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 - October 2019 Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables New

For decades Alberta’s economy has been tied to oil and gas production. But when industry recession hit, Alberta’s economy took the hit. Some parts of the energy sector blame the government for not building pipelines to get their product to market. Some are turning their sights in another direction. They say the future of energy lies in renewables like sun, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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  • NIR-19-10 - PPT - Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables

  • NIR-19-10 - PDF - Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables

News in Review - September 2019 America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant

There’s no question that U.S. President Donald Trump has committed to securing the border with Mexico to keep out illegal aliens. His tough stance on immigration appeals to his supporters, as does his racial rhetoric about those he considers outsiders. His tweets attacking four minority Democratic congresswomen are keeping both Democrats and Republicans in damage control mode. But what does ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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  • NIR-19-09 - PDF - America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant

  • NIR-19-09 - PPT - America Divided: Migrants, the Squad and the Chant

News in Review - November 2019 Arctic Ambitions: Russia’s Race to Control Northern Resources New

Russia and Canada share a border in the Arctic, and both countries are hungry to control the vast resources it offers. With global warming, much of the sea ice is melting, giving access to waterways that are faster and more economical for year-round shipping. The Arctic is also thought to possess up to one quarter of the Earth’s undiscovered oil ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2019

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  • NIR-19-11 - PDF - Arctic Ambitions: Russia’s Race to Control Northern Resources

  • NIR-19-11 - PPT - Arctic Ambitions: Russia’s Race to Control Northern Resources

News in Review - February 2019 Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and his Mission

David Saint-Jacques may not be a household name… yet! But he's likely to become one. He's only the 10th Canadian astronaut to go into space. He's assigned to spend six and a half months on the International Space Station conducting various experiments and operating the Canadarm. At 49 years of age, Saint-Jacques’ journey to space is as interesting as how ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/04/2019

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  • NIR-19-02 - PDF - Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and His Mission

  • NIR-19-02 - PPT - Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and His Mission

News in Review - October 2019 Battling Beijing: Hong Kong's Summer of Protest New

In the spring of 2019 Beijing announced an extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited and tried in Communist mainland China. That led to growing protests demanding the withdrawal of the bill. Frustrations mounted and so did the use of force on both sides. As crowds grew into the millions, Chinese officials used tear gas, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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  • NIR-19-10 - PDF - Battling Beijing: Hong Kong’s Summer of Protest

  • NIR-19-10 - PPT - Battling Beijing: Hong Kong’s Summer of Protest

News in Review - February 2019 Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21

The mysterious crash of CP Flight 21 five decades ago remains one of the largest unsolved mass murders in Canadian history. The commercial flight took off from Vancouver, bound for Whitehorse on July 8, 1965, when it exploded in mid-air over the B.C interior. All 52 people on board were killed. Weather was ruled out as a factor. The investigation ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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  • NIR-19-02 - PDF - Bomb on Board: The Mystery of CP Flight 21

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News in Review - March 2019 Canada's New Food Guide: Eating Healthier to Live Better

In January 2019 Health Canada released its new revised food guide. It was the first update of the nutritional eating manual in 12 years. Gone is the emphasis on serving sizes and food groups, replaced now with larger portions of fruit and vegetables and more plant-based proteins. The new guide has its fans and its haters. Some praise Health Canada ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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  • NIR-19-03 - PPT - Canada's New Food Guide: Eating Healthier to Live Better

  • NIR-19-03 - PDF - Canada's New Food Guide: Eating Healthier to Live Better

News in Review - November 2019 Charging the Road: Is the Electric Vehicle Ready to Take on Gas? New

A recent study by the International Energy Agency found that North Americans drive the most-climate polluting vehicles in the world. Surprising when you think that we’ve entered an era where being environmentally responsible is such a popular movement. And electric vehicles (EVs) are available on the market. But drivers are not totally convinced about the cost, reliability and ease of ...
  • 2019
  • 00:11:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2019

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  • NIR-19-11 - PDF - Charging the Road: Is the Electric Vehicle Ready to Take On Gas?

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News in Review - September 2019 Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

In Canada's Arctic, climate change is already impacting communities and changing ways of life. According to scientists, Canada's northern climate is warming almost three times faster than the global average. As things warm up, the permafrost in the North -- that frozen underlying layer of ground -- is also melting. And that's threatening the way of life for many who ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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  • NIR-19-09 - PPT - Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

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News in Review - March 2019 Fleeing Oppression: Saudi Teen Granted Asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was just 18 years old when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room and started tweeting for help. The young Saudi woman claimed she was fleeing the oppression of her family and country and was seeking asylum. Her plight captured global attention on social media. Within days she was flying to Toronto after Canada agreed to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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  • NIR-19-03 - PPT - Fleeing Oppression: Saudi Teen Granted Asylum in Canada

  • NIR-19-03 - PDF - Fleeing Oppression: Saudi Teen Granted Asylum in Canada