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 - September 2010 The G20 Summit: Talks and Teargas

This summer, Canada hosted a G20 Summit of world leaders in Toronto. But the meeting was overshadowed by what happened in the streets near the heavily guarded conference centre. Police and protesters clashed and more than 1,000 people were arrested. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what was accomplished at the summit, and its bitter aftermath.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2010

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News in Review - April 2010 The Hidden Dangers of Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles are microscopic particles with special properties. They are used to manufacture all kinds of products from cosmetics to clothing. But because they are so small, some wonder about the hidden dangers. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at nanotechnology and what has some researchers worried.
  • 2010
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2010

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News in Review - December 2010 The Oil Sands and the PR War

The American government is considering whether to allow construction of a giant pipeline that would pump even more Canadian oil into the United States. But the oil comes from Alberta’s controversial oil sands and many environmentalists say the pipeline should not be built. This News in Review story looks at how both sides are making their views heard.
  • 2010
  • 00:14:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - September 2010 The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

In late April, an explosion rocked an oil-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. A pipe near the seabed broke and millions of barrels of oil spilled into the water. It took almost three months to cap the leaking well, and many beaches and wildlife areas were polluted. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the damage and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2010

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News in Review - February 2010 The Plane Bomber and Airport Security

On Christmas Day 2009, a young Nigerian man allegedly tried to blow up an airliner as it prepared to land in Detroit. The man was subdued by other passengers before he could set off explosive material sewed into his underwear. But the incident triggered a security scare at airports all over the world. In this News in Review story we’ll ...
  • 2010
  • 00:16:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2010

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News in Review - December 2010 The Rescue of the Chilean Miners

It was a rescue watched by millions of people all over the world. Thirty-three Chilean miners hauled to the surface after being trapped underground for more than two months. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the rescue and why the miners’ ordeal touched so many.
  • 2010
  • 00:16:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - February 2010 The Road to the Winter Olympics

In February 2010, Canada played host to the world when the Winter Olympics opened in Vancouver. During the Games the spotlight was on the athletes. But it has taken years of work by thousands of Canadians to prepare for the event. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the long road to the Winter Games, the challenges and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:14:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2010

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News in Review - October 2010 The Tamil Boat People Controversy

In mid-August, a rusty merchant ship was intercepted off the coast of British Columbia. On board were almost 500 Sri Lankan Tamils, hoping to be granted refugee status in Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at their desperate journey and why they left Sri Lanka. We’ll also examine the controversy over what to do with them.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2010

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News in Review - December 2010 The Trial of Omar Khadr

In late October, a young Canadian named Omar Khadr went on trial before a military tribunal at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba. Khadr was accused of killing an American soldier during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at what happened at the trial and why it was so controversial.
  • 2010
  • 00:16:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - March 2010 The Trials of the Toronto 18

In June 2006, police in Ontario arrested 18 young men and charged them with planning the biggest terrorist attack in Canadian history. In this News in Review we’ll look at the trials of the so-called Toronto 18. We’ll also examine what could have led these young Canadians to want to attack their own country.
  • 2010
  • 00:16:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2010

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