OUR LIVES ARE SHATTERED SPECIAL COVERAGE – The Humboldt Tragedy: Horror, Grief – A Town, A Nation, Mourns 15 Dead, Microplastics Found In Canadian Bottled Water, Nap Pods Are Hot


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Monday, April 9, 2018


Good morning :
Every once in a while our world is shattered. And that happened this weekend – when 15 people – mainly young hockey players ages 16 to 21 – died in a horrific accident in Saskatchewan.
Our hearts were shattered.
Our souls were pierced.
These deaths have touched all of us, have touched us as a nation and has touched people all over the world.
We have extensive coverage of that horrible accident.
We look at the small town of Humboldt, a town that loves hockey.
And we have a personality profile of one of the young players killed.
And one well-known columnist and hockey fan brings the whole tragedy in perspective.
Also a doctor who worked on the victims recounts the ‘organized chaos’ that was evident that fateful day.
Enjoy your day, be grateful for life and be kind to others.

George Froehlich
Editor
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A COUNTRY IN MOURNING – 15 PEOPLE DEAD IN ONE HORRIFIC ACCIDENT

THE STORY

Canadians are in shock at the 15 deaths – mainly young hockey players – from a small town in Saskatchewan.
Humboldt a town that lives for hockey is now devastated.
And one family remembers the captain of the Humboldt Broncos.

THE SETTING

The area where the crash took place has claimed lives before.

WHAT IT MEANS

The deaths bring home the tragedy that struck these people, especially the young players. Players with shattered dreams.

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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.

GOVERNMENT SPENDS ALMOST $40 MILLION TO FIGHT VETERANS

The federal government is spending a fortune fighting veterans.
Most of the money involves court cases.

‘WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS’ HUMBOLDT HONOURS ITS DEAD

The tiny town of Humboldt – population of 6,000 – held a vigil for those 15 victims that died in that horrific accident.

DOCTOR RECOUNTS – ‘ORGANIZED CHAOS’ IN WAKE OF HUMBOLTD BRONCOS BUS CRASH

Dr. Hassan Masri was a doctor working the night shift at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
He received a code orange alert and later the casualties of the Humboltd Broncos hockey team crash arrived.

 

MICROPLASTICS FOUND IN CANADIAN BOTTLED WATER. WHY?

Microplastics are found everywhere.
And now they have found their way in some Canadian bottled water.

A NEW TREND – NAP PODS

For a long time naps have had a dubious distinction.
But now it is an accepted fact – naps are good for you.
And that has led to the creation of nap pods.

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