John Arendt

Alex Bellemore

Water servicing completed ahead of schedule

Maintenance work on Summerland’s municipal water system progressed ahead of schedule on the weekend.

Alex Bellemore
Firefighters responded to a house fire on Woods Avenue in Trout Creek on Wednesday evening. A total of 15 firefighters were at the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

VIDEO: Trout Creek house fire

Firefighters in Summerland responded to a house fire in Trout Creek on Wednesday evening.

Firefighters responded to a house fire on Woods Avenue in Trout Creek on Wednesday evening. A total of 15 firefighters were at the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Penticton author wants book in children’s hands

Penticton author wants book in children’s hands

A children’s book by Penticton’s Yasmin John-Thorpe presents the Battle of Vimy Ridge in First World War to a young audience.

Penticton author wants book in children’s hands
Summerland Mayor Peter Waterman would see the municipality and a local Summerland school board merge administrative services.

Mayor wants creation of a Summerland only school board

A proposed pilot project would see the municipality and a local Summerland school board merge administrative services.

Summerland Mayor Peter Waterman would see the municipality and a local Summerland school board merge administrative services.
Three arrested after home invasion

Three arrested after home invasion

Three men have been arrested following a home invasion on Alder Street in Summerland on Aug. 9.

Three arrested after home invasion
A view of the Georgia Strait from Roberts Creek

B.C. DAY TRIVIA QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

B.C. Day, on Monday, Aug. 1, is an opportunity to celebrate this spectacular province. See how well you know British Columbia.

A view of the Georgia Strait from Roberts Creek
The Summerland Action Festival will be held on the weekend of June 3 to 5. The festival will include the annual Action Festival parade.

Changes to Summerland Action Festival activities

This year’s Action Festival is having a few changes with some of the activities.

The Summerland Action Festival will be held on the weekend of June 3 to 5. The festival will include the annual Action Festival parade.

Trail of the Okanagan organizers look to expand

The Trail of the Okanagans Committee hopes to expand the pathway south of Summerland along Okanagan Lake.

Refugee families arrive to the Valley

Three families of government-sponsored refugees will make their homes in the South Okanagan.

ARENDT: The challenge of knowing when to fight

The Okanagan Skaha School Board’s decision to close three schools has been difficult to watch as it unfolded in recent weeks.

Lora Nield

Trout Creek parents hope for change of decision

Emotions ran high as parents of Trout Creek students and others in the community met to discuss a response to the closure decision.

Lora Nield
McNicoll Park Middle School is one of the schools the Penticton School Board voted to close as July 1. The decision to close a total of three schools in Penticton and Summerland was made Wednesday night.

VIDEO: Premier addresses South Okanagan school closures

Summerland parents appealing school closure, Premier answers questions on school closures while in Oliver.

McNicoll Park Middle School is one of the schools the Penticton School Board voted to close as July 1. The decision to close a total of three schools in Penticton and Summerland was made Wednesday night.

Summerland council asks school board to reconsider

A letter from Summerland’s municipal council is asking the Okanagan-Skaha School Board to reconsider school closures.

The Al Sheblaqe family of Syrian refugees were welcomed at the Penticton Airport on Sunday evening. Mohammad Ali and Eklas Al Sheblaqe have two daughters

Syrian refugee family welcomed

A second family of Syrian refugees arrived in Summerland on Sunday evening.

The Al Sheblaqe family of Syrian refugees were welcomed at the Penticton Airport on Sunday evening. Mohammad Ali and Eklas Al Sheblaqe have two daughters

South Okanagan business a finalist in provincial awards

What The Fungus is one of five finalists in the Best Company category.

Parents and residents spoke out on Tuesday evening in opposition to the possible closure of Trout Creek School.

Parents oppose school closure plan in Trout Creek

Parents and residents spoke out on Tuesday evening in opposition to the possible closure of Trout Creek School.

Parents and residents spoke out on Tuesday evening in opposition to the possible closure of Trout Creek School.

ARENDT: Demographic changes affect schools

For years, staff and administrators at the school district have watched as enrolment has been on a gradual decline.

Summerland council voices opposition to school closure

Summerland’s mayor and councillors have spoken out against the proposed closure of Giant’s Head School.

South Okanagan looks to respond to Syrian crisis

Summerland residents met last week to discuss how to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Summerland Festival of Lights.

Summerland Festival of Lights ready to shine

The Summerland Festival of Lights will take on a country atmosphere this year.

Summerland Festival of Lights.