Last Stop GarageNews

Last Stop Garage

March 21, 2019

LAST STOP GARAGE is an entertaining docu-series about a rag-tag team of mechanics who operate out of CRB Automotive in North West River, Labrador. CRB Automotive is a family-owned shop in a tiny town of 553 people. This resourceful and colorful crew use backwoods engineering to fix and build just about anything for anyone. North West River is at the very end of the road in Labrador – one of the furthest drivable points on the eastern seaboard. Being so remote, the CRB mechanics have to be creative MacGyvers, who get the job done ‘Labrador-style’ with the limited supplies, tools, and parts on hand. The hilarious cast of characters rely on their own ingenuity and a helping hand from a wide variety of eccentric locals to keep the community moving. Last Stop Garage is filled with mechanical wizardry, sheer grit, and lots of heart.

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Under New ManagementNews

Under New Management

March 15, 2019

Under New Management charts the fascinating wild west of buying and selling small businesses.  Renowned venture capitalist and host of CBC’s Dragon’s Den Arlene Dickinson is  on  a  mission to  launch  the  next  generation of entrepreneurs  who  want  to  reinvent  their  lives  and  risk  it  all  to  buy  a  small business. In each fast-paced half-hour episode Arlene gets to know one  team  of  aspiring business buyers,  identifies their goals, and  makes  them  aware  of the risks  that  lie  ahead.  Arlene then accompanies the buyers to three pre-selected small businesses that fit their investment objectives, skills and lifestyle goals. 

At each location, Arlene helps the buyers interview the seller, and explore the business using her signature “head and heart” technique.  She digs into business and financial details like customer base, competition, and product margins.  Then she pivots to how the buyers personality will fit with the business, the lifestyle implications, and potential relationship pitfalls. Arlene relies on her deep experience to help the buyers understand whether they have what it takes to successfully put each  business under  new  management.  Millions of people aspire to entrepreneurship: to be their own boss, to take charge of their career  destiny, and  to  secure  financial  freedom.  But business start-ups are notoriously risky, with half failing within five years. Buying an existing business can reduce this risk and fast-track an entrepreneur along the route to success. 

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CTV RELEASE: TORONTO (March 11, 2019) – Who will be named Canada’s next MasterChef? CTV today revealed the Top 18 MASTERCHEF CANADA home cooks competing for a chance to be one of six in the elite group of title holders and take home the $100,000 cash prize. A 2019 Canadian Screen Award nominee, Season 6 of MASTERCHEF CANADA kicks off with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 8 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV before settling into its regular Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Viewers can then stream all episodes anytime on and the CTV app. Keeping the heat on high for this season’s Top 18 are esteemed judges Michael Bonacini (O&B restaurant empire), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation in Hong Kong), and Claudio Aprile (Copetin Restaurant & Bar). With only a limited number of white aprons up for grabs, the home cooks have to prove they have the culinary skills to cut it in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen...

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Iron Chef CanadaNews

Iron Chef Canada

October 17, 2018

Based upon the popular Japanese sensation, Iron Chef Canada pits world-class chefs against the legendary Canadian Iron Chefs: Hugh AchesonAmanda CohenLynn CrawfordRob Feenie, and Susur Lee in intense culinary battles. In every episode, the Chairman invites one talented challenger to go head-to-head against one of Canada’s most iconic Iron Chefs in a one-hour, five-dish duel for culinary supremacy in Kitchen Stadium. The Chairman kicks off each battle revealing the secret ingredient – the mandatory item that must be incorporated into each of the Iron Chef and challenger’s five-dish line-up. The Chairman turns up the heat in Kitchen Stadium when he introduces his Culinary Curveball, an unexpected ingredient that must be incorporated into at least one of the courses each chef presents.

Iron Chef Canada is hosted by acclaimed culinary expert and food writer Gail Simmons; noted food critic and writer Chris Nuttall-Smith provides play-by-play commentary as Floor Reporter, and Jai West is Iron Chef Canada’s enigmatic Chairman.

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Mary's Kitchen CrushNews

Mary's Kitchen Crush

October 03, 2018

Winner of two 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Lifestyle Series and Best Host, Lifestyle. 

MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH makes its debut on CTV featuring Canada’s culinary sweetheart and MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 winner, Mary Berg, sharing delicious twists on home-cooked classics inspired by her family and friends.
For Mary, cooking and baking has long been the best way for her to express love to the people in her life, building a strong appreciation for the connective powers of beautiful, home-cooked food. In each episode of MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH, she demonstrates her culinary skill and creativity with three to four original recipes inspired by someone who has made a meaningful impact on her life. The resulting meal acts as an edible love letter for family members and close friends. The guests of honour join Mary when the meal is complete to reminisce and savor in the flavors she’s created.
Each dish is motivated by a story, and is always connected back to Mary’s special guest. With no food off limits, Mary applies her signature spin to staples spanning every cuisine imaginable. Memories of family trips to South Carolina spur a Southern feast; joie de vivre fuels a French-themed menu when Mary and a friend dream of jetting off to Paris. Mary even tackles tradition with her own festive take on holiday favourites. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, a sports game, or just expressing gratitude for a loved one, MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH is chock-full of recipes for every occasion.
As Mary prepares the meal, she guides viewers clearly through the recipe, offering up plenty of illuminating tips and take-aways. Grab a seat at Mary’s table and join in on the fun!

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The Great Canadian Baking ShowNews

The Great Canadian Baking Show

September 19, 2018

THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is a homegrown take on the UK’s phenomenal hit format The Great British Bake Off. THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW brings together 10 amateur bakers from across the country to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges that celebrate their diverse backgrounds, families and communities. Each of the eight, one-hour episodes features three rounds: The Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. After the baked goods are tasted and critiqued, the judges decide who will become the week’s Star Baker, and who will be sent home. The final three bakers compete for the Great Canadian Baking Show title. THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is an affirming, warm-spirited competition that celebrates personal achievement and the joy of baking.

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