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Justin Kripps of Summerland and his team have competed in Olympic action and World Cup competitions in bobsleigh. (Jason Ransom-Canadian Olympic Comittee).

QUIZ: Are you ready for some winter sports?

It’s cold outside, but there are plenty of recreation opportunities in the winter months

Justin Kripps of Summerland and his team have competed in Olympic action and World Cup competitions in bobsleigh. (Jason Ransom-Canadian Olympic Comittee).
The municipality of Summerland is considering a 1.65 per cent property tax increase for 2021. The increase is lower than tax increases in previous years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland taxes expected to rise by 1.65%

Increases also forecast for Summerland utility rates

The municipality of Summerland is considering a 1.65 per cent property tax increase for 2021. The increase is lower than tax increases in previous years. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland businesses will get a break on their business license fees for 2021, although this will not apply to mobile business licenses. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland cuts business license fees for 2021

Decision to eliminate fees does not apply to mobile business licenses

Summerland businesses will get a break on their business license fees for 2021, although this will not apply to mobile business licenses. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Two of the buildings on a Summerland property were constructed more than 25 years ago, without building permits. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Zoning amendment approved for Summerland property

Buildings on property had been constructed in the past without permits

Two of the buildings on a Summerland property were constructed more than 25 years ago, without building permits. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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Snow levels above yearly average at Summerland sites

Snow pack at Summerland Reservoir 148 per cent of historical average

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The municipality of Summerland sustained damages from floods in 2017 and 2018. The municipality is now applying for funding to repair some of the work along Lakeshore Drive, from the 2017 flood. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland seeks funds for flood damage work

Municipality applying for grant for repair work on Lakeshore Drive

The municipality of Summerland sustained damages from floods in 2017 and 2018. The municipality is now applying for funding to repair some of the work along Lakeshore Drive, from the 2017 flood. (Summerland Review file photo)
A Canadian bobsleigh team, under the guidance of Justin Kripps of Summerland, won silver in World Cup action in Germany on Sunday. (IBSF photo)

Canadian bobsleigh team wins silver in Germany

Summerland athlete Justin Kripps is pilot of World Cup team

A Canadian bobsleigh team, under the guidance of Justin Kripps of Summerland, won silver in World Cup action in Germany on Sunday. (IBSF photo)
Elvis Presley was born 86 years ago, in January, 1935. How much do you know about this iconic performer? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Elvis?

Elvis Presley, the iconic singer and actor, would have celebrated his 86th birthday this month

Elvis Presley was born 86 years ago, in January, 1935. How much do you know about this iconic performer? (Pixabay.com)
Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summerland had a busy year in construction. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland construction was busy in 2020, despite pandemic

Development and housing construction in Summerland continued in 2020, despite the ongoing…

Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summerland had a busy year in construction. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District is continuing to discuss primary care clinic funding for the region (File Photo)

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District district considers primary care clinic funding

Conversations have addressed need to recruit and retain doctors in South Okanagan and Similkameen

The Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District is continuing to discuss primary care clinic funding for the region (File Photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is operating out of a building constructed in 1981. The building is now considered too small to meet the regional district’s present needs. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen examines sharing building with City of Penticton

RDOS building and City Hall are old and too small for present needs

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is operating out of a building constructed in 1981. The building is now considered too small to meet the regional district’s present needs. (Black Press file photo)
Zoom gatherings, such as this event by the Penticton Tune-Agers, became common during 2020. This was one of many changes to come during an unprecedented year. (Penticton Tune-Agers - YouTube)

COLUMN: Our world will not go back to normal in 2021

Attempting a return to pre-pandemic conditions would be nearly impossible

Zoom gatherings, such as this event by the Penticton Tune-Agers, became common during 2020. This was one of many changes to come during an unprecedented year. (Penticton Tune-Agers - YouTube)
Country music artist Aaron Goodvin is one of the performers in the Sakamoto Agency’s 100 Homes: Concert Connections series. (Contributed)

Music promoter arranges concerts for care homes

Sakamoto Agency organizing series of free pre-recorded concerts for care homes across Canada

Country music artist Aaron Goodvin is one of the performers in the Sakamoto Agency’s 100 Homes: Concert Connections series. (Contributed)
A new rector has been named for St. Stephen Anglican Church in Summerland and St. Barbara Anglican Church in Okanagan Falls. (Summerland Review file photo)

New rector named for South Okanagan Anglican churches

Dr. Guna Vaddadi will serve at churches in Summerland and Okanagan Falls

A new rector has been named for St. Stephen Anglican Church in Summerland and St. Barbara Anglican Church in Okanagan Falls. (Summerland Review file photo)
The value of single family homes in the Thompson Okanagan region has increased, according to statistics from BC Assessment. (Black Press file photo)

Housing values increase in Thompson Okanagan region

Highest increase is in Princeton with values rising by 17 per cent over past year

The value of single family homes in the Thompson Okanagan region has increased, according to statistics from BC Assessment. (Black Press file photo)
The aging gym at Summerland Secondary School, constructed in 1951, will be replaced. The project is expected to begin in fall. 
(Summerland Review file photo)

Gym to be replaced at Summerland Secondary School

$10.5M project expected to begin in the fall

The aging gym at Summerland Secondary School, constructed in 1951, will be replaced. The project is expected to begin in fall. 
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Movie crews filmed a holiday parade in Summerland on the night of July 31. The parade, filmed on Main Street in Summerland, is for the movie, The Christmas Yule Blog. Summerland’s downtown was used for some of the filming of this movie. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Holiday movies were filmed in Summerland

Film crews were in community for two movies and a commercial in 2020

Movie crews filmed a holiday parade in Summerland on the night of July 31. The parade, filmed on Main Street in Summerland, is for the movie, The Christmas Yule Blog. Summerland’s downtown was used for some of the filming of this movie. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Jason Smith shows some of the elaborate holiday lights display at his home on Beavis Place. Houses in Summerland have been decorated with lights and other displays for the festive season. On Friday, Nov. 27, a drive-by lights tour was organized by Paul Biro, directing people to numerous homes and streets in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Summerland celebrated lights despite festival cancellation

While the Festival of Lights was cancelled, two drive-by holiday lights events were organized

Jason Smith shows some of the elaborate holiday lights display at his home on Beavis Place. Houses in Summerland have been decorated with lights and other displays for the festive season. On Friday, Nov. 27, a drive-by lights tour was organized by Paul Biro, directing people to numerous homes and streets in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Summerland Baptist Church was one of the locations for the University of Summerland. Three Summerland churches opened their doors to provide a study space for university students as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Summerland Review file photo)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Study spaces created for Summerland university students

Three churches open doors for University of Summerland initiative

Summerland Baptist Church was one of the locations for the University of Summerland. Three Summerland churches opened their doors to provide a study space for university students as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Summerland Review file photo)
The graduating class of 2020 held their graduation ceremonies in June. The 110 students are shown on the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge in Summerland. In order to maintain proper physical distancing, the graduating students stood at every pole along the trestle bridge. The photograph of the graduating class was donated by Top Flight Helicopters and Moments Under Frame Studios. (Photo courtesy of Shaun Kennedy, Moments Under Frame Studios)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Summerland graduation restructured to follow COVID-19 restrictions

Graduates received diplomas over a three-day period, but video of complete ceremony also released

The graduating class of 2020 held their graduation ceremonies in June. The 110 students are shown on the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge in Summerland. In order to maintain proper physical distancing, the graduating students stood at every pole along the trestle bridge. The photograph of the graduating class was donated by Top Flight Helicopters and Moments Under Frame Studios. (Photo courtesy of Shaun Kennedy, Moments Under Frame Studios)