$7.4 B.C.Billion Pipeline In Limbo, Donations To Humboldt Crash Victims Reaches Record High, Seven Siblings That Changed The World, The Frugal Habits Of The Super Rich


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Good morning :
Fascinating.
Whales are humongous. A blue whale can weigh as much as 400,00 pounds. Why are they so big?
Had no idea but soaking dishes is a lie.
Generation Y those born between 1990 and 2000 are supposed to be media savvy and with It. So I was shocked to read how many of them believe the earth is flat.

George Froehlich
Editor
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B.C. ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE VICTORIOUS – MAJOR PIPELINE IN LIMBO

THE STORY

B.C. environmentalists successfully have stalled the building of the $7.4 billion Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. The company, fed up with costly court proceedings and endless anti-pipeline demonstrations, has given the various levels of government a deadline to resolve their differences and if that can’t be reached it threatens to not build the pipeline.
Alberta where the oil will come from is in favour of the project, as is the federal government. But the B.C. government is opposed citing environmental concerns and is using court challenges and withholding required permits.

THE SETTING

The Trudeau cabinet is holding an emergency cabinet meeting in Ottawa today in an effort to save the project.

WHAT IT MEANS

Relationships between Alberta and B.C. – both NDP governments – have been frosty and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has threatened to turn off the oil taps for B.C. unless the province agrees to the deal.

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DAVE GERRY AN AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION FIXTURE – A CONSUMMATE RACONTEUR, STORYTELLER – THE WORLD OF TELEVISION AND HIS EXCELLENT ADVENTURERS. WHAT’S HE UP TO NOW?
Dave Gerry was a reporter on the Vancouver television scene for decades.
His memorable stories known for their wit, charm and unique perspective captured the audience’s attention.
He worked for CKVU, later known as CITY-TV, moved to Toronto for Global Television and last ended up on CTV News at Six in Vancouver.
He retired in 2016.
During his 40-year career he worked for every major Canadian broadcaster.
He was graduated from the Journalism program at University of Western Ontario in his hometown of London and worked as a general assignment reporter.
In 1985 he and his family moved to Vancouver.
For more than 20 years he produced feature stories, comedy specials and documentaries.
His foraging abilities to uncover great, unique and fascinating human interest stories garnered him more than a dozen provincial, national and international awards, the most prestigious being the international Edward R. Murrow award for writing.
Three years ago Dave was given a lifetime achievement award by the RTNDA, Canada’s national association for electronic journalists.
In this episode of Cool Conversations Dave talks to George Froehlich about;
Why his grandchildren are his greatest treasurers.
Painting and sculpting – are passions he still enjoys.
How foraging for mushrooms with his dad taught him the art of foraging for stories.
Why he wanted to be a vet but his math skills sucked.
Why he is taking naps with his grandchildren .
The recluse logger who became an Armani model.
Finding the savant engineer near the base of Mount Washington who built the Lunar Land Rover.
And a whole lot more.

CANADIAN TIRE REVAMPS ITS CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM – FOLLOWING OTHER RETAILERS

The Canadian customer loyalty market is changing – all in an attempt to hold on to their existing customer base.
Canadian Tire will allow its customers to redeem and collects Canadian Tire Money at its other brands.
The move comes amidst a changing loyalty market.

CANADIANS OPEN THEIR WALLETS AND HEARTS FOR HUMBOLDT CRASH VICTIMS

The Humboldt crash – killing 15 people – has hit a raw nerve with Canadians.
People and corporations have opened their wallets.
Donations have hit an all-time high and hockey sticks have become a symbol of the tragedy.

GOOD SAMARITAN TO THE RESCUE

They were both stranded at the airport.
A man and his young baby daughter.
And the only option they had was to sleep at the airport for as many as four days.

 

THE FRUGAL HABITS OF THE SUPER RICH

The super rich are because they know how to save money.
And some of their habits are bizarre.
One of them clips coupons.
Another clips their own hair.

MEET THE SEVEN FAMOUS SIBLINGS THAT CHANGED HISTORY AND THE WORLD

We all have heard of famous people who made and or changed history.
But there is another group – siblings.

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