From Marsha Lederman of the Globe and Mail:
- Lower Mainland communities OWN up to reality TV glare
Two Lower Mainland communities – one in transition; one hoping to be – take their struggles to the reality TV airwaves this month. Both are essentially social experiments, one organic and the other made-for-TV. Gastown Gamble documents the beginnings of an upstart diner/heritage butcher shop operation with a rich history in the Downtown Eastside. Million Dollar Neighbourhood takes viewers out to Aldergrove, where community members try to boost their collective net worth by $1-million. Read more.