Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Wednesday, February 24

Good morning, Osoyoos, it’s Wednesday, February 24. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets going.

  • A cool morning with, believe it or not, the chance of light snow. A gorgeous afternoon, however. We’ll reach 8 today under mainly sunny skies.
  • Osoyoos Mounties have made a pair of arrests in the Gyro Park fire and graffiti incident last month.
  • It was close for 25 minutes, but the Coyotes pulled away to take Game 1 of their Okanagan-division semi-final 5-2 against North Okanagan Knights. The two teams play again tonight at the Sun Bowl. Game time is 7:35.
  • Speaking of the Coyotes, here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to tonight’s game courtesy of Osoyoos Daily News.
  • OSS rattlers are off to Kelowna tomorrow for league playoffs after they took a challenge match against Kelowna Aberdeen hall 89-61 last night. We’ll have a game story and photos later this morning.
  • You’ll also want to watch later this morning as we release details on a special visitor planning to attend the March 8 SD53 school closing consultation meeting here in Osoyoos.
  • A Federal Court judge in Vancouver is expected to release a decision today on whether medical marijuana patients can grow their own pot.
  • Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government says it will repeal a controversial citizenship law passed by the Stephen Harper Conservative government.
  • Do Republicans have a “collective action problem” and is that why Donald Trump might win the party’s nomination for president?
  • Apparently it’s tough to keep track of your prisoners when you condemn more than 100 people at once. But at least Egypt is now saying it’s sorry for sentencing a toddler to life in prison.
  • And finally, think you might have a Leapling on the way? Here are 14 suggestions for baby names.
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