Summerland

Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Large development proposal near Summerland defeated

Diamonds would have had 106 residential units, built in two phases

 

According to the earliest maps of the Okanagan Valley, the Summerland area was called Nicola Prairie. This name meant the land of Nicola; Grand Chief Nicola. In 1845, Chief Nicola was protected by eighty bodyguards. In 1902, when Summerland was founded, only three Indigenous families remained: the Johnny Pierre, Antoine Pierre and William Manuel families. The children of these three families attended Summerland’s first official school in 1904. This photograph shows William Manuel’s home in the lower left corner. The road, left of the home would become Rosedale Avenue. The home was surrounded by Alf Richardson’s lumber yard. Today, the Manuel house would be located close to the Summerland Animal Clinic. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland was once known as Nicola Prairie

Downtown Summerland was once Penticton Indian Reserve #3

 

Penticton’s Courthouse. (File)

Summerland brothers’ neighbour dispute with fungus farm ends in 9 months probation

Conflict with neighbouring mushroom farm dates to at least 2019

 

A power outage on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 p.m. will last for six hours. (File photo)

Six-hour power outage scheduled for Saturday

Oct. 22 will be second of two planned outages to allow for upgrades

A power outage on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 p.m. will last for six hours. (File photo)
Diane Pearson, left, treasurer of the Summerland Kiwanis Club, presents a $1,500 cheque to Ingrid Wuensche, inventory manager at the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre. The service club raised the money through online sales. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Kiwanis Club supports food bank and Variety Club

Money for donations was raised through online sales

Diane Pearson, left, treasurer of the Summerland Kiwanis Club, presents a $1,500 cheque to Ingrid Wuensche, inventory manager at the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre. The service club raised the money through online sales. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Kettle Valley Steam Railway was one of 11 non-profit organizations to receive a tax exemption from the municipality of Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland approves tax exemptions for non-profit organizations

Full and partial exemptions affect 11 organizations and 1.35% of general property tax revenues

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway was one of 11 non-profit organizations to receive a tax exemption from the municipality of Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Jackie Zawacky, left, Justin Koshman and Sue Rempel hold some of the many pumpkins at The Apple Barn in Summerland. Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner, and pumpkins carved as Jack O’Lanterns are popular at Halloween. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Pumpkins celebrated at Summerland farm

Billy Boerboom has been growing some massive pumpkins this year

Jackie Zawacky, left, Justin Koshman and Sue Rempel hold some of the many pumpkins at The Apple Barn in Summerland. Pumpkin pie is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner, and pumpkins carved as Jack O’Lanterns are popular at Halloween. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In past years, the Summerland Festival of Lights attracted around 10,000 people to downtown Summerland. This year, a three-weekend event has been scheduled in December to launch the festive season. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s light-up to extend over three weekends

Event in December marks start of festive season in the community

In past years, the Summerland Festival of Lights attracted around 10,000 people to downtown Summerland. This year, a three-weekend event has been scheduled in December to launch the festive season. (Summerland Review file photo)
Electronic participation at Summerland council meetings can continue . (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland amending bylaw to allow online council meetings to continue

First three readings given to amendments of Council Procedure Bylaw

Electronic participation at Summerland council meetings can continue . (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Two scheduled power outages are planned for Summerland, for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The Oct. 15 outage will last six hours and the Oct. 22 outage will last four hours. (Summerland Review file photo)

Scheduled power outages for Summerland

Two outages planned for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22

Two scheduled power outages are planned for Summerland, for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The Oct. 15 outage will last six hours and the Oct. 22 outage will last four hours. (Summerland Review file photo)
A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Summerland Unisus School. The dates of the potential exposure are Sept. 27 and 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Summerland Unisus School

Exposure took place in late September at independent school

A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Summerland Unisus School. The dates of the potential exposure are Sept. 27 and 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Vital Signs report, put out by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, is now available online. (Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen website image)

South Okanagan Similkameen Vital Signs report now available online

Report shows job loss, mental health and housing are still pressing issues in the region

The Vital Signs report, put out by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, is now available online. (Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen website image)
When the Summerland Development Company sold land in 1906, the company created a map to show the route to Summerland. The company president was Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

1906 map created to show how to get to Summerland

Many early settlers came to Okanagan from the Prairies

When the Summerland Development Company sold land in 1906, the company created a map to show the route to Summerland. The company president was Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Madeline Carlson, left, Kira Nilson and Emilia Tolnai show a mural with a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation theme. The mural is at the tennis courts at Summerland Middle School. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland mural has truth and reconciliation theme

Students at Summerland Secondary School leave hand prints on mural

Madeline Carlson, left, Kira Nilson and Emilia Tolnai show a mural with a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation theme. The mural is at the tennis courts at Summerland Middle School. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A building permit, worth more than $23 million, was issued for the Oasis luxury condominium project in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland building permits total more than $27M in August

Permit issued for lakefront development project

A building permit, worth more than $23 million, was issued for the Oasis luxury condominium project in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
More than 50 people of all ages participated in the march, many holding signs and banners while chanting demands for more action from Canadian politicians. (Contributed/Merle Kindred)

Penticton area youth organize march for better climate policies

More than 50 people of all ages participated and demanded politicians to take forceful action

More than 50 people of all ages participated in the march, many holding signs and banners while chanting demands for more action from Canadian politicians. (Contributed/Merle Kindred)
Marie Cormack won her age group category in the Calgary Marathon on Sept. 19 in a time of 3:55. More than 4,200 racers participated in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. Cormack’s time qualifies her for the Boston Marathon. (Contributed)

Summerland runner qualifies for Boston Marathon

Marie Cormack competed in Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on Sept. 19.

Marie Cormack won her age group category in the Calgary Marathon on Sept. 19 in a time of 3:55. More than 4,200 racers participated in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. Cormack’s time qualifies her for the Boston Marathon. (Contributed)
Isintok Lake has been drained down in order to allow for the replacement of an outflow pipe. The old outflow pipe has reached the end of its life. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crews replacing outflow pipe at Summerland reservoir lake

Project at Isintok Lake costs around $2.4 million

Isintok Lake has been drained down in order to allow for the replacement of an outflow pipe. The old outflow pipe has reached the end of its life. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland’s campfire ban, in place since June 30, 2021, has now been lifted. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland ends campfire ban

Ban concludes on Sept. 23 at noon

Summerland’s campfire ban, in place since June 30, 2021, has now been lifted. (Black Press file photo)
The access road to the upper parking lot of Giant’s Head Mountain Park is once again open to vehicle traffic. Because of the fire danger rating, it had been closed since June 30. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland park access open to vehicles once again

Giant’s Head Mountain Park road had been closed to motor vehicles since June 30

The access road to the upper parking lot of Giant’s Head Mountain Park is once again open to vehicle traffic. Because of the fire danger rating, it had been closed since June 30. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)