Rise and Shine, Osoyoos — It’s Thursday, February 18

Good morning, Osoyoos, it’s Thursday, February 18. Here’s what you need to know as you get your day started.

  • That pitter-patter you hear isn’t coming from little feet. It’s raining outside, has been most of the night and will through most of the morning. We’re expecting a high of 6 today.
  • The hottest team in the KIJHL right now is the Osoyoos Coyotes. The Yotes won their 10th straight last night, beating the Princeton Posse 6-0. Osoyoos has two more games remaining, Saturday evening at home against Kamloops and Sunday on the road in Kelowna.
  • Speaking of the Coyotes, did you see captain Rainer Glimpel score an assist at Osoyoos Buy-Low Foods? He stepped in to help Osoyoos resident Kay Patterson with a 50-second shopping spree she won as the supermarket chain celebrated 50 years of service. That got us to thinking: didn’t Osoyoos Credit Union just celebrate 70 years of service? How about a 70-second spree for one lucky patron in the vault, folks?
  • The community’s fight to keep both of its schools got some recognition in the BC Legislature Tuesday. It appears, however, the education minister was unimpressed.
  • A Brampton, ON, teen diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphona made an unusual request of the Make-A-Wish Foundation: he wanted to be Prime Minister.
  • A Cape Breton website says the island is keen to take in refugees — from a Donald Trump-led United States.
  • Here’s something that hasn’t happened in almost 90 years: a sitting U.S. president will visit Cuba.
  • You know what they say about Karma. Gas prices are up 6000% in Venezuela. Oil accounts for 95 percent of Venezuela’s export earnings, and plummeting world prices have helped push its state-led economy into a deep recession.
  • We didn’t believe it until we played it. There’s actually an online video game that let’s you help Leonardo finally win an Oscar.

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