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 - November 2011 The Eurozone and the Economic Crisis

For over a year, a debt crisis in the European community, or Eurozone, has been affecting the stability of the world's economic system. This crisis has reached critical levels and is threatening to plunge the Canadian economy into another recession. In this News in Review story we'll look at the problem and what is being done to try to overcome ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2011

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News in Review - October 2011 The Life and Death of Jack Layton

On August 22 Jack Layton, the leader of the New Democratic Party, died of cancer at his home in Toronto. His death shocked many Canadians and left his party rudderless just three months after it became the Official Opposition. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the life and death of Jack Layton and what it could mean ...
  • 2011
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2011

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News in Review - September 2011 The Massacre in Norway

In late July a man went on a bloody rampage in Norway. He detonated a powerful bomb in the country’s capital and then opened fire at a youth camp. Seventy-six people were killed and many others were injured. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the tragedy and what drove the gunman to kill so many.
  • 2011
  • 00:14:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2011

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News in Review - May 2011 The Real Story of the King's Speech

In March, the British movie The King's Speech was the big winner at the Academy Awards ceremony. It tells the story of King George VI's struggle to overcome a speech impediment. In this News in Review story we'll look at how much of the film is history, and how much is Hollywood. And we’ll also tell you about a little-known ...
  • 2011
  • 00:15:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2011

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News in Review - December 2011 The Rise of the Occupy Movement

In September a group called Occupy Wall Street began a series of demonstrations in New York City. The movement began as a public protest against social and economic inequality and what the protestors call corporate greed. In October the movement spread to several Canadian cities. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Occupy movement and its plans ...
  • 2011
  • 00:13:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2011

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News in Review - March 2011 The Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

In early January, a gunman opened fire at a small political rally in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed and 14 others were injured, including a congresswoman — Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords was shot in the head but survived, and the shooting triggered a passionate political debate in the United States. In this News in Review story we’ll look at that ...
  • 2011
  • 00:16:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2011

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News in Review - December 2011 The Struggle to Save Canada's Farmland

Every year Canada loses thousands of acres of farmland. The land is lost when farmers give up farming or sell their land to developers. But now some Canadians are trying to fight back. In this News in Review story we'll look at a group of farmers in Ontario who thought they were selling their land to a big company so ...
  • 2011
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2011

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News in Review - April 2011 The Uprising in Libya

Moammar Gadhafi has ruled the North African country of Libya for more than 40 years. But in February the wave of protest that has been sweeping through the region caught up with him. There was a popular uprising, and a vicious civil war erupted. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the fighting and its impact on the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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News in Review - October 2011 The Vancouver Riot: What Went Wrong?

Last June, a riot erupted in downtown Vancouver after that city’s hockey team lost the last game of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Hundreds of mostly young people went on a rampage, fighting with each other, setting fires, and looting stores. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the riot and what a recent report had to say about ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2011

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News in Review - March 2011 Vacation Nightmare in Mexico

Millions of Canadians have vacationed in Mexico, so many people were shocked when an explosion ripped through a Mexican resort last November. Seven people, including five Canadians, were killed and many others were injured. The resort claimed it was blameless, but in this News in Review report we'll look at what really happened and how the truth may have been ...
  • 2011
  • 00:16:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2011

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