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Library and Archives Canada Bill Miner: Last of the Old Time Bandits

On May 8, 1906, three armed and masked men held up the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Transcontinental Express at a place called Duck’s Station, 17 miles east of Kamloops in British Columbia. It was a botched robbery to say the least. The bandits ordered the engine and mail car uncoupled, and moved the train a mile down the track. Realizing that ...
  • 2019
  • 01:04:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2021

Absolutely Canadian The End of the Road

Follow this real life group of American war resisters and free-spirited Canadians and Europeans, escaping conformity and comfort for greener pastures. Not only did this eclectic group of dreamers, artists and intellectuals find Lund, Canada, they accidentally found each other. Overeducated, underemployed and ill-equipped, this adventurous crew finds love, shares lovers and experiments with everything. Not always a utopia, the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:44:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

CBC News Vancouver 125: Origins of Chinatown and DTES

In this report created to celebrate Vancouver's 125th anniversary, CBC's Tim Weekes looks at the tumultuous past of Vancouver's storied Chinatown and Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhoods.
  • 2011
  • 00:03:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

Canada: The Story of Us Expansion (1858-1899)

In the lead up to Confederation, Canada faces the threat of American expansionism and a decreased interest by the British in maintaining the colony. Determined that Canada will remain independent and free, a generation of risk takers, gold miners, cowboys and railway builders will rise to the challenge. But not everyone is happy with this expansion. Features stories/events include: the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The National Standoff At Gustafsen Lake

How could this potentially deadly conflict be stopped before turning into another Oka or Waco? Here is the inside story, a behind the scenes chronicle exploring the issues as understood by the warriors, native chiefs, spiritual leaders, law enforcement officers and psychologists working to stem a bloodbath.
  • 1995
  • 00:27:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

Generations The Chan Legacy

The Chans go back seven generations in Canada and are one of the oldest families on the West Coast. Reverend Chan's granddaughter, Helen Lee, grandson Victor Wong and great grandson Gary Lee recall being barred from theatres, swimming pools and restaurants. Finally, in 1947, Chinese born in Canada were granted citizenship and the right to vote. Today, Todd Wong represents a ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Throwaway Citizens

This documentary picks up pages of the bureaucratic paper trail which led to the ethnic cleansing of British Columbia – the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. There was never any legitimate security risk involved. Motive for the internment and confiscation of their property had everything to do with commercial jealousy and racism mixing with politics. After the ...
  • 1995
  • 00:32:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History From Sea to Sea

Episode 9: 1867 to 1873. Confederation is barely accomplished when the new dominion must face an enormous challenge: extending its reach into the vast prairies and beyond, to the Pacific Ocean. But Canada blunders catastrophically in seeking to take over the west without the consent of its inhabitants, especially the Métis of Red River and their leader, the charismatic, troubled ...
  • 2000
  • 00:50:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2006 On the Rocks: A B.C. Ferry Sinks

In late March 2006 a giant passenger ferry hit a rock and sank near the small fishing village of Hartley Bay in British Columbia. Two people died when Queen of the North went down in the dead of the night. But more than 100 others were rescued and given shelter by the people of Hartley Bay. In this News in ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2006

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News in Review - May 2001 Doukhobor Children: Caught in the Middle

Almost 50 years ago, the British Columbia government ordered the seizure of children in the Doukhobor community. They were taken to a provincially run school and living facility, kept behind barbed wire and separated from their families in order to be educated according to the provincial education curriculum. Now many of the survivors are suing the provincial government for abuse ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2001

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News in Review - April 2000 Ujjal Dosanjh: B.C.'s Indian-Born Premier

In an attempt to hang onto power and to stage a comeback in the court of public opinion after the resignation of Glen Clark, the beleaguered NDP government of British Columbia picks Ujjal Dosanjh as party leader and premier. The former attorney general of the province was selected following a process that itself was not without controversy. As a Canadian ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2000

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News in Review - October 1999 Glen Clark: Mandate Squandered?

In the Canadian parliamentary system, a head of government receives a very real mandate from the people, the authority to effect significant social change. Under this system, however, the power and the authority of the office can be tenuous, especially if the leader and party are elected with a slim majority. Any error of judgment or problematic series of circumstances ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1998 The APEC Incident: Protecting Foreign Visitors

One of the most multidimensional political stories in recent Canadian history, the APEC incident – some would call a scandal – involves many issues: public security, international terrorism, the moral dilemma of receiving and protecting recognized human-rights abusers on Canadian soil, the alleged inappropriate intervention of the highest officials in the land, the alleged abuse of police powers, political versus ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1998

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News in Review - May 1996 The Nisga'a Settlement: Who Owns British Columbia?

This historic settlement with the federal government, which involves millions of dollars and a large tract of land, is the focus for a review of what some provincial politicians as well as some aboriginal people call a sell-out.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1996

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News in Review - October 1995 Native Claims: Growing Frustrations

This News in Review story looks at the stand-off at Gustafsen Lake in Secwepemec (Shuswap) territory in B.C. and the occupation of Ipperwash Provincial Park by Chippewa protesters in Ontario. These events during the summer of 1995 are the points of departure for examining the larger issues of land claims and the growing frustration of First Nations groups. Also covered is ...
  • 1995
  • 00:10:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1995

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News in Review - October 1993 Clayoquot Sound: Trees or Jobs?

This story examines both sides of this contentious issue and the issue of civil disobedience.
  • 1993
  • 00:10:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1993

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News in Review - May 1991 Vander Zalm: A Question of Accountability

Following the resignation of B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm, we look at the issue of accountability in politics.
  • 1991
  • 00:12:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1991

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