With George Froehlich
Monday, February 5, 2018
He was what Jewish people call a Mensch – a real honest decent person – and he was Jewish himself. I am talking, with fond memories, about Dave Barrett, a former B.C. premier, who died last Friday. I got to know Barrett well when he did a stint as a talk show host on CKVU TV in Vancouver, now known as CITY-TV.
I remember well one conversation we had, when I asked him what was his biggest concern was when he was premier? His reply surprised me and was totally unexpected – one of my cabinet ministers doing something untoward, he said, and he recounted that one of them had been caught with a prostitute in his car and police phoned Barrett in the middle of the night to tell him.
Barrett left a lasting legacy for British Columbians unlike any other premier and him becoming premier was history being made.
Fascinating – how the world is changing and it is happening so rapdily. And if found this little gem more than fascinating. Remember the good ole days – when we would ask our friends for recommendations on any number of things and then check them out?
Well, that is still happening but less so. Today people are using the internet for that kind of advice.
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CANADA’S HUGE AMBITIONS FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS THE STORY
Canada intends to make its mark on the Winter Olympics starting this Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
For starters this will be largest Canadian contingent ever at the Winter Olympics.
And the group has high objectives in the number of medals it will win. And there is a good reason why Canada is so optimistic about its medal scores.
The number of Olympic events to watch are endless and here is a guide of what, where and when to watch the events.
WHAT IT MEANS
As well you can be part of the Olympic celebrations at events that Team Canada will enjoy at Canada Olympic House.
So what is Pyeongchang really like? Let a sportswriter tell you about his first impressions.
GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION WELL UNDER WAY FOR PAY EQUITY LEGISLATION TRUDEAU SAYS
Women in Canada get paid 87 cents for every hour, compared with $1 for men.
And the government will redress that through legislation.
And that is well under way, Trudeau says.
FORMER POLICE OFFICER, LAWYER SAYS ICBC’S DISTRACTED DRIVER STATS AS MISLEADING
His nickname was Darth Radar.
For 22 years, the now retired cop handed out more 2,000 traffic infractions.
And now he says that ICBC reports of the number of deaths from distracted driving are wrong.
CLEVER AND HILARIOUS – DOGS REALIZING THEY ARE GOING TO THE VET AND NOT THE PARK
Dogs hate going to the vet.
And more than often they realize it instinctively.
And the old saying – a picture is worth a thousand words – certainly holds true, see for yourself and smile.
SHERMAN MURDERS – THE PLOT THICKENS – RELATIVE CLAIMS HUSBAND ORDERED WIFE’S MURDER YEARS AGO
The mystery surrounding the murder of the billionaire couple – Honey and Barry Sherman took a new twist.
A cousin of Barry Sherman claimed that he wanted his wife killed 20 years ago.
TRAVELLING WITH THE WORLD’S ELITE – THE INSIDE SCOOP
They are a special group of people.
They travel the world with a special group of people.
People who take their employees with them wherever they go.
These people are the entourage to the world’s wealthy.