News in Review

News in Review, now in its 24th season, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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News in Review - October 2017 Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis New

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - October 2017 Social Influencers: Leveraging Popularity for Paydirt New

In a world where those with the most followers means popularity and leverage, there’s a new celebrity in town. They’re called social influencers. They tweet, blog and video their brand picks all the way to the bank. And companies are willing to spend big bucks to get their endorsement if they can link their brand to new customers. But what ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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

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 the re-emergence of racism and white supremacy?  And is this strictly an American problem?  It seems ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - October 2017 Extreme Storms: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season New

The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 will ultimately be one for the record books. Not for having the most hurricanes in a season, but as possibly the strongest hurricane month ever recorded. Five major hurricanes formed, with three making their way to shore – two as top-rated Category 5 storms. They came in quick succession and brought devastating winds and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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

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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  • NIR-17-09 - Cod Moratorium: 25 Years On

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

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 New

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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  • NIR-17-09 - B.C. Burning: 2017 Summer of the Wildfires

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

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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  • NIR-17-09 - Battery Power: Canadian Technology Powering The Future

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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  • NIR-17-04 - Asylum Seekers: A Desperate Journey into Canada

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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  • NIR-17-04 - Water Crisis: Living With Contaminated H2O