Morning Start: Slinky – Kelowna Capital News

Good Morning, Happy Friday Okanagan! Start your day and weekend!

Fun facts: The Slinky was invented by accident.

In 1943, mechanical engineer Richard James was working on a spring to stabilize a ship at sea. When he was working, he turned it over and was surprised that it “walked” instead of falling to the ground.

This day

In 1961, the Hockey Hall of Fame opened in Toronto, Ontario.

In 1971, Bobby Orr signed the first contract worth $1 million in NHL history.

In 1972, the 20th (20th) Summer Olympics opened in Munich, West Germany.

In 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt for the first time during the American national anthem before a preseason game in protest against police brutality and racial injustice.

national holiday

Today is Women’s Equality Day, National Dog Day, National Cherry Popsicle Day, and National Toilet Paper Day.

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For those who missed

Kelowna business owners warn of thefts in the Barron Road area. Click here for details.

Eight Vernon community members honored at Canada Jubilee. Click here for details.

A man hits a $1 million jackpot at a Kelowna casino. Click here for details.

A man in pursuit was attacked by a bird and broke both hips. Click here for details.


This deleted scene from The Office is so Canadian and hilarious.

celebrity birthday

If today is your birthday, actress Melissa McCarthy (52), actor Chris Pine (42), actor Dylan O’Brien (31), NBA star James Harden (33), actor Macaulay Culkin (42), comedian and have the same birthday. John Mulaney, 40, and Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen, 65.

Summer is coming to an end, so don’t miss it! Have a nice weekend everyone!

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