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.

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News in Review - December 2009 The Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

In December 2009, 192 nations gathered in Copenhagen to discuss climate change. The plan was to begin drafting a document to replace the Kyoto Protocol that expires in 2012. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the summit preparations, and examine the debate over climate change in this country.
  • 2009
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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News in Review - May 2009 The Decline of the Traditional Media

Newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations have been hit hard by the economic recession. Advertising revenues have plummeted, and the so-called traditional media are losing ground to new media. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how newspapers and other old media are struggling to survive. We’ll also examine what a new media world might look like.
  • 2009
  • 00:15:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2009 The Flight of the Silver Dart

Canada has a long and proud aviation history that began 100 years ago with the flight of the Silver Dart. On February 23, 1909, J.A.D. McCurdy piloted Canada’s first powered airplane across a frozen lake in Nova Scotia. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how a group of aviation enthusiasts brought history alive by recreating that famous ...
  • 2009
  • 00:18:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - April 2009 The Future of the Oil Sands

Canadians have enjoyed the economic benefits of the oil boom for quite some time. They are an important part of the economy, but they are also an environmental concern. The oil sands have come under increased scrutiny lately because U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced his concerns about their environmental impact. In this News in Review story we will examine ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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News in Review - December 2009 The Great U.S. Health Care Debate

Shortly after assuming office U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans to reform his country’s health care system. The announcement set off a furious debate with both sides citing Canada’s Medicare system to back up their arguments. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the American system needs to be reformed and one good reason Canada's system might ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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News in Review - December 2009 The Internet: Forty Years Later

It’s been 40 years since the Internet was born. Since then it has revolutionized our world. But it has also brought with it a host of new problems. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the birth of the Internet, and examine some issues that are clouding its future.
  • 2009
  • 00:16:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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News in Review - May 2009 The Recession and the Developing World

In early April 2009, the G20 leaders agreed to provide more than $1 trillion of aid to developing countries. The recession has hit those countries hard. Many are running out of money, and some are threatened by mass starvation and violence. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the desperate situation in many countries and what’s being done ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - February 2009 The Terrorist Attack on Mumbai

In late November 2008 a group of gunmen launched a terrorist assault on the Indian city of Mumbai. The gunman fired indiscriminately into crowds and seized several buildings and luxury hotels. By the time a four-day battle with police and soldiers ended, at least 170 people had been killed. In this News in Review story we'll look at Mumbai's days of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2009

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News in Review - November 2009 Trying to Save the World’s Amphibians

All over the world, frogs and hundreds of other amphibians are rapidly disappearing. The situation is so serious that some scientists believe we are witnessing the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs.
  • 2009
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2009

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News in Review - September 2009 Two Canadians Meet in Space

In July 2009, Canadian astronaut Julie Payette rocketed into space and made history. When she met her colleague Robert Thirsk on board the International Space Station, it was the first time two Canadians had been in space at once. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the mission that brought the two astronauts together and examine Canada’s role ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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  • Two Canadians Meet in Space

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