Summerland

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

 

Summerland Middle School is listed on Interior Health’s website for having a reported COVID-19 exposure. (Contributed)

Summerland Middle School reporting COVID exposure

The school is reporting a potential exposure for the dates Nov. 15-18

 

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

 

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)
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)
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)
Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s October building permits worth $3.6M

Since January 2021, construction value of building permits in Summerland has topped $54M

Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
On Nov. 16, participants attended an information centre on a proposed replacement of the aging Summerlnad Aquatic and Fitness Centre. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

2 sites proposed for new Summerland pool

Core project comes at cost of around $38M

On Nov. 16, participants attended an information centre on a proposed replacement of the aging Summerlnad Aquatic and Fitness Centre. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Calls for police service fell slightly in the third quarter of 2021 when compared with the same time period a year earlier. However, violent crime figures showed an increase. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland sees increase in violent crimes

RCMP statistics for third quarter of 2021 show changes in crime trends

Calls for police service fell slightly in the third quarter of 2021 when compared with the same time period a year earlier. However, violent crime figures showed an increase. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Summerland Aquatic and Centre has reached the end of its serviceable life. Input is now being sought on a new facility to replace the 1976 structure. (Summerland Review file photo)

Input sought on replacement of Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Public input on new facility encouraged from Nov. 15 to 29

The Summerland Aquatic and Centre has reached the end of its serviceable life. Input is now being sought on a new facility to replace the 1976 structure. (Summerland Review file photo)
A multiple unit housing development has been proposed for Landry Crescent in Summerland. (Contributed)

45-unit beachfront development gets nod from Summerland council

Proposal is for 45-unit cluster housing development at Okanagan Lake

A multiple unit housing development has been proposed for Landry Crescent in Summerland. (Contributed)
Slash pile burning. (Photo courtesy Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services)

BC Wildfire Service doing controlled burns east of Naramata until March

Smoke from the pile burning is expected to be visible from the surrounding areas

Slash pile burning. (Photo courtesy Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services)
The clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland was installed in the 1980s. The iconic landmark was set up when Summerland had a Tudor theme in place in its downtown. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Historic Summerland clock tower was part of community theme

Summerland once had a Tudor theme in place in its downtown

The clock tower at the corner of Main Street and Victoria Road in Summerland was installed in the 1980s. The iconic landmark was set up when Summerland had a Tudor theme in place in its downtown. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland still in planning phase of eco-village concept

Details must be worked out before work on proposed project can begin

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Chamber wants private developers to build Summerland eco-village project

Ron Kubek recommends private sector should plan, design, build and market proposed homes

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)
In past years, candles were placed on the graves of Summerland’s deceased veterans on VE Day in spring. This year, candles will be placed on the graves on Nov. 10 to 11. (Summerland Review file photo)

Candles will be placed on graves of Summerland veterans

Legion will have candles at graves at four Summerland cemeteries

In past years, candles were placed on the graves of Summerland’s deceased veterans on VE Day in spring. This year, candles will be placed on the graves on Nov. 10 to 11. (Summerland Review file photo)
Emma Scholefield, left, and Thea Scholefield show a banner of their great, great uncle, Charles Edward Russel Hall. He is one of Summerland’s fallen soldiers from the First World War. (Contributed)

Banners recognize Summerland’s fallen soldiers

Two names of fallen soldiers from First World War added to community’s banners

  • Nov 2, 2021
Emma Scholefield, left, and Thea Scholefield show a banner of their great, great uncle, Charles Edward Russel Hall. He is one of Summerland’s fallen soldiers from the First World War. (Contributed)
In September, 2021, Summerland issued 19 building permits, with a total construction value of more than $5M. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland construction activity remains active

September 2021 building permits have construction value of more than $5M

In September, 2021, Summerland issued 19 building permits, with a total construction value of more than $5M. (Summerland Review file photo)
Renovation work has been completed at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre in Summerland. The work at the building on Wharton Street cost just under $600,000. (Contributed)

Summerland arts centre now has a new look and name

Facility has been named George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre

Renovation work has been completed at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre in Summerland. The work at the building on Wharton Street cost just under $600,000. (Contributed)
Police did not notice a spike in crime activity during a six-hour power outage overnight on Oct. 15 to 16. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crime did not spike during Summerland power outage

RCMP urge residents to report suspicious activity when they see it

Police did not notice a spike in crime activity during a six-hour power outage overnight on Oct. 15 to 16. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)