John Arendt

Paul Biro, left, and Ron Sakamoto, right, were recognized at the 2020 CCMA Awards. With them is Joelle May of Sakamoto Agency. Biro also received a CCMA award in 2019, when this picture was taken. (Photo by KOJI)

Summerland music promoter wins national award

Paul Biro and Sakamoto Agency receive recognition at 2020 CCMA Awards

Paul Biro, left, and Ron Sakamoto, right, were recognized at the 2020 CCMA Awards. With them is Joelle May of Sakamoto Agency. Biro also received a CCMA award in 2019, when this picture was taken. (Photo by KOJI)
Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla are both running in the Oct. 24 provincial election. The two have taken different approaches to their local government roles during the campaign period. (Contributed)

Two Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen directors to run in B.C. election

Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla have both filed nomination papers

Summerland mayor Toni Boot and Oliver councillor Petra Veintimilla are both running in the Oct. 24 provincial election. The two have taken different approaches to their local government roles during the campaign period. (Contributed)
(Black Press Media file)

Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen accepting grant applications

Two sources of funding now available for charitable organizations in the region

(Black Press Media file)
Fire crews drop retardant on the Christie Mountain wildfire burning south of Penticton. The fire, which began Aug. 18, was at an estimated size of 2,035 hectares by Aug. 25. (BC Wildfire Service)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen seeks $600,000 in fire prevention grant funding

The funding initiative is offered through the Union of B.C. Municipalities

Fire crews drop retardant on the Christie Mountain wildfire burning south of Penticton. The fire, which began Aug. 18, was at an estimated size of 2,035 hectares by Aug. 25. (BC Wildfire Service)
A washroom building will be constructed in the Garnett Family Park at the Heritage Hills development near Okanagan Falls. (Image courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

Contract awarded to build washroom in Garnett Family Park

Bid accepted for facility at park in Heritage Hills/Lakeshore Highlands area

A washroom building will be constructed in the Garnett Family Park at the Heritage Hills development near Okanagan Falls. (Image courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities provided $175,000 in grant funding through the Green Municipal Fund towards a compost project for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen compost project receives recognition

Federation of Canadian Municipalities names regional district for environmental leadership

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities provided $175,000 in grant funding through the Green Municipal Fund towards a compost project for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen photo)
The Angel Tree, a holiday-themed movie, will be filmed in Summerland in mid-October. This is the second time in 2020 that movie crews have used Summerland as the location for a film. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crews to film Hallmark holiday movie in Summerland

The Angel Tree will be community’s third film project in 2020

The Angel Tree, a holiday-themed movie, will be filmed in Summerland in mid-October. This is the second time in 2020 that movie crews have used Summerland as the location for a film. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy are making a few stops around the Okanagan, including Lake Country

Contenders postpone annual fall tour of Okanagan

Concerns surrounding COVID-19 pandemic result in decision not to hold concerts

Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy are making a few stops around the Okanagan, including Lake Country
The RDOS wants feedback today Wednesday, Sept. 30, on a proposed organics composting facility at Campbell Mountain. (Contributed photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen seeks input about proposed composting facility

Organics composting facility proposed for Campbell Mountain Landfill

The RDOS wants feedback today Wednesday, Sept. 30, on a proposed organics composting facility at Campbell Mountain. (Contributed photo)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot will be the B.C. New Democratic Party candidate in the riding of Penticton in the next provincial election. (Contributed)

Boot takes leave of absence from Summerland council

Mayor is seeking election at provincial level on Oct. 24

Summerland mayor Toni Boot will be the B.C. New Democratic Party candidate in the riding of Penticton in the next provincial election. (Contributed)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)                                COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)

COLUMN: COVID-19 statistics are the stories of people

This pandemic is ultimately about people, not just about numbers

COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)                                COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
Doug Holmes of Summerland said he had completed his nomination papers to be the New Democratic Party candidate for the riding of Penticton. However, the party executive rejected his nomination, leaving Summerland mayor Toni Boot unopposed. (Contributed)

Summerland councillor’s bid for NDP nomination rejected

Doug Holmes was told provincial executive would not accept his application

Doug Holmes of Summerland said he had completed his nomination papers to be the New Democratic Party candidate for the riding of Penticton. However, the party executive rejected his nomination, leaving Summerland mayor Toni Boot unopposed. (Contributed)
The municipality of Summerland is seeking input for a proposed facility to replace the aging Summerland Aquatic Centre. (Black Press file photo)

Open houses planned to discuss future of Summerland Aquatic Centre

Municipality seeking input about proposed replacement

The municipality of Summerland is seeking input for a proposed facility to replace the aging Summerland Aquatic Centre. (Black Press file photo)
Danica Yeoman is undergoing cancer treatment at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Contributed)

Fundraiser set up to help 10-year-old Summerland girl with cancer

Danica Yeoman is undergoing treatment at BC Children’s Hospital

Danica Yeoman is undergoing cancer treatment at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Three Tenors, consisting from left of Scott Martin, Dave Gregory and Del Riemer, have been performing outside at seniors homes in the Okanagan Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Okanagan Three Tenors perform at seniors care facilities

Summerland-based trio has been holding outdoor concerts during the summer

The Okanagan Three Tenors, consisting from left of Scott Martin, Dave Gregory and Del Riemer, have been performing outside at seniors homes in the Okanagan Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
MLA Dan Ashton (Contributed)

Ashton questions need for fall provincial election

MLA for riding of Penticton has served in legislature since 2013

MLA Dan Ashton (Contributed)
Summerland mayor to represent NDP in next provincial election

Summerland mayor to represent NDP in next provincial election

Toni Boot was acclaimed as the party’s candidate on Sept. 16

Summerland mayor to represent NDP in next provincial election