Why Canadians Are Cutting The Cord In Record Numbers, Releasing A Bald Eagle, Horses Remember, Why Is Amazon Big On Vancouver?


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Good morning :
—It’s salad time. I often have salads for dinner. And this one is a spiced-rubbed flank steak one.
—Amazing. Watch as a once injured bald eagle is released on native land in Canada.
— Also amazing. Scientists discover that horses can read and remember.

George Froehlich
Editor
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CANADIANS ARE DITCHING THEIR CABLE TV

THE STORY

The cost of cable TV has gotten so expensive that Canadians are ditching those services.
And it is happening in record numbers.

THE SETTING

Ditching your cable provider is called cord cutting and there is one company that is leaving the cable providers in the dust.

WHAT IT MEANS

There a lot of myths what you can and cannot get on your TV when cord cutting. Here is a a great primer if you want to check it out.
And this overview of what services you can get when cord cutting and the costs are are right here for you.

COOL CONVERSATIONS
PODCASTS

Every Monday and Thursday George Froehlich brings you interesting, unique and fascinating people that share their stories and perspectives.
Alexandra Gill – The Mind Of A Restaurant Critic
Her writing is trenchant, laced with sharp insights and observations. Her prose is engaging, conversational, relatable and often acerbic.
Meet Alexandra Gill The Globe and Mail’s Vancouver restaurant critic since 2005.
Restaurant owners and chefs love her, hate her, respect her, depending on what she writes about them.
Gill is a dying breed of journalist – the restaurant critic.
And her insights, observations and her wry, often humorous,
writing style has made her one of Canada’s most respected food writers.
She joined the paper as a summer intern in 1997 and was hired full-time as an entertainment columnist the following year.
She moved to Vancouver in 2001 as the Western Arts Correspondent, a job she held until 2007. Her arts reportage was nominated for a National Newspaper Award in 2004. Now a freelance contributor, she writes primarily about food and drink for the B.C. and Life sections.
Her weekly column delves into Greater Vancouver’s food scene in all its variations.
Gill’s assignments have taken her across Europe on a Michelin-star tour, into a fine-dining Italian restaurant as an undercover waitress and behind the scenes of a large North American restaurant.
She also has judged numerous restaurant awards and cooking contests.
In this edition of Cool Conversations with George Froehlich she talks about:
Why Vancouver’s restaurant scene will undergo a shakeup.
When Vancouver’s chefs and restaurants were cutting edge.
What her favourite food is today.
Why restaurant critics are so rare these days.
How social media has influenced chefs and restaurants.
How one of Vancouver’s top chefs opened a second restaurant that is mediocre.
What she did to become a better food critic.
Answers the question of – how creative and innovative are Vancouver’s chefs and restaurants now.
How prevalent “promotional” restaurant reviews are found in two of Vancouver’s top websites.
And a whole lot more.

TWO LONG-TIME ENEMIES – NORTH KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA – SET A NEW COURSE

Long-time enemies have set a new course between them.
They will sit down and try to hammer out a deal resulting in peace and no nuclear arms.

WHY AMAZON IS GOING BIG TIME IN VANCOUVER

Amazon has been making big investments in Vancouver.
It now has announced that it will be building a new downtown office tower creating thousands and thousands of new jobs.
And this is the second expansion with the last six months.

POLICE DISCOVER MAN ACCUSED OF TORONTO KILLINGS BELONGED TO A SHADOWY ON-LINE SUBCULTURE

Alek Minassian, 25, has been been charged with 10 first-degree murders and 13 counts of attempted murder – the worst murders in Toronto history.
And police discovered he belonged to a shadowy Facebook group.

 

BOB DYLAN’S NON-MUSIC AND UNEXPECTED NEW VENTURE

Bob Dylan is one of the best musicians there is and ever will be.
And he always marches to his own tune.
And now he has marched to his own tune that is non musicial and is totally unexpected.

THE FAMILY THAT OPERATES A BIG BUSINESS IN A SMALL TOWN THAT ENSURES YOUR BREAD AND OTHER PRODUCE STAYS FRESH.

It’s a simple device.
And it’s used all over the world.
And it ensures your your food is fresh.

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