Rise and Shine, Osoyoos — It’s Tuesday, February 23

Good morning, Osoyoos,. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets underway.

  • A nice February day today. Mostly sunny with a little cloud this afternoon and a high of 6. No precipitation is expected.
  • Pick your sport this evening: Our Coyotes open their 2016 KIJHL playoff run at Sun Bowl Arena against the North Okanagan Knights. Meanwhile, up the hill, the OSS Rattlers will host Kelowna Aberdeen Hall in a senior boys basketball challenge match. The winner goes to the Okanagan Valley playoffs. The Rattlers play at 6; the Yotes at 7:35.
  • Have you stopped to thank a volunteer firefighter lately for his or her service? Not only do our firefighters save lives and property, they also save us money as well.
  • One of six Penticton schools targeted for closing March 6 might be reincarnated if it gets the chop. It would come back as a school.
  • Point made: Coquitlam mayor Richard Stewart’s suited up for a 15-month double-standards campaign and nobody noticed.
  • A Canadian teen injured in a helicopter crash in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, last week has died from his injuries.
  • More than 20 percent of Canadians do not believe in global warming, a new study suggests. Most are more likely to live on the Prairies.
  • The last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp where 875,000 people were murdered during World War II, has died in Israel. Samuel Willenberg was one of only 67 people known to have survived the death camp.
  • Like Adele’s Hello. Don’t like Adele’s Hello. Get another perspective with Google Translate’s rendition.
  • And, finally, it’s one thing to nip a sip of a friend’s coffee, but to steal their Tim Horton’s prize? That’s worth a Facebook unfriending.

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