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 - November 2015 ​Health Myths Debunked

Whether we're talking about teen sleep habits, sugar consumption, saturated fats, cosmetics, aging or otherwise, there’s a lot of disparate information out there on health and wellness. How much is true and how much is spin? In this special News in Review story we take a look at a number of health topics to clarify the facts and help you live a ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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  • NIR-15-11 - ​Health Myths Debunked

News in Review - December 2015 ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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  • NIR-15-12 - Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

News in Review - November 2015 ​Norway's Oil: Investing in a Nation's Future

The worldwide drop in oil prices has left Alberta facing a billion-dollar deficit and its economy balancing on the edge of recession, possibly dragging the rest of Canada with it. What happened with the surplus the province made over the years of high oil prices? There may be a lesson to learn from across the Atlantic in Norway. What did ...
  • 2015
  • 00:12:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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  • NIR-15-11 - ​Norway's Oil: Investing in a Nation's Future

News in Review - November 2015 ​Pope of the People: Francis visits America

In September 2015 Pope Francis travelled to Cuba and the United States. The Pope has never been one to shy away from politics and this trip was no exception. Yet the faithful came out in the hundreds of thousands to see the leader of the Catholic Church and hear his message of love and acceptance.
  • 2015
  • 00:14:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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  • NIR-15-11 - ​Pope of the People: Francis visits America

News in Review - October 2015 ​Rhino Wars: Saving Africa's Gentle Giants

Despite surviving millions of years on this planet, the African Rhino could become extinct within the next 10 years. Sought after for the mythical properties of their horn, rhino poaching is as lucrative as drug dealing. The rhino kill rate has now surpassed the birth rate and conservationists are struggling to win this battle.
  • 2015
  • 00:15:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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  • NIR-15-10 - Rhino Wars: Saving Africa's Gentle Giants

News in Review - March 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: A Humanitarian Crisis

Millions of Syrians are being forced to flee their own country in the midst of a three-year civil war and the growing violence of ISIS — or the Islamic State terrorists. Nearly half of Syria's population has fled to neighbouring countries that are struggling to cope with the influx. Many have criticized the international community for its lacklustre response to ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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  • NIR-15-03 - Syrian Refugees: A Humanitarian Crisis

News in Review - December 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: Crisis in Germany

The massive tsunami of refugees into Europe this past year has overwhelmed many countries. Some countries responded by closing their borders, but Germany said it would take whoever wanted to come. Now the country is reeling under the sheer numbers. Nahlah Ayed takes us to Hamburg where she discovers what it's like for the asylum seekers and meets those who ...
  • 2015
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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News in Review - November 2015 ​Trudeau's Surprising Majority

Canadians went to the polls in October 2015, but this was no ordinary election. For starters, it was the longest federal campaign in recent history, and the Conservatives had held onto power in three prior elections. At the outset, the official opposition, the New Democratic Party led by Thomas Mulcair, was strong. And there was a new player leading the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:20:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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News in Review - March 2015 ​Vaccines: Pass or Fail?

Vaccines have long been hailed for preventing the spread of illness and reducing child mortality. But they have their detractors, too. In the case of the recent measles outbreak in North America, health officials blame the spread on a recent wave of so-called anti-vaxers. Is this a natural backlash to the flaws in vaccines or a trend that could have ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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  • NIR-15-03 - Vaccines: Pass or Fail?

News in Review - December 2015 ​Voter Malaise: Is Politics Broken?

Despite a higher than expected turnout for the recent federal election, many Canadians are not engaging in the political process. This is particularly true of the younger generation. CBC's chief political correspondent Keith Boag tries to find out if politics is broken – and if it is, who's at fault? The politicians or the voters?
  • 2015
  • 00:16:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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  • NIR-15-12 - Voter Malaise: Is Politics Broken?

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