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News in Review - February 2018 ​Halifax Explosion: 100 Years On​

It’s considered one of the deadliest disasters in Canadian history. On December 6, 1917, two vessels collided in Halifax Harbour. One was carrying explosives. The ensuing explosion ripped through the city, literally flattening the north end. Two thousand people were killed and another 9,000 were injured or maimed. It's an accident that scarred the city and its residents for decades. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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CANAdooDAday Viola Desmond

The story of one of Canada’s most famous civil rights icons, and the soon-to-be- face of the $10 bill is told.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:20
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/11/2017

Canada: The Story of Us New Identity (1946-1970)

Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage. Features stories/events include: Newfoundland joins Confederation, Viola Desmond and civil rights in Canada, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The National The Westray Disaster: 25 Years Later

Mourners in Nova Scotia commemorated the anniversary of an underground explosion that killed 26 coal miners. The effects of the disaster can still be felt by many.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/25/2017

The Sunday Edition Living in Hope: Viola Desmond's Story Classroom Favourites

This special presentation from CBC Radio's Sunday Edition is a dramatized account of a pivotal moment in Canadian race relations. On November 8, 1946 Viola Desmond refuses to move to the upstairs balcony in the Roseland Theatre, and is forcibly removed from the theatre and thrown in jail. The resulting legal battle was taken all the way to the Nova Scotia Supreme ...
  • 2007
  • 00:54:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2017

News in Review - September 1990 Donald Marshall

The Donald Marshall case is as straightforward as it is tragic. Marshall is a Mi’kmaq man who spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The subsequent inquiry showed evidence that discrimination and incorrect procedures led to this miscarriage of justice. The justice and police systems not only failed him, they indicted, tried, convicted and, ultimately, ...
  • 1990
  • 00:10:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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The National Only in Canada: Rocky Jones

The National's popular Only in Canada segment puts the spotlight on Burnley Allan "Rocky" Jones, a man remembered for his unflinching dedication to civil and human rights in Nova Scotia. Considered a revolutionary by some, Jones had connections with the Black Panther Party and was a founding member of the Black United Front in Nova Scotia. A prominent Halifax lawyer, he was ...
  • 2013
  • 00:02:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

The Canadian Experience Expulsion

In 1755, English colonial officials forcibly expelled 7,000 French-speaking Acadians from their lands in Nova Scotia, lands that had been in Acadian hands for almost 150 years. Expulsion follows the epic story of a people played as pawns in a struggle between two empires. It is a saga of death and dislocation and resistance that reverberates still — an event ...
  • 2004
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Land and Sea Pirates and Privateers

This Land and Sea doc introduces the notorious pirates who plundered Atlantic Canada during the 1700s and recalls the blunderbuss, the cutlass, evil deeds and even rumours of buried treasure. Not many Canadians know what is meant by the word "privateer", even though privateering was a significant social and financial force in times of war — whether against the Spanish, the ...
  • 2012
  • 00:22:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2010 How Tolerant Are Canadians?

Canada is a multicultural country where people of many races and backgrounds live in harmony together. Most of us are proud of our diversity, and like to think we live in a country where prejudice isn’t a problem. But how tolerant are we? In this News in Review story we’ll look at how a racist incident shocked a community. We’ll ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2010

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News in Review - April 2009 The Flight of the Silver Dart

Canada has a long and proud aviation history that began 100 years ago with the flight of the Silver Dart. On February 23, 1909, J.A.D. McCurdy piloted Canada’s first powered airplane across a frozen lake in Nova Scotia. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how a group of aviation enthusiasts brought history alive by recreating that famous ...
  • 2009
  • 00:18:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2000 Devco: What Price Loyalty?

This case study of the last generation of Cape Breton coal miners who held out for a better deal when their jobs disappeared is the starting point for examining issues such as the one-industry municipality in Canada, the interdependence of employer and employee, the commitment and loyalty to the workplace, and the rewards or lack of them in these crucial ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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News in Review - November 1999 Native Rights: Sharing Resources

The recent Supreme Court ruling, which interpreted a 1760 treaty signed by the British government as granting Mi’kmaq people on the East Coast the right to fish for a “moderate livelihood” even in the off-season, is the latest in a long series of complex events that have precipitated tension, administrative difficulties and conflict in our natural resources industries. The implications ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1997 Cole Harbour: A Racial Divide

Long-standing racial tensions surface again in the Maritimes community of Coal Harbour, where the high school is dealing with yet another explosion of violence.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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News in Review - March 1996 After the Westray Disaster: Troubling Questions

This second News in Review report on the Westray story examines the charges, the hearings and the issues of mine safety, politics and investment.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1996

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News in Review - September 1992 Last Shift: The Westray Mine Disaster

This report examines the controversies surrounding this accident and looks at the coal mining industry in general.
  • 1992
  • 00:10:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1992

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