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To don't: How not to write your to-do lists

Producer Tom Howell sets out to learn why he has such a hard time getting things done and how to-do lists can make or break your progress.
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To-don't: How not to write your to-do lists

Producer Tom Howell sets out to learn why he has such a hard time getting things done and how to-do lists can make or break your progress.

The Hopeless Mountain

Can Tom Howell finally reach the summit of his pile of sad, abandoned to-do lists?

Why this Yukon man earned the name 'Centipede' in the world of medieval combat

After a leg amputation in his 20s, Yukoner Steve Pearson has had more than his share of challenges. But he's ready to prove that those very same challenges have primed him for medieval combat on the world stage.
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Why this Yukon man earned the moniker 'Centipede' in the world of medieval combat

Faced with a leg amputation barely into his 20s, Yukoner Steve Pearson has had more than his share of challenges. But he's ready to prove that those very same challenges have primed him for medieval combat on the world stage.
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There's a new medieval warrior in Whitehorse

Who, exactly, would don 80 lb. of period armour, grab a longsword, and go battle it out in frigid Yukon temperatures? The Company of the White Wolf, that's who. And they've got a new warrior with something to prove.

My aunt joined our white family in the Sixties Scoop. Now, she's going back to those who lost her

Karrie Würmann was raised by a loving German-Canadian family. But only recently did she learn the greater context of her adoption. Now, Karrie's decided to return to the people and community she was taken from. And her nephew, Isaac, is going with her.
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My aunt joined our white family in the Sixties Scoop. Now, she's going back to those who lost her

Karrie Würmann was raised by a loving German-Canadian family. But only recently did she learn the greater context of her adoption. Now, Karrie's decided to return to the people and community she was taken from. And her nephew, Isaac, is going with her.

Auntie Karrie

Karrie Würmann had always known she was adopted. But she didn't know the larger context of that adoption until much more recently. Now, she's facing the question: does she have the courage to return to the family and community who lost her?

Doc structures: how to create tension, action and a narrative arc in your story

Making a documentary can be an overwhelming experience. So much tape ... so many scenes ... how do I put this together?! It's structure my friend, structure. Effective structure will help you produce a cohesive item that contains tension, action and a narrative arc.
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Land your next doc pitch by making focus your friend

So, you have an idea for a story. You pitch the idea and your feedback is: "What’s the focus?" It’s something even the most veteran of producers get asked. So let’s get to the bottom of this, and turn focus from foe to friend, with Iris Yudai, Doc Project mentor and executive producer of DNTO.

How to talk to strangers: 5 tips on nailing impromptu, in-the-field interviews

As a doc maker, a lot of the interviews you do are with people you've already talked to before showing up, mic in hand. But there's another kind of interview that doesn't involve any of these things: on-the-fly interviews in the field with strangers (aka, basically winging it).
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How a Cape Breton beach brought two strangers together, just when they needed each other most

Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she filmed the most beautiful thing: Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Over 37,000 views later, their story is only beginning.
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Is it normal to only know 5 people on your street?

Tom Howell always assumed his street just wasn't very neighbourly. But after he started knocking on doors, he realised he couldn't have been more wrong.

My family is fifth-generation Canadian and still get asked where they're from

The Lipscombes hail from Amber Valley, Alberta, a community formed by Black settlers at the turn of the 20th century.
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My family is fifth-generation Canadian and still get asked where they're from

The Lipscombes hail from Amber Valley, Alberta, a community formed by black settlers at the turn of the 20th century.

How a visit to a bakery connected two women with their long-lost sister

"We had thought we would just carry on the rest of our lives knowing that we had a sister that we would never meet," Coral Rafuse said, later discovering she was she was hidden in plain sight for decades

How an impromptu visit to a local bakery connected two women with their long-lost sister

After living their lives without ever meeting their older half-sister, a visit to a neighbourhood bakery brought two N.S. women face to face with her for the first time.
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How a visit to a Nova Scotia bakery connected two women with their long-lost sister

After living their lives without ever meeting their older half-sister, a visit to a neighbourhood bakery brought two N.S. women face to face with her for the first time.

This Toronto man plays Dungeons & Dragons for a living

John Dempsey was in a career crisis until he turned his life's obsession in Dungeons & Dragons into a job.
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This Toronto man plays Dungeons & Dragons for a living

John Dempsey was in a career crisis until he turned his life's obsession in Dungeons & Dragons into a job.
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At the World Porridge Championships, quick-cooking oats need not apply

When Johnny Spence was given a "spurtle" - a wooden porridge-stirring tool - he ended up in a tiny Scottish village, populated with rabid oatmeal enthusiasts from around the world.
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Eaten alive by blackflies, stalked by hungry bears - a uniquely Canadian horror story

When a group of researchers were dropped into a remote area of central Labrador during blackfly and bear season, they thought bug jackets and rubber bullets had them covered.