The National When Climate Change Hits Home

Lennox Island may be a canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. Rising sea levels, storm surges and coastal erosion threaten the very existence of the Mi'kmaq nation that calls the island home. This PEI Indigenous community is working hard to protect their land, homes, cultural artifacts, burial grounds and infrastructure.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2017

News in Review - April 2009 White Dragons: The Killer Avalanches

It has been a deadly avalanche season in Canada. By the end of February 2009, 16 people had been killed, most of them in British Columbia. Why are so many people dying? In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the so-called white dragons are so dangerous. We’ll also examine what avalanche-control experts are doing to try to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Ice Edge (Part 4 of 4)

Canada’s arctic wildlife is finely adapted to a life on and around ice and yet this frozen landscape is undergoing a massive shift due to humans. A landscape inhabited by wildlife and people who have found an amazing variety of ways to survive. From polar bear cubs making their first discovery of ice to a caribou calf “dancing” in the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:14
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: The Eternal Frontier (Part 1 of 4)

Go on an extraordinary journey from the spectacle of humpback whales feeding on capelin off Newfoundland to the world's largest intact temperate rainforest in British Columbia that is home to the rare "white" black bear. Acrobatic flying squirrels and thousands of red-sided garter snakes are just some of the incredible array of wildlife we see.
  • 2014
  • 00:44:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: The Heartland (Part 3 of 4)

Central Canada has both native grassland and boreal forest teeming with wildlife, and yet here too the hands of early humans have shaped the land. From the prairies to Canada's vast boreal forest that stretches almost from coast to coast, we reveal a huge wilderness of extremes that has been shaped over millennia by both humans and wildfires. Here pronghorn ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: The Wild West (Part 2 of 4)

Journey from the secret world of Canada's wettest and most biologically diverse landscape, the temperate rainforest, to the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The stories are intimate and epic: from wolves that fish for salmon to the thrilling sounds of head-butting male big horn sheep, to ice-covered grizzly bears living near the Arctic Circle. The ancient coastal forests hide ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

Doc Zone Wind Rush

The battleground for the pro- and anti-wind forces is southern Ontario. New large turbines, two and three times the size of previous generations, have led to chronic sleeplessness for many people living close to wind farms. And further health complications can follow, like diabetes, depression and heart disease. Other neighbours have been affected by inner ear and equilibrium issues. Doctors ...
  • 2013
  • 00:41:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

The Wild Canadian Year Winter

Lynx hunt snowshoe hares in the boreal forest and the ancient dance between wolves and caribou on Canada’s vast tundra reveal the harshest time of year when landscapes are transformed by the cruel and dramatic beauty of snow and ice. Winner of the inaugural Rob Stewart Award for Science and Nature Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

News in Review - February 2014 Winter's Bitter Grip

Canadians tend to be a hearty bunch, ready to adjust to all kinds of weather. In Southern Ontario however, things got a little out of hand at the end of 2013. A winter storm plunged much of the Toronto area into darkness as trees covered in ice fell onto power lines. Thousands spent the holiday season in the cold and ...
  • 2014
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2014

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The National Would You Live Here?

With housing prices in the stratosphere and the typical salary stagnating, Canadians are finding ever more diverse living spaces, particularly in dense urban areas. The National takes a tour of the new housing frontier, going inside the “village in a box” concept of many condo developments, ultra-small apartments, co-housing, shipping-container dwellings and retail-to-residential conversions. Are these viable alternatives to the typical ...
  • 2010
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013