John Arendt

The snow depth at Summerland’s two measurement sites are higher than normal, according to the latest measurements taken Feb. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s February snow levels higher than normal

Measurement at Summerland Reservoir 144% of historical average

The snow depth at Summerland’s two measurement sites are higher than normal, according to the latest measurements taken Feb. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)
The famous groundhog in Wiarton, Ont., looks skyward in order to give his prognostication on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. What is the name of this famous groundhog? (Frank Gunn/CP)

QUIZ: How much do you know about groundhogs and weather forecasting?

On Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, weather lore predicts spring

The famous groundhog in Wiarton, Ont., looks skyward in order to give his prognostication on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. What is the name of this famous groundhog? (Frank Gunn/CP)
Scarlett Bloom, left, as Anastasia and Lily Keys as the dowager empress are among the actors who will be in Summerland Secondary School’s production of Anastasia. The musical will be staged later this month. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland students to stage Anastasia

The musical is based on the animated film inspired by the historical events

Scarlett Bloom, left, as Anastasia and Lily Keys as the dowager empress are among the actors who will be in Summerland Secondary School’s production of Anastasia. The musical will be staged later this month. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
RCMP in Golden seized prohibited firearms and weapons following a tip from the public. (Photo courtesy of the Golden-Field RCMP)

RCMP in Golden seize prohibited weapons

Tip from public results in arrest and seizure of multiple weapons

RCMP in Golden seized prohibited firearms and weapons following a tip from the public. (Photo courtesy of the Golden-Field RCMP)
The Summerland Steam acquired forward Luke Rothfos in a trade with the Kimberley Dynamiters. (Contributed)

Summerland Steam swaps forwards with Kimberley Dynamiters

Trade day was held in January

The Summerland Steam acquired forward Luke Rothfos in a trade with the Kimberley Dynamiters. (Contributed)
The Summerland Steam, in white, lost to the Princeton Posse in a 6-1 decision on Jan. 21 in Summerland. The Steam, in fourth place out of five teams in the Bill Ohlhausen Division, will advance to the playoffs. (Bob Marsh photo)

Summerland Steam advance to hockey playoffs

Junior B team is in fourth place out of five teams in division

The Summerland Steam, in white, lost to the Princeton Posse in a 6-1 decision on Jan. 21 in Summerland. The Steam, in fourth place out of five teams in the Bill Ohlhausen Division, will advance to the playoffs. (Bob Marsh photo)
In the preliminary 2023 budget for Summerland, permissive tax exemptions for churches and places of worship are $63,618, while permissive tax exemptions for not-for-profit organizations are expected to come to $191,276. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland council to provide more than $400K in community support

Grant-in-aid funding, operational support, tax exemptions and other funds included in 2023 budget

In the preliminary 2023 budget for Summerland, permissive tax exemptions for churches and places of worship are $63,618, while permissive tax exemptions for not-for-profit organizations are expected to come to $191,276. (Summerland Review file photo)
Contractual increases for the Summerland RCMP detachment will add $129,624 to the cost of policing in 2023. This is one of the increases affecting the municipality’s 2023 budget. (Summerland Review file photo)

Cost increases, new initiatives add to Summerland budget

Increases are calculated in preliminary 2023 budget

Contractual increases for the Summerland RCMP detachment will add $129,624 to the cost of policing in 2023. This is one of the increases affecting the municipality’s 2023 budget. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland’s preliminary budget document calls for expenditures of $16,761,559, not including debt charges, transfers to capital or transfers to reserves. The chart shows how this money is to be distributed. The details may change by the time the budget is finalized. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland taxes expected to increase by 3.76%

Budget for 2023 in excess of $19M

Summerland’s preliminary budget document calls for expenditures of $16,761,559, not including debt charges, transfers to capital or transfers to reserves. The chart shows how this money is to be distributed. The details may change by the time the budget is finalized. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about hockey

Canada is a nation of hockey players and dedicated fans of the game

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Haywire Winery owners Steve Lornie and Christine Coletta show their wine production facility in Summerland. The name of the winery has been changed for 2023. (Photo by Lionel Trudel)

Summerland winery changes its name

Okanagan Crush Pad is now Haywire Winery

Haywire Winery owners Steve Lornie and Christine Coletta show their wine production facility in Summerland. The name of the winery has been changed for 2023. (Photo by Lionel Trudel)
Capital expenses are proposed for the Summerland Health Centre in 2023. The boiler and heat pump replacement and replacement of rooftop units are among the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District’s capital funding requests for the coming year. (Summerland Review file photo)

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District has $25M budget for 2023

Taxation request remains unchanged from last year’s figure

Capital expenses are proposed for the Summerland Health Centre in 2023. The boiler and heat pump replacement and replacement of rooftop units are among the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District’s capital funding requests for the coming year. (Summerland Review file photo)
Following two years of extensive flooding in 2017 and 2018, a trail in Summerland was closed. The municipality of Summerland is now seeking funding for the completion of climate hazard, risk and vulnerability assessments. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland seeks funds for completion of hazard risk assessment

Present plan was created in 2006

Following two years of extensive flooding in 2017 and 2018, a trail in Summerland was closed. The municipality of Summerland is now seeking funding for the completion of climate hazard, risk and vulnerability assessments. (Summerland Review file photo)
The municipality of Summerland now has 26 electric vehicle charging stations. The community’s first charging stations were installed in 2013 and have seen increasing levels of use every year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland electric over charging stations

Amount of electricity delivered at 26 stations has more than doubled from 2021 to 2022

The municipality of Summerland now has 26 electric vehicle charging stations. The community’s first charging stations were installed in 2013 and have seen increasing levels of use every year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Summerland Rotary Club will host an evening of dining and dancing on Feb. 11. (Pixabay.com)

Valentine’s-themed dinner and dance to raise funds for Summerland gym

Summerland Rotary Club organizing Feb. 11 fundraiser

The Summerland Rotary Club will host an evening of dining and dancing on Feb. 11. (Pixabay.com)
The referendum for a new Summerland recreation facility is expected to take place in fall, 2023. The new facility is to replace the aging Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre, which is at the end of its serviceable life. The proposed location for the new facility is in front of the Summerland Arena and Summerland Curling Club. (Carscadden Stokes and MacDonald Architects image)

Referendum on Summerland recreation facility project expected in fall

Replacement of existing facility expected to cost close to $48 million

The referendum for a new Summerland recreation facility is expected to take place in fall, 2023. The new facility is to replace the aging Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre, which is at the end of its serviceable life. The proposed location for the new facility is in front of the Summerland Arena and Summerland Curling Club. (Carscadden Stokes and MacDonald Architects image)
Municipal Affairs Minister Anne Kang, left, visited Summerland on Jan. 16. With her are Summerland mayor Doug Holmes and deputy mayor Erin Trainer. (Contributed)

Minister of Municipal Affairs visits Summerland

Aging aquatic centre and delivery of primary health care among topics discussed

Municipal Affairs Minister Anne Kang, left, visited Summerland on Jan. 16. With her are Summerland mayor Doug Holmes and deputy mayor Erin Trainer. (Contributed)
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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COLUMN: Success should speak for itself

The word “success” is about goals, wealth or prestige, but defining accomplishments is subjective

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An expansion has been proposed for the Summerland Museum, adding floor space to the building in front and a covered loading dock in the back. The museum was opened in 1984, but since that time, the number of items in its collection has grown significantly. (Contributed)

Summerland Museum seeks to expand

Number of acquisitions has grown significantly since present building was constructed

An expansion has been proposed for the Summerland Museum, adding floor space to the building in front and a covered loading dock in the back. The museum was opened in 1984, but since that time, the number of items in its collection has grown significantly. (Contributed)