(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

Just Posted

Former Kelowna resident offers free photoshoot in support of Central Okanagan Food Bank

Denick Carullo and his wife now live in Abbotsford, but still have Kelowna in their hearts

West Kelowna start-up wins Emmy for virtual production on Red Bull Rampage

XR Media Group won the Outstanding Digital Innovation Award

RCMP seize guns, drugs, motorhome from West Kelowna residence

Search warrant executed in relation to an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking

Community court returns to Kelowna

Goal of community court is to reduce crime by integrating justice, health and social services to address root causes of criminal behaviour

Rotary Clubs of Central Okanagan Blood Drive deemed a success

The Rotary Clubs coordinated the event with Canadian Blood Services

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Outbreak at North Okanagan care facility not COVID-19

Scenario C respiratory illness outbreak declared Sept. 25 by Interior Health

Costs climb to more than $100K for BC SPCA to care for animals in B.C. farm seizure

Eight puppies, of the 97 animals seized have now died from parvovirus enteritis

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Highway 6 limited in North Okanagan

Another crash reported by DriveBC following morning logging truck rollover

B.C. VOTES 2020: Wilkinson to stop 24-hour camping in city parks

Ban on โ€˜unsafe roadside panhandlingโ€™ to be enforced

‘Hate will not be tolerated:’ North Okanagan mayor

City, groups speak out against racism-promoting flyers spread around town

Sound effects at play for Caravan’s Halloween event

Walk of Terror is returning, with a creepy twist

Two people injured after logging truck rolls over on North Okanagan road

Single-lane alternating traffic is in effect on Lumby-Mabel Lake Road near Birch Road

Most Read