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Morning Start: Kelowna’s fire department switches shifts every year

Your morning start for Friday, Jan. 6
Kelowna Fire Department (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Good morning Okanagan! Let’s get your Friday started!

Fun Fact: In Kelowna, the fire departments switch their home station every year to ensure staff get full knowledge of the geography of Kelowna. Also, different stations have different equipment.

On this day

In 1919, Theodore Roosevelt dies at 60.

In 1973, ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ premieres.

In 1975, game show ‘Wheel of Fortune’ debuts.

In 1994, US figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by fellow skater Tonya Harding’s bodyguard.

In 2021, an insurrection was held at the United States Capitol.

National holidays

Today is Apple Tree Day, National Bean Day, National Cover Up Day, National Shortbread Day, National Take a Poet to Lunch Day, and National Take Down Your Christmas Tree Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Rowan Atkinson (68), actor Norman Reedus (54), model Irina Shayk (37), actor Eddie Redmayne (41), and actress Kate McKinnon (39).

Have a great Friday and weekend 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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