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Canada Zone

5 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 November 2009


Timings are approximate and given in hours and minutes from the start of the Zone.

00:00 Mohawks and Mukluks (1997)
Travel writer Alistair Scott explores the early days of the Canadian Fur Trade.
00:33 The Little Emigrants (1996)
Memories of the children who were shipped to Canada from The Quarriers Home at Bridge of Weir as part of the child emigration movement.
00:58 The Lumberjills (2005)
Edi Stark meets Rosalind Elder, a former member of the WWII Scottish Timber Corps who returns to the forests from her new life in Canada.
01:26 MacGregor on Yonge Street (1997)
Jimmie MacGregor begins a tour along what some say is the longest street in the world, Ontario's Yonge Street, starting in downtown Toronto.
01:51 Mohawks and Mukluks (1997)
Alistair Scott's exploration of the influence of Scots on the early days of Canadian exploration and trade continues in the Arctic where he meets the descendants of the Scottish whalers.
02:20 The Vinyl Cafe
Brought to us by kind permission of the CBC, Stuart McLean presents his show recorded live at the Picton Theatre in Ontario and including a story of a bagpiping triumph in the French cemeteries of WWII soldiers.
03:12 MacGregor on Yonge Street (1997)
Jimmie MacGregor discovers some of the unique wildlife that inhabits Ontario's Algonquin Park.
03:39 Undelivered Letters (2006)
Pam Tibbetts learns about the lost correspondance between Scottish families whose lives were torn apart by the Canadian Fur Trade.
04:05 The Little Emigrants (1996)
More memories from children who were sent to Canada in the 1930's as part of the Child Emigration Movement.
04:31 MacGregor on Yonge Street (1997)
Jimmie's tour along the longest street in the world winds up in Thunder Bay.
04:59 Mohawks and Mukluks (1997)
Alistair Scott turns his thoughts to the Scottish influence in the Yukon Canadian Gold Rush.

  • Terry MacLeod

    Terry MacLeod


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