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 - December 2017 Disability in Demand: Hiring People with Autism

Those with autism have not always been considered good candidates for the workforce. But that’s changing now. Employers are realizing that the unique qualities of an autistic mind can make for an employee who excels in certain thinking patterns. And that means a largely unemployable portion of the population is suddenly in demand. That’s not an accident. One firm in ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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  • NIR-17-12 - Disability in Demand: Hiring People with Autism

News in Review - January 2017 Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

When a man walked into a New York pizza parlour in December 2016 with an assault rifle and said he was checking out the story that there was a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement, run by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the world took notice. It was a fake news story called "Pizzagate," planted online, that went viral. Now ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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  • NIR-17-01 - Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

News in Review - January 2017 Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism

The results of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the U.S. presidential election in 2016 may have caught many by surprise, but those who study political philosophy say it’s all part of an anti-establishment backlash. It indicates a return to so-called “populism,” where the people want more say in the direction of their country. And that could spell ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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  • NIR-17-01 - Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism

News in Review - October 2017 Extreme Storms: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 will ultimately be one for the record books. Not for having the most hurricanes in a season, but as possibly the strongest hurricane month ever recorded. Five major hurricanes formed, with three making their way to shore – two as top-rated Category 5 storms. They came in quick succession and brought devastating winds and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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  • NIR-17-10 - Extreme Storms: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

News in Review - January 2017 Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?

The death of Fidel Castro in late November 2016 had Cubans mourning while expats were celebrating. He was a polarizing figure, larger than life and an enigma. He’s been a long-time friend of Canada thanks to a friendship with former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, and an arch enemy of America — at least until former U.S. president Barack Obama tried to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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  • NIR-17-01 - Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?

News in Review - September 2017 Media and Terror: A Parasitic Relationship?

Terror attacks are making headlines almost nightly. And the media are keen to cover such extremes of violence, bringing the stories to their audiences. But does reporting the violence trigger more attacks? The CBC's Rosemary Barton takes a look at the link between terror attacks and the media.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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  • NIR-17-09 - Media and Terror: A Parasitic Relationship?

News in Review - December 2017 Mind, Body and Spirit: Exploring Healthy Options

The Canadian government considers this country to be in a health crisis. Obesity, diabetes, cancer and mental health issues are on the rise and taking a toll on the country’s health services. But we can all take steps now to live a healthier and longer life. The CBC’s health reporter Christine Birak takes us through just a few of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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  • NIR-17-12 - Mind, Body and Spirit: Exploring Healthy Options

News in Review - March 2017 Mosque Attack: Mass Shooting in Quebec

On a cold January night in Quebec City, a young man slipped into a mosque where men were at prayer and began to randomly shoot. When it was over six men were dead and many others were seriously injured. The suspect had fled and a manhunt ensued. The shooting left a community in shock and a country renowned for multicultural ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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  • NIR-17-03 - Mosque Attack: Mass Shooting in Quebec

News in Review - November 2017 Northern Lifeline: Churchill's Struggle for Survival

Churchill, Manitoba, is located on the west shore of the Hudson Bay and is Canada’s gateway to the North. Historically, it’s been an important port since before the Hudson Bay Company built its first fort there. These days, it’s best known for being the polar bear capital of the world. Despite its tourist reputation, the town is facing incredible hardship. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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  • NIR-17-11 - Northern Lifeline: Churchill's Struggle for Survival

News in Review - February 2017 Oil and Water: The Standoff at Standing Rock

In early 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was near completion when members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota began their protest. The line was to go under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, next to the Standing Rock Reservation. Members claimed it would threaten their water. They gathered, at first by the hundreds and within months by ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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  • NIR-17-02 - Oil and Water: The Standoff at Standing Rock

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