Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Thursday, March 10

ODN_rise_and_shine_page_headerRise and shine, Osoyoos, it’s Thursday, March 10. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets underway.

  • Osoyoos weather: Rain this morning but gradually clearing. We should dry out with a high of 12 this afternoon under mostly sunny skies.
  • Osoyoos Rattlers won their opening game at the 1A Boys provincial basketball championships in Langley yesterday afternoon, scoring a 90-77 win over B.C. Christian Academy. The boys now play Kamloops St. Anns Academy at 8:15 this evening. We’ll have a game summary later this morning.
  • Our Yotes weren’t quite as lucky last night, dropping a 5-4 overtime game to the Steam in Summerland. The Okanagan Division final is now a best-of-three affair with a pivotal game Saturday evening at the Sun Bowl.
  • If you’re not getting enough ice time, stop by the Sun Bowl this evening and catch the Sun Bowl Skating Club’s That 70’s Show performance. The club celebrates 40 years of figure skating beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation.
  • The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce has a new president, a new board and an invigorated mandate to work for business. But it needs local businesses to help if it’s going to get the job done.
  • The Lower Mainland this morning is dealing with a major storm, with lots of rain — up to 50 mm — and wind gusts upwards of 110 km/h. The storm is going to bring lots of snow to the major mountain passes west of us.
  • Two homeless men unwelcome in Saskatchewan get a warm meal, a warm bed and a warm welcome in Vancouver.
  • Want to replace Stephen Harper as leader of the federal Conservative Party? You’ll have to fork out $100,000 just to enter the race and raise up to $5 million to run your campaign. Oh, and you’ll have to wait until May 27, 2017, to know if you’re the winner.
  • Yet another mass shooting in the U.S., this time just outside of Pittsburgh. Five people enjoying a backyard barbecue are dead.
  • Not many states away, a Florida mom is in hospital after her four-year-old shot her in the back with her .45-calibre gun.
  • And finally, here’s something you don’t want to see every day: a naked man breaking into your home, giving you a hug, taking your dog for a walk and then falling off a cliff when the police arrive.

Have a great day, Osoyoos.

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