TV Schedule

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Morning

6:01 am
Dinosaur Train
Classic in the Jurassic: Air, Water and Land /Desert Day and
It's time for the 'Classic in the Jurassic' - the Mesozoic Olympics! Today's, Air, Water and Land, contest is a three-part competition pitting teams consisting of a pterosaur and a crocodile from each Time Period against one another. Mrs. Pteranodon, Tiny and Shiny are recruited to help in one of the three, legs, of the race, while Buddy, Don and Dad watch from the stands. The competition's three, legs, are flying, swimming and a lap around a track. Early on, Team Cretaceous pulls ahead and hold onto its lead, until the wild card of the race is revealed: Team Triassic's croc, Effie Effegia who shocks the crowd when she runs, and then sprints, on two legs! Effie wins the race, and her bi-pedal abilities prompts many questions - and a healthy discussion - about her features. Tiny is disappointed her team lost, but cheers up when reminded that she was part of `Classic in the Jurassic' history. --- While playing 'Cold and Hot,' a game they made up, the Pteranodon kids learn from Mr. Pteranodon that there might be more variety in the desert then they imagined. Their curiosity piqued, they plead for a trip to investigate the desert scene. Mr. Conductor tells them just how diverse plant and animal life can be in the desert. He happens to know a desert mammal Fruitafossor. Upon disembarking from the Dinosaur Train, the Pteranodon kids meet Frankie Fruitafossor, a chipmunk-sized mammal. They quickly learn that their assumption that desert life was hot all the time and relatively uninhabited was incorrect. Come dusk, they find the desert hopping and crawling with life, as creatures emerge all over - mostly underground - where they hide from the blazing sun. Frankie gives our family a tour, including a peek at underground burrows he dug. Back on the desert floor, Don and the siblings can't believe how cold the desert has become. Nighttime in the desert is a different world than daytime! The family goes back to the Dinosaur Train to warm back up and have a snack.
6:29 am
Ella the Elephant
Ella in Charge
Mom's got a terrible cold and can't work in the bakery, so, Ella and Frankie's Mom fill in for her. Ella has it all under control until the bakery gets really busy. Frankie's Mom thinks they need more help, but Ella assures her she can do it all. Ella tries to do everything herself and that's when things go wrong.
6:44 am
Monkey See Monkey Do
Bat
Monkey learns about Bat, who sleeps during the day and stays up all night.
6:55 am
YOUniverse
Space Balloons
A girl uses her imagination and plenty of balloons to float past the stratosphere and into space. She builds a fan that helps push her around space and into her universe that is full of balloons. Did you know that the stratosphere is a layer of the atmosphere that separates Earth from space? Scientists, teachers and students have actually done experiments with weather balloons, cameras and GPS devices.
6:57 am
Box Yourself Minis
Rolling Rattlesnake
Øistein makes a rattlesnake from toilet paper rolls.
7:00 am
Rob the Robot
TK's Toy / Dinosaur Roar
TK decides to bring her old Teddy to the Junk Planet. The crew soon discovers that a lot of things on the planet can be fixed or recycles - including TK's Teddy! -- The gang venture off in search of real life dinosaur! Unfortunately, Rob's over enthusiasm soon leads them into dino-sized trouble... Welcome to Robotosaurus Planet!
7:25 am
Doggy Day School
Patience Lucas
Lucas is so impatient he finds it hard to wait his turn and or even count all the way to ten when playing hide and seek! Lili suggests they give Lucas 'patience lessons'. They set up a series of funny situations to train him, but nothing works. It's only when his impatience results in everyone missing a kite demonstration at the park that he begins to see the light and realises that it's important to be patient. Back at the day school, he sets up a kite flying game and waits patiently for his turn.
7:37 am
Doozers
Mystery Box
Professor Gimbal gives the Pod Squad a curious present-a Mystery Box with a surprise inside. Now they just have to figure out how to open this strange looking box!
7:49 am
Floogals
Project Record Player
Dad's put his old record player aside to throw it away and the Floogals are fascinated... What are these big black discs and what is that sound and how is it made? As they boogie to the music the record player creates, the rest of the family in the house hear the fantastic tunes. They're not throwing that record player away, it might be old but it's a treasure!
8:00 am
Paw Patrol
Merpups Save the Turbots / Parroting Pups
It's the night of Magical Mer-Moon, and Capt'n Turbot and Francois race out in their diving bell to capture images of the fabled Merpups! But when a sea slug decides their diving bell is a great place for a nap, it's the Merpups who send for help, turning Marshall into a Merpup! Ryder and the Paw Patrol dive into action to save the Cap'n and Francois, and get Marshall back to dry land before he turns back into a pup! --- When Ryder and the Pups help Carlos build a treehouse to watch some baby snakes hatch, Matea the parrot has fun mimicking the pups as they bark out their pup pack tools. But when the parrot repeats one of Rocky's commands it causes the treehouse to slip, endangering the hatchlings. Rocky can't undo the command because he's lost his voice! Now Ryder and the pups must figure out a way to get Matea to imitate Rocky saying the correct command and save the baby snakes!
8:24 am
Zerby Derby
Stuck in the Mud
Chase the helicopter shows Zack the muddiest place in Zerby Town Forest, a perfect place to have 'mudfest'! But when Zack gets stuck in the mud, Chase is unable to pull him out. They call Strut the crane but Zack ends up too far out in the mud for Strut to reach him. Only together can Chase and Strut get Strut's hook out to Zack so he can be towed out.
8:31 am
Shutterbugs
Bugfoot / The Day Time Stood Still
When a fury creature is spotted in the Marsh, the Shutterbugs worry it's the legendary Bugfoot prowling around town! --- When the Marsh's town clock stops at noon, bugs begin to wonder and worry that time has frozen!
8:55 am
Dino Dan
Flight of the Pterodaustro / Trekules
When Hannah's's Dad takes Trek and Hannah to fly remote control helicopters, Trek uses the opportunity to learn about the Pterodaustro. --- When Mr. Paluxy teaches the kids about Greek heroes who would take on mythical beasts, Trek tells a story about "Trekules", a Greek hero who had to go up against dinosaurs!
9:16 am
Odd Squad
Soundcheck Part Deux / Jinx
When the members of Soundcheck (Otto's favorite band) go missing, Otto and Olive must find them, and bring them back together in time for their concert. --- When a mysterious jinx infects the entire OS office, only Oscar and Dr. O can solve the problem.
9:43 am
Wild Kratts
Prairie Who?
A twister surprises the Tortuga in flight - and all the gang abandons ship and gets separated out on the prairie. While searching for each other, the Wild Kratts Team discovers the amazing species that inhabit the Prairie.
10:09 am
Jack
The Food Chain Ate my Homework
Jack learns the hard way about Earth's food chain when he drops a miniature data dot which becomes dinner for various creatures in the food chain.
10:21 am
It Matters
It Matters - Three Pack 5
It Matters is an animated series starring a cast of fruits re-enacting bullying stories. The characters are voiced by the real kids who experienced these situations.
10:24 am
Making Stuff
Sleeping Bags
Camping out is fun, especially in a cozy sleeping bag. Gears and Wiz watch a team of super seamstresses turn high-tech fabric and insulation into a dandy sleeping bag.
10:30 am
Look Kool
Nature's Most Mysterious Patterns
Have you ever wondered what video game graphics have in common with broccoli? Fractals, of course! Hamza learns that we can understand the shapes and patterns of nature using math! We'll see what happens when fame goes to the "head" of a broccoli, our Challengers will try and make sense of a jumble of Ys, and we'll see how nature's hidden geometry has transformed art and special effects in movies!
10:53 am
Beats in Bites
Beatbox Basics
In this episode, Julia and Ammar build rhythm with basic drumbeats.
11:00 am
Jerry and the Raiders
Riley Robot
When Wolf brings over his brand new robot named Riley, the Raiders and Nicole are competitive and jealous. This robot even picks dandelions, Jerry's chore he was avoiding. The Raiders and Nicole decide to show how good they are by attempting to clean the house, but instead make a total mess. Jerry assures the Raiders that no one can replace them, but he needs all of their help to clean up before dad sees it. As Riley starts shorting out, the Raiders come to the rescue and recharge him. At the end of the day, they all appreciate and welcome Riley Robot.
11:11 am
Jerry and the Raiders
Just Add Water
Mom has set up a surprise for the kids and they've got to figure it out. She's put a mysterious bowl filled with water in Jerry's room. Jerry and Nicole have no idea what it is for. The Raiders find a box and see a picture of what they think is a gigantic feather sea monster growing in the bowl and fear it will smother them eventually. They try to get rid of it to save Jerry and his family. But Jerry catches them just in time and learns all about the life cycle of brine shrimp. Gant is convinced that eleven pairs of legs and extra eyeballs are just creepy!
11:22 am
Let's Find Out
What's on Sale?
This is a math series supporting a greater understanding of financial literacy. In this episode, Melissa and Shamus must figure out how to buy dinner for 4 people with only $20.
11:26 am
MathXplosion
A Nut For a Jar of Tuna
A palindrome is a word, sentence or verse that reads the same forward or backwards, that is to say from right to left and left to right. RACECAR, KAYAK and even BOB are palindromic words. Join Eric as he shows us how palindromes exist in numbers too! Our mathemagician will demonstrate a fascinating sequence of steps that can turn any number into a palindrome. It's not magic... it's math!
11:30 am
The Magic School Bus
Makes A Rainbow
The class finds Ms. Frizzle inside her closet -- playing a pinball machine she created with light pulses instead of steel balls. With time and the light pulses running out, the kids must discover the secrets of color -- before the principal, Mr. Ruhle (Paul Winfield), discovers them!
11:55 am
Story Explorers
The Adventure of Spots
Story Explorer Ela tells her story: The Adventure of Spots.

Afternoon

12:00 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Spool Racer
Storing energy is how a home-made spool racer works. But can Phil build one out of a giant cable spool!?
12:22 pm
Pop It!
Time to Rock
It's Briana's turn to help us rock along to, Number One. She teaches us to be confident and show our personalities doing some cool moves including, shoulder pops and hip pops.
12:30 pm
Annedroids
Eyes Up!
When Eyes wants to fly, Anne, Nick and Shania try different ways to help him do that. But when Eyes's high-flying adventure takes him out of the junkyard, it's up to the kids to save the day and get him back down to Earth.
12:53 pm
MathXplosion
Same But Different
Explore the world of illusions with Mathemagician Eric. How will this trick measure up to your expectations? Take two different shaped containers for example: a tall, skinny cylinder and a short wide one. Which one will hold more beads? It's not magic... it's math!
12:56 pm
Let's Find Out
Cheques from Grammy!
This is a math series supporting a greater understanding of financial literacy. In this episode, Melissa and Ruth figure out how to deposit a $50 birthday cheque.
1:00 pm
WordGirl
Big and Brent / Silence of the Whams
Chuck is furious (and maybe a little jealous) when he finds out his brother Brent is spending time with Mr. Big. He can't understand why his brother wants to hang out with this criminal, and by his own free will-Mr. Big is NOT using mind control! After pursuing them around town, Chuck finally realizes he needs to talk to Brent about his feelings, but is it too late? Has Mr. Big got Brent right where he wants him? Vocabulary Words: Dubious, Conspire --- After losing his "wham" and deciding to give up crime, WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face try to help The Whammer come up with a new career. Will The Whammer find happiness being a jammer or a clammer or a crammer? Or will he figure out why he lost his "wham" in the first place and get back into a life of whamming? Vocabulary Words: Fragile, Burst
1:24 pm
Making Stuff
Pasta
Flour, water and sometimes eggs get mixed and rolled, stretched and cut into many different noodles. Gears and Wiz learn how to make spaghetti and lasagna.
1:29 pm
Arthur
Three's A Crowd / "A" Is For Angry
"Three's a Crowd" Prunella's favorite time of day is early morning, when she and her Mom do yoga. So when her best friend Marina joins them, will Prunella feel that more is merrier... or that three's a crowd? Can Prunella learn to share her Mom -- or will she have to give up yoga forever!? "'A' is for Angry" When Arthur decides to take-on Brain at an all school checkers competition, everyone rallies behind the underdog. That is until Arthur rejects all the fan support with a big "yowl." Will Arthur get his fan support back... and does he even want it back?
1:53 pm
Shutterbugs
Light 'em Up / The Fly
The Shutterbugs try to help a young firefly who's lost his ability to shine. --- The Shutterbugs have a strange story to crack; not only has Floyd the Fly forgotten who he is, he's forgotten how to fly!
2:17 pm
Alfred Hedgehog
The Magician's Wand
During a storm, Milo is playing like a magician when a ball of light appears. Everyone is really scared by it and think Milo has summoned some magic. Alfred does research and realizes everyone saw a lighting ball, a very rare phenomenon.
2:29 pm
Doozers
Detective Doozers
Professor Gimbal is tired and frustrated. He can't figure out how to finish his latest invention. To make matters worse, his old inventions are going missing. The Pod Squad volunteer to figure out what happened to the missing items and become ...The Detective Squad! They soon discover Professor Gimbal has been stealing- in his sleep!
2:41 pm
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Racing Adventure
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave race a Speedy Sheep in Racing Land. They discover that races have rules to make them fair and that being fast may help you win a race, but taking part is just as much fun! Educational - Races have rules to make them fair. Being fast helps, but remembering the rules can be important if you want to win a race. Also, there is as much fun to be had in taking part as winning.
2:52 pm
Can You Imagine That!
Police Officer
Hannah wants to be a Police Officer and help keep her city safe. Hannah and her partner, Officer Woofy, a Police Dog, would patrol the city in their Police car. Police Officer Hannah and Officer Woofy track down a missing bike, slow traffic down and even help a grandma with her groceries. Hannah even gets to ride her Police horse Emily in the city parade!
2:57 pm
GBB: First on the Scene
First on the Scene: Niagara Falls
First on the Scene celebrates children's accomplishments. Everything from learning to skate, riding a bike without training wheels, losing a first tooth, to drawing a great picture -- by profiling children on a preschool news magazine-styled show called Big Backyard News (BBN). The BBN news anchor is Sticks from Gisèle's Big Backyard. In this episode, Michelle and Emma visit Niagara Falls for the first time.
3:00 pm
Ella the Elephant
Ella Bakes a Cake
Ella Bakes a Cake: Frankie, Belinda and Tiki recruit Ella to help them make an original cake for the Elephant Islands Junior Cake]Baking Contest. They decide to make a nice little cake in the shape of Elephant Island, but when Frankie adds too much flour, they have to double the recipe. They end up with a huge wobbly cake but they forgot to figure out a way to get it to the contest.
3:12 pm
Lily's Driftwood Bay
Harbour Cookies
Lily finds a cookie cutter on the beach and decides that it would be fun to open a cookie stall at the Driftwood Bay harbour. She doesn't however anticipate the effect her new business will have on poor Nonna, who also sells cookies at her Cockle Café!
3:21 pm
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Wonky Whistle
Thomas is getting his whistle fixed at the Steamworks before he delivers animals to the Sodor Country Fair. He rushes out of the Steamworks before his whistle is fixed properly and it starts to make a wonky sound. Thomas passes people on Sodor to tell them about the show but they can't hear what he is saying. Thomas then collects ducks, Katy the sheep dog and Farmer's McColl's prize cow to take them to the Fair. Thomas's whistle is so loud that soon the ducks fly out of their crates, Katy the sheep dog jumps out of the trailer and the cow runs away. Thomas arrives to the Fair and soon realises that all of the animals have run away and there are no people at the Fair. Thomas goes back to the Steamworks to get his whistle fixed. This time it makes its usual happy sound. Thomas tells everybody about the animal show and collects the ducks, Katy the sheep dog and the prize cow. Thomas is asked to use his whistle to declare that 'the animal show is now open!'
3:32 pm
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Fiery Flynn
Flynn tries to impress the Diesels when Devious Diesel tells Flynn that he is not a busy fire engine. Flynn starts to put out fires that don't actually exist. He tries to save Edward when it's actually Thomas whose firebox is on fire, Flynn feels silly when Edward tells him he doesn't need saved and the Diesels call him Fumbling Flynn! Next Flynn tries to save Gordon who doesn't need to be saved either and the water whooshing over Gordon's Express carriages soaks the Fat Controller! Now Flynn approaches Thomas and just as he is about to put out the fire in his firebox his water runs out. Flynn still needs to help Thomas and asks the Diesels to help him. The Diesels carry buckets of water and Thomas firebox is saved. Flynn thanks the Diesels. The next time Devious Diesel teases Flynn he knows not to react and wait for a proper emergency. This time Flynn puts out a proper fire at the quarry.
3:43 pm
The Day Henry Met...
The Day Henry Met... A Letter
Henry meets a friendly Letter as he prepares for his first trip out into the big wild world. Unfortunately he has missed the postman so it falls on Henry to save the day. Henry becomes a Postman , he meets a corner shop, scares a hedgehog and gets lost in the sorting office before finally delivering Letter on time.
3:48 pm
Floogals
Project Umbrella
Dad's comes back early from his morning dog walk to get his umbrella and the Floogals imagine that he must need it to communicate with outer space - what else could it be for? It's only when Scruffy the dog shakes his wet fur all over them and Boomer spontaneously uses a cocktail umbrella to protect everyone that they work out why Dad needed that thing.
4:00 pm
Paw Patrol
Pups Save a Teeny Penguin / Pups Save the Cat Show
Everest and Jake try to rescue a little penguin and wind up floating out to sea on a homemade bridge. --- Katie's kittens are all covered in mud and running amuck. If they're not rounded up the Cat Show will be ruined.
4:23 pm
Zerby Derby
Fill-A-Vator
Zack and Lily are exploring Zerby Town forest when they come across a rock that's a little too high to get up on. With Strut the crane busy, Fill the front loader comes by to help. Fill can lift Zack and Lily in his scoop to the top of the rock, but when he tries he finds out that Zerbies are heavier than a scoopful of dirt, and he can't keep his balance. At first, Lily balances on the back of Fill to weigh him down so he can lift Zack. But when Zack gets to the top of the rock and its Lily's turn to ride in the scoop, there's no one to balance on the back of Fill. Before long the Zerbies realize they can use a rock on Fill's back to help him keep his balance while he lifts Lily.
4:30 pm
Arthur
Arthur's TV-Free Week/ Night Fright!
Arthur and his friends have plegded to try not to watch TV for a whole week. When they learn "Bionic Bunny vs. the Techno Turtles" is on TV Sunday night, Arthur and Buster are ready to give in. School tough-guy Blinky Barnes sleeps with a night light to keep the scary nightmares away. But what's even scarier is that someone might find out!
4:55 pm
Dino Dan
Dino Talk / Paws and Claws
When Trek accidentally throws Doug's favourite ball onto to the roof of the garage he tries to get a Dromaeosaurus to knock it down. Unfortunately, the Dromy doesn't know what Trek's wants him to do. Trek's gotta figure out how dinos communicate. --- When Doug buries Mom's police badge in the backyard, Trek learns that the Therizinosaurus used its claws for defense, stripping leaves off trees and (coincidentally) for digging up roots. Luckily, the Therizinosaurus helps Trek dig up Mom's badge!
5:17 pm
Odd Squad
Trials and Tribulations Pt. 1 & 2
Olive and Otto fall out of the tube system when it breaks, and Ms. O has to bring in every tube operator in existence to try to get her agents out of danger.
5:43 pm
Wild Kratts
Mystery on the Prairie
When Martin and Chris find an unusual thorn bush with 'spiked' grasshoppers and beetles, they set out to solve a new creature mystery.
6:10 pm
Jack
Tummy Trouble
When Jack worries that Yoki's tummy rumbles might mean they're not allowed to see a movie, Jack goes down uninvited into Yoki's tummy to find out what's causing the problem.
6:21 pm
Let's Find Out
Cheques from Grammy!
This is a math series supporting a greater understanding of financial literacy. In this episode, Melissa and Ruth figure out how to deposit a $50 birthday cheque.
6:24 pm
Making Stuff
Colouring pencils
Big mixers stir the compound for leads, then rolled into thin sticks. Gears and Wiz see how they are waxed so they will write and discover how they are put into wooden cases that get painted and packaged.
6:30 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Weather
Harrison is visited by a real-life television weatherman who shows us how he predicts the weather. Viewers will learn how to gauge wind strength and direction from famous storm chaser George Kourounis as Harrison talks to him live from a location in America's Tornado Alley.
6:52 pm
Bookaneers
Bookaneers - Banned Band
In this episode Skaggs and Fibber misread the Captain's note and mistake the word BANNED for BAND.
6:57 pm
DRTV TVOKids Philanthropy
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Evening

7:00 pm
Ep. 2 - Life on the Reef
Spring is in the air and the Great Barrier Reef is about to explode with new life. Divers descend into dark water in the hope of seeing the annual coral spawn. Manta rays drop in like great alien spaceships to filter-feed in the nutrient-rich waters. Thousands of seabirds congregate on the islands and coral cays to nest, while in the mangroves, saltwater crocodiles violently defend their eggs.
8:00 pm
Ep. 1 - Life
In the first part of the series, Dr. Joann Fletcher explores how people lived during this time, from the tightly packed houses and villages of the common people, to the clothes they wore and the food they ate. She discovers the ordinary Egyptians' love of poetry and their enthusiasm for interior design, as well as what it was like working in the most famous cemetery on Earth.
9:00 pm
The Apology
More than 200,000 women and girls across Asia were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Now in their 80s and 90s, these former comfort women are demanding an official apology from a reluctant Japanese government. This documentary follows the heartwrenching and transformative journeys of Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines as they confront their painful past.
10:48 pm
Hungu
Under the African sun, a child walks in the desert with his kin. Death is prowling, but a mother's soul resurrected by music will return strength and life to the child when he becomes a man. Inspired by the grace and raw beauty of African rock paintings, Nicolas Brault paints a story without borders, with the humanity and elegance of a universal narrator.
11:00 pm
Ep. 4 - Against All North Atlantic Odds
Gudridur Helgadottir has committed her life to turning Iceland's bleak landscape green, one garden at a time. As the host of a nationally televised gardening program, Helgadottir continues to push the limits of Icelandic horticulture, encouraging new gardeners to test a variety of plants and methods.
11:25 pm
Power of Documentaries 2016
TVO's Executive Producer of Documentaries, Jane Jankovic, highlights the importance of supporting documentary storytelling on TVO.
11:30 pm
Ep. 2 - Life on the Reef
Spring is in the air and the Great Barrier Reef is about to explode with new life. Divers descend into dark water in the hope of seeing the annual coral spawn. Manta rays drop in like great alien spaceships to filter-feed in the nutrient-rich waters. Thousands of seabirds congregate on the islands and coral cays to nest, while in the mangroves, saltwater crocodiles violently defend their eggs.

Late Night

12:30 am
Ep. 1 - Life
In the first part of the series, Dr. Joann Fletcher explores how people lived during this time, from the tightly packed houses and villages of the common people, to the clothes they wore and the food they ate. She discovers the ordinary Egyptians' love of poetry and their enthusiasm for interior design, as well as what it was like working in the most famous cemetery on Earth.
1:30 am
The Apology
More than 200,000 women and girls across Asia were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Now in their 80s and 90s, these former comfort women are demanding an official apology from a reluctant Japanese government. This documentary follows the heartwrenching and transformative journeys of Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines as they confront their painful past.
3:14 am
Mary and Myself
In this story within a story, two Chinese-Canadian women make their theatrical debut playing comfort women in The Vagina Monologues. Jia Tsu Thompson and Mary Mohammed spend long hours rehearsing their lines at Mu Lan Teahouse in Halifax, recounting buried stories of war. As they diligently practise together and at home, they have their own personal catharses.
3:21 am
Hungu
Under the African sun, a child walks in the desert with his kin. Death is prowling, but a mother's soul resurrected by music will return strength and life to the child when he becomes a man. Inspired by the grace and raw beauty of African rock paintings, Nicolas Brault paints a story without borders, with the humanity and elegance of a universal narrator.
3:31 am
Ep. 5 - Giants of Socorro
South of Mexico's Baha Peninsula, the remote Socorro Islands provide expedition divers with an opportunity to interact with giant manta rays.
4:00 am
Ep. 4 - The First King of Racing
Tony and the Team visit Newmarket, the birthplace of horseracing, in search of the earliest archaeological traces of the sport of kings. They dig in the heart of the historic town, in search of the remains of King Charles II's racing stables - arguably the world's first stables dedicated for racing.
4:48 am
Climate Watch Shorts: Melting permafrost
Permafrost is an underground layer of soil or rock that stays frozen all year round, but in recent years it's been thawing. In some parts of the north the thaw has created sinkholes and is disrupting the natural order of life. The full force of climate change is visible at Polar Bear Provincial Park in Ontario's far north.
4:53 am
Climate Watch Shorts: The carbon capitalists
Pond Technologies, a finalist for the Carbon X-Prize, has a vision to turn emissions into algae. By bubbling carbon dioxide through water, the company feeds algae, which can then be turned into biofuel and bioplastics. We visit St. Marys, Ont., to see the finalist for the $20-million prize in action.
5:00 am
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5:02 am
Gastroblast (Long Version)
Pickles / Fish Tacos
Link prepares two pickle recipes today: Quick Dill Pickles and Quick Carrot Pickles. Most people think pickles are a vegetable, but they're actually a process, as Link demonstrates how to prepare pickling jars as well as the cucumbers and carrots themselves. Pickles are something Captain Cook is all too familiar with, as pickles were a way of keeping pirate grub from spoiling, so he's looking forward to crunching into this bounty of tasty treasure. --- Sportscaster Chip Dippington is impressed by Link's tag-team recipes of crunchy taco shells made from store-bought tortillas and a delicious fish filling. Indeed, Link shows how to create a light golden brown crust on the fish through proper searing, which as I.Q. explains, is due to a chemical reaction called the Maillard Reaction. Taking the guesswork out of cooking with a meat thermometer, Link is sure the fish is thoroughly cooked and ready to build some tasty fish tacos.
5:26 am
Making Stuff
Rubber Boots
Gears really wishes he had feet when he and Wiz meet the rubber boot making machines! Colourful designs and fancy liners create puddle stomping fun.
5:31 am
Alfred Hedgehog
Phantom Footprints / Boo Radley's House
There are huge footprints everywhere in Gnarly woods. Are they made by some kind of giant? Camille sees a spooky old house on a hill - and a weird glow on the hillside. Are they connected?
5:53 am
Pop It!
Don't Hold Back Now
Lemar doesn't hold back on some awesome steps from the music video, Number One. He jokes around with Shemar and Briana and shows us how to move like a snake and hug ourselves.
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