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Morning Start: The loudest recorded noise

Your morning start for Tuesday, August 16

Good morning Okanagan! Grab your coffee and let’s get your day started!

Fun Fact: The loudest sound ever recorded was the Krakatoa Volcanic eruption in 1883.

People four miles away had their eardrums ruptured because of the noise. The sound was heard in New York City, 10,000 miles away. The sound wave that was created circled the Earth seven times.

On this day

In 1936, the XI (11) Summer Olympic Games close in Berlin.

In 1948, baseball star Babe Ruth dies at 53.

In 1977, musician Elvis Presley dies at 42.

In 1979, Canada’s 13th Prime Minister John Diefenbaker dies at 83.

In 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo, at 18 years old, makes his Premier League debut for Manchester United.

In 2008, Usian Bolt wins the gold medal and sets a new world record (9.69 seconds) in the 100-metre sprint at the Summer Olympics.

In 2018, British Columbia declares a state of emergency as 556 wildfires are active.

In 2018, singer Aretha Franklin dies at 76.

National holidays

Today is National Rum Day, National Authenticity Day, National Roller Coaster Day, and National Energy Multiplier Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

Chances Casino Kelowna has shut down bingo permanently. Learn more here.

A West Kelowna resident has won a gigantic lottery payday. Learn more here.

Housing availability is trying to keep up with Penticton’s booming population growth. Learn more here.


Fruit Loops in human form? That’s what this overly-crowded pool looks like.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Steve Carell (60), pop singer Madonna (64), director Taika Waititi (47), and director James Cameron (68).

Have a terrific Tuesday 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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