Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Thursday, March 17

ODN_rise_and_shine_page_headerGood morning, Osoyoos, it’s Thursday, March 17. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets started.

  • Osoyoos weather: Sunshine. Nothing but sweet sunshine today. A great day to golf. A great day to hike. A great day to bike. High of 10 this afternoon.
  • The new provincial education budget numbers out. School districts will get an extra $8 a student for 2016-17. That’s an additional $18,000 for the Okanagan Similkameen. Contain your enthusiasm, please.
  • Have you checked out our new Business page yet? Our local merchants are an important part of our community. You can read about what they’re up to and you’ll also find a link to our Business Directory and some of the local services you can patronize in Osoyoos.
  • Vancouver Council has voted itself a 12-percent pay raise. That should help ease the pain of increased housing costs.
  • The first casualties of what now appears to be B.C.’s failed bid to sell Liquid Natural Gas? Truckers in Fort St. John and area.
  • Remember that chair lift accident at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort near West Kelowna two years ago? Well, the inevitable legal action has finally started.
  • The True North Strong and Free now numbers more than 36 million — but we’re still three million shy of California’s population.
  • Denmark, reportedly, is the happiest place on Earth. Canada has slipped to sixth. Other happy places to live? Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Finland.
  • He was no Frank Sinatra, but Frank Jr. was still pretty good. He’s being remembered today after passing away yesterday at the age of 72.
  • An, finally, Happy St. Patrick’s Day. The party is on. Where green and be seen at one of our fine after-hours establishments this evening. Just remember to leave your car at home or bring along a designated driver.

Enjoy the sunshine, Osoyoos.