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Morning Start: Saved by a television show

Your morning start for Monday, Dec. 12

Good morning all! Hope you had a great weekend! Now let’s get your week started!

Fun Fact: A man who was wrongly accused of murder was proven innocent after footage showed he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. It wasn’t the Dodgers footage that saved him though. A famous episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm was filmed at Dodger Stadium during the game. The footage proved the man was at the game and not at the murder.

There’s a short 40 minute documentary about it on Netflix.

On this day

In 1858, the first Canadian coins are circulated.

In 1930, Baseball Rules Committee makes many changes to the game, one of the main changes being the ground-rule double.

In 1946, ‘Tide’ laundry detergent is launched.

In 1968, Arthur Ashe becomes the first black tennis player to be ranked #1.

In 1988, ‘Rainman’ premieres.

In 2003, Paul Martin is named the 21st Prime Minister of Canada after Jean Chretien steps down.

National holidays

Today is Gingerbread Decorating Day, International Universal Health Coverage Day, and National Poinsettia Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

In Kelowna


In Penticton


In Revelstoke


In Salmon Arm

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In Vernon


In case you missed it

Multiple overdoses, syringes in neighbourhood falls on shoulders of concerned Kelowna woman. Learn more here.

Keremeos health centre lab services cut down due to staffing shortages. Learn more here.

Festival of Trees glows with support for struggling North Okanagan families. Learn more here.


This guy is trying to get his town to be known as the chicken tender capital of the world.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with singer Frank Sinatra (would’ve been 107), actress Regina Hall (52), television show host Bob Barker (99), actress Jennifer Connelly (52), actress Mayim Bialik (47), and singer Dionne Warwick (82).

Have a great Monday and a great week 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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