John Arendt

Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the South Okanagan, with the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek both growing over 10,000 hectares. (Mike Biden Photography)

South Okanagan wildfires remain out of control

Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek wildfires have been burning since July

Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the South Okanagan, with the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek both growing over 10,000 hectares. (Mike Biden Photography)
Lance Tycholaz had been coping with Lyme disease since he was bitten by a tick during the summer of 2009. (Contributed)

Summerland man battles Lyme disease for more than 12 years

Lance Tycholaz continues to cope with Lyme disease symptoms

Lance Tycholaz had been coping with Lyme disease since he was bitten by a tick during the summer of 2009. (Contributed)
Smells of garbage, fruit and compost can serve to attract bears to populated areas. (Black Press file photo)

Efforts urged to keep bears from populated areas in Okanagan and Similkameen

Garbage, fruit and compost smells attract bears

Smells of garbage, fruit and compost can serve to attract bears to populated areas. (Black Press file photo)
The Summerland After Hours Clinic in the Rosedale Medical building will close effective Sept. 1. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland After Hours Clinic to close

Ongoing staffing challenges resulted in decision to discontinue service

The Summerland After Hours Clinic in the Rosedale Medical building will close effective Sept. 1. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

COLUMN: Automated checkouts are altering the job market

There has been a growing opposition to these devices, especially in the past few months

In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council to examine eco-village development

Proposal calls for housing near community’s solar site

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)
James Young of Naramata and his bearded collie Loki have some fun at the Skaha Kennel Club dog show in Summerland in 2019. The municipality of Summerland has approved a temporary dog park at the Dale Meadows Sports Complex. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland approves temporary dog park

Council to revisit decision one year after facility opens

James Young of Naramata and his bearded collie Loki have some fun at the Skaha Kennel Club dog show in Summerland in 2019. The municipality of Summerland has approved a temporary dog park at the Dale Meadows Sports Complex. (Black Press file photo)
The Jaeger and Graham families from Naramata celebrated Oliver’s fifth birthday at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. The tourist train in Summerland has received a provincial grant. (Photo by Tom Burley)

Summerland steam train receives provincial grant funding

Major Anchor Attractions Program benefits Kettle Valley Steam Railway

The Jaeger and Graham families from Naramata celebrated Oliver’s fifth birthday at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. The tourist train in Summerland has received a provincial grant. (Photo by Tom Burley)
Grapes ripen on the vines at a Summerland vineyard. This year’s extreme summer heat and busy wildfire season are affecting wineries and grape growers in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland wineries optimistic despite hot, smoky year

‘It could be a stellar vintage’

Grapes ripen on the vines at a Summerland vineyard. This year’s extreme summer heat and busy wildfire season are affecting wineries and grape growers in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Sir Herbert Holt was featured on a Royal Bank of Canada $100 bill in the early 1900s. Holt, president of the bank, was also the richest of all Canadian billionaires. He owned land in Summerland. Portions of his orchard home, on Dale Meadows Road, are across the street from Millionaires’ Row Cider Company. Until the Bank of Canada Act in 1934, each bank had its own currency. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Billionaire on old $100 bill owned land in Summerland

Sir Herbert Holt, president of the Royal Bank of Canada, was the richest man in the country


Sir Herbert Holt was featured on a Royal Bank of Canada $100 bill in the early 1900s. Holt, president of the bank, was also the richest of all Canadian billionaires. He owned land in Summerland. Portions of his orchard home, on Dale Meadows Road, are across the street from Millionaires’ Row Cider Company. Until the Bank of Canada Act in 1934, each bank had its own currency. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on July 8. Canadian party leaders are working worked their way around the country, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)

QUIZ: It’s party time

With a federal election in the forecast, test your knowledge of political parties and other parties

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on July 8. Canadian party leaders are working worked their way around the country, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on July 8. Canadian party leaders are working worked their way around the country, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)

QUIZ: It’s party time

With a federal election in the forecast, test your knowledge of political parties and other parties

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on July 8. Canadian party leaders are working worked their way around the country, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)
The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE

In 2021, wildfires in B.C. have burned more land than all of P.E.I.

Largest individual wildfires are bigger than some entire nations

The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE
The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE

In 2021, wildfires in B.C. have burned more land than all of P.E.I.

Largest individual wildfires are bigger than some entire nations

The out of control Sparks Lake fire burning forests on June 30, 2021. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE
The Shumka Dancers and Running Thunder Dancers will perform together during the Ryga Arts Festival in August, 2021. (Contributed)

Events scheduled for Ryga Arts Festival in Summerland

Festival in Summerland will feature theatre, music and more

The Shumka Dancers and Running Thunder Dancers will perform together during the Ryga Arts Festival in August, 2021. (Contributed)
Roughly half the population of British Columbia lives in the greater Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

The B.C. Day long weekend is a time to celebrate the wonderful things about this amazing province

Roughly half the population of British Columbia lives in the greater Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Roughly half the population of British Columbia lives in the greater Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

The B.C. Day long weekend is a time to celebrate the wonderful things about this amazing province

Roughly half the population of British Columbia lives in the greater Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Workers with St. John Ambulance set up medial beds and other equipment for a deployment centre at Summerland Seniors Village. The temporary is one of two facilities in the region to provide assistance during a wildfire evacuation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Medical deployment centre set up in Summerland to help with wildfire evacuations

40-bed centre in place in case of wildfire evacuations

Workers with St. John Ambulance set up medial beds and other equipment for a deployment centre at Summerland Seniors Village. The temporary is one of two facilities in the region to provide assistance during a wildfire evacuation. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire is over 6,500 hectares and growing. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter)

More burned in 2021 wildfires so far than all of last year

More than 450,000 hectares have burned in B.C. so far in 2021

The Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire is over 6,500 hectares and growing. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter)
Summerland’s expanded network of electric vehicle charging stations was officially opened on Tuesday, July 28. From left are Coun. Richard Barkwill, Mayor Toni Boot, Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas, Coun. Erin Carlson, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Roly Russell and Coun. Doug Holmes. Behind them are electric vehicles already on the market in the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland expands network of electric vehicle charging stations

Charging now available at multiple stations in five locations

Summerland’s expanded network of electric vehicle charging stations was officially opened on Tuesday, July 28. From left are Coun. Richard Barkwill, Mayor Toni Boot, Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas, Coun. Erin Carlson, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Roly Russell and Coun. Doug Holmes. Behind them are electric vehicles already on the market in the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)