Striking Balance Season 2

Coming to TVO on October 4th, 8pm EST

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.

Watch Season 1 on TVO’s Youtube Channel now. Season 2 available for streaming on October 8th, 8pm.

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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.

Season 2 Episodes

Episode 1 - Tsa Tue, NWT

Premiering Oct 4th at 8pm

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

Episode 3 - Niagara Escarpment, ON

Premiering Oct 18th at 8pm

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.

Episode 4 - Riding Mountain, MB

Premiering Oct 25th 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.

Episode 5 - Mount Arrowsmith, BC

Premiering Nov 1st at 8pm

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

Episode 6 - Lac Saint-Pierre, QC

Premiering Nov 8th 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.

Episode 7 - Beaver Hills, AB

Premiering Nov 15th 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 - Manicouagan-Uapishka, QC

Premiering Nov 22nd at 8pm

Quebec’s Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve prides itself on working with industry toward a sustainable future. But their dream is put to the test when their biggest project is jeopardized by North America’s largest hydro-electricity reservoir.

Episode 9 - Southwest Nova, NS

Premiering Nov 29th 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.

It's not enough to do sustainability, we need to rebuild.

-Michael Thiele, Soil Health Consultant

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