Editorial

The loss of an event

When a longstanding community event is cancelled, even temporarily, it is time to take notice.

Considering growth

This is an opportunity to learn more about the plan and what it will mean if it is adopted.

Tourism to get new website

Comprehensive Summerland tourism website will launch late April.

The 902 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Summerland were among 40 air cadets from Oliver to Penticton competing in a Survival Competition in Peachland March 8 and 9.

Survival competition

Summerland cadets participate in Survival Competition.

The 902 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Summerland were among 40 air cadets from Oliver to Penticton competing in a Survival Competition in Peachland March 8 and 9.

Regional benefits of trails

The Trail of the Okanagans, a proposed walking and cycling path, has great potential as part of a regional marketing strategy.

Marie Bowyer works on a banner at the Summerland Community Arts Centre on Monday afternoon. The 10-year-old designed the scheme with a picture of her dog and herself in the mountains.

Colourful banner submissions sought

Artists of all ages will begin work on colourful street banners this month at the Summerland Community Arts Centre.

Marie Bowyer works on a banner at the Summerland Community Arts Centre on Monday afternoon. The 10-year-old designed the scheme with a picture of her dog and herself in the mountains.

A better way of planning

The final discussion on Summerland’s proposed Urban Growth Plan took on much the same character as discussions on previous land use plans.

Moving downtown

The announcement of a new site for the library and a new location for the arts centre will provide a much-needed boost.

Strength in numbers

Summerland’s proposed Urban Growth Plan has received plenty of attention from the community.

The need for a new plan

Without a new plan for growth, Summerland is stuck with an unworkable strategy.

Managing money

Tax increases are never pleasant and the increase of two per cent planned for this year will seem especially harsh.

The price of housing

The latest property assessments, released last week by B.C. Assessment, should be cause for concern in Summerland.

Considering tourists

In spring, the Summerland Chamber will launch a new site dedicated to the needs of Summerland’s tourists.

A plan for growth

Several questions must be answered before accepting or rejecting the Urban Growth Plan.

A matter of compromise

Communities in B.C. must have a plan for future growth in place, but determining how and where that growth will occur can be difficult.

Evening shopping

Once again this year, some of Summerland’s downtown merchants will extend their Friday evening hours for several weeks.

Waiting for water metering

Over the past several years, municipal staff and council have revisited the issue of billing time and again.

Examining spending

A report on municipal spending does not show Summerland in a flattering light.

Clearing the smoke

At first glance, a policy prohibiting smoking at Summerland’s beaches seems like a good idea.

Controlling marijuana

A drug bust in Summerland on the weekend should raise some serious concerns about the regulation of medical marijuana grow operations.