Lumby lost not only hundreds of jobs and local businesses, but also its sense of identity, after the closure of all three of its major lumber mills. Now the town is emerging, hopeful with a diverse economy that includes arts, culture and a 40-acre grow-op that's hoping to make pot for pets.
Entrepreneurs are using the land in new and interesting ways in order to make Bristol a destination once more. For years, Bristol had a reputation as a vacation destination, boasting a growing cottage community, a number of hotels and a legendary dancehall scene. But changing tastes and a shifting economy brought about by the disappearance of its logging and mining industries have left Bristol looking to get its mojo back.
Featuring East Preston, Nova Scotia, one of Canada's oldest indigenous black communities with a history that begins more than a hundred years before Canada itself. Stigma and stereoytypes have lead to waves of encroachment from neighboring suburbs that literally threatens to wipe this community's story off the map. In response, East Prestonians are doubling down on education, community support and empowerment of both young and old.
Featuring New Brunswick's Campobello Island which is Canadian more by chance than by geography. The only year round and direct access to the mainland is a bridge to the U.S., which makes for a unique Canadian/American cultural blend and many challenges.