John Arendt

The famous groundhog in Wiarton, Ont., looks skyward in order to give his prognostication on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. What is the name of this famous groundhog? (Frank Gunn/CP)

QUIZ: How much do you know about groundhogs and weather forecasting?

On Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, weather lore predicts spring

The famous groundhog in Wiarton, Ont., looks skyward in order to give his prognostication on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. What is the name of this famous groundhog? (Frank Gunn/CP)
RCMP in Golden seized prohibited firearms and weapons following a tip from the public. (Photo courtesy of the Golden-Field RCMP)

RCMP in Golden seize prohibited weapons

Tip from public results in arrest and seizure of multiple weapons

RCMP in Golden seized prohibited firearms and weapons following a tip from the public. (Photo courtesy of the Golden-Field RCMP)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about hockey

Canada is a nation of hockey players and dedicated fans of the game

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
The municipality of Summerland now has 26 electric vehicle charging stations. The community’s first charging stations were installed in 2013 and have seen increasing levels of use every year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland electric over charging stations

Amount of electricity delivered at 26 stations has more than doubled from 2021 to 2022

The municipality of Summerland now has 26 electric vehicle charging stations. The community’s first charging stations were installed in 2013 and have seen increasing levels of use every year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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COLUMN: Success should speak for itself

The word “success” is about goals, wealth or prestige, but defining accomplishments is subjective

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An expansion has been proposed for the Summerland Museum, adding floor space to the building in front and a covered loading dock in the back. The museum was opened in 1984, but since that time, the number of items in its collection has grown significantly. (Contributed)

Summerland Museum seeks to expand

Number of acquisitions has grown significantly since present building was constructed

An expansion has been proposed for the Summerland Museum, adding floor space to the building in front and a covered loading dock in the back. The museum was opened in 1984, but since that time, the number of items in its collection has grown significantly. (Contributed)
The Jan. 1 data from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows snow levels below normal in much of the province, with the exception of the Okanagan and Boundary regions. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)

Low snow measurements recorded in much of B.C.

Okanagan and Boundary regions are exceptions according to latest provincial statistics

The Jan. 1 data from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows snow levels below normal in much of the province, with the exception of the Okanagan and Boundary regions. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)
A scene from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Which renowned science fiction author wrote the novel and the screenplay? (Photo contributed)

QUIZ: How well can you predict the future?

From science fiction to prophecies and weather forecasts, people have longed to know what lies ahead

A scene from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Which renowned science fiction author wrote the novel and the screenplay? (Photo contributed)
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Summerland’s snow levels significantly higher than normal

Measurement at Summerland Reservor 189 per cent of historical average

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Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the news of 2022?

A lot happened during the past 12 months

Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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COLUMN: The poetry of artificial intelligence

Sophisticated computer technology is nothing new, but until a few days ago,…

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Summerland ecologist Don Gayton has a collection of essays about human relationships with nature. (Photo by Stephanie Seaton)

Summerland writer releases collection of essays

The Sky and the Patio is the seventh book by Summerland ecologist Don Gayton

Summerland ecologist Don Gayton has a collection of essays about human relationships with nature. (Photo by Stephanie Seaton)
Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Christmas traditions?

There are plenty of celebrations and customs on Dec. 25.

Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. (Pixabay.com)
Once again the Summerland Kinsmen will host the Polar Bear Dip at Sunoka Beach on Jan. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Kinsmen hold Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1

Quick swim organized as fundraiser for service club

Once again the Summerland Kinsmen will host the Polar Bear Dip at Sunoka Beach on Jan. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)
Utility rates in Summerland are increasing. For a typical home in the community, the increase in water, sewer ane electrical rates is estimated at $29.43 a month or $353.16 a year. Read more on page 2. 
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Summerland utility rates jump

Water, sewer and electrical rates will raise utility rates by nearly 13%

Utility rates in Summerland are increasing. For a typical home in the community, the increase in water, sewer ane electrical rates is estimated at $29.43 a month or $353.16 a year. Read more on page 2. 
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A snow blower is used to clear the sidewalk on a Chilliwack street. Do you know where the snow blower was invented? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country

A snow blower is used to clear the sidewalk on a Chilliwack street. Do you know where the snow blower was invented? (Black Press file photo)
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
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COLUMN: No doesn’t mean Not Now or Maybe Later

Rejection option missing from some online popup ads

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Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)