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News in Review - October 2012 The Search for the Franklin Expedition

Captain Sir John Franklin and his crew of 130 men set off from Britain 160 years ago on an expedition of the Arctic. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were some of the biggest and strongest vessels ever to make the journey. Stocked with food, water and other necessities to last seven years, the expedition hoped to ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-10 - The Search for the Franklin Expedition

News in Review - October 2012 Crisis in Syria

What started as a few isolated protests suddenly became a nationwide phenomenon and, the more the movement grew, the more violent President Bashar al-Assad’s army became. Within months, the crisis evolved into an all-out civil war. It was the president’s hope that the military might of the Syrian army would stop the uprising in its tracks. Instead it spawned a ...
  • 2012
  • 00:18:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-10 - Crisis in Syria

News in Review - September 2012 Colorado Shooting Rampage

During the midnight premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises at a theatre in Aurora, Colorado, a young man dressed in black body armour, a gas mask, with guns strapped around his lap appeared through the emergency exit. He threw a canister of tear gas into the audience and commenced firing his weapons. Twelve people were killed and another 58 were injured. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:18:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-09 - Colorado Shooting Rampage

News in Review - September 2012 Quebec Students Speak Out

In February of 2012 thousands of students in Quebec took to the streets to protest a proposed hike in tuition fees introduced by the Liberal government of Jean Charest. The protesting students effectively shut down colleges and universities by boycotting classes and preventing other students from attending. The protesting students also committed acts of vandalism and snarled traffic. A number ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

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News in Review - September 2012 Cod Moratorium 20 Years Later

July 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of a government-imposed moratorium on Newfoundland’s northern cod fishery. The action, taken by the federal Conservative government of Brian Mulroney, put 40,000 people out of work in Newfoundland and devastated hundreds of communities that depended on fishing as their primary industry.
  • 2012
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-09 - Cod Moratorium 20 Years Later

News in Review - September 2012 Elliot Lake Mall Collapse: A Preventable Tragedy?

Two people were killed and 22 others were injured when the roof of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake collapsed on June 23, 2012. The speed and efficiency of emergency response to the collapse has been criticized, and the mall's safety and structural integrity will be questioned in a public inquiry.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2012

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  • NIR-12-09 - Elliot Lake Mall Collapse: A Preventable Tragedy?

News in Review - May 2012 Titanic: The Canadian Story

It's been 100 years since the giant passenger liner Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Newfoundland. In this News in Review story we look at the impact of the disaster, especially on Canadians in Halifax, where many of the dead are buried.
  • 2012
  • 00:14:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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  • Titanic: The Canadian Story

News in Review - May 2012 Burma and the Great Awakening

For 50 years the Southeast Asian country of Burma was ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. But now the generals have loosened their iron grip and democracy is slowly making a comeback. In this News in Review story we look at those democratic reforms and what they mean for the people who live there.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - May 2012 The NDP Chooses a New Leader

In the last election the New Democratic Party won enough votes to become the official opposition in Parliament. But only three months later its leader, Jack Layton, died of cancer and a race began to succeed him. In this News in Review story we look at that race and how Thomas Mulcair became the NDP's new leader.
  • 2012
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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  • The NDP Chooses a New Leader

News in Review - May 2012 Budget 2012: The Axe Begins to Fall

In late March, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives tabled a new budget. It outlined plans for more than $5 billion of spending cuts, as well as one for phasing out the penny. In this News in Review story we examine what’s in the budget and look at the reaction from the opposition and other Canadians.
  • 2012
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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  • Budget 2012: The Axe Begins to Fall