Good morning, Kelowna. Hope your commute wasn’t hideous. If you’re at work reading this, I have a feeling it may have been. The good news is that change is afoot and warmer days are ahead. Read about that and a few emerging stories as you get on with the day.
1.) Snow is falling down in buckets right now, but it’s not going to last long. Environment Canada is reporting that flurries are expected to change to rain showers this afternoon. The high temperature for the day is 4 C.
2.) If you see a lot of bright-pink, knitted caps with little ears poking up from either side this weekend, it’s not just the birth of a fashion trend. It’s the telltale sign of a social movement.
3.) The defending Canadian Junior A hockey champions may soon be on their way out of West Kelowna. Mark Cheyne, the owner of the B.C. Hockey League team, is in the midst of negotiating a move of the Warriors’ franchise to North Delta’s Sungod Arena.
4.) The Okanagan’s new prison got its first resident. Penticton reporters got the scoop.
5.) The ways in which a Donald Trump presidency will affect each of us are being pondered. The central bank announced Wednesday it would be keeping its key interest rate in place with the Canadian economy showing signs of improvement – but it also warns of the significant uncertainty tied to potential policy changes by the United States, its largest trading partner.
Now that you’re caught up, go have a great day!