Daily Planet Up North: October 23

Tuesday October 23 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT

Meet Whitehorse inventor Peter Becker as he reveals his latest creation in a bus on a makeshift racetrack with two flat tires. The purpose? “Daily Planet” reveals all.

Then, meet the Christies – owners of the biggest family run gold mine in the north where they extract gold from sand.

Next, travel to Iqaluit, Nunavut, where an enterprising group of residents is trying to revolutionize the territory’s vegetable industry where, even in the far north, they can grow fresh crops thanks to inventive green house technology.

The frozen road to the vast wilderness of the Canadian north has become the road of opportunity and “Daily Planet” sets out to explore Canada’s territories in an all new theme week.

From October 22 – 28 at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel, “Daily Planet Up North” co-hosts Jay Ingram and Kim Jagtiani will profile the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut to uncover the stories that reflect the cutting edge science and technology in the area.

From revealing the science behind a Canadian underground diamond mine to getting the inside scoop about the international race for oil and gas in the Arctic, “Daily Planet” goes beyond the cold to reveal what’s heating up the territories in five unique episodes.

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