News in Review 2002-2004

Looking for news stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from 2002 to 2004, covering the key stories from the period that matter most to Canadian educators.All stories feature a comprehensive, classroom-ready resource guide developed by experienced teachers. The broad range of lesson plans and activities will appeal to all type of learners.

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News in Review - November 2003 Hurricane Juan: The Terrible Storm

The worst storm to hit the Maritimes in 40 years tore a deadly 300-kilometre-wide path of fury across the region from Halifax to Charlottetown, cutting power lines, sinking boats, ripping roofs off buildings and knocking down thousands of trees. Hurricane Juan was responsible for seven deaths and an estimated $100-million of destruction. The massive clean-up effort lasted weeks before power ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2003

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News in Review - October 2003 The Big Prize: Alberta's Coalbed Methane

There’s a growing demand in North America for natural gas, but the supply is dwindling. Now some Canadian companies want to exploit the unused methane that lies trapped in Alberta’s buried coal beds. It’s been done for years south of the border in Wyoming, but farmers and ranchers there have long complained about what it’s done to their land, and ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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News in Review - October 2003 Forest Fires: Battling the Monster

It was a season of flames in British Columbia and Alberta. Warm weather and a lack of rain combined this summer to create raging fires that forced thousands of residents to flee for their lives, destroyed millions of acres of forest and reduced hundreds of homes to smouldering embers. News in Review looks at how residents coped with what many ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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News in Review - October 2003 Iraq: The Search for Security

When George W. Bush declared victory in May 2003 in the war with Iraq, he warned that “difficult work” remained. But no one could know just how difficult the job of restoring peace in Iraq would be. As of October 11, 2003, 202 coalition soldiers (182 American, 18 British, one Ukrainian and one Danish) have died in vicious guerrilla battles ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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News in Review - October 2003 Ontario Votes: The Election of 2003

Ontario’s voters went to the polls October 2 to decide between two competing visions of the future. The PC Party promised to continue cutting taxes and reduce spending just as it had for the last eight years, while both the Liberals and NDP vowed to cancel planned tax cuts and spend more on government services. The result was a crushing ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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News in Review - September 2003 The Asahi Baseball Team Remembered

In the 1930s the Asahi baseball team was the pride of Vancouver’s Little Tokyo. In a David vs. Goliath triumph over bigger Caucasian teams, the upstart Japanese-Canadian players became unbeatable, winning the prestigious Pacific Northwest Championship for five consecutive years. But by 1942 Canada was at war with Japan and soon everyone of Japanese descent, whether born in Canada or ...
  • 2003
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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News in Review - September 2003 Canada Debates Same-Sex Marriages

In June 2003 an unprecedented court decision made same-sex marriages legal in Canada. For some, this development was an inevitable step in the evolution of human rights. But for others, the decision failed to acknowledge the institution of marriage’s critical role in society and its religious significance. News in Review takes a look at the controversy.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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News in Review - September 2003 Blackout: The Day the Power Went Out

It was the largest power failure ever. From Detroit to New York City, including almost all of Ontario, it took only seconds for 50 million North Americans to lose the electricity that makes modern life possible. We’ll take a look at how people coped and investigate how this could happen.
  • 2003
  • 00:14:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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News in Review - September 2003 The Canadian Economy: Under Attack

It’s been a tough year for the Canadian economy. First there was SARS and mad-cow disease. Then, a massive blackout and devastating fires. It’s costing us billions and, as Havard Gould reports, the Canadian economy has begun to show signs of weakening.
  • 2003
  • 00:11:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2003

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News in Review - May 2003 Turbulence: Air Canada & Bombardier

After the collapse of the World Trade Center towers no business was more severely affected than the travel industry. Now two of Canada’s most important corporations are in big trouble. Air Canada is near bankruptcy and Bombardier, which makes aircraft, is being forced to deal with its huge load of debt. We examine how this came about and look at ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2003

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