February 12, 2024

By: Chris McLeod

12/2/2024

5 Things You Need To Know

February 12th is the 43rd day of the year. There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year.


The sunshine is sticking around, but the temperatures have cooled off.

Sun and cloud for the beginning of the work week, with a high of 4C according to Environment Canada.

There’s a slight chance of some flurries on Thursday.


There’s a blood donor clinic tomorrow at the St. Clair College Healthplex from 1-7p.m.

If you’re unable to make that, there’s another on Saturday, February 17 also at St. Clair College Healthplex (10a.m.-2p.m.) and later this month, Tuesday, February 27 at the UAW Hall Wallaceburg (1-7p.m.)

No walk-in appointments are available. Book your appointments at Blood.ca, call 1-888-2-DONATE or use the apps.


The Chiefs are Super Bowl champs. Again.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime. The game was tied 19-19 at the end of regulation. Both teams were given the chance to possess the ball in overtime. Patrick Mahomes threw to Mecole Hardman for the game winning TD.

Mahomes was named the Super Bowl MVP; again. It’s his third time winning the award.

This is the Chiefs’ second straight Super Bowl, and third win in five years.


Team Canada’s women’s National basketball team had to hold their breath, but they’ve booked a spot to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Team Canada had a couple of chances to win their way into the Olympics with wins at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, but couldn’t get a W against Spain or Japan over the weekend.

Canada needed a Spain win over Hungary and they got it to qualify.

The Canadians women will make their fourth consecutive Olympic appearance

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton finished 4th in the tournament with 14 points per game.


The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s Class of 2024 have been announced.

The nominees are:
Ozzy Osbourne
Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Cher
Dave Matthews Band
Eric B. and Rakim
Foreigner
Peter Frampton
Jane’s Addiction
Kool & the Gang
Lenny Kravitz
Oasis
Sinead O’Connor
Sade
A Tribe Called Quest

Ten of the nominees are first-timers: Mariah, Cher, Foreigner, Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Lenny, Oasis, Sinead, Sade, and, technically, Ozzy, since this is his first nomination as a solo artist.

Ozzy Osbourne has a chance to be a double-honoree. He’s nominated as a solo artist this year, but he’s already in there as a member of Black Sabbath.

The Class of 2024 will be announced in April, and the ceremony will happen sometime in the fall.

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