John Arendt

During this time of the year, many people will make donations to food banks. However, hunger and poverty are ongoing challenges. (File photo)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of hunger and poverty

During this season of giving and generosity, many people are in need

During this time of the year, many people will make donations to food banks. However, hunger and poverty are ongoing challenges. (File photo)
The municipality of Summerland will expand its garbage collection program to include residential food scraps. (File photo)

Summerland to receive funding for organic waste collection project

Project approved under CleanBC – Organics Infrastructure and Collection Program

The municipality of Summerland will expand its garbage collection program to include residential food scraps. (File photo)
Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: I did my research. Now what?

Questioning everything can quickly become an absurdity

Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)
The Regional District of Okananagan-Similkameen has deferred a decision on a proposed housing development for Okanagan Falls. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan Falls development decision deferred

Changes expected to come for proposed housing development

The Regional District of Okananagan-Similkameen has deferred a decision on a proposed housing development for Okanagan Falls. (Black Press file photo)
Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Development next to Okanagan Lake Provincial Park officially shot down

Diamonds development was proposed for 10 kilometres north of Summerland

Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Aquifer information sought for Faulder community plan

Shortage of water and infrastructure issues addressed for community west of Summerland

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
On Dec. 1, 2021 at 1 p.m., Penticton recorded a temperature of 22.1 C. The city was the warmest place in Canada at that time. (File photo)

Penticton smashes 90-year-old heat record for December

Record-breaking temperature of 22.1 C recorded on Dec. 1

On Dec. 1, 2021 at 1 p.m., Penticton recorded a temperature of 22.1 C. The city was the warmest place in Canada at that time. (File photo)
Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Over 290 homes were evacuated in Princeton and the entire town of 7,000 residents of Merritt have been evacuated from flooding. (Facebook)

Flood watch remains for areas near Princeton

Additional rainfall expected Nov. 30 to Dec. 1

Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Over 290 homes were evacuated in Princeton and the entire town of 7,000 residents of Merritt have been evacuated from flooding. (Facebook)
Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times

COLUMN: Commercials fall short of portraying a positive workplace

A couple of recent television commercials for Amazon show a dismal view…

Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times
A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

QUIZ: How much do you know about transportation?

Put your knowledge of roads, rail lines, air transport and shipping to the test

A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Spectators watching Summerland’s ski jumping competition at the community’s ski hill in Meadow Valley in 1956. 
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland had ski hill in 1940s and 1950s

Community’s ski hill was in Meadow Valley area

Spectators watching Summerland’s ski jumping competition at the community’s ski hill in Meadow Valley in 1956. 
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
An evacuation order has been issued for some properties in Electoral Area H within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Evacuation order issued for Electoral Area H along Tulameen River

Rising flood waters prompt order

An evacuation order has been issued for some properties in Electoral Area H within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has an evacuation alert issued for the Riverside Estates area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen rescinds evacuation order for Riverside Estates

Evacuation alert in place for area and residents are urged to be prepared

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has an evacuation alert issued for the Riverside Estates area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
The municipality of Summerland is revisiting the proposed solar and storage project as the costs of the proposed project have increased significantly. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland council to revisit scope of solar project

Latest cost estimates show significant increase in price of project

The municipality of Summerland is revisiting the proposed solar and storage project as the costs of the proposed project have increased significantly. (Black Press file photo)
Summerland residents have mixed views on allowing and regulating short-term vacation rentals in the community. (Black Press file photo)

Opinions mixed on short-term rental units in Summerland

Bylaw expected to come to council table for Dec. 13 meeting

Summerland residents have mixed views on allowing and regulating short-term vacation rentals in the community. (Black Press file photo)
Residents of Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton are cleaning up following recent flood damage. The owner of this property said the Tulameen River forced open his front door Sunday night. Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov. 18

Assistance available to those affected by flooding in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Emergency Operations Centre and Emergency Support Services providing help following floods

Residents of Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton are cleaning up following recent flood damage. The owner of this property said the Tulameen River forced open his front door Sunday night. Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov. 18
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo

QUIZ: In praise of medical professionals

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medical researchers in history and popular culture?

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo
Summerland’s Rotary Club was founded in 1946. From 1951 to 1956, the Rotary Club offered free swimming lessons at Powell Beach. In 1956, a portion of the shoreline of Summerland’s Lowertown was cleared. In 1957, the new Rotary Beach was officially opened. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Swimming lessons once offered at Summerland beaches

Beginning in 1950s, lessons were offered at Powell Beach and later at Rotary Beach

Summerland’s Rotary Club was founded in 1946. From 1951 to 1956, the Rotary Club offered free swimming lessons at Powell Beach. In 1956, a portion of the shoreline of Summerland’s Lowertown was cleared. In 1957, the new Rotary Beach was officially opened. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
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Recycle BC announces temporary suspension of glass and foam packaging

Residents urged to keep materials until collection resumes

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Gifts are being collected for the 34th annual Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens gift drive. (Summerland Review file photo)

Gifts collected for Summerland toy drive

Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens presents collected until Dec. 15

Gifts are being collected for the 34th annual Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens gift drive. (Summerland Review file photo)