Fire at Sea: Saving a Submarine

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  • 2004
  • Added on: 12/15/2004

Forest Fires: Battling the Monster

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  • 2003
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

8th Fire Teacher Resource Guide

8th Fire is a four-part documentary series about contemporary Aboriginal peoples in Canada, social and economic issues facing them, and possibilities for moving forward in a world that is rapidly changing. For each of the four episodes, this teacher resource guide offers content overviews and social considerations, along with main elements on which to focus instruction. In addition, for each episode, ...
  • 2013
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

8th Fire

With its energetic pace and stunning HD landscapes, 8th Fire propels us past prejudice, stereotypes and misunderstandings, to encounters with an impressive new generation of Indigenous people who are reclaiming both their culture and their confidence. We meet the emerging leaders, artists, activists and thinkers. We explore the best ideas for change. Above all, 8th Fire examines the way forward to a second chance ...
  • 2017
  • Added on: 02/27/2017

French Riots: Nights of Rage and Fire

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  • 2006
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

The Nature of Things Into the Fire

Nature created it. Humans harnessed it. And now, as climate change helps light a flame to our forests, scientists are desperately trying to understand fire. In the summer of 2017, more than one million hectares of the B.C. landscape went up in smoke. In 2016, the Fort McMurray wildfire — known as “the Beast” — forced the evacuation of nearly ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

News in Review - October 2003 Forest Fires: Battling the Monster

It was a season of flames in British Columbia and Alberta. Warm weather and a lack of rain combined this summer to create raging fires that forced thousands of residents to flee for their lives, destroyed millions of acres of forest and reduced hundreds of homes to smouldering embers. News in Review looks at how residents coped with what many ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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News in Review - September 1994 Forest Fires: Fighting Nature

To what extent should and can we intervene in nature? This story looks at the annual ravages of forest fires and how we attempt to control them.
  • 1994
  • 00:07:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1994

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The National The lesson Canada's historic building can learn from the Notre-Dame fire

Some of Canada's oldest buildings are places of worship, much like Notre-Dame Cathedral. Montreal alone has 450 churches that date back to the 1800s or earlier. That history is far less cared for, and far more vulnerable than you might think.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2019

The National First Nations Reserves Vulnerable to Fire

The deaths of three children in northern Saskatchewan are a cause for serious concern across the country. Canadians living on First Nations reserves are 10 times more likely to die in a house fire.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

8th Fire Lighting the 8th Fire

In this 8th Fire Dispatch, Anishinaabe activist, scholar and mother Leanne Simpson explains the "8th Fire" prophecy and what needs to happen in the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada before it can be lit. Simpson is the author of Lighting the 8th Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence and Protection of Indigenous Nations and Dancing On Our Turtle's Back: Stories of ...
  • 2012
  • 00:06:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

News in Review - September 2017 B.C. Burning: 2017 Summer of the Wildfires

In 2017, British Columbia experienced its worst wildfire season in its history. At its height 45,000 people were forced to flee their homes and more than 900,000 hectares were burning. This item looks at B.C.’s summer of the wildfire and examines the role that climate change is playing in terms of longer fire seasons and what it means for future ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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The National New First Nation firefighters train to protect their communities

New volunteer firefighter recruits from First Nations in northern Saskatchewan are training to help prevent losses in their communities during wildfire season.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

Wild Hawaii

Seven millions years ago Hawaii rose from the sea a volcanic wasteland. How these islands transformed themselves into paradise is a story that defies the odds and challenges our expectations. From its hot molten core to the colossal waves battering its coast, Hawaii is a remote and very wild bit of paradise that continues to transform itself. It is a ...
  • 2015
  • Added on: 09/24/2015

CBC Animation Inon or the Conquest of Fire

In this film inspired by an Algonquin legend, fire is kept from humankind by Inon, the God of Thunder. The animals set off to capture the god's fire and bring it back to their human counterparts. The story is set at a time when humans and animals understood each other and lived in harmony with nature.
  • 1971
  • 00:09:35
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

News in Review - September 2016 Taming “The Beast”: The Fort McMurray Wildfire

In the spring of 2016 a wildfire in northeastern Alberta grew so quickly it overtook the community of Fort McMurray. Almost 90,000 people were told to leave the town immediately. The fire consumed 590,000 hectares and destroyed 2,400 homes before being tamed. Firefighters nicknamed it ​"​The Beast.​" ​ It became the largest and costliest wildfire in the province’s history.​
  • 2016
  • 00:19:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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CBC News Extreme Canadian Weather: Fire & Ice (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of the Extreme Canadian Weather series looks at Canada's worst fire and ice disasters, including BC's deadly 2003 forest fires and the Quebec and Ontario ice storm of 1998.
  • 2005
  • 00:45:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National California wildfires impact marine life

The Thomas wildfire in California that destroyed more than 1,000 structures late last year also affected marine life. CBC’s Kim Brunhuber looks at how the fires had an impact on life in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

Forest Fires and Climate Change

In the summer of 2017, 1.22 million hectares of the B.C. landscape went up in smoke in what was then a record-breaking wildfire season. This trend was repeated in 2018, with this time 1.33 million hectares burning. Two years earlier, the Fort McMurray wildfire — known as “the Beast” — forced the evacuation of nearly 90,000 residents in what became ...
  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2018

Doc Zone Mounties Under Fire

Mounties Under Fire is a gripping journey into the heart of the RCMP during a period of profound crisis. Notorious for closing ranks, the Mounties open up to documentary cameras, revealing a painfully flawed organization fighting for its life. It’s been a difficult decade for Canada’s national police force. Faith in the RCMP has been shaken by Maher Arar’s betrayal, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2004 Fire at Sea: Saving a Submarine

In early October, a fire broke out on board a Canadian submarine, HMCS Chicoutimi. The fire killed one crew member and injured eight others. It also left the submarine adrift in stormy seas 200 kilometres off the coast of Ireland. In this story we look at the crew’s heroic efforts to save the submarine and get it safely back to ...
  • 2004
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2004

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The National Cooling the Planet

A series of four short documentaries on innovative community environmental projects. The first documentary examines Sherbrooke University’s love affair with city buses, as staff and students ride public transit for free. Next, the program visits the town of Craik, SK, which wants to become Green Town, Canada. Eco-friendly toilets and water filtration systems are just a few steps this community ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Alaska Wing Men Fire Fight

The arrival of summer brings drastic change to Alaska and our pilots, as they cater to seasonal tourists, fight wildfires and access the tallest peak in North America.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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Wild Hawaii Land of Fire

National Geographic takes us on an untamed journey to Hawaii, a place that through alchemy of fire, ice and water has transformed itself from a volcanic wasteland into a paradise on earth. Beginning around 30 million years ago, the Hawaiian archipelago slowly emerged from the sea, a volcanic wasteland. How these islands transformed themselves into paradise is a story that ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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As It Happens Homophone Blogger Fired

If you know the difference between the words "homophobe" and "homophone," you're well ahead of one American English language school administrator who fired an employee last week for allegedly promoting "some kind of gay agenda" through a blog post about grammar. Timothy Torkildson was let go from his position as a social media specialist at the Nomen Global Language Center ...
  • 2014
  • 00:06:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014