John Arendt

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)
NeighbourLink Summerland volunteers have been calling people on their client list during the COVID-19 pandemic, as previous services have been suspended. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland organization promotes calls to check in with neighbours

NeighbourLink Summerland volunteers making phone calls to shut-ins during pandemic

NeighbourLink Summerland volunteers have been calling people on their client list during the COVID-19 pandemic, as previous services have been suspended. (Black Press file photo)
Over the years, Janice Blackie-Goodine’s home in Summerland has featured elaborate Halloween displays and decorations each October. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct. 31 is a night of frights. How much do you know about Halloween customs and traditions?

Over the years, Janice Blackie-Goodine’s home in Summerland has featured elaborate Halloween displays and decorations each October. (File photo)
A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Mirjana Komljenovic, who has been diagnosed with Hermansky Pudlak Syndome and requires $2,000 a month to cover the costs of her medication. (gofundme.com)

Fundraiser created to help Summerland woman with rare condition

Mirjana Komljenovic requires costly medication to treat Hermansky Pudlak Syndome

A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Mirjana Komljenovic, who has been diagnosed with Hermansky Pudlak Syndome and requires $2,000 a month to cover the costs of her medication. (gofundme.com)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Summerland crime figures showed decrease in 2019

Policing statistics show drop in crime rates, although violent crimes increased

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
Homes in Summerland have been among the households in Canada to participate in radon testing. (TakeActiononRadon.ca)

Testing finds 38 per cent of Summerland homes have unsafe radon levels

Okanagan community one of 15 involved in national testing program

Homes in Summerland have been among the households in Canada to participate in radon testing. (TakeActiononRadon.ca)
Bear sightings have been reported in a residential area in Summerland in late October. The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to take measures so bears are not drawn to the area (Black Press file photo)

Bear sightings reported from Summerland neighbourhood

Conservation Officer Service urges people not to leave garbage outside

Bear sightings have been reported in a residential area in Summerland in late October. The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to take measures so bears are not drawn to the area (Black Press file photo)
In past years, Summerland has launched the festive season with the annual Summerland Festival of Lights. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)

Festival of Lights cancelled in Summerland

Annual November event normally launches start of festive season

In past years, Summerland has launched the festive season with the annual Summerland Festival of Lights. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)
In 1907, Summerland’s first council consisted of five people, all elected by acclamation. In the top row from left are reeve J.M. Robinson, R.H. Agur and J.R. Brown. In the bottom row are J. C. Ritchie at left and C.J. Thomson. 
(Photos courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland’s first council was elected by acclamation

Reeve and four councillors were elected in December, 1906

In 1907, Summerland’s first council consisted of five people, all elected by acclamation. In the top row from left are reeve J.M. Robinson, R.H. Agur and J.R. Brown. In the bottom row are J. C. Ritchie at left and C.J. Thomson. 
(Photos courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
A Summerland woman has set up an online fundraiser to provide backpacks to those being released from correctional facilities.(ca.gofundme.com)

Summerland woman raising money for backpack program

Backpacks will be distributed to those being released from correctional facilities

A Summerland woman has set up an online fundraiser to provide backpacks to those being released from correctional facilities.(ca.gofundme.com)
MLA Dan Ashton (Contributed)

Penticton MLA won’t seek leadership of B.C. Liberals

Dan Ashton believes a moderate leader with broad appeal is needed

MLA Dan Ashton (Contributed)