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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 2016 The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids​

Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:03
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  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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  • NIR-16-10 - The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids

News in Review - October 2016 U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP​

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a strong contender for the White House. To his supporters he is a self-made man who tells it like it is. To his detractors he uses paranoia and personal attacks to make impact statements lacking credibility. His style and tactics have polarized the “Grand Ole Party” with many Republicans coming out against him. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:21
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  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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News in Review - September 2016 Taming “The Beast”: The Fort McMurray Wildfire

In the spring of 2016 a wildfire in northeastern Alberta grew so quickly it overtook the community of Fort McMurray. Almost 90,000 people were told to leave the town immediately. The fire consumed 590,000 hectares and destroyed 2,400 homes before being tamed. Firefighters nicknamed it ​"​The Beast.​" ​ It became the largest and costliest wildfire in the province’s history.​
  • 2016
  • 00:19:15
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  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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News in Review - September 2016 Orlando Shooting: Motivation of a Mass Murderer

In June 2016, a lone gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Three hours later 50 people were dead — including the gunman. The attack is now considered the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. But two questions remain: What was the shooter’s motive and how do we stop such future attacks?
  • 2016
  • 00:16:04
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  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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News in Review - September 2016 Clinton’s Campaign: Who Is Hillary?

Hillary Clinton is the first woman to run for president of the United States, but she’s no newcomer to politics. Clinton has been first lady, congresswoman, secretary of state and of course a mother and grandmother. CBC Senior Correspondent Peter Mansbridge goes back to her early days to find out just who is Hillary?
  • 2016
  • 00:16:10
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  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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News in Review - September 2016 The Brexit Referendum: Britain Versus the EU

When the European Union was formed it was supposed to unite the member states of Europe in trade and finance. But critics argued it was holding Britain back. In the summer of 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine if it should remain in the EU. That campaign was called Brexit, and it has divided the British people ...
  • 2016
  • 00:18:15
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  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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News in Review - April 2016 ​Syria’s Civil War: The Human Toll

We’ve heard endless reports on the refugee crisis and the exodus of millions of people escaping war in Syria. But every day those who remain face the threat of violence, torture, rape and death — and now they are starving. Here is a look at the ongoing humanitarian crisis inside a country devastated by civil war, terrorist encroachment and international ...
  • 2016
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  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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News in Review - April 2016 ​​Zika Virus: A World Health Emergency

Spread by warm-climate mosquitos, the Zika virus may cause more than a rash and fever. It may also cause birth defects in the children of infected mothers and could be linked to the mysterious Guillain-Barré disease. The World Health Organisation predicts this is a growing crisis with long-term implications for our health systems.
  • 2016
  • 00:20:07
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  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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News in Review - April 2016 ​Arrow Air: Canada’s Deadliest Plane Crash

More than 30 years ago, Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland shortly after take-off. The plane was carrying U.S. troops home from duty in the Middle East to their base in Kentucky. The plane came down shortly after take-off, killing all 248 people on board. It remains Canada’s worst aviation disaster, yet no one agrees on how it ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:30
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  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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News in Review - April 2016 ​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources

In March 2016 Canada’s federal government met with provincial premiers to put together a national climate plan, one that will address carbon emissions. Canada is far behind other industrial nations in outlining measures to reduce the burning of fossil fuels. Many experts argue that taxing the population may not be the best solution to a cleaner planet. So how do ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:34
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  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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  • NIR-16-04 - ​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources