John Arendt

CONSIDERING FOREST MANAGEMENT                                Robert Gray believes wildfires in British Columbia will become more larger and more frequent unless changes are made to forest management.                                Photo submitted

Fire ecologist advocates prescribed burns

Change in forest management needed to reduce number and size of wildfires

CONSIDERING FOREST MANAGEMENT                                Robert Gray believes wildfires in British Columbia will become more larger and more frequent unless changes are made to forest management.                                Photo submitted
A plane flies over smoke billowing from the Mount Eneas fire. Photo courtesy of Meghann Fletcher

Summerland issues State of Local Emergency in response to wildfire

Two homes under evacuation order; evacuation alert remains in place as result of wildfire

A plane flies over smoke billowing from the Mount Eneas fire. Photo courtesy of Meghann Fletcher
Put your knowledge of Canada to the test

Put your knowledge of Canada to the test

Here are 20 questions about our amazing country this Canada Day. How many do you know?

Put your knowledge of Canada to the test
Toilet dumped on B.C. mayor’s driveway

Toilet dumped on B.C. mayor’s driveway

The gift is an initiative used as fundraiser for dry grad students

Toilet dumped on B.C. mayor’s driveway
COLUMN: The lingering effects of bullying

COLUMN: The lingering effects of bullying

Someone had reached out to make amends for what had happened

COLUMN: The lingering effects of bullying
Bobsleigh team misses Olympic medal finish

Bobsleigh team misses Olympic medal finish

Canadian team finishes four-man event 0.84 seconds behind first place, 0.31 seconds from podium

Bobsleigh team misses Olympic medal finish
Canada wins gold in bobsleigh

Canada wins gold in bobsleigh

Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz tied for first in two-man event at 2018 Winter Olympics

Canada wins gold in bobsleigh
Bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps, along with teammate Alexander Kopacz, finished in second place in the first heat of the two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)

Canadians place second in first heat of two-man bobsleigh

Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz finish 0.02 seconds behind Latvian team in Winter Olympics

Bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps, along with teammate Alexander Kopacz, finished in second place in the first heat of the two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)
Over the past year, a total of 470 people in 223 households received assistance from the food bank at least once. Mathie Franchuk is one of them, trying to make it through the month on a small disability payment. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

An ongoing struggle with poverty

Summerland woman relies on regular support from food bank

Over the past year, a total of 470 people in 223 households received assistance from the food bank at least once. Mathie Franchuk is one of them, trying to make it through the month on a small disability payment. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)
Test your knowledge of B.C. news from 2017

Test your knowledge of B.C. news from 2017

How well do you know the events and news headlines of the past year?

Test your knowledge of B.C. news from 2017
How much do you really know about Christmas?

How much do you really know about Christmas?

Black Press Media puts your holiday knowledge to the test!

How much do you really know about Christmas?
PHOTO SUBMITTED                                LEAVING A RAT                                A dead rat, packed in a cracker box, was left on Mayor Peter Waterman’s doorstep in November. The day after this rat was left, another was also deposited at his home.

Dead rats on doorstep greets Summerland mayor

Two rodents have been delivered to Peter Waterman’s doorstep

PHOTO SUBMITTED                                LEAVING A RAT                                A dead rat, packed in a cracker box, was left on Mayor Peter Waterman’s doorstep in November. The day after this rat was left, another was also deposited at his home.
JOHN ARENDT                                CANNABIDIOL PRODUCTS                                Katerina Roshier shows some of the Green Gaia products available at Summerland Gold and Silver Exchange in Summerland. The products contain cannabidiol, a cannabis compound used for its medical benefits.

Cannabidiol products available in Summerland

Products contain medical benefits of cannabis, but with no psychoactive properties

JOHN ARENDT                                CANNABIDIOL PRODUCTS                                Katerina Roshier shows some of the Green Gaia products available at Summerland Gold and Silver Exchange in Summerland. The products contain cannabidiol, a cannabis compound used for its medical benefits.
PHOTO SUBMITTED                                SCIENCE PROJECT                                Grant Mansiere of Summerland studied the trembling aspen for his science fair project. He showed his project at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina this spring. Last week, he brought his project to Ottawa, where it was seen by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mansiere was one of 30 students across Canada and only two British Columbians to show a science fair project in Ottawa.

B.C. student’s science project makes national exhibit

Summerland’s Grant Mansiere was one of just two B.C. exhibitors at the national event in Ottawa

PHOTO SUBMITTED                                SCIENCE PROJECT                                Grant Mansiere of Summerland studied the trembling aspen for his science fair project. He showed his project at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina this spring. Last week, he brought his project to Ottawa, where it was seen by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mansiere was one of 30 students across Canada and only two British Columbians to show a science fair project in Ottawa.
JOHN ARENDT                                BRACELET RETURNED                                Charlie Bernhardt shows the bracelet which was returned to him after 73 years. In the winter of 1944 to 1945, while stationed in the Netherlands, he had traded the bracelet for food.

Bracelet returned to B.C. WWII veteran after 73 years

Summerland’s Charlie Bernhardt traded his silver bracelet for food during winter of 1944 to 1945

JOHN ARENDT                                BRACELET RETURNED                                Charlie Bernhardt shows the bracelet which was returned to him after 73 years. In the winter of 1944 to 1945, while stationed in the Netherlands, he had traded the bracelet for food.
Quiz: Remembering Elvis Presley’s legacy

Quiz: Remembering Elvis Presley’s legacy

Today, 40 years after his death, the King of Rock ’n’ Roll is still honoured

Quiz: Remembering Elvis Presley’s legacy
A view of the Georgia Strait from Roberts Creek

B.C. DAY TRIVIA QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

B.C. Day, on Monday, Aug. 1, is an opportunity to celebrate this spectacular province. See how well you know British Columbia.

A view of the Georgia Strait from Roberts Creek