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 2018 Facing Extinction: What’s Killing the Mysterious Right Whale?

2017 was the deadliest year on record for North American right whales since they became a protected species over 80 years ago. Through the summer, 15 right whales were discovered dead — most in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This magnificent and mysterious animal is already facing extinction with fewer than 500 of the species left in the world. So ...
  • 2018
  • 00:11:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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  • NIR-18-01 - Facing Extinction: What’s Killing the Mysterious Right Whale?

News in Review - November 2018 Failing Grade?: Ontario’s Sex-Education Changes

In the summer of 2018 the newly elected Progressive Conservative party in Ontario announced it would end an updated sex-education curriculum in elementary schools and revert to an older version dating back to the 1990s. The controversial move brought protests from educators and liberals alike. Many felt that reverting to the older version failed to address the changes in society ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/30/2018

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  • NIR-18-11 - PPT - Failing Grade?: Ontario’s Sex-Education Changes

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News in Review - December 2018 Goodbye NAFTA, Hello CUSMA: Did Canada Get a Fair Trade Deal?

After more than a year of negotiations, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico finally have a new trade agreement – the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement. CUSMA  (or USMCA as its named by President Trump) replaces NAFTA and maintains the elimination of many tariffs between the three countries, to facilitate the free flow of goods. But many argue that the Trudeau government had to give ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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  • NIR-18-12 - PPT - Goodbye NAFTA, Hello CUSMA: Did Canada Get A Fair Trade Deal?

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News in Review - April 2018 Homelessness and Poverty: How the Poor Survive

It’s not something we like to think about but we see it every day no matter where we live: people living on the streets. Now some cities are turning to social and supportive housing developments to deal with the homeless problem. One recently opened in Vancouver but it’s not going over well in the community. Meanwhile, there’s another level of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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  • NIR-18-04 - Homelessness and Poverty: How the Poor Survive

News in Review - October 2018 Man-Made Extinction: Canada's Disappearing Caribou Herds

Its image adorns our Canadian 25-cent coin — the magnificent Canadian caribou. It once roamed this country abundantly. Now the woodland caribou is listed as an at-risk species, and southern mountain caribou herds in B.C.'s Southern Interior are especially vulnerable. Although the causes of the decline are varied, it cannot be ignored that much of the blame is due to ...
  • 2018
  • 00:09:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

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  • NIR-18-10 - PPT - Man-Made Extinction: Canada’s Disappearing Caribou Herds

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News in Review - April 2018 Missing, Murdered, Mishandled: Systemic Racism in Canada's Justice System?

Can Indigenous individuals receive fair treatment in Canada’s policing and courts system? Three high profile cases — the acquittal of the accused killers in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine, as well as the mishandled investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee — have highlighted the harsh reality of our justice system when it comes to Indigenous people. The outcome ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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  • NIR-18-04 - Missing, Murdered, Mishandled: Systemic Racism in Canada's Justice System?

News in Review - January 2018 North Korea: A Growing Threat to World Peace​

North Korea is an isolated and secretive country. Its leader, Kim Jong-un, took power in 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il. Since then, he has doggedly pursued the development of a nuclear bomb. The United States has long been considered the deterrent to other nations developing nuclear weapons. But that hasn’t stopped Kim. In 2017, North Korea ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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  • NIR-18-01 - North Korea: A Growing Threat to World Peace​

News in Review - September 2018 Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot

The government of Canada is legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana for people 19 years of age and up (18 in Alberta and Quebec) as of October 17, 2018. That makes Canada only the second country in the world to legalize pot. There will be strict regulations surrounding where the drug can be consumed, bought and grown. But ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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  • NIR-18-09 - PDF - Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot

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News in Review - April 2018 Parkland School Shooting: How the Students Turned Tragedy into a Youth Movement

On Valentine’s Day 2018 a gunman entered a high school in Parkand, Florida and opened fire. By the time he was apprehended there were 17 dead including teachers and students. The massacre became a warrior cry for the students. They raised their voices to demand stricter gun control laws and it swept across the country. It’s not the first time ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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  • NIR-18-04 - Parkland School Shooting: How the Students Turned Tragedy into a Youth Movement

News in Review - March 2018 Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon

Lebanon may be a small country, but it’s a major player in Middle East politics. But what’s happening there lately is actually less about Lebanon and more about the big powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon is also Hezbollah heartland. Founded in 1982, Hezbollah, which stands for Party of God, was formed to resist Israeli occupation. But with its ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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  • NIR-18-03 - ​Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon