John Arendt

Jacqueline Mansiere of the Summerland Secondary School senior girls Rockets basketball team reaches for the ball during a game against Fulton during the Okanagan Valley AA Championships in February, 2020. The gym, constructed in 1951, is aging and the Okanagan Skaha School District is planning to replace it. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland high school gym replacement postponed

Plans to demolish and rebuild aging structure won’t go ahead this year

Jacqueline Mansiere of the Summerland Secondary School senior girls Rockets basketball team reaches for the ball during a game against Fulton during the Okanagan Valley AA Championships in February, 2020. The gym, constructed in 1951, is aging and the Okanagan Skaha School District is planning to replace it. (Summerland Review file photo)
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

EDITORIAL: Examine the facts during election campaign

It is essential that voters make their decisions based on accurate information

The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Trail of the Okanagans project is intended to connect communities throughout the region. (Graphic submitted)

Multi-use trail proposed for Vaseaux Lake area

Proposed trail would be part of Trail of the Okanagans project

The Trail of the Okanagans project is intended to connect communities throughout the region. (Graphic submitted)
Canada’s federal election is on Sept. 20. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada’s colourful political history?

From insults to awkward moments and unusual facts, Canadian political history is seldom boring

Canada’s federal election is on Sept. 20. (File photo)
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Feral horse killed in collision with vehicle near Penticton

Animal advocate says incidents involving wild horses are common in region

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A fire near Darke Lake Provincial Park west of Summerland started on Sept. 8. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Fire sparks in hills above Summerland

Wildfire began on Sept 8; cause is not known

A fire near Darke Lake Provincial Park west of Summerland started on Sept. 8. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
The Summerland Chamber of Commerce has received funding to hire a new part-time advisor for one year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland receives funding to recover advisor position

Money will fund part-time position for one year

The Summerland Chamber of Commerce has received funding to hire a new part-time advisor for one year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Do you know which British Columbia city has the iconic peach shown here? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the fruit harvest?

Apples, peaches and other fruit varieties in our orchards are ready for harvest

Do you know which British Columbia city has the iconic peach shown here? (Black Press file photo)
Princeton and Keremeos will soon have enhanced ambulance service. (Black Press file photo)

Princeton and Keremeos to get 24-hour ambulance service

Alpha stations will be established in both Similkameen communities

Princeton and Keremeos will soon have enhanced ambulance service. (Black Press file photo)
Mary Barrows, a resident of Angus Place in Summerland, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 19. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Mary Barrows, a resident of Angus Place in Summerland, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 19. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)

Election 2021: Voting rights did not always extend to all Canadians

Women, Indigenous people, religious minorities and others have been denied the vote in past years

Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)
Penticton RCMP saw a slight increase in the number of calls for service in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same period a year earlier. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton RCMP see increases in assaults, threats and shoplifting

RCMP saw 50% increase in uttering threats in the second quarter of 2021

Penticton RCMP saw a slight increase in the number of calls for service in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same period a year earlier. (Black Press file photo)
Solar energy is gaining in popularity in Canada. Which area or areas of the country have the greatest solar energy resources? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of sunshine

How much do you know about the warmth of the summer sun?

Solar energy is gaining in popularity in Canada. Which area or areas of the country have the greatest solar energy resources? (Black Press file photo)
Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the South Okanagan, with the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek both growing over 10,000 hectares. (Mike Biden Photography)

South Okanagan wildfires remain out of control

Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek wildfires have been burning since July

Multiple wildfires are currently raging in the South Okanagan, with the Thomas Creek and Nk’Mip Creek both growing over 10,000 hectares. (Mike Biden Photography)
Lance Tycholaz had been coping with Lyme disease since he was bitten by a tick during the summer of 2009. (Contributed)

Summerland man battles Lyme disease for more than 12 years

Lance Tycholaz continues to cope with Lyme disease symptoms

Lance Tycholaz had been coping with Lyme disease since he was bitten by a tick during the summer of 2009. (Contributed)
Smells of garbage, fruit and compost can serve to attract bears to populated areas. (Black Press file photo)

Efforts urged to keep bears from populated areas in Okanagan and Similkameen

Garbage, fruit and compost smells attract bears

Smells of garbage, fruit and compost can serve to attract bears to populated areas. (Black Press file photo)
The Summerland After Hours Clinic in the Rosedale Medical building will close effective Sept. 1. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland After Hours Clinic to close

Ongoing staffing challenges resulted in decision to discontinue service

The Summerland After Hours Clinic in the Rosedale Medical building will close effective Sept. 1. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

COLUMN: Automated checkouts are altering the job market

There has been a growing opposition to these devices, especially in the past few months

In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)

Summerland council to examine eco-village development

Proposal calls for housing near community’s solar site

The municipality of Summerland is exploring the concept of an eco-village development near the community’s solar project. (District of Summerland image)