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News in Review - December 2017 Disability in Demand: Hiring People with Autism New

Those with autism have not always been considered good candidates for the workforce. But that’s changing now. Employers are realizing that the unique qualities of an autistic mind can make for an employee who excels in certain thinking patterns. And that means a largely unemployable portion of the population is suddenly in demand. That’s not an accident. One firm in ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 Crisis on Campus: Mental Health Demands Surge New

There’s an increasing demand for mental health services on college and university campuses across Canada. That’s because the latest statistics show that one in five post-secondary students suffers from some kind of mental health issue. It can range from feeling overwhelmed to depression and suicidal thoughts. The number of students seeking counselling is multiplying so fast, colleges and universities are ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 Mind, Body and Spirit: Exploring Healthy Options New

The Canadian government considers this country to be in a health crisis. Obesity, diabetes, cancer and mental health issues are on the rise and taking a toll on the country’s health services. But we can all take steps now to live a healthier and longer life. The CBC’s health reporter Christine Birak takes us through just a few of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:20
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  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD New

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
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  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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News in Review - November 2017 Canada's 29th Governor General: Julie Payette New

Julie Payette has lived an exciting life that very few can even dream about. As an astronaut for Canada, she’s been to the International Space Station twice. She’s a pilot, an athlete, an engineer and speaks six languages. In October 2017, Ms. Payette, who is 53 years old, took on her latest adventure. She became Canada’s 29th Governor General – representing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:11
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  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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News in Review - November 2017 Border Running: Asylum Seekers Head To Canada New

Thousands of asylum seekers are fleeing into Canada from the U.S. They left their native countries to escape hardship, poverty, and in some cases war, only to learn that new U.S. immigration policies have made it hard for them to stay. Now they're heading to Canada – using illegal border crossings like Roxham Road. It's a one-way route out of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:06
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  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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News in Review - November 2017 The Rohingya Crisis: Is this Ethnic Cleansing? New

The Rohingya people have been described as the most persecuted minority in the world. They are an ethnic group of about one million who have lived for centuries in Myanmar – formerly Burma. They are not considered citizens and many are of the Muslim faith. In the summer of 2017 hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled their homes, headed for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:23
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News in Review - November 2017 Northern Lifeline: Churchill's Struggle for Survival New

Churchill, Manitoba, is located on the west shore of the Hudson Bay and is Canada’s gateway to the North. Historically, it’s been an important port since before the Hudson Bay Company built its first fort there. These days, it’s best known for being the polar bear capital of the world. Despite its tourist reputation, the town is facing incredible hardship. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:20
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News in Review - October 2017 Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis

The rise of unintentional drug overdoses in Canada is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. Numbers are rising so quickly, it’s being called an epidemic. Fentanyl-laced heroin is one of the worst culprits. Statistics show that many of those falling prey to the potentially fatal mixture are between 15 and 24 years of age. Big cities like Vancouver and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:55
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  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - October 2017 Violence in Virginia: The Rise of the Alt-Right

In August 2017 a quaint college town in Virginia became the epicentre of America’s cultural and racial divide. White nationalists clashed violently with counter protesters. One woman died after a car was deliberately driven into the crowds. Dozens were injured. But what led to this seeming re-emergence of virulent racism and white supremacy? And is this strictly an American problem? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
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  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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