Canadians are often known for downplaying our own stories. As we approach Remembrance Day, author Mark Zuelke is highlighting a forgotten part of our contribution to winning World War 2. The River Battles is the story of one Canadian Corp’s crossing of the Emilia Romana plain in Italy in 1944-45. The Italian campaign was the longest undertaken by the Canadian Army and by the time it ended more than 5000 soldiers were killed and nearly 20,000 wounded. Zuelke dropped by our studios to tell the story.
A new film explores the life and work of Canada’s most iconic writer – Margaret Atwood – as she approaches her 80th birthday. Filmmakers Nancy Lang and Peter Raymont got to tag along with Atwood for a year to make their documentary and they told Libby Znaimer all about it.