Rise and shine, Osoyoos — It’s Monday, February 29

Good morning, Osoyoos, it’s Monday, February 29. Here’s what you need to know as your day gets going.

  • Osoyoos weather: Mainly sunny today with a high of 8 expected. Clouding over this evening. We could see rain late in the day.
  • It’s February 29 — a day that usually comes once every four years. If you’re a bachelor, be careful. According to tradition, a maiden can ask her man to marry her on Leap year Day. The penalty for rejecting the proposal: in some countries you should buy your suitor 12 pairs of gloves.
  • We start our special project on the Osoyoos School Closing Process this morning. This week, with the help of educator Robin Stille, we’ll be analyzing why the Okanagan Similkameen School District says it needs to close an Osoyoos school and what might be wrong with their reasoning.
  • The Coyotes are off to the Okanagan Division finals after finishing off the North Okanagan Knights over the weekend. The Yotes await the winner of the Summerland-Kelowna series, which is currently tied at 2-2.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar last night, taking the Best Actor award for his role in The Revenant. The big winner, though, was the movie Mad Max: Fury Road, which won six Oscars.
  • Kelowna police are looking for help after a teen disappeared Friday afternoon.
  • Apparently, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals like to advertise as much as Stephen Harper’s Conservatives did.
  • There are now 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada.
  • A 70-year-old pastor delivering a Sunday service was shot dead by his 68-year-old brother.
  • The race to succeed Barack Obama as president of the United States is about to get interesting. Super Tuesday looms.

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