February 8, 2024

By: Chris McLeod

8/2/2024

5 Things You Need To Know

February 8th is the 39th day of the year. There are 327 days remaining until the end of the year


CKRecreation is ready to celebrate the Family Day Fun Factory Event.

Come out and play on Family Day, February 19th from 11a.m.-3p.m. at the John D. Bradley Centre. Inflatables, glow golf, and activities for the whole family.

Cost is $2 per person. Registration is required.

Click here to register.


The first flight from the Windsor International Airport to Orlando will take off this morning.

The flights from Flair leave Windsor and land at Orlando Sanford International Airport with prices ranging from between $102 to $415 each way. They will fly twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays until March 31, 2024.

There are no flights scheduled after that date, the demand will be monitored to see if more can be added in the future.


Chatham’s Bridget Carleton and Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team will begin play at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 in Sopron, Hungary.

Canada will face hosts Hungary today at 1:00p.m. Spain on Friday at 9:30 a.m. and Japan Sunday at 9:00 a.m. All the games will be live on Sportsnet.

To qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Canada must finish in the top three teams in the tournament. There are 16 teams competing. Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team is ranked fifth in the FIBA World Rankings.


The guy who co-founded Twitter or X as it’s now known, has released a new social network.

Bluesky, a Twitter-like social network put together by Jack Dorsey, is now allowing anyone to create an account and join the service.

Until Tuesday this week, anyone hoping to join Bluesky needed an invitation. That invite-only period gave the site time to build out tools and other features.

Bluesky looks a lot like Twitter, although it doesn’t yet offer direct messaging between users. By default, Bluesky displays posts by accounts you follow in a linear timeline, not driven by algorithms.

Bluesky aims to be “ the last social account you’ll ever need to create.” Once things really get going, Bluesky plans to set users free by allowing them to move their collections of friends, followers and other data to competing social networks.


The last Sam the Record Man stores future is up in the air.

The owners of the store, located in Belleville’s Quinte Mall, have announced they will be retiring after 45 years of ownership. Unless someone steps up to continue managing the store, that will be it for the iconic music store.

Sam the Record Man first opened 65 years ago in 1959 on Toronto’s Yonge Street. In 1982, the chain had grown to 140 stores. Years ago Sam the Record Man was located at the Downtown Chatham Centre.

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