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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold a follow-up to its 2020 Citizen Survey. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to hold follow-up to citizen survey

Initial survey had been concluded in fall of 2020

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold a follow-up to its 2020 Citizen Survey. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will receive tenders on the operation of the Campbell Mountain and Oliver Landfill operations. Tenders will be accepted until Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. (Contributed)

Tenders accepted for Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen landfills

Present contracts for Campbell Mountain and Oliver Landfills will expire May, 2022

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will receive tenders on the operation of the Campbell Mountain and Oliver Landfill operations. Tenders will be accepted until Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. (Contributed)
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)
A centennial celebration will be held in Oliver beginning on Friday, Aug. 13. (Contributed)

Oliver to hold 100X100 Festival

Festivities will begin on Friday, Aug. 13

A centennial celebration will be held in Oliver beginning on Friday, Aug. 13. (Contributed)
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 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)
Summerland has had scheduled transit since the fall of 2013. BC Transit and the municipality of Summerland are now seeking input to expand service along the route from Summerland to Penticton. (Summerland Review file photo)

Feedback sought to expand transit service between Penticton and Summerland

BC Transit plans to add 10 additional trips a week

Summerland has had scheduled transit since the fall of 2013. BC Transit and the municipality of Summerland are now seeking input to expand service along the route from Summerland to Penticton. (Summerland Review file photo)
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COLUMN: When one life touches many others

He cared about the people around him, and as a result, he made a difference in the lives of many

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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)
From left to right: vice ambassador Marie Bowyer, ambassador Daphne Susheski and vice ambassador Hillary Robertson. (Submitted)

Summerland pageant invites candidates

Recruitment session planned for evening Aug. 3

From left to right: vice ambassador Marie Bowyer, ambassador Daphne Susheski and vice ambassador Hillary Robertson. (Submitted)
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)
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)