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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 - October 2008 Deadly Bacteria Strike Canadians

In mid August 2008, an outbreak of deadly Listeria bacteria led to a massive recall of contaminated lunch meats and other products. By early September, 12 people had died. In this News in Review story we’ll look at listeriosis and what is being done to improve the safety of the food we eat.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2008 The Dangerous Crisis in Georgia

In August 2008, an armed conflict broke out in Georgia, a country in the Caucasus region. Georgian and Russian troops fought each other over the future of two disputed territories. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the roots of the conflict. We’ll show you what happened during the fighting and what was done to keep the crisis ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2008 Canadians to Vote in Federal Election

In early September, Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament so an election could be held on October 14. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the Prime Minister felt an election was necessary. We’ll also hear from the other party leaders and examine the issues that shaped the campaign.
  • 2008
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2008 Boom Times in Saskatchewan

After many lean years Saskatchewan has suddenly become an economic powerhouse. Soaring prices for oil, potash, wheat and other products have brought new prosperity to the province. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at how these boom times are changing the lives of the people who live there.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2008 Canada's Residential School Apology

In June 2008, the government of Canada apologized to Indigenous Canadians for the way they were treated in residential schools. Thousands of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were forced into government-financed schools where many suffered physical and sexual abuse. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at that sad chapter in Canadian history and at the moving ceremony ...
  • 2008
  • 00:18:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2008 China and The Olympic Games

On August 8, 2008, the 29th Olympic Games opened in the Chinese capital of Beijing. For the Chinese government, the Games were not just a chance to host the biggest sporting event in the world, they were also a chance for the country to showcase its achievements as a rising global power. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2008
  • 00:17:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2008 Putting a Tax on Carbon

This summer, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion introduced a plan to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The plan would place a new tax on carbon. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives immediately attacked the plan, calling it a tax grab that would make gasoline even more expensive. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the carbon tax debate and explain ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Rising Food Prices Threaten Millions

The prices of basic food like wheat, corn and rice have been soaring all over the world. In many poor countries millions of people are facing hunger and malnutrition. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what’s causing this global crisis. We’ll also show you how rising prices are helping Canadian farmers but hurting people in countries like ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Making Money by Going Green

North Americans seem on the verge of embracing a green culture — the understanding that dealing with climate change is not an option, but a necessity. As Canada struggles to control its greenhouse gas emissions, some Canadian businesses are leading the way. They are coming up with new and exciting ways to use greener or less polluting energy sources. In ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Tibet, China and the Olympics

In March anti-government riots erupted in Tibet, an autonomous region of China. When the Chinese government cracked down, there were protest demonstrations in many countries around the world. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the violence in Tibet. We’ll also show you how the demonstrators targeted China’s preparations for this summer’s Olympic Games.
  • 2008
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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