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Morning Start: The world’s largest vertical drop

Your morning start for Wednesday, May 11
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Good morning and happy Wednesday! Add an extra espresso shot in your coffee and let’s get your day started!

Fun Fact: The world’s largest vertical drop is in Canada. On Baffin Island in Auyuittuq National Park, there is a mountain referred to as ‘Mount Thor’ with a rock face reaching 4,000 feet.

Baffin Island is also the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world.

On this day

In 1953, a tornado in Waco, Texas kills 114 people and causes $39 million in damage.

In 1968, the Toronto Transit Commission opens the Bloor-Danforth line, its largest expansion.

In 1981, musician Bob Marley dies at the age of 36 due to brain and lung cancer.

In 1992, Carlos Herrera, the inventor of the margarita dies at age 90.

In 2000, India’s population reaches one billion.

In 2021, actor Jerry Stiller dies of natural causes at age 92.

National holidays

According to National Today, today is National Eat What You Want Day, National Foam Rolling Day, National Receptionists Day, National School Nurse Day, National Technology Day, and National Twilight Zone Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In Penticton


In Revelstoke


In Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm

In Vernon


In case you missed it

One year anniversary of missing Kelowna man. Learn more here.

Vernon recreation awarded for pumping out first aid training. Learn more here.

Firefighters flock to Salmon Arm for six-day training convention. Learn more here.


This kid is incredible!

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actress Nastasha Richardson (59), and actor Cody Monteith (would’ve been 40).

Have a great Wednesday!


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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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