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Morning Start: The Eiffel Tower apartment

Your morning start for Friday, March 11

Happy Friday everyone! You made it through the week, proud of you!

Fun Fact: There’s an apartment in the Eiffel Tower.

The designer, Gustave Eiffel added the apartment but never lived in it. It was used to entertain famous and distinguished guests and scientists. It is 1076 square feet.

On this day

In 1897, a meteorite explodes over West Virginia, causing damage but no deaths.

In 1918, the first case is recorded of the Spanish Flu.

In 1935, the Bank of Canada opens in Ottawa, on Wellington Street.

In 1958, MLB hitters are required to wear helmets.

In 1986, instant replay is adopted into the NFL.

In 1997, Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2018, Marvel’s ‘The Black Panther’ becomes the fifth Marvel movie to earn one billion dollars.

In 2020, COVID-19 is declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization.

In 2020, former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in jail.

In 2020, NBA suspends season due to COVID-19.

National holidays

According to National Today, today is National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day, Middle Name Pride Day, World Plumbing Day, and Worship of Tools Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

In Kelowna


In Penticton


In Revelstoke


In Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm

In Vernon


In case you missed it

Mask mandate lifts in B.C. today, COVID vaccine card program to end April 8. Learn more here.

Kelowna welcomes back Spring Okanagan Wine Fest. Learn more here.

Snow levels below normal in Okanagan and Boundary regions. Learn more here.


Baseball is back! After a 99 day lockout, the MLB season will start on April 7.

Meanwhile, college baseball has been going on for a few weeks. Have you ever seen a play like this before?

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Johnny Knoxville (51), actor Terrence Howard (53), and NBA star Anthony Davis (29).

Here’s your reminder: the mask mandate is lifted today but some people will still want to wear them. Don’t judge people who still want to wear their masks. Let people wear them in peace if they continue to do so. Have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend!


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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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