Yes, the government of Nova Scotia has provided grants several times over the years. It is a good investment on their part because of the publicity the show has generated for the province. The owners of History Channel are the main funders. As I wrote recently, they invest in the show to generate profit from advertising and that greatly affects the end product for television. The Laginas were millionaires long before the TV show started and they have also chipped in a lot of money, the greatest chuck of which was to buy all but three or four lots on the island.

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