Atlantic Edition


Edit Media Inc. and Bell Fibe TV1 Collaborate on New National TV Show Highlighting Great Atlantic Canadians.

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In its first season, the Atlantic Edition television show has already gained widespread attention and praise. Host James Mullinger travels throughout the four eastern Canadian provinces to meet with icons such as Chef Michael Smith, Joel Plaskett, Alan Doyle, Mary Walsh, Neon Dreams, Sebastien Roy, Adam Lordon, Judith Mackin, Omar Gandhi and more. Nine million Bell subscribers are able to see and hear the viewpoints of these legendary Atlantic Canadians, providing a fascinating, inspiring, immersive and often surprisingly emotional viewing experience. 

Airing nationally, this is the first ever Bell Fibe TV1 show to be produced and created in Atlantic Canada and aired to all Bell Fibe subscribers nationally. All cast and crew are proudly Atlantic Canadian. The director is award-winning television producer Adam Lordon (also the Mayor of Miramichi) and the cinematographer is Saint John-based filmmaker Tyler Warren Ellis who has previously produced stand up specials for Amazon Prime.

As a relative newcomer to the region, Mullinger investigates what makes these extraordinary people tick, how they thrive here and why they are proud to stay here. The first show of its kind, Atlantic Edition provides a unique insight into the world and perspectives of Mullinger's guests, and the richness and vibrancy of Atlantic Canada and its people.

“From day one, the primary focus of Edit Media Inc. and [EDIT] magazine has been to celebrate and highlight the joys of living in, working in and doing business in Atlantic Canada. The reputation and quality of the publication successfully promotes the Atlantic Canadian quality of life; a great place to establish a business, live and raise a family and this new show for 9 million Bell subscribers across Canada will continue that mission in a whole new and special way.” 

- Pamela Mullinger, President, Edit Media Inc.

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Episode Guide:

Episode 1 - Judith Mackin in Saint John, NB
In the first episode of a brand new series celebrating great Atlantic Canadians, British comedian and journalist James Mullinger is in Canada’s oldest incorporated city, Saint John, New Brunswick, to meet entrepreneur Judith Mackin. Mackin has changed the face of Canada’s oldest incorporated city, won dozens of national awards for entrepreneurial and interior design excellence and with her team at Tuck Studio has helped design the interiors of hundreds of homes and commercial spaces in North America. James learns what it takes to be world class in a small place.
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Episode 2 - Chef Michael Smith in Souris, PEI
James Mullinger heads to the tiny town of Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island, to meet Chef Michael and Chastity Smith and to experience their world-famous nightly feast. The Inn at Bay Fortune is a bona fide five-star destination attracting travellers and foodies from across the globe. While Michael is a native of New York, he proudly identifies as being Canadian and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2019. He is also a top-selling cookbook author and the host of several cooking shows, which appear on Canada’s Food Network and in more than 100 countries around the world. James learns how one of the world’s greatest chefs ended up in a town with a population of a couple of hundred people. 

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Episode 3 - Omar Gandhi in Halifax, NS
James Mullinger meets renowned architect and Ontario export, Omar Gandhi. Omar studied architecture at Dalhousie University, and in 2012 at the age of just 30, started Omar Gandhi Architect, his own design studio and architectural practice in Halifax. His unique vision and far-reaching insight and creativity have led to some of the most blisteringly stunning developments in North America, both commercial and private. He is the recipient of many awards and distinctions including being named one of Monocle Magazine’s 20 most influential Canadians, and one of the Top 20 Young Architects in the world by Wallpaper Magazine. Omar tells James about his most exciting project to date and why he chose to call Nova Scotia home. 

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Episode 4 - Neon Dreams in Enfield, NS
James Mullinger heads to Dreaming Out Loud Studio in Enfield, Nova Scotia to meet Frank Kadillac and Adrian Morris from alt-pop musical sensation Neon Dreams. James learns how the band has risen from humble Maritimes beginnings to international acclaim by successfully touring North America, releasing one of 2019’s songs of the summer “Sweet Dreams to Sunbeams”, and winning 2020’s Juno award for breakthrough artist of the year. These childhood friends, along with their broader Neon Dreams family, have been making music together for well over a decade. Through evolutions of sound, and personal challenges, bullying, childhood trauma and growth, they have stayed true to themselves and are proud to continue to call Nova Scotia home.
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Episode 5 - Joel Plaskett in Dartmouth, NS
James Mullinger heads to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to meet Joel Plaskett, one of the mostrenowned singer-songwriters in Canadian musical history. From rocking Halifax’s Marquee Club to performing for the masses across the country, and sharing the bill with other Canadian power bands, including Sloan and the Tragically Hip, over three decades Joel Plaskett has forged a reputation as one of Canada’s most engaging performers and respected singer-songwriters. He has won multiple awards over his career including Juno Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, East Coast Music Awards, and several nominations for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. From early on Joel was encouraged by his parents to pursue music, but music isn’t the only passion he shares with his father Bill. He has also inherited Bill’s sensitivities of heritage preservation and community development which has led him to base his music and entrepreneurial careers in Dartmouth, the home of New Scotland Yard, a recording studio with an attached record store, café, and artistic community hub and where James and Joel begin their adventure in this very special episode. 

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Episode 6 - Sebastien Roy in Paquetville, NB
James Mullinger travels to the Acadian Peninsula in Northern New Brunswick to meet renowned entrepreneur and alcohol producer, Sébastien Roy. Sébastien is a lover of both spirits and the province of New Brunswick and 2011, he combined those passions to create Distillerie Fils Du Roy, a distillery based in Petit-Paquetville which has continued to grow since then to include a brewery and a second location in Quebec. Roy and his spirits have won multiple national and international awards, including several international gold medals for their signature Gin Thuya, literally one of the best gins in the world, made in a small town in New Brunswick! James meets Sebastian on site at the Distillery to discuss his passion for craft alcohol, community development, and his Acadian culture.
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Episode 7 - Mary Walsh in St. John's, NL
James Mullinger is in Newfoundland to meet the Queen of Canadian Comedy, Mary Walsh. Best known as a co-creator and star of one the most successful and longest-running comedy series in Canadian history, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, she’s had a decades long career as a comedian and actress, a best-selling author, and a philanthropist and activist. She has won an incredible 18 Gemini Awards, and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. James meets Mary at her home in downtown St. John’s to discuss her love for Newfoundland, her personal career highlights, and how she overcame personal difficulties to become one of funniest voices in the country! 

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Episode 8 - Adam Lordon in Miramichi, NB
James Mullinger visits the mighty Miramichi to meet media director, entrepreneur, and Mayor of the community Adam Lordon, who also happens to be the director of Atlantic Edition! Born and raised in Miramichi, after graduating from university he relocated to Toronto where he built a career in television and media, including several years as a producer and director on The Marilyn Denis Show. In 2014 when his mother was diagnosed with cancer, Adam returned home, dove back into life on the river, and at 31 became the youngest Mayor in the city’s history. Since that time, he has led a renewal of the community, opened a craft brewery with childhood friends, and continued to work as a creative professional. James meets Adam at the New Maritime Beer Company to learn about his passions for creating great television and great beer, and exactly how a young, gay TV producer came back home from the big city and became the Mayor!
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Episode 9 - Alan Doyle in St. John's, NL
James is in St. John’s to meet iconic east coast musician Alan Doyle. Alan’s career took off as the front man of the renowned folk-rock band Great Big Sea, whose contemporary spin on traditional Newfoundland folk music, proved popular with audiences across Canada, racking up the awards and making them one of the top selling bands in the country. In recent years he’s also made his mark as a solo musician, actor, producer, author and philanthropist and as a recipient of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the musical traditions of his province and for his commitment to numerous local charities. James meets Alan in Quidi Vidi to discuss his prolific musical career, his passion for performance, and how he became one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s greatest exports.
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Watch Atlantic Edition now, only on Bell Bell Fibe TV, on channel 1, and the Fibe TV app! 


Season 2 featured New Brunswick’s Maestro Fresh Wes, Freeman Patterson, Lucinda Flemer, the founders of the Atlantic Ballet of Canada, Nova Scotia’s Tareq Hadhad, Jonathan Torrens, Classified, Maesha Brueggergosman and Prince Edward Island’s Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray of Nine Yards Studio. Season 3 airs this spring 2023 and profiles Pabineau First Nation rapper Wolf Castle, East Coast Lifestyle founder Alex MacLean, Lieutenant Governor Brenda Murphy, Chief Patricia Bernard and Acadian performer Marshall Button aka Lucien.

 Episode 1

Freeman Patterson in Shampers Bluff, NB
In the first episode of the second season of the show that celebrates great Atlantic Canadians, British comedian and journalist James Mullinger is on the Kingston Peninsula in rural New Brunswick to meet one of the most well-respected photographers in Canadian history, Freeman Patterson. Freeman has traveled throughout the world, capturing beautiful shots of nature and winning hundreds of. accolades in the process, including memberships to the Order of Canada and the Order of New Brunswick. Now at the age of 84 he continues to share his passion for photography through extensive teaching and has donated his extraordinary piece of land to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to ensure its preservation. James meets with Freeman on this very special land, to learn about his life, inspiration, and creative work.
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Episode 2
Nine Yards Studio, Prince Edward Island
James Mullinger heads to Charlottetown to meet Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray, the owners of the award-winning Prince Edward Island architecture and design firm, Nine Yards Studio. Silva is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, honing her craft through many years of experience. Shallyn was born and raised on Prince Edward Island, but traveled around the world before coming to share her gifts at home. Together they have won the RAIC Emerging Architectural Practice Award, the Designing Canada Award for best residential project, the RAIC Urban Design Award, to name but a few. Their growing portfolio of projects spans residential, commercial and public builds that are all awe-inspiring. Beyond architecture, the pair has created a collective of creatives; from craftsmen and photographers to graphic designers and musicians.
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Episode 3
Tareq Hadhad in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
James Mullinger heads to Antigonish, Nova Scotia to meet Tareq Hadhad, the founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate. He has inspired people throughout the world, as a Syrian-Canadian entrepreneur and public speaker. His family came to Antigonish in 2012 after their home and chocolate factory in Syria were bombed. Tareq was studying medicine in Syria, but after finding out his qualifications didn’t transfer over to Canada, he decided to rebuild his family business. Their story has become a beacon of light, notably shared by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his 2016 United Nations Speech. Their company has grown to have their products on the shelves of Sobeys and retailers across Canada, and they now have a new store in downtown Halifax. Tareq continues to share his story at conferences and events across the globe and a big budget movie about his family is soon to be released. James meets Tareq in the place he now calls home, that has welcomed him in with open arms.
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Episode 4
Atlantic Ballet of Canada, Grande-Digue, New Brunswick
James is in Grand-Digue, New Brunswick to witness Atlantic Ballet of Canada’s Ballet by the Ocean and to meet the company founders Susan Chalmers-Gauvin and Igor Dobrovolskiy. In 2020, Igor and Susan turned Covid lemons into lemonade establishing Ballet by the Ocean, combining the beauty of coastal New Brunswick with the beauty of world-renowned ballet. Susan, a previous Policy Consultant in Health and Social Services, and Igor, a Ukrainian-born dance choreographer, came together in 2001 to create what is now one of the renowned ballet companies in Canada. They have travelled the world, working with the best in the industry and touring their company.  The pair has built the Atlantic Ballet Canada into what is now the largest professional performing arts organization in New Brunswick.
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Episode 5
Jonathan Torrens, Truro, Nova Scotia
James meets Canadian entertainment legend Jonathan Torrens at his home in rural Nova Scotia. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, Jonathan is an actor, director, producer, writer, podcast host, musician and television personality. Everything he touches has seemingly turned to gold; from the popular teen show Street Cents he stared in at the age of 15, to the ionic Trailer Park Boys in which he played J-Roc. He is also known for the Gemini award-winning show Jonovision, which he created, wrote, co-produced and hosted. And of course, no one can forget his amazing performances in the popular series’, Mr. D and Letterkenny. He continues to grow his platform, as the co-host of the podcast Taggart and Torrens and now as the writer, director and star of Vollies on Bell Fibe TV1.
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Episode 6
Lucinda Flemer, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick
James Mullinger is in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, to meet the founder of the world-renowned Kingsbrae Garden, Lucinda Flemer. USA Today called Saint Andrews the best destination in Canada, thanks to Lucinda’s visionary outlook and tireless work blending art, commerce and philanthropy in this magical place. Lucinda transformed her family's estate into a peaceful garden oasis that draws in tourists from around the world and holds an international artist residency. Her contributions to the province and leadership work have gained her national recognition, receiving a membership to the Order of Canada and countless other awards as an individual and for Kingsbrae Garden. She not only has created a global destination, but also provides transformative employment opportunities and an artistic hub for the community.
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Episode 7
Maestro Fresh Wes, Saint John, New Brunswick
Wesley Williams known as Maestro Fresh Wes is that rare talent. An actor, writer, radio DJ, speaker and a multi-award-winning recording artist. He made history in 1989 with his song, Let Your Backbone Slide, when it was certified platinum and was the first rap to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame. His iconic album Symphony In Effect was the first to receive a JUNO Award for Best Rap Recording of the Year, as well as the first Canadian Hip Hop album to go Platinum. A true pioneer, he was also the first Canadian hip hop artist to have a song rank on Billboard’s Top 20 Rap Singles chart. Wes surprised everyone last year when it was revealed he had moved to Saint John, New Brunswick for a better quality of life and that is where host James Mullinger meets him today.
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Episode 8
Measha Brueggergosman in Falmouth, Nova Scotia
James is in Falmouth, Nova Scotia to meet with Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, one of the world’s most admired opera singers. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, as a child Measha sang at the local Baptist church where her father served as deacon, and she started voice and piano studies at age seven. Her voice has graced the world’s most significant stages, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Madrid’s Teatro Real, and New York’s Carnegie Hall, and she has won numerous awards including two Juno Awards, a Gemini Award, an East Coast Music Award and a Grammy nomination. She has performed for Nelson Mandela and members of the British Royal Family, and her superlative performance at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Games was telecast to over three billion people around the globe.
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Episode 9
Classified in Enfield, Nova Scotia
Host James Mullinger heads to Enfield, Nova Scotia to meet iconic East Coast hip hop artist and record producer, Lucas Boyd, better known by his stage name, Classified. He shot to stardom over 20 years ago and has since collaborated with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Buck 65, Ria Mae to David Myles. He has also racked up an incredible number of Juno awards, Much Music Video Awards, and ECMA’s for his incredible talent and earned dozens of platinum and gold records. Despite the colossal success of his music, he has always remained close to his lifelong friends and living in the East Coast. Born and raised in small town Nova Scotia, he is a perfect representation of just how much an Atlantic Canadian can achieve on an international scale. 
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