John Arendt

The salaries and expenses for Summerland’s municipal council came to more than 136,000 in 2020, according to the Statement of Financial Information. (YouTube photo)

Summerland council cost over $136,000 in 2020

Wages and expenses outlined in 2020 Statement of Financial Information

The salaries and expenses for Summerland’s municipal council came to more than 136,000 in 2020, according to the Statement of Financial Information. (YouTube photo)
In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: The mystery of the time-travelling tourist

Was the man in a 1943 photograph checking his smart phone?

In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Summerland’s latest Statement of Financial Information shows more than $7 million was paid to municipal staff in 2020, a reduction from the 2019 figures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland municipal staff earn more than $7M in 2020

Wage and expense information in Statement of Financial Information

Summerland’s latest Statement of Financial Information shows more than $7 million was paid to municipal staff in 2020, a reduction from the 2019 figures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Darrien McWatters of Summerland came out publicly as transgender in January, 2018. (Contributed)

Summerland firefighter’s transgender identity began 3 years ago

‘My personality hasn’t changed. I just say I’m in a prettier package now.’

Darrien McWatters of Summerland came out publicly as transgender in January, 2018. (Contributed)
The snow pack levels for the province were slightly above normal, according to the June 1 measurements. (Contributed)

British Columbia’s June snow measurements slightly above normal

BC River Forecast Centre has compiled data from around the province

The snow pack levels for the province were slightly above normal, according to the June 1 measurements. (Contributed)
In 1906, provincial reports indicated potential mining of lead, silver, copper and gold near what is now the Summerland Rodeo Grounds . Mining began in 1911 funded by investors Frank Osler, R.H. Agur, Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh and miner Tom Kelly. Yields were small and the mine was abandoned. (Photograph courtesy of Andrew Holder)

Mine remnants can be seen in Summerland

Mining operation near Summerland Rodeo Grounds began in 1906

In 1906, provincial reports indicated potential mining of lead, silver, copper and gold near what is now the Summerland Rodeo Grounds . Mining began in 1911 funded by investors Frank Osler, R.H. Agur, Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh and miner Tom Kelly. Yields were small and the mine was abandoned. (Photograph courtesy of Andrew Holder)
Marilyn Noel drives the Okanagan Skaha School District’s new electric bus. The school district is planning to convert its entire fleet of 18 school buses from diesel to electric. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Electric school bus acquired for Summerland

Okanagan Skaha School District to transition away from diesel buses

Marilyn Noel drives the Okanagan Skaha School District’s new electric bus. The school district is planning to convert its entire fleet of 18 school buses from diesel to electric. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Danika Sebastian, left, reads a poem during a vigil to honour the 215 missing children whose remains were found at the former Kamloops Residential School. At right is event organizer Kayla MacGillivray. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland vigil paid tribute to 215 Indigenous children buried in Kamloops

Event included moment of silence for victims of Kamloops Residential School

Danika Sebastian, left, reads a poem during a vigil to honour the 215 missing children whose remains were found at the former Kamloops Residential School. At right is event organizer Kayla MacGillivray. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from Wonder Woman 1984. What is Wonder Woman’s civilian name? (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)

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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from Wonder Woman 1984. What is Wonder Woman’s civilian name? (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will begin the clean-up of an unsightly property in Hedley. (Andrea DeMeer - Black Press)

Unsightly Hedley property will be cleaned up

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to begin work by June 7

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will begin the clean-up of an unsightly property in Hedley. (Andrea DeMeer - Black Press)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will coordinate a clean-up of Hedley to remove derelict vehicles and other garbage. (Contributed)

Clean-up work planned for Hedley

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen budgets $36,000 for one-time initiative

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will coordinate a clean-up of Hedley to remove derelict vehicles and other garbage. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is looking to improve communications with Indigenous communities in the region. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is looking to improve communications with Indigenous communities in the region. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working on a proposed bylaw to regulate metal storage containers. (Pixabay.com)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen proposes storage container bylaw

Rules and colours have been suggested to govern containers

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is working on a proposed bylaw to regulate metal storage containers. (Pixabay.com)
The Okanagan Skaha School District has acquired its first electric bus. The bus will be at the school district’s Summerland Yard. (Contributed)

Electric school bus acquired for Summerland

Okanagan Skaha School District to transition away from diesel buses

The Okanagan Skaha School District has acquired its first electric bus. The bus will be at the school district’s Summerland Yard. (Contributed)
A boil water notice, in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, has now been rescinded. (District of Summerland map)

Summerland boil water notice rescinded

Notice had been in place since May 28

A boil water notice, in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, has now been rescinded. (District of Summerland map)
A vigil will be held at the Voice of Mother Earth sculpture on Wharton Street in Summerland on Friday, June 4 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland vigil to pay tribute to 215 missing children

Event will include moment of silence for victims of Kamloops Residential School

A vigil will be held at the Voice of Mother Earth sculpture on Wharton Street in Summerland on Friday, June 4 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A boil water notice remains in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, shown on the map in red. (District of Summerland map)

Summerland boil water notice continues

Watermain break on May 28 resulted in notice

A boil water notice remains in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, shown on the map in red. (District of Summerland map)
Conservation officers are urging Summerland residents to manage their garbage and other bear attractants after a bear in the community was put down in late May. (Black Press file photo)

Aggressive bear put down in Summerland neighbourhood

Residents urged to manage garbage and other bear attractants

Conservation officers are urging Summerland residents to manage their garbage and other bear attractants after a bear in the community was put down in late May. (Black Press file photo)
The Little Brown Myotis occurs across British Columbia but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. (Photo by B. Paterson)

Provincial bat count to monitor for impacts of white-nose syndrome

Almost half of British Columbia’s bat species are now at risk

The Little Brown Myotis occurs across British Columbia but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. (Photo by B. Paterson)
Jen Anderson, staff and youth from the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club say thanks to 100 Men Who Care, following a donation of $2,580. (Contributed)

Three South Okanagan Similkameen charities receive funding

Donations presented by 100 Men Who Care

Jen Anderson, staff and youth from the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club say thanks to 100 Men Who Care, following a donation of $2,580. (Contributed)