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Looking for News in Review stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from the 1990-91 through to 2019-20 seasons, covering the key stories that mattered most to Canadian educators.

Each story comes with a teacher guide that teases out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters.

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News in Review - March 2020 Ryan's Recovery: Bringing Hope to Paralysis New

In 2018 Ryan Straschnitzki, a Humboldt Bronco hockey player, was left paralyzed after a tragic bus accident that injured 13 of his teammates. Another 16 were killed. Since then Ryan has worked tirelessly to regain mobility in his lower body. In November 2019, he flew to Thailand to have a stimulator implanted in his spine. It’s a surgical procedure that ...
  • 2020
  • 00:10:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2020

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  • NIR-20-03 - PPT - Ryan's Recovery: Bringing Hope to Paralysis

  • NIR-20-03 - PDF - Ryan's Recovery: Bringing Hope to Paralysis

News in Review - March 2020 Murder in the Skies: The Tragedy of Flight 752

On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed two minutes after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kyiv. Flight 752 was carrying 176 passengers and crew members. 57 were Canadian. No one survived. As details emerged, it became obvious that the plane was shot down by two Iranian missiles. The Iranian military said it mistook the plane for an incoming ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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  • NIR-20-03 - PDF - Murder in the Skies: The Tragedy of Flight 752

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News in Review - March 2020 Survivors Remember: Auschwitz 75 Years On

January 27, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. Two hundred remaining survivors of the camp gathered at Auschwitz to remember and to honour those who didn’t make it out. It’s an important anniversary, with anti-Semitism on the rise throughout the world. For the survivors, remembering and telling their stories is their way ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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  • NIR-20-03 - PDF - Survivors Remember: Auschwitz 75 Years On

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News in Review - February 2020 Killing Aspen: The Glyphosate Debate

Glyphosate is an herbicide which is marketed under the commercial name of Roundup. Originally created by the Monsanto Corporation, now owned by Bayer, it is the most widely used weed-killer in Canada. It’s sprayed on major food crops like corn, soy and wheat. It’s also widely used in forestry and land management, as it kills off undergrowth and larger trees ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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  • NIR-20-02 - PDF - Killing Aspen: The Glyphosate Debate

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News in Review - February 2020 Street Life: Canada's Homeless Crisis

You see them on the streets, under bridges and in doorways, but mostly we turn a blind eye to Canada’s homeless population. It’s a growing problem, especially in larger cities, and it’s becoming a crisis that our welfare system can’t keep up with. Shelters are full and the homeless end up trying to salvage an existence on the street. But ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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News in Review - February 2020 Measles Resurgence: The Vaccination Controversy

For most of this century health officials thought they had measles under control. The development of a vaccine back in 1963 enabled mass immunization and much of the western world was declared measles-free. But in 2019 the disease made a big comeback in much of the world, including Canada. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that is spread through ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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  • NIR-20-02 - PDF - Measles Resurgence: The Vaccination Controversy

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News in Review - February 2020 The Montreal Massacre: 30 Years On

On a cold December night 30 years ago, a man walked into Montreal’s École Polytechnique, separated the men from the women and started shooting the women. Fourteen women died that day and 13 others were wounded. In a suicide note, the killer claimed he did it because he hated feminists, whom he held responsible for ruining his life. Thirty years ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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News in Review - April 2020 Covid-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions

It's being compared to the largest pandemic in history, the Spanish flu of 1918, which infected a third of the world’s population. Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 is a new strain of flu sweeping the planet, which causes severe respiratory illness. The World Health Organisation has put the global fatality rate for coronavirus as high as 3.4 percent. The outbreak started ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - COVID-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions

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News in Review - April 2020 Pipeline Protests: Resource Development Challenges Indigenous Rights in B.C.

In early 2020, Coastal GasLink started work on a 670-kilometre, multi-billion dollar pipeline project designed to move natural gas from the B.C Interior to the West Coast. That pipeline goes through the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. The company claimed it had authority from both the province and 20 First Nations band councils, including five Wet'suwet'en Nation band councils. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - Pipeline Protests: Resource Development Challenges Indigenous Rights in B.C.

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News in Review - April 2020 Human Trafficking: How Police are Battling Sex Slavery

Human trafficking is the exploitation of human beings for personal gain. It’s a form of slavery that is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada, occurring in large and small cities all across the country. Ninety-three per cent of the victims are female, usually between the ages of 13 and 25. They are exploited, manipulated and threatened into performing ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:45
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  • Added on: 05/05/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - Human Trafficking: How Police are Battling Sex Slavery

  • NIR-20-04 - PPT - Human Trafficking: How Police are Battling Sex Slavery