John Arendt

A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Mirjana Komljenovic, who has been diagnosed with Hermansky Pudlak Syndome and requires $2,000 a month to cover the costs of her medication. (gofundme.com)

Fundraiser created to help Summerland woman with rare condition

Mirjana Komljenovic requires costly medication to treat Hermansky Pudlak Syndome

A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Mirjana Komljenovic, who has been diagnosed with Hermansky Pudlak Syndome and requires $2,000 a month to cover the costs of her medication. (gofundme.com)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Summerland crime figures showed decrease in 2019

Policing statistics show drop in crime rates, although violent crimes increased

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
Homes in Summerland have been among the households in Canada to participate in radon testing. (TakeActiononRadon.ca)

Testing finds 38 per cent of Summerland homes have unsafe radon levels

Okanagan community one of 15 involved in national testing program

Homes in Summerland have been among the households in Canada to participate in radon testing. (TakeActiononRadon.ca)
Bear sightings have been reported in a residential area in Summerland in late October. The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to take measures so bears are not drawn to the area (Black Press file photo)

Bear sightings reported from Summerland neighbourhood

Conservation Officer Service urges people not to leave garbage outside

Bear sightings have been reported in a residential area in Summerland in late October. The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to take measures so bears are not drawn to the area (Black Press file photo)
In past years, Summerland has launched the festive season with the annual Summerland Festival of Lights. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)

Festival of Lights cancelled in Summerland

Annual November event normally launches start of festive season

In past years, Summerland has launched the festive season with the annual Summerland Festival of Lights. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)
In 1907, Summerland’s first council consisted of five people, all elected by acclamation. In the top row from left are reeve J.M. Robinson, R.H. Agur and J.R. Brown. In the bottom row are J. C. Ritchie at left and C.J. Thomson. 
(Photos courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland’s first council was elected by acclamation

Reeve and four councillors were elected in December, 1906

In 1907, Summerland’s first council consisted of five people, all elected by acclamation. In the top row from left are reeve J.M. Robinson, R.H. Agur and J.R. Brown. In the bottom row are J. C. Ritchie at left and C.J. Thomson. 
(Photos courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
A Summerland woman has set up an online fundraiser to provide backpacks to those being released from correctional facilities.(ca.gofundme.com)

Summerland woman raising money for backpack program

Backpacks will be distributed to those being released from correctional facilities

A Summerland woman has set up an online fundraiser to provide backpacks to those being released from correctional facilities.(ca.gofundme.com)
Mike Fetterer, Summerland’s facilities maintenance coordinator, drives the newly acquired electric ice resurfacer. (Contributed)

Summerland acquires electric ice resurfacer

New machine will reduce community’s greenhouse gas emissions

Mike Fetterer, Summerland’s facilities maintenance coordinator, drives the newly acquired electric ice resurfacer. (Contributed)
(Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay)

QUIZ: A celebration of colour

Fall in British Columbia is a time to enjoy a spectrum of vivid colours

(Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay)
Boundary-Similkameen’s candidates had their first forum with the cooperation of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. Clockwise from top-left, BC NDP candidate Roly Russell, BC LIberal Petra Veintimilla, and BC Conservative Darryl Seres. (Brennan Phillips - Black Press)
Boundary-Similkameen’s candidates had their first forum with the cooperation of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. Clockwise from top-left, BC NDP candidate Roly Russell, BC LIberal Petra Veintimilla, and BC Conservative Darryl Seres. (Brennan Phillips - Black Press)
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is planning to implement transit service in the West Bench area in September, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional district to bring transit service to West Bench in 2021

Residents of area near Penticton will be consulted before plans are finalized

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is planning to implement transit service in the West Bench area in September, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Members of Summerland council and municipal staff were present on Oct. 22 to officially open the expanded Summerland landfill facility. From left are manager of environmental services Candace Pilling, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Marty Van Alphen, acting mayor Doug Holmes, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Coun. Erin Trainer. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Changes made to entrance of Summerland landfill

Upgrades came at cost of $500,000

Members of Summerland council and municipal staff were present on Oct. 22 to officially open the expanded Summerland landfill facility. From left are manager of environmental services Candace Pilling, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Marty Van Alphen, acting mayor Doug Holmes, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Coun. Erin Trainer. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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COLUMN: Voting by itself is not enough

Not all countries with elections are strong democracies

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The riding of Boundary-Similkameen has been held by the B.C. Liberals since 2009. (File image)

Past elections showed Liberal support in Boundary-Similkameen

Since 2009, riding has been represented by Liberal MLAs

The riding of Boundary-Similkameen has been held by the B.C. Liberals since 2009. (File image)
Construction activity in Summerland was busy in September, according to the latest Summerland building permit statistics. (File photo)

Summerland’s September building permits worth close to $8M

Statistics show increase over same month a year earlier

Construction activity in Summerland was busy in September, according to the latest Summerland building permit statistics. (File photo)
Rebecca Rudnisky, an X-ray technologist at the Summerland Health Centre, explains the operations of the new digital X-ray unit during a tour by members of the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary. (Contributed)

New x-ray machine in Summerland thanks to Health Care Auxiliary

Auxiliary raised over $800,000 to replace old equipment

Rebecca Rudnisky, an X-ray technologist at the Summerland Health Centre, explains the operations of the new digital X-ray unit during a tour by members of the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary. (Contributed)
The municipality of Summerland has won an award for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The municipality of Summerland has won an award for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is launching an initiative to provide horse-assisted therapy to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (Black Press file photo)

Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen to provide horse-assisted therapy

Therapy sessions will be offered to frontline workers during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is launching an initiative to provide horse-assisted therapy to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (Black Press file photo)
To guarantee water supply in 1933, Summerland’s Dominion Research Station (now Summerland Research and Development Centre) installed its own Okanagan Lake pumping station. Today, all communities on Okanagan Lake use lake water to supplement their water systems, except the District of Summerland. (Photo courtesy Summerland Museum)

Dominion Research Station once drew water from Okanagan Lake

In 1930s, facility in Summerland used lake water to have a guaranteed supply

To guarantee water supply in 1933, Summerland’s Dominion Research Station (now Summerland Research and Development Centre) installed its own Okanagan Lake pumping station. Today, all communities on Okanagan Lake use lake water to supplement their water systems, except the District of Summerland. (Photo courtesy Summerland Museum)
James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a recent dog show in Summerland. The municipality of Summerland is now searching for a location for an off-leash dog park. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland seeks input on off-leash dog park

Three locations in community identified as potential sites for park

James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a recent dog show in Summerland. The municipality of Summerland is now searching for a location for an off-leash dog park. (Summerland Review file photo)