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Give your students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. From September to April, the top four news stories every month are broken down and given context — whether it’s the dangers of fake news, the verdict in the Colten Boushie case, the Florida students leading the charge on gun control, or the #MeToo movement. 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 - February 2019 Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21 New

The mysterious crash of CP Flight 21 five decades ago remains one of the largest unsolved mass murders in Canadian history. The commercial flight took off from Vancouver, bound for Whitehorse on July 8, 1965, when it exploded in mid-air over the B.C interior. All 52 people on board were killed. Weather was ruled out as a factor. The investigation ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:46
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  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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News in Review - February 2019 Northern Power: Enlightening Communities New

For most, electricity is something we take for granted. But more than 200 communities in the North don't have reliable power. That's because they're not hooked up to the power grid. Many of these communities are forced to run on costly diesel power, which is prone to frequent outages. Now a $1.6 billion government-backed project is going to bring power ...
  • 2019
  • 00:11:28
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  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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News in Review - February 2019 Food's Carbon Footprint: Creating Sustainable Sources New

The food we eat is under threat. There's less arable land and more people to feed than ever before. Add to that the fact that everything we produce leaves a carbon footprint. Greenhouse gases are created in the way we grow, harvest, ship, store, package, cook and dispose of the food we eat. So how do we make our food ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:13
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  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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News in Review - February 2019 Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and his Mission New

David Saint-Jacques may not be a household name… yet! But he's likely to become one. He's only the 10th Canadian astronaut to go into space. He's assigned to spend six and a half months on the International Space Station conducting various experiments and operating the Canadarm. At 49 years of age, Saint-Jacques’ journey to space is as interesting as how ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:32
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  • Added on: 02/04/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Maya/Mathangi/M.I.A. – The Making of a Political Pop Star New

Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam – known simply as M.I.A. – is an acclaimed British rapper and pop star of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. Always controversial, she is an outspoken activist who uses her fame as a platform to express her political views, particularly about the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka. Film director Stephen Loveridge put together a documentary of the artist’s ...
  • 2019
  • 00:09:05
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  • Added on: 01/31/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Sir John A. Macdonald: A Legacy of Controversy New

Sir John A. Macdonald has become a controversial figure in modern times. Of course, he was Canada’s first prime minister, responsible for bringing about Confederation and building a rail line across the country. But in this era of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, his image has become a symbol of oppression to some. It was his policies that saw ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:26
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  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us New

Global warming is having a massive impact on the planet. In October 2018, the world’s leading climate scientists met and warned that there are only a dozen years to limit global warming. They predict urgent change is needed or the planet is in peril. Much of that warming can be linked to human activity. Glaciers are barometers of climate change ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:09
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  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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News in Review - January 2019 Prince Harry: Moving Out of the Shadow of Diana New

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is sixth in line to the British throne. He was recently voted the most popular British Royal, beating out his new wife, actress Meghan Markle, and his own grandmother, the Queen. Harry is the youngest son of his all-too-famous father, Prince Charles, who is next in line to the throne, and his beautiful mother ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:24
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  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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News in Review - December 2018 Under the Gun: Toronto's War Against Firearm Violence New

In 2018 Canada’s largest city, Toronto, saw a massive increase in gun violence on its streets. Shootings were so frequent and often flagrant, taking place in broad daylight and near children’s playgrounds. The numbers were so high it had people worried that gun deaths in 2018 would surpass those of the so-called “Summer of the Gun” back in 2005. Police, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:24
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  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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News in Review - December 2018 Certain Death: A Mexican Journalist Fights Deportation New

When Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto fled his home country with his son back in 2008 he thought his ordeal was over. Mexico is known to have one of the highest murder rates of reporters in the world – just behind war zones like Syria and Afghanistan. Journalists are killed there at a rate of about one per month, according ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:41
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  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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