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Morning Start: Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn

Your morning start for Monday, February 28

Happy Monday and last day of February! Hope you had a great long weekend. Let’s get your week started off right.

Fun Fact: Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

The mythological creature was first seen in the 12th century when it appeared on the Scottish royal coat of arms by William I.

On this day

In 1850, the University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City.

In 1909, the first National Women’s Day is held in the U.S. It occurred as part of the 1908 garment protest in New York where women protested against their working conditions.

In 1952, Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

In 1970, bicycles are allowed on the Golden Gate Bridge.

In 1983, the two-hour series finale of the television show M*A*S*H aired. 125 million people in the U.S. watched.

In 1988, the XV Winter Olympic games come to a close in Calgary, A.B.

In 1998, hockey player Mark Messier records his 1,600th career point.

In 2010, the XXI Winter Olympic Games come to a close in Vancouver, B.C.

National holidays

According to National Today, today is Floral Design Day, National Chocolate Souffle Day, National Public Sleeping Day, and Rare Disease Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

In Kelowna


In Penticton


In Revelstoke


In Salmon Arm

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In Vernon


In case you missed it

Illness outbreak hits Lake Country retirement home. Learn more here.

Coldstream child with rare seizure disorder featured in Show of Hearts telethon. Learn more here.

VIDEO: Penticton man loses family mementos after truck is stolen Tuesday morning. Learn more here.


We like to keep it light and fun here in the morning start but there are some serious events going on in the world right now. Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev took a stand against the war after his win last Friday.

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with NBA star Luca Doncic (23), country singer Jason Aldean (45), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (67), retired hockey player Eric Lindros (49), baseball relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (34), and actor John Turturro (65).

Have a great Monday!


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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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