Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Tuesday, April 12

ODN_rise_and_shine_page_headerGood morning, Osoyoos, it’s Tuesday, April 12. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets started.

  • Osoyoos weather: Mainly sunny today with a high of 20 this afternoon. It could also get a little breezier as the day progresses. Partly cloudy overnight with a chance of showers.
  • The Osoyoos Oyster Festival is on its way. Do you have your tickets yet? This week, we’re taking a closer look at some of the festival’s events. We start with International Oyster Night.
  • The Osoyoos Daily News is meeting this morning with the Osoyoos Art Council and NDP member Spencer Chandra Herbert to get a better sense of what the proposed closing of Osoyoos Secondary means for the attached Osoyoos Community Theatre. Stay tuned.
  • There’s a glimmer of hope for schools recently scheduled for closing in the Okanagan Skaha School District after a motion to rescind was introduced last evening.
  • They’ve already rid Tofino of the menace; now an environmental group hopes to remove straws from Vancouver restaurants as well.
  • Well, doesn’t this sound familiar?: Quebec’s education minister has approved $367 million in school upgrades — but it’s still not enough.
  • A fish plant fire in a remote Newfoundland community could have devastating consequences for the entire island, observers say.
  • Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper still carries some weight south of the border with conservatives.
  • Yes, smog’s a problem in China, but not nearly as big of a concern as access to drinking water. Government statistics suggest that up to 80 percent of the water from underground wells used by farms, factories and households is unfit for drinking or bathing because of contamination from industry and farming.
  • Apparently voting for dad in next week’s New York primary wasn’t a big deal for two of Donald Trump’s kids. They missed the registration cutoff.
  • And finally, we’re not keen on zombies, but this prank two brothers pulled on their little sister — still a little high after having her wisdom teeth pulled — is legendary.

Have a great day, but keep looking over your shoulder, Osoyoos.

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