John Arendt

The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)

QUIZ: Exploring the final frontier

How much do you know about factual and fictional space travel?

The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
A power outage on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 p.m. will last for six hours. (File photo)

Six-hour power outage scheduled for Saturday

Oct. 22 will be second of two planned outages to allow for upgrades

A power outage on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 p.m. will last for six hours. (File photo)
Steve Rodgers, a British musician who has performed in Summerland in the past, will perform an online concert from his home on Oct. 24. (Contributed)

Musician with Summerland connection to perform online concert

Steve Rodgers has performed in Summerland in previous years

Steve Rodgers, a British musician who has performed in Summerland in the past, will perform an online concert from his home on Oct. 24. (Contributed)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)

QUIZ: Do you have clean hands?

Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day. How much do you know about hands and hygiene?

Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
The Kettle Valley Steam Railway was one of 11 non-profit organizations to receive a tax exemption from the municipality of Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland approves tax exemptions for non-profit organizations

Full and partial exemptions affect 11 organizations and 1.35% of general property tax revenues

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway was one of 11 non-profit organizations to receive a tax exemption from the municipality of Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Jackie Zawacky, left, Justin Koshman and Sue Rempel hold some of the many pumpkins at The Apple Barn in Summerland. Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner, and pumpkins carved as Jack O’Lanterns are popular at Halloween. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Pumpkins celebrated at Summerland farm

Billy Boerboom has been growing some massive pumpkins this year

Jackie Zawacky, left, Justin Koshman and Sue Rempel hold some of the many pumpkins at The Apple Barn in Summerland. Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner, and pumpkins carved as Jack O’Lanterns are popular at Halloween. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In past years, the Summerland Festival of Lights attracted around 10,000 people to downtown Summerland. This year, a three-weekend event has been scheduled in December to launch the festive season. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s light-up to extend over three weekends

Event in December marks start of festive season in the community

In past years, the Summerland Festival of Lights attracted around 10,000 people to downtown Summerland. This year, a three-weekend event has been scheduled in December to launch the festive season. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland will soon have six additional full-time paramedics at its ambulance station. (Black Press file photo)

Paramedics added to Summerland ambulance station

Community will have total of eight full-time paramedics for increased service

Summerland will soon have six additional full-time paramedics at its ambulance station. (Black Press file photo)
Two scheduled power outages are planned for Summerland, for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The Oct. 15 outage will last six hours and the Oct. 22 outage will last four hours. (Summerland Review file photo)

Scheduled power outages for Summerland

Two outages planned for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22

Two scheduled power outages are planned for Summerland, for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The Oct. 15 outage will last six hours and the Oct. 22 outage will last four hours. (Summerland Review file photo)
From left, Ben Lewis of the Summerland Steam, Zakery Anderson of the Kamloops Storm and Malachi Franklin of the Chase Heat were the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s stars of the week for the period ending Oct. 10. (Contributed)

Three players named Junior B stars of the week

Players from Summerland, Kamloops and Chase recognized for period ending Oct. 10

From left, Ben Lewis of the Summerland Steam, Zakery Anderson of the Kamloops Storm and Malachi Franklin of the Chase Heat were the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s stars of the week for the period ending Oct. 10. (Contributed)
Wild turkeys can be problematic says WildSafeBC. Jill Hayward photographer (bobjillh@gmail.com)

QUIZ: A celebration of turkey

How much do you know about the bird, the country of Turkey or other turkey-related facts?

Wild turkeys can be problematic says WildSafeBC. Jill Hayward photographer (bobjillh@gmail.com)
A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Play it again… and again… and again

A 40-minute collection of instrumental music can feel stale after a while

A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)
A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Summerland Unisus School. The dates of the potential exposure are Sept. 27 and 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Summerland Unisus School

Exposure took place in late September at independent school

A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Summerland Unisus School. The dates of the potential exposure are Sept. 27 and 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Twin Lakes has experienced flood damage in past years. The Lower Nipit Improvement District is now asking the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to assume ownership of the infrastructure in the region (Black Press file photo)

Decision postponed on Twin Lakes water system

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board to revisit request to take over infrastructure

Twin Lakes has experienced flood damage in past years. The Lower Nipit Improvement District is now asking the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to assume ownership of the infrastructure in the region (Black Press file photo)
Services like AirBNB, VRBO and others have the short-term vacation rental industry booming. File photo

Vacation rental permit fees soar in South Okanagan Similkameen

Cost of temporary use permit more than triples

Services like AirBNB, VRBO and others have the short-term vacation rental industry booming. File photo
The Vital Signs report, put out by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, is now available online. (Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen website image)

South Okanagan Similkameen Vital Signs report now available online

Report shows job loss, mental health and housing are still pressing issues in the region

The Vital Signs report, put out by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, is now available online. (Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen website image)
When the Summerland Development Company sold land in 1906, the company created a map to show the route to Summerland. The company president was Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

1906 map created to show how to get to Summerland

Many early settlers came to Okanagan from the Prairies

When the Summerland Development Company sold land in 1906, the company created a map to show the route to Summerland. The company president was Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Madeline Carlson, left, Kira Nilson and Emilia Tolnai show a mural with a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation theme. The mural is at the tennis courts at Summerland Middle School. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland mural has truth and reconciliation theme

Students at Summerland Secondary School leave hand prints on mural

Madeline Carlson, left, Kira Nilson and Emilia Tolnai show a mural with a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation theme. The mural is at the tennis courts at Summerland Middle School. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Provincial parks in British Columbia, including Sun-Oka Provincial Park near Summerland, will benefit from provincial funding. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Trails to be upgraded at Summerland provincial park

Work is part of provincewide improvement to parks

Provincial parks in British Columbia, including Sun-Oka Provincial Park near Summerland, will benefit from provincial funding. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A building permit, worth more than $23 million, was issued for the Oasis luxury condominium project in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland building permits total more than $27M in August

Permit issued for lakefront development project

A building permit, worth more than $23 million, was issued for the Oasis luxury condominium project in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)