Happy Friday everyone! You survived the week, proud of you!
Fun fact: There is an apartment in the Eiffel Tower.
Designer Gustave Eiffel added the apartment but never lived there. It has been used to entertain famous and distinguished guests and scientists. It is 1076 square feet.
On this day
In 1897, a meteorite exploded over West Virginia, causing damage but no deaths.
In 1918, the first recorded case of the Spanish flu was recorded.
In 1935, the Bank of Canada opened its doors in Ottawa, on Wellington Street.
In 1958, MLB batters were required to wear helmets.
In 1986, instant replay was adopted in the NFL.
In 1997, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
In 2018, Marvel’s “The Black Panther” became the fifth Marvel movie to earn $1 billion.
In 2020, COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.
In 2020, former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison.
In 2020, the NBA suspends the season due to COVID-19.
According to National Today, today is National Oatmeal Nut Waffle Day, Pride Name Day, World Plumbing Day and Worship Tools Day.
Environment Canada weather forecasts
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In case you missed it
Mask mandate lifted in British Columbia today, COVID vaccine card program ends April 8. Learn more here.
Kelowna is once again hosting the Spring Okanagan Wine Fest. Learn more here.
Below normal snow levels in the Okanagan and Boundary regions. Learn more here.
Baseball is back! After a 99-day lockout, the MLB season will begin on April 7.
BREAKING: Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor agreement, sources tell ESPN. Although it still needs to be ratified by both parties, it should be a formality, and when it is:
Baseball is back.
—Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 10, 2022
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 10, 2022
Meanwhile, college baseball has been going on for a few weeks. Have you ever seen a room like this before?
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 10, 2022
If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Johnny Knoxville (51), actor Terrence Howard (53), and NBA star Anthony Davis (29).
Here is your reminder: the wearing of the mask is lifted today but some people will still want to wear them. Don’t judge people who still want to wear their mask. Let people wear them in peace if they continue to do so. Have a great Friday and a great weekend!