Summerland Staff

Pat Fortune, dressed as Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, was the first customer at Millionaires’ Row Cider in Summerland on May 1. The cidery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing regulations are in effect. (Contributed)

Cidery name honours Summerland’s past

Millionaires’ Row Cider opened its doors on May 1

Pat Fortune, dressed as Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, was the first customer at Millionaires’ Row Cider in Summerland on May 1. The cidery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing regulations are in effect. (Contributed)
Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past

Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past

Spanish influenza, from 1918 to 1920, took a toll on the world

Summerland has faced disease outbreak in the past
Organizers urge action against invasive species in Okanagan and Similkameen regions

Organizers urge action against invasive species in Okanagan and Similkameen regions

May has been declared as Invasive Species Month in British Columbia

Organizers urge action against invasive species in Okanagan and Similkameen regions
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Summerland Ornamental Gardens to hold sale online

Annual fundraiser offers plants for avid gardeners

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Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland

Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland

George Barclay’s Trout Creek Ranch was purchased in early 1900s

Sir Thomas Shaughnessy played role in founding of Summerland
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Summerland to offer mental health webinar

Event will examine ways of coping during COVID-19 pandemic

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Officials with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen have raised concerns about the number of people at landfills, as well as their proximity to each other, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (RDOS photo)

Stay away from landfills, Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen urges

Residents urged to use curbside collection services, stockpile recyclables during COVID-19 pandemic

Officials with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen have raised concerns about the number of people at landfills, as well as their proximity to each other, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (RDOS photo)
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Syrian refugees receive Canadian citizenship

Nine Summerland residents who arrived as refugees have become Canadians

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PLAYOFF ACTION                                The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. The Posse won the best of seven series to go on to face the Kelowna Chiefs. However, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s post season has now been cancelled. (Black Press file photo)

KIJHL playoff season cancelled

Junior B league ends season during division finals series

PLAYOFF ACTION                                The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. The Posse won the best of seven series to go on to face the Kelowna Chiefs. However, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s post season has now been cancelled. (Black Press file photo)
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Plant experts to speak at Summerland Ornamental Gardens

First workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 21

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Summerland walk-in clinic reduces hours

Facility on Rosedale Avenue will be closed Fridays

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Summerland Arts Centre hosts Friday evening concerts

B.C. Buds to perform on March 20

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Zero waste centre opening in Summerland

The Replenish Refillery is intended as a way for people to cut down on the everyday use of plastic

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Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Facility one of 30 to receive B.C. Used Oil Management Association honours for top collector

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work
ENTREPRENEURS                                A team of Summerland students placed second at the Techstars Startup Weekend in Penticton in late January. (Contributed)

Summerland students place second at Techstars Startup Weekend

Participants pitched and developed entrepreneurial ideas during 54-hour initiative

ENTREPRENEURS                                A team of Summerland students placed second at the Techstars Startup Weekend in Penticton in late January. (Contributed)
Okanagan female Midget A hockey team finishes in first place

Okanagan female Midget A hockey team finishes in first place

At least two players now committed to U.S. post secondary schools for hockey

Okanagan female Midget A hockey team finishes in first place
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Summerland Arts Council to host comedy night

Fundraising event will be held on Friday, March 27

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CAREER TRAINING                                School District No. 53 is offering a variety of career education programs running through second semester. (Stock photo)

Okanagan Similkameen School District offers career education programs

Gateway to Trades program is being housed at South Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver

CAREER TRAINING                                School District No. 53 is offering a variety of career education programs running through second semester. (Stock photo)
BASKETBALL TEAM                                The Summerland Secondary School Rockets senior girls basketball team competed in the Provincials on the weekend. From left are Alyssa Robinson, Navi Hughes, Alyssa Mullin, Tayla Ingram, Jacqueline Mansiere, Brinay Burdick, Jaina Stockmann, Lexi Corday, Olivia Harrold and Laska Hughes. (Submitted)

Summerland places 13th in basketball provincials

Girls team competed against top schools in B.C. on the weekend

BASKETBALL TEAM                                The Summerland Secondary School Rockets senior girls basketball team competed in the Provincials on the weekend. From left are Alyssa Robinson, Navi Hughes, Alyssa Mullin, Tayla Ingram, Jacqueline Mansiere, Brinay Burdick, Jaina Stockmann, Lexi Corday, Olivia Harrold and Laska Hughes. (Submitted)
PLAQUE RECIPIENTS                                The Summerland Fall Fair Society was the co-recipient of the 2019 Exhibit Achievement Award recently presented by the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions Holding the plaque from left are society vice-president Denise MacDonald and board members Bobby Bovenzi and Sarah Senecal. (Contributed)

Summerland Fall Fair receives achievement award

Award consists of a plaque and $1,000 shared equally with co-recipient Sooke Fall Fair

PLAQUE RECIPIENTS                                The Summerland Fall Fair Society was the co-recipient of the 2019 Exhibit Achievement Award recently presented by the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions Holding the plaque from left are society vice-president Denise MacDonald and board members Bobby Bovenzi and Sarah Senecal. (Contributed)