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Morning Start: The longest street in the world

Your morning start for Wednesday, March 15

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

Fun Fact: Canada has the longest street in the world. Yonge Street in Ontario runs from Lake Ontario almost 2,000 kilometres to the Canada/Minnesota border.

On this day

In 1827, the University of Toronto is authorized.

In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team.

In 1912, pitcher Cy Young, with 511 career wins, retires from baseball.

In 1977, television comedy ‘Three’s Company’ premieres.

In 1985, the first internet domain is registered.

In 2001, the world’s largest oil rig, located just outside Brazil, suffers three explosions.

In 2013, Canada’s Patrick Chan wins the men’s World Figure Skating Championships.

In 2018, store Toys R Us announces bankruptcy in U.S.

National holidays

Today is World Speech Day, World Social Work Day, World Contact Day, World Consumer Rights Day, International Day against Police Brutality, Everything You Think is Wrong Day, and Dumbstruck Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

Kelowna man Pirko’s murder conviction overturned on appeal based on trial errors

Top secret WW2 training base once existed north of Naramata

Vernon RCMP remain on scene after body found in car


These fans acted as some great umpires at the World Baseball Classic…

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with rapper Will.I.Am (46), actress Eva Longoria (48), singer Bret Michaels (60), actress Kim Raver (54), rock singer Dee Snider (68), actress Frances Conroy (70), and actor Judd Hirsch (88).

Have a great day 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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