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Looking for News in Review stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from 1990 to 2018, covering the key stories that mattered most to Canadian educators.Each story comes with a teacher guide that teases out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters.

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News in Review - September 2017 Cod Moratorium: 25 Years On

When the Canadian government shut down Newfoundland's northern cod fishing industry in 1992 there was an angry outcry. Up until then, fishermen scooped up to 600,000 tonnes of the fish out of the sea every year. But the seas were about to be fished dry – and cod as a species would disappear. CBC's Reg Sherren returns to Newfoundland 25 ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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News in Review - September 2017 Media and Terror: A Parasitic Relationship?

Terror attacks are making headlines almost nightly. And the media are keen to cover such extremes of violence, bringing the stories to their audiences. But does reporting the violence trigger more attacks? The CBC's Rosemary Barton takes a look at the link between terror attacks and the media.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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News in Review - September 2017 B.C. Burning: 2017 Summer of the Wildfires

In 2017, British Columbia experienced its worst wildfire season in its history. At its height 45,000 people were forced to flee their homes and more than 900,000 hectares were burning. This item looks at B.C.’s summer of the wildfire and examines the role that climate change is playing in terms of longer fire seasons and what it means for future ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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News in Review - September 2017 Battery Power: Canadian Technology Powering The Future

Lithium-ion batteries are the heart of new technology. They’re used to power everything from cell phones to electric cars and many consumer electronics. And it’s a Canadian firm, Electrovaya, that’s leading the way, producing clean, safe lithium-ion batteries. In order to grow their business, they’re expanding overseas to develop their products. Now they’re poised to become global leaders in the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:11:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Asylum Seekers: A Desperate Journey into Canada

Since the United States announced plans to change their immigration policy, the U.S.-Canadian border has been flooded with asylum seekers. Many undertake what’s called “irregular crossings” — at points that do not have immigration stations. They’re trying to circumvent the Safe Third Country Agreement, which restricts refugees to seeking asylum in the country of their arrival. In the first two ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Water Crisis: Living With Contaminated H2O

Most of us expect to turn on a tap and have clean, drinkable water flow out. But in many places in Canada and the United States the drinking water is contaminated. The hardest hit areas are indigenous communities. In fact, 71 indigenous communities in Canada do not have access to safe tap water. We look at two Ontario communities: one still ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Degrees of Disappointment: Is Higher Education Failing?

Young Canadians are feeling betrayed. They were told that if they went to university and got a good education they would get a secure job and a stable future. But that promise isn’t always coming true these days. Many graduates are ending up in precarious jobs with no future. Nick Purdon looks at the promise of higher education and asks ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Canada 150: Celebrating Our Sesquicentennial

As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday we take a look at some of the events planned ahead of the big July party. Arts reporter Deanna Sumanac-Johnson speaks with some Canadians who will not be celebrating Canada’s 150th because of what they see as a history of colonialism. And others debate this question: How old is Canada really? The ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 U.S. Travel Ban: Erecting a Muslim Wall

Within days of taking up his role as president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders. One such order suspended all refugees from entering the U.S. and banned travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. And it affected many foreign-born Americans, even those with visas and green cards. The ban drew immediate outrage and criticism both ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

​Twenty five years ago, Roberta Bondar blasted into history as the first Canadian woman in space. A research scientist in neurology, she used her education in the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Now, a quarter of a century later, she’s still flying high, reaching out to a younger generation to spark their curiosity in all things ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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