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

The next broadcast of Season 2 will start Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00pm Pacific Time on The Knowledge Network in British Columbia. Episodes will air weekly.

The Knowledge Network is channel 268 on Bell Satellite TV, channel 354 on Shaw Direct, and channel 117 on TELUS Optik TV.

Streaming

Stream full episodes from these providers:

Season 1

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

Season 2 Episodes

Episode 1 - Tsá Tué, NWT

Broadcast: April 13 @ 7pm, April 14 @ 6pm & 11pm, April 17 @ 2pm (PST)

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 - Niagara Escarpment, ON

Broadcast: April 20 @ 7pm, April 21 @ 6pm & 11pm, April 24 @ 2pm (PST)

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 3 - Manicouagan-Uapishka, QC

Broadcast: April 27 @ 7pm, April 28 @ 6pm & 11pm, May 1 @ 2pm (PST)

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 4 - Riding Mountain, MB

Broadcast: May 4 @ 7pm, May 5 @ 6pm & 11pm, May 8 @ 2pm (PST)

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

Broadcast: May 11 @ 7pm, May 12 @ 6pm & 11pm, May 15 @ 2pm (PST)

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

Broadcast: May 18 @ 7pm, May 19 @ 6pm & 11pm, May 22 @ 2pm (PST)

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

Broadcast: May 25 @ 7pm, May 26 @ 6pm & 11pm, May 29 @ 2pm (PST)

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

Broadcast: June 1 @ 7pm, June 2 @ 6pm & 11pm, June 5 @ 2pm (PST)

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

Broadcast: June 8 @ 7pm, June 9 @ 6pm & 11pm, June 12 @ 2pm (PST)

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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