John Arendt

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is conducting a citizen survey. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen survey to conclude Nov. 1

2020 Citizen Survey results used to evaluate services

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is conducting a citizen survey. (Black Press file photo)
The Summerland Steam will play their first exhibition game of the season on Friday, Oct. 23. Unlike previous years, there will be no spectators allowed in the stands this year in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
(Brennan Phillips - Black Press Media)

Junior B hockey teams to play in empty arenas

Summerland Steam and other teams affected by recommendation to close facilities to fans

The Summerland Steam will play their first exhibition game of the season on Friday, Oct. 23. Unlike previous years, there will be no spectators allowed in the stands this year in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
(Brennan Phillips - Black Press Media)
Advance voting is already underway in the 42nd general election in British Columbia. Election day is Oct. 24.(Black Press files photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the B.C. election?

Take this short test and see how much you know about elections and voting

Advance voting is already underway in the 42nd general election in British Columbia. Election day is Oct. 24.(Black Press files photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for water system upgrades. (Kim Sievers - Wikimedia Commons photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkmaeen applies for grants for water upgrades

Project funding sought for Naramata and Sun Valley water systems

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for water system upgrades. (Kim Sievers - Wikimedia Commons photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued a total of 69 building permits in September, 2020. (Summerland Review file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen issues 69 building permits in September

Number and value of permits both higher than during same month of 2019

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued a total of 69 building permits in September, 2020. (Summerland Review file photo)
The contract has been awarded for a new washroom and septic system in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps photo)

Contract awarded for washroom facility in Naramata park

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen approves work for facility

The contract has been awarded for a new washroom and septic system in Manitou Park in Naramata. (Google Maps photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for improvements to the Keremeos Community Pool. (File photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen applying for grants for Keremeos and Kaleden

Projects would provide upgrades for pool in Keremeos and hotel structure in Kaleden

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for improvements to the Keremeos Community Pool. (File photo)
The municipality of Summerland is adding 22 new electric vehicle charging stations. The first charging stations in Summerland were installed in 2013 and have seen increasing levels of use every year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Drivers of electric cars flock to Summerland’s charging stations

Municipality adding 22 new stations to community

The municipality of Summerland is adding 22 new electric vehicle charging stations. The first charging stations in Summerland were installed in 2013 and have seen increasing levels of use every year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland’s 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony was held in Memorial Park. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be presented by video instead. (Summerland Review file photo)

Remembrance Day to be held by video: Summerland Legion

Ceremony on Nov. 11 will be closed to public due to COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland’s 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony was held in Memorial Park. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be presented by video instead. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Okanagan Skaha School District is asking Summerland to revisit its policy on the location of cannabis shops in the community. (File photo)

School board asks Summerland to amend cannabis store policy

Community’s 50-metre buffer from schools and parks is too small, Okanagan Skaha School Board says

The Okanagan Skaha School District is asking Summerland to revisit its policy on the location of cannabis shops in the community. (File photo)
October is Craft Beer Month in British Columbia. How much do you know about this beverage? (pxfuel.com)

QUIZ: Cheers to B.C.’s beers

October is Craft Beer Month in British Columbia

October is Craft Beer Month in British Columbia. How much do you know about this beverage? (pxfuel.com)
Canada now has a population of more than 38 million, including these members of the RCMP Musical Ride. (File photo)

COLUMN: The measurements of a great nation

There are now more than 38 million people living in Canada

Canada now has a population of more than 38 million, including these members of the RCMP Musical Ride. (File photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Summerland RCMP respond to man armed with knife

Incident occurred on morning of Oct. 9

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
This photograph shows Rutherford Avenue with Prairie Valley Road in the distance. R.H. Agur, future reeve (mayor) of Summerland, inspects the new orchards. The home to the right is Sir Edmund Osler’s orchard home. Osler was the national president of the Dominion Bank (later TD bank). (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)

Prominent Canadians once owned orchards in Summerland

Area around Rutherford Avenue included an orchard owned by Sir Edmund Osler

This photograph shows Rutherford Avenue with Prairie Valley Road in the distance. R.H. Agur, future reeve (mayor) of Summerland, inspects the new orchards. The home to the right is Sir Edmund Osler’s orchard home. Osler was the national president of the Dominion Bank (later TD bank). (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)
Vehicles are parked along Main Street once again as businesses in Summerland have reopened. However, chamber officials are concerned with the possibility of another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the pandemic resulted in numerous business closures and reductions of hours. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Caution urged to prevent resurgence of COVID-19 in Summerland

‘The economy of British Columbia cannot endure another shutdown’

Vehicles are parked along Main Street once again as businesses in Summerland have reopened. However, chamber officials are concerned with the possibility of another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the pandemic resulted in numerous business closures and reductions of hours. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Grade 2 student Michaela Iverson, left, and Grade 3 student Annie Flegel, right, along with Trout Creek Elementary School teacher Amanda Miles show a large pumpkin grown at a garden plot at the school. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland students grow huge pumpkin

Seeds were planted at elementary school’s garden in spring

Grade 2 student Michaela Iverson, left, and Grade 3 student Annie Flegel, right, along with Trout Creek Elementary School teacher Amanda Miles show a large pumpkin grown at a garden plot at the school. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Lois Hoyum, a resident at Summerland Seniors Village, has made 20 school bags which will be distributed to children in Jordan and Ukraine. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland senior sews cloth bags for international school supplies

Donations of school supplies will be distributed to children in Jordan and Ukraine

Lois Hoyum, a resident at Summerland Seniors Village, has made 20 school bags which will be distributed to children in Jordan and Ukraine. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Recope program has operated at the Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre since 1976. For the past seven months, it has been closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers are now prepared to resume. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s Recope program prepares to resume

Therapeutic program had been shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Recope program has operated at the Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre since 1976. For the past seven months, it has been closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers are now prepared to resume. (Summerland Review file photo)
Junior B hockey teams will begin their season on Nov. 13 as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League begins its season. Last year, the Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. (Black Press file photo)

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League to begin season Nov. 13

Home openers scheduled as 14 of 17 teams will participate in this year’s Junior B season

Junior B hockey teams will begin their season on Nov. 13 as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League begins its season. Last year, the Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. (Black Press file photo)
Three art chairs are on display at Spirit Square in Peach Orchard Park. The installation of the chairs was provided by Lake Country ArtWalk. (Contributed)

Lake Country ArtWalk presents colourful chairs to Summerland

Installation of three chairs can be seen at Spirit Square in Peach Orchard Park

Three art chairs are on display at Spirit Square in Peach Orchard Park. The installation of the chairs was provided by Lake Country ArtWalk. (Contributed)