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Morning Start: What Toy Story and The Shining have in common

Your morning start for Thursday, June 22

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

Fun Fact: The carpet in Sid’s house in Toy Story is the same as in the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

On this day

In 1847, the first ring doughnut is created.

In 1940, the first Dairy Queen is opened in Joliet, Illinois.

In 1955, Disney’s ‘The Lady and the Tramp’ is released.

In 1971, Canadian Joni Mitchell releases her fourth studio album ‘Blue’.

In 1981, tennis star John McEnroe yells at the official in a famous rant.

National holidays

Today is National Kissing Day, National Onion Ring Day, and National Chocolate Eclair Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

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Petitions against suspended Splatsin chief dismissed


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Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actress Meryl Streep (74), singer Cyndi Lauper (70), television host Carson Daly (50), British officer George Vancouver (would’ve been 266), singer/songwriter Steven Page (53), and NFL hall of famer Kurt Warner (52).

Have a great Thursday 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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