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Morning Start: Man’s best friend

Your morning start for Tuesday, August 2

Happy August y’all! Hopefully your return to the work week isn’t too hard after the long weekend!

Fun Fact: A male researcher found that his success rate at getting a woman’s phone number was around nine per cent, but jumped to 28 per cent when he had a dog with him.

On this day

In 1776, The U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed.

In 1943, a U.S. Navy torpedo boat commanded by John F. Kennedy was sunk by a Japanese destroyer.

In 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, sparking the Persian Gulf War.

In 1999, ‘The Sixth Sense’ opens in theatres.

National holidays

Today is National Colouring Book Day, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, and National Night Out.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In Revelstoke


In Salmon Arm

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In Vernon


In case you missed it

Woman in serious but stable condition after boat crash near West Kelowna marina. Read it here.

Apex Mountain snowmaking guns ready to fight wildfire. Learn more here.

Shuswap farmer overwhelmed by kindness of residents. Get the full story here.


Hopefully this didn’t happen to anyone this weekend.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland (54), Director Kevin Smith (52), pop singer Charli XCX (29), and basketball star Kristaps Porzingis (27).

Drink your coffee, sit up straight, and enjoy the start to a new week!


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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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