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Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Murder mystery set aboard Summerland steam train

Story inspired by actual events from early 1920s

Summerland Singers and Players will stage a murder mystery play aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway’s steam train in July. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Summerland Secondary School’s graduates of 2022 toss their hats to mark the end of high school. The high school graduation ceremony was held on June 27. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland honours 97 students at grad ceremonies

Graduates were presented with diplomas on June 27

Summerland Secondary School’s graduates of 2022 toss their hats to mark the end of high school. The high school graduation ceremony was held on June 27. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
North Okanagan Knights forward Ty McNaughton (9) and defenceman John Kalmakoff (55) try to get at a loose puck in front of Summerland goalie Ben Lewis and centre Jack Lynes (10) during a game in December, 2021. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Summerland Steam player joins Manitoba hockey team

Jack Lynes has played one season with the Summerland Junior B team

North Okanagan Knights forward Ty McNaughton (9) and defenceman John Kalmakoff (55) try to get at a loose puck in front of Summerland goalie Ben Lewis and centre Jack Lynes (10) during a game in December, 2021. (Jenna Fochler Photo)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
Father’s Day, held each year on the third Sunday of June, is a time to recognize and honour fathers. (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

To celebrate Father’s Day, test your knowledge of famous fathers

Father’s Day, held each year on the third Sunday of June, is a time to recognize and honour fathers. (Pixabay.com)
Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland author’s thriller set in Thailand

Todd’s Guardians is seventh book under pen name of C. Edgar North

Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In November, flooding affected the community of Princeton and the surrounding area. At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning residents of the possiblity of flooding throughout the regional district. (Photo Marcie Anne Roberts)

Flood preparations urged in Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

High snowpack could lead to flooding events throughout region

In November, flooding affected the community of Princeton and the surrounding area. At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is warning residents of the possiblity of flooding throughout the regional district. (Photo Marcie Anne Roberts)
Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Travelling through the history of transportation in the South Okanagan

Boats and trains were once dominant forms of travel

Getting from Summerland to Penticton in the early years was no easy task. The first road to Penticton was the Brigade Trail, now known was Shingle Creek Road. For a while, it was known as “The Back Road to Penticton.” When the railway was being built on the upper bench above Okanagan Lake, there was a road. In 1913, the road along the lake was constructed. Three workers were killed when a silt cliff collapsed. This was done, prior to lake levels being regulated, so this road was subject to flooding. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

60 years of Summerland Sweets to celebrate

Pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 25

Len Filek, general manager of Summerland Sweets, says the Summerland business will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a pancake breakfast on June 25. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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)