John Arendt

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Thousands of people from Summerland and beyond gathered in the downtown for the 35th annual Festival of Lights. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crowds out for Summerland Festival of Lights

Full celebration of start of festive season had last been held in 2019

Thousands of people from Summerland and beyond gathered in the downtown for the 35th annual Festival of Lights. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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Summerland winery and fruit stand host chili fundraiser

Granny’s and Back Door Winery are raising funds for toy drive Nov. 26

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Students from Summerland Secondary School will present Clue at Centre Stage Theatre. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Students from Summerland Secondary School will present Clue at Centre Stage Theatre. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris

COLUMN: Cutting staff won’t improve Twitter

Moderation is needed to achieve social media giant’s goals

The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris
Ski hills, including Apex Ski Resort near Penticton, are preparing for the coming downhill ski season. (Contributed)

QUIZ: How much do you know about winter sports?

It’s time for hockey, curling and all sorts of other cold-weather sports

Ski hills, including Apex Ski Resort near Penticton, are preparing for the coming downhill ski season. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is once again considering incorporation of the community of Okanagan Falls. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Regional district once again looks into incorporating Okanagan Falls

Interest in incorporatin community south of Penticton have been ongoing for three decades

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is once again considering incorporation of the community of Okanagan Falls. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
Changes are in the works for the structure of Summerland council meetings. The proposed changes affect the Development Application Procedures Bylaw and the Council Procedures Bylaw. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland considering fewer council meetings

Council to meet every three weeks instead of twice a month

Changes are in the works for the structure of Summerland council meetings. The proposed changes affect the Development Application Procedures Bylaw and the Council Procedures Bylaw. (Summerland Review file photo)
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COLUMN: Turning back the clocks, not the calendar

Returning the values and customs of past years would make many uncomfortable

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The pier at Okanagan Lake in Summerland has been an attraction for residents and visitors to the community. The pier is now in need of replacement. This work is included in the municipality’s Waterfront Concept Plan. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland council endorses Waterfront Concept Plan

Kiwanis Pier replacement and washroom upgrades at Rotary Beach are high priority

The pier at Okanagan Lake in Summerland has been an attraction for residents and visitors to the community. The pier is now in need of replacement. This work is included in the municipality’s Waterfront Concept Plan. (Summerland Review file photo)
Construction work continues in Summerland. From January to October, 2022, a total of 202 building permits have been issued. This is higher than any of the previous five years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Construction activity remains brisk in Summerland

Number of building permits so far in 2022 is higher than in past years

Construction work continues in Summerland. From January to October, 2022, a total of 202 building permits have been issued. This is higher than any of the previous five years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Canadian soldiers patrol an area in the Dand district of southern Afghanistan on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The federal government is hoping to have locked down a new location for a promised national memorial to the war in Afghanistan after the Canadian War Museum opposed a previous proposal, leaving the project in limbo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada’s military history?

Canadians have served in numerous wars, international conflicts and peacekeeping missions

Canadian soldiers patrol an area in the Dand district of southern Afghanistan on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The federal government is hoping to have locked down a new location for a promised national memorial to the war in Afghanistan after the Canadian War Museum opposed a previous proposal, leaving the project in limbo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
The steam clock in historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver is one of the landmarks of that city. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
FILE- The steam clock is seen in a deserted historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver Tuesday, March 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

QUIZ: How much do you know about time?

Daylight saving time has come to an end for this year

The steam clock in historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver is one of the landmarks of that city. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
FILE- The steam clock is seen in a deserted historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver Tuesday, March 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)

Summerland Junior B hockey team has first female coach in league

Alyssa MacMillan has a long history playing and coaching hockey

Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)
Remembrance banners are on display around downtown Summerland. The banners feature Summerland’s fallen from past wars and military action. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s Remembrance banners feature fallen soldiers

Banners are on display around community’s downtown

Remembrance banners are on display around downtown Summerland. The banners feature Summerland’s fallen from past wars and military action. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The controller unit in the clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been replaced. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland clock tower repaired

Iconic timepiece shows correct time once again

The controller unit in the clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been replaced. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Centennial Trail, closed since flood damages in 2017 and 2018, was officially reopened on Oct. 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland trail reopens after flooding damage

Centennial Trail sustained damages following floods in 2017 and 2018

The Centennial Trail, closed since flood damages in 2017 and 2018, was officially reopened on Oct. 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Al Klar, at left, donated an automated external defibrillator to the community of Summerland. With Klar are members of his family. To the right of the machine are Mayor Toni Boot, Mayor-elect Doug Holmes, bylaw officer Darren Krell, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Councillor-elect Janet Peake. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Man who suffered heart attack donates AED unit for downtown Summerland park

Device can increase chance of survival after heart attack

Al Klar, at left, donated an automated external defibrillator to the community of Summerland. With Klar are members of his family. To the right of the machine are Mayor Toni Boot, Mayor-elect Doug Holmes, bylaw officer Darren Krell, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Councillor-elect Janet Peake. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
Linda Van Alphe recently received a Paul Harris Recognition from the Rotary Club of Summerland. At left is district governor Karl Ruether and at right is club president Bob Van Balkom. (Contributed)

Van Alphen honoured for ongoing service to Summerland

Rotary Club of Summerland presented Linda Van Alphen with a Level 2 Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Linda Van Alphe recently received a Paul Harris Recognition from the Rotary Club of Summerland. At left is district governor Karl Ruether and at right is club president Bob Van Balkom. (Contributed)