Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Wednesday, May 18

Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Wednesday, May 18. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets started.

Locally

A sure sign summer is just around the corner: the boats are back. The Town of Osoyoos has opened its day and permit parking spaces for boat trailers and RVs.


And, regrettably, another sign Osoyoos Secondary is closing: Osoyoos Council has approved a plan to transfer some OSS memorabilia to the Sonora Centre. Other items will likely go to the Osoyoos Museum. There is a glimmer of hope: the Okanagan Similkameen School District says it wants the stuff back if Osoyoos Secondary is reopened.


05_18_15_school_busJust in time for our secondary students to be on the road to Oliver: the province has doubled fines for passing school buses with red lights flashing. Do you think the Minister of Education is expected a lot more children to be traveling?


The provincial Auditor General says more mental health services are required in BC — especially for adults.


A mother bear and her cub were euthanized yesterday after the sow charged a Prince George man and his dog.

Nationally

More fires in Fort McMurray and a persistent blaze that is now threatening the Suncor and Syncrude oilsands facilities are keeping residents from heading home.


Canadian senators want to know who leaked details of a report chronicling their financial misdeeds.


Here’s how you secure billions in overseas contracts: you pay someone a $22-million bribe.


How old is our planet? Scientists have discovered rocks on Baffin Island they believe are 4.5 billion years old. That’s a lot of candles.

Around the World

Yet another earthquake is rocking the Pacific coast of South America. The latest is in Ecuador, in a region rocked by a powerful quake last month.


Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 40 people in Sri Lanka. More than 200 others are missing.


Are “Ugly Canadians” invading the U.S.? Two reports out of Yellowstone Park suggest we’re not being very good neighbours.


You never know what you’ll unearth when you start digging a subway.

This is Interesting

U.S. engineers are warning the nation’s dams are a disaster waiting to happen. Many of the 87,000 massive structures are more than 50 years old.


A British company wants to transform London’s iconic buses into mobile spin classes.


A dashcam (yes, there’s video) captures the dramatic rescue of a man from his burning and overturned SUV.


What’s up with the Toronto Blue Jays? Last year they were doing the thumping. Now, they’re the ones getting thumped.


And finally, look up, way up — is that a tree or a cellphone tower that thinks it’s a tree?


Have a great Wednesday, Osoyoos. We’ll see you on the other side of the hump.

The Weather Network
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