(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: Where does Canada’s education rank globally?

Your morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day

While education wasn’t a hot topic during last night’s federal debates, we’re beginning Tuesday with a look at how Canadian education compares to the rest of the world.

Fun Fact of the day:

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently released its most educated countries rankings for 2019. How did Canada stack up?

In short, not too shabby.

The OECD bases its ranking on the percentage of adult residents between the ages of 25 and 64 who have received tertiary education (a two-year or four-year degree or an education through a vocational program).

According to their data, 56.7 per cent of Canadians fulfill that definition. In second place is Japan with 51.4 per cent of its adults having tertiary education The U.S. ranks fifth behind Israel and South Korea.

Weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

It’s likely to be a rainy morning in parts of the region with chances of showers as high as 60 per cent in Vernon, though only 30 per cent in Kelowna and Penticton. With temperatures in the 8-11 C range, we can be thankful that the rain won’t be turning into snow just yet.

In Kelowna:

In Vernon:

In Penticton:

In Salmon Arm:

In Case You Missed It:

Everyone knows those Lotto 6/49 commercials – the ones in which co-workers, with expressions changing from confusion to elation, leap into each other’s arms having discovered their pool had the winning numbers, and presumably quit their jobs in the next scene.

That commercial became a reality for the seven co-workers at the Vernon Pharmacy who won a jackpot of $500,000 in the Sept. 25 draw. According to Tina Gouvin, the group will celebrate with a get-together (and hopefully, for the sake of those who still need prescriptions, they won’t all be heading to an early retirement afterwards).

READ MORE: Vernon co-workers $500,000 richer

Video of the day:

Oftentimes the video of the day is a showcase of one of the many talents animals possess, and today is no different.

READ MORE: Special weather statement in effect for interior B.C. mountain passes


Brendan Shykora
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Environment Canada weather

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

Just Posted

Terrance Josephson of the Princeton Posse, at left, and Tyson Conroy of the Summerland Steam clash during a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena in the early spring of 2020. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

Test your knowledge of Canada’s national winter sport

The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gards is preparing for another season of their Pantry Share program, distributing monthly packages with preserves like the one taken in the photo above. (Grist Mill Facebook)
Shares in heritage community garden program go on sale

The Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos is bringing back its Pantry Share for 2021

Expect cold weather and snow over the weekend. (Submitted photo)
Prepare for subzero weekend in South Okanagan

Expect some snow to start falling Saturday night and into Sunday

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Employers might be able to require COVID-19 vaccination from employees: B.C. lawyer

‘An employer must make the case’ using expert science, explains lawyer David Mardiros

Skaha Middle School
Arrest made in indecent acts near Penticton schools

A 32-year-old man was arrested and released on strict conditions, say police

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sits in on a COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health. (Birinder Narang/Twitter)
PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing

Residents jump on viral trend of photoshopping U.S. senator into images

Auldin Maxwell stacks the 693rd block on the top of record-breaking Jenga tower on Nov. 29 2020. (Submitted)
Salmon Arm boy rests world-record attempt on single Jenga brick

Auldin Maxwell, 12, is now officially a Guinness world record holder.

Dr. Jerome Leis and Dr. Lynfa Stroud are pictured at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Thursday, January 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
‘It wasn’t called COVID at the time:’ One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case

The 56-year-old man was admitted to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

An Uber driver’s vehicle is seen after the company launched service, in Vancouver, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Several taxi companies have lost a court bid to run Uber and Lyft off the road in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Taxi companies lose court bid to quash Uber, Lyft approvals in British Columbia

Uber said in a statement that the ruling of the justice is clear and speaks for itself

(Hal Brindley - Dreamstime)
Enderby farmers caught between coyotes and bylaw tickets

The Smith family is stuck in a Catch-22 between protecting their livestock and incurring noise complaints

A COVID-19 exposure has been confirmed at Black Mountain Elementary in Kelowna Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (Google Image)
Another COVID-19 exposure confirmed at Kelowna school

Interior Health confirmed an exposure at Black Mountain Elementary School Saturday

Members of BCEHS Station 343 in Lake Country receive a donation of treats and wine from the community in December. (Contributed)
‘Unexpected and heartwarming’: Okanagan community supports paramedics

Cards, discounts, treats, more given to Lake Country paramedics in sign of support

A 75-year-old aircraft has been languishing in a parking lot on the campus of the University of the Fraser Valley, but will soon be moved to the B.C. Aviation Museum. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vintage military aircraft moving from Chilliwack to new home at B.C. Aviation Museum

The challenging move to Vancouver Island will be documented by Discovery Channel film crews

The North Okanagan Naturalists' Club completed its annual swan and eagle counts Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Claude Rioux - NONC photo)
North Okanagan bird count shows decrease in swan and eagle numbers

Trumpeter swans were down 61 per cent from last year’s count; eagles down 14 per cent

Most Read