News in Review - November 2000 The Sydney Olympics: Re-assessing the Costs

Despite the usual controversies, drug scandals and the inevitable political issues, the 2000 Sydney Games embodied the spirit and sportsmanship of what we refer to as "true Olympians". This report also looks at the return on the investment that a nation receives in terms of its athletes' performances as indicated by the number of medals won at the Games. For ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:40
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  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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News in Review - March 2012 The Vancouver Hockey Riot

In June of last year hundreds of hockey fans rioted in the streets of Vancouver, causing millions of dollars in damages. Since then police have been busy tracking down those responsible. In this News in Review story we revisit this event, looking at the progress of the police investigation, how the community is dealing with the aftermath, and why some ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:06
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  • Added on: 03/15/2012

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News in Review - October 2011 The Vancouver Riot: What Went Wrong?

Last June, a riot erupted in downtown Vancouver after that city’s hockey team lost the last game of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Hundreds of mostly young people went on a rampage, fighting with each other, setting fires, and looting stores. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the riot and what a recent report had to say about ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:21
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  • Added on: 10/15/2011

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News in Review - October 1994 The Victoria Games: The Commonwealth Connection

As part of the globalization trend in the world today, international economic, social and cultural units are growing. This report looks at the history, current status and international implications of the Commonwealth Games.
  • 1994
  • 00:15:55
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  • Added on: 10/15/1994

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News in Review - September 2001 The Walkerton Legacy: Ongoing Vigil

The environmental disaster that Ontario Premier Mike Harris called a terrible tragedy and what the local medical officer of health said could have been prevented has been the subject of an official inquiry. It was also a warning that reverberated throughout the country. In the wake of Walkerton, other questionable and dangerous water supplies in Canadian municipalities have been discovered, ...
  • 2001
  • 00:15:32
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  • Added on: 09/15/2001

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The Fifth Estate The War on Wheat

It's a multi-billion dollar battle for your belly. Millions of people are joining the anti-wheat revolution. Kellogg's, the world's largest cereal maker, has seen its biggest drop in sales since the 1970s. Food companies are selling off their struggling bread divisions. It's all because best-selling health evangelists say that wheat is causing everything from fat bellies to schizophrenia. But do ...
  • 2015
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  • Added on: 09/02/2015

News in Review - March 1998 The Winter Olympics

Winter sports, Canada and the Olympics are interrelated themes as are national pride, triumph and disappointment. This time the drama of the Olympics is played out against a simple and classic cultural backdrop. As theatre, the Nagano Games portray not only athletic ideals and achievement but also the conflicts and controversies that have increasingly become part of the international Olympic ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:15
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  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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The National This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the North

A Ryerson University student has built a greenhouse on the Arctic Circle that allows people in the far North to grow fresh produce.
  • 2016
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  • Added on: 10/19/2016

The Fifth Estate This Secret Shame

This story concerns a terrifying ritual that at one time or another becomes reality in the life of so many Canadian youngsters – bullying. It can go far past teasing and name-calling; it can come to feel like a death sentence. And that's how it felt for Wesley Oleksuk, the constant target of vicious bullying. The summer before his first ...
  • 1996
  • 00:27:19
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 1

Thunder Blanket explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer. In the first episode of this five-part series, we meet Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean, a young Mohawk mother and independent filmmaker who struggles to cope with the shock of diagnosis, the continued demands of raising a household of four, and the anxiety towards the long recovery ahead. Faced with the loss ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:09
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  • Added on: 06/22/2017