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 - February 2009 Canadians, Credit Cards and Debt

For many years Canadians have been on a credit card binge. Now, as the economic crisis deepens, a lot of them find themselves with high levels of personal debt. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why so many Canadian households are overextended. We’ll also examine why it’s so easy to fall into the credit trap and what ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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News in Review - March 2009 Guantanamo Bay and Omar Khadr

For eight years the United States has operated a military prison at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The maximum-security facility is used to house prisoners charged with terrorist offences. Because it has a bad reputation, the new American administration has vowed to shut it down. But the status of one prisoner, a young Canadian named Omar Khadr, remains ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2009 Hard Times Hit the Auto Industry

One of the biggest victims of the global credit crunch is the auto industry. Consumer demand is falling, factories are closing, and the once mighty industry is now asking for government bailouts. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian auto industry and what is being done to try to save it.
  • 2009
  • 00:12:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - May 2009 Hockey Players and Life Lessons

In Vancouver, police have come up with a new way to teach kids about the danger of drugs. They have enlisted the help of some hockey players and some of the drug addicted residents of the city’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. In this News in Review story we’ll show you what happened when the two groups came together and what the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - September 2009 Iran’s Summer of Discontent

In early August 2009, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in as President of Iran, after weeks of sometimes bloody unrest. Ahmadinejad was elected in June, but his opponents said the vote had been rigged and took to the streets in protest. At least 30 people were killed and hundreds were arrested. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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News in Review - December 2009 Is the Recession Really Over?

It’s been just over a year since Canada was hit by the effects of a global recession. More than 350,000 people lost their jobs. Now there are some faint signs of recovery, but is the recession really over? In this News and Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian economy and what economists are saying about its ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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News in Review - November 2009 Keeping Up With The Swine Flu

Last spring, the swine or H1N1 flu first arrived in Canada. Thousands became ill and by the end of the summer, 78 people had died. Now a second wave is sweeping across the country. In this News in Report story, we’ll look at what we have learned so far about this pandemic flu bug, and the best way to fight ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2009

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News in Review - November 2009 Parliament and the Election Question

In late September, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced that his party would no longer support Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. That meant that the minority government could be defeated, unless the NDP or the Bloc Québécois supported it. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what happened, and whether Canadians could soon be heading to the polls.
  • 2009
  • 00:13:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2009 Remembering Canada’s War Dead

On November 11, many Canadians will take a moment to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Canada. The main ceremony will take place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but many other ceremonies will be held across the country. In this News in Review story we’ll look at Remembrance Day and the story of Canada’s war dead from ...
  • 2009
  • 00:17:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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News in Review - February 2009 The Conservatives and the Coalition

In early December 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government found itself fighting for its political life. Three opposition parties formed a coalition and announced they were ready to topple the Conservatives and form a new government. To avoid being defeated, the prime minister asked the governor general to shut down Parliament until late January 2009. In this News in Review story ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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