Episode 3 Broadcasts Oct. 19 at 9pm on TVO

Striking Balance Season 2

Striking Balance Season 2

Explore Canada's UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Striking Balance, Season 2 explores nine of Canada’s breathtaking UNESCO biosphere reserves. Narrated by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, each 50-minute episode visits a different biosphere to investigate how residents are overcoming the challenges that are threatening the sustainability of these amazing places.

Explore Canada's UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Striking Balance, Season 2 explores nine of Canada’s breathtaking UNESCO biosphere reserves. Narrated by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, each 50-minute episode visits a different biosphere to investigate how residents are overcoming the challenges that are threatening the sustainability of these amazing places.

How to watch striking balance

Television

Season 2 will be released weekly on TVO starting on October 4th, 2020 at 8pm EST. You can find TVO on Rogers Cable 2 & HD 580. Bell TV 265. Bell Fibe TV HD 1209 & SD 209. Shaw Direct HD 39 & SD 353.

Streaming

Episodes will be released weekly on TVO’s YouTube Channel starting October 4th, at 8pm, EST

Season 1

All 8 episodes of Season 1 are available now for streaming on YouTube.

Season 2 Episodes

Episode 1 - Tsá Tué, NWT

Troubled by a history of uranium mining, the Sáhtu Dene of Great Bear Lake create North America’s largest biosphere reserve to protect its pristine waters for all of humanity.

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Episode 2 - Manicouagan-Uapishka, QC

The new research station created by the Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve and the Pessamit Innu is one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by a Canadian biosphere reserve.  But rising waters put the new station at risk.

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Episode 3 - Niagara Escarpment, ON

Next broadcast Oct. 19 at 9pm EST on TVO

In Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, scientists, climbers and even quarry companies come up with innovative ways to co-exist with, restore and enhance the natural world.

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Episode 4 - Riding Mountain, MB

Premiering Oct. 25 at 8pm

After suffering through repeated, tsunami-like floods north of Manitoba’s Riding Mountain, the Von Bargens lead the call to restore nature’s flood protection systems.

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Episode 5 - Mount Arrowsmith, BC

Premiering Nov. 1 at 8pm

Following unprecedented droughts, the people of BC’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region begin their quest to restore the water balance.

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Episode 6 - Lac Saint-Pierre, QC

Premiering Nov. 8 at 8pm

The yellow perch, a key indicator of the health of Quebec’s Lac Saint-Pierre, is in serious trouble. But this little fish is inspiring the big change needed to restore the lake to its former glory.

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Episode 7 - Beaver Hills, AB

Premiering Nov. 15 at 8pm

A little-known, but remarkable region of wetlands, called the Beaver Hills, are at risk of being swallowed by a growing Edmonton. As home to the world’s most important herd of buffalo, people here are uniting to keep the hills intact.

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Episode 8 - Frontenac Arch, ON

Premiering Nov. 22 at 8pm

The heart of eastern North America’s last, great forest corridor is threatened by development, but the people of Ontario’s Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve are determined to keep it intact.

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Episode 9 - Southwest Nova, NS

Premiering Nov. 29 at 8pm

Under siege from invasive species, the people of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve innovate new ways to hold back, eradicate, and even eat the invaders.

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