Morning Start: How fast does a cough and a sneeze travel?

Your morning start for Monday, May 16

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had an amazing weekend! Let’s get your day and your week started as we work our way to the long weekend!

Fun Fact: Have you ever thought about how fast random things travel? Well a cough typically travels at 60 miles per hour and a sneeze usually travels over 100 MPH.

On this day

In 1866, pharmacist Charles E. Hires invents root beer.

In 1976, the Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup over the Philadelphia Flyers.

In 1982, the New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive year, beating the Vancouver Canucks.

In 1985, Michael Jordan is named the NBA’s rookie of the year.

In 1986, ‘Top Gun’ starring Tom Cruise premieres.

In 2002, ‘Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones’ premieres.

In 2019, the series finale of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ airs.

In 2019, ‘Rocketman’ premieres.

In 2020, U.S. department store J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy.

National holidays

According to National Today, today is National Do Something Good For Your Neighbour Day, National Sea Monkey Day, National Mimosa Day, National Piercing Day, National Love a Tree Day, National Biographer’s Day, and National Barbecue Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

In Kelowna


In Penticton


In Revelstoke


In Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm

In Vernon


In case you missed it

West Kelowna mom wrestles with baby formula shortage. Learn more here.

A week of free transit for riders 55 years and older could be coming to Penticton. Learn more here.

Armstrong residents reminded to prepare for flooding with spring freshets delayed. Learn more here.


Trick shots are cool. Breaking your mom’s windshield, not cool but hilarious at the same time. This has some Monday energy to it.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actress Megan Fox (36), singer Janet Jackson (56), actor Pierce Brosnan (69), actor Danny Trejo (78), actress Tori Spelling (49), actress Debra Winger (67), and actor Khary Payton (50).

Have a great day everyone!


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