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

News in Review - February 2000 Canadian National: The Continental Railway

According to the Laurentian theory of Canadian history, Canada as a nation developed from east to west because of the immense inland waterway of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, and Sir John A. Macdonald’s transcontinental railway, the natural extension of the maritime route. The importance of railways in the evolution of Canadian society cannot be underestimated. And ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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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

News in Review - February 2009 Canadians, Credit Cards and Debt

For many years Canadians have been on a credit card binge. Now, as the economic crisis deepens, a lot of them find themselves with high levels of personal debt. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Canadian households are overextended. We’ll also examine why it’s so easy to fall into the credit trap and what ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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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

Doc Zone CannaBiz

Canada's $20 billion-dollar marijuana industry is at a violent crossroads between crime and commerce. Impossible to police, yet steadily gaining public acceptance, the cannabis industry is now so vast and vital to Canada's national economy that it can no longer be ignored. With inside access to growers, gangsters and police, CannaBiz untangles the inner workings of the marijuana industry and ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:58
  • 15-17
  • 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

Marketplace Cellphone bill busters: How to lower your bill

Canadians are charged some of the highest prices in the world for cellphone service. And when we have a problem, it’s often tough to get it solved. Follow three Canadian consumers who are tired of navigating customer service options and waiting forever on hold. Take advantage of the Marketplace team's inside information: help from a long-time customer service rep and a professional ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

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