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 - April 2018 Homelessness and Poverty: How the Poor Survive New

It’s not something we like to think about but we see it every day no matter where we live: people living on the streets. Now some cities are turning to social and supportive housing developments to deal with the homeless problem. One recently opened in Vancouver but it’s not going over well in the community. Meanwhile, there’s another level of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - April 2018 Missing, Murdered, Mishandled: Systemic Racism in Canada's Justice System? New

Can Indigenous people get fair treatment in Canada’s policing and courts system? Three high profile murder cases in Canada have highlighted the harsh reality of our justice system when it comes to Indigenous people. The outcome of each case has led to angry protests and cries of racism in our policing and courts; and in two cases, a review of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - April 2018 Water Scarcity: Are we Facing ​a​ Global Crisis? New

Water is more than a free resource that falls from the sky – it is essential to human survival. In Canada, we live in a country abundant with clean, fresh drinkable water but that’s not so for about two billion people around the world. What happens when it becomes scarce? With climate change and growing populations, some places are running ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - April 2018 Parkland School Shooting: How the Students Turned Tragedy into a Youth Movement New

On Valentine’s Day 2018 a gunman entered a high school in Parkand, Florida and opened fire. By the time he was apprehended there were 17 dead including teachers and students. The massacre became a warrior cry for the students. They raised their voices to demand stricter gun control laws and it swept across the country. It’s not the first time ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - March 2018 The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides New

The trial of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie exposed deep racial divides in our Canadian culture. Boushie was a young Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan. He and his friends drove onto the farm of Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old white farmer, in August 2016. When the dust settled, Boushie was dead and Stanley ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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  • NIR-18-03 - ​The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

News in Review - March 2018 Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon New

Lebanon may be a small country, but it’s a major player in Middle East politics. But what’s happening there lately is actually less about Lebanon and more about the big powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon is also Hezbollah heartland. Founded in 1982, Hezbollah, which stands for Party of God, was formed to resist Israeli occupation. But with its ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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News in Review - March 2018 Divide and Conquer: The Trump Effect New

Since his election as president, Donald Trump’s policies have been dividing the United States. But there are signs that the so-called “Trump Effect” may be backfiring. With midterm elections around the corner, Democrats are hoping to win back some power. And they’re being backed by some very unlikely supporters. It seems some lifelong Republicans have had enough. CBC’s Paul Hunter ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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News in Review - March 2018 Trump vs. the Media: The War on Journalism New

US President Donald Trump has declared a war on mainstream media. His repeated allegations of "fake news" is undermining the credibility of the fourth estate. As a result, journalists say the integrity of their work is more important now than ever. We take a look at how the media is responding to this war on journalism.
  • 2018
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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News in Review - February 2018 ​Halifax Explosion: 100 Years On​ New

It’s considered one of the deadliest disasters in Canadian history. On December 6, 1917, two vessels collided in Halifax Harbour. One was carrying explosives. The ensuing explosion ripped through the city, literally flattening the north end. Two thousand people were killed and another 9,000 were injured or maimed. It's an accident that scarred the city and its residents for decades. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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  • NIR-18-02 - ​Halifax Explosion: 100 Years On​

News in Review - February 2018 Raqqa in Ruins: Former ISIS Capital Reclaimed New

Raqqa was once a thriving city in Syria; until 2014, when the jihadist group ISIS declared it as its self-proclaimed capital. In 2017, the battle for Raqqa began with Russian and Syrian bombers providing air strikes and the U.S. led Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground. The battle took many months, but eventually ISIS was driven out. The city is ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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