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.

You can also subscribe to News in Review as a specialty channel on Curio.ca, for full access to our archives and our latest editions.

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News in Review - November 2006 Canada's Bloody War in Afghanistan

Canadian troops in Afghanistan have been fighting some bloody battles with Taliban insurgents and paying an increasingly heavy price. In September 2006, 10 soldiers were killed and many others were injured. It was the Canadian military's biggest monthly death toll in decades. In this News in Review story we'll look at why the fighting is so fierce. We'll also examine ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2006

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News in Review - November 2006 Canada's Famous Dinosaur Hunter

Dinosaur Provincial Park in southeast Alberta is a fossil hunter’s paradise. More than 300 first-quality dinosaur skeletons have been found there since digging began more than a century ago. It’s also one of the favourite hunting grounds of Canada’s world-famous palaeontologist Phil Currie. In this News in Review story we’ll travel to Dinosaur Park to meet Currie and show you why he ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/15/2006

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News in Review - March 2006 Election Shock: The Hamas Victory

In late January 2006, the militant Islamic group Hamas surprised the world by winning the Palestinian parliamentary elections. Many countries were also shocked, because they consider this group to be a terrorist organization. In this News in Review story we'll look at Hamas's stunning election victory and its angry aftermath. We'll show you how Palestinians and Israelis reacted to news ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2006

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News in Review - June 2006 Fighting Illiteracy: The Swedish Way

Illiteracy is a big problem in Canada. Many Canadians can't read well enough to understand even the simplest labels or signs. Some experts say our education system is to blame. In this News in Review story we'll look at how one former illiterate individual had to struggle against that system to turn her life around. We'll also travel to Sweden ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

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News in Review - January 2006 French Riots: Nights of Rage and Fire

In early November 2006 a state of emergency was declared in France after riots erupted across the country. For more than three weeks, thousands of young people went on a rampage every night. They burned cars, battled police and forced authorities to take extreme measures to restore order. In this News in Review story we'll show you how the rioting ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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News in Review - February 2006 Gang Wars: Bloodbath in Vancouver

Police across Canada are trying to crack down on heavily armed gangs that have turned some of our cities into battlegrounds. During the recent election campaign, politicians promised tougher sentences for gun crimes after a Boxing Day shootout between rival gangs in Toronto killed an innocent bystander. But Toronto isn't the only city with a gang problem. In Vancouver, Indo-Canadian ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2006

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News in Review - January 2006 Guns and Gangs: Toronto Fights Back

Canada's largest city is battling a frightening increase in gun violence. In 2005 there were more deaths by gunfire in Toronto than in any other year. Most of the victims were young black men killed in gang-style shootings. In this News in Review story we'll look at how the killings shocked a city and forced elected officials to take action. ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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News in Review - April 2006 Haiti Votes: Democracy Takes on Fear

In March 2006, the people of Haiti prepared to vote in a second round of parliamentary elections. In February, they had elected a new president, René Préval. Both votes were delayed by logistical problems and security fears. In this News in Review story we’ll take a look at Haiti’s election process. We’ll also show you why so many of its ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2006

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News in Review - June 2006 Harsh Reality: Mexico's NAFTA Problem

When Mexico signed the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and the United States, it had high hopes for a bright new future. It was counting on massive new investment to help boost its economy and improve the lives of its many poor people. But 12 years later that dream of prosperity has all but vanished. In this News ...
  • 2006
  • 00:14:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

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News in Review - May 2006 Iraq Rescue: Two Canadians are Freed

On March 23, 2006, British and American soldiers stormed a house in Baghdad and rescued three Christian peace activists. The three men, including two Canadians, James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden, had been kidnapped and held as hostages for almost four months. A fourth member of the group was killed by the kidnappers two weeks before the others were rescued. ...
  • 2006
  • 00:14:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2006

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  • Iraq Rescue: Two Canadians are Freed

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