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Morning Start: Owning Guinea Pigs in Switzerland

Your morning start for Friday, August 12

Good morning and happy Friday! Let’s get your day started before we send you into the weekend!

Fun Fact: In Switzerland, if you own a Guinea Pig, you must own two or more of them. They’re social animals, so it’s considered animal abuse if they are lonely.

On this day

In 1908, Henry Ford completes the first Model T car.

In 1991, band Metallica releases their self-titled album ‘Metallica’ featuring their hit song ‘Enter Sandman’.

In 1992, Canada, the United States, and Mexico complete North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations.

In 2007, television game show host and creator Merv Griffin dies at 82.

National holidays

Today is National Vinyl Day, National Middle Child Day, National Juliette Fries Day, National Gooey Butter Cake Day, Shop Online for Groceries Day, Milkman Day, International Youth Day, and World Elephant Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

City of Kelowna idling bylaw now running. Learn more here.

Kids Theatre Camp is returning to the Keremeos Grist Mill. Learn more here.

Cariboo Lou: Rapper Tech N9ne coming to Kelowna’s Red Bird Brewery. Learn more here.


The Kelowna Capital News team took on the latest TikTok challenge.

@kelownacapnews Some of our team... we know we weren't all cool dirtbags #teenagedirtbag #journalist #reporter #kelowna ♬ teenage dirtbag. wheetus - jj

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actress Cara Delevingne (30), women’s Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser (44), actor Lakeith Stanfield (31), boxer Tyson Fury (34), actor Casey Affleck (47), rapper Sir Mix-a-lot (59), and actress Yvette Nicole Brown (51).

Don’t count the days, make the days count! Have a great 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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