News in Review

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: A Global Perspective New

This report looks at the impact of COVID-19 around the globe. A year after it was first detected in Wuhan, China, the world struggles to get the disease under control and cases continue to increase. Europe has been hard hit in the second wave, with many countries imposing further restrictions on their citizens. Due to its sheer population, India is ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

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  • NIR-21-01D - PDF - COVID-19: A Global Perspective

  • NIR-21-01D - PPT - COVID-19: A Global Perspective

News in Review - January 2021 Vaccine Hesitancy: Appealing to the Moveable Middle New

A year after COVID-19 was first identified, it had spread across the globe, resulting in more than 73 million cases and over 1.6 million deaths. Health experts agreed the only way through the pandemic was with a vaccine. Scientists and pharmaceutical companies worldwide began the research. Now, as those groundbreaking vaccines are being distributed, many people are ready and eager ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/09/2021

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  • NIR-21-01 - PPT - Vaccine Hesitancy: Appealing to the Moveable Middle

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: The Anti-Mask Movement New

Throughout 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic grew, health authorities looked for ways to contain the spread. One option was to introduce a mask policy, making it mandatory in public places. But that has not sat well with so-called anti-maskers. They refuse to comply, suggesting it is government overreach and an infringement on their personal liberties. That has led to some ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

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  • NIR-21-01 - PPT - COVID-19: The Anti-Mask Movement

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: The Race for a Vaccine New

COVID-19 was first detected in December 2019 and quickly spread across the globe, infecting more than 75 million people and killing over 1.6 million by the end of the first year. As the disease resurged with a second wave, scientists and medical professionals around the world were in a tight race to develop an effective vaccine. In November 2020, pharmaceutical ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2021

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  • NIR-21-01 - PPT - COVID-19: The Race for a Vaccine

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News in Review - December 2020 Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care New

Calls for the Quebec government to recognize and address systemic racism within the province were revived by the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Atimatekw woman who filmed as nurses at a hospital in Joliette hurled racist slurs at her before she died. Joyce’s family has announced a lawsuit and a criminal complaint against the hospital. Meanwhile, Quebec premier Francois Legault ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PPT - Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care

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News in Review - December 2020 U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy New

Over 150 million people cast their ballot in the U.S. elections, and both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden received a record number of votes. In the end, Joe Biden won not only the popular vote but also the electoral college. This News in Review video looks at voting day, delays with ballot counting, how the electoral college works, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PPT - U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy

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News in Review - December 2020 The Murder of Christine Jessop: DNA Solves Cold Case New

In 1984, nine-year-old Christine Jessop was taken from her small community and raped and murdered. The police investigation led to the arrest of the family’s next door neighbour, Guy Paul Morin. Morin would be tried twice and end up serving 18 months in prison before being acquitted. But Morin’s full exoneration wouldn’t come until 2020. That’s when police announced they ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PDF - The Murder of Christine Jessop: DNA Solves Cold Case

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News in Review - December 2020 Lobster Wars: Nova Scotia's Fishery Dispute New

Indigenous and non-Indigenous lobster fishers in Nova Scotia are locked in a dispute over the right to fish. Members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation say that the Mi’kmaq people are within their rights to catch and sell lobster to earn a “moderate livelihood” as outlined by a 21-year-old Supreme Court decision. But non-Indigenous fishers say they are breaking the law ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PPT - Lobster Wars: Nova Scotia’s Fishery Dispute

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News in Review - November 2020 COVID-19: Social Inequities Exposed by the Pandemic

COVID-19 is exposing the social inequalities in our society. Socio-economic data being studied on the coronavirus pandemic is now revealing that the most at risk in our society are the poorest, living in densely populated communities, as well as low income residents and front line workers. Data is also showing those most at risk are from racialized communities. We look ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2020

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  • NIR-20-11 - PDF - COVID-19: Social Inequities Exposed by the Pandemic

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News in Review - November 2020 Resilience in the Bahamas: Rebuilding After Hurricane Dorian

In September 2019, the northernmost islands of the Bahamas were hit by the most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall there. Hurricane Dorian killed over 70 people — though numbers could be higher with so many still unaccounted for. Homes, cars, boats and infrastructure were completely destroyed. Months later, residents are still trying to rebuild. Now they’re getting some extra ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2020

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  • NIR-20-11 - PPT - Resilience in the Bahamas: Rebuilding After Hurricane Dorian

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