The Nature of Things, CBC – “Spirit Bear Family”
On the central coast of British Columbia in the Great Bear Rainforest, there lives a creature of legend: the Spirit Bear. The Kermode bear, known as the “Spirit Bear” is a rare white furred, black bear and this is the only place in the world where they can be found. In the early 1990’s, Canada’s ‘first family’ of wildlife filmmaking, Jeff and Sue Turner, spent two years living on a remote uninhabited island off the west coast of Canada with their toddler daughter Chelsea, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. It was then that they captured the first ever footage of the mythological spirit bear that astonished the world and made their first nature documentary, Islands of the Spirit Bear. Now they return, with Chelsea and their son Logan, to follow the trials and tribulations of a white mother Spirit Bear and her two black furred cubs as she tries to find food for her family whilst keeping them safe.
Doc Zone, CBC – “Vietnam: Canada’s Shadow War”
April 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and the final chapter of the Vietnam War. While Canada chose not to join America in the fighting, welcoming draft dodgers and deserters fleeing military service, it did support America in the field with intelligence and earned huge profits from the sale of munitions and supplies to the U.S. military’s almost limitless demand. But by the end of the conflict the Canadian government, reflecting changing public opinion, criticized American policy regarding the bombing of North Vietnam – and a new Canadian identity emerged. Vietnam: Canada’s Shadow War examines Canada’s role in the Vietnam conflict, and its relationship with the United States throughout this decade long war.
Storage Wars Canada, OLN – “Roy Dirnbeck: The Roy Dirnbeck Story”
After months of waiting for Cindy to set a wedding date, Rick makes a bold move at an auction in Mississauga. Roy records his memoirs for bidding posterity and Ursula finds a new place to stash her booze, while Paul and Bogart get conched on the head.
The Liquidator, OLN – “Cagey Dealing”
Jeff knows nothing about electronics – but that doesn’t stop him from taking a chance on a load of gear from a company going out of business. Is he now the owner of the world’s ugliest paperweights, or are these high-tech items worth their weight in gold? And, Sheldon find out what he doesn’t know about some steel cages can hurt him – especially when he’s dealing with Jeff.
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