Summerland Review

Controversial Summerland motel conversion approved

Summerland councillors debate need for affordable housing, and suitability of location

  • Nov 10, 2020

EDITORIAL: Pandemic statistics still on the rise

The reality of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is evident as new figures are released

  • Nov 10, 2020

Reported fatal collision on Highway 3 near Cawston

The incident is said to have occurred near Cawston last night

  • Nov 7, 2020
Karla Kozakevich, right, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chief administrative officer Bill Newell and Doug Holmes were among those present at the regional district’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 5. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Karla Kozakevich, right, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chief administrative officer Bill Newell and Doug Holmes were among those present at the regional district’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 5. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Housing sales and the average selling prices are both increasing in the South Okanagan, according to statistics released by the South Okanagan Real Estate Board. (Contributed)

South Okanagan housing market shows increase in activity

Number of sales and average selling prices both higher in October than same month in 2019

Housing sales and the average selling prices are both increasing in the South Okanagan, according to statistics released by the South Okanagan Real Estate Board. (Contributed)
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LETTER: Alternative to time change suggested

Half-hour shift would end twice-yearly process of changing clocks

  • Nov 4, 2020
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Bear sightings have been reported in a residential area in Summerland in late October. The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to take measures so bears are not drawn to the area (Black Press file photo)

Bear sightings reported from Summerland neighbourhood

Conservation Officer Service urges people not to leave garbage outside

Bear sightings have been reported in a residential area in Summerland in late October. The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to take measures so bears are not drawn to the area (Black Press file photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

Summerland crime figures showed decrease in 2019

Policing statistics show drop in crime rates, although violent crimes increased

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
Homes in Summerland have been among the households in Canada to participate in radon testing. (TakeActiononRadon.ca)

Testing finds 38 per cent of Summerland homes have unsafe radon levels

Okanagan community one of 15 involved in national testing program

Homes in Summerland have been among the households in Canada to participate in radon testing. (TakeActiononRadon.ca)
In past years, Summerland has launched the festive season with the annual Summerland Festival of Lights. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)

Festival of Lights cancelled in Summerland

Annual November event normally launches start of festive season

In past years, Summerland has launched the festive season with the annual Summerland Festival of Lights. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been cancelled. (Summerland Review file photo)
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LETTER: Thanks for help clearing driveway

Ice would have been difficult for Summerland resident to clear alone

  • Oct 28, 2020
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MLA Dan Ashton (Contributed)

Penticton MLA won’t seek leadership of B.C. Liberals

Dan Ashton believes a moderate leader with broad appeal is needed

MLA Dan Ashton (Contributed)
Mike Fetterer, Summerland’s facilities maintenance coordinator, drives the newly acquired electric ice resurfacer. (Contributed)

Summerland acquires electric ice resurfacer

New machine will reduce community's greenhouse gas emissions

Mike Fetterer, Summerland’s facilities maintenance coordinator, drives the newly acquired electric ice resurfacer. (Contributed)
Members of Summerland council and municipal staff were present on Oct. 22 to officially open the expanded Summerland landfill facility. From left are manager of environmental services Candace Pilling, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Marty Van Alphen, acting mayor Doug Holmes, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Coun. Erin Trainer. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Changes made to entrance of Summerland landfill

Upgrades came at cost of $500,000

Members of Summerland council and municipal staff were present on Oct. 22 to officially open the expanded Summerland landfill facility. From left are manager of environmental services Candace Pilling, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Marty Van Alphen, acting mayor Doug Holmes, Coun. Richard Barkwill and Coun. Erin Trainer. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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COLUMN: Voting by itself is not enough

Not all countries with elections are strong democracies

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The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is planning to implement transit service in the West Bench area in September, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Regional district to bring transit service to West Bench in 2021

Residents of area near Penticton will be consulted before plans are finalized

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is planning to implement transit service in the West Bench area in September, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Rebecca Rudnisky, an X-ray technologist at the Summerland Health Centre, explains the operations of the new digital X-ray unit during a tour by members of the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary. (Contributed)

New x-ray machine in Summerland thanks to Health Care Auxiliary

Auxiliary raised over $800,000 to replace old equipment

Rebecca Rudnisky, an X-ray technologist at the Summerland Health Centre, explains the operations of the new digital X-ray unit during a tour by members of the Summerland Health Care Auxiliary. (Contributed)
The municipality of Summerland has won an award for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The municipality of Summerland has won an award for its efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Construction activity in Summerland was busy in September, according to the latest Summerland building permit statistics. (File photo)

Summerland’s September building permits worth close to $8M

Statistics show increase over same month a year earlier

Construction activity in Summerland was busy in September, according to the latest Summerland building permit statistics. (File photo)
The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is launching an initiative to provide horse-assisted therapy to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (Black Press file photo)

Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen to provide horse-assisted therapy

Therapy sessions will be offered to frontline workers during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is launching an initiative to provide horse-assisted therapy to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (Black Press file photo)