News in Review

News in Review, now in its 24th season, 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 - March 2007 A Call for Action on Climate Change

In early February 2007 an influential group of scientists issued a report on global climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that it is very likely that humans are causing global warming. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the IPCC report and what it says about the future of our planet. We’ll also look at how ...
  • 2007
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

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News in Review - February 2007 Afghanistan: The Dead and the Wounded

Canada's military mission in Afghanistan has become a bloody one. More than 40 soldiers have been killed, and more than 200 others have been wounded. In this News in Review story we'll look at how our dead soldiers are returned to Canada. We'll also look at a wounded Canadian soldier's long journey to recovery.
  • 2007
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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News in Review - April 2007 Arrest in a 1964 Mississippi Cold Case

In 1964 two black teenagers in Mississippi were murdered, allegedly by members of a racist group known as the Ku Klux Klan. Two men were arrested but later released. One of them, James Ford Seale, was later believed to have died. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how a Canadian discovered that Seale was still alive and ...
  • 2007
  • 00:18:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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News in Review - November 2007 Defending our Sovereignty in the Arctic

The dramatic shrinking of the Arctic ice cap this year has some experts predicting that the Arctic Ocean could be ice free in summer by 2013. That would open up sea lanes to shipping and allow for more extensive oil and mineral exploration. It would also force Canada to defend its sovereignty in the region. In this News in Review ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2007

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News in Review - April 2007 Fashion and the Dangerously Thin

Obesity is a major problem in Canada. But while shedding a few pounds can sometimes be a healthy choice, being too thin can be bad for you. Doctors have been noticing an increase in eating disorders, and some of them blame the fashion industry. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the industry has been accused of sending out ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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News in Review - October 2007 Going Green to Fight Global Warming

As politicians continue to argue over the best way to fight the threat of global warming, a lot of Canadians aren’t waiting to do something about the problem. They’re trying to cut down on greenhouse gases by going green. In this News in Review story we’ll look at a school with a sod roof and no furnace. We’ll also show ...
  • 2007
  • 00:17:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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News in Review - December 2007 Harper's Throne Speech Challenge

In late October 2007, the Conservative government outlined its plans in a Throne Speech. Prime Minister Harper also announced that if any of the promised legislation was defeated it would trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the government’s Throne Speech and how the opposition parties reacted to the Prime Minister’s challenge.
  • 2007
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2007

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News in Review - November 2007 Helping the Mentally Ill Homeless

In late August 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the formation of the Canadian Mental Health Commission. It will fight the stigma associated with mental illness and draw up a mental health strategy for Canada. One of its biggest challenges will be to find new ways to help people who are mentally ill and homeless. In this News in Review ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2007

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News in Review - May 2007 Iran Seizes British Sailors

In late March 2007, Iranian forces captured 15 British navy sailors and marines in a waterway between Iran and Iraq. The crew was released two weeks later, but the incident escalated tensions already running high over Iran's nuclear program. In this News and Review story we'll look at how the sailors were seized and treated by the Iranians. We'll also ...
  • 2007
  • 00:12:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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News in Review - December Lake Superior: Where Did the Water Go?

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. But in recent years a lot of that water has been disappearing at an alarming rate. Trillions of litres of water have simply vanished. Some scientists blame it on global warming, but many waterfront homeowners believe that something else is going on. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2007
  • 00:16:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2007

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