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Morning Start: June is Pride Month and Indigenous Heritage Month

Your morning start for Thursday, June 1
(Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Good morning Okanagan! Let’s get your day and new month started!

Fun Fact: It’s a new month and June is Pride Month and Indigenous Heritage Month.

British Columbia and Ontario were the first provinces to legalize same-sex marriage, back in 2003. Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada in 2005.

In British Columbia, there are currently around 200,000 Indigenous people and more than 200 district First Nations, each with their own history and traditions. More than 30 First Nations languages and also 60 dialects are spoken in the province.

On this day

In 1638, the first earthquake in the United States is recorded.

In 1935, driving tests and license plates are introduced in the United Kingdom.

In 1968, Helen Keller died at age 87.

In 1969, tobacco commercials are banned on television and radio in Canada.

National holidays

Today is World Narcissistic Abuse Day, Dinosaur Day, National Nail Polish Day, World Reef Awareness Day, Flip a Coin Day, Global Running Day, Global Day of Parents, National Go Barefoot Day, National Hazelnut Cake Day, National Olive Day, National Say Something Nice Day, Wear a Dress Day, World Milk Day, Pen Pal Day, and New Year’s Resolutions Re-commitment Day.

With it being a new month, June is Pride Month, Indigenous Heritage Month, National PTSD Awareness Month, National Zoo and Aquarium Month, National Rose Month, National Safety Month, National Candy Month, Rebuild Your Life Month, and many more. For the rest of the list, click here.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

Zipline to stay at Gyro Beach after Kelowna mom breaks her neck

Summerland Sunday markets to begin in late June

Armstrong man Rolls Up new Volkswagen with Tim Hortons coffee


How would you feel if you were 82 and welcoming a new baby?

This comes a week after 79-year old Robert De Niro announced his wife had a new baby.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Tom Holland (27), actor Morgan Freeman (86), actress Marilyn Monroe (would’ve been 97), model Heidi Klum (50), actress Amy Schumer (42), singer Alanis Morrisette (49), comedian Nikki Glaser (39), actress Sarah Wayne Callies (46), and country singer Charli Brandi (42).

Have a great Thursday and a great June everyone!


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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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