News in Review - March 1992 Disappearing Ozone: Danger in the Sun?

The debate over the thinning of the ozone layer has intensified, with evidence of ozone depletion over Canadian territory. This report looks at the science and politics of the issue.
  • 1992
  • 00:11:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1992

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News in Review - October 2014 Distracted Drivers: License to Kill

Distracted driving kills. It's a clear and simple statement that nearly everyone accepts as true, yet it continues to happen. Whether it's texting or talking on your phone while behind the wheel, the moment your attention wanders you're putting yourself and others in danger. What will it take to make our roads safer?
  • 2014
  • 00:14:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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The National DNA and Cystic Fibrosis: 50 Years of Research

It's been 50 years since Cambridge scientists Francis Crick and Jim Watson unveiled the most important discovery of the 20th century: the basic structure of DNA. While it's true that their discovery opened up a world of understanding, what have we learned in that time? Has this discovery gotten us any closer to ridding humans of genetic disease? Two sisters ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:22
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Do Canadian schools need a food services makeover? New

A coalition of food security advocates and parents say Canadian schools are doing a poor job at promoting health and nutrition and are calling for a new unified national food policy.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:08
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  • Added on: 02/12/2018

Quirks & Quarks Dogs Catch Cancer

Canine transmissible venereal tumor, or CTVT, is an unusual contagious cancer that affects dogs around the world. Live cancer cells are transmitted from dog to dog during mating. Dr. Elizabeth Murchison, a cancer geneticist at Cambridge University, has sequenced the genome of this cancer. The results suggest that it has survived continuously for 11,000 years. The genome also reveals a ...
  • 2014
  • 00:09:08
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  • Added on: 02/10/2014

News in Review - March 2003 Drunk Driving: B.C. Premier is Charged

The arrest of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell on impaired driving charges has thrown a spotlight on the dangers of drinking and driving. News in Review looks at his arrest and the ensuing political fallout. We also examine how governments, schools and other organizations are trying to combat drunk driving.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:46
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  • Added on: 03/15/2003

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News in Review - November 2012 E. Coli Health Hazard

In September 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a notice informing Canadians not to eat beef products produced at XL Foods near Edmonton, Alberta. The CFIA had been made aware that there was a problem when a beef shipment being trucked across the border into the United States was identified as contaminated by the U.S. Food Safety Inspection ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:48
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  • Added on: 11/15/2012

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Quirks & Quarks Earliest Human Tooth Decay

The diet of hunter-gatherers living in Morocco, between 13,000 and 15,000 years ago, contributed to tooth decay. The remains of 52 individuals were studied, and all but three suffered from tooth decay. The research — led by Dr. Louise Humphrey from the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum in London, England — found that a diet heavily ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:43
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  • Added on: 02/12/2014

News in Review - December 2014 Ebola: A Deadly Virus Outbreak

Just the name Ebola strikes fear in people. This deadly virus took hold in West Africa in 2014, killing thousands of people. But in modern times, a disease doesn't stay in one place for long. This story looks at how Ebola has become a worldwide problem.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:39
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  • Added on: 12/17/2014

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Marketplace Egg crackdown: Are ethical eggs actually better?

"Nest-laid," "free-run," "free-range" and "organic": egg cartons hold a lot of big promises about what’s inside and how they got there. The Marketplace team tests the marketing on supermarket eggs and asks companies if we can see for ourselves what the labels really mean for chickens and for consumers.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:38
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  • Added on: 08/22/2016