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Give your students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. From September to April, the top four news stories every month are broken down and given context — whether it’s the dangers of fake news, the verdict in the Colten Boushie case, the Florida students leading the charge on gun control, or the #MeToo movement. 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 - March 2019 Huawei Arrest: Canada Caught in a Political Tug of War New

The arrest of a top executive from Chinese company Huawei has placed Canada in the middle of a political tug of war. In December 2018, Canadian authorities detained Meng Wanzhou at the Vancouver airport at the request of U.S. law officials. Meng is the daughter of the founder of Huawei, the largest technical communications company in the world. She remains ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - March 2019 Fleeing Oppression: Saudi Teen Granted Asylum in Canada New

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was just 18 years old when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room and started tweeting for help. The young Saudi woman claimed she was fleeing the oppression of her family and country and was seeking asylum. Her plight captured global attention on social media. Within days she was flying to Toronto after Canada agreed to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - March 2019 Sleep Deprivation: Canada's Latest Epidemic New

About a third of Canadian adults say they get less than the recommended eight hours of sleep per night. And for teens, it's just as bad – more than half get much less than the eight to 10 hours per night of recommended shut eye. So why is sleep so important? Studies show that sleep is necessary to recharge, improve ...
  • 2019
  • 00:20:28
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  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - March 2019 Canada's New Food Guide: Eating Healthier to Live Better New

In January 2019 Health Canada released its new revised food guide. It was the first update of the nutritional eating manual in 12 years. Long gone is the emphasis on serving sizes and the five food groups, replaced now with larger portions of fruit and vegetables and more proteins – some from plant based sources and whole grains. The food ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - February 2019 Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21 New

The mysterious crash of CP Flight 21 five decades ago remains one of the largest unsolved mass murders in Canadian history. The commercial flight took off from Vancouver, bound for Whitehorse on July 8, 1965, when it exploded in mid-air over the B.C interior. All 52 people on board were killed. Weather was ruled out as a factor. The investigation ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:46
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  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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News in Review - February 2019 Northern Power: Enlightening Communities New

For most, electricity is something we take for granted. But more than 200 communities in the North don't have reliable power. That's because they're not hooked up to the power grid. Many of these communities are forced to run on costly diesel power, which is prone to frequent outages. Now a $1.6 billion government-backed project is going to bring power ...
  • 2019
  • 00:11:28
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  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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News in Review - February 2019 Food's Carbon Footprint: Creating Sustainable Sources New

The food we eat is under threat. There's less arable land and more people to feed than ever before. Add to that the fact that everything we produce leaves a carbon footprint. Greenhouse gases are created in the way we grow, harvest, ship, store, package, cook and dispose of the food we eat. So how do we make our food ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:13
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News in Review - February 2019 Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and his Mission New

David Saint-Jacques may not be a household name… yet! But he's likely to become one. He's only the 10th Canadian astronaut to go into space. He's assigned to spend six and a half months on the International Space Station conducting various experiments and operating the Canadarm. At 49 years of age, Saint-Jacques’ journey to space is as interesting as how ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:32
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  • Added on: 02/04/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Maya/Mathangi/M.I.A. – The Making of a Political Pop Star New

Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam – known simply as M.I.A. – is an acclaimed British rapper and pop star of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. Always controversial, she is an outspoken activist who uses her fame as a platform to express her political views, particularly about the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka. Film director Stephen Loveridge put together a documentary of the artist’s ...
  • 2019
  • 00:09:05
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  • Added on: 01/31/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Sir John A. Macdonald: A Legacy of Controversy New

Sir John A. Macdonald has become a controversial figure in modern times. Of course, he was Canada’s first prime minister, responsible for bringing about Confederation and building a rail line across the country. But in this era of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, his image has become a symbol of oppression to some. It was his policies that saw ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:26
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  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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