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 - April 2008 Coming Home to Newfoundland

For years, many Newfoundlanders have had to leave the province to find work in other parts of Canada. Now they might not have to do that anymore. The province is expected to undergo an economic boom thanks to the oil off its shores. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Newfoundlanders have left and whether ...
  • 2008
  • 00:12:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2008 Commuters, Cars and Bicycles

As fuel costs continue to rise, more Canadians are using bicycles to commute. But that ride can be a difficult and frustrating one. In this News in Review story we’ll look at some of the roadblocks to biking. We’ll also examine how bike theft has become a big problem and what riders can do to try to keep their bicycles ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2008 Cracking Down on Tasers

In late December, the RCMP announced it would be restricting its use of electric stun guns, or Tasers. The announcement came two months after a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport died after police used Tasers and then restrained him. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how that death set off a national debate about the safety ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - March 2008 Cyber Thieves and Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem for Internet users. Criminals can use a number of ways to gain access to confidential information like credit card numbers. In this News in Review story we’ll show you how these cyber thieves operate and why it’s so hard to catch them. We’ll also look at some practical steps Internet users can take to ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2008 Deadly Bacteria Strike Canadians

In mid August 2008, an outbreak of deadly Listeria bacteria led to a massive recall of contaminated lunch meats and other products. By early September, 12 people had died. In this News in Review story we’ll look at listeriosis and what is being done to improve the safety of the food we eat.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Dodging a Spring Election

In late February 2008, the fate of Stephen Harper’s Conservative minority government seemed to hang in the balance. The government introduced a number of bills as well as a budget, and warned that if they were defeated it would trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the opposition parties reacted and how a ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - December 2008 Electronic Waste and China

When we dispose of electronic devices like computers and cell phones we don’t throw them in the garbage. Because they contain toxic substances, we dump them at places where they can be recycled. But a lot of this electronic garbage is ending up in China. In this News in Review story we’ll look at one Chinese town where so-called e-waste ...
  • 2008
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - December 2008 Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

As winter arrives in Afghanistan millions of Afghans are facing starvation. To make matters worse, Taliban insurgents have started targeting aid workers, making relief efforts more dangerous and difficult. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what one Canadian, former cabinet minister Flora MacDonald, is doing to try to help people in rural Afghanistan.
  • 2008
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Kosovo Declares Independence

On February 17, 2008, the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. The move was welcomed by the United States and many European countries. But the Serbs and their Russian allies reacted angrily. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why and how Kosovo became a country. We’ll also examine why some countries, including Canada, are worried ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Making Money by Going Green

North Americans seem on the verge of embracing a green culture — the understanding that dealing with climate change is not an option, but a necessity. As Canada struggles to control its greenhouse gas emissions, some Canadian businesses are leading the way. They are coming up with new and exciting ways to use greener or less polluting energy sources. In ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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