Vancouver / May 24th, 2018 – It was announced today that Great Pacific Media’s HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS, a CBC original factual series, premieres in 2019.
HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS (8×60) offers a look at Canada’s resilient, vibrant northern communities and the determined men and women who help provide their lifeline to the outside world. These groups are linked together by the summer sealift, when ships loaded with critical cargo travel each year to the farthest reaches of the north to deliver food, clothing, supplies and vital pieces of infrastructure.
With no dock for the ships to tie up to, the precious cargo is pushed ashore by tug and barge – racing the falling light and tides. For generations, supplies have been delivered this way – skillfully guided by crew members aboard the ships of Groupe Desgagnés Incorporated, who battle elements, unpredictable ice and winds at the top of the world. The responsibility is enormous. If the cargo fails to get through, it can mean another twelve long months of doing without. In the quest to deliver essential goods to Canada’s far north communities, a missed delivery is not an option.
HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS features culturally rich and diverse communities – people who choose to live in some of the harshest conditions in the world. Still, their needs often mirror those of other Canadians, and the relationship between the sealift crew and community members is integral to a successful and productive life in the far north.
A CBC original series, HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS is produced by Great Pacific Media, a Thunderbird Company.
Director of Communications, Thunderbird Entertainment