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.

  • 13-14

Channels give access to specialized content beyond the basic Curio.ca subscription. Should you wish to add channels to your subscription, please complete the Subscription Quote Request form.

Included in this channel

News in Review - October 2013 Senate Expense Scandal

Canada's Senate is supposed to provide a degree of oversight on decisions made in Parliament. Senators must have integrity and diligently represent the people of their home province and the country as a whole. Late in 2012, questions around expenses incurred by a few Senators began putting the whole institution in an unfavorable light.
  • 2013
  • 00:20:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-13-10 - Senate Expense Scandal

News in Review - October 2013 Egypt Uprising

Caught up in the wave of Arab Spring uprisings, Egyptians convinced their leader of 30 years to step aside. Promising change and a better future for Egypt, the new government quickly fell short of expectations and was out the door as well. Years later, the quest for a stable democratic government continues.
  • 2013
  • 00:19:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-13-10 - Egypt Uprising

News in Review - September 2013 Calgary: Summer of the Flood

June 2013, a low-pressure system got locked in over southern Alberta bringing days of heavy rain. The waters rose and the two rivers running through Calgary crested. The ensuing flood forced thousands from their homes, took four lives and caused billions of dollars in damage.
  • 2013
  • 00:16:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-13-09 - Calgary: Summer of the Flood

News in Review - September 2013 Rail Disaster: Devastation in Lac-Mégantic

In the early hours of July 6, a train of 72 tankers carrying crude oil slips its breaks and rolls downhill, jumping the tracks and exploding in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, eastern Quebec. The flames and fireballs could be seen for miles. Forty-seven people died in the explosions and fires that followed. Many of them were in a nearby ...
  • 2013
  • 00:17:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Rail Disaster: Devastation in Lac-Mégantic

News in Review - September 2013 Henry Morgentaler, Death of a Canadian Protagonist

He was a Second World War concentration camp survivor who came to Canada, became a doctor and changed the way the country treated women seeking abortions. Henry Morgentaler was a controversial figure – loved by some, reviled by others. He died on May 29, 2013. 
  • 2013
  • 00:14:41
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-13-09 - Henry Morgentaler: Death of a Canadian Protagonist

News in Review - September 2013 Royal Birth: The World Welcomes Prince George of Cambridge

The birth of a royal baby has always been of great interest around the world. And with parents as well liked as Kate and William, the arrival of the next heir to the British throne promised to be the most anticipated royal birth in history.
  • 2013
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-13-09 - Royal Birth: The World Welcomes Prince George of Cambridge

News in Review - April 2013 The Pope: Resignation and Election 2013

In early February, Pope Benedict XVI announced he would be retiring as head of the Roman Catholic Church. The announcement came as a surprise to those both inside and outside Vatican City. With extreme haste, the church moved to elect a new pope. And on March 13, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Bergoglio, became Pope Francis.
  • 2013
  • 00:14:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

News in Review - April 2013 Argo: The Real Canadian Story

The surprising sleeper of the film season, Argo went on to win the Academy Award for best picture in 2013. But there was more Canadian involvement in that story than Ben Affleck’s film revealed. In fact, without the Canadians, the rescue may never have happened. Here is the real story of Argo.
  • 2013
  • 00:17:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Argo: The Real Canadian Story

News in Review - April 2013 BlackBerry Fights Back

After years of declining market share, the makers of the popular BlackBerry launch a new product to reinvigorate the company. We go behind the scenes in the days leading up to the launch to see the strategy and how they hope to pull it off. 
  • 2013
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

News in Review - April 2013 U.S. Gun Debate

The city of Chicago saw more than 500 murders in 2012. Most of these crimes were committed by people with guns. We look at why guns are so readily available in the U.S. and examine whether Canada is any different. 
  • 2013
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-13-04 - U.S. Gun Debate