Venture Canadian Emeralds

Not everything is crystal clear in the world of gems. Follow two entrepreneurs as they attempt to open Canada's first emerald mine near Whitehorse, Yukon. This rollercoaster ride with True North Gems is a gripping tale with millions of dollars at stake and two businessmen who must woo investors and shareholders alike as they try to keep interest afloat in ...
  • 2003
  • 00:11:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canadian Innovations

Three short documentaries from The National look at Canadian companies thriving despite the current economic downturn. Their secret: embracing today’s new green economy. As auto manufacturing plants begin to rust away, meet the small Mississauga-based company, Electrovaya, that’s creating 100% recyclable portable power packs for electric cars. Then track the success of a McGill University team building a silent snowmobile that ...
  • 2009
  • 00:11:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Meet the owners of some of Canada's newest business startups. These young entrepreneurs had great ideas, but little money and no options for family investment or bank loans. Luckily, along came the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), the brainchild of a CIBC banker. This privately funded program provides loans and business advice to young entrepreneurs right across the country. They ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canine Confidential

Canine Confidential explores a contemporary coexistence like nothing else in the human-animal world. We've always claimed dogs are "man's best friend," but it now seems they've become full-fledged members of our family, too. Today, doggie couture is a multi-billion dollar business, dog dancing is an unlikely but highly competitive craze, and in Texas, you can find the only military base ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Captain Ihab

Ihab Shaker moved to Canada from his native Egypt, and the sea captain has a dream of bringing a ferry service to the Great Lakes. He thinks commuters and tourists will love a regular, traffic-free run from Toronto to Port Dalhousie in the Niagara Peninsula. Regular ferries stopped plying the Great Lakes a generation ago but Shaker is risking everything ...
  • 1997
  • 00:10:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2015

Doc Zone Carbon Hunters

Carbon Hunters delves into the controversial, little-understood, yet booming industry of carbon credit trading. Sometimes called emissions trading, carbon offset, or cap-and-trade, it's a market-driven solution that puts a fixed price on pollution, allowing those who pollute to pay and those who don't to profit. It may be a potentially workable mechanism towards solving what most people now acknowledge as the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Cellphone Frenzy: Making Money with Mobile Applications

Canadians send over 45 million text messages every day, a statistic that has cellphone companies “LOL-ing” all the way to the bank. And even in 2009’s murky economy, it looks like the mobile market is still one worth dialing into. Cellphones are a $3.8 trillion dollar worldwide industry, with Canadian market accounting for a $38 billion dollar chunk of that ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Charly and Max get involved Charly’s market

Charly realizes you have to be creative if you want to be an entrepreneur and not simply copy the ideas of others.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:55
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary China Rises, Episode 1: Getting Rich, The Economic Boom

In 25 years, China has achieved the most rapid economic advance in such a short time of any nation in history. How? By scrapping its devotion to collectivism and empracing private enterprise with the zeal of 19th-century robber barons. But is China’s success riding on the backs of the poor?
  • 2006
  • 00:53:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2004 Conrad Black: A Tycoon in Trouble

For more than 20 years Conrad Black has been one of Canada's most successful and flamboyant business tycoons. But in late August, he was accused of looting his media empire to finance his lavish lifestyle. It was just the latest in a series of setbacks, and now everything that Black built up appears to be crumbling around him. In this ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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