Summerland

Thousands of people from Summerland and beyond gathered in the downtown for the 35th annual Festival of Lights. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crowds out for Summerland Festival of Lights

Full celebration of start of festive season had last been held in 2019

 

(Pixabay photo)

Summerland winery and fruit stand host chili fundraiser

Granny’s and Back Door Winery are raising funds for toy drive Nov. 26

 

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure attending to Highway 97 at Callen Road in February 2019, after a rockslide swept across the highway. (Photo- BC Transportation/Twitter)

Ministry surveys 2019 rockslide on Highway 97 after debris falls near Summerland

The Ministry of Transportation says they conducted a geotechnical assessment of the area this week

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure attending to Highway 97 at Callen Road in February 2019, after a rockslide swept across the highway. (Photo- BC Transportation/Twitter)
Changes are in the works for the structure of Summerland council meetings. The proposed changes affect the Development Application Procedures Bylaw and the Council Procedures Bylaw. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland considering fewer council meetings

Council to meet every three weeks instead of twice a month

Changes are in the works for the structure of Summerland council meetings. The proposed changes affect the Development Application Procedures Bylaw and the Council Procedures Bylaw. (Summerland Review file photo)
The pier at Okanagan Lake in Summerland has been an attraction for residents and visitors to the community. The pier is now in need of replacement. This work is included in the municipality’s Waterfront Concept Plan. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland council endorses Waterfront Concept Plan

Kiwanis Pier replacement and washroom upgrades at Rotary Beach are high priority

The pier at Okanagan Lake in Summerland has been an attraction for residents and visitors to the community. The pier is now in need of replacement. This work is included in the municipality’s Waterfront Concept Plan. (Summerland Review file photo)
Construction work continues in Summerland. From January to October, 2022, a total of 202 building permits have been issued. This is higher than any of the previous five years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Construction activity remains brisk in Summerland

Number of building permits so far in 2022 is higher than in past years

Construction work continues in Summerland. From January to October, 2022, a total of 202 building permits have been issued. This is higher than any of the previous five years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Pat Wand (middle) joined by Beverley Fox (left) and Irene Ramsay (right) for their weekly bottle drive outside Penticton’s IGA.
(Logan Lockhart - Western News)

Every Saturday, in snow, -20 C, count on Pat Wand working the bottle drive at Penticton IGA

Wand and set of dedicated volunteers helped raise $400K over 10 years

Pat Wand (middle) joined by Beverley Fox (left) and Irene Ramsay (right) for their weekly bottle drive outside Penticton’s IGA.
(Logan Lockhart - Western News)
RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the use of stolen credit cards in Summerland. (Photo- Summerland RCMP)

RCMP looking for couple who used stolen credit cards in Summerland

Police say the credit cards were previously inside a vehicle that was stolen in Princeton

RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the use of stolen credit cards in Summerland. (Photo- Summerland RCMP)
BC Hydro reports that a power outage is currently affecting 250 customers near Summerland. (Photo- BC Hydro)

Power outage near Summerland affecting 250 BC Hydro customers

The power has been out since 2:14 a.m.

BC Hydro reports that a power outage is currently affecting 250 customers near Summerland. (Photo- BC Hydro)
Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)

Summerland Junior B hockey team has first female coach in league

Alyssa MacMillan has a long history playing and coaching hockey

Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)
Former long-time Summerland lifeguard Edward Casavant, also known as Eddie Spaghetti, has been granted day parole two years into his five year sentence. (File photo)

Convicted Summerland sex offender ‘Eddy Spaghetti’ granted parole

Edward Casavant, 58, diagnosed as a pedophile, was a swim instructor/lifeguard for 35 years

Former long-time Summerland lifeguard Edward Casavant, also known as Eddie Spaghetti, has been granted day parole two years into his five year sentence. (File photo)
Remembrance banners are on display around downtown Summerland. The banners feature Summerland’s fallen from past wars and military action. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s Remembrance banners feature fallen soldiers

Banners are on display around community’s downtown

Remembrance banners are on display around downtown Summerland. The banners feature Summerland’s fallen from past wars and military action. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The controller unit in the clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been replaced. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland clock tower repaired

Iconic timepiece shows correct time once again

The controller unit in the clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland has been replaced. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
RCMP are not releasing any information on the bodies found in Summerland in August. (File photo)

RCMP Major Crimes won’t release any information on bodies found in Summerland

The suspects in the Summerland killings died in a crash the next day

RCMP are not releasing any information on the bodies found in Summerland in August. (File photo)
The Centennial Trail, closed since flood damages in 2017 and 2018, was officially reopened on Oct. 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland trail reopens after flooding damage

Centennial Trail sustained damages following floods in 2017 and 2018

The Centennial Trail, closed since flood damages in 2017 and 2018, was officially reopened on Oct. 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Al Klar, at left, donated an automated external defibrillator to the community of Summerland. With Klar are members of his family. To the right of the machine are Mayor Toni Boot, Mayor-elect Doug Holmes, bylaw officer Darren Krell, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Councillor-elect Janet Peake. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Man who suffered heart attack donates AED unit for downtown Summerland park

Device can increase chance of survival after heart attack

Al Klar, at left, donated an automated external defibrillator to the community of Summerland. With Klar are members of his family. To the right of the machine are Mayor Toni Boot, Mayor-elect Doug Holmes, bylaw officer Darren Krell, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Councillor-elect Janet Peake. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Linda Van Alphe recently received a Paul Harris Recognition from the Rotary Club of Summerland. At left is district governor Karl Ruether and at right is club president Bob Van Balkom. (Contributed)

Van Alphen honoured for ongoing service to Summerland

Rotary Club of Summerland presented Linda Van Alphen with a Level 2 Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Linda Van Alphe recently received a Paul Harris Recognition from the Rotary Club of Summerland. At left is district governor Karl Ruether and at right is club president Bob Van Balkom. (Contributed)
The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Festival of Lights returns

Winter festival in late November to feature entertainment and activities

The Summerland Festival of Lights is planned for Nov. 25. This year marks the first time since 2019 that the festival has been able to proceed in its traditional format. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland’s cenotaph lists those who died as a result of military service, but a Summerland historian says the list is incomplete. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Calls to add missing names to Summerland cenotaph

Historian says present list is incomplete, some names are spelled incorrectly

Summerland’s cenotaph lists those who died as a result of military service, but a Summerland historian says the list is incomplete. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)