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News in Review - April 2020 Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get Into Canada

Our streets in Canada are still quite safe, but gun crime is increasing. Much of the growth is attributed to gun and gang violence in larger cities like Toronto. Handgun homicides accounted for more than half of all murders in Canada in 2018, according to Statistics Canada. So, where are criminals getting all these guns? Police estimate about half the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get into Canada

  • NIR-20-04 - PPT - Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get into Canada

News in Review - January 2020 Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

A CBC News investigation discovered that there were nearly 1,800 hate crimes reported to Canadian police last year. But that number likely doesn’t tell the whole story. Inaccurate reporting and different classifications make a true calculation nearly impossible. Nonetheless, hate seems to be growing across this country. But no place more so than Hamilton, Ontario, which has the infamous title ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

News in Review - January 2020 Wexit: How the West was Lost

Calls for western separation or so-called "Wexit" are at an all-time high. A third of Albertans now think they would be better off outside of Canada. The unrest is largely due to lack of progress on building pipelines to get Alberta's oil and gas to market. And while Albertans are some of the richest people in Canada, after years of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/18/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Wexit: How the West was Lost

  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Wexit: How the West was Lost

News in Review - January 2020 Maestro Fresh Wes: Canadian Hip Hop History

Wes Williams, better known to many as Maestro Fresh Wes, is often called the Godfather of Canadian hip hop. He sprang on to the music scene in 1989 with the release of his song “Let Your Backbone Slide" from debut album Symphony in Effect. It was the first rap single certified Gold in Canada. In 2019, this groundbreaking anthem became the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/13/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Maestro Fresh Wes: Canadian Hip Hop History

  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Maestro Fresh Wes: Canadian Hip Hop History

News in Review - January 2020 Veganism: Meatless Goes Mainstream

Veganism is on the rise. More and more people are opting away from meat towards a plant-based diet. And in Canada it seems British Columbia is leading the way with more vegans per capita than any other province. The popularity of the “Beyond Meat” and “Impossible” burgers has stormed the market in the past few years. And it’s fueled an ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/03/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Veganism: Meatless Goes Mainstream

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News in Review - December 2019 Disinformation: Chasing Down the Online Lies

Fake news, also called disinformation or misinformation, is a term we hear over and over again. But what is fake news, exactly, and how can we spot it? Disinformation usually appears on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter or may be sent via messaging apps. But misleading information or so called "fake news" often unravels with a little digging. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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  • NIR-19-12 - PPT - Disinformation: Chasing Down the Online Lies

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News in Review - December 2019 Election 2019: Canada Goes to the Polls

The writ was dropped, the election called and the politicians were off. The six-week federal election campaign quickly became a forum for personal attacks and finger-pointing. Scandals plagued the short but intense campaign. While polls suggested the LIberals and Conservatives were neck and neck, it was the Liberals’ race to lose. While they lost seats, they did manage to squeak ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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  • NIR-19-12 - PDF - Election 2019: Canada Goes to the Polls

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News in Review - December 2019 School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children? (Story A)

How safe are Canadian schools? How do schools track and report student violence? And just how prevalent is it? A months-long CBC News investigation found that peer-on-peer violence in schools is all too common, and starts as early as elementary school. An absence of reliable statistics and under-reporting prompted CBC News to ask young people directly about their experiences. The ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2020

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  • NIR-19-12 - PPT - School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children?

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News in Review - December 2019 School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children? (Story B)

When your child goes to school, you expect them to be safe. As an exclusive CBC News investigation into school violence reveals, that isn’t always the case. That certainly didn’t happen in Devan Selvey’s case. The 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside his school in Hamilton, Ontario in October 2019. He later died in hospital. His mother witnessed the ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2020

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News in Review - November 2019 Greta Thunberg: Climate Activism and the Youth Movement

Climate change is on everybody’s mind but a teen from Sweden has taken it to a new level of awareness. Greta Thunberg, 16, has taken her activism around the world as she brings her unfaltering message that we must stop damaging our planet now. From school walkouts to global marches and strikes, she fearlessly faces off against politicians, pundits and ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/20/2019

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  • NIR-19-11 - PDF - Greta Thunberg: Climate Activism and the Youth Movement

  • NIR-19-11 - PPT - Greta Thunberg: Climate Activism and the Youth Movement