News in Review 2013-2014

This is Canada's premier current-event series for the classroom. It's the only resource that gives your students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. Complex international, national and regional stories are broken down and given context. Diverse communities and divergent interests are given a voice.Top 4 CBC News stories every month, from September through April... Each month our team of experienced CBC News producers and high school teachers hones in on the top 4 news stories and crafts a 15-minute documentary for each -- drawing on news reports from recent months. Host Michael Serapio offers commentary that provides important background info and links.And don't forget the classroom-ready guides... Each story comes with a teacher resource guide. Developed by high school teachers, the guides tease out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters...a vital skill for tomorrow's voters.

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News in Review - November 2013 Frosh Week Controversy

A frosh week chant turned into a major scandal for St. Mary’s University and the University of British Columbia this past September. The chants glorified underage sexual assault. The impropriety of the incident is made worse in light of the Rehtaeh Parsons case. She alleged she had been sexually assaulted when she was just 15 and then bullied online. She ...
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News in Review - November 2013 What is Dying with Dignity?

It’s sometimes called euthanasia, others call it “dying with dignity” – and it means the right to end one’s life peacefully. Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease expert from Ontario, died this fall of a rare brain tumour. In a video shot shortly before he passed away, Low made an impassioned plea for Canada to change its laws on assisted ...
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News in Review - November 2013 The Raising of the Costa Concordia

In January 2012, a passenger cruise liner did something unheard of in modern day: it hit rock bed and sank just off the western coast of Italy. Thirty-two people died. One year and eight months after she sank, salvagers attempted a massive operation to raise the Costa Concordia from her watery grave.
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News in Review - November 2013 Kenya Mall Attack

A group of unidentified masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, targeting non-Muslims and killing at least 67 people. Over 200 others were wounded in the four-day siege. The attackers are believed to be linked to the Somalia-based Islamist group called al-Shabaab, a banned terrorist group under Canadian law.
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News in Review - 2013-2014 2013 Death of the Honeybee

The humble pollinator of our flowers and food is dying at an alarming rate. Beekeepers are finding whole hives decimated. They blame a new insecticide called neonicotinonids.  Europe has already banned the insecticide. But in North America it is still widely in use. In this documentary farmers explain how the insecticide is boosting their harvest while beekeepers tell why the ...
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News in Review - October 2013 The Killing of Sammy Yatim

Another police shooting in Toronto this past summer left 18-year-old Sammy Yatim dead on a city streetcar. His death became the rallying cry for people who say the police are too heavy handed.  The incident raises questions about how police forces deal with violent aggressors and whether or not more training is required to teach them how to deal with ...
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News in Review - October 2013 Senate Expense Scandal

Canada's Senate is supposed to provide a degree of oversight on decisions made in Parliament. Senators must have integrity and diligently represent the people of their home province and the country as a whole. Late in 2012, questions around expenses incurred by a few Senators began putting the whole institution in an unfavorable light.
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News in Review - October 2013 Egypt Uprising

Caught up in the wave of Arab Spring uprisings, Egyptians convinced their leader of 30 years to step aside. Promising change and a better future for Egypt, the new government quickly fell short of expectations and was out the door as well. Years later, the quest for a stable democratic government continues.
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News in Review - September 2013 Calgary: Summer of the Flood

June 2013, a low-pressure system got locked in over southern Alberta bringing days of heavy rain. The waters rose and the two rivers running through Calgary crested. The ensuing flood forced thousands from their homes, took four lives and caused billions of dollars in damage.
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News in Review - September 2013 Rail Disaster: Devastation in Lac-Mégantic

In the early hours of July 6, a train of 72 tankers carrying crude oil slips its breaks and rolls downhill, jumping the tracks and exploding in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, eastern Quebec. The flames and fireballs could be seen for miles. Forty-seven people died in the explosions and fires that followed. Many of them were in a nearby ...
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