Premiering Wednesday, January 5 at 8/8:30 NT on CBC TV and streaming on CBC Gem
Jonny Harris and the Still Standing crew truck from coast to coast to coast in their ongoing small-town tour of this big country to celebrate the places and the people that are holding on, no matter what.
Starting Wednesday, January 5, we kick-off our cross-country tour in Hope, B.C. From there we carry on to nine more awe-inspiring communities across Canada. Check out the list below for all of the towns we're visiting in Season 7.
Tune in at 8/8:30 NT or watch on CBC Gem.
WED, JAN. 5 | Locals like to say that "all roads lead to Hope" It's a place to gas up and a place to 'go,' but locals want it to be known that the town is more than just a place to pee — it's a place to be.
Port Stanley, Ont.
WED, JAN. 12 | When Port Stanley's prosperous commercial fishing industry collapsed, the beach town was left with an identity crisis and an uncertain future.
WED, JAN. 19 | While its tourist train dollars are long gone, the proudly-weird town of Wakefield is reimagining itself as a place known for culture and outdoor fun.
WED, JAN. 26 | Things looked bad for Chemainus when its sawmill closed in 1983. Then, the town used gorgeous murals to draw in tourists. Now it's looking for the next generation of visionaries to keep it on the map.
WED, FEB. 23 | After nearly 40 flood-free years, the township of Minden Hills has developed a flooding problem. But as the community digs out, they also deepen their commitment to one another.
WED, MAR. 2 | Middleton — halfway between Halifax and Yarmouth — was a busy hub known for its two railway lines. But when the trains left and the exports stopped, Middleton found itself in the middle of nowhere.
WED, MAR. 9 | From its roots as a farming community to its unlikely transformation into an artists' hub known for its thriving LGBTQ community, the village of Warkworth has become a beacon of resilience.
WED, MAR. 16 | In 2018, Oxford got famous for a 40-metre-wide sinkhole that shut down much of the town. But they have a sense of humour about it and have made shirts, cakes, even Twitter accounts for the sinkhole.
St. Laurent, Man.
WED, MAR. 23 | The largest Métis community in North America, St. Laurent has struggled with a flood and rural decline. But after much rebuilding, the spotlight is finally shining on this town in a whole new way.
Fenelon Falls, Ont.
WED, MAR. 30 | For decades, Fenelon Falls made wood products, from lumber to Tinker Toys — until the industry moved on. Now the town is becoming a vibrant destination for newcomers, cottagers and day-trippers alike.
A message regarding our filming during the COVID-19 pandemic:
After six seasons of travelling across our amazing country, visiting more than 80 towns and forging countless friendships along the way, those of us who work on Still Standing felt like old hands at making this show we love. But then early 2020 happened, and like much of the world, we had to figure things out from scratch.
It was heartbreaking to have to put our production on hold. But the safety of our crew and the incredible people we visit was paramount. After months of monitoring the situation and carefully re-imagining how we produce the show, we were proud to be able to recommence production with COVID-19 safety as our central focus.
Our overall goal was to create a safe experience for our host, crew and, most importantly, the people we met and the communities we visited. Here are the steps we took to make it happen:
When travelling and filming, our host, crew, and guests wore masks when not on camera.
Physical distancing was mandatory, as were daily screenings and testing before, during, and after each block of filming.
The audience members for our comedy shows were invited, completed a COVID-19 screening and were seated in physically distanced cohorts.
Our locations were selected taking into consideration physical distancing requirements and maximization of airflow.
Sadly, Jonny Harris was no longer able to do handshakes, hugs, or meet the fans after the live show.
In advance of re-starting production, our team participated in training to understand the risks associated with COVID-19 and learned proper sanitization and cleaning techniques and protocols to reduce transmission.
We kept up-to-date and adhered to the health protocols put into place by the federal and provincial governments. And we worked closely with regional health authorities, economic development officers, mayors, and town councils everywhere we went.
We want to thank everyone who worked with us to re-learn how to make a show in the middle of a pandemic, and to you, our audience, for waiting a little bit longer for a new season while we figured it all out. We're thrilled to finally be able to safely share Season 7 of Still Standing.
The Still Standing Team