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 - October 2007 The Act That Made Us Canadian

In Summer 2007 ceremonies were held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Citizenship Act. Before that Act in 1947, both native-born and naturalized citizens in this country were considered British, not Canadian. In this News in Review story we’ll look back at that historic day and meet the first person to be born a Canadian. We’ll also meet ...
  • 2007
  • 00:14:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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News in Review - April 2007 The Budget: Countdown To An Election?

On March 19, 2007, Stephen Harper's Conservative government tabled its second budget. Because it's a minority government, there was much speculation that if the budget was defeated it could trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we'll look at the budget and how it was received by the opposition.
  • 2007
  • 00:13:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2007

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News in Review - May 2007 The Dangers of Global Warming

In early April 2007 an international panel of scientists released a bleak report about the threat of climate change. The scientists warned that if climate change goes unchecked billions of people could face shortages of food and water. In this News in Review story we'll look at how global warming is affecting British Columbia's forests and Australia's beaches. We'll also ...
  • 2007
  • 00:16:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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News in Review - September 2007 The Seven Wonders of Canada

This summer the CBC organized a contest to come up with the Seven Wonders of Canada. Canadians were invited to submit their nominations, and they responded in overwhelming numbers. More than 18,000 nominations were received and hundreds of thousands of Canadians voted for their choices. For this News in Review story we’ll look at the contest and how a panel ...
  • 2007
  • 00:14:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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News in Review - September 2007 The Trial of Conrad Black

In mid-July former media baron Conrad Black was found guilty of obstruction of justice and three counts of mail fraud. The verdict came after a 15-week trial in a Chicago courtroom. Black, who will be sentenced in November, could be sent to prison for many years. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Black trial and the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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News in Review - October 2007 The Trials of Steven Truscott

In 1959, 14-year-old Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang for the murder of a 12-year-old girl near Clinton, Ontario. His death sentence was commuted, but it wasn’t until late August of this year that an Ontario court finally acquitted him of the murder charge. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Steven Truscott story and at the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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News in Review - February 2007 The U.S. Sends More Troops to Iraq

In early January 2007, U.S. President George Bush announced he was going to send more American soldiers to Iraq. The decision came a month after an American government study group delivered a devastating verdict on that war. It called the situation grave and deteriorating. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what’s happening in Iraq, and show you ...
  • 2007
  • 00:14:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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News in Review - October 2007 The Van Doos Head for Afghanistan

In late summer 2007, soldiers from Canada’s Royal 22nd Regiment, commonly known as the Van Doos, began arriving in Afghanistan. They had barely settled in when they were rocked by the deaths of three soldiers in two bomb attacks. Because the Van Doos are based in Quebec, where anti-war feeling runs high, the tragedy also had a political dimension. In ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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News in Review - September 2007 Tony Blair's Ten Years in Power

In late June 2007 Tony Blair stepped down as Prime Minister of Britain. Blair is considered by many to have been one of Britain’s most successful prime ministers. In recent years, however, his popularity had slumped, mainly because of his support for the U.S.-led war in Iraq. In this News in Review story we’ll take a close-up look at Blair’s ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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News in Review - February 2007 Visiting Second Life's Virtual World

Second Life is an online 3-D digital world that is created by the people who sign up for it. It's also a really big business. Its more than two million residents can buy everything from virtual land to virtual running shoes. In this News in Review story we'll examine why Second Life is so popular. We'll also create an avatar ...
  • 2007
  • 00:11:11
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  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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