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Tonight: We Day 2014

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Highlights from the We Day events in Toronto (Oct. 2) and Vancouver (Oct. 22), which brought together more than 40,000 students to celebrate their incentive to create change both locally and globally. Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Selena Gomez, the special features performances by Jennifer Lopez, Kendrick Lamar, Nick Jonas, and Canadian chart-toppers Shawn Mendes, Hedley, Marianas Trench, and Lights.

Link: ‘Blackstone,’ ‘Mohawk Girls’ show reservation life

From Bill Brioux:

Two Canadian TV shows that are in many ways dissimilar — “Blackstone” and “Mohawk Girls” — have one key element in common: both attempt to show what life is like on a reservation.

Shot in Alberta, “Blackstone” is in its fourth season on APTN and airs Tuesdays in most of the country. Set in the fictional Blackstone First Nation territory, it offers a searing look at modern day life on a reserve rife with corruption and addiction. Continue reading.

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Link: TV, Eh? weekly chat on CKTB and CJBK

Greg has a gig on The Tom O’Connell Show every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until noon ET on CKTB in Niagara Falls, Ont., and CJBK in London, Ont.

This week Greg and Tom discuss the upcoming Corner Gas feature film, CBC’s newest sitcom, the very funny Schitt’s Creek starring Eugene Levy and Netflix saves Longmire. Greg also answers a series of rapid-fire questions about your fave TV shows. The segment starts at the 29-minute mark.

Link: Hello Mohawk Girls, you rock and you’re funny

From John Doyle:

Well, say hello to a great, gutsy new Canadian series that is both hilarious and consequential. It’s about native women.

Mohawk Girls (Sunday, Omni, 9 p.m.; Tuesday, APTN, 9 p.m.) has been lazily connected to Sex and the City in order to define what it is. It isn’t that. It lacks the cynicism of that series, but it glories in a similar post-political-correctness attitude to single women, sex, men and power. At the same time, it’s laugh-out-loud funny. Continue reading.

Bryan Baeumler builds family home In the Sticks

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From a media release:

Contracting superstar Bryan Baeumler, his wife Sarah, and their budding brood are welcoming HGTV Canada back into their home this winter in House of Bryan: In The Sticks, premiering Sunday, December 14, 2014 with back-to-back episodes at 9pm ET/PT. Following a second season that reached over 6.5 milllion viewers (V2+)*, the third installment of Bryan and Sarah’s adventure sees them uprooting their family from the city and moving to the country to build their forever home on 16 acres of Ontario backwoods.

Bryan always advises moving out for any major renovation, but with their city home listed for sale, he’s going against his own advice. With three young kids and another on the way, the Baeumler’s face a burgeoning display of chaos and construction as the family tackles their biggest and most important build yet. Once the exterior is complete, Sarah must juggle her roles as wife, mother, and chief designer as she’s tasked with turning this new house into a home.

Four years ago, the Baeumler family marked the first season of House of Bryan by building a custom home in Oakville, Ontario. In the show’s second season, viewers watched on as they built their majestic cottage on a rugged, northern island in House of Bryan: On The Rocks. Just months after completing their northern abode, the family is trading in their city home for country life.