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 - March 2016 ​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane

The automobile: the first one was built about 130 years ago and today it's estimated there are 1.2 billion of them worldwide. They've changed how and where we live, work, shop and play. We've rebuilt our cities to accommodate them and created vast industries to build, fuel and service them. So it's no surprise that for young people around the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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  • NIR-16-03 - Driverless Cars: Giving up Control in the Fast Lane

News in Review - March 2016 ​​Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

An al-Qaeda-linked attack in West Africa in January 2016 is raising concerns about global security. Burkina Faso in West African is a largely Muslim country. Jihadist attackers raided a luxury hotel and a nearby cafe in the country's capital, Ouagadougou. They were shooting and taking hostages — targeting foreigners. An ensuing siege with security forces lasted 12 hours, ending with ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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  • NIR-16-03 - Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

News in Review - March 2016 ​The Canadian Economy: Facing a Global ​Downturn

When the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global economic forecast in January 2016, it predicted Canada's economy would only grow 1.7 percent for the year. Canadian banks aren't as optimistic, settling for a mere 1.3 per cent. It’s not good news for a country that is admittedly feeling the pinch of a downturn. What's to blame? China? Slower than expected ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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News in Review - March 2016 ​Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force

The case would change the way Toronto police respond to incidents where suspects show disturbing behaviour. On a July night in 2013, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim boarded a streetcar and began acting irrationally, exposing himself and threatening passengers with a knife. Constable James Forcillo arrived at the scene and within minutes fired his weapon nine times – killing Yatim. Following an ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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  • NIR-16-03 - Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force

News in Review - February 2016 Climate Challenge: World Leaders Turn up the Heat in Paris

It was an historic meeting in Paris in December 2015. Nearly 200 nations gathered to hammer out a global climate change agreement. The future of the world's environment was at stake and the list of challenges long. Could there finally be a legally binding agreement to cut carbon emissions?
  • 2016
  • 00:18:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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  • NIR-16-02 - Climate Challenge: World Leaders Turn up the Heat in Paris

News in Review - February 2016 Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First Refugees

Canada is bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the deadline of February 29. This News in Review story looks at the process to bring the refugees here from neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. We also meet the students of an Ontario public school preparing for the arrival of a family they are sponsoring.
  • 2016
  • 00:19:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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News in Review - February 2016 Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart

It's not new for advertisers to use emotions to sell products, but are they sincere or is it blatant emotional manipulation? The CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis catches a ride with WestJet's Blue Santa for the day to explore how storytelling and social media are reshaping advertising.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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News in Review - February 2016 Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance

Dating can be awkward at any age, but it's especially difficult for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Now a new program is helping adults with ASD to decode facial cues and other social signals to navigate the dating world. And it's proving quite successful.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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News in Review - January 2016 ​Al-Qaeda Hostage: The ​Canadian Connection

Matt Schrier was working as a freelance war photographer in Syria when he was captured by al-Qaeda-linked rebels in 2012. He was held prisoner for seven months, tortured and starved and had his identity stolen. On his return to the U.S. Matt revealed that his kidnappers may have had a Canadian connection.
  • 2016
  • 00:16:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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  • NIR-16-01 - Al-Qaeda Hostage: The Canadian Connection

News in Review - January 2016 Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror

In November 2015 what started as a normal Friday night ended in tragedy and bloodshed. Terrorists orchestrated a series of attacks throughout the city, killing 130 people and wounding hundreds more. It has left the city resolute but forever changed. And it has the rest of the world on edge about the intensifying campaign by ISIS.
  • 2016
  • 00:16:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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  • NIR-16-01 - Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror