(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: The first video ever uploaded to YouTube

Your morning start for Friday, June 26, 2020

Expect a sunny start to the day followed by some afternoon showers in the Okanagan. For parts of the Shuswap, watch for afternoon thunderstorms!

Fun Fact of the day: YouTube’s first

Uploaded on April 23, 2005, it’s the video that started it all.

YouTube’s first ever video was uploaded by Jawed Karim, the company’s co-founder. Karim is featured in the 18-second clip entitled ‘Me at the zoo,’ shot by a high school friend at the San Diego Zoo.

Karim doesn’t say much in the video standing in front of the elephants, other than tell us “the cool thing about these guys.”

The coolest thing about the video itself is what followed it. The video has since eclipsed 100 million views, and its platform’s dollar value is in the tens of billions.

Weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

In Kelowna:

In Vernon:

In Penticton:

In Salmon Arm:

In case you missed it:

B.C. has extended how long companies can temporarily lay off workers due to the pandemic, Labour Minister Harry Bains announced in a news release Thursday, June 25. The layoff period was extended to 24 weeks, up from the 16 weeks that was declared in early May.

Video of the day:

This turkey picked a great place to show off his good looks…

READ MORE: Summerland resident marks 105th birthday


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Environment Canada weather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Missing Penticton woman located by RCMP

Iesha Blomquist was reported missing on June 30

Video: Okanagan College congratulates 2020 grads

Over 2000 recent grads had their convocation postponed due to the pandemic

Show off your homegrown South Okanagan veggies in this photo contest

Contest encourages residents to flaunt their homegrown produce

In photos: Penticton Speedway celebrates opening weekend

Despite having to turn away roughly 700 cars, organizers celebrating a successful weekend of racing

BC Wildfire Service to conduct night vision trials for helicopters in Penticton

This technology could assist with future firefighting operations

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

B.C. records 31 new cases, six deaths over three days due to COVID-19

There are 166 active cases in B.C., 16 people in hospital

Police issue warning after baby comes across suspected drugs in Kamloops park

The 11-month-old girl’s mother posted photos on social media showing a small plastic bag containing a purple substance

B.C. highway widening job reduced, costs still up $61 million

Union-only project scales back work to widen Trans-Canada

Kamloops man pleads guilty in vehicle-ramming incident that injured a Mountie

Adam Hibbert was arrested following a collision during a police pursuit on May 26, 2019

Greater Victoria nanny pleads guilty to child porn, sexual interference charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to slew of sex crimes

Most Read