John Arendt

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Water supply concerns remain for Meadow Valley

Aquifer study referred back to Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
Funding has been allocated for a pump station for the West Bench Water System. (Black Press file photo)

$75K authorized for pump station for West Bench

Money to come from gas tax reserve

Funding has been allocated for a pump station for the West Bench Water System. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for a licence of occupation for a portion of the former Kettle Valley Railway between Faulder and Osprey Lake. (File photo)

Regional district seeks licence of occupation for rail trail properties

Application affects trail between Faulder and Osprey Lake

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for a licence of occupation for a portion of the former Kettle Valley Railway between Faulder and Osprey Lake. (File photo)
Summerland orchardist Derek Lutz, at left, discusses cherry growing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Security was present during Trudeau’s recent visit to the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Security measures in place during Trudeau’s visit

Hate has been directed towards Canadian leaders

Summerland orchardist Derek Lutz, at left, discusses cherry growing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Security was present during Trudeau’s recent visit to the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has authorized borrowing for the purchase of two fire trucks for the Naramata Fire Department. (File photo)

Borrowing approved for Naramata fire trucks

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen passes bylaw to allow borrowing of up to $400,000

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has authorized borrowing for the purchase of two fire trucks for the Naramata Fire Department. (File photo)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Erin Trainer, Coun. Marty Van Alphen and Coun. Toni Boot prepare for road improvements along Giants Head Road in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Giants Head Road construction is underway in Summerland

The once pot-hole filled road will be a smooth surface for cycling, driving and Giant’s Head Run

Summerland mayor Toni Boot, Coun. Erin Carlson, Coun. Erin Trainer, Coun. Marty Van Alphen and Coun. Toni Boot prepare for road improvements along Giants Head Road in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has now been replaced. The new pipe was officially opened on July 19, 2022. The work came in under budget. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland reservoir upgrade completed under budget

Failing outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has been replaced

The outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has now been replaced. The new pipe was officially opened on July 19, 2022. The work came in under budget. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picks some cherries at the Lutz family farm on Hillborn Street in Summerland. In the background is orchardist Derek Lutz. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Beer, pizza, fruit: PM Trudeau does the Okanagan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped in the Okanagan for the day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picks some cherries at the Lutz family farm on Hillborn Street in Summerland. In the background is orchardist Derek Lutz. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Traffic can be busy on the Pattullo Bridge between New Westminster and Surrey. During the summer months, many Canadians will travel for vacations. (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Traffic can be busy on the Pattullo Bridge between New Westminster and Surrey. During the summer months, many Canadians will travel for vacations. (Black Press Media)
A 10-building, 40-unit townhouse development has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E. in Summerland. (Contributed)

Summerland approves construction of townhouse complex

Property on Jubilee Road East has been eyed for other developments in the past

A 10-building, 40-unit townhouse development has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E. in Summerland. (Contributed)
A trail in Summerland, damaged in the flooding of 2017 and 2018, remains closed. There are concerns about disrupting wildlife in the area, especially birds. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland creekside trail still closed

Nesting birds slowing repairs of trail damaged in 2018

A trail in Summerland, damaged in the flooding of 2017 and 2018, remains closed. There are concerns about disrupting wildlife in the area, especially birds. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Former Vancouver Canucks player and coach Pat Quinn and his display box at the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame now features a photo of him and NHL legend Gordie Howe. (Logan Lockhart — Western News)

Leafs broadcaster guest speaker at Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony in Penticton

Induction ceremony will be held at South Okanagan Events Centre July 22

Former Vancouver Canucks player and coach Pat Quinn and his display box at the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame now features a photo of him and NHL legend Gordie Howe. (Logan Lockhart — Western News)
Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Metric measurements include some odd sizes

Converting non-metric packages results in some puzzling numbers

Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Giants Head Road in Summerland will undergo some road upgrades. At the July 11 Summerland council meeting, council approved the borrowing of up to $6,464,500 for the project. (File photo)

Summerland approves borrowing for road upgrade

More than $6.4 million in borrowing approved by council for Giants Head Road improvements

Giants Head Road in Summerland will undergo some road upgrades. At the July 11 Summerland council meeting, council approved the borrowing of up to $6,464,500 for the project. (File photo)
The municipality of Summerland is applying for grant funding for two community documents. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland wants climate change vulnerability assessed

Cost of updated documents estimated at up to $90,000

The municipality of Summerland is applying for grant funding for two community documents. (Summerland Review file photo)
The intersection of Highway 97 and Prairie Valley Road and Solly Road has the most crashes of any intersection in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland intersection had 139 crashes in five years

Highway 97 and Prairie Valley Road and Solly Road was worst site for collisions

The intersection of Highway 97 and Prairie Valley Road and Solly Road has the most crashes of any intersection in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

QUIZ: How much do you know about our rights and freedoms?

The freedoms we enjoy in Canada do not exist everywhere in the world

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms