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 - January 2016 Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror

In November 2015 what started as a normal Friday night ended in tragedy and bloodshed. Terrorists orchestrated a series of attacks throughout the city, killing 130 people and wounding hundreds more. It has left the city resolute but forever changed. And it has the rest of the world on edge about the intensifying campaign by ISIS.
  • 2016
  • 00:16:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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  • NIR-16-01 - Paris Attacks: A Night of Terror

News in Review - February 2016 Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First Refugees

Canada is bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the deadline of February 29. This News in Review story looks at the process to bring the refugees here from neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. We also meet the students of an Ontario public school preparing for the arrival of a family they are sponsoring.
  • 2016
  • 00:19:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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  • NIR-16-02 - Syrian Arrivals: Canada Welcomes the First​ ​Refugees

News in Review - October 2016 Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans​

In late 2015 to 2016, Canada opened its doors to more than 31,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. Many newcomers left everything behind to get their family to safety. The Farwans are one such family who resettled in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mother, father and eight children are starting life over in a foreign land. The CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault spent time ...
  • 2016
  • 00:19:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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  • NIR-16-10 - Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans

News in Review - September 2016 Taming “The Beast”: The Fort McMurray Wildfire

In the spring of 2016 a wildfire in northeastern Alberta grew so quickly it overtook the community of Fort McMurray. Almost 90,000 people were told to leave the town immediately. The fire consumed 590,000 hectares and destroyed 2,400 homes before being tamed. Firefighters nicknamed it ​"​The Beast.​" ​ It became the largest and costliest wildfire in the province’s history.​
  • 2016
  • 00:19:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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News in Review - September 2016 The Brexit Referendum: Britain Versus the EU

When the European Union was formed it was supposed to unite the member states of Europe in trade and finance. But critics argued it was holding Britain back. In the summer of 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine if it should remain in the EU. That campaign was called Brexit, and it has divided the British people ...
  • 2016
  • 00:18:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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  • NIR-16-09 - The Brexit Referendum: Britain Versus the EU

News in Review - October 2016 The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids​

Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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News in Review - November 2016 The Torture Files: Canada's Involvement in Acts of Rendition

Canadians tortured abroad — sent by their own government and national police force: many would consider it unthinkable. Yet, after 9-11 both Canada’s spy agency (CSIS) and the RCMP were complicit in helping arrest and render Canadians for torture. In this special investigation for CBC, Terence McKenna, reveals the stories of three Canadian men and their accounts of torture and ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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  • NIR-16-11 - The Torture Files: Canada’s Involvement in Acts of Rendition

News in Review - January 2016 The Trump Card: Is Donald a Presidential Contender?

Multi-billionaire Donald Trump is brash, outspoken and controversial. He’s also favoured to win the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. At first he was considered to be a mere blip in the polls, but Trump has survived the campaign so far. He has seized upon a fatigue in American politics and a frustration with the Republican establishment. It's ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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  • NIR-16-01 - The Trump Card: Is Donald a Presidential Contender?

News in Review - October 2016 U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP​

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a strong contender for the White House. To his supporters he is a self-made man who tells it like it is. To his detractors he uses paranoia and personal attacks to make impact statements lacking credibility. His style and tactics have polarized the “Grand Ole Party” with many Republicans coming out against him. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:14:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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  • NIR-16-10 - U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP

News in Review - January 2016 ​Al-Qaeda Hostage: The ​Canadian Connection

Matt Schrier was working as a freelance war photographer in Syria when he was captured by al-Qaeda-linked rebels in 2012. He was held prisoner for seven months, tortured and starved and had his identity stolen. On his return to the U.S. Matt revealed that his kidnappers may have had a Canadian connection.
  • 2016
  • 00:16:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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  • NIR-16-01 - Al-Qaeda Hostage: The Canadian Connection

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