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16x9 - Ghost Town: Canadian community abandoned 30 years ago
 
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16:9 takes you to a real-life ghost town - Kitsault, BC. Find out why this entire Canadian community was abandoned more than 30 years ago. Carolyn Jarvis reports.
Views: 3764330 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Off The Grid: Living off land hour from Vancouver
 
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Imagine an island so secluded there's no electricity, there are no paved roads and in many cases, no plumbing. That island - called Lasqueti - is home to 400 people and less than an hour away from Vancouver.16x9 traveled there to see what it's like to live off the grid.
Views: 2002303 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Folk Hero: Story of Gordon Lightfoot
 
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Gordon Lightfoot at 73. A rare glimpse into the private life of a folk legend and Canadian icon. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca/folk+hero/6442747585/story.html
Views: 170299 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Royal Secret: European Prince living in Canada
 
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He seems like an ordinary person. Mowing the lawn. Taking out the trash. Spending time with his kids. But his ordinary appearance hides an extraordinary family tree. Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen is a direct descendant of royal families from Bulgaria, Italy, Russia and England. That's right - he's in line for the British throne. Carolyn MacKenzie meets a real prince of a guy living near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Views: 237514 16x9onglobal
16x9 - The Go-To Guys: Canada's helicopter fleet in Afghanistan
 
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16:9 is airborne showing you how a tiny Canadian helicopter fleet - made up of Griffon and Chinook helicopters - could make a big impact in Afghanistan. Paul Johnson reports.
Views: 74154 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Getting into Cirque Du Soleil [Audition Documentary]
 
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Ever wondered what it takes to be a part of Cirque du Soleil? Getting to be a one of a kind performer is no small feat. For four months, 16x9 followed Cirque Du Soleil scouts as they scoured the world, searching for the best of the best. THUMBS UP for our Cirque episode!
Views: 4043856 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Behind the Mask: Star of Phantom sequel
 
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He's the golden voice behind the Phantom's mask -- and he's Canadian. Ramin Karimloo is one of Andrew Lloyd Weber's leading men. But following his heart hasn't been easy. Stuart Greer has more on this Canadian kid turned international star.
Views: 67700 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Word Play: Hyperpolyglots speak so many languages
 
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Imagine being able to master more than 10, 15, even 20 languages. It seems rare but these super language learners do exist. They're called hyperpolyglots and 16x9 searched the country to bring together the most proficient linguists.
Views: 195744 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Cool Runnings: Truth Behind Original Jamaican Bobsled Team
 
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16:9 catches up with the brothers of the original Jamaican bobsled team. Two decades later, find out why a last minute switch kept these Olympians in the running. Mike Armstrong reports
Views: 653386 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Parrot Lady
 
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Parrots are among the most intelligent birds in the world. As a pet, there is something undeniably remarkable about them. But the woman with the largest collection in Canada says they shouldn't be in North America—and they belong in the wild.
Views: 77712 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Flying High: Man behind Porter Airlines
 
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December 14, 2008: Robert Deluce doesn't back down from a fight, a 16x9 profile of the Porter Airlines CEO . Mary Garofalo reports.
Views: 17765 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Wonderful story of Christian the Lion
 
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[April 26, 2009] It's a video that has been viewed millions of times on-line, now 16x9 brings you the heart-warming story of Christian the lion and his owners Anthony Bourke and John Rendall. Mary Garofalo reports.
Views: 186492 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Freeganism: Living off trash
 
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They live for free. They eat for free. Or as close to free as they can manage. They're more than frugal; they're freegans. With recession woes inspiring more people to look for meaning outside the mall, freeganism is gaining ground. But is it possible to live off other people's trash? Mike Drolet gets an inside look at living the freegan life.
Views: 1489729 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: Thrill Ride
 
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It's one of the toughest jobs in professional sports: staying on top of a raging bull. Bull riding requires skill, strength and nerves of steel, and it's one of the fastest growing sports in the Americas. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 492816 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Rocket Man: Canada's top astronaut Chris Hadfield
 
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He's piloted the fastest planes, flown on two space shuttle missions and been the first Canadian to walk in space. Now Chris Hadfield is preparing for the mission of a lifetime.
Views: 690476 16x9onglobal
Contamination Nation: Toxic threat underneath old gold mine
 
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Buried underneath an old gold mine in Yellowknife, there’s a toxic threat – a chemical by-product of extracting the gold that threatens the whole community. It is one of Canada’s most contaminated places, and will cost at least $900 million dollars to remediate. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 41399 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: Bitcoin
 
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Bitcoin has no central bank, no delay when sending money, and little, if any, transaction fees. And while many still may not consider Bitcoin 'real money', it's making some people really rich. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 393719 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: Babies Behind Bars
 
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Controversial programs that allow convicted mothers to keep their babies with them in prison. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 411376 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Ice Pilots: Fly with Buffalo Airways
 
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Our 16:9 correspondent bundles up, and travels to Yellowknife to meet one gutsy group of pilots that are being featured in a popular show on History Television. Alex Mihailovich reports. For more info on "Ice Pilots NWT", please visit http://www.history.ca
Views: 48050 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: The Missing and the Murdered
 
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16x9 explores the troubling trend of violence against aboriginal women and we hear from the families of those who weren’t as fortunate. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 48249 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Tax Man: Epic fight against Canada Revenue Agency
 
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[May 17, 2009] It was a million-dollar mistake that turned in to a 13-year battle. A British Columbia man lost almost everything in a tax tiff with the Canada Revenue Agency. The CRA admits they were wrong, but now refuses to repay his money. 16:9 brings you the incredible story of how Irvin Leroux took on the taxman.
Views: 20843 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Old Bones: Possible Richard III remains and DNA link found
 
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History paints him as the most notorious of English Kings; Richard III. His remains were lost when he was defeated in a battle, but this past summer old bones were recovered under a parking lot in the city of Leicester. And some believe they may be the skeleton of King Richard. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca/old+bones/6442760532/story.html
Views: 35527 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: Generation Poor
 
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25 years ago, the Canadian government vowed to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000, but today not much has changed. 16x9’s Carolyn Jarvis talks to the most vulnerable kids about what it’s like to go hungry in a land of plenty. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 286681 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Drainers: Explore city underworld
 
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It's a Toronto most never see—the underworld beneath our roads and under our feet. But a few who call themselves "drainers" roam through the sewers underground. One drainer invited 16x9 along as he explored the unseen city. Liem Vu reports.
Views: 64872 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Blood Feud: Wrestler tests positive for Hepatitis C before WWE debut
 
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Devon Nicholson's dream was to be a wrestler in WWE. But that dream came to a halt when he tested positive for Hepatitis C shortly after a brutal fight with "Abdullah the Butcher", a fighter notorious for cutting himself in the ring.
Views: 312121 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Garbage patch in the middle of the ocean
 
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There's a place far beyond your local dump that's collecting a lot of your garbage. 16:9 exposes a toxic trash site that's sitting in middle of the great Pacific. Carolyn Jarvis reports.
Views: 51397 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: The Billionaire and the Bank
 
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How a Canadian bank backed a billionaire fraudster. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 512841 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Hockey Night in India
 
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16x9 travels to the Himalayas, to a town where time stands still, and Indians and Canadians have forged a cultural bond over our national sport. Jas Johal reports.
Views: 14570 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Line of Duty: A soldier's Afghanistan story
 
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As Canada's mission in Afghanistan comes to a close, 16:9 correspondent Mike Drolet brings you one soldier's compelling story. From his first days on the line of duty, to the terrifying day he was wounded, to his journey home.
Views: 72898 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Frozen in Time: Missing climber Holland's body found frozen 21 years later
 
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They risk their lives to stand on top of the world. But experienced mountain climbers know the thrill of reaching the summit can come at a terrible price. Laurel Clark has the story of William Holland, a climber who disappeared into thin air. His body was recovered 21 years later - completely intact.
Views: 2816185 16x9onglobal
The Shoe: 65 years of Horseshoe Tavern history
 
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January 18, 2013: This past December The Horseshoe Tavern, one of Toronto's oldest live music bars turned 65. 16x9 looks back at the history behind one of Canada's most iconic venues. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca/the+shoe/6442787942/story.html
Views: 17320 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Role Play: What's it like to LARP?
 
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LARP isn't just an ordinary game. It's immersion in another world. It's a strange and magical place where fantasy meets reality. We sent our Mike Drolet to join in the live action role play.
Views: 202313 16x9onglobal
16x9 - True Colours: African American finds warmth, not racism, in Canada
 
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It was 1942 and the USS Truxton was en route to a war-torn Europe. Among the crew was an African American sailor, Lanier Phillips, who joined the navy to escape the "Deep South" of the United States where racism was prevalent. When disaster struck off Canada's east coast, what followed changed his life. When the residents of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland reached out to Lanier Phillips with kindness, they changed his view of humanity and inspired him to greatness. Paul Johnson has this story.
Views: 18856 16x9onglobal
16x9 - FULL STORY: Riding the Rails
 
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It's a rough and risky lifestyle -- not to mention -- it's against the law. But this man is seeing the world from a boxcar. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 121459 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Slave Labour: Magdalene Laundries disgraced Irish Catholic women
 
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For almost 150 years thousands of women in Ireland were sent to live in Catholic institutions, punished for crimes like having a child out of wedlock or petty theft, and forced to work in laundries run by the Church. But this dark past is not Ireland's alone. In a 16x9 exclusive, we discover Canadian laundries and speak to a woman who says she was born into slave labour.
Views: 134756 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: A Father's Justice
 
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When Adam Anhang was murdered in Puerto Rico in 2005, police believed it was a robbery gone bad. But Adam's father suspected something far more sinister...especially when Adam's wife suddenly disappeared. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 55699 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Child Labour: The Dark Side of Chocolate
 
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Chocolate sure does taste good. But a 16x9 investigation in Ghana uncovers a nasty truth - many cocoa beans in that country are harvested by children. Many of those kids aren't given a choice; some are even slaves. All workers, no matter the age, live in poverty. Still taste good? Catherine Pope reports.
Views: 180425 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Bitter Pill: Side effects of Fluoroquinolones
 
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Some people claim a class of antibiotics called Fluoroquinolones has left them suffering from unusual and debilitating side effects. And they say, they were never properly warned. A 16x9 investigation into the potential risks of prescription drugs.
Views: 48421 16x9onglobal
16x9 - FULL STORY: The 29th Hero
 
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It was the height of the Korean War, Ed Mastronardi had 28 Canadian soldiers under his command, and a thousand Chinese troops were on the move. The odds couldn't be worse, and only one man could save the day. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 5381 16x9onglobal
Man builds android of himself [Preview] Geminoid DK
 
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THIS IS A PREVIEW OF OUR EPISODE "ROBOT REVOLUTION" - coming to YouTube on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:00 PM ET. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 22110 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Ai Weiwei: Artist, Advocate, and Dissident
 
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February 22, 2013: Ai Weiwei His outspoken stance on human rights in China has earned him international praise. He's been called a dissident, an activist, and an inspiration. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 6241 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Cold Reality of Canada's northern communities
 
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Poverty, soaring crime rates, crippling drug addiction - that's the cold reality in some of Canada's Northern communities. Sean Mallen has this shocking 16:9 exclusive on Canadians living in third world conditions right here, in our own backyard.
Views: 145382 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: Tiny Homes
 
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It's a new trend in modern city living - homes so small they could easily fit in a garage. And it's all because a smaller space to some - means a better life. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 119881 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Rob Stewart: The Serbian Superstar
 
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He was a Canadian actor whose fame faded in the 90's. 16:9 shows you how this same man became a Serbian Superstar. Alex Mihailovich reports.
Views: 5703 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Hockey Dreams: Nazem Kadri first Muslim Maple Leaf
 
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The classic Canadian dream has a new face: Nazem Kadri. He's young, he's talented and he's the first Muslim to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. But with the spotlight comes pressure and Kadri is still cutting his teeth. Greg Ross reports on the Leaf's new hope.
Views: 23525 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Jungle Survivors: Saving Orangutans in Borneo
 
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Beautiful, tropical Borneo is one of the few places on Earth where orangutans still exist in the wild. Meet the Canadian woman who has devoted her life to saving these gentle creatures from the brink of extinction.
Views: 199624 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: Horse Therapy
 
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When you think about pet therapy, you often think about dogs -- helping the elderly, or returning military veterans. But now that idea of using animals for therapy is expanding, as some people turn to horses for help with conditions like depression and PTSD. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 44454 16x9onglobal
Leader of the Pack: Cesar Millan
 
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Cesar Millan rose to fame as the Dog Whisperer. His fans bow down to his ability to keep the family pooch in line. But some critics say his advice might do more harm than good. Leslie Roberts has more on the man behind the dog-training empire.
Views: 563595 16x9onglobal
16x9 - Street Legal: From sex worker to lawyer
 
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From turning tricks, to hitting the books. 16:9 shows you how a former sex worker - Wendy Babcock - made it in to law school. Darryl Konynenbelt reports. ** Less than two years after this story was broadcast - Babcock was found dead at home on August 9, 2011. She will be missed, but never forgotten.
Views: 13029 16x9onglobal
FULL STORY: The Land Where Music Lives
 
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Music that has echoed through a century of Canadian history – in logging shanties and dance halls – in the Ottawa Valley. For more info, please go to www.global16x9.com.
Views: 8779 16x9onglobal