John Arendt

Justin Kripps of Summerland and his team have competed in Olympic action and World Cup competitions in bobsleigh. (Jason Ransom-Canadian Olympic Comittee).

QUIZ: Are you ready for some winter sports?

It’s cold outside, but there are plenty of recreation opportunities in the winter months

Justin Kripps of Summerland and his team have competed in Olympic action and World Cup competitions in bobsleigh. (Jason Ransom-Canadian Olympic Comittee).
A Canadian bobsleigh team, under the guidance of Justin Kripps of Summerland, won silver in World Cup action in Germany on Sunday. (IBSF photo)

Canadian bobsleigh team wins silver in Germany

Summerland athlete Justin Kripps is pilot of World Cup team

A Canadian bobsleigh team, under the guidance of Justin Kripps of Summerland, won silver in World Cup action in Germany on Sunday. (IBSF photo)
Elvis Presley was born 86 years ago, in January, 1935. How much do you know about this iconic performer? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Elvis?

Elvis Presley, the iconic singer and actor, would have celebrated his 86th birthday this month

Elvis Presley was born 86 years ago, in January, 1935. How much do you know about this iconic performer? (Pixabay.com)
Zoom gatherings, such as this event by the Penticton Tune-Agers, became common during 2020. This was one of many changes to come during an unprecedented year. (Penticton Tune-Agers - YouTube)

COLUMN: Our world will not go back to normal in 2021

Attempting a return to pre-pandemic conditions would be nearly impossible

Zoom gatherings, such as this event by the Penticton Tune-Agers, became common during 2020. This was one of many changes to come during an unprecedented year. (Penticton Tune-Agers - YouTube)
Country music artist Aaron Goodvin is one of the performers in the Sakamoto Agency’s 100 Homes: Concert Connections series. (Contributed)

Music promoter arranges concerts for care homes

Sakamoto Agency organizing series of free pre-recorded concerts for care homes across Canada

Country music artist Aaron Goodvin is one of the performers in the Sakamoto Agency’s 100 Homes: Concert Connections series. (Contributed)
The value of single family homes in the Thompson Okanagan region has increased, according to statistics from BC Assessment. (Black Press file photo)

Housing values increase in Thompson Okanagan region

Highest increase is in Princeton with values rising by 17 per cent over past year

The value of single family homes in the Thompson Okanagan region has increased, according to statistics from BC Assessment. (Black Press file photo)
Fire crews battled Christie Mountain Wildfire near Penticton in summer, but the overall fire season was lighter than usual. Do you know which year was the worst for wildfires in British Columbia? (BC Wildfire Service photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the events of 2020?

A pandemic, a provincial election, a leadership race and a scandal all made the news in 2020

Fire crews battled Christie Mountain Wildfire near Penticton in summer, but the overall fire season was lighter than usual. Do you know which year was the worst for wildfires in British Columbia? (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. Do you know about the history of Santa? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of Christmas to the test

How much do you really know about the iconic Dec. 25 holiday and its traditions?

Santa Claus can be seen in many places at this time of year. Do you know about the history of Santa? (Pixabay.com)
The agreement between the municipality of Summerland and the Summerland Chamber of Commerce is changing, and business licenses will no longer include a chamber membership. (Summerland Review file photo)

Businesses no longer automatic chamber members in Summerland

Business license fees no longer include automatic membership in chamber

The agreement between the municipality of Summerland and the Summerland Chamber of Commerce is changing, and business licenses will no longer include a chamber membership. (Summerland Review file photo)
A gopher snake, around 50 centimetres in length, was found lurking in the crawlspace of a Summerland home. (Contributed)

Snake in Summerland makes surprise appearance during festive season

Resident discovers gopher snake in crawlspace of house

A gopher snake, around 50 centimetres in length, was found lurking in the crawlspace of a Summerland home. (Contributed)
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QUIZ: Are you ready for winter?

The first day of winter, 2020 is Dec. 21

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Seven-year-old Blake Karlson presents George Pugh of the Summerland Fire Department with a donation of $2,867 for the annual Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens toy drive. Karlson raised the money by baking and selling 310 dozen cookies. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Seven-year-old Summerland girl raises nearly $3,000 for toy drive

Sale of 310 dozen cookies provides funding for annual gift drive

Seven-year-old Blake Karlson presents George Pugh of the Summerland Fire Department with a donation of $2,867 for the annual Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens toy drive. Karlson raised the money by baking and selling 310 dozen cookies. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Gail Thevarge, left, and Ellen Walker-Matthews, both of Summerland, are among the contributors to Pandemic! Stories of Purpose, Passion and Power Through This Extraordinary Era. (Contributed)

Two Summerland authors featured in new pandemic-themed book

Pandemic! Stories of Purpose, Passion and Power Through This Extraordinary Era examines choices

Gail Thevarge, left, and Ellen Walker-Matthews, both of Summerland, are among the contributors to Pandemic! Stories of Purpose, Passion and Power Through This Extraordinary Era. (Contributed)
You may have played with Lego interlocking blocks, but do you know where the company is headquartered? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: A peek into the toy box

How much do you know about past and present toys and games?

You may have played with Lego interlocking blocks, but do you know where the company is headquartered? (Pixabay.com)
The lot behind 10109 Main St. in Summerland was transformed for the filming of The Angel Tree, a Hallmark movie which was filmed in Summerland Oct. 13 to 15. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Adding diversity to light holiday movies

Movie makers are becoming more inclusive with their festive season offerings

The lot behind 10109 Main St. in Summerland was transformed for the filming of The Angel Tree, a Hallmark movie which was filmed in Summerland Oct. 13 to 15. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Lights are in place at Rotary Pier in Summerland. The lighting work is part of an initiative to light up the route of the Giants Head Grind. (Contributed)

Organizers lighting route of Giants Head Grind in Summerland

Lighting initiative to begin at Okanagan Lake this year

Lights are in place at Rotary Pier in Summerland. The lighting work is part of an initiative to light up the route of the Giants Head Grind. (Contributed)
Corrianne Henson of Penticton exits the frigid waters of Okanagan Lake Monday during the annual Summerland Kinsmen New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1, 2018. (Black Press file photo)

Summerland Polar Bear Dip cancelled

COVID-19 restrictions result in decision not to hold 36th annual icy plunge

Corrianne Henson of Penticton exits the frigid waters of Okanagan Lake Monday during the annual Summerland Kinsmen New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1, 2018. (Black Press file photo)
Zoom meetings, including this one by the Ladysmith Town Council are becoming popular in 2020. (Town of Ladysmith/YouTube)

QUIZ: Are you good at communicating?

Despite restrictions on in-person meetings, there are still ways to stay connected

Zoom meetings, including this one by the Ladysmith Town Council are becoming popular in 2020. (Town of Ladysmith/YouTube)
Two Canadian petitions are asking to have elected officials removed from office. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Petitions show loss of faith in democratic process

Online petitions from third-party sources have taken aim at elected officials in Canada

Two Canadian petitions are asking to have elected officials removed from office. (Pixabay.com)
Summerland’s cenotaph was originally installed in front of the high school. The old school was located close to the corner of Rosedale Avenue and Jubilee Road. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Cenotaph and parks in Summerland honour fallen soldiers

Community memorials pay tribute to those who were killed in military service

Summerland’s cenotaph was originally installed in front of the high school. The old school was located close to the corner of Rosedale Avenue and Jubilee Road. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)