Bending the Rails

Bending the Rails

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Residents of Toronto’s Junction Triangle work to stop Metrolinx and the Provincial Government’s joint plan to run more than 400 diesel trains a day through their neighbourhood.

Creighton, Ontario • Ghost Towns of Canada

Creighton, Ontario • Ghost Towns of Canada

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This episode of Ghost towns of Canada explores Creighton, Ontario. Creighton was built in the early 1900s by INCO, a short time after they began to mine nickle in the region. By 1916, war demands for tanks, ships, guns and bullets had the mine and the town thriving.

Depot Harbour, Ontario • Ghost Towns of Canada

Depot Harbour, Ontario • Ghost Towns of Canada

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This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Depot Harbour, Ontario which was built by Canadian lumber giant John Rudolphus Booth as a terminus for his private rail line that transported timber and linked grains farmers in the west to ports on the Atlantic.

The Fifth Region

The Fifth Region

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Canada's Arctic is divided into four territories. Inuit children were affected greatly by the 60s Scoop and a large number of Inuit people now live in the South, which they call "the fifth region." Two young urban Inuit people share their personal journeys to reconcile mixed identities and reconnect with tradiional Inuit culture far from home.

Finding Peter Bryce

Finding Peter Bryce

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Andy Bryce uncovers the story of his great-grandfather, Dr. Peter Bryce, who revealed health abuses in Canada's Residential Schools with the 1922 publication of The Story of a National Crime: Being an Appeal for Justice to the Indians of Canada.

 

 

The Life and Work of Daphne Odjig

The Life and Work of Daphne Odjig

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One of Canada's greatest artists, Daphne Odjig, is a Potowatomi from Manitoulin Island. Her work, based on Indigenous traditions and way of life, spans over four decades. This epic goes beyond her paintings and drawings and looks at the forces that molded her spirit and her keen interest in art.

Silver Islet, Ontario • Ghost Towns of Canada

Silver Islet, Ontario • Ghost Towns of Canada

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This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Silver Islet, Ontario where North America's richest silver ore was discovered. Silver mining began, as the town was constructed. Silver Islet flourished for about 20 years until production fell and the mine closed.

Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered

Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered

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Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered is a fascinating portrait of Jane Jacobs, a critical thinker who understood the need for citizens to become involved in shaping public policy that shapes the cities in which they live.