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COLUMN: School board organized planning sessions

In late October, the Board of Education of School District 67 Okanagan Skaha undertook the launch of a strategic planning process.

Summerland’s reigning royalty and this year’s Blossom Pageant candidates will be at the 29th annual Festival of Lights in downtown Summerland later this month. From left are Emma Fetterer

Introducing the Blossom Pageant candidates

This year, 11 candidates are participating in the Blossom Pageant.

Summerland’s reigning royalty and this year’s Blossom Pageant candidates will be at the 29th annual Festival of Lights in downtown Summerland later this month. From left are Emma Fetterer

Community mail boxes targeted in Peachland

RCMP recommend that Peachland residents remain vigilant and report suspicious activity related to their community mail boxes.

Search and Rescue hunting for new recruits

Search and Rescue hunting for new recruits

Recruits will have backcountry knowledge, be physically fit, team player and have time to commit to giving back to their community.

Search and Rescue hunting for new recruits

Sister city agreement in place for 20 years

The relationship between Summerland and Toyokoro, Japan is continuing to grow and evolve

WestJet

Customer perception makes a corporate reputation fly or die

Corporate social responsibility is the new business buzz word to tell one and all how you're business ethics are perceived.

WestJet
Germaine Koh

Koh brings Home Made Home to Kelowna Art Gallery

Vancouver artist Germaine Koh uses local materials, often recycled, for a project that is well suited to Kelowna.

Germaine Koh
Lara St. John

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto opens OSO season in Kelowna

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra welcomes Canadian violinist Lara St. John for concerts in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon.

Lara St. John

COLUMN: Preparing for the UBCM convention

Every September, councillors, mayors and regional directors from around British Columbia gather for a week-long convention.

Award-winning photograph taken at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow. Photo by Amateur Photographer of the Year

Abbotsford Airshow: Heroes of the Skies

The Abbotsford International Airshow takes place Aug. 12-14 and includes US Navy Super Hornets and the Breitling Jet Team

Award-winning photograph taken at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow. Photo by Amateur Photographer of the Year
FI

June 7 was Tax Freedom Day: Fraser Institute

This means if you paid all your taxes up front, you would have given every dollar you earned this year to government.

FI
UBCO kids summer camp

Kids try engineering at UBCO summer camps

How about 3-D modeling, laser engraving, Lego robotics, and concrete like you've never seen it before in your summer camp fun.

UBCO kids summer camp
Neal and Louisa Carter of Summerland

Carters support hospital with apple benefits

A Summerland couple have stepped forward with a $250,000 donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen (SOS) Medical Foundation.

Neal and Louisa Carter of Summerland
Rick Thorpe and Yasmin John-Thorpe have donated $30

Thorpes support hospital expansion

Giving back is not new to Rick Thorpe and Yasmin John-Thorpe.

Rick Thorpe and Yasmin John-Thorpe have donated $30
Eva Antonijevic

Pair water with plants suitable to climate

Water is not necessary to create colour and beauty in your home landscapes, according to Eva Antonijevic.

Eva Antonijevic
Summer students Levi Godard

Cabin 3 opens at Agur Lake Camp

Agur Lake Camp Society members and supporters gathered to witness the cutting of the ribbon opening the camp’s third cabin.

Summer students Levi Godard

Chamber welcomes new businesses

The Summerland Chamber of Commerce welcomed new businesses.

Valley and road named for Garnett brothers

Garnett Valley Road and Garnett Valley were named after pioneers Edgar and William Garnett.

Photo by Steve Dutt. Named Next Generation Photographer of the Year 2014. Photo taken at the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Finalists selected for B.C. Amateur Photographer of the Year

Seventy photographers will compete at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow

Photo by Steve Dutt. Named Next Generation Photographer of the Year 2014. Photo taken at the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Letter: Rider wants drivers to butt out safely

I was out riding my horse this morning at 5 a.m. to beat the heat.