Today is the Jeans Day fundraiser throughout the province for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. You can buy a button for 5 bucks at any Save On, Urban Fare, Overwaitea or PriceSmart. You can virtually get them online at jeansday.ca . Since 1990 it’s raised more than 20 Million dollars.
Google is investigating widespread reports about a spam campaign through GMail where people got emails from known contacts that asked them to click on a link to review a Google Docs document. The company’s telling GMail users not to click on anything in their inbox directing them to a Google doc site.
It was 5 years ago today that the last new penny rolled out of the Canadian mint. Ottawa decided that the penny was no longer needed… and the fact it cost 1.6 cents to produce each one didn’t help. It was officially withdrawn from circulation on February 4, 2013.
Bear season has started again – but the wet spring is keeping some of them out of most residential areas so far. Frank Ritcey from Wildsafe BC says the animals are mostly motivated by food so homeowners should be securing any potential food sources now, such as garbage and bird feeders. And watch out for mamas and cubs.
Okanagan College will name Randy Manuel, Sharon Shepherd and Edna Terbasket Honorary Fellows during Convocation ceremonies in Kelowna next month. Manuel is an artist, writer, historian and public servant. Shepherd served 2 terms as mayor, many as councillor, has been a business owner and fund raiser. Terbasket is a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, renowned Indigenous educator and Executive Director of the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society.
BC logging groups are facing uncertainty as they meet in Vernon for the Interior Logging Association’s annual conference & trade show. I-L-A General manager Wayne Lintott says many members are not seeing a return on their investment these days, while the Truck Loggers Association says the situation becomes even more serious with the US duties on Canadian softwood lumber.
More details from the census that was taken last year. We’re getting older. The median age is just over 41… a year more than in 2011. For the first time there are more seniors than kids… 5.9 versus 5.8 Million. In Kelowna, 21 percent of the population are seniors, up 2 percent, while only 13 percent are kids – the second lowest in the province next to Victoria.
It’s a day of ducking, dodging and every now and then – taking one for the team. It’s the finals at KSS for the Central Okanagan high school students Dodgeball Tournament. It raises money for the KGH Foundation’s Giving Giggles campaign. The final goes at 6pm and costs just 3 bucks to get in… but be ready to duck!
And a rhinoceros horn has been stolen from the university of Vermont. It was NOT attached to a rhino at the time. It had been on display for decades.
Two NHL playoff games last night. In Edmonton the Ducks needed 45 seconds of overtime to beat the Oilers 4-3 and tie their series at 2.
And in Pittsburgh edged the Capitals 3-2 to extend their best of 7 lead to 3-1.
Ottawa and their 2-1 series lead take on the Rangers in New York.
The Blue Jays wrapped up their series in New York with an 8-6 loss.
The PGA Tour stop this week is in North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Championship.