Adaptable Animals

Adaptable Animals is an inspirational look into the world of animals with disabilities. Not long-ago animals with damaged limbs had a very difficult life, but with the advances in veterinary medicine, based on human kinetics, these animals now have a greater opportunity to live a more fulfilling life. In humans an orthotic or prosthetic device can be incredibly rehabilitating both physically and emotionally and animals can experience similar effects. Around the world there are only a handful of people who specialize in this area, and one of them is right here in Canada. Her name is Janice Olynich. Janice, a Certified Prosthetist with an honours degree in Kinesiology, fits clients like dogs and cats as well as other animals with custom prosthetic and orthotics device that she hand-crafts at her clinic in Toronto.

In each half-hour episode, we’ll profile four different animals. We’ll meet their owners and find out all about the animal’s life and what happened to them that led to their owners considering an orthotic or prosthetic device. The transformation can be quite immediate for some animals and take much longer for others, but ultimately these animals gain a greater range of mobility and a much more fulfilling and happy life. And with a happy animal comes a happy owner! Adaptable Animals empowers and enlightens the human spirit as we profile amazing creatures and their will to live normal lives with the help and guiding hand of Janice Olynich.

Adaptable Animals premieres March 23rd, 2022 at 8pm Eastern on AMI-tv.


New Upcoming AMI Documentaries

Mountain Road has 3 new documentaries airing at the end of the month on AMI-tv.

Adulting: Life After High Schoool

This documentary follows Beyond 21, a Cornwall based organization that offers adults with developmental disabilities a place to grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Premiering Thursday, April 23, at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv.

Different is Beautiful

Happy Soul Project is a movement and blog started by Tara McCallan about celebrating life, breaking down stigmas and changing perspectives, inspired by her daughter Pip who has Down Syndrome. Different is Beautiful tells their story. Premiering Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv.

That’s the Truth: The Musical History of Lucas Haneman

Lucas Haneman is an incredible musician. He has been a part of multiple bands, nearly mastered the guitar, and shares his passion for music with others through teaching. Lucas is also visually impaired. Be sure to catch his story from being born premature, all the way to competing in the International Blues challenge with his band, the Lucas Hanemean Express. Airing Friday, May 1st, at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv.

New Series Heavy Lifting Launching this Summer


Heavy Lifting is the new series that follows the intense lives of mobile crane operators as they make their living performing precision lifts. Day in and day out, these operators hoist massive loads and one mistake could be deadly. lt takes precision, control and single-minded focus. And each job presents unique dangers and challenges which these operators must deal with on the fly. No two lifts are ever the same.

This ten episode series will air on Corus’ French-language specialty channel Historia premiering on Thursday, June 1 at 6:00 PM/ET under the title Surcharge maximale. The English version of the series will launch Friday, September 15 at 9:00 PM/ET on AMI.

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Smartass-ociates Live Taping

One Night Only November 23, 2016

Centrepointe Studio Theatre

If you’re a fan of CBC Radio’s “The Debaters” then there’s no debate you’re going to love, the Smartass-ociates with Steve Patterson.

For one thing, it stars “The Debaters” host Steve Patterson and some of the very same hilarious comedians who mix laughs with logic week in and week out on CBC.

But this show takes current affairs to a whole new level as Steve speaks to – and laughs with – some of Canada’s most interesting newsmakers, experts and industry leaders about headline stories.

These in-depth conversations will go where no journalist has gone before and have you laughing so hard you won’t even realize that you’re learning.

Then, to make the laughs even louder, some of Canada’s funniest stand-ups will perform a customized set based on the topic at hand and then sit down with Steve and the featured guest in a discussion that is as entertaining as it is enlightening.

The Smartass-ociates with Steve Patterson. Making smart people funnier. And funny people smarter.


Reno My Reno Premiere


Ah, the cottage… an oasis of tranquility from the hustle and bustle of life. Or is it? When the cottage has become a disaster reno zone with exposed insulation, half-completed 2×4 walls, and excessive amounts of spray foam that have made the view of the lake a lot harder to enjoy. The good news is contractor Dave Depencier is coming to the rescue of cottagers in over their heads with a reno gone totally wrong in Mountain Road Productions’ newest renovation show. The 13-episode series, Reno My Reno, premieres June 4 at 9:30pm ET/PT on Cottage Life.


I Wrecked My House Premiere

Put down the duct tape and back away slowly! Laser-witted comedian Steve Patterson hosts HGTV Canada’s newest home renovation show, guaranteed to combine laughs with spectacular home transformations. The 14-episode series, I Wrecked My House, premieres April 28 with back-to-back episodes at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada.


Real or Fake? Webseries Release


Mountain Road Productions is thrilled to announce the release of REAL OR FAKE?, a National Geographic Kids’ game show produced exclusively for the web that hits the streets and asks kids to separate the fact from fiction.


Steve Patterson Nominated for CSA Award


The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced their selections for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards this morning and among the talented nominees is stand-up comedian Steve Patterson for hosting HGTV Canada’s 1-Hour Special of I Wrecked My House, which is out to prove that duct tape doesn’t fix everything.


Mountain Road Update

Mountain Road begins production on new series for HGTV Canada and Cottage Life & new Nat Geo Kids webseries in post-production

Mountain Road Productions is gearing up for a bustling winter of production after having recently received two new series green lights with HGTV Canada and Cottage Life. 


Bigger Machines. Bigger Power. Bigger Sales.

SELLING BIG season 2 premieres September 3 at 10pm ET/PT on Cottage Life

Get ready to place your bid! Selling Big is back with an action-packed second season of buying and selling massive industrial machines, as Canada’s Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers strive to outdo last year’s national sales record of one billion dollars.