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 2009 The Flight of the Silver Dart

Canada has a long and proud aviation history that began 100 years ago with the flight of the Silver Dart. On February 23, 1909, J.A.D. McCurdy piloted Canada’s first powered airplane across a frozen lake in Nova Scotia. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how a group of aviation enthusiasts brought history alive by recreating that famous ...
  • 2009
  • 00:18:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2009 White Dragons: The Killer Avalanches

It has been a deadly avalanche season in Canada. By the end of February 2009, 16 people had been killed, most of them in British Columbia. Why are so many people dying? In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the so-called white dragons are so dangerous. We’ll also examine what avalanche-control experts are doing to try to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2009 The Future of the Oil Sands

Canadians have enjoyed the economic benefits of the oil boom for quite some time. They are an important part of the economy, but they are also an environmental concern. The oil sands have come under increased scrutiny lately because U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced his concerns about their environmental impact. In this News in Review story we will examine ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2009 Hard Times Hit the Auto Industry

One of the biggest victims of the global credit crunch is the auto industry. Consumer demand is falling, factories are closing, and the once mighty industry is now asking for government bailouts. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian auto industry and what is being done to try to save it.
  • 2009
  • 00:12:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2009 Barack Obama Visits Canada

In this News in Review story we’ll look at U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa on February 19, 2009. Although polls indicate Obama is very popular in Canada, his visit came at a time when protectionist trade policies in the United States were seen to be a threat to the Canadian economy. We’ll explore the issues that are of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2009 Canada Gets a Recession Budget

In early February 2009, the Conservative government’s new budget was passed by the House of Commons. Two months earlier, the Conservatives had claimed that spending billions of dollars to stimulate the economy wouldn’t be necessary. But the budget they tabled predicts a federal deficit of more than $60 billion over the next two years. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:48
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News in Review - March 2009 Guantanamo Bay and Omar Khadr

For eight years the United States has operated a military prison at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The maximum-security facility is used to house prisoners charged with terrorist offences. Because it has a bad reputation, the new American administration has vowed to shut it down. But the status of one prisoner, a young Canadian named Omar Khadr, remains ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2009 Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story

Canadian troops say that fighting insurgents in Kandahar is like “fighting ghosts.” This News in Review story examines the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of one of Canada’s frontline soldiers.
  • 2009
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - February 2009 When It's Cool To Be Kind

Every year an army of volunteers contribute time, effort and money to try and make Canada a better place to live. They organize all kind of events to raise money for charity and help less fortunate Canadians, like poor children and the homeless. In this News in Review story, we'll look at some of those volunteers and what they are ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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News in Review - February 2009 The Terrorist Attack on Mumbai

In late November 2008 a group of gunmen launched a terrorist assault on the Indian city of Mumbai. The gunman fired indiscriminately into crowds and seized several buildings and luxury hotels. By the time a four-day battle with police and soldiers ended, at least 170 people had been killed. In this News in Review story we'll look at Mumbai's days of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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