The National B.C. industries at an impasse in the 'Heart of the Fraser'

The 80-kilometre stretch of the Fraser River between Mission and Hope, B.C. has become known to conservationists as "the Heart of the Fraser." It's also the site of an ongoing dispute over land use and the potential threats to some of the province's salmon runs.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National B.C. tourism industry hit hard by wildfires

B.C.'s tourism industry has been hit hard, but the threat of wildfires isn't the only reason: heavy smoke is making lots of potential tourists reconsider outdoor activities.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

Quirks & Quarks Bacteria that Breathe Antimony

Most organisms breathe oxygen and use it to turn their food into usable energy, through the process of respiration. But some bacteria can respire other elements instead of oxygen, including many that are toxic to us. Chris Abin, a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia, has found what may be the first microbe ever discovered that can breathe a ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

The Nature of Things Bald Eagle: Searching for Home

On the Pacific Coast, the arrival of salmon sparks the return of thousands of bald eagles from across half a continent. But in many places they are returning to find their habitat occupied and their food supply gone. This program explains how commercial fishing, logging and urban sprawl have destroyed salmon stocks, which in turn affects bald eagles who feed ...
  • 1996
  • 00:45:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Beetalker: The Secret World of Bees

This fascinating documentary explores the perfectly constructed, architecturally complex structure that has remained virtually unchanged for all of known time, the beehive. With the help of a high definition camera, viewers get up-close and personal with these industrious insects. Dr. Mark Winston of Simon Fraser University is attempting to solve the mystery of bee communication and behaviour by studying the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 1992 Beleaguered Newfoundland

Our second story on Newfoundland examines the ongoing economic crisis in that province, especially in the areas of cod stocks and the Hibernia project.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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The National Big Thirst: The Coming Drought

Many climate experts say a serious drought is on its way — unlike anything Canadians have ever seen. What’s more, this one will last not just a few seasons, but years and years. For the Canadian prairies, and its farmers, a drought of this magnitude will be devastating. In interviews with a glaciologist, water ecologist, leading prairie climate expert and ...
  • 2006
  • 00:22:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Billion Dollar Caribou

Everyone has seen a woodland caribou on a quarter but very few of us have ever seen one in the wild. They’re known as the grey ghosts of the boreal forest. They move around in small groups and are notoriously hard to find. It’s even more difficult since their numbers are declining across the country, especially in Alberta, where prime ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Blood on the Ice

The controversy surrounding the hunting of baby seals dates back to the mid-1960s. It all started with a documentary that sought to draw attention to the fate of the seals. Bloody excerpts from the film were aired on television, causing a public outcry. In 1977, Greenpeace led a massive operation to block the seal hunt across Newfoundland. A disoriented Brigitte ...
  • 2011
  • 00:53:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

Survive the Tribe Blood Warriors

Deep in Kenya live the Samburu – a colourful, strong and brave people who have survived in the bush despite the constant threat of drought and dangerous wildlife. Hazen Audel travels to the deepest part of Samburu territory to learn the skills needed to survive in this unforgiving landscape. Both cows’ blood and milk are mainstays of the Samburu diet, ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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