News in Review 2008-2010

Looking for news stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from 2008 to 2010, 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 - March 2008 Restarting the Chalk River Reactor

In December 2007, a shutdown at Ontario’s Chalk River nuclear reactor led to a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes. Despite safety issues, the government, with the support of the other parties, ordered the reactor restarted. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the controversial decision and the political fallout that followed.
  • 2008
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  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 The Manley Report on Afghanistan

In late January 2008, a government-appointed commission headed by former Liberal cabinet minister John Manley released a report on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. The report recommended that Canadian troops should keep fighting in that country, but only if certain conditions are met. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Manley Report and the political storm it ignited.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:34
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  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2008 Cracking Down on Tasers

In late December, the RCMP announced it would be restricting its use of electric stun guns, or Tasers. The announcement came two months after a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport died after police used Tasers and then restrained him. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how that death set off a national debate about the safety ...
  • 2008
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  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2008 The Hidden Wounds of War

Many Canadian soldiers have been killed and wounded in Afghanistan. Now some "healthy" soldiers are returning home to discover they too have been wounded, but didn’t even know it. In this News in Review story we’ll examine the devastating psychological impact of war on soldiers. We’ll also take a very personal look at the struggle of a Canadian soldier who ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:28
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  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2008 The Oil Sands and the Environment

Alberta’s oil sands have transformed Canada into a world energy superpower. The profits are staggering, but so are the costs to the environment. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the effects of this modern-day black gold rush. We’ll also examine how the rising demand for oil is forcing the Alberta government to make some very difficult choices.
  • 2008
  • 00:17:37
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News in Review - February 2008 The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto

On December 27, 2007, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was murdered as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi. Bhutto’s death caused widespread rioting and forced the government to postpone a general election until February. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the life of Benazir Bhutto and what her death could mean for her troubled country.
  • 2008
  • 00:12:37
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