Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Tuesday, April 19

ODN_rise_and_shine_page_headerGood morning, Osoyoos, it’s Tuesday, April 19. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets started.

  • Osoyoos weather: Sunny all day today. A high of 28 this afternoon. Enough said.
  • It’s good to be back. Sorry we were away yesterday, Osoyoos. We moved our server from a provider south of the border to one north of the border to improve access. Unfortunately, there were kinks in the effort and we got caught in the pinch.
  • Big meeting scheduled for Thursday evening: If you’re at all interested in the Osoyoos community’s pending loss of its secondary school, you’ll want to attend and find out what’s going on as the Town of Osoyoos and others work to fill the void by the departing SD53.
  • And some more info on the post-SD53 school situation: Do you have your #OsoyoosStrong T-shirt yet? We also wonder if dragging our students to Oliver this week for orientation is a good idea for the school district.
  • Another suspicious backpack. Another false alarm. This time it was a quiet residential neighbourhood in Kelowna. Are we getting a little paranoid?
  • A Burnaby man is the world pinball champion. Apparently, he’s got crazy flipper fingers. (Would have been a better joke if he were from Salmon Arm.)
  • Apparently, our top federal tax cops were hanging out with the very people their underlings were investigating.
  • A St. Albert, Alta., firefighter did what any movie firefighter hero would do when a fire tornado bore down on him: he jumped in the river. There’s video.
  • When Justin Trudeau explained to a journalist the difference between a regular computer and a quantum computer, he got it mostly right and the experts were impressed.
  • At least 400 re confirmed dead and 100,000 more homeless after that terrible earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend..
  • Houston, we have a problem. While we’re enjoying the sunshine, parts of the U.S. midwest and south are dealing with pouring rain and flooding.
  • It’s safe to say everyone loved Marie. Doris Roberts is dead at age of 90.
  • Just want employers wanted to hear: switching jobs more frequently is the way to make more cash. I suppose it’s back to benefits and perks as a way to keep employees happy.
  • Have a great Tuesday, Osoyoos. We’ll be here tomorrow.