Avonlea (1990–1996)
Jasper Dale returns from England to find that Olivia has taken in poverty stricken cannery worker Lottie Cooper and her baby girl. The town is threatened by a potential amalgamation with Carmody.


William Brayne


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mag Ruffman ... Olivia Dale
Zachary Bennett ... Felix King
Lally Cadeau Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Cedric Smith ... Alec King
R.H. Thomson ... Jasper Dale
Katherine Ashby Katherine Ashby ... Lottie Cooper
David Ferry ... Stuart McRae
Barbara Hamilton Barbara Hamilton ... Eulalie Bugle
John Friesen ... Archie Gillis
Maja Ardal Maja Ardal ... Clara Potts
Roger Dunn ... Bert Potts
Brenda Devine Brenda Devine ... Mrs. Bradley
Robert Bednarski Robert Bednarski ... Wiley Lester
Dick Grant Dick Grant ... Carmody Mayor
Alan Jordan Alan Jordan ... Railway Official


The Town of Carmody is planning on amalgamating several surrounding communities, including Avonlea, into their town, all in the name of progress due to economies of scale. Although modernization has never been a selling point to most Avonlea residents, Eulalie Bugle and Archie Gillis lead the charge for amalgamation since they individually would gain monetarily from the move. While many in Avonlea work against amalgamation, including the Kings, the tide seems to be working for amalgamation with the showy and expensive propaganda provided by the pro-amalgamation forces, led by Carmody's mayor and officials of the railroad. A microcosm of the battle is the Dale Cannery. Many smaller canneries like the Dale's are closing due to the mega-cannery in Carmody being able to offer higher prices to the fishermen for the raw materials while undercutting prices to consumers. Lottie Cooper, a young single mother of a newborn, worked at one of those closed canneries. She comes to Olivia looking for... Written by Huggo

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24 March 1996 (Canada) See more »

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