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 - March 2012 Research In Motion's High-tech Woes

Research in Motion is one of Canada's most successful high-tech companies. It developed the Blackberry smartphone, which is popular all over the world. But recently the company has been losing ground to the competition, and in January its two founders stepped down as co-chairmen. In this News in Review story we look at how the high-tech giant got into trouble and what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:13:26
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  • Added on: 03/15/2012

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News in Review - February 2012 The Bloodbath in Syria

For almost one year hundreds of thousands of people have been staging massive protests in the streets of Syria. They are demanding the resignation of the country's ruler, Bashar al-Assad. But his regime's response has been a bloody one, and thousands of protesters have been gunned down. In this News in Review story we look at the Syrian revolution and at what's ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:11
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News in Review - April 2012 The Drug War in Mexico

It's one of the most violent wars in the world, and it's happening in Mexico, a country about a million Canadians visit every year. For years, the Mexican government has been fighting that country's powerful drug cartel, and tens of thousands of people have been killed. In this News in Review story we look at that brutal war and why ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:42
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  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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News in Review - February 2012 The Emergency in Attawapiskat

In late October 2012, the First Nations community of Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency. Many residents of the isolated reserve in Northern Ontario were living in tents, trailers and temporary shelters, even as winter closed in on them. In this News in Review story we look at the desperate state of that community and why it needs help so ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:39
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News in Review - March 2012 The Great Oil Pipeline Debate

In late January the U.S. government delayed approval of a pipeline that would transport oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas. The Canadian government responded by saying it would speed up approval of another pipeline that would carry the oil over the Rocky Mountains to British Columbia. In this News in Review story, we look at why the government wants ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:30
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News in Review - February 2012 The Horror and Fear of Honour Killing

A high-profile murder trial in Kingston, Ontario, has drawn attention to the isolated but growing phenomenon of so-called honour killing. It's a crime where cultural clashes can lead some families to murder their own relatives. In this News in Review story we examine this sensitive subject and look at how some Canadian women are living in fear.
  • 2012
  • 00:12:41
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News in Review - May 2012 The NDP Chooses a New Leader

In the last election the New Democratic Party won enough votes to become the official opposition in Parliament. But only three months later its leader, Jack Layton, died of cancer and a race began to succeed him. In this News in Review story we look at that race and how Thomas Mulcair became the NDP's new leader.
  • 2012
  • 00:13:34
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News in Review - October 2012 The Search for the Franklin Expedition

Captain Sir John Franklin and his crew of 130 men set off from Britain 160 years ago on an expedition of the Arctic. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were some of the biggest and strongest vessels ever to make the journey. Stocked with food, water and other necessities to last seven years, the expedition hoped to ...
  • 2012
  • 00:15:06
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News in Review - March 2012 The Vancouver Hockey Riot

In June of last year hundreds of hockey fans rioted in the streets of Vancouver, causing millions of dollars in damages. Since then police have been busy tracking down those responsible. In this News in Review story we revisit this event, looking at the progress of the police investigation, how the community is dealing with the aftermath, and why some ...
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News in Review - May 2012 Titanic: The Canadian Story

It's been 100 years since the giant passenger liner Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Newfoundland. In this News in Review story we look at the impact of the disaster, especially on Canadians in Halifax, where many of the dead are buried.
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