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 - February 2005 Neil Stonechild: The Boy in the Snow

In 1990, a 17-year-old aboriginal boy was found frozen to death on the outskirts of Saskatoon. His name was Neil Stonechild. Right from the start some people suspected that members of the Saskatoon police force had something to do with his death. But it wasn’t until October 2004 that a public inquiry concluded that the teenager had been in the ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2005

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News in Review - March 2005 Northern UFOs: Invasion of the Arctic

In the last few years a number of unidentified floating objects have been spotted in Canada’s Arctic waters. They are believed to be foreign submarines prowling without permission under the Arctic ice and through our legendary Northwest Passage. In this News in Review story we’ll hear from some Canadians who have sighted these mysterious intruders. And we’ll show you why ...
  • 2005
  • 00:16:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2005

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News in Review - December 2005 Oil and the Dollar: The Canadian Crunch

High gasoline prices are not just making a lot of drivers in Canada very unhappy. They are having a dramatic effect on the Canadian economy. In oil rich Alberta they're fuelling an economic boom. But in other parts of the country, high gas prices and a soaring Canadian dollar could trigger a recession. In this News in Review story we'll ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2005

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News in Review - November 2005 Oxycontin Abuse: A Teenager's Story

A lot of young Canadians are trying a new drug these days, with often tragic results. The drug is called OxyContin. It's prescribed by doctors for severe and chronic pain. But when it's abused it can produce a heroin-like high. It's also highly addictive, and it can kill. In this News and Review story we'll look at how Atlantic Canada ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2005

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News in Review - November 2005 Pollution Fight: Saving a Quebec River

Canada is known for its many beautiful rivers, including some of the finest salmon rivers in the world. But these days many of those rivers are heavily polluted, and the fish are nowhere to be seen. Some of those rivers are so polluted that cleaning them up can seem like an impossible task. But there are some success stories. In ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2005

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News in Review - May 2005 Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005

On April 2 2005, Pope John Paul II died in his Vatican apartment after a long and debilitating illness. He had been Pope for almost 30 years and had left a giant mark on his church and the world. In this News and Review story we’ll look at the life and legacy of Pope John Paul II. We’ll show you ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2005

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News in Review - April 2005 Tattoos: An Ancient Art Goes Mainstream

Human beings all over the world have been tattooing their bodies for thousands of years. And in Canada these days, tattoos have never been more popular. The once rebel art form has become a trendy fashion statement, and a booming business. In this News in Review story the CBC’s Dan Bjarnason takes a close-up look at tattoo artists and their human canvases. ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2005

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News in Review - December 2005 To Stay or Go: Quebec Ten Years Later

On October 30, Canadians marked the 10th anniversary of the 1995 Quebec referendum. Two weeks later the Parti Québécois elected a new leader who promised, if elected premier, to hold another referendum on sovereignty soon. In this News and Review story we'll look at the race for the leadership of Quebec's separatist political party. We'll look back at the night ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2005

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News in Review - December 2005 Toxic Water: The Kashechewan Story

In late October, an emergency was declared in the small First Nation reserve of Kashechewan in Northern Ontario. Hundreds of residents had to be flown out of the community for medical treatment after their water supply became too toxic to drink or bathe in. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the terrible conditions the people of Kashechewan ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2005

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News in Review - April 2005 Tsunami Aftermath: An Avalanche of Aid

The December 2004 tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean killed an estimated 300,000 people. The giant waves also destroyed many coastal towns and villages and left millions of people homeless. In this News in Review story, the CBC’s Mark Kelley visits Indonesia, the country hardest hit by the tsunami. Two months after the killer waves came ashore, he looks at what’s been ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2005

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