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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 2019 Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight?

Smart cities are the way of the future. Well-planned, massive projects that promise smarter, efficient, greener living with the promise of economic prosperity. At an estimated cost of one hundred billion dollars Forest City in Malaysia is one of the largest master-planned cities in the world. But the project has met with severe criticism including those who say the Indigenous ...
  • 2019
  • 00:17:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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  • NIR-19-10 - PDF - Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight?

  • NIR-19-10 - PPT - Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight?

News in Review - October 2019 Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables

For decades Alberta’s economy has been tied to oil and gas production. But when industry recession hit, Alberta’s economy took the hit. Some parts of the energy sector blame the government for not building pipelines to get their product to market. Some are turning their sights in another direction. They say the future of energy lies in renewables like sun, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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  • NIR-19-10 - PPT - Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables

  • NIR-19-10 - PDF - Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables

News in Review - September 2019 Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

In Canada's Arctic, climate change is already impacting communities and changing ways of life. According to scientists, Canada's northern climate is warming almost three times faster than the global average. As things warm up, the permafrost in the North -- that frozen underlying layer of ground -- is also melting. And that's threatening the way of life for many who ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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  • NIR-19-09 - PPT - Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

  • NIR-19-09 - PDF - Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

News in Review - September 2019 America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant

There’s no question that U.S. President Donald Trump has committed to securing the border with Mexico to keep out illegal aliens. His tough stance on immigration appeals to his supporters, as does his racial rhetoric about those he considers outsiders. His tweets attacking four minority Democratic congresswomen are keeping both Democrats and Republicans in damage control mode. But what does ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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  • NIR-19-09 - PDF - America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant

  • NIR-19-09 - PPT - America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant

News in Review - September 2019 Guns: The Urban-Rural Divide

The increase in shootings in many Canadian cities has more and more people calling for a ban on handguns and tougher firearm restrictions. But for many rural Canadians, legal gun use is a part of daily life, far removed from city shootings that make the news. This has sparked a heated debate between rural and urban residents over how to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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  • NIR-19-09 - PPT - Guns: The Urban-Rural Divide

  • NIR-19-09 - PDF - Guns: The Urban-Rural Divide

News in Review - September 2019 Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference?

As we move towards a federal election this fall, many voters will be influenced by what they read online. And much of that is misinformation, distortion and sadly, fake news. Canada is not immune to election interference. In fact, experts say we're already being targeted. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault seeks out those who have been tracking the threat to find out ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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  • NIR-19-09 - PDF - Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference?

  • NIR-19-09 - PPT - Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference?

News in Review - April 2019 Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

At 17, Sam Fazio was just a regular teenager at a school dance in Vancouver. Then she was violently sexually attacked in a bathroom stall. Sam reported the crime and went through the grueling process of physical and mental recovery while having to deal with police and a court case that left her and others shaking their heads. Since then, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

  • NIR-19-04 - PPT - Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

News in Review - April 2019 Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

While the cause of climate change may still be hotly debated – with many scientists saying it’s human activity while others suggesting it’s a cyclical heating up of the planet – the fact that climate change is occurring is not up for debate. There are indicators everywhere, from extreme weather events to rising seas levels, shrinking polar ice caps to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

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News in Review - April 2019 Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

Polar bears have long been a Canadian icon. They live in colder northern climates and hunt for seals. But the climate is changing and the earth is warming. As a result, polar bear numbers are in decline. As the sea ice recedes, the bears lose places to hunt and are stuck ashore, often starving. And their birth rates are declining. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

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News in Review - April 2019 Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

More people are lonely than ever before. Studies show that one in five Canadians identify as being lonely. Loneliness is more than a feeling of occasional solitude – it’s a prolonged feeling of perceived isolation. While long seen as being bad for mental health, loneliness is now recognized as being physically harmful too. It's being called the silent killer – ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

  • NIR-19-04 - PPT - Loneliness: The New Silent Killer