Summerland

Simon King joins the OK, DOPE comedy tour in Vernon July 9 at Marten Brewing. (Contributed)

Sophomore stand-up comedy tour returns to Okanagan

Simon King joins OK, DOPE in Vernon, Kelowna and Summerland

 

Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Murder mystery set aboard Summerland steam train

Story inspired by actual events from early 1920s

 

The dam at Thirsk Lake, west of Summerland, was expanded in 2007. This dam is part of Summerland’s water system. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland adopts future-focussed Water Master Plan

Document includes 12 high-priority projects for the community

 

Summerland Secondary School’s graduates of 2022 toss their hats to mark the end of high school. The high school graduation ceremony was held on June 27. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland honours 97 students at grad ceremonies

Graduates were presented with diplomas on June 27

Summerland Secondary School’s graduates of 2022 toss their hats to mark the end of high school. The high school graduation ceremony was held on June 27. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Logan Miller, left, and Elijah Dueck show a bat house they have created. The two are promoting bat houses to help local bat populations. (Contributed)

Bat houses promoted to help bats in South Okanagan

Bats in South Okanagan are losing their habitats

  • Jun 23, 2022
Logan Miller, left, and Elijah Dueck show a bat house they have created. The two are promoting bat houses to help local bat populations. (Contributed)
This is the second oldest map of the Okanagan Valley, created by fur trader Archibald McDonald in 1827. It shows Nicola’s Prairie and the river was called the Nicola River, now Aeneas Creek. 
(Summerland Museum photo)

Grand Chief Nicola played important role in Okanagan history

19th-century leader’s land once included most of the region

  • Jun 23, 2022
This is the second oldest map of the Okanagan Valley, created by fur trader Archibald McDonald in 1827. It shows Nicola’s Prairie and the river was called the Nicola River, now Aeneas Creek. 
(Summerland Museum photo)
North Okanagan Knights forward Ty McNaughton (9) and defenceman John Kalmakoff (55) try to get at a loose puck in front of Summerland goalie Ben Lewis and centre Jack Lynes (10) during a game in December, 2021. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Summerland Steam player joins Manitoba hockey team

Jack Lynes has played one season with the Summerland Junior B team

North Okanagan Knights forward Ty McNaughton (9) and defenceman John Kalmakoff (55) try to get at a loose puck in front of Summerland goalie Ben Lewis and centre Jack Lynes (10) during a game in December, 2021. (Jenna Fochler Photo)
The municipality of Summerland is seeking input into its Downtown Neighbourhood Action Plan. Feedback is open until July 11. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Input sought for Summerland downtown plan

Feedback for plan will be received until July 11

The municipality of Summerland is seeking input into its Downtown Neighbourhood Action Plan. Feedback is open until July 11. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Bears have been seen in some Summerland neighbourhods this spring. Signs have been set out warning when bears have been observed in an area. (Black Press file photo)

Bears seen in Summerland neighbourhoods

Black bear looked in house windows while resident was home

Bears have been seen in some Summerland neighbourhods this spring. Signs have been set out warning when bears have been observed in an area. (Black Press file photo)
Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland author’s thriller set in Thailand

Todd’s Guardians is seventh book under pen name of C. Edgar North

Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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LETTER: Traffic safety needed in roundabouts

Turn signals ignored by some Summerland motorists

  • Jun 17, 2022
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Apple growing accounts for 277 hectares of agricultural land use in Summerland. The latest statistics from the federal government’s 2021 Census of Agriculture showed 209 farms, with 2,710 hectares of farm land. (Summerland Review file photo)

Farming a vital part of Summerland’s economy

Total of 209 farms, on 2,710 hectares of land in the community, according to Census of Agriculture

Apple growing accounts for 277 hectares of agricultural land use in Summerland. The latest statistics from the federal government’s 2021 Census of Agriculture showed 209 farms, with 2,710 hectares of farm land. (Summerland Review file photo)
Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Travelling through the history of transportation in the South Okanagan

Boats and trains were once dominant forms of travel

Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

60 years of Summerland Sweets to celebrate

Pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 25

Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
While spring floods in 2017 and 2018 damaged the lakeshore in Summerland, the danger of significant flooding this year is much lower. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland’s flood risk low at present

Okanagan Lake is expected to reach full pool level on June 21

While spring floods in 2017 and 2018 damaged the lakeshore in Summerland, the danger of significant flooding this year is much lower. (Black Press file photo)
Dee McWatters is the director of trans community involvement with the Kelowna Pride Society (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘No one goes through transition just to win’: Okanagan hockey player speaks out for trans sport

Dee McWatters, believes everyone has a place in sport, regardless of gender

Dee McWatters is the director of trans community involvement with the Kelowna Pride Society (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The Summerland Rotary Sunday Market will be held in downtown Summerland every Sunday in the summer months, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland to hold Sunday markets beginning in late June

Variety of vendors and entertainers scheduled for this summer

The Summerland Rotary Sunday Market will be held in downtown Summerland every Sunday in the summer months, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summerland Review file photo)
Because of wet conditions, sports fields in Summerland have been closed until further notice. (Summerland Review file photo)

Wet conditions result in closure of Summerland sports fields

User groups have been contacted about the closures

Because of wet conditions, sports fields in Summerland have been closed until further notice. (Summerland Review file photo)
Dan Maja, third from left, a bylaw enforcement officer and building license inspector with the municipality of Summerland, was presented with the Leadership and Valor in the Profession Award at the Licence Inspectors’ and Bylaw Officers’ Association of British Columbia annual training conference. (Contributed)

Summerland bylaw officer awarded for lifesaving work

Incident occurred during an inspection in the summer of 2021

Dan Maja, third from left, a bylaw enforcement officer and building license inspector with the municipality of Summerland, was presented with the Leadership and Valor in the Profession Award at the Licence Inspectors’ and Bylaw Officers’ Association of British Columbia annual training conference. (Contributed)
The white building in the centre of this photograph was a slaughter house operated by Laurie Woodworth (1877-1916). He supplied meat to the railway camps when the Kettle Valley Railway was being built. To the right of the building is the Woodworth Gulch, used to drive cattle. The entrance to the gulch can be found at the base of Milne Road, close to Giants Head Road.
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland had a slaughterhouse on side of mountain

Site was first used as a skating rink, then converted to a slaughterhouse

The white building in the centre of this photograph was a slaughter house operated by Laurie Woodworth (1877-1916). He supplied meat to the railway camps when the Kettle Valley Railway was being built. To the right of the building is the Woodworth Gulch, used to drive cattle. The entrance to the gulch can be found at the base of Milne Road, close to Giants Head Road.
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)