John Arendt

Roughly half the population of British Columbia lives in the greater Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

The B.C. Day long weekend is a time to celebrate the wonderful things about this amazing province

Roughly half the population of British Columbia lives in the greater Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Workers with St. John Ambulance set up medial beds and other equipment for a deployment centre at Summerland Seniors Village. The temporary is one of two facilities in the region to provide assistance during a wildfire evacuation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Medical deployment centre set up in Summerland to help with wildfire evacuations

40-bed centre in place in case of wildfire evacuations

Workers with St. John Ambulance set up medial beds and other equipment for a deployment centre at Summerland Seniors Village. The temporary is one of two facilities in the region to provide assistance during a wildfire evacuation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
From left to right: vice ambassador Marie Bowyer, ambassador Daphne Susheski and vice ambassador Hillary Robertson. (Submitted)

Summerland pageant invites candidates

Recruitment session planned for evening Aug. 3

From left to right: vice ambassador Marie Bowyer, ambassador Daphne Susheski and vice ambassador Hillary Robertson. (Submitted)
Summerland’s expanded network of electric vehicle charging stations was officially opened on Tuesday, July 28. From left are Coun. Richard Barkwill, Mayor Toni Boot, Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas, Coun. Erin Carlson, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Roly Russell and Coun. Doug Holmes. Behind them are electric vehicles already on the market in the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland expands network of electric vehicle charging stations

Charging now available at multiple stations in five locations

Summerland’s expanded network of electric vehicle charging stations was officially opened on Tuesday, July 28. From left are Coun. Richard Barkwill, Mayor Toni Boot, Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas, Coun. Erin Carlson, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Roly Russell and Coun. Doug Holmes. Behind them are electric vehicles already on the market in the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire is over 6,500 hectares and growing. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter)

More burned in 2021 wildfires so far than all of last year

More than 450,000 hectares have burned in B.C. so far in 2021

The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire is over 6,500 hectares and growing. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)

Evacuation order rescinded for eight properties in Nk’Mip Creek area

Evacuation alert remains in place for properties in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The Olympic rings float on a barge ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Olympics?

The world’s top athletes are competing in Tokyo, Japan. How much do you know about Olympic action?

The Olympic rings float on a barge ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Cherries are ripening in Summerland orchards. Because of the recent extreme heat, there are risks of damage to fruit crops, including fruit burning while on the trees. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Extreme heat puts fruit Okanagan crops at risk

Prolonged hot weather results in some fruit burning while still on the trees

Cherries are ripening in Summerland orchards. Because of the recent extreme heat, there are risks of damage to fruit crops, including fruit burning while on the trees. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
On July 13, donations were made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. From left are Billy Boerboom of the Summerland Fire Department and Windmill Garden Centre, Dan Bigelow of Nesters Market Summerland, 11-year-old Aleksander Filipovic, Danica Filipovic of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Rick Leardo of the Summerland Fire Department. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland organizations support Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Fire department and two businesses provide $1,250 for organization

On July 13, donations were made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. From left are Billy Boerboom of the Summerland Fire Department and Windmill Garden Centre, Dan Bigelow of Nesters Market Summerland, 11-year-old Aleksander Filipovic, Danica Filipovic of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Rick Leardo of the Summerland Fire Department. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
To accommodate members of the public, Summerland council held a special meeting in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room in July, 2020. Most meetings remain closed to in-person attendance, but the public may view meetings online. In addition, if a contentious issue comes forward, a meeting will be held in a large space. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council meetings remain closed to in-person attendance

Public still able to watch livestream coverage of meetings

To accommodate members of the public, Summerland council held a special meeting in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room in July, 2020. Most meetings remain closed to in-person attendance, but the public may view meetings online. In addition, if a contentious issue comes forward, a meeting will be held in a large space. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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)

Summerland affordable housing project still in negotiations

Zoning and Official Community Plan have been changed to allow for multi-family project

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)
From Feb. 24, 2020 until July 15, 2021, an administrator was appointed to manage operations at Summerland Seniors Village. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Interior Health hands back control of Summerland Seniors Village

The government’s temporary administrator had their term extended twice over a year

From Feb. 24, 2020 until July 15, 2021, an administrator was appointed to manage operations at Summerland Seniors Village. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton has featured many vintage and collectible vehicles, including this baby blue Corvette convertable. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about transportation

Whether you prefer planes, trains, automobiles or something else, summer is a time for taking a trip

The Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton has featured many vintage and collectible vehicles, including this baby blue Corvette convertable. (Black Press file photo)
Jeanne O”Shea receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Janice Hazlett. In Summerland, the vaccines are being distributed at the Summerland Curling Club. (Summerland Review file photo)

Vaccine clinic in Summerland July 12 and 13

Drop-in clinic will be held in Memorial Park

Jeanne O”Shea receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Janice Hazlett. In Summerland, the vaccines are being distributed at the Summerland Curling Club. (Summerland Review file photo)
A study will be conducted into the community of Okanagan Falls. The community, south of Penticton, is the largest unincorporated community within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Google Maps)

Study will examine incorporation of Okanagan Falls

Community is Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s largest unincorporated community

A study will be conducted into the community of Okanagan Falls. The community, south of Penticton, is the largest unincorporated community within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Google Maps)
A bylaw before the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board calls for a larger maximum floor area for secondary suites and accessory dwelling buildings. (Pixabay photo).

More space approved for secondary suites in the Okanagan Similkameen

Bylaw calls for up to 125 square metres of floor space to accommodate additional bedrooms

A bylaw before the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board calls for a larger maximum floor area for secondary suites and accessory dwelling buildings. (Pixabay photo).
Farm fresh food is on display at the Summerland Fall Fair. While the fair did not run last year, organizers are planning a one-day event in Memorial Park in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Fall Fair planned for Sept. 25

One-day event will be held in Memorial Park

Farm fresh food is on display at the Summerland Fall Fair. While the fair did not run last year, organizers are planning a one-day event in Memorial Park in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)
Tiana Ferlizza of Summerland has won accolades in the musical theatre and Canadian song categories during a recent provincial competition. (Contributed)

Summerland singer receives honours for musical excellence

Tiana Ferlizza has been pursuing musical theatre since she was seven

Tiana Ferlizza of Summerland has won accolades in the musical theatre and Canadian song categories during a recent provincial competition. (Contributed)
Summerland’s Main Street ( Granville Road) in 1925 had wooden sidewalks. The photograph shows the Drug Store, A.J. Beers Shoe Store and on the far right, the recently rebuilt Gartrell Block, now the IOOF Hall. This summer, the Summerland Museum will offer walking tours around the core of the community and in Lowertown. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)

Summerland Musuem to offer summer events

Walking tours and pop-up museum planned for summer months

Summerland’s Main Street ( Granville Road) in 1925 had wooden sidewalks. The photograph shows the Drug Store, A.J. Beers Shoe Store and on the far right, the recently rebuilt Gartrell Block, now the IOOF Hall. This summer, the Summerland Museum will offer walking tours around the core of the community and in Lowertown. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)
This photograph, showing the Virden, Manitoba Band, was taken in 1887. Two band members moved to Summerland: Clarence Pineo, back row, first on left and David Watson, back row fourth from the left. Clarence became Summerland’s tax collector for 19 years. David Watson was employed by Shaughnessy’s Summerland Development Company with the task of convincing Manitobans to move to Summerland. Many of Summerland’s pioneers came from Manitoba. Almost all of the original land owners along Jones Flat Road were from Virden including David Watson’s brothers Cortland and Wellington. (Photo courtesy of the Virden Museum)

Summerland has connection with Manitoba community

Early settlers in community came from Virden, Manitoba

This photograph, showing the Virden, Manitoba Band, was taken in 1887. Two band members moved to Summerland: Clarence Pineo, back row, first on left and David Watson, back row fourth from the left. Clarence became Summerland’s tax collector for 19 years. David Watson was employed by Shaughnessy’s Summerland Development Company with the task of convincing Manitobans to move to Summerland. Many of Summerland’s pioneers came from Manitoba. Almost all of the original land owners along Jones Flat Road were from Virden including David Watson’s brothers Cortland and Wellington. (Photo courtesy of the Virden Museum)