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News in Review - December 2008 Cell Phones and Drivers

The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would ban the use of cell phones while driving. The legislation would also allow police to charge drivers for using other hand-held devices like iPods and video game players. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why some Canadians think the ban goes too far and why others think it doesn’t ...
  • 2008
  • 00:10:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - December 2008 Cell Phones and Drivers

The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would ban the use of cell phones while driving. The legislation would also allow police to charge drivers for using other hand-held devices like iPods and video game players. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why some Canadians think the ban goes too far and why others think it doesn’t ...
  • 2008
  • 00:10:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - December 2008 Electronic Waste and China

When we dispose of electronic devices like computers and cell phones we don’t throw them in the garbage. Because they contain toxic substances, we dump them at places where they can be recycled. But a lot of this electronic garbage is ending up in China. In this News in Review story we’ll look at one Chinese town where so-called e-waste ...
  • 2008
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - December 2008 Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

As winter arrives in Afghanistan millions of Afghans are facing starvation. To make matters worse, Taliban insurgents have started targeting aid workers, making relief efforts more dangerous and difficult. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what one Canadian, former cabinet minister Flora MacDonald, is doing to try to help people in rural Afghanistan.
  • 2008
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - December 2008 Canada Faces a Recession

As the global economic crisis continues, some economists are predicting that Canada will slide into a recession. It would be the first recession in 16 years and could hit some parts of Canada particularly hard. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the economic crisis is affecting the Canadian economy and what is being done to try ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - November 2008 Canada and the Economic Breakdown

In early October 2008, a global credit crunch that began in the United States spread to Canada. Stocks plunged and many Canadians began to worry about their savings and whether the country was heading for a recession. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what caused the credit crunch and how it could affect the Canadian economy.
  • 2008
  • 00:14:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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News in Review - November 2008 Americans Choose a New President

On November 4, Americans went to the polls to choose a new president. The vote came after a long and bitterly contested campaign between the Democratic candidate Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the campaign and what happened when voting day finally arrived.
  • 2008
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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News in Review - November 2008 A Community Fights Gangs and Guns

Although crime rates in Canada have been going down, gang violence has been increasing. In many Canadian cities young gang members with guns have become a deadly problem. They are not only killing each other; sometimes innocent people are caught in the crossfire. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how gangs and guns turned an Alberta community ...
  • 2008
  • 00:17:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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News in Review - November 2008 The Push to Grow More Food in Canada

Thanks to modern transportation, Canadians can enjoy fruits and vegetables from all over the world. But as the amount of foreign produce continues to increase, the amount of home-grown fruits and vegetables has been dropping. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how one community in Ontario is trying to reverse that trend by getting people to “buy local.”
  • 2008
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2008 Commuters, Cars and Bicycles

As fuel costs continue to rise, more Canadians are using bicycles to commute. But that ride can be a difficult and frustrating one. In this News in Review story we’ll look at some of the roadblocks to biking. We’ll also examine how bike theft has become a big problem and what riders can do to try to keep their bicycles ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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