Editorial

A shorter school year

The late start to the school year means teachers and students must work with a tighter timeline.

A team effort

A new skateboard park for Summerland is in the works because of the efforts of a charity society, the municipality and the school board.

Considering infill growth

A development proposal which would add 31 homes to Trout Creek received council support but opposition from many residents.

The price of water

When the municipality began to set out a structure for metered water rates, the process seemed simple.

Protecting farm workers

Reports of poor living conditions for foreign workers at one Summerland farm are cause for concern.

Meeting spaces

When the new Summerland library branch is constructed, it will be larger than at present, but some space questions remain.

The cost of upgrades

Anyone who has spent time at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds has noticed the need for upgrades and improvements at the site.

Measuring water

The transition from a flat rate for water consumption to a metering system has been long and complex.

Transit expansion

When Summerland’s scheduled transit service was introduced in October, few expected the strong positive response this service has received.

Accessible voting

Each time a municipal election is held, voters are urged to cast their ballots, although voter turnout is consistently low.

EDITORIAL: Trail construction

If a good trail system is in place, it can serve as a tourism draw.

Shorter time lines

A proposed protocol change will help to accomplish some streamlining.

Hockey excellence

When several players from the same hockey team all move up in hockey, it is significant.

A place to grow

A pocket neighbourhood has been proposed for the site of tSummerland’s former RCMP detachment on Jubilee Road.

User-friendly recycling

Changes to curbside collection of recyclable materials could result in more recyclables ending up in the landfill.

Settling a labour dispute

Once again, a labour dispute between a public sector union and the province could have far-reaching effects.

Transit activity

Since Summerland’s scheduled transit service was introduced last fall, the service has been well used.

Affordable housing

A proposed pocket neighbourhood could help to provide some homes at more modest prices.

A no-win situation

The decision was a difficult one which left council with no good options.

Retaining services

The “shop locally” message, long used to promote local businesses, has now extended to medical services.