Editorial

Following the pathway

A proposed pathway which would provide a link between Okanagan communities has received interest from around the valley.

Living with bears

With an estimated 120,000 black bears in this province, bear safety and bear awareness become facts of life.

Driving together

A carpooling promotion is an idea which should make sense in Summerland.

The end of a development

Once again a plan to set up a multi-use development on Wharton Street has fallen through.

EDITORIAL: Counting the cost

When Summerland’s scheduled transit service begins it will be offered at no cost to the riders for the remainder of this year.

Introducing transit

The recent announcement that Summerland’s scheduled transit service will soon begin is welcome news.

Election reform

Last week, the provincial government finally promised some reforms which will be in place in November, 2014.

Delayed development

The Wharton Street project, a proposed multi-storey, multi-phase development near Summerland’s downtown, has the potential to spur growth.

Wildfire prevention

A small wildfire at the edge of Summerland on Sunday could have been a significant threat if conditions had been a little different.

A glowing report

A recent study, prepared by B.C. Stats, shows what many Summerlanders have known for years: This is a good place in which to live.

Seeking signs

Unlike other communities in the Okanagan Valley, Summerland’s business and lakefront areas are not built up along Highway 97.

Moving traffic

Traffic came to a halt on Highway 97 on Monday afternoon as a result of an accident north of Summerland.

Transit planning

An agreement bringing scheduled transit service into Summerland has been long needed, but a bus service by itself is not good enough.

Economic focus

A restructuring at municipal hall means the municipality once again has a person on staff to examine economic growth opportunities.

Mail security

Although we live in a world where much of our information is circulated electronically, we continue to rely on a postal system.

Summerland police report

A Summerland RCMP officer had to dive into a ditch to save himself from being hit on a traffic stop on June 12

Online access

Telus’s $3 million plan to bring fibre optic cable to Summerland is one of several recent initiatives to improve Internet service.

A land use tradeoff

No matter which option is selected for the municipality’s urban growth plan, it will involve some compromises.

Support for service

Summerland’s community groups have once again asked municipal council for some financial help so they can continue their work.

Cuts to education

The members of the Okanagan Skaha School Board have made some deep cuts in order to address a $1.5 million budget shortfall this year.