Morning Start: Do you know how much of your life is spent waiting at red lights?

Your morning start for Thursday, April 2, 2020

Good morning, has it sunk in that life will continue to exist predominantly within the walls of your home for the next two months?

On Tuesday, March 31, the province’s top health officials said B.C. will likely remain under strict pandemic-related restrictions until at least the summer as a vaccine is still up to 18 months away.

Fun Fact of the day:

The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.

Driving can be fun and freeing until you get stuck at a red light, that is. The National Association of City Transportation Officials says that the average time spent waiting at a red light is 75 seconds, accounting for approximately 20 percent of all driving time. That’s a whole lot of time doing nothing and just another reason to switch to public transportation.

Weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

The weather has become much more tolerable as we inch closer to spring.

In Kelowna:

In Vernon:

In Penticton:

In Salmon Arm:

In case you missed it:

For weeks health officials across B.C. have been urging people to stay inside and practise physical distancing in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Although, this isn’t the first time the City of Kelowna has been under such restrictions. In 1918, the world was ravaged by the deadliest pandemic in history, the Spanish Flu.

Video of the day:

Rockets’ Michael Farren wishes a young fan a happy birthday!


Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Email me at daniel.taylor@kelownacapnews.com
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