Arctic Air is a Canadian drama television series that began airing on CBC Television on January 10, 2012. The series was canceled on due to government budgetary cuts. Arctic Air is about the unconventional family who runs it; the owners are an old school bush pilot. Episodes focus on interpersonal conflicts between the characters as well as dramatic flying missions with their aging fleet of Douglas DC-3s, de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otters and other aircraft; each episode has more flying missions. Adam Beach as Bobby Martin Pascale Hutton as Krista Ivarson Kevin McNulty as Mel Ivarson Stephen Lobo as Dev Panwar Carmen Moore as Loreen Cassway John Reardon as Blake Laviolette Emilie Ullerup as Astrid Poulsen Timothy Webber as Cece Cooper Rebecca Marshall as Lindsay Gallagher Tanaya Beatty as Caitlin Janvier Niall Matter as Tag Cummins In some episodes, the production crew used Buffalo Airways' hangar in Yellowknife as backdrop. Entertainment One released the complete first season on DVD in Canada on November 20, 2012.
Season 2 was released on January 7, 2014. The third and final season was released on October 14, 2014. According to CBC, the total audience for the first episode was just over 1 million viewers. CBC Television released 5 mini-episodes online, titled Man of the North as supporting material to the first season of the series; these webisodes were each 2–3 minutes in length. In support of the show's second season, an online game was launched on its official website, entitled Arctic Air Adventure. A series of short clips, available through the series page on the CBC website, were produced to complement the second-season finale; this online content was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, in the Best Cross Platform Project, category. For the third series of the show, additional content was provided through the show's page on the CBC website, which included additional scenes, supporting material such as photographs taken by characters, phone conversations and additional graphics related to each episode.
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Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011; the Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre, which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America behind New York City, San Francisco, Mexico City according to the 2011 census. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census. 30% of the city's inhabitants are of Chinese heritage. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city. Vancouver is named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world's most well-living cities for five consecutive years.
Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009. In 2014, following thirty years in California, the TED conference made Vancouver its indefinite home. Several matches of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup were played in Vancouver, including the final at BC Place; the original settlement, named Gastown, grew up on clearcuts on the west edge of the Hastings Mill logging sawmill's property, where a makeshift tavern had been set up on a plank between two stumps and the proprietor, Gassy Jack, persuaded the curious millworkers to build him a tavern, on July 1, 1867. From that first enterprise, other stores and some hotels appeared along the waterfront to the west. Gastown became formally laid out as a registered townsite dubbed Granville, B. I.. As part of the land and political deal whereby the area of the townsite was made the railhead of the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated shortly thereafter as a city, in 1886.
By 1887, the Canadian Pacific transcontinental railway was extended westward to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport to the Pacific Ocean, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient / East Asia, Eastern Canada, Europe. As of 2014, Port Metro Vancouver is the third-largest port by tonnage in the Americas, 27th in the world, the busiest and largest in Canada, the most diversified port in North America. While forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry. Major film production studios in Vancouver and nearby Burnaby have turned Greater Vancouver and nearby areas into one of the largest film production centres in North America, earning it the nickname "Hollywood North"; the city takes its name from George Vancouver, who explored the inner harbour of Burrard Inlet in 1792 and gave various places British names. The family name "Vancouver" itself originates from the Dutch "Van Coevorden", denoting somebody from the city of Coevorden, Netherlands.
The explorer's ancestors came to England "from Coevorden", the origin of the name that became "Vancouver". Archaeological records indicate that Aboriginal people were living in the "Vancouver" area from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago; the city is located in the traditional and presently unceded territories of the Squamish and Tseil-Waututh peoples of the Coast Salish group. They had villages in various parts of present-day Vancouver, such as Stanley Park, False Creek, Point Grey and near the mouth of the Fraser River. Europeans became acquainted with the area of the future Vancouver when José María Narváez of Spain explored the coast of present-day Point Grey and parts of Burrard Inlet in 1791—although one author contends that Francis Drake may have visited the area in 1579; the explorer and North West Company trader Simon Fraser and his crew became the first-known Europeans to set foot on the site of the present-day city. In 1808, they travelled from the east down the Fraser River as far as Point Grey.
The Fraser Gold Rush of 1858 brought over 25,000 men from California, to nearby New Westminster on the Fraser River, on their way to the Fraser Canyon, bypassing what would become Vancouver. Vancouver is among British Columbia's youngest cities. A sawmill established at Moodyville in 1863, began the city's long relationship with logging, it was followed by mills owned by Captain Edward Stamp on the south shore of the inlet. Stamp, who had begun logging in the Port Alberni area, first attempted to run a mill at Brockton Point, but difficult currents and reefs forced the relocation of the operation in 1867 to a point near the foot of Dunlevy Street; this mill, known as the Hastings Mill, became the nucleus. The mill's central role in the city waned after the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s, it remained important to the local economy until it closed in the 1920s. The settlement which came to be called Gastown grew around
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included, it is home to the nation's capital city and the nation's most populous city, Ontario's provincial capital. Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, Quebec to the east and northeast, to the south by the U. S. states of Minnesota, Ohio and New York. All of Ontario's 2,700 km border with the United States follows inland waterways: from the west at Lake of the Woods, eastward along the major rivers and lakes of the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence River drainage system; these are the Rainy River, the Pigeon River, Lake Superior, the St. Marys River, Lake Huron, the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and along the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, Ontario, to the Quebec boundary just east of Cornwall, Ontario.
There is only about 1 km of land border made up of portages including Height of Land Portage on the Minnesota border. Ontario is sometimes conceptually divided into Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario; the great majority of Ontario's population and arable land is in the south. In contrast, the larger, northern part of Ontario is sparsely populated with cold winters and heavy forestation; the province is named after Lake Ontario, a term thought to be derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron word meaning "great lake", or skanadario, which means "beautiful water" in the Iroquoian languages. Ontario has about 250,000 freshwater lakes; the province consists of three main geographical regions: The thinly populated Canadian Shield in the northwestern and central portions, which comprises over half the land area of Ontario. Although this area does not support agriculture, it is rich in minerals and in part covered by the Central and Midwestern Canadian Shield forests, studded with lakes and rivers. Northern Ontario is subdivided into two sub-regions: Northeastern Ontario.
The unpopulated Hudson Bay Lowlands in the extreme north and northeast swampy and sparsely forested. Southern Ontario, further sub-divided into four regions. Despite the absence of any mountainous terrain in the province, there are large areas of uplands within the Canadian Shield which traverses the province from northwest to southeast and above the Niagara Escarpment which crosses the south; the highest point is Ishpatina Ridge at 693 metres above sea level in Temagami, Northeastern Ontario. In the south, elevations of over 500 m are surpassed near Collingwood, above the Blue Mountains in the Dundalk Highlands and in hilltops near the Madawaska River in Renfrew County; the Carolinian forest zone covers most of the southwestern region of the province. The temperate and fertile Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Valley in the south is part of the Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests ecoregion where the forest has now been replaced by agriculture and urban development. A well-known geographic feature is part of the Niagara Escarpment.
The Saint Lawrence Seaway allows navigation to and from the Atlantic Ocean as far inland as Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. Northern Ontario occupies 87 percent of the surface area of the province. Point Pelee is a peninsula of Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario, the southernmost extent of Canada's mainland. Pelee Island and Middle Island in Lake Erie extend farther. All are south of 42°N – farther south than the northern border of California; the climate of Ontario varies by location. It is affected by three air sources: cold, arctic air from the north; the effects of these major air masses on temperature and precipitation depend on latitude, proximity to major bodies of water and to a small extent, terrain relief. In general, most of Ontario's climate is classified as humid continental. Ontario has three main climatic regions; the surrounding Great Lakes influence the climatic region of southern Ontario. During the fall and winter months, heat stored from the lakes is released, moderating the climate near the shores of the lakes.
This gives some parts of southern Ontario milder winters than mid-continental areas at lower latitudes. Parts of Southwestern Ontario have a moderate humid continental climate, similar to that of the inland Mid-Atlantic states and the Great Lakes portion of the Midwestern United States; the region has warm to cold winters. Annual precipitation is well distributed throughout the year. Most of this region lies in the lee of the Great Lakes. In December 2010, the snowbelt set a new record when it was h
Road to Avonlea
Road to Avonlea is a Canadian television series first broadcast in Canada between January 7, 1990, March 31, 1996, in the United States starting on March 5, 1990. The program was created by Kevin Sullivan and produced by Sullivan Films in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Disney Channel, with additional funding from Telefilm Canada; the Disney Channel began airing the series in the United States on March 5, 1990, continued airing it in January 1997. The series was loosely adapted from a number of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a number of the series' episodes and situations were adapted from her stories; the characters are sourced from Montgomery’s works. Episodes included many leading characters that had no direct basis in Montgomery's written work; some episodes of the show were turned into the independent books by various authors. Around 30 titles have been released. In the United States, its title was shortened to Avonlea, a number of episodes were retitled and reordered.
When the series was released on VHS and DVD in the United States, the title changed from Road to Avonlea to Tales from Avonlea. The series was loosely adapted from a number of books by Lucy Maud Montgomery the books The Story Girl and The Golden Road, both of which feature the character of Sara Stanley, as well as the characters of Felicity and Cecily. However, these books, while set in Prince Edward Island, were not set in the village of Avonlea, a number of the series' episodes and situations were adapted from stories recounted in Montgomery's Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles of Avonlea. Other characters are sourced from other Montgomery works; the seen characters of Rachel Lynde and Marilla Cuthbert were only mentioned in passing in Chronicles of Avonlea—instead, they appeared as full-fledged characters in Montgomery's debut novel Anne of Green Gables. The characters of Davy and Dora were from Anne Of Avonlea, a sequel to Anne Of Green Gables. Episodes in particular included many leading characters that had no direct basis in Montgomery's written work.
As well, Montgomery's most famous character, Anne Shirley never appeared on Road To Avonlea, although she was referred to on few occasions. Some episodes of the show were turned into independent books by different authors. Around 30 titles have been released. In the United States, its title was shortened to Avonlea, a number of episodes were retitled and reordered; when the series was released on VHS and DVD in the United States, the title changed from Road to Avonlea to Tales from Avonlea. The series is set in the fictional small town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, in the early 20th century. There, 10-year-old Montreal heiress Sara Stanley is sent by her wealthy father to live with her two maiden aunts and Olivia King, to be near her late mother's side of the family after an embezzlement scandal results in him being placed under house arrest; the show's focus shifted over the years from Sara's interactions with locals to stories about the King family. Seasons of the show focused more on residents of Avonlea who were connected to the King family.
Sarah Polley left the show in 1994, returning for one guest star appearance in the sixth season and another one in the seventh season. Following the series proper, a reunion TV movie called An Avonlea Christmas was produced in 1998. Sara Stanley: An adventurous 10-year-old girl, used to fine living in Montreal, including a nanny, must learn to adjust to the simpler life in Avonlea, her mother, Ruth King - sister to Hetty, Alec and Olivia — died of tuberculosis when Sara was a toddler. When Sara's father, Blair Stanley runs into legal trouble, he arranges to have Sara and her nanny, Louisa Banks stay in Avonlea for a while. Sara stays without her nanny and lives with her single aunts and Olivia, at Rose Cottage. In seasons three–five, Sara concerns herself with matchmaking in Avonlea, which causes much controversy within the conservative town. After season five, Sarah Polley left the show. In the middle of season six, Sara reappears, both Louisa and Aunt Hetty start planning her future without consulting her.
Sara, yearning to become a writer, has applied to a prestigious writing school in Paris. In the end and Hetty accept Sara's plan. Sara returns for Felicity's wedding in the series finale, but does not appear in the reunion film, An Avonlea Christmas. However, Felicity mentions something Felix and Sara did in the past while trying to comfort a terrified Janet when Felix is listed as missing in action. Henrietta "Hetty" King: As the oldest King sibling, Hetty is head of the King family, she lives at Rose Cottage with her sister and their niece, Sara. She is an strict disciplinarian and school teacher for the Avonlea School. In seasons, Hetty quits teaching to write, but returns to teaching. While Sara is in Europe with her nanny, Hetty takes in Mrs. Lynde and the twins and Dora Keith. In the reunion movie, Hetty plans a holiday concert with her students, but she is badly injured before the big night and Felicity takes over the concert. While Hetty is in the hospital, she learns she has a malignant tumor and must have a risky operation.
The tumor is removed and Hetty is able to attend th
Night of the Twisters (film)
Night of the Twisters is a 1996 made-for-television disaster film, directed by Timothy Bond. The film premiered on The Family Channel on February 11, 1996, as the cable channel's first original movie. Filmed in Kleinburg, Ontario and based loosely on the 1984 young-adult novel of the same title by Ivy Ruckman, the film centers on a family's struggle to survive a night as a bizarre tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm tracks into and becomes stationary over their town; the film's prologue takes places in an area of rural farmland in Dannebrog, Nebraska in Fall 1996. While there, Bob Irisen – a storm chaser with the National Weather Service – is driving down a country road to track a massive supercell thunderstorm; as a tornado touches down yards away Bob warns a family living nearby, right as the family's daughter Sarah, arrives home from school, about the oncoming twister, which sends them running into their root cellar just before it destroys their farm. Meanwhile, in Blainsworth, teenager Dan Hatch, an aspiring and practicing artist, being pushed by his stepfather Jack to be an athlete, participates in a bike race and damages his bicycle.
Much to his luck, he wins a new bike in a raffle held by a local bank. While trying out his new bicycle and his best friend Arthur Darlington run into Arthur's two sisters and Ronnie Vae, while at the park. Dan and Arthur arrive home as the former's mother Laura is preparing dinner, when she asks Dan to tend to his baby half-brother, Ryan. Laura's sister, calls to inform her that they have been assigned to a fill-in shift as waitresses at the Salty Dawg, the local diner where they both work. On the road, while continuing to track the massive storm creeping toward the town, Bob decides to head southeast into Blainsworth, as Stan - the meteorologist he is radioing to - is astonished at the rogue uncharacteristic spring-like nature of the storm system for the fall when it is far too cold; the action begins. Several minutes after Jack leaves to check on his mother, fast asleep in her rocking chair when he phoned her, tornado sirens blare throughout town, only to cut off abruptly as Dan goes to get Ryan from his crib.
The eerie stillness outside afterward gives way to a violent tornado that approaches Blainsworth's Capital Heights neighborhood, with the sucking noises emitting from the drains notifying Dan and Arthur of its pending arrival. After Dan and Arthur escape from the basement of the leveled house through the collapsing floor beams where the first floor once stood, look in awe of the rubble, once the Hatch family's home, Arthur runs into Stacey and Ronnie Vae, who both survived the twister themselves in the Darlington's home; as Dan struggles to find his own family and Jenny are trapped inside the Salty Dawg, destroyed by one of the tornadoes. Dan and Stacey go save Dan's grandmother, Belle, at her farm; as Dan and Stacey rush in the car to get Belle treated for her injuries, Dan finds Jack on a closed road, with his truck –, overturned by the tornado, pinning him underneath it – covered in fallen power lines. However, Jack just gives a simple thank-you to the fact that Dan saved him from multiple dangers though his stepson may have been the only one down the road, able to help him as it was blocked by policemen due to it being blocked by the downed lines and broken underground utility lines.
That night at the shelter, Dan reveals to Stacey that Jack is his stepfather and that his real father, Daniel Sr. was a pilot, killed in a plane crash when Dan was 6. After telling her that he feels he isn't good enough in Jack's eyes and talks about the good qualities that his stepfather has, Stacey helps Dan consider that the two could try to find some common ground. Jack – followed by Dan, who sneaks himself and Ryan into the station wagon loaned to Jack – leave the shelter to go and look for Laura. Just as Bob pulls his truck into the driveway of the destroyed house, helping passengers Jenny and Laura along with him searching for Jack and Ryan, Jack's station wagon drives up and the family is reunited; as soon as everyone is relieved they survived the storm, three tornadoes touch down near them. Bob, realizing that there
50/50 (2011 film)
50/50 is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Levine, written by Will Reiser, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston. The film is loosely inspired by Reiser's own experience with cancer, it was released on September 30, 2011 and grossed $41 million, received critical acclaim, with particular praise for Gordon-Levitt's performance and Reiser's screenplay. Adam Lerner is a 27-year-old public radio journalist in Seattle with girlfriend and artist Rachael of whom best friend and co-worker Kyle disapproves. While Kyle is brash and outspoken, Adam is more mild-mannered. After experiencing harsh pains in his back, Adam is diagnosed with schwannoma neurofibrosarcoma, a malignant tumor in his spine, must undergo chemotherapy, he sees on the Internet that survival is 50/50. After Adam reveals this, his overbearing mother, who nurses her Alzheimer's-stricken husband Richard, offers to care for him but Adam declines, as Rachael has promised to take care of him.
While at one of his treatments, Adam meets Mitch and Alan, two older cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, they become friends. Rachael is uncomfortable during his treatments and is late to pick him up, she gets him a retired racing greyhound as a pet, named Skeletor. Throughout Adam's struggle, Kyle attempts to maintain his morale, helping Adam shave his head and using his illness to pick up women. While on a date, Kyle sees Rachael with another man at a gallery and takes a photo forcing her to confess to infidelity by showing it to Adam, who breaks up with her, he starts to follow Kyle's advice, using his illness to pick up two women at a bar. Meanwhile, Adam is being treated by a young, inexperienced therapist, Katherine McKay, a PhD candidate doing the clinical aspect of her thesis at the hospital. Although their relationship and sessions begin unevenly, he begins to open up to her. After she drives him home after one of his chemo sessions, the two develop a rapport, blurring their professional and personal relationship.
She helps Adam understand his mother's situation and that loved ones feel just as much stress as the patient, which helps Adam repair the rift between him and his mother. After Mitch dies, Adam's fear of his potential death and future surface as he is subsequently informed that he needs to undergo surgery; the night before, Adam argues with an intoxicated Kyle, demanding that he drive though he cannot. After a near miss, Adam breaks down and berates Kyle for not taking him and using it for his own gain. Adam calls Katherine and tells her that he wishes he had a girlfriend like her, but says he is tired and just wants it to be over; that night, Adam stays at Kyle's and finds a book entitled'Facing Cancer Together' from their first trip to a bookstore where Kyle picked up the shop clerk—filled with notes, highlighted paragraphs and turned-down pages, proving that Kyle sincerely cares and has been continuing to treat Adam the same since his diagnosis. The next day, Kyle drops Adam off, who embraces Kyle for being a good friend and apologizes for the previous night.
After Adam says his farewells to family, he undergoes the surgery. During the wait, Katherine inadvertently meets Adam's family and Kyle. After the surgery, Kyle and Katherine are told that although the bone degradation was worse than they had thought, the tumor was removed and that Adam will recover; some time Adam is getting ready for a date with Katherine, while Kyle encourages him and cleans the incision on Adam's back from the surgery. The doorbell rings and Adam lets Katherine inside. After Kyle leaves, Katherine asks, "Now what?," and Adam smiles — at last being free of cancer. The screenplay is loosely based on the experience of screenwriter Will Reiser, friend of the film's co-lead, Seth Rogen. Reiser is close with Evan Goldberg of Da Ali G Show; the film was going to be called I'm with Cancer before it was announced that this was a working title. The film was renamed Live with It and 50/50. James McAvoy was going to play the lead role before he left the film due to personal reasons, as he was afraid of missing the birth of his first child, was replaced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Principal photography was scheduled from February 22, 2010 to March 31, 2010. The film was filmed in Richmond and Vancouver, British Columbia as well as Seattle, Washington; the head-shaving scene in the film was featured on the movie commercials. At the 50/50 premiere in New York, Gordon-Levitt said, "We only had one take because you can't shave your head twice." Rogen recalled, "It was the first day of filming, we improvised the whole thing, not wise when it's something you have one take for, but it turned out funny." Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 93%, based on 196 reviews, with a rating average of 7.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse." Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score, gives the film a score of 72 out of 100, based on 42 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Sean Burns wrote in the Philadelphia Weekly that Levine "knows how to stay out of the way long enough to let a talented cast shine, Rogen's fundamental, unexpected decency, which can only be expressed through shoulder-punching obscenities, grows more moving as the picture wears on."David Schmader, writing in the Stranger, praises "'50/50's stellar cast, from the omnipresent lead Joseph Gordon-Levitt (whose Rankin/Bass puppet
Wind at My Back
Wind at My Back is a television series which aired in Canada on CBC Television between 1996 and 2001. It was created and produced by Kevin Sullivan, best known for his adaptation of Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea; the series had five seasons, each with 13 episodes, a Christmas-themed movie produced to wrap up loose ends, following the unexpected cancellation of the series. In the United States, Wind at My Back first aired on Encore WAM! and on the Odyssey Network. Its last airing on Hallmark was in 2001. At the beginning of 2010, the series was picked up by BYU Television as part of its Friday night lineup, expanded to weekdays to air at 11 am, 5 pm, 6 am ET; that same year, the series was picked up by PTL Satellite Network-rebranded The Inspiration Network to air weekdays at 2 pm, 7 pm, 12 am. Season one started airing on the Inspiration Network in the summer of 2011 at 7:00 pm ET; the series is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s, in the fictional small mining town of New Bedford in Northern Ontario.
The family drama followed the members of the Bailey family as they lived through a time marked by hardship. Wind at My Back was loosely based on the books of Max Braithwaite, Never Sleep Three in a Bed and The Night We Stole the Mounties Car; the series opens in 1932, as Jack and Honey Bailey lose their hardware store and are forced to move back to Jack's hometown in Northern Ontario, where his family owns a silver mine. When Jack dies after being stung by hornets, Honey is forced to leave her children with her domineering mother-in-law while she searches for work; the series follows Honey, her children, their extended family, friends as they attempt to survive and thrive during the 1930s. When the show begins, Roman Catholic Honey is married to Presbyterian Jack Bailey, they own a small town hardware, store but it is forced into bankruptcy when the bank calls their loan. They return to Jack's mother's home, revealing Jack is from a privileged upbringing. Jack finds the visit intolerable with his overbearing mother and retreats with his family to their summer cabin by the lake.
Upon cleaning the house out, Jack encounters a nest of hornets that overtake him. Honey and the children try to get him back to town, but he succumbs to the stings and dies soon after. While at May's house, Honey tries to find work to no avail. May forces Honey to give up her baby daughter, Violet, to the care of distant relatives, telling her that the judge would find her unfit should she try to fight it. Honey never understood the arrangement May had offered the relatives regarding Violet, that she was up for a full adoption. Not finding work in New Bedford, Honey decides she must leave the boys with May while she looks for work elsewhere, she lives with her brother for a while. She got a job, but her brother sold the building the apartment was in, stole her money, left town without telling her, she lost her job following a near-death illness. To recuperate, she reluctantly went back to May's, she given a job at the mine, May's mine, soon creates a following in the town as a hairdresser. She makes friends in the small town, one of whom lives in the house, May's adult daughter.
Grace is a savior to the boys on many occasions. Honey and the boys suffered months of May's manipulations, including the near-kidnap of her daughter, Violet, to Florida. Honey takes her children to live in the back room of the local laundromat, she loses her job at the mine, but gains a part-time one in the laundromat. She loses all of her hairdressing clients. Max, a man of whom she had grown quite fond, asks her to marry him, he takes a teaching job in Albany, NY. May is beyond distressed, she tries first to manipulate the school board into letting Max keep his job, but after they had fired him for her, they refused. She goes to her son to try to convince him to give Honey her job back at the mine; this does not work. Her last resort is to try to make a gift of the house Honey had been saving to buy, but May had purchased it out from under her so she could not have it and Honey declined the gift. At the last minute, Max receives a job offer that could keep them in New Bedford, something Honey's second son, Henry, or Fat wants to do.
His youth and naivete allowed him to see the good of May's heart and he explained he did not want to leave because he knew it would hurt her if they did. Honey and Max Sutton marry, they live in the local hotel in a suite of comfortable rooms. Hub's bad behaviors seem to be level out and things quieten for the family. Shortly after their marriage, Honey discovers she is pregnant, her joy evaporates, when she is diagnosed with tuberculosis. She leaves for a sanatorium to recover and Max is forced to raise the four children; when she returns one year Honey finds that the children have grown and changed and that everyone in town is scared of her due to her illness. She recovers her hair salon and tries to begin her life again. Soon, her life is back to normal. May is Honey's domineering mother-in-law, she and her late husband are the founders of the town. They ran a mining operation. May's money and prestige allow her to have, she uses her pride, her sense of family, her religion to justify most of her manipulative actions.
She is right, but all of the conclusions could have been reached in far less intrusive ways. She never lets people reach their own conclusions. Due to her held Protestant ways, she is intol