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The City of Kelowna looks to LED lighting while Canada celebrates Persons Day

Good morning Kelowna and here is a recap of what’s making news this morning, Oct. 18, known as Persons Day in Canada.

•At Monday’s Kelowna City Council meeting, council gave the green light to a project that could save $13 million over the next 15 years by replacing 10,000 of its existing high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights with longer lasting light emitting diode (LED) lights.

Of course you can find out a lot about LEDs on the Internet, including this 2010 study.

•October 18 will always be an important date in Canadian history. It was on this day in 1929 that women were finally constitutionally recognized as “persons.” This gave women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women increased participation in public and political life.


However we are reminded that women have only come so far, as reporter Kathy Michaels uncovered in this report that placed Kelowna low on the list of the best places to be a woman in Canada.

•Entertainment-wise rockers Our Lady Peace were the latest musicians to play Prospera Place in Kelowna, and we had a front row seat. Check out some pictures and a report here.

•In sports, the Kelowna Rockets continued to tinker with its roster, making a WHL trade that sent veteran Tanner Wishnowski to Spokane.

•Bob Dylan may have won the Nobel prize, however he is still Blowin’ in the Wind as it seems organizers haven’t been able to find the enigmatic singer to let him know.

•And finally, a Canadian ad agency has posted a video that is designed to help Americans as they continue down a crazy election road. Our neighbours are already great, according to these Canadians:



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