(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: World Teachers’ Day, Sputnik 1 and Okanagan fall weather

Your morning start for Friday, October 4

The weekend is about to start across the Okanagan and it seems fall’s colder and wetter weather is here to stay.

It’s World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5, making Friday a good day to commemorate the Status of Teachers, the international standard for the teaching profession, their rights and status.

Fun fact of the day:

On this day in 1957, the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to ever obit earth, was launched into space from the the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

It completed 1440 orbits of the earth, travelling a distance of about 70 million kilometres.

Weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

In Kelowna:

In Vernon:

In Salmon Arm:

In Penticton:

In case you missed it (ICYMI):

The local parties in the upcoming election are turning up the heat on their competition. The NDP took aim at two Okanagan Green Party candidates for their views on social issues earlier this week. Read more of the story here.

Video of the day:

It feels like this emu is all of us when the weekend finally hits!

READ MORE: Biggest game of the season awaits Okanagan Sun this weekend

READ MORE: Central Okanagan students set to participate in drug prevention program

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