News in Review

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News in Review - September 2019 Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost New

In Canada's Arctic, climate change is already impacting communities and changing ways of life. According to scientists, Canada's northern climate is warming almost three times faster than the global average. As things warm up, the permafrost in the North -- that frozen underlying layer of ground -- is also melting. And that's threatening the way of life for many who ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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News in Review - September 2019 America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant New

There’s no question that U.S. President Donald Trump has committed to securing the border with Mexico to keep out illegal aliens. His tough stance on immigration appeals to his supporters, as does his racial rhetoric about those he considers outsiders. His tweets attacking four minority Democratic congresswomen are keeping both Democrats and Republicans in damage control mode. But what does ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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News in Review - September 2019 Guns: The Urban-Rural Divide New

The increase in shootings in many Canadian cities has more and more people calling for a ban on handguns and tougher firearm restrictions. But for many rural Canadians, legal gun use is a part of daily life, far removed from city shootings that make the news. This has sparked a heated debate between rural and urban residents over how to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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News in Review - September 2019 Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference? New

As we move towards a federal election this fall, many voters will be influenced by what they read online. And much of that is misinformation, distortion and sadly, fake news. Canada is not immune to election interference. In fact, experts say we're already being targeted. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault seeks out those who have been tracking the threat to find out ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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News in Review - April 2019 Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

At 17, Sam Fazio was just a regular teenager at a school dance in Vancouver. Then she was violently sexually attacked in a bathroom stall. Sam reported the crime and went through the grueling process of physical and mental recovery while having to deal with police and a court case that left her and others shaking their heads. Since then, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

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News in Review - April 2019 Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

While the cause of climate change may still be hotly debated – with many scientists saying it’s human activity while others suggesting it’s a cyclical heating up of the planet – the fact that climate change is occurring is not up for debate. There are indicators everywhere, from extreme weather events to rising seas levels, shrinking polar ice caps to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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News in Review - April 2019 Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

Polar bears have long been a Canadian icon. They live in colder northern climates and hunt for seals. But the climate is changing and the earth is warming. As a result, polar bear numbers are in decline. As the sea ice recedes, the bears lose places to hunt and are stuck ashore, often starving. And their birth rates are declining. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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News in Review - April 2019 Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

More people are lonely than ever before. Studies show that one in five Canadians identify as being lonely. Loneliness is more than a feeling of occasional solitude – it’s a prolonged feeling of perceived isolation. While long seen as being bad for mental health, loneliness is now recognized as being physically harmful too. It's being called the silent killer – ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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News in Review - March 2019 Huawei Arrest: Canada Caught in a Political Tug of War

The arrest of a top executive from Chinese company Huawei has placed Canada in the middle of a political tug of war. In December 2018, Canadian authorities detained Meng Wanzhou at the Vancouver airport at the request of U.S. law officials. Meng is the daughter of the founder of Huawei, the largest technical communications company in the world. She remains ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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  • NIR-19-03 - PDF - Huawei Arrest: Canada Caught in a Political Tug of War

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News in Review - March 2019 Fleeing Oppression: Saudi Teen Granted Asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was just 18 years old when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room and started tweeting for help. The young Saudi woman claimed she was fleeing the oppression of her family and country and was seeking asylum. Her plight captured global attention on social media. Within days she was flying to Toronto after Canada agreed to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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