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 - February 2014 Nelson Mandela: An International Symbol

The world lost a great leader in December 2013. Nelson Mandela had been an activist against a bigoted regime in South Africa. His protests landed him in prison for nearly three decades. While there Mandela became the face of the movement that eventually toppled the apartheid regime, and Mandela himself went on to become the first black president of South ...
  • 2014
  • 00:16:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/25/2014

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News in Review - April 2014 North Korea: The Unknown Nation

North Korea is an isolated communist nation seeking to become a nuclear power. It is also a potential threat to world peace. The country has been run by a series of hereditary successors for decades. Its latest leader, Kim Jong-un, is a relative unknown to the outside world. Now the United Nations wants him to pay for his country's history ...
  • 2014
  • 00:14:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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  • NIR Apr 2014 - North Korea: The Unknown Nation [.pdf]

News in Review - December 2014 Parliament Hill Shootings

It was a day of chaos in an unlikely place — Ottawa's Parliament Hill. A lone gunman shot and killed one soldier before trying to expand his attack. A short time later, the gunman was killed in a hail of bullets. This story looks at how events unfolded, what motivated the gunman and how effective authorities were in containing the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:20:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/17/2014

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News in Review - February 2014 Pope Francis Making Headlines

In March 2013, Jorge Maria Bergoglio, a humble cardinal from Argentina, became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He took the name Pope Francis and promised change at the Vatican. Within months he was making headlines for his openness to new ideas and willingness to change. 
  • 2014
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2014

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News in Review - March 2014 Russia: In the Shadow of the Games

It was Russia’s time to shine as it hosted the 2014 Winter Games, and it was also Russian President Vladimir Putin’s moment of glory as he played host to the world. But who is this man who rules Russia with a smile and an iron fist? And what does the youth of Russia think about him? 
  • 2014
  • 00:16:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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News in Review - December 2014 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The recent scandal of a CBC Radio host has exposed a problem of sexual harassment in the workplace and set social media afire. It’s a problem that even Parliament Hill has had to deal with after two MPs were suspended. This story looks at how to deal with the issue and why it just won't go away.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/17/2014

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News in Review - March 2014 Stephen Harper in Israel

In his first official visit to Israel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised ongoing support from Canada. And though he was welcomed graciously, it did not stop detractors in both Canada and Israel from speaking out. Harper’s speech in the Israeli parliament gained particular attention.
  • 2014
  • 00:14:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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News in Review - April 2014 Synthetic Identity Fraud: Costing Consumers Billions

It looks like a victimless crime — because the people involved don’t exist! — but in the end it costs Canadian consumers billions of dollars in false insurance claims, police investigations and money that just disappears without a trace! It’s called synthetic identity fraud and you’ll never believe how complicated it is to track.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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  • NIR Apr 2014 - Synthetic Identity Fraud: Costing Consumers Billions [.pdf]

News in Review - March 2014 The Crisis in Ukraine

It was a people’s revolution that eventually overthrew the Ukraine president and his government early in 2014. Then Vladimir Putin moved Russia’s military into Crimea. Now this area in southern Ukraine has become a pawn in a political game of tug of war between Russia and the West. 
  • 2014
  • 00:15:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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News in Review - April 2014 The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

Entering the workforce has often been a struggle for people with disabilities. In recent times, however, more employers have been realizing the tremendous potential of this sometimes marginalized group. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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  • NIR-14-04 - The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

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