John Arendt

A Topflight helicopter will drop golf balls on a target in Summerland on Nov. 7 as a fundraiser for Agur Lake Camp. Raffle tickets are now being sold for the event. (Black Press file photo)

Helicopter ball drop fundraiser to support Agur Lake Camp

Event on Nov. 7 will assist barrier-free camp west of Summerland

A Topflight helicopter will drop golf balls on a target in Summerland on Nov. 7 as a fundraiser for Agur Lake Camp. Raffle tickets are now being sold for the event. (Black Press file photo)
Members of the Okanagan Historical Society have asked Summerland council for help in preserving an old cabin. One suggestion has been to dismantle the cabin and have it relocated to another site. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan Historical Society requests action from Summerland

Three heritage projects have been presented to municipality

Members of the Okanagan Historical Society have asked Summerland council for help in preserving an old cabin. One suggestion has been to dismantle the cabin and have it relocated to another site. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Anthony Haddad, at right, has served as Summerland’s chief administrative officer since August, 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland administrator steps down

Anthony Haddad to finish role with municipality on Nov. 10

Anthony Haddad, at right, has served as Summerland’s chief administrative officer since August, 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has made some changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but these have been less pronounced than those made by municipalities in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen holding steady despite COVID-19 pandemic

Virtual meetings continue, but office and staff remain busy

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has made some changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but these have been less pronounced than those made by municipalities in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre has received generous donations of food and cash during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rene Cortin - Wikimedia commons)

Summerland food bank continues to receive donations

Need continues for protein sources and fresh produce

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre has received generous donations of food and cash during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rene Cortin - Wikimedia commons)
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
The Kettle Valley Steam Railway has shut down its operations for the rest of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

COVID-19 prompts Summerland railway to cancel operations

Kettle Valley Steam Railway will not hold Christmas trains this year

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway has shut down its operations for the rest of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
In August, 2020, Summerland issued permits for construction worth more than $3.5 million. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s August building permits worth $3.5M

Number of permits issued represents a decrease from 2019 figures

In August, 2020, Summerland issued permits for construction worth more than $3.5 million. (Summerland Review file photo)
People wear face masks as they walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Sunday, August 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

COLUMN: The purpose of a non-medical mask

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, non-medical masks are becoming a more common sight

People wear face masks as they walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Sunday, August 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Summerland Alliance Gardens will be harvesting squash on Sept. 26. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Alliance Gardens to hold squash harvest

Organizers see increased interest in gardening during COVID-19 pandemic

The Summerland Alliance Gardens will be harvesting squash on Sept. 26. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
On Friday, Sept. 18, FortisBC workers will be upgrading transmission structure insulation on the transmission line that provides power to Summerland. (Summerland Review file photo)

Sept. 18 power outage planned for Summerland

Crews will be upgrading transmission structure insulation on transmission line to community

On Friday, Sept. 18, FortisBC workers will be upgrading transmission structure insulation on the transmission line that provides power to Summerland. (Summerland Review file photo)
This photograph from the 1930s shows Central School in Summerland. The school later became Summerland Secondary School. The picture is at the intersection of what s now Rosedale Avenue to the right and the Jubilee Avenue. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland’s education system has changed over the years

South Okanagan community was first in B.C. to have a central school system

This photograph from the 1930s shows Central School in Summerland. The school later became Summerland Secondary School. The picture is at the intersection of what s now Rosedale Avenue to the right and the Jubilee Avenue. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
A poster circulating with information on COVID-19 was created by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, but has been removed in May as the recommendation on mask use has since changed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Obsolete COVID-19 information continues to circulate in Okanagan

Province now recommends use of non-medical face masks to slow spread of COVID-19

A poster circulating with information on COVID-19 was created by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, but has been removed in May as the recommendation on mask use has since changed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)
Apples ripen in a Summerland orchard. While fruit growing is an essential segment of the agriculture sector in the Okanagan and Similkameen, there are challenges facing orchardists. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Researchers examine challenges to Okanagan’s agricultural sector

Public policies and low prices affecting apple growing in region

Apples ripen in a Summerland orchard. While fruit growing is an essential segment of the agriculture sector in the Okanagan and Similkameen, there are challenges facing orchardists. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Premier John Horgan, right, walks with Hardy Wentzel, CEO of Structurlam in Okanagan Falls in this 2019 file photo. Structurlam, which employs around 200 people, is one of the leading economic drivers in Okanagan Falls. (Black Press file photo)

Economic recovery emphasized for Okanagan Falls

Small community in South Okanagan has been struggling since before COVID-19 pandemic

Premier John Horgan, right, walks with Hardy Wentzel, CEO of Structurlam in Okanagan Falls in this 2019 file photo. Structurlam, which employs around 200 people, is one of the leading economic drivers in Okanagan Falls. (Black Press file photo)
The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre will open its doors to the public on Sept. 8. COVID-19 protocols will be in place when the facility reopens. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland Aquatic Centre reopens Sept. 8

COVID-19 protocols and precautions in place as facility opens

The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre will open its doors to the public on Sept. 8. COVID-19 protocols will be in place when the facility reopens. (Black Press file photo)
The first two phases of trail upgrades have been completed in Giant’s Head Mountain Park in Summerland. From left are Coun. Doug Holmes, Lisa Jaager of the Summerland Rotary Club, Linda Van Alphen, MP Dan Albas, MLA Dan Ashton, Mayor Toni Boot, Ellen Walker-Matthews, Tom Matthews and Coun. Marty Van Alphen. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: First phases of upgrades completed at Summerland park

Improvements have been made to Giant’s Head Mountain Park

The first two phases of trail upgrades have been completed in Giant’s Head Mountain Park in Summerland. From left are Coun. Doug Holmes, Lisa Jaager of the Summerland Rotary Club, Linda Van Alphen, MP Dan Albas, MLA Dan Ashton, Mayor Toni Boot, Ellen Walker-Matthews, Tom Matthews and Coun. Marty Van Alphen. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In 1905, Summerland was the first community in the Okanagan Valley to generate its own electrical power. The small square building in the centre of this picture was Summerland’s Electric Light Plant. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland had first electrical system in Okanagan Valley

Community’s electrical utility was created in 1905

In 1905, Summerland was the first community in the Okanagan Valley to generate its own electrical power. The small square building in the centre of this picture was Summerland’s Electric Light Plant. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)

QUIZ: The bare facts about bears

As summer ends, bear sightings will become more common. How much do you know about bears?

Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)