John Arendt

Each spring, the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale is held in Penticton. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will not be held. However, beer is still available. How much do you know about this beverage? (pxfuel.com)

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Each spring, the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale is held in Penticton. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will not be held. However, beer is still available. How much do you know about this beverage? (pxfuel.com)
Old English design elements can be seen in the sign of the Summerland Farm and Garden Centre in 1993. The guidelines are no longer in place, but some downtown businesses still show aspects of the days when Summerland had a theme in place. This photo was taken by Summerland photographer Dan Dorotich. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland’s Old English theme has been abandoned

From the 1980s until the early 2000s, Summerland had design guidelines in its downtown

Old English design elements can be seen in the sign of the Summerland Farm and Garden Centre in 1993. The guidelines are no longer in place, but some downtown businesses still show aspects of the days when Summerland had a theme in place. This photo was taken by Summerland photographer Dan Dorotich. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
A potential COVID-19 exposure event has been recorded at Summerland Montessori School. (Black Press file photo)

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Summerland Montessori School

Dates of incident are April 6 to 8

A potential COVID-19 exposure event has been recorded at Summerland Montessori School. (Black Press file photo)
The Urgent and Primary Care Centre on Martin Street has officially opened today, March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - File)

Funding denied for Penticton primary care facility

Urgent and Primary Care Centre designated a hospital, but request for $1M in funding denied

The Urgent and Primary Care Centre on Martin Street has officially opened today, March 31, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - File)
The contract has been awarded for an upgrade at the Okanagan Falls Wastewater Treamtent Plant. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Funding awarded for Okanagan Falls wastewater plant

Upgrade work will improve management of sluge

The contract has been awarded for an upgrade at the Okanagan Falls Wastewater Treamtent Plant. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the city of Penticton will revisit an agreement about septic wastes. (Contributed)

South Okanagan septic waste agreement modified

Agreement between Penticton and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen dates to 2006

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the city of Penticton will revisit an agreement about septic wastes. (Contributed)
Campfires are allowed within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, but open burning season comes to an end April 15 at midnight. (Black Press file photo)

Open burning season ends in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Campfires are permitted, following provincial guidelines

Campfires are allowed within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, but open burning season comes to an end April 15 at midnight. (Black Press file photo)
Hikers are still able to climb to the top of Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland, but the paved road to the upper parking lot will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon and all day on Sundays. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland park partially closed to vehicle traffic

Giant’s Head Mountain Park gates will be closed to cars until noon

Hikers are still able to climb to the top of Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland, but the paved road to the upper parking lot will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon and all day on Sundays. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking input for parks master plan. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen seeks input about parks

Community and resident feedback will be used for Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is seeking input for parks master plan. (Contributed)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold its volunteer Pitch-In event April 22 to 24. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to hold Pitch-In event

Event planned for April 22 to 24 coincides with National Volunteer Week

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold its volunteer Pitch-In event April 22 to 24. (Black Press file photo)
An oversight committee has been formed for an eco-village which will be constructed near Summerland’s proposed solar and battery storage project. (Black Press file photo)

Oversight committee formed for Summerland’s eco-village project

Initial meetings have been held to plan methodology

An oversight committee has been formed for an eco-village which will be constructed near Summerland’s proposed solar and battery storage project. (Black Press file photo)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Zoning, OCP amendments adopted for Summerland housing development

Additional variances will be needed for controversial five-storey, 60-unit housing development

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will provide sand and sandbags for residents affected by regional flooding. Warming temperatures in the coming days will affect conditions for snow melt. (Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen urges preparation for spring flooding

Warming conditions will affect spring melting

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will provide sand and sandbags for residents affected by regional flooding. Warming temperatures in the coming days will affect conditions for snow melt. (Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)

Zoning, OCP amendments adopted for Summerland housing development

Council gives final readings for controversial five-storey, 60-unit housing development

A five-storey, 60-unit building has been proposed for 8709 Jubilee Rd. E., Summerland. The proposal will be the subject of a public hearing on March 22. (Image by GTA Architecture)
The former Summerland Asset Development Initiative building on Prairie Valley Road in Summerland was suggested as the site for a temporary transitional housing facility for the community. However, Summerland council has rejected this proposal. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland council rejects transitional housing facility

Concerns raised about short timeline and condition of municipally-owned building

The former Summerland Asset Development Initiative building on Prairie Valley Road in Summerland was suggested as the site for a temporary transitional housing facility for the community. However, Summerland council has rejected this proposal. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The City of Penticton will offer large item garbage collection later this month. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton to offer large item garbage collection

Items will be collected April 19 to 23

The City of Penticton will offer large item garbage collection later this month. (Black Press file photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will speed up the process for hospitality businesses looking to set up patios during the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Under the most recent restrictions, indoor dining is prohibited, but patio dining is allowed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen speeds up patio permit approval

Initiative to help hospitality businesses affected by latest COVID-19 restrictions

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will speed up the process for hospitality businesses looking to set up patios during the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Under the most recent restrictions, indoor dining is prohibited, but patio dining is allowed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Firefighters responded to a house fire on Banks Crescent in Summerland on Friday afternoon. The fire began as a stovetop fire but resulted in significant damages. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Fire results in damage to Summerland home

Crews called on Friday, April 9 following stovetop fire

Firefighters responded to a house fire on Banks Crescent in Summerland on Friday afternoon. The fire began as a stovetop fire but resulted in significant damages. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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Snow levels above normal in Okanagan

Spring temperatures, rainfall will affect risk of flooding

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold an electronic town hall meeting to discuss an expansion to the Kaleden sewer system. (Black Press file photo)

Electronic town hall meeting planned for Kaleden sewer expansion

Event will be held on evening of April 13

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold an electronic town hall meeting to discuss an expansion to the Kaleden sewer system. (Black Press file photo)