Global Forces Control Canadian House Prices, The Shocking Revelation About The Black Model That Set The Internet On Fire


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Friday, April 20, 2018


Good morning :
—It’s Friday. Time for a little fun. Design the interior of your perfect home through this quiz and find out who you really are.people doing something special when the odds are against them. And this young lad certainly had his share of them, but despite that he built the largest replica of the doomed Titanic and that took 11 months.
—Surreal. A black model. She set the internet on fire. And then the truth came out.
— For many people, pets are their children. And they treat them like that. And whenever a pet dies while travelling on a plane there is a major public outcry. But now there is a way of keeping tabs on your beloved pet while in flight.

George Froehlich
Editor
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CANADIAN HOUSE PRICES SUBJECT TO GLOBAL FORCES – BEYOND OUR CONTROL

THE STORY

Canadian house prices in the major cities are going through the roof and have been for years.

THE SETTING

And although there are some hicups here and there – the major trend is continual rising prices, especially prices in the major cities.
And of course that has ignited a major debate among Canadians as to who is responsible for that.
Politicians are under tremendous pressure to do something about it.
One popular refrain is – impose special taxes on all those foreign buyers, especially the Chinese who are major real estate investors and buyers in places such as Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.
Vancouver did impose a special tax on foreign buyers but it really did nothing in terms of higher prices.

WHAT IT MEANS

And now a major international report pinpoints what accounts for all those high prices.

COOL CONVERSATIONS
PODCASTS

Every Monday and Thursday George Froehlich brings you interesting, unique and fascinating people that share their stories and perspectives.
DAVID PICOSKI – ROAMING THE WORLD, THE GARTH BROOKS ENCOUNTER, 10 WEEKS IN WAR-TORN LEBANON, BUYING LOVEBIRDS IN CENTRAL AMERICA, HIS SON AND JEREMY IRONS, THE WORLD’S HOT SPOTS
David Picoski used to be away from home as much as 250 days a year.
He travelled the world.
That was his job.
His job was that of a sound recordist for what was one of the most prestigious public affairs programs in the world – the CBC’s, The Journal.
David was a member of the Journal’s documentary unit.
His assignments took him all over the world – often he was away as much as two months at a time.
He lived in London, England for 20 weeks; 10 weeks in Beirut.
If there is one common theme in David’s life it is travelling.
He spent a year in New Zealand and for one year he travelled throughout Asia.
Mexico was another one of his travel destinations.
He journeyed by motorcycle with a friend. They had met in Thailand and then again in Jackson, Mississippi. And then Mexico was their next destination.
In this edition of Cool Conversations David talks to George Froehlich about;
Actor Jeremy Irons and what he did with his son prior to being interviewed.
What’s it like to sit down to a great lunch in Beirut and not far from you artillery shelling was busy trying to destroy the area.
What’s it like to live in a new country for months and weeks. How do you adapt or do you?
What was country singer Garth Brooks really like.
And what about the time he was in Central America with legendary CBC journalist Ann Medina and they went shopping at the local market and bought a couple of lovebirds.
And where was he when he heard about his first child.
Why he loves cooking.
And a whole lot more.

CANADIAN SUPPORT FOR THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE VARIES AS DOES THEIR OPINION OF THE DIFFERENT POLITICIANS

The Trans Mountain pipeline is all over the map.
In B.C. support for Premier John Horgan’s anti-pipeline position has risen substantially.
But for the rest of the country it is a different story.

AIR CANADA AND WESTJET NOW SELLING A NEW BASIC FARE

Without a lot of fanfare both airlines have introduced a new basic fare that is cheaper than anything else that they are offering.
But with the no frills approach – conditions are attached.

AMAZON EYES MAJOR VANCOUVER EXPANSION

Who knew?
But Amazon is a major employer in Vancouver.
And it wants to double its employee force to 2,000.

 

TIM HORTONS IS IN REAL TROUBLE

Once Tim Hortons was a bit of a Canadian icon.
But no more.
The company is in serious trouble with Canadians.

TWO LIVES – NOTHING IN COMMON – AND THEN THEY HAD A FATAL ENCOUNTER

A compelling story.
It makes you wonder – why can life be so cruel at times.
But the things that happened to these two people makes you wonder and ask – why oh! why?.

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