Government Headache – Canada’s Humming Economy, But Canadians Not Into It, Bike Graveyards, Teen Girls Rape Rampage In India, It’s A Small World After All


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Monday, May 14, 2018


Good morning :
—Persistence helps and so does a little help from a well-known Canadian skating couple. He lived in the United States, his girlfriend in Canada and he could not afford the price of the ticket to visit her. So he approached Air Canada and and finally he got what he wanted.
—Bike sharing is so trendy and popular today. But in China it has created a major headache – bike graveyards.
—Always finding a way to make a buck. One of Canada’s largest supermarket chains is going to start selling pot.
George Froehlich

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CANADA’S ECONOMY IS DOING WELL ON ALL FRONTS

THE STORY

Our economy is is humming along nicely.
In fact, it is the best in years.

THE SETTING

The key indicators are:
A really unemployment rate – the lowest rate ever.
Lots and lots of jobs begging to be filled.
Significant wage increases – the first in six years.
More than 500,000 jobs are available.
So everything is good.

WHAT IT MEANS

And despite all the good economic news and other good government policies the message is not getting through to Canadians and the government spent a fortune trying to find out why.
And here is a twist to the whole situation – it is now apparent that, and this is new – Canada’s economy now is a tale of two.

COOL CONVERSATIONS
PODCASTS

Every Monday and Thursday George Froehlich brings you interesting, unique and fascinating people that share their stories and perspectives.
Sam Hauck – Mind Of A Wine Teacher
Sam, aka The Wine Teacher, has been an educator, a home winemaker, a wine judge for too many years to remember.
And it all started off with making homemade beer with a friend.
And then it progressed to wine with the same friend.
Wine that won awards for both Sam and his friend.
Today Sam is super busy.
Even his friends remark how he often is not available – given that the world wine is a whirlwind of endless activity.
Sam has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano University, Eden West Fine Foods, Coquitlam and Richmond School Districts Continuing Education departments, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. In addition, he trains staff and offers cellar evaluations.
In this edition of Cool Conversations Sam talks to George Froehlich about:
What is his number one piece of advice to people who like to drink wine.
The time he did a blind taste test with a top French wine and several B.C. wines and what the outcome was.
Why is B.C. wine higher priced than those wines from the U.S. and elsewhere.
Why is red wine more expensive than white wine.
Where wine is treated like a cocktail.
Why wines taste different when drinking them by themselves, compared when drinking them with food.
Why one world expert said B.C. wines are close and will catch up to some of the best French wines in the world.
Why today some $40 B.C. wines could end up costing anywhere from $150 to $200 a bottle.
B.C. producing the most variety of grapes in the world.
Why can’t we get decent B.C. wines for $9 to $10.
The time the wine world was shocked about B.C. wines.
A fabulous B.C. wine that men did not want to drink, but once they did they were amazed.
How he and his friend made a port wine by accident and it turned out to be fabulous.
B.C.’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are awesome.
He has offered wine education and appreciation courses for Pacific Breeze Winery, Capilano University, Eden West Fine Foods, Coquitlam and Richmond School Districts Continuing Education departments, the VAWA, the BCAWA as well as for various private functions. In addition, he trains staff and offers cellar evaluations. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter. He also blogs for My VanCity, an online magazine devoted to dining, wine tasting and lifestyle events in Vancouver.

INDIA – THIRD TEENAGE GIRL RAPED AND BURNED IN ONE WEEK

India has a serious problem of young girls being raped then burned afterwards.
It’s been happening for years.
And yet – despite some outrage – there are no signs that things will change.

SHOCKING NUMBER OF CANADIANS CLOSE TO RETIREMENT HAVE NO SAVINGS WHEN THEY RETIRE

A lot of Canadians close to retirement are in serious financial difficulty.
They have saved no money for those golden years.

BREAKFAST WARS INTENSIFYING IN CANADA

Tim Hortons is in serious trouble amidst its franchise strife.
So McDonald’s sensing a business opportunity is selling a new breakfast item – popular at Tim Hortons.

 

THE MAJOR CHALLENGES TROPICAL BIRDS WILL FACE – BUT CAN THEY?

Tropical birds are a thing of beauty.
We marvel at their colourful plummage.
But even these tropical birds will have to face some serious challenges.

IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL – STEP INTO THE AMAZING WORLD OF MINIATURE REALITY THAT REPLICATES THE REAL WORLD

Patience and attention to the smallest details.
That’s what it takes to reproduce the real world in a miniature form.
Meet Dan Ohlmann.
FOR 30 years he has been paring down the world to 1/24th. of its real size.
He is a miniaturist.
His photographic memory allows him to precisely replicate in miniature form what he has seen.
His work is amazing so see for yourself.

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