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The Great Canadian Tour


The Great Canadian Tour - Canada's Northern Territories
Join Glen McInnis as he visits Canadas Northern Territories.
Watch as Glen McInnis travels along the Yukon Silver Trail, learning about its rich, colourful history. The Yukon may be famous for the Klondike gold rush, but it was also the site of another mineral discovery that made this area one of the worlds leading silver producers and fuelled its economy for years to come. Glen stops at Mayo, Elsa and Keno City and talks to local historians who give us a glimpse into life in a Northern frontier mining town. This 111-kilometer road in the middle of Canadas Yukon Territory runs through some of the most spectacular wilderness ever to be seen.

The Yukon is also synonymous with salmon but this year a lack of chinook ( king) salmon in the Yukon river has led to the closure of commercial and domestic fisheries. Glen talks with the federal fisheries authorities who have asked Yukon First Nations to cut their salmon catch quota in half this season. He also travels to Dawson City to learn how the Tr'ondek Hwech'in Han Nation are taking the lead in conservation and educating their youth on preserving the salmon stock.

Glen also asks people from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut what makes their part of Canada so unique.

http://youtu.be/fFfTs9pNKUc

The Great Canadian Tour - Alberta
Join Glen McInnis as he visits the province of Alberta. Find out about the multicultural face of Fort McMurray; visit Red Deer, for a close-up look at the home of the future and explore the many ramifications of Calgary's booming economy.

http://youtu.be/mEq0yb4TxK0

The Great Canadian Tour - British Columbia
Join Glen McInnis as he visits the province of British Columbia. In this episode we look ahead to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and the preparation and protest that is going along with it. We travel 700 km northeast of Vancouver to Tumbler Ridge B.C. to re-trace the tracks of dinosaurs and look at how it has revived a town's economy. Glen then heads to Kamloops, where we look at how the pine beetle epidemic is taking its toll in the province and how the city of Kamloops is surviving the outbreak.

http://youtu.be/yjtsFsvKed0

The Great Canadian Tour - Ontario
John Glen McInnis as he travels 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay to Big Trout Lake where the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) have lived for thousands of years surrounded by the Boreal Forest. It is one of the last, great, undeveloped spaces on the planet and is one of the world's largest intact ecosystems. Glen talks with KI community leaders who were recently incarcerated after protesting the development of a mineral exploration site on their land without consultation. He'll also talk with the Wildlands League, an environmental group that has been lobbying the Ontario Government to protect this valuable and essential ecosystem. We'll also learn more about the Ontario Government's recent plan to safeguard the forest by reforming and modernizing the Mining Act.
Glen also visits the nation's capital to take you on a visual historic tour of Parliament Hill.

http://youtu.be/r6TeGdSoZys

The Great Canadian Tour - Canada Day Special
Join host Glen McInnis as he criss-crosses the country for a special Canada Day edition. In this episode Glen visits Newfoundland and Labrador where July 1st is also recognized as Memorial Day. Learn about the brave Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who fought in the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel, France. On July 1st, 1916, 801 members of the 1st Newfoundland Regiment fought in that battle and only 68 answered the roll call the next morning. Travel to Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia and find out how dinosaur fossils are breathing life into the town of Tumbler Ridge and take a historical tour of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.

http://youtu.be/vAJoT04u3vs

The Great Canadian Tour - The Maritimes
Join Glen McInnis as he visits the Atlantic Provinces. Learn more about the prosperous future of Canada's easternmost and youngest province- Newfoundland and Labrador and how for the first after joining Confederation it will become a "have" province. Join Glen as he commemorates Memorial Day in St.John's, paying respect to the losses of Newfoundlanders during the First World War. Watch as he hops across to Nova Scotia where the haunting story of Africville is told. Glen also asks ordinary people from all four Atlantic Provinces what makes their part of Canada so unique.

http://youtu.be/_DpG2KVK6fg

The Great Canadian Tour - The Prairies
Join Glen McInnis as he travels 90 kilometres south of Saskatoon to the Batoche National Historic site. Established in 1872 the village of Batoche was the site of the last battlefield in the Northwest Rebellion/Métis Resistance of 1885. Learn more about the history of the Métis nation and the pivotal role they played in the building of Canada. Theirs is a history riddled with hardship, hope, happiness, bloodshed and despair. This is the story of the challenges they have faced and the struggles that continue to this day. Glen also travels to the southeast corner of Saskatchewan to the town of Esterhazy, known as the, 'Potash Capital of the World.' Saskatchewan is the largest potash producer on the planet, generating thousands of jobs. This is a 2 billion dollar per year business and is one of Canada's largest resources and a major export commodity. Learn more about potash, where is comes from and what it means to the future of Saskatchewan and Canada. Glen also asks ordinary people from Manitoba and Saskatchewan what makes their part of Canada so unique.

http://youtu.be/8kOr3uWirdU

The Great Canadian Tour - Québec
Join Glen McInnis as he visits Quebec.
Quebec City turns 400 years young !!! Join us as we travel to peek in on the celebrations, and walk you through the rich history of one of Canada's most beautiful cities. We also visit a one of a kind museum in Montreal, which focuses on the holocaust and healing.

http://youtu.be/N3g4P134gp8
 


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