• Keeping Canada Safe

    Few things matter more to us than the safety of our families, our communities and our country. And now more than ever, whether we live in an urban centre under the pressure of increased security threats, or a remote community at the mercy of the elements, we are acutely aware that we cannot take our safety for granted. But most of us know little about the people and the incredible activity that goes on behind the scenes to keep everyone in our vast nation safe.

    Keeping Canada Safe is an exclusive snapshot into a dramatic, day-in-the-life of various Canadian emergency services including police, firefighters, airport security, grassroots volunteers, Canadian Forces, CSIS agents and more. Over 48 hours, 60 camera crews descended on Canada’s streets, airspace, parks and homes to capture the action-packed and inspiring stories of those working to protect the country, within and outside its borders.

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  • Vimy 100

    Canada lost 3,600 soldiers and more than 7,000 were injured during the three-day battle of Vimy Ridge. On the 100th anniversary of what many have called the nation's coming-of-age moment, CBC News offers two interactive ways to explore this important history:

    The Battle of Vimy Ridge, as it happened - follow along as CBC News highlight key events in the battle.

    Vimy in 360 degrees - go with Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge into the tunnels of Vimy in a new 360 documentary.

  • The First Canadians

    On July 1st, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday. But in reality, our country has been inhabited for much longer… close to 15,000 years. Where did the first Canadians come from? How did they get here? And how did they use their ingenuity to adapt to this cold and unknown land? This documentary takes us across the country, tracing the extraordinary adventure of the first humans to inhabit this vast region.

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  • True North Calling

    True North Calling is a documentary series that follows the lives of several compelling, resourceful Canadians living across the North, showing what it takes to make it and achieve their dreams, in Canada's toughest terrain. From the Northwest Territories, to the Yukon to Nunavut, we'll watch as these characters deal with unforgiving terrain, unpredictable weather and unexpected challenges to earn a living and make a life for themselves, their families and in some cases, their communities. Each of them has to figure out how to combine the traditional knowledge that has kept people alive for millennia in the North with the increasing demands of the modern world.

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  • Snapshots

    Snapshots is an unscripted live-action photography competition series where kids compete to take the best photo ever! In each episode, three kids go head-to-head, putting their speed, skills and creativity to the test in two epic picture-snapping challenges. Expert photographers judge their photos, but only one of them can be named the winner of Snapshots!

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  • The Great Wild Indoors

    Within the quiet confines of your home, wild things are afoot. The great struggle to survive, the drama of life and death, the cold calculation of the hunter and the anxiety of the hunted — it goes on all around you. In the Great Indoors, every corner is a potential lair, every carpet a dense forest, and the wide spaces of your kitchen, an open savannah where the food is abundant, but so is the danger. Welcome to the indoor biome: a world of insects and arachnids as rich, as surprising and as beautiful as any other ecosystem. No matter how clean or tidy it may be, your home teems with wild life.

    A number of creatures fly in and get trapped; others may enter to dine and dash, but some will be found nowhere else but safe and sound at home in your home. So when you trap that house spider and decide to set it free outside, you may in fact be dooming it to death in a world it's never known.

    The Great Wild Indoors is a wildlife documentary that never goes outside. It’s a fascinating and humorous trip that will change the way you look at your life at home. Or rather, the life at home you share along with so many other amazing little critters.

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  • Living in Hope: Viola Desmond's Story

    A dramatized account of a pivotal moment in Canadian race relations. On November 8, 1946 Viola Desmond refuses to move to the upstairs balcony in the Roseland Theatre, and is forcibly removed from the theatre and thrown in jail. The resulting legal battle was taken all the way to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

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  • What were the top science stories of 2016?

    In The Year in ScienceThe National's science correspondent Bob McDonald reviews the scientific highlights of 2016. Stories include Donald Trump's controversial statements about climate change, Elon Musk's vision for life on Mars, efforts to cover Chernobyl 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the discovery of a new planet in our solar system, using Star Trek-style technology for data encryption, nano machines and more!

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  • Running on Empty

    Forget Disneyland, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Get ready to see a very different California. A drought of historic proportions and the hottest year ever recorded have compelled California to impose unprecedented water consumption reductions. Where did all the water go? Who's fault is it? And what needs to change to save California from itself?

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  • Conversations with Dolphins

    Dolphins have been a source of curiosity and have appeared in our stories and myths for thousands of years. We know they are intelligent animals, but just how intelligent are they, and how is dolphin intelligence expressed?

    Adam Walker, an open ocean endurance swimmer, set out on an eight-hour swim to cross the Cook Strait off the coast of New Zealand. Exhausted after several hours in the cold water, he suddenly found himself surrounded by a group of dusky dolphins. Little did he know he was also being closely followed by a great white shark. The dolphins appeared to be protecting him from the predator, which left an indelible impression on Adam. What is the link between our two species? Why do we seem to be so interested and curious about each other? How far might this fascination between humans and dolphins bring us? Will we one day be able to communicate with one another?

    Scientists around the world are asking themselves the same questions. Over the decades the focus on dolphin research has changed from asking “how intelligent are dolphins?” to “how are dolphins intelligent?”

    Conversations with Dolphins brings us to the research sites of some of the most internationally renowned dolphin specialists and alongside experts studying dolphins in the wild. Do dolphins think the way we do or are their brains wired in a very different way from ours?

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