CBC News Now

Every day, every hour, across Canada and around the world, stories are breaking. CBC News Now is on top of those stories. Anchoring that coverage is a team of award-winning journalists that bring news to Canadians as it happens. CBC News Network gives us a picture of the day, from the top headlines we need to know to the stories that are simply good to know. 

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Episodes

CBC News Now Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding

What if your ability to speak or understand speech was taken away with no warning and you struggled to find words that just won't come? This is what happens to people with aphasia, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged by stroke or brain injury. While it affects more than 100,000 Canadians, many people have never ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

CBC News Now Severe Allergies

Six percent of North American children have severe food allergies, and experts say the number is rising. As a result, more and more families will be made to feel like prisoners in their own home; that's what it's like when the most everyday foods can be potentially fatal for your child. Meet a Canadian family who's coping with two children who ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Now Town At the Top of the World

A government experiment dropped a community into one of Canada’s most unforgiving landscapes. From the struggle to overcome those odds, the community of Grise Fjord has succeeded. What does it take to live in a place where it is dark half of the year and isolated all the time? Travel to Canada's most northerly non-military community. This program examines that ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

CBC News Now Village Cellphone: Empowering Bangladesh

In the early 1990s, Iqbal Quadir, a Bangladesh-born MIT professor and entrepreneur, had the idea that cellphones could be used to help the very poorest people. For Bangladesh, a densely populated country strangled by frequent natural disasters and a serious lack of infrastructure, Iqbal saw communication technology as an essential resource. His vision: to help village entrepreneurs, backed by micro-loans, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:11:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Now Reds, Whites & the Blues

In this highly regarded CBC Newsworld documentary, also known as Reading, Writing and the Rez, four savvy teenagers take us to their white high schools and show us why most Native kids from reserves don’t graduate. Kiki, Chelsey, Jordan and Marcus live on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, an urban Indian reserve in the shadow of Vancouver. The odds of finishing high ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Reds, Whites and the Blues Teacher Resource Guide

CBC News Now Borrow a Stereotype

They say familiarity breeds contempt, but could it actually breed acceptance? That's the idea behind a project called the Living Library. It started in Europe, and recently CBC News Sunday visited California for the launch of the first Living Library in North America. The idea: "check out" a person, instead of a book. Sit down face-to-face with the type of ...
  • 2008
  • 00:10:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Now Uganda's Haunted Children

It’s been called the Pearl of Africa. But more recently Uganda’s been known as the worst country in the world to be a child, where an entire generation has been caught up in a bloody civil war. Fighting the government for 20 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is known for its unspeakable brutality and has built its ranks by ...
  • 2006
  • 00:42:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Now Broken Border

An in-depth report dissecting the phenomena of the porous border between the US and Mexico in Arizona. Border agents with the help of sonar, helicopters and video cameras wage war against the tidal wave of illegal migrants entering at a rate of 1 million people a year. Reporter David Halton highlights each side of the migrant debate: riding along with ...
  • 2004
  • 00:44:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013