John Arendt

A wide array of oranments and decorations can be found to adorn trees during the holiday season. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: The festive tradition of the tree

Holiday trees can be found in many homes and public spaces across Canada at this time of year

A wide array of oranments and decorations can be found to adorn trees during the holiday season. (Black Press file photo)
Do you know how many players are on a typical curling team? (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

QUIZ: A salute to winter activities

There is plenty to do when the temperature drops and snow is in the air

Do you know how many players are on a typical curling team? (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Online shopping has become more common in recent years. (Shutterstock)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the holiday shopping rush

Black Friday, on Nov. 24, is a busy day for retail shopping

Online shopping has become more common in recent years. (Shutterstock)
On Nov. 11, Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held across the country. This picture is from a 2022 Remembrance Day ceremony in Sidney, B.C. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A time for remembrance

Remembrance Day, on Nov. 11, is a sombre time to remember the cost of war

On Nov. 11, Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held across the country. This picture is from a 2022 Remembrance Day ceremony in Sidney, B.C. (Black Press file photo)
The steam clock is an iconic market in historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

QUIZ: How much do you know about keeping time?

Daylight Saving Time has come to an end for another year

The steam clock is an iconic market in historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Pescada home in Trout Creek was one of many Summerland homes decorated for Halloween on Oct. 31. This display included a haunted house tour and a smoke display. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for thrills and chills for Halloween?

Oct. 31 is a day for pumpkins and Jack O’Lanterns, bats, spine-tingling tales and more

The Pescada home in Trout Creek was one of many Summerland homes decorated for Halloween on Oct. 31. This display included a haunted house tour and a smoke display. (Black Press file photo)
Canada produces wines in Ontario and British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in wine production? (File photo)

QUIZ: A thirsty quiz about wine and beer

Fall is the season for wine-themed and beer-themed celebrations

Canada produces wines in Ontario and British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in wine production? (File photo)
Okanagan Specialty Fruits has opened a new apple processing facility in Moses Lake, Washington. (Okanagan Specialty Fruits image)

Okanagan Specialty Fruits opens facility in Washington State

Summerland-based company developed nonbrowning Arctic apple

Okanagan Specialty Fruits has opened a new apple processing facility in Moses Lake, Washington. (Okanagan Specialty Fruits image)
Billy Boerboom of Summerland shows a huge pumpkin he grew. Pumpkin pie is often a staple in traditional Thanksgiving meals. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready to celebrate Thanksgiving?

How much do you know about the customs and traditions surrounding this holiday in Canada?

Billy Boerboom of Summerland shows a huge pumpkin he grew. Pumpkin pie is often a staple in traditional Thanksgiving meals. (Black Press file photo)
In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Silver Creek Elementary School (SCEC) will be hosting the Project Heart Canoe — a canoe of student created artwork that honours residential school survivors and expresses a message of healing. (Project Heart Canoe)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the history of Canada’s residential schools?

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Sept. 30, is a sombre time for reflection

In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Silver Creek Elementary School (SCEC) will be hosting the Project Heart Canoe — a canoe of student created artwork that honours residential school survivors and expresses a message of healing. (Project Heart Canoe)
More than three million hectares of land have been destroyed by fire in 2023. This is more than twice as much as the amount of land burned in 2018, in the province’s second-worst wildfire season. (BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfires in 2023 scorch 3 million hectares

Land burned is more than twice as great as in 2018 wildfire season

More than three million hectares of land have been destroyed by fire in 2023. This is more than twice as much as the amount of land burned in 2018, in the province’s second-worst wildfire season. (BC Wildfire Service)
Bridge Creek’s trees near 100 Mile House show their fall colours as leaves fall into the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the start of fall?

Autumn equinox is Saturday, Sept. 23, marking the start of the fall season

Bridge Creek’s trees near 100 Mile House show their fall colours as leaves fall into the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Crews have worked to stabilize Highway 97 at a rock slide area north of Summerland. The highway will open to two lanes of traffic in each direction on Friday, Sept. 23 at noon. (Courtesy of Chute Creek Construction)

Highway 97 north of Summerland to reopen in both directions

Landslide had resulted in detours, followed by single lane alternating traffic

Crews have worked to stabilize Highway 97 at a rock slide area north of Summerland. The highway will open to two lanes of traffic in each direction on Friday, Sept. 23 at noon. (Courtesy of Chute Creek Construction)
Two views of the #DearTerry shirt designed by actor Ryan Reynolds in collaboration with Fox family members. (Photo: shop.terryfox.org/collections/2023-terry-fox-run-shirt)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope?

The run from 1980 continues to inspire a nation

Two views of the #DearTerry shirt designed by actor Ryan Reynolds in collaboration with Fox family members. (Photo: shop.terryfox.org/collections/2023-terry-fox-run-shirt)
Lona Washington is shown with her family in this photo circa 1953. Pictured are George and Lona Washington in front, and their children Marilyn and Gerald in back. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

Vancouver police find scrapbook with Summerland connection

Scrapbook from early 20th century had belonged to Lona Washington

Lona Washington is shown with her family in this photo circa 1953. Pictured are George and Lona Washington in front, and their children Marilyn and Gerald in back. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
An anti-Black slur was added underneath the words Welcome Back at the Summerland Secondary School sign. The slur has been blurred in this photo. The incident occurred overnight Sept. 9 to 10 and the vandalism was removed on the morning of Sept. 10. (Photo by Toni Boot)

Summerland youth takes responsibility for racial slur on school sign

Slur was posted on sign at Summerland Secondary School overnight Sept. 9 to 10

An anti-Black slur was added underneath the words Welcome Back at the Summerland Secondary School sign. The slur has been blurred in this photo. The incident occurred overnight Sept. 9 to 10 and the vandalism was removed on the morning of Sept. 10. (Photo by Toni Boot)
Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre is launching the first phase of its new online learning platform. (ABNC photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about schools and education?

Students are in the classroom for another year

Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre is launching the first phase of its new online learning platform. (ABNC photo)
An anti-Black slur was added underneath the words Welcome Back at the Summerland Secondary School sign. The slur has been blurred in this photo. The incident occurred overnight Sept. 9 to 10 and the vandalism was removed on the morning of Sept. 10. (Photo by Toni Boot)

Anti-Black slur left on school sign in Summerland

Incident occurred overnight Sept 9 to 10

An anti-Black slur was added underneath the words Welcome Back at the Summerland Secondary School sign. The slur has been blurred in this photo. The incident occurred overnight Sept. 9 to 10 and the vandalism was removed on the morning of Sept. 10. (Photo by Toni Boot)
Talor Hulubetz and another Summerland Secondary School teacher have a temporary solution to get to the school while the highway closure is in effect. Their method includes a cycling portion over a rough trail. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland teachers find unique way to bypass the slide to get to work

Bypassing rock slide on Highway 97 involves bicycles, two cars and a rough trail

Talor Hulubetz and another Summerland Secondary School teacher have a temporary solution to get to the school while the highway closure is in effect. Their method includes a cycling portion over a rough trail. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The McDougall Creek wildfire burns on the mountainside above a lakefront home, in West Kelowna, B.C., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s fire damage tops 2 million hectares

2023 wildfire season is worst in province’s recorded history

The McDougall Creek wildfire burns on the mountainside above a lakefront home, in West Kelowna, B.C., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck