John Arendt

Social media, including sites like Facebook, play an important role in contemporary society. (Dreamstime/TNS photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about social behaviour?

Social conventions, including social distancing, are part of living in a society

Social media, including sites like Facebook, play an important role in contemporary society. (Dreamstime/TNS photo)
Originally the Summerland Reservoir was a glacial lake formed from surrounding groundwater. Former names have included Barclay Lake and Balcomo Lake. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)

Summerland’s reservoir was once a glacial lake

Water supply has had many names over the years.

Originally the Summerland Reservoir was a glacial lake formed from surrounding groundwater. Former names have included Barclay Lake and Balcomo Lake. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth will take over as the head of the Oliver RCMP detachment in December. (Black Press file photo)

Long-time Penticton police officer to head Oliver RCMP detachment

Don Wrigglesworth has 21 years of policing experience

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth will take over as the head of the Oliver RCMP detachment in December. (Black Press file photo)
Medical radiation technologist Robert Hurford directs Elise Verge in a preview of a CT exam at Penticton Regional Hospital. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s Tree of Dreams campaign looks to raise the final $500,000 needed for a second CT at the hospital. (Contributed)

Tree of Dreams campaign raises money for new CT at Penticton Regional Hospital

Less than $500,000 left in $3 million South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s initiative

Medical radiation technologist Robert Hurford directs Elise Verge in a preview of a CT exam at Penticton Regional Hospital. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s Tree of Dreams campaign looks to raise the final $500,000 needed for a second CT at the hospital. (Contributed)
Policing statistics showed an increase in calls for service in Osoyoos, but a decrease in Oliver during the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)

Police activity decreases in Oliver, increases in Osoyoos in third quarter of 2020

RCMP in Osoyoos dealing with rise in number of violent crimes

Policing statistics showed an increase in calls for service in Osoyoos, but a decrease in Oliver during the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News file)
Police in Princeton saw an increase in the number of calls for service the received in the third quarter of 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Princeton’s police activity increases during third quarter of 2020

More calls for service, violent crimes and property crimes than during same period in 2019

Police in Princeton saw an increase in the number of calls for service the received in the third quarter of 2020. (Black Press file photo)
A new administrator has been hired for the municipality of Summerland. (Summerland Review file photo)

Administrator hired for Summerland

Graham Statt has experience with Alberta’s provincial government

A new administrator has been hired for the municipality of Summerland. (Summerland Review file photo)
Police in Keremeos were kept busy during the third quarter of 2020 as crime figures and requests for service both increased compared to the same time frame in 2019. (Black Press file photo)

Police activity increases in Keremeos

Violent crime figures show increase of 18 per cent over same period in 2019

Police in Keremeos were kept busy during the third quarter of 2020 as crime figures and requests for service both increased compared to the same time frame in 2019. (Black Press file photo)
Police in Summerland saw an increase in the total number of calls for service in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Fall crime numbers up in Summerland

Calls for service, violent crimes and property crimes all rose in third quarter of 2020

Police in Summerland saw an increase in the total number of calls for service in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
In Penticton’s rural areas, there were fewer business break and enters, but the number of frauds and the number of bicycle thefts increased significantly in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Frauds and bicycle thefts increase in Penticton’s rural areas

Third quarter statistics from RCMP show changes in crime trends

In Penticton’s rural areas, there were fewer business break and enters, but the number of frauds and the number of bicycle thefts increased significantly in the third quarter of 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is holding budget workshops. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen holds budget workshops

Directors discussing 2021 budget for regional district

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is holding budget workshops. (Contributed)
While the traditional Summerland Festival of Lights will not proceed this year, a drive-by event has been scheduled for Nov. 27, following COVID-19 safety protocols. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland to hold drive-by light-up event

Festive season event on Nov. 27 to follow COVID-19 safety protocols

While the traditional Summerland Festival of Lights will not proceed this year, a drive-by event has been scheduled for Nov. 27, following COVID-19 safety protocols. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. (Summerland Review file photo)

Many veterans have repeated messages about the importance of preventing another war

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Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. (Summerland Review file photo)
In this image released by NASA, Comet Neowise, left, is seen in the eastern horizon above Earth in this image taken from the International Space Station on Sunday, July 5, 2020. (NASA via AP)

QUIZ: How much do you know about space?

The International Space Station has been in space for more than 20 years

In this image released by NASA, Comet Neowise, left, is seen in the eastern horizon above Earth in this image taken from the International Space Station on Sunday, July 5, 2020. (NASA via AP)
This is a photograph of the 1909 to 1910 Garnet Valley School students. The teacher was Miss Ballantyne on the left and her assistant Miss Sherk. In today’s classrooms, ventilation with fresh air will be a important part in containing COVID-19 infections. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)

A century ago, Summerland had small schools

Outlying communities each had their own schools in early 1900s

This is a photograph of the 1909 to 1910 Garnet Valley School students. The teacher was Miss Ballantyne on the left and her assistant Miss Sherk. In today’s classrooms, ventilation with fresh air will be a important part in containing COVID-19 infections. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)
In past years, Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies were held in Memorial Park. In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a closed ceremony will be held at the Summerland Legion. A video will be available later in the day. (Summerland Review file photo)

Legion cancels Remembrance Day luncheon

Decision comes in response to rising COVID-19 pandemic cases

In past years, Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies were held in Memorial Park. In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a closed ceremony will be held at the Summerland Legion. A video will be available later in the day. (Summerland Review file photo)
Karla Kozakevich, right, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chief administrative officer Bill Newell and Doug Holmes were among those present at the regional district’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 5. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Kozakevich re-elected as chair of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Board held inaugural meeting on Nov. 5

Karla Kozakevich, right, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chief administrative officer Bill Newell and Doug Holmes were among those present at the regional district’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 5. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Housing sales and the average selling prices are both increasing in the South Okanagan, according to statistics released by the South Okanagan Real Estate Board. (Contributed)

South Okanagan housing market shows increase in activity

Number of sales and average selling prices both higher in October than same month in 2019

Housing sales and the average selling prices are both increasing in the South Okanagan, according to statistics released by the South Okanagan Real Estate Board. (Contributed)
Crosses, made by the Penticton Foundry, are on the graves of veterans at the three Summerland cemeteries. (Contributed)

Crosses mark veterans’ graves in Summerland cemeteries

Legion Auxiliary has organized project since late 1950s

Crosses, made by the Penticton Foundry, are on the graves of veterans at the three Summerland cemeteries. (Contributed)
The Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s locomotive will be featured in an upcoming television documentary. (Photo by Tom Burley)

Summerland locomotive featured in TV documentary

Story to recount incident at Slocan Lake in 1946

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s locomotive will be featured in an upcoming television documentary. (Photo by Tom Burley)