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Cherries are ripening in Summerland orchards. Because of the recent extreme heat, there are risks of damage to fruit crops, including fruit burning while on the trees. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Extreme heat puts fruit Okanagan crops at risk

Prolonged hot weather results in some fruit burning while still on the trees

Cherries are ripening in Summerland orchards. Because of the recent extreme heat, there are risks of damage to fruit crops, including fruit burning while on the trees. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
On July 13, donations were made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. From left are Billy Boerboom of the Summerland Fire Department and Windmill Garden Centre, Dan Bigelow of Nesters Market Summerland, 11-year-old Aleksander Filipovic, Danica Filipovic of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Rick Leardo of the Summerland Fire Department. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland organizations support Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Fire department and two businesses provide $1,250 for organization

On July 13, donations were made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. From left are Billy Boerboom of the Summerland Fire Department and Windmill Garden Centre, Dan Bigelow of Nesters Market Summerland, 11-year-old Aleksander Filipovic, Danica Filipovic of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Rick Leardo of the Summerland Fire Department. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
To accommodate members of the public, Summerland council held a special meeting in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room in July, 2020. Most meetings remain closed to in-person attendance, but the public may view meetings online. In addition, if a contentious issue comes forward, a meeting will be held in a large space. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council meetings remain closed to in-person attendance

Public still able to watch livestream coverage of meetings

To accommodate members of the public, Summerland council held a special meeting in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room in July, 2020. Most meetings remain closed to in-person attendance, but the public may view meetings online. In addition, if a contentious issue comes forward, a meeting will be held in a large space. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Summerland affordable housing project still in negotiations

Zoning and Official Community Plan have been changed to allow for multi-family project

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
From Feb. 24, 2020 until July 15, 2021, an administrator was appointed to manage operations at Summerland Seniors Village. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Interior Health hands back control of Summerland Seniors Village

The government’s temporary administrator had their term extended twice over a year

From Feb. 24, 2020 until July 15, 2021, an administrator was appointed to manage operations at Summerland Seniors Village. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton has featured many vintage and collectible vehicles, including this baby blue Corvette convertable. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about transportation

Whether you prefer planes, trains, automobiles or something else, summer is a time for taking a trip

The Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton has featured many vintage and collectible vehicles, including this baby blue Corvette convertable. (Black Press file photo)
Jeanne O”Shea receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Janice Hazlett. In Summerland, the vaccines are being distributed at the Summerland Curling Club. (Summerland Review file photo)

Vaccine clinic in Summerland July 12 and 13

Drop-in clinic will be held in Memorial Park

Jeanne O”Shea receives a COVID-19 vaccine from Janice Hazlett. In Summerland, the vaccines are being distributed at the Summerland Curling Club. (Summerland Review file photo)
A study will be conducted into the community of Okanagan Falls. The community, south of Penticton, is the largest unincorporated community within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Google Maps)

Study will examine incorporation of Okanagan Falls

Community is Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s largest unincorporated community

A study will be conducted into the community of Okanagan Falls. The community, south of Penticton, is the largest unincorporated community within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Google Maps)
A bylaw before the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board calls for a larger maximum floor area for secondary suites and accessory dwelling buildings. (Pixabay photo).

More space approved for secondary suites in the Okanagan Similkameen

Bylaw calls for up to 125 square metres of floor space to accommodate additional bedrooms

A bylaw before the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board calls for a larger maximum floor area for secondary suites and accessory dwelling buildings. (Pixabay photo).
Farm fresh food is on display at the Summerland Fall Fair. While the fair did not run last year, organizers are planning a one-day event in Memorial Park in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Fall Fair planned for Sept. 25

One-day event will be held in Memorial Park

Farm fresh food is on display at the Summerland Fall Fair. While the fair did not run last year, organizers are planning a one-day event in Memorial Park in late September. (Summerland Review file photo)
Tiana Ferlizza of Summerland has won accolades in the musical theatre and Canadian song categories during a recent provincial competition. (Contributed)

Summerland singer receives honours for musical excellence

Tiana Ferlizza has been pursuing musical theatre since she was seven

Tiana Ferlizza of Summerland has won accolades in the musical theatre and Canadian song categories during a recent provincial competition. (Contributed)
Summerland’s Main Street ( Granville Road) in 1925 had wooden sidewalks. The photograph shows the Drug Store, A.J. Beers Shoe Store and on the far right, the recently rebuilt Gartrell Block, now the IOOF Hall. This summer, the Summerland Museum will offer walking tours around the core of the community and in Lowertown. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)

Summerland Musuem to offer summer events

Walking tours and pop-up museum planned for summer months

Summerland’s Main Street ( Granville Road) in 1925 had wooden sidewalks. The photograph shows the Drug Store, A.J. Beers Shoe Store and on the far right, the recently rebuilt Gartrell Block, now the IOOF Hall. This summer, the Summerland Museum will offer walking tours around the core of the community and in Lowertown. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum.)
This photograph, showing the Virden, Manitoba Band, was taken in 1887. Two band members moved to Summerland: Clarence Pineo, back row, first on left and David Watson, back row fourth from the left. Clarence became Summerland’s tax collector for 19 years. David Watson was employed by Shaughnessy’s Summerland Development Company with the task of convincing Manitobans to move to Summerland. Many of Summerland’s pioneers came from Manitoba. Almost all of the original land owners along Jones Flat Road were from Virden including David Watson’s brothers Cortland and Wellington. (Photo courtesy of the Virden Museum)

Summerland has connection with Manitoba community

Early settlers in community came from Virden, Manitoba

This photograph, showing the Virden, Manitoba Band, was taken in 1887. Two band members moved to Summerland: Clarence Pineo, back row, first on left and David Watson, back row fourth from the left. Clarence became Summerland’s tax collector for 19 years. David Watson was employed by Shaughnessy’s Summerland Development Company with the task of convincing Manitobans to move to Summerland. Many of Summerland’s pioneers came from Manitoba. Almost all of the original land owners along Jones Flat Road were from Virden including David Watson’s brothers Cortland and Wellington. (Photo courtesy of the Virden Museum)
Al Toots at left, Rob King and James Fofonoff perform a scene from The Principality of Baldonia. The play was performed using the Zoom platform. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summerland Singers and Players have remained active. (Contributed)

Summerland actors adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

Theatre group staged full-length play using Zoom platform

Al Toots at left, Rob King and James Fofonoff perform a scene from The Principality of Baldonia. The play was performed using the Zoom platform. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summerland Singers and Players have remained active. (Contributed)
In the winter of 2020, an ice-covered sailboat was found in the water near Summerland Beach RV Park north of Trout Creek. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

QUIZ: Understanding heat and cold

After some record-breaking hot weather, cool off with some trivia questions

In the winter of 2020, an ice-covered sailboat was found in the water near Summerland Beach RV Park north of Trout Creek. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
OAK Estate Winery in Summerland is partnering with prestige French Champagne house Veuve Clicquot to present Veuve Clicquot in the Vines on July 10. (Contributed)

Summerland winery to hold Champagne picnic event

Winery partners with French Champagne house to hold July 10 event

OAK Estate Winery in Summerland is partnering with prestige French Champagne house Veuve Clicquot to present Veuve Clicquot in the Vines on July 10. (Contributed)
From left Coun. Richard Barkwill of Summerland, Coun. Tim Lezard and Coun. Clint Gabriel of the Penticton Indian Band, MLA Dan Ashton, MP Dan Albas, Dave Hellard of True Consulting and Summerland mayor Toni Boot show a portion of the lakeside pathway in Summerland. The pathway was damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2018. It has now been repaired. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland completes work on lakeshore pathway

Pathway had been damaged by floods in 2017 and 2018

From left Coun. Richard Barkwill of Summerland, Coun. Tim Lezard and Coun. Clint Gabriel of the Penticton Indian Band, MLA Dan Ashton, MP Dan Albas, Dave Hellard of True Consulting and Summerland mayor Toni Boot show a portion of the lakeside pathway in Summerland. The pathway was damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2018. It has now been repaired. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Summerland COVID-19 vaccination clinic relocated to Penticton

Clinic relocated to Penticton until July 9 because of extreme heat

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic in Surrey, B.C., on May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Summerland mayor Toni Boot, Coun. Tim Lezard of the Penticton Indian Band, MP Dan Ashton, Summerland Coun. Richard Barkwill and MLA Dan Ashton check some of the equipment at the newly opened Summerland Outdoor Fitness Park. The outdoor fitness equipment is in Memorial Park. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland outdoor fitness park opened

Exercise equipment set up near playground in Memorial Park

Summerland mayor Toni Boot, Coun. Tim Lezard of the Penticton Indian Band, MP Dan Ashton, Summerland Coun. Richard Barkwill and MLA Dan Ashton check some of the equipment at the newly opened Summerland Outdoor Fitness Park. The outdoor fitness equipment is in Memorial Park. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Yellow starthistle is one of the invasive species now found in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society has been addressing ways to manage invasive plants and animals. The society began in 1996. (Contributed)

Society focuses on invasive plants and animals in Okanagan and Similkameen region

Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society was formed in 1996

Yellow starthistle is one of the invasive species now found in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society has been addressing ways to manage invasive plants and animals. The society began in 1996. (Contributed)