John Arendt

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
The song Red Harvest, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Paul Rodgers, was written in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)

B.C. artist featured on song to help people of Ukraine

Red Harvest features vocals by Summerland musician Paul Rodgers

The song Red Harvest, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Paul Rodgers, was written in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)
Dan Maja, third from left, a bylaw enforcement officer and building license inspector with the municipality of Summerland, was presented with the Leadership and Valor in the Profession Award at the Licence Inspectors’ and Bylaw Officers’ Association of British Columbia annual training conference. (Contributed)

Summerland bylaw officer awarded for lifesaving work

Incident occurred during an inspection in the summer of 2021

Dan Maja, third from left, a bylaw enforcement officer and building license inspector with the municipality of Summerland, was presented with the Leadership and Valor in the Profession Award at the Licence Inspectors’ and Bylaw Officers’ Association of British Columbia annual training conference. (Contributed)
Hundreds of runners participated in the five-kilometre and 10-kilometre courses of the Giant’s Head Run. The run, on Saturday evening, is a popular part of the Summerland Action Festival. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Plenty of action at Summerland festival

Summerland Action Festival on June 3 to 5 was held for the first time since 2019

Hundreds of runners participated in the five-kilometre and 10-kilometre courses of the Giant’s Head Run. The run, on Saturday evening, is a popular part of the Summerland Action Festival. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Avian flu has been detected in small flocks in the Peace region, in Summerland and in Sechelt. (Black Press file)

Flocks in Summerland, Sechelt and Peace River test positive for avian influenza

Owners of small flocks urged to have preventative measures in place

Avian flu has been detected in small flocks in the Peace region, in Summerland and in Sechelt. (Black Press file)
This combination of two separate photos shows actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp is suing Heard after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photos/Steve Helber, Pool)
This combination of two separate photos shows actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp was suing Heard after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photos/Steve Helber, Pool)

QUIZ: How much do you know about past and present celebrity scandals?

The recent court case involving actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is not the first scandal

This combination of two separate photos shows actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp is suing Heard after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photos/Steve Helber, Pool)
This combination of two separate photos shows actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp was suing Heard after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (AP Photos/Steve Helber, Pool)
In 1911 , the final location of the route of the Kettle Valley Railway was still undetermined. Some people speculated that the route of the railway would go through Garnet Valley and then into Meadow Valley. A number of developments were considered. J.M. Robinson 
contemplated the townsite of Appledale, another was Meadowland. But the most ambitious plan was by Ralph Deans ( 1873-1916). His proposal included almost 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of land and a hydroelectric dam at the mouth of the Trout Creek Canyon. The proposed dam would capture all of the Trout Creek canyon water before being lost to the gravels at Faulder. (Summerland Museum photos)

Okanagan communities were created in anticipation of railway

Appledale and Meadowland near Summerland were set up in early 1900s

In 1911 , the final location of the route of the Kettle Valley Railway was still undetermined. Some people speculated that the route of the railway would go through Garnet Valley and then into Meadow Valley. A number of developments were considered. J.M. Robinson 
contemplated the townsite of Appledale, another was Meadowland. But the most ambitious plan was by Ralph Deans ( 1873-1916). His proposal included almost 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of land and a hydroelectric dam at the mouth of the Trout Creek Canyon. The proposed dam would capture all of the Trout Creek canyon water before being lost to the gravels at Faulder. (Summerland Museum photos)
Summerland’s rainbow crosswalks attracted controversy when they were first installed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: All people deserve to be treated with respect

Pride Month, held each year in June, is a time to recognize a segment of our population

Summerland’s rainbow crosswalks attracted controversy when they were first installed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The rising costs of fuel may affect vacation plans for some. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A time to consider close-to-home vacations

British Columbians want summer celebrations, but fuel costs may change some plans

The rising costs of fuel may affect vacation plans for some. (Black Press file photo)
The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)

Concerts, fireworks and sports planned for Summerland Action Festival

Three-day celebration will be held June 3 to 5 in Summerland

The Giant’s Head Run will return to Summerland on Saturday, June 4. The run will be part of the Summerland Action Festival. (Contributed)
In addition to cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, e-cigaretts are also in use. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about tobacco?

May 31 has been designated as World No Tobacco Day by the World Health Organization. Are you ready?

In addition to cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, e-cigaretts are also in use. (Pixabay.com)
Dean Goodine, left, worked with props for the 2008 movie Passchendaele. (Contributed)

Summerland props master’s book recounts on-set experiences

Dean Goodine has worked in film and television for past 36 years

Dean Goodine, left, worked with props for the 2008 movie Passchendaele. (Contributed)
The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)

South Okanagan track and field athletes qualify for provincials

Top performers at Okanagan Valley High School Track and Field Championships will compete in Langley

The Penticton Secondary School Senior Girls 4 X 100m relay team consisted of Jodi Whalen at left, Merle Clostermeyer, Lena Fitschen and Josie Nickel. (Contributed)
Parkdale Place Housing Society has a proposed development for the Legion Village property in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Affordable housing development proposed in Summerland

Parkdale Place Housing Society has acquired Legion Village property on Dixon Avenue

Parkdale Place Housing Society has a proposed development for the Legion Village property in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Nate McIsaac of the Summerland Steam was the captain of Team B.C. at the 2022 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia. (Contributed)

Summerland player leads Team B.C. to bronze hockey finish

Nate McIsaac was captain of team at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Nate McIsaac of the Summerland Steam was the captain of Team B.C. at the 2022 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia. (Contributed)
Today, the city of Victoria, B.C. is a picturesque location and a popular tourist destination. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: Are you ready for Victoria Day?

The May long weekend is a tribute to British monarch Queen Victoria

Today, the city of Victoria, B.C. is a picturesque location and a popular tourist destination. (Pixabay.com)
Flanked by children, members of council and others involved with the creation of new playground equipment, Summerland Mayor Toni Boot cuts the ribbon to officially open the new equipment. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland opens state-of-the-art playground

Facility in Memorial Park the first of its kind in Canada

Flanked by children, members of council and others involved with the creation of new playground equipment, Summerland Mayor Toni Boot cuts the ribbon to officially open the new equipment. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The latest provincial snowpack information shows levels well above normal in every area of the province except the Okanagan Valley. The B.C. River Forecast Centre is warning of the risk of flooding this spring. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Snowpack higher than normal in most of B.C.

B.C. River Forecast Centre warns of increased risk of flooding

The latest provincial snowpack information shows levels well above normal in every area of the province except the Okanagan Valley. The B.C. River Forecast Centre is warning of the risk of flooding this spring. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)
A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Disgust and shame over a display of racial hate

Vandalism of reconciliation mural in Summerland is one of many incidents involving racial hatred

A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland students to repair vandalized mural

Graffiti was sprayed on mural with reconciliation message

A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)