A building at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been a downtown landmark since 1907. The building, originally the Summerland Supply Co. building, has had many uses over the years. (Summerland Museum photo)

Historic 1907 building still a Summerland landmark

Intersection of Main Street and Victoria Road has seen numerous business changes over the years

A building at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been a downtown landmark since 1907. The building, originally the Summerland Supply Co. building, has had many uses over the years. (Summerland Museum photo)
Summerland’s earliest settlers first used tent houses prior to their permanent homes being built. This photograph shows Walter Verity and his wife Elizabeth (nee Tait) with their tent home beside their gardens. Elizabeth’s brothers Magnus and John and sister Christine (Nixon) also lived here. Information on this and other elements of Summerland’s past are available through the Summerland Museum. (Summerland Museum photo)

Summerland Museum launches membership drive

Initiative will run throghout March

Summerland’s earliest settlers first used tent houses prior to their permanent homes being built. This photograph shows Walter Verity and his wife Elizabeth (nee Tait) with their tent home beside their gardens. Elizabeth’s brothers Magnus and John and sister Christine (Nixon) also lived here. Information on this and other elements of Summerland’s past are available through the Summerland Museum. (Summerland Museum photo)
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COLUMN: Growing efforts to moderate social media platforms

Major platforms are now paying closer attention to the content posted to their sites

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