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Ziya Tong: Sky Cranes and Electric Brains

October 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Special Features

Ziya Tong: Sky Cranes and Electric BrainsZiya Tong and I have been forced to seek refuge in the last bastion of safety at CTV’s studios: the set of Canada AM. Dan Riskin, the mad scientist sophomore that he is, is concocting some volatile experiment, and the results point to explosive. We can only pray for the well-being of the Daily Planet set and take cover where Beverly Thomson serves up the day’s headlines over coffee.

OK, so that’s a bit of a stretch. But there’s enough pyrotechnic business brewing that we’ve been instructed to steer clear. That, and they’re filming. So a dimly lit corner and two comfy armchairs beside a faux fireplace will just have to do.

While certainly not ideal, these circumstances are actually unsurprising. This “intelligent insanity,” as Tong describes it, is just business as usual on, Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada’s flagship series. One day they’re learning to fight forest fires with fans, the next they’re meeting an artist who created “bulletproof skin” out of spider silk and goat milk. Today, it just Read more

Dreams Take Flight

December 1, 2011 by  
Filed under People & Places

DreamsThe 6th annual Dreams Take Flight gala was held on Oct. 20, 2011, at the Toscana Banquet and Conference Centre. Seamus O’Regan of Canada AM hosted the event, which raises funds to bring special children to Disney every year. The successful evening included a live and silent auction, flights donated by Air Canada and autographed jerseys and hockey tickets provided by Brian Burke, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Read more