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  • Having babies for strangers explored in new TV documentary

    Having babies for strangers explored in new TV documentary

    As often happens in the hunter-gatherer stages of building a documentary film, you think it’s about one thing and it ends up being about another. Veteran Vancouver filmmaker Nick Orchard — born in Edmonton in 1950 — thought he was making a movie about women who hire surrogate wombs in Mexico, India and Thailand because of restrictive […]
  • Calgary documentary about wolves wins Humane Society's Genesis Award

    Calgary documentary about wolves wins Humane Society's Genesis Award

    A Calgary TV documentary investigating Alberta’s management of wolves has picked up a prestigious international award from the Humane Society. Geordie Day’s Unnatural Enemies: The War on Wolves, which was produced by Pyramid Productions, aired last May on CTV and examined the province’s controversial use of wire snares, strychnine poisoning and bounty hunters to kill wolves. Earlier […]
  • Wild Things: Alberta's 'war on wolves' highlighted in documentary

    Wild Things: Alberta's 'war on wolves' highlighted in documentary

    A must-see documentary looking at Alberta’s management policy on wolves airs this weekend. On Monday, Pyramid Productions presents Unnatural Enemies: The War on Wolves on CTV (check your local listings for the time). It looks at the province’s use of bounty hunters, wire snares and strychnine poisoning to kill thousands of wolves and other wildlife. The story has […]
  • Berlin: Dining with the cool-hunter

    Berlin: Dining with the cool-hunter

    The first clue that we really are being brought to one of Berlin’s most obscure restaurants is the fact that the bus driver seems unconvinced. Reluctantly, he flicks on the hazard lights in front of a dilapidated, graffiti-smeared fence. But Henrik Tidefjärd assures him this is it. And if Henrik says something is “it,” then you follow him.
  • Treasure hunters lured to tourist destinations with geocaching

    Treasure hunters lured to tourist destinations with geocaching

    Historical sightseeing may never be the same again. Now parents can tell their children to bring their smartphones with them for a nature walk, and national parks may want tourists to leave something behind.

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