News in Review

News in Review, first launched in 1990, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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News in Review - October 2020 COVID-19 Update: What Have We Learned?

The coronavirus pandemic that spread across the world in early 2020 changed all our lives. In March, Canada closed its borders, shuttered all non-essential business and asked its citizens to stay home. For months we waited. Once the infection numbers dropped significantly, the country began to reopen cautiously. But COVID-19 is still here. And some countries are being forced to ...
  • 2020
  • 00:18:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 Care Homes and The Elderly: What COVID-19 Exposed

When COVID-19 came to Canada we saw a large number of deaths. Four out of five of those deaths were among the elderly housed in long term care homes. The situation in Ontario and Quebec was so serious that the government called in the Canadian military to assist in the worst-hit facilities. The military produced a report that shocked many. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 Tragedy in Lebanon: Deadly Explosion in Beirut

In August 2020, a huge explosion decimated a large part of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The blast killed almost 200 people and injured thousands of others. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. The explosion was a result of highly explosive materials that had been stored in a port warehouse for years. Residents accused the government of mismanagement and corruption ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/23/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 The Shooting of Jacob Blake: Protests, Boycotts and Racial Tensions

In August 2020, an African-American man named Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protestors took to the streets demanding an end to police violence against Black people. Counter-protestors also poured into the streets bringing about clashes during which three more people were shot — two fatally. A 17-year old teenager was charged. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2020

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News in Review - September 2020 Defunding the Police: What Does it Mean?

The police killing of George Floyd in 2020 led to worldwide protests with many people calling for an end to police violence against Black people and for the defunding of police. Research done by the CBC over a 20 year period shows that Black and Indigenous people are disproportionately represented among fatalities in encounters with police. And a majority of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - September 2020 Systemic Racism: Does it Exist in Canada?

After the death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis in May 2020, and the global protests that followed, many began to hear the term “systemic racism.” The term suggests that many businesses, institutions and society itself is rife with underlying racism. In Canada, we tend to deny that our culture is racist, from ignoring ...
  • 2020
  • 00:10:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - September 2020 George Floyd: Why He Matters

In May 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd, a Black American, died during an arrest under the knee of a White police officer. His death galvanized a nation fed up with police brutality and racism against the black population. The fury spread as hundreds of thousands of protesters and rioters took to the streets demanding change in cities across the country. Those ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - September 2020 Black Lives Matter Canada: A Call for Racial Equality

The death of George Floyd in May 2020 during an arrest in Minneapolis led to widespread protests across the U.S. and around the globe, with calls for an end to racial inequality and police violence against Black people. In Canada, thousands marched under the banner of Black Lives Matter, demanding an end to racism here too. Those protests highlighted the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - March 2020 Ryan's Recovery: Bringing Hope to Paralysis

In 2018 Ryan Straschnitzki, a Humboldt Bronco hockey player, was left paralyzed after a tragic bus accident that injured 13 of his teammates. Another 16 were killed. Since then Ryan has worked tirelessly to regain mobility in his lower body. In November 2019, he flew to Thailand to have a stimulator implanted in his spine. It’s a surgical procedure that ...
  • 2020
  • 00:10:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2020

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News in Review - March 2020 Murder in the Skies: The Tragedy of Flight 752

On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed two minutes after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kyiv. Flight 752 was carrying 176 passengers and crew members. 57 were Canadian. No one survived. As details emerged, it became obvious that the plane was shot down by two Iranian missiles. The Iranian military said it mistook the plane for an incoming ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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