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Morning Start: Human to insect ratio

Your morning start for Wednesday, Dec. 14

Good morning Okanagan! Let’s get your Wednesday started!

Fun Fact: For every human on Earth, there are more than 200 million insects.

On this day

In 1799, George Washington dies.

In 1901, the first table tennis tournament is held at the London Royal Aquarium.

In 1947, NASCAR is founded.

In 1967, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson announces his retirement from politics, Pierre Trudeau takes as over.

In 1968, Bobby Orr records his first career hat trick.

In 1985, Roger Maris dies at 51.

In 1988, after starting their franchise 0-17, the Miami Heat record their first ever win.

In 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush announces the capturing of Saddam Hussein.

In 2015, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premieres in theatres.

In 2016, the University of Toronto discovers the world’s oldest water - 2 billion years old.

In 2017, the Walt Disney Company buys the majority of 21st Century Fox.

In 2021, Steph Curry makes his 2,974th career three-pointer, the most in NBA history.

National holidays

Today is National Energy Conversation Day, National Free Shipping Day, and Monkey Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

Fentanyl, meth, ketamine seized in Kelowna roadside stop. Learn more here.

Penticton car dealership giving away vehicle to family in need this Christmas. Learn more here.

Logging truck trailer ditched on highway near Vernon. Learn more here.


The San Francisco 49ers beat Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday but all the 49ers were just happy to play against the greatest player of all time.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actress Vanessa Hudgens (34), rapper Offset (31), and singer Tori Kelly (30).

Have a great Wednesday 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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