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The National North America's longest-running sporting event turns 200

The National introduces you to the Ring family — coxswains and rowers who have been synonymous with the Royal St. John's Regatta for decades.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

Canada: The Story of Us New Identity (1946-1970)

Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage. Features stories/events include: Newfoundland joins Confederation, Viola Desmond and civil rights in Canada, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Newfoundland at Armageddon

One hundred years ago, on July 1st, 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment took part in a massive First World War offensive on the Somme, led by the British to liberate France and Belgium from the claws of the Germans. Some 800 soldiers from the Regiment went over the top that morning, near Beaumont-Hamel in France. The following day only 68 were ...
  • 2016
  • 01:28:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2016

News in Review - April 2016 ​Arrow Air: Canada’s Deadliest Plane Crash

More than 30 years ago, Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland shortly after take-off. The plane was carrying U.S. troops home from duty in the Middle East to their base in Kentucky. The plane came down shortly after take-off, killing all 248 people on board. It remains Canada’s worst aviation disaster, yet no one agrees on how it ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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Land and Sea The Mi'kmaq Way

There aren't too many people in Newfoundland and Labrador who can say they lived in a wigwam, or paddled a birch bark canoe.  But John Nick Jeddore can. He's the Conne River Elder who lived the Mi'kmaq way. A way of life long abandoned by the Mi'kmaq, but remembered by John Nick... remembered, because he was part of it. John ...
  • 2011
  • 00:22:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

News in Review - September 2012 Cod Moratorium 20 Years Later

July 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of a government-imposed moratorium on Newfoundland’s northern cod fishery. The action, taken by the federal Conservative government of Brian Mulroney, put 40,000 people out of work in Newfoundland and devastated hundreds of communities that depended on fishing as their primary industry.
  • 2012
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

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News in Review - April 2008 Coming Home to Newfoundland

For years, many Newfoundlanders have had to leave the province to find work in other parts of Canada. Now they might not have to do that anymore. The province is expected to undergo an economic boom thanks to the oil off its shores. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Newfoundlanders have left and whether ...
  • 2008
  • 00:12:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2001 Newfoundland: A New Economy

This special report by CBC correspondent Dan Bjarnason shows an emerging new economy in Newfoundland, one based on high-tech and Internet-oriented resource industries. There are also signs of economic prosperity as a result of the nearby North Atlantic oil fields that are generating jobs and money. Historically, the Newfoundland economy has depended on the ebb and flow of a single ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2001

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News in Review - September 1997 Newfoundland 500: John Cabot Was Here

Pride, festivities, pomp and circumstance, royal visitors, the tourism agenda, media attention and native protests make for a problematic mix in terms of an event that involves historical uncertainties.
  • 1997
  • 00:14:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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News in Review - May 1995 The Fish War: Pirates or Patriots?

Canada's actions to cut back Spanish overfishing on the Grand Banks is the point of departure for looking at the dwindling fishing industry and international politics.
  • 1995
  • 00:14:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1995

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News in Review - April 1992 Beleaguered Newfoundland

Our second story on Newfoundland examines the ongoing economic crisis in that province, especially in the areas of cod stocks and the Hibernia project.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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News in Review - February 1992 Joey: The Last Father of Confederation

The death of former Newfoundland Premier Joey Smallwood in December 1991 recalls an important chapter in Canadian constitutional history.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1992

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