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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 - April 2004 Next Floor Mars? The Space Elevator

The excitement generated by the latest missions to Mars has a lot of scientists and space buffs hoping that humans will soon go where only probes and robots have gone before. But not many people will ever get a chance to travel into space until something can be done to replace the rockets we need to get us there. They ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2004

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News in Review - April 2004 Haiti Revolt: Canada Sends Soldiers

In February 2004, armed rebels seized a number of towns and cities in the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti. Dozens of people were killed and President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was forced to go into exile. The United States and France sent in troops to end the fighting. They were soon joined by about 400 Canadian soldiers. We look at the revolt ...
  • 2004
  • 00:18:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2004

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News in Review - April 2004 The Conservative Party Chooses a Leader

The Liberal sponsorship scandal gave the newly formed Conservative Party of Canada a big boost in the polls, just as party members were preparing to choose a leader. Three candidates campaigned for the job: Stephen Harper, the former leader of the Canadian Alliance Party; Tony Clement, a former Ontario cabinet minister; and Belinda Stronach, a business executive and political newcomer. ...
  • 2004
  • 00:11:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2004

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News in Review - April 2004 Liberal Trouble: The Sponsorship Scandal

A parliamentary committee has begun investigating a scandal that has rocked Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberal government and caused it to plummet in the polls. The scandal erupted after Auditor-General Sheila Fraser released an audit into the government’s controversial advertising and sponsorship program in Quebec and found that hundreds of millions of dollars had been mismanaged. We look at the ...
  • 2004
  • 00:12:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2004

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News in Review - March 2004 Mars Invasion: Exploring the Red Planet

For the past two months three space probes have been beaming back some amazing pictures of Mars, the mysterious red planet that has fascinated humans throughout the ages. The pictures, taken by a European satellite and two NASA rovers, show a bleak and forbidding landscape. We look at the successes and setbacks of these latest missions to Mars, as they ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - March 2004 U.S. Primaries: Choosing A Challenger

Democratic Party supporters in the United States have been voting in primaries and caucuses to choose a presidential nominee. They are hoping to pick a candidate capable of beating George W. Bush in November’s presidential election. Havard Gould looks at the winners and losers of the race to be the Democratic challenger, and at some of the big issues shaping ...
  • 2004
  • 00:12:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - March 2004 Urban Decline: Can Our Cities Be Saved?

Prime Minister Paul Martin’s first Speech from the Throne promised a big tax break for Canada’s cash-strapped cities. They will be receiving a GST rebate worth about seven billion dollars over the next 10 years. But even that amount of money won’t be enough to reverse a decade of urban decline. The CBC’s Brian Stewart looks at how and why ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - March 2004 Dying for Peace: Our Soldiers in Kabul

In February 2004, another contingent of Canadian soldiers began arriving in Afghanistan, and a Canadian general took command of the NATO-led peace and security mission. The fresh troops began settling into their base near Kabul, only weeks after a suicide bomber attacked a Canadian patrol, killing Corporal Jamie Murphy and wounding three other soldiers. We look at the aftermath of ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - February 2004 Century of Flight: Wings Over Canada

In December the world marked the 100th anniversary of the first powered and controlled flight: Orville Wright's 12-second hop across a North Carolina beach in a flying machine he had built with his brother Wilbur. We look at that flight, and at an unsuccessful attempt to recreate it at the centennial celebrations. We also look at Canada's big contribution to ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

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News in Review - February 2004 B.C.'s Missing Women: Sarah's Story

Later this year the man accused of being Canada's worst serial killer is expected to go on trial in British Columbia. Robert Pickton is accused of killing 22 women and disposing of their remains at his pig farm in Port Coquitlam. The victims were on a long list of women who began disappearing 20 years ago, most of them from ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2004

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