John Arendt

Flanked by children, members of council and others involved with the creation of new playground equipment, Summerland Mayor Toni Boot cuts the ribbon to officially open the new equipment. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland opens state-of-the-art playground

Facility in Memorial Park the first of its kind in Canada

Flanked by children, members of council and others involved with the creation of new playground equipment, Summerland Mayor Toni Boot cuts the ribbon to officially open the new equipment. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The latest provincial snowpack information shows levels well above normal in every area of the province except the Okanagan Valley. The B.C. River Forecast Centre is warning of the risk of flooding this spring. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Snowpack higher than normal in most of B.C.

B.C. River Forecast Centre warns of increased risk of flooding

The latest provincial snowpack information shows levels well above normal in every area of the province except the Okanagan Valley. The B.C. River Forecast Centre is warning of the risk of flooding this spring. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)
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Summerland Senior Men play all net scores golf event

Golf league action continues throughout spring and summer

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The contract at the Okanagan Falls landfill has been renewed for another five-year term. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

Landfill contract in Okanagan Falls renewed

Wildstone Environmental Ltd. has had its contract extended for another five years

The contract at the Okanagan Falls landfill has been renewed for another five-year term. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
Four properties have been added to the Naramata Fire Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Properties added to Naramata Fire Service Area

Expansion affects Kettle Ridge subdvision near Penticton

Four properties have been added to the Naramata Fire Service Area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Disgust and shame over a display of racial hate

Vandalism of reconciliation mural in Summerland is one of many incidents involving racial hatred

A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The earliest record of wine production in the Okanagan Valley dates back to Father Pandosy’s Okanagan Mission in 1859. British Columbia had provincial prohibition of alcoholic beverages from 1917 to 1921. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Winery donates tasting fees to Summerland Museum

Museum has provided Back Door Winery with information about prohibition era in Canada

The earliest record of wine production in the Okanagan Valley dates back to Father Pandosy’s Okanagan Mission in 1859. British Columbia had provincial prohibition of alcoholic beverages from 1917 to 1921. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland students to repair vandalized mural

Graffiti was sprayed on mural with reconciliation message

A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Most Summerland festivals did not happen in 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Summerland Farmers Market proceeded each Sunday during the summer and fall, and the Summerland Fall Fair had displays set up in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Fall Fair planned for Sept. 10

Event was cancelled in 2020 and scaled back in 2021

Most Summerland festivals did not happen in 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Summerland Farmers Market proceeded each Sunday during the summer and fall, and the Summerland Fall Fair had displays set up in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)
Warming up to winter at the Summerland library. (File photo)

Snowpack gone at Summerland measurement sites

Levels have been below normal for most of the winter

Warming up to winter at the Summerland library. (File photo)
Nurses at Langley Memorial Hospital are among the many nurses around the world who provide care. May 12 is International Nurses Day. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to nurses

May 9 to 15 is National Nursing Week in Canada and a time to recognize the work done by nurses

Nurses at Langley Memorial Hospital are among the many nurses around the world who provide care. May 12 is International Nurses Day. (Black Press file photo)
A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Reconciliation mural defacement a display of ‘hate against Indigenous people’: Summerland Mayor

Mural at Summerland Secondary School had a Truth and Reconciliation message

A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)

Summerland and Penticton athletes advance to Okanagan Championships

South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships were held in Kelowna on May 10

Penticton Secondary School athlete Jodie Whalen prepares to throw the javelin at the South Central Zone Middle and High School Championships in Kelowna. A total of 36 athleres placed in the top three in their events and have now qualified for the Okanagan Championships. (Contributed)
FILE - This Oct. 26, 2016 file photo shows a Twitter sign outside of the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. A new study published Thursday, March 8, 2018, in the journal Science shows that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu), File

COLUMN: Freedom of expression extends beyond online platforms

A freedom held dear by Canadians cannot be changed by a Twitter’s policies

FILE - This Oct. 26, 2016 file photo shows a Twitter sign outside of the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. A new study published Thursday, March 8, 2018, in the journal Science shows that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu), File
Summerland Mayor Toni Boot introduced a notice of motion requesting an anti-racism policy for Summerland. A resolution to have staff draft the policy has received unanimous council suppoort (Summerland Review file photo)

Anti-racism policy to be drafted by Summerland council

Recent incidents prompted mayor’s call for inclusion policy

Summerland Mayor Toni Boot introduced a notice of motion requesting an anti-racism policy for Summerland. A resolution to have staff draft the policy has received unanimous council suppoort (Summerland Review file photo)
A Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club member enjoying fishing on Vancouver Island (Submitted photo)

Summerland author’s book examines fly fishing

Dennis Grant explains the intricacies of fly fishing, including equipment, casting and knot tying

A Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club member enjoying fishing on Vancouver Island (Submitted photo)
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Summerland senior men’s golfers count low net scores

Regular league play continues through the spring and summer

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While the snow pack levels are above normal in much of the province, the Okanagan and Nicola regions remain lower than normal, according to the May 1, 2022 statistics. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Snow levels below normal in the Okanagan and Nicola regions

Despite lower snow packs, province warns of possibility of spring flooding

While the snow pack levels are above normal in much of the province, the Okanagan and Nicola regions remain lower than normal, according to the May 1, 2022 statistics. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)
On May 10, a Summerland mural with a Truth and Reconciliation message was defaced by vandals. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland reconciliation mural vandalized

Mural at Summerland Secondary School had a Truth and Reconciliation message

On May 10, a Summerland mural with a Truth and Reconciliation message was defaced by vandals. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Naramata Garden Tour will be held June 18. (Contributed)

Naramata garden tour planned

June 18 event organized by Naramata Garden Club and Friends of Summerland Ornamental Gardens

The Naramata Garden Tour will be held June 18. (Contributed)