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In this unflinching documentary, four young adults tell their story of becoming a caregiver for an ailing parent earlier than expected. “It’s not something any young person envisions for themselves in their twenties,” says Kathryn who, at 27, looks after her mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “I feel like it’s impossible.”
In the first instalment in a three-part series, columnist Matt Gurney speaks to Vicki McKenna, the president of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, about the 2003 SARS outbreak. “We had emergency plans. We had all these codes — Code Reds, Code Silvers. But we didn’t really have, at that time, a real, solid, ongoing preparedness plan for something like SARS,” she says. “We just didn’t have it. The situation was fluid every day. Everyone needed advice. We had experts, but they all had different opinions. There was no lead in the province.”
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: Forgery, Morrisseau, and Indigenous art
This Saturday, TVO presents the world broadcast premiere of There Are No Fakes, which delves into the shadowy world of art fraud and brings into question the legacy of iconic Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau. The Agenda welcomes filmmaker Jamie Kastner to discuss the process of bringing this story to the screen.
10 p.m. — Inside Kenk
Toronto residents remember prolific bicycle thief Igor Kenk and his Queen Street shop where he sold stolen bikes and parts. After he was arrested and jailed in 2008, he sold the shop and disappeared. Ten years later, Kenk reflects on his storied past and his new life in Switzerland.
In this 2003 episode of Big Ideas, former Toronto city councillor Gordon Cressy discusses how to help others through difficult times: with support and kindness. “The strength in the end is holding hands,” he says. “And then being able to let go of it. So, people move on.”