John Arendt

A man opens his arms as he stands near a house destroyed in the Russian artillery shelling, in the village of Horenka close to Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. On Day 11 of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Russian troops shelled encircled cities, and it appeared that a second attempt to evacuate civilians from the besieged port city of Mariupol had failed due to continued violence. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

COLUMN: Ukraine conflict hits close to home

Refugees from Ukraine are leaving places they have known and loved

A man opens his arms as he stands near a house destroyed in the Russian artillery shelling, in the village of Horenka close to Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. On Day 11 of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Russian troops shelled encircled cities, and it appeared that a second attempt to evacuate civilians from the besieged port city of Mariupol had failed due to continued violence. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Provincial data from March 1 shows the snow pack in the Okanagan was below normal as of March 1, 2022. Accoriding to rpovincial data, there is a higher than normal risk of flooding in British Colubmia this year. (Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development image)

Snow levels below normal in Okanagan and Boundary regions

Cool temperatures and increased risk of flooding forecast for this spring

Provincial data from March 1 shows the snow pack in the Okanagan was below normal as of March 1, 2022. Accoriding to rpovincial data, there is a higher than normal risk of flooding in British Colubmia this year. (Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development image)
This 1917 photograph shows Joan Steven (nee Nicoll) and her daughters Joan and Margaret. The Steven home is the home on the hillside at the end of Main Street in Summerland and is the site of the Christmas nativity scene. The building to the left in the 
photograph is the Summerland Baptist Church, officially opened in January 1909. (Summerland Museum photo)

Steven exported fruit to the British Empire

Street in Summerland named after pioneer orchardist

This 1917 photograph shows Joan Steven (nee Nicoll) and her daughters Joan and Margaret. The Steven home is the home on the hillside at the end of Main Street in Summerland and is the site of the Christmas nativity scene. The building to the left in the 
photograph is the Summerland Baptist Church, officially opened in January 1909. (Summerland Museum photo)
Canada’s Food Guide contains detailed nutrition information for Canadians. (Photo by ADVOCATE news services)

QUIZ: How much do you know about good nutrition?

March is Nutrition Month in Canada

Canada’s Food Guide contains detailed nutrition information for Canadians. (Photo by ADVOCATE news services)
The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is one of many organizations to receive money from the Kiwanis Club of Summerland. (File photo)

Kiwanis Club of Summerland donates $5,500 to local organizations

Funds raised from sale of used furniture

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is one of many organizations to receive money from the Kiwanis Club of Summerland. (File photo)
Summerland has adopted bylaws to govern short-term vacation rentals in the community. (File phot)

Summerland adopts bylaws governing short-term rentals

Set of five bylaws passed at Feb. 28 council meeting

Summerland has adopted bylaws to govern short-term vacation rentals in the community. (File phot)
The municipality of Summerland is seeking input for its waterfront concept plan. The plan will examine waterfront amenities in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Feedback wanted on plan for Summerland waterfront

Plan will examine waterfront amenities in community

The municipality of Summerland is seeking input for its waterfront concept plan. The plan will examine waterfront amenities in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A new track and field club will be held in Penticton beginning this spring. The club will meet at the Penticton Secondary School track. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton Track and Field Club to begin in April

New club will prepare participants for provincial championships

A new track and field club will be held in Penticton beginning this spring. The club will meet at the Penticton Secondary School track. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has passed its 2022 budget. The first reading of the budget had come before the board in early January. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen adopts financial plan

Minor adjustment made to fine-tune budget for 2022

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has passed its 2022 budget. The first reading of the budget had come before the board in early January. (Black Press file photo)
Population growth in the city of Penticton has resulted in changes to the structure of the board of directors of the Regional District of Okanagan-Simikameen. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Penticton gets extra seat on Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board

Population growth in Penticton resulted in a change to board voting structure

Population growth in the city of Penticton has resulted in changes to the structure of the board of directors of the Regional District of Okanagan-Simikameen. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Osoyoos Coytes and the Summerland Steam are competing in a best-of-seven division final in the Bill Ohlhausen Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Osoyoos Coyotes and Summerland Steam images)

Summerland Steam, Osoyoos Coyotes to meet in hockey playoffs

Junior B teams vying for division final title

The Osoyoos Coytes and the Summerland Steam are competing in a best-of-seven division final in the Bill Ohlhausen Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Osoyoos Coyotes and Summerland Steam images)
An option for a replacement of the Summerland Aquatic Centre would have the new facility in front of the existing Summerland Arena. (Carscadden Stokes and MacDonald Architects image)

Summerland council picks site for new pool

Preferred location in front of arena and curling club

An option for a replacement of the Summerland Aquatic Centre would have the new facility in front of the existing Summerland Arena. (Carscadden Stokes and MacDonald Architects image)
An independent task force will examine compensation for Summerland’s municipal council. (Summerland Review file photo)

Task force to review pay for Summerland council members

Remuneration and benefits will be considered, with changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2023

An independent task force will examine compensation for Summerland’s municipal council. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Fintry Queen, an old car ferry converted to resemble a sternwheeler, has been proposed as a tourist attraction for the southern part of Okanagan Lake, with ports of call in Summerland, Penticton and Naramata. (Black Press file photo)

Fintry Queen sternwheeler attraction proposed for Summerland

Tourist-oriented service proposed for southern part of Okanagan Lake

The Fintry Queen, an old car ferry converted to resemble a sternwheeler, has been proposed as a tourist attraction for the southern part of Okanagan Lake, with ports of call in Summerland, Penticton and Naramata. (Black Press file photo)
Fresh snow fell on yards across Penticton overnight before the morning of Feb. 24. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Summerland snow levels lower than normal

Measurements at Summerland Reservoir and Isintok Lake were taken March 1

Fresh snow fell on yards across Penticton overnight before the morning of Feb. 24. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Summerland Steam, in white, hosted the Kelowna Chiefs in Junior B hockey playoff action on Saturday evening at the Summerland arena. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Steam win hockey division semi-finals

Junior B team to face Osoyoos Coyotes for division finals

The Summerland Steam, in white, hosted the Kelowna Chiefs in Junior B hockey playoff action on Saturday evening at the Summerland arena. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Recently, the Summerland Museum was given a photograph of the Summerland Hotel, In 1902, Sir Thomas Shaughnessy quickly had this hotel built, shortly after he founded Summerland. This photograph of the hotel is the finest photograph in the museum’s collection. Today, the site of this hotel is the vacant lot across the street from the Trout Hatchery. The museum is always searching for old photographs. Old photographs can be scanned by museum staff and promptly returned to the owner. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland had hotel near lakeshore

Summerland Hotel was built in 1902, but destroyed by fire in 1925

Recently, the Summerland Museum was given a photograph of the Summerland Hotel, In 1902, Sir Thomas Shaughnessy quickly had this hotel built, shortly after he founded Summerland. This photograph of the hotel is the finest photograph in the museum’s collection. Today, the site of this hotel is the vacant lot across the street from the Trout Hatchery. The museum is always searching for old photographs. Old photographs can be scanned by museum staff and promptly returned to the owner. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
There are parts of the world where the Bible is banned or restricted. In Canada, people are free to read this pivotal text of the Christian faith. (File photo)

COLUMN: Reading the Bible, the Qur’an and the Communist Manifesto

Not everyone enjoys the same freedom to read as exists in Canada

There are parts of the world where the Bible is banned or restricted. In Canada, people are free to read this pivotal text of the Christian faith. (File photo)
Bonnar Dowler, left, of the Agur Lake Camp Society, is with Burth and Kathy Cook. The Cooks, a Summerland couple, recently donated $5,000 towards the purchase of a generator for the barrier-free camp. (Contributed)

Agur Lake Camp raises funds for new generator

Barrier-free camp west of Summerland seeks to raise $40,000

Bonnar Dowler, left, of the Agur Lake Camp Society, is with Burth and Kathy Cook. The Cooks, a Summerland couple, recently donated $5,000 towards the purchase of a generator for the barrier-free camp. (Contributed)
Firefighters responded after a vehicle fire also spread to a building on Jubilee Road in Summerland near midnight on Feb. 23. (Facebook photo)

Summerland firefighters respond to late-night fire on Feb. 23

Vehicle and building damaged in blaze

Firefighters responded after a vehicle fire also spread to a building on Jubilee Road in Summerland near midnight on Feb. 23. (Facebook photo)