CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary 1 Day. 24 Hours. 34 Million Lives.

On any ordinary day in Canada, extraordinary things happen. Canadians have remarkable stories to tell. And for the past 75 years, the CBC has enabled us to share those stories with each other. Join in the celebration of this rich heritage with a special CBC/Radio Canada documentary that gave all Canadians the chance to play a role in a one-day collective ...
  • 2011
  • 01:28:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Generations 100 Years in Alberta

The Hamdon/Shaben family dates to the turn of the last century when two Lebanese peddlers came to Alberta to seek a better life. Ali Hamdon became a fur trader in Fort Chipewyan. Saleem Shaben opened a general store in Endiang. Decades later, their two families became one through a marriage, and a mosque. Today, the great grandchildren of those Muslim pioneers ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Generations 100 Years in Saskatchewan

Martin and Alma Hjertaas settled in Saskatchewan in 1915. They were involved in the cooperative movement, the socialist CCF party of Tommy Douglas and the founding of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Through the generations, continuing today, the family has prided itself on public service. Orville Hjertaas, son of the pioneer Martin, became a father of medicare. Blain Hjertaas, a member of ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

National Geographic Documentaries 24 Hours After: Asteroid Impact

Sixty six million years ago a meteor struck the Earth, wiping out three-quarters of all life on the planet and helping clear the way for the rise of mammals. Recent scientific investigations have made it possible to understand more precisely what likely happened and how, as the cosmic impact unleashed cataclysmic forces. Why did some creatures survive while nearly all ...
  • 2009
  • 00:45:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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News in Review - October 2006 9/11: The Day that Changed the World

On September 11, 2006, the world marked the fifth anniversary of a deadly attack on the United States. On that day in 2001, a group of Al Qaeda terrorists flew three airliners into buildings in New York and Washington. A fourth hijacked plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people, including 24 Canadians, were killed. In this News ...
  • 2006
  • 00:11:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2006

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News in Review - March 2007 A Call for Action on Climate Change

In early February 2007 an influential group of scientists issued a report on global climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that it is very likely that humans are causing global warming. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the IPCC report and what it says about the future of our planet. We’ll also look at how ...
  • 2007
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

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North by Northwest A Callanish Christmas: When Grief Comes for the Holidays

Tragedy and loss, unfortunately, do not take holidays. Christmas can be a difficult and emotional time of year for those dealing with the death of a loved one or many other kinds of loss. What can we do when grief is taking up space at Christmas time? This CBC Radio documentary by Vancouver journalist Pamela Post introduces us to Callanish, ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

Man Alive A Choice for K'aila

Should parents pay any price to prolong the life of a dying child? What if the only medical treatment available brings with it possible long-term suffering? This is the story of K'aila, whose parents fought their doctor in a court battle over a potentially life-saving liver transplant.
  • 1990
  • 00:27:35
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2008 A Community Fights Gangs and Guns

Although crime rates in Canada have been going down, gang violence has been increasing. In many Canadian cities young gang members with guns have become a deadly problem. They are not only killing each other; sometimes innocent people are caught in the crossfire. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how gangs and guns turned an Alberta community ...
  • 2008
  • 00:17:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary A Day in the Life of Canada

All of the images you will see in this wonderful documentary were recorded on September 6, 2002. You will meet Canadians from all walks of life, in every province and territory. One day, 50 cameras and six time zones. The sights and sounds of the people, the landscape and the country. Viewers stalk a musk-ox in Canada's North, gather the ...
  • 2002
  • 00:53:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013