Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Thursday, March 24

ODN_rise_and_shine_page_headerGood morning, Osoyoos, it’s Thursday, March 24. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets started.

  • Osoyoos weather: Light rain this morning and continued intermittent showers throughout the day. A high of 12 this afternoon. More rain expected this evening and overnight.
  • The end of another work week for most folks as we celebrate Good Friday tomorrow. Just a reminder that government services, banks and other public institutions will be closed tomorrow. Many retailers will remain open.
  • The Town of Osoyoos has sent a third letter to the Okanagan Similkameen school district, again encouraging the school board to hold off on closing any schools within the district.
  • Bring Cash is the tongue-in-cheek warning given to many visitors coming to B.C. Now it appears to have a new meaning for crooks laundering dirty money.
  • Are homeless people migrating to B.C. for the warm weather and gentle handling?
  • Some more analysis on the tabled federal budget: here are five ways the Liberals have turned back the clock on signature Harper initiatives.
  • Jian Ghomeshi is expected to learn his fate today as an Ontario judge renders a decision in the former CBC broadcaster’s sexual assault trial.
  • Kiwis say no to the fern, vote to keep current flag.
  • A Seattle man who spent 25 hours at the top of a towering sequoia tree, ignoring police camped below and earning his own #manintree Twitter hashtag, has climbed down and gone on his way.
  • And finally, have you ever wondered why we share chocolate treats at Easter? Here’s an answer to that question and more.

Have a great weekend, Osoyoos. We’ll see you Monday.

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