News in Review - October 2012 Lance Armstrong: Hero or Villain ?

The defiant cyclist stepped to the podium at the World Cancer Congress in Montreal and told the 2,000 dignitaries gathered before him, “My name is Lance Armstrong. I am a cancer survivor. I’m a father of five. And yes, I won the Tour de France seven times.” (Associated Press, August 29, 2012) This marked the first public appearance by Armstrong ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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The National Life Sentence: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can lead to learning disabilities, poor judgment and antisocial behaviour. It is caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. FAS causes permanent organic injury to the brain. One in 500 babies born in Canada suffers from this condition. Now, new research suggests our prisons are full of victims of FAS – many of them undiagnosed. A study shows ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2007 Living as a Homeless Person

Homelessness is a big problem in Canada. Thousands of Canadians spend their nights on the street or in homeless shelters. But what is it really like not to have a place to call home? In this News in Review story CBC reporter Mark Kelley tries to find out by spending seven days as a homeless person in Montreal. We'll follow ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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The Nature of Things Morphine on Trial

Morphine has been a salve for war-weary soldiers, a pain reliever for new mothers and a fuel for writers and poets. The analgesic qualities of the drug are still considered supreme, but so are its addictive properties. The clash over its utility as an effective pain reliever and its identity as an addictive narcotic puts morphine at the centre of ...
  • 2001
  • 00:54:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2018 Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot New

The government of Canada is legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana for people 19 years of age and up (18 in Alberta and Quebec) as of October 17, 2018. That makes Canada only the second country in the world to legalize pot. There will be strict regulations surrounding where the drug can be consumed, bought and grown. But ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - November 2005 Oxycontin Abuse: A Teenager's Story

A lot of young Canadians are trying a new drug these days, with often tragic results. The drug is called OxyContin. It's prescribed by doctors for severe and chronic pain. But when it's abused it can produce a heroin-like high. It's also highly addictive, and it can kill. In this News and Review story we'll look at how Atlantic Canada ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2005

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The Nature of Things Recovering Krystal

This emotionally-charged, spiritual journey follows the tortuous steps of a teenager struggling to escape a life of misery and degradation. Krystal is a 14-year-old drug addict and runaway who is ordered by the courts to attend an alcohol and drug treatment program. What makes Krystal's story distinctive is that her rehabilitation requires that her parents attend counseling as well. Based ...
  • 2002
  • 00:45:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Recovery school designed to help teens struggling with addiction New

A recovery school in Barrie, Ont., that was designed to help teens struggling with addiction was shut down, and now there are calls to create one in B.C.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

News in Review - May 2004 Speed Trap: Fighting a Deadly Drug

A dangerous drug has been slowly making its way into communities right across Canada. It’s called crystal meth. It’s cheap, highly addictive, and wherever it goes it leaves a trail of shattered lives. This story looks at what happened when the drug started showing up in several communities along a stretch of the Yellowhead highway near Edmonton, Alberta. We’ll show ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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