Morning Start: The Prunus Family

Good morning Okanagan! Start your Friday!

Fun facts: Almonds are in the same family as peaches.

Almonds, as we know them as nuts, are part of the hard-shelled fruit of the almond tree, Sakura family. The family also includes cherries, nectarines, and plums.

This day

In 1960, Canada’s ninth prime minister, Arthur Mahen, died at the age of 86.

In 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe died at the age of 36.

In 1998, the North American version of “Who’s Lines Anyway?” debuted.

In 2012, sprinter Usain Bolt broke his personal best in the 100m at the 2012 Summer Olympics to win gold with a 9.63.

In 2016, the 31st (XXXI) Summer Olympics opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

national holiday

Today is International Beer Day, Blogger Day, National Oyster Day, National Underwear Day, National Drive Recorder Day, National Water Balloon Day and Work Like a Dog Day.

Environment Canada weather forecast

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Inn Salmon Arm

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For those who missed

The Kelowna RCMP warns the public about online cat phishing scams. Click here for details.

Vernon residents attacked with fans for violating campfire ban.

More evacuation orders were issued due to the Keremeos Creek fire. Click here for details.


Slam Ball, a smash hit in the early 2000s, returns in 2023!

If you don’t remember or don’t know it, it’s full-contact basketball played partially on a trampoline.

celebrity birthday

If your birthday is today, actor Jesse Williams (41), NBA star Anthony Edwards (21), director James Gunn (52), NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing (60), and astronaut Neil Arm Strong (92)

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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