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 2013 Rail Disaster: Devastation in Lac-Mégantic

In the early hours of July 6, a train of 72 tankers carrying crude oil slips its breaks and rolls downhill, jumping the tracks and exploding in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, eastern Quebec. The flames and fireballs could be seen for miles. Forty-seven people died in the explosions and fires that followed. Many of them were in a nearby ...
  • 2013
  • 00:17:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2013

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News in Review - January 2013 Rob Ford: Toronto's Controversial Mayor

Rob Ford was elected mayor of Toronto in the fall of 2010. Just halfway through his term, a judge ordered him removed from office. We look at the highs and lows of his controversial time as mayor.
  • 2013
  • 00:15:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2013

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News in Review - September 2013 Royal Birth: The World Welcomes Prince George of Cambridge

The birth of a royal baby has always been of great interest around the world. And with parents as well liked as Kate and William, the arrival of the next heir to the British throne promised to be the most anticipated royal birth in history.
  • 2013
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2013

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News in Review - October 2013 Senate Expense Scandal

Canada's Senate is supposed to provide a degree of oversight on decisions made in Parliament. Senators must have integrity and diligently represent the people of their home province and the country as a whole. Late in 2012, questions around expenses incurred by a few Senators began putting the whole institution in an unfavorable light.
  • 2013
  • 00:20:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

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News in Review - March 2013 Super Rich: Decline of the U.S. Middle Class

It’s called The American Dream — a long held belief that if you work hard enough and long enough you can be successful. But that dream is no longer possible for many Americans and Keith Boag explains why.
  • 2013
  • 00:12:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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News in Review - January 2013 Superstorm Sandy

A rare combination of factors resulted in the formation of a "Superstorm" off the east coast of North America. More than 100 people were killed in the U.S. and there was billions of dollars in damage. We follow the storm's progress as it moves towards North America and throughout its destructive wrath.
  • 2013
  • 00:14:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2013

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News in Review - March 2013 The Human Brain: Unravelling the Mysteries

This two‐part story looks at recent advancements in brain research. Canadian scientists are at the forefront of developments that focus on understanding what motivates human behaviour.
  • 2013
  • 00:16:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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News in Review - October 2013 The Killing of Sammy Yatim

Another police shooting in Toronto this past summer left 18-year-old Sammy Yatim dead on a city streetcar. His death became the rallying cry for people who say the police are too heavy handed.  The incident raises questions about how police forces deal with violent aggressors and whether or not more training is required to teach them how to deal with ...
  • 2013
  • 00:17:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

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News in Review - April 2013 The Pope: Resignation and Election 2013

In early February, Pope Benedict XVI announced he would be retiring as head of the Roman Catholic Church. The announcement came as a surprise to those both inside and outside Vatican City. With extreme haste, the church moved to elect a new pope. And on March 13, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Bergoglio, became Pope Francis.
  • 2013
  • 00:14:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

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News in Review - November 2013 The Raising of the Costa Concordia

In January 2012, a passenger cruise liner did something unheard of in modern day: it hit rock bed and sank just off the western coast of Italy. Thirty-two people died. One year and eight months after she sank, salvagers attempted a massive operation to raise the Costa Concordia from her watery grave.
  • 2013
  • 00:16:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2013

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