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Morning Start: Groundhog Day

Your morning start for Thursday, Feb. 2

Good morning Okanagan! Let’s get your Thursday going!

Fun Fact: Happy Groundhog day! Since the day started in 1887, Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 106 times. For some reason, in the 136 year history of the event, there were 10 years where the results weren’t recorded and no one knows why.

On this day

In 1887, the first Groundhog’s Day takes place.

In 1901, Queen Victoria’s funeral takes place.

In 1913, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opens.

In 1964, the G.I. Joe action figure is released.

In 2014, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

In 2014, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46 of an overdose.

In 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

In 2021, Jeff Bezos steps down as the CEO of Amazon.

National holidays

Today is Groundhog Day, National Brown Dog Day, National Catchers Day, National Hedgehog Day, National River Day, National Tater Tot Day, and National Ukulele Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

‘I sacrificed everything to get this going’: Kelowna’s newest thrift store opening a success. Learn more here.

Penticton RCMP look for witnesses to New Year’s Eve assault at beachfront. Learn more here.

Vernon Canadian Tire ready to roll. Learn more here.


Congrats to the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady on retirement again! Will it stick this time?

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with singer Shakira (46), actress Julia Fox (33), actress Farrah Fawcett (would’ve been 86), television personality Dog the Bounty Hunter (70), model Christie Brinkley (69), and retired NHL star Todd Bertuzzi (48).

Have a great Thursday 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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