News in Review | Archives

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 - April 1999 Nunavut: Birth of a Territory

"From sea unto sea unto sea" takes on even more significance as 25,000 people, mainly native peoples, celebrate the birth of their new territory and a new government within the Canadian confederation. This special News in Review report documents the division of the former Northwest Territories into two separate legislative entities. Largely unknown to most southerners, Nunavut in many respects is a ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - April 1999 Olympic Corruption: Cleaning up the IOC

The loss of faith in an international institution and the loss of face and credibility on the part of the IOC are key issues in this story. For many Canadians, it has been particularly troubling watching Toronto's bid for the 2008 Olympics fade in light of mounting evidence of wide-scale corruption in the site selection process and the growing conviction ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - April 1999 Israel 2000: A New Middle East?

In the last year of the 20th century, Israel faces a pivotal election and will either opt for a continued stand-off with Palestinians or enact the accommodations agreed to in the Olso peace accord. At the same time, it is also facing key negotiations to get out of Lebanon, to settle the Golan Heights issue with Syria and to reach ...
  • 1999
  • 00:11:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - April 1999 The Battle for Kosovo: NATO hits Yugoslavia

Ironically, in the year the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is also involved in a war in the ill-fated Balkans. Attempting to redress ethnic cleansing, the mass migration of refugees – ethnic Albanians – out of Kosovo and what has been called genocide, NATO launched an escalating bombing campaign targeted at crippling the government of ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - March 1999 The Euro: Birth of a Currency

The euro is not only a new currency, it is also a concept and cultural representative of a significant political, social and economic shift in Europe. Symbolizing the changing face of Europe, the euro also embodies the historical process that has been going on for some time, a process of transition and adjustment that is not easy for the nations ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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News in Review - March 1999 Y2K: Millennium Chaos?

With the coming of the year 2000, governments, businesses, private organizations and individuals are wondering what is in store for them when the clock strikes midnight and the new millennium begins. This is the kind of news story that requires that we ask some basic questions: what will definitely happen, what might happen and what will definitely not happen? Finding ...
  • 1999
  • 00:11:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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News in Review - March 1999 Keeping Milk Safe: Canada Bans BST

In theory, governments are elected to act on behalf of their citizens and in the best interests of the majority. The legislative actions of governments, however, can be problematic. Whereas laws banning controversial substances intend to protect the interests of the majority, other parties in society may see them as detrimental to their interests. The banning of the use of ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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News in Review - February 1999 Hurricane Mitch: Canada's Emergency Response

Canada’s international reputation as a good neighbour and peacekeeper was enhanced by its recent role in providing aid and assistance to countries ravaged by Hurricane Mitch. In acquitting itself admirably, our new Canadian Forces Emergency Response Team is a model for international co-operation and humanitarian relief. It is also an important case study of logistical operations and effective disaster management.
  • 1999
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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News in Review - February 1999 Down on the Farm: Crisis in Agriculture

As an industry, farming has placed Canada in the forefront of developed nations, and historically, farm products have been among our major exports. But the Canadian family farm has also been a social institution in and of itself, as anyone who has ever spent time at one of Canada’s many agricultural exhibitions knows. This News in Review report examines how ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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News in Review - February 1999 Quebec Elects Bouchard: Referendum Deferred

With the recent Quebec election, another chapter in Canada's constitutional saga was completed. Chronicling the constitutional history of this nation requires an understanding much like that necessitated by epic narratives in which the reader must try to remember how all the pieces fit together: the root causes of the conflicts, the extensive cultural and political background, and the multiple "character ...
  • 1999
  • 00:16:30
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  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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