Canada: The Story of Us Connected (1824-1890s)

Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology – and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world. Features stories/events include: building the Welland Canal, Cunard steamships, the Victoria Bridge, telegraphy, newspapers. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The Current Could Pay-What-You-Can Tuition Work in Canada?

Many Canadian students scrape together thousands of dollars in loans, grants and savings for tuition fees... and still deal with crushing debt after graduation. People who've endured it successfully might say it's a rite of passage, or a good hard lesson in money management. But the State of Oregon thinks students may benefit from different rites and different lessons. It's ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/25/2013

Doc Zone Counterfeit Culture

The imitation industry has a long history of peddled knock-off designer handbags, watches and shoes but during the last 25 years, it has mushroomed into a global phenomenon. The range of counterfeit goods now being produced includes pharmaceuticals, food, toys, electronic goods, car parts and microchips. Traffic in such goods is now estimated at a staggering $700 billion — representing ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Desjardins Vignettes Credit score

You have a thousand projects but you don't have the money to achieve them. That's okay, you tell yourself… You can simply use a credit card! Did you know that how you spend your money today has an impact on your future purchases such as a car, a house, etc.? The way you manage your money is a key factor ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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The National Crude Awakening

Alberta's tar sands are sometimes called the Saudi Arabia of the North, an oil deposit so rich it has transformed Canada into an energy superpower. But there's a catch. This oil is heavy. Scraping it out of the earth and separating out the valuable stuff is a massive enterprise, and it's turning Canada into one of the most polluting countries ...
  • 2007
  • 00:23:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Cuba: The Accidental Revolution – Health Care (Part 2 of 2)

Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cubans were able to maintain the backbone of their society — an elevated standard of social programs. The Cuban government believes universal access to education and health care are fundamental to their economic success. Keeping pace with doctors who make regular house calls and visiting a rural school with solar-powered computers, this is ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Cuba: The Accidental Revolution – Sustainable Agriculture (Part 1 of 2)

Since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989, Cuba has revolutionized agriculture to produce more food on less land with very little environmental impact. With no fuel available to transport food, they’ve transformed traditional practices and brought farming into the cities. Many nations are now turning to this iconic island nation for guidance in making their own agricultural practices ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Customer (Dis)Service

We are in a customer service crisis. Overseas call centers, long wait times and ineffective representatives have left customers angry, frustrated and confused. What ever happened to the good old days of the personal touch? Has it been replaced by automated voices and self-serve machines? Can service providers and customers get back on track, mend the strained relationship and take ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Desjardins Vignettes Debit card

Do you have a debit card and find it simple to use? Everything is just fine? Well, that's great! But have you already withdrawn money from an ATM and had to pay fees as a result? Or maybe you didn't even notice because you find it difficult to keep track of your expenses? Find out with Alexis what you can ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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Marketplace Debt Nation: Personal Finances in Crisis

As never before, Canada is a nation in debt. In fact, we’ve reached the point where the average Canadian family owes more than it earns. Marketplace met with three families living close to the edge. Like so many Canadians, they are living on credit and paying massive amounts of interest. Is there any way out in a world where money is ...
  • 2008
  • 00:50:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013