Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Monday, May 16

Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Monday, May 16. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets started.

Locally

Heads up, Osoyoos, gas prices are on the rise, now siting at $1.14 a litre in Penticton. Best to fill up this morning before we see a similar increase in Osoyoos.


Congratulations, Lady Rattlers. They won their own BC Rural Schools Invitational Soccer tournament over the weekend, nipping Keremeos 2-1 on penalty kicks. They also had a little fun helping coach Steve Schulting celebrate the win.


Town of Osoyoos Council meets this afternoon at 2 p.m. A second public meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. to discuss the Richter property development.


Having a tough time booking a campsite in BC? You’re not alone. The province’s Discover Camping online booking system has resulted in scalping, sneaky tricks and a whole lot of frustration.


April was a record month for real estate sales across the province — especially in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Thompson-Okanagan regions. More than $12,560 homes changed hands, resulting in about $9.64 billion in sales.

Nationally

Another wildfire in Alberta — this time in the northwest corner of the province — has sparked another mandatory evacuation and threatens another primary highway.


Ten stories about 10 Fort McMurray firefighters who protected the city but lost their own homes in the effort.


Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair might be on the way out, but he’ll keep his job until Fall 2017. That’s when the New Democrats will hold a leadership convention.


A pregnant woman was shot and killed in a Toronto suburb last night; her premature baby was delivered by emergency C-section and is in critical condition.

Around the World

With security like this, who needs terrorists? Turns out a suspicious package that resulted in a English Premier League match being cancelled and Manchester United Stadium evacuated was left behind as part of a police training exercise.


Another Canadian hostage in the Philippines is threatened with execution. This time the ransom is $16 million.


How does Donald Trump expect to defeat Hillary Clinton, if, as expected, she is the Democratic nominee for president? Well, it appears very little is out of bounds.


Tom Clancy fiction is reportedly on the required reading list at The Pentagon as top US soldiers ponder war with China.

This is Interesting

The Toronto Raptors are through to the NBA’s eastern conference finals. They’ll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One tomorrow evening.


Meanwhile, on the diamond, Jose Batista took it on the chin for his bat-flip home run against the Texas Rangers last fall — literally.


A volcano on the Alaskan peninsula that erupted in March is ready to blow again. More volcanic as could be on the way for northern Canada.


And finally, how busy are we really? A new mom’s disciplined logging of a year in her life turns up plenty of “me-time.”


Have a great day, Osoyoos. And stay classy.

The Weather Network
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