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Morning Start: The voice behind Mastercard

Your morning start for Thursday, March 2
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Good morning Okanagan! Are we sick of the cold weather yet?! Let’s get your Thursday started.

Fun Fact: Actor Billy Crudup was the voice behind the famous Mastercard ‘Priceless’ campaign from 1998-2005.

On this day

In 1874, the batter’s box in professional baseball is officially adopted.

In 1933, the film King Kong premieres in New York.

In 1951, the first NBA all-star game happens in Boston.

In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first and only player ever to score 100 points in a single NBA game.

In 2012, MLB expands postseason from eight teams to ten teams.

National holidays

Today is World Teen Mental Wellness Day, National Egg McMuffin Day, National Banana Cream Pie Day, International Rescue Cat Day, and National Old Stuff Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In Penticton

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In Vernon

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In case you missed it

Child hit by Kelowna BC Transit bus after school. Learn more here.

Driver dies in Highway 97 crash near Kaleden. Learn more here.

Vernon firefighters tackle balcony blaze. Learn more here.

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Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with author Dr. Suess, singer Jon Bon Jovi (61), actress Rebel Wilson (43), actor Daniel Craig (55), country singer Luke Combs (33), Coldplay singer Chris Martin (46), retired NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (41), actress Bryce Dallas Howard (42), and retired NHL goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (41).

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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