John Arendt

Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Over 290 homes were evacuated in Princeton and the entire town of 7,000 residents of Merritt have been evacuated from flooding. (Facebook)

Flood watch remains for areas near Princeton

Additional rainfall expected Nov. 30 to Dec. 1

Rhonda Caron posted this photo to Facebook of the flooding in Princeton on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Over 290 homes were evacuated in Princeton and the entire town of 7,000 residents of Merritt have been evacuated from flooding. (Facebook)
Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times

COLUMN: Commercials fall short of portraying a positive workplace

A couple of recent television commercials for Amazon show a dismal view…

Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times
A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

QUIZ: How much do you know about transportation?

Put your knowledge of roads, rail lines, air transport and shipping to the test

A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
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

Spectators watching Summerland’s ski jumping competition at the community’s ski hill in Meadow Valley in 1956. 
(Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
An evacuation order has been issued for some properties in Electoral Area H within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Evacuation order issued for Electoral Area H along Tulameen River

Rising flood waters prompt order

An evacuation order has been issued for some properties in Electoral Area H within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has an evacuation alert issued for the Riverside Estates area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen rescinds evacuation order for Riverside Estates

Evacuation alert in place for area and residents are urged to be prepared

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has an evacuation alert issued for the Riverside Estates area. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
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

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 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)
Residents of Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton are cleaning up following recent flood damage. The owner of this property said the Tulameen River forced open his front door Sunday night. Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov. 18

Assistance available to those affected by flooding in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Emergency Operations Centre and Emergency Support Services providing help following floods

Residents of Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton are cleaning up following recent flood damage. The owner of this property said the Tulameen River forced open his front door Sunday night. Photo Andrea DeMeer Nov. 18
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted photo

QUIZ: In praise of medical professionals

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medical researchers in history and popular culture?

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Dr. Robert Semeniuk and registered nurse Sarah Wilson, patient care coordinator at the Summerland Health Centre, adjust the settings on a new Phaco unit used in eye cataract surgeries. The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary is donating $100,000 for the upgraded high-tech machine. - Image Credit: Submitted 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)
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Recycle BC announces temporary suspension of glass and foam packaging

Residents urged to keep materials until collection resumes

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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)
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COLUMN: Puzzle your way to the library

It is hard to walk away from a puzzle once it takes hold

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The contract has been awarded for the opertion of the Campbell Mountain landfill near Penticton. (Contributed photo)

Contract awarded for Campbell Mountain landfill near Penticton

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen awards five-year contract

The contract has been awarded for the opertion of the Campbell Mountain landfill near Penticton. (Contributed 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)
Flood waters in Princeton, while not directly impacting Ridgewood Lodge, have forced the evacuation of long-term care residents due to lack of water and heat. File Photo Andrea DeMeer

Flooding continues to affect Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Regional district provides assistance to those affected by flood waters

Flood waters in Princeton, while not directly impacting Ridgewood Lodge, have forced the evacuation of long-term care residents due to lack of water and heat. File Photo Andrea DeMeer
An evacuation alert has been issued for the communities of Coalmont and Tulameen (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Evacuation alert issued for Tulameen and Coalmont

Threat of flooding prompts alert for communities near Princeton

An evacuation alert has been issued for the communities of Coalmont and Tulameen (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
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)
(Black Press file photo)

Police activity decreases in Oliver and Osoyoos

RCMP report for third quarter of 2021 shows fewer calls for service in South Okanagan communities

(Black Press file photo)