The B.C. – Alberta Oil Dogfight Turning Ugly, B.C. Drug Dealers Shut Out From Lucrative Real Estate Deals, 82-Year Old Great Grandmother Takes On Major Bank And Wins, Walking To Work 11 Miles Daily And Then The Big Surprise


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Good morning:

In China most things happen in a major and gigantic way. And movies are no exception.
Imagine this – your job is to travel the world – visit 52 places in the world and then write about. What a dream job. So let’s join the reporter of the New York Times as she visits her first stop – New Orleans.
Enjoy your day.

George Froehlich
Editor
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B.C. AND ALBERTA – THE SPAT THAT IS TURNING INTO A DOGFIGHT

THE STORY

Two NDP government’s – one in Alberta, the other one in B.C.
Both are fighting like country cousins going through a painful separation.
The reason?
It’s all about oil.
And the Trudeau government, caught in the middle, has signalled which side of the fence it is sitting on – Alberta.

THE SETTING

The decision was strongly rejected by various environmental groups and some First Nations groups, while other groups supported it.
The then-Liberal government of Premier Christy Clark supported the decision citing $1.2 billion in economic benefits as a major reason.
But with the election win of the B.C. NDP the ball game totally changed.
And when the B.C. government announced a series of anti-pipeline measures the fight was on.
Alberta retaliated banning B.C. wines in the province. And not to be outdone B.C. challenged the decision.
And to top it all off now the B.C. government is facing a legal challenge.
And that’s where it stands today – a Mexican standoff.

WHAT IT MEANS

Legally speaking the B.C. government cannot stop the pipeline expansion from going ahead because the project comes under federal jurisdiction.
But what it can do is to stall the project and make it difficult for it to proceed – all perhaps in the hope of gaining some political clout with all anti-pipeline groups. But given the economic issues at stake the federal government ultimately will ensure the pipeline is built.

B.C. TO PREVENT DRUG DEALERS FROM WHEELING AND DEALING IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
Big-time drug dealers were dealing and wheeling in the province’s hot real estate market.
But after the Globe and Mail newspaper made the practice public the government is stepping in to put a stop to it.

82-YEAR OLD GREAT GRANDMOTHERS TAKES ON MAJOR CANADIAN BANK AND WINS

Feisty for sure.
Ella Beck went to see her local Bank of Montreal branch to enquire about her life insurance policy.
She got an answer she did not like.
So she fought back and won.

ATLANTIC FISH CONTAMINATED – HOW BAD IS IT

The Atlantic is one of the world’s great fishing areas.
But there is some bad news and in one word it’s all about -plastic.

 

SHY MAN LISTENS TO HIS BARBER AND HIS LIFE IS TOTALLY TRANSFORMED

Little things often mean a lot and can result in a lot.
Gwilym Pugh was a 21-year-old shy businessman.
And then he listened to his barber and took his advice and it changed his life. Seeing is believing.


HEARTWARMING – THE STORY OF ONE MAN AND HIS DAILY 11-MILE WALK TO WORK

A single dad.
Every morning he faced an 11-mile walk to ensure he would be on time for his 4 a.m. shift.
He never told his co-workers.
But they found out about it and then things changed big-time.

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