John Arendt

Renovation work has been completed at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre in Summerland. The work at the building on Wharton Street cost just under $600,000. (Contributed)

Summerland arts centre now has a new look and name

Facility has been named George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre

Renovation work has been completed at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre in Summerland. The work at the building on Wharton Street cost just under $600,000. (Contributed)
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson carries crew member Sirisha Bandla on his shoulders while celebrating their flight to space at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M., Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Andres Leighton/AP photo)

COLUMN: Spending money on the billionaires’ space race

Concerns have been raised about the present quest for private space flight

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson carries crew member Sirisha Bandla on his shoulders while celebrating their flight to space at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M., Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Andres Leighton/AP photo)
Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)

Large development proposal near Summerland defeated

Diamonds would have had 106 residential units, built in two phases

Diamonds, a proposed development north of Summerland, would allow 106 residential units overlooking Okanagan Lake. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen image)
According to the earliest maps of the Okanagan Valley, the Summerland area was called Nicola Prairie. This name meant the land of Nicola; Grand Chief Nicola. In 1845, Chief Nicola was protected by eighty bodyguards. In 1902, when Summerland was founded, only three Indigenous families remained: the Johnny Pierre, Antoine Pierre and William Manuel families. The children of these three families attended Summerland’s first official school in 1904. This photograph shows William Manuel’s home in the lower left corner. The road, left of the home would become Rosedale Avenue. The home was surrounded by Alf Richardson’s lumber yard. Today, the Manuel house would be located close to the Summerland Animal Clinic. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Summerland was once known as Nicola Prairie

Downtown Summerland was once Penticton Indian Reserve #3

According to the earliest maps of the Okanagan Valley, the Summerland area was called Nicola Prairie. This name meant the land of Nicola; Grand Chief Nicola. In 1845, Chief Nicola was protected by eighty bodyguards. In 1902, when Summerland was founded, only three Indigenous families remained: the Johnny Pierre, Antoine Pierre and William Manuel families. The children of these three families attended Summerland’s first official school in 1904. This photograph shows William Manuel’s home in the lower left corner. The road, left of the home would become Rosedale Avenue. The home was surrounded by Alf Richardson’s lumber yard. Today, the Manuel house would be located close to the Summerland Animal Clinic. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Penticton’s Courthouse. (File)

Summerland brothers’ neighbour dispute with fungus farm ends in 9 months probation

Conflict with neighbouring mushroom farm dates to at least 2019

Penticton’s Courthouse. (File)
The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)

QUIZ: Exploring the final frontier

How much do you know about factual and fictional space travel?

The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
The NASA Black Brant XII rocket lifts off with the KiNET-X experiment at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on May 16, 2021. (Terry Zaperach / NASA)
Steve Rodgers, a British musician who has performed in Summerland in the past, will perform an online concert from his home on Oct. 24. (Contributed)

Musician with Summerland connection to perform online concert

Steve Rodgers has performed in Summerland in previous years

Steve Rodgers, a British musician who has performed in Summerland in the past, will perform an online concert from his home on Oct. 24. (Contributed)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)

QUIZ: Do you have clean hands?

Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day. How much do you know about hands and hygiene?

Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
Containers of hand sanitizer have become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of good hand washing. (Shutterstock)
In past years, the Summerland Festival of Lights attracted around 10,000 people to downtown Summerland. This year, a three-weekend event has been scheduled in December to launch the festive season. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s light-up to extend over three weekends

Event in December marks start of festive season in the community

In past years, the Summerland Festival of Lights attracted around 10,000 people to downtown Summerland. This year, a three-weekend event has been scheduled in December to launch the festive season. (Summerland Review file photo)
Summerland will soon have six additional full-time paramedics at its ambulance station. (Black Press file photo)

Paramedics added to Summerland ambulance station

Community will have total of eight full-time paramedics for increased service

Summerland will soon have six additional full-time paramedics at its ambulance station. (Black Press file photo)
Wild turkeys can be problematic says WildSafeBC. Jill Hayward photographer (bobjillh@gmail.com)

QUIZ: A celebration of turkey

How much do you know about the bird, the country of Turkey or other turkey-related facts?

Wild turkeys can be problematic says WildSafeBC. Jill Hayward photographer (bobjillh@gmail.com)
A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Play it again… and again… and again

A 40-minute collection of instrumental music can feel stale after a while

A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)
A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Summerland Unisus School. The dates of the potential exposure are Sept. 27 and 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Summerland Unisus School

Exposure took place in late September at independent school

A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Summerland Unisus School. The dates of the potential exposure are Sept. 27 and 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
When the Summerland Development Company sold land in 1906, the company created a map to show the route to Summerland. The company president was Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

1906 map created to show how to get to Summerland

Many early settlers came to Okanagan from the Prairies

When the Summerland Development Company sold land in 1906, the company created a map to show the route to Summerland. The company president was Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Madeline Carlson, left, Kira Nilson and Emilia Tolnai show a mural with a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation theme. The mural is at the tennis courts at Summerland Middle School. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland mural has truth and reconciliation theme

Students at Summerland Secondary School leave hand prints on mural

Madeline Carlson, left, Kira Nilson and Emilia Tolnai show a mural with a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation theme. The mural is at the tennis courts at Summerland Middle School. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Billy Boerboom shows a massive pumpkin grown at his farm in Summerland. (Black Press file photo)
October is the time of year when fruit growers conclude their harvest season. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about October?

Fall colours, Thanksgiving and Halloween are all part of the month

Billy Boerboom shows a massive pumpkin grown at his farm in Summerland. (Black Press file photo)
October is the time of year when fruit growers conclude their harvest season. (Black Press file photo)
Summerland bylaw officers Darren Krell, left, and Dan Maja, right, were honoured on Friday after assisting Al Klar, at centre. On June 21, Klar had a heart attack. Krell and Maja were at his business at the time and were able to provide assistance until paramedics arrived. (Contributed)

Quick action by Summerland bylaw officers save man’s life

Officers were at business when founder had a heart attack

Summerland bylaw officers Darren Krell, left, and Dan Maja, right, were honoured on Friday after assisting Al Klar, at centre. On June 21, Klar had a heart attack. Krell and Maja were at his business at the time and were able to provide assistance until paramedics arrived. (Contributed)
Terry Fox Run will be held virtually on Sept. 19, 2021. (Terry Fox Foundation/Facebook)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Terry Fox?

In 1980, the Marathon of Hope, a cancer fundraiser, inspired the nation

Terry Fox Run will be held virtually on Sept. 19, 2021. (Terry Fox Foundation/Facebook)
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)
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