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Morning Start: International Women’s Day

Your morning start for Tuesday, March 8

Happy Tuesday and happy International Women’s Day!

Fun Fact: International Women’s Day was adopted by the United Nations in 1975.

Today is a national holiday in dozens of countries.

On this day

In 1867, in the House of Commons, the British North America Act is passed. For more than 100 years, it served as Canada’s constitution.

In 1972, the Goodyear blimp takes flight for the first time.

In 1975, the Canadian Royal Mint announces plans to open a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 loses contact and disappears with 239 passengers and 12 crew members. The search for the plane became one of the most expensive search efforts in history. After two search efforts ranging over four years, the plane was never found.

National holidays

According to National Today, along with it being International Women’s Day, today is also National Organize Your Home Office Day, National Proofreading Day, and National Peanut Cluster Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

In Kelowna

Kelowna

In Penticton

Penticton

In Revelstoke

Revelstoke

In Salmon Arm

salmon arm

In Vernon

Vernon

In case you missed it

A Kelowna peace group is calling for a worldwide peace movement, greater than that of just anti-Putin. Learn more here.

A dust advisory has once again been issued for the Vernon area, where airborne particulate matter is nearly triple that of Kelowna. Learn more here.

A man has been arrested following an early morning altercation following a vehicle accident in Glenmore. Learn more here.

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Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor James Van Der Beek (44), actress Camryn Manheim (61), and actress Jessica Collins (39).

Have a great Tuesday!


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