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 - September 2019 Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference?

As we move towards a federal election this fall, many voters will be influenced by what they read online. And much of that is misinformation, distortion and sadly, fake news. Canada is not immune to election interference. In fact, experts say we're already being targeted. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault seeks out those who have been tracking the threat to find out ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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  • NIR-19-09 - PDF - Online Distortion: Is Canada Facing Election Interference?

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News in Review - April 2019 Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

Polar bears have long been a Canadian icon. They live in colder northern climates and hunt for seals. But the climate is changing and the earth is warming. As a result, polar bear numbers are in decline. As the sea ice recedes, the bears lose places to hunt and are stuck ashore, often starving. And their birth rates are declining. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

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News in Review - January 2019 Prince Harry: Moving Out of the Shadow of Diana

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is sixth in line to the British throne. He was recently voted the most popular British Royal, beating out his new wife, actress Meghan Markle, and his own grandmother, the Queen. Harry is the youngest son of his all-too-famous father, Prince Charles, who is next in line to the throne, and his beautiful mother ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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  • NIR-19-01 - PDF - Prince Harry: Moving Out of the Shadow of Diana

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News in Review - April 2019 Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

At 17, Sam Fazio was just a regular teenager at a school dance in Vancouver. Then she was violently sexually attacked in a bathroom stall. Sam reported the crime and went through the grueling process of physical and mental recovery while having to deal with police and a court case that left her and others shaking their heads. Since then, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

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News in Review - December 2019 School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children? (Story A)

How safe are Canadian schools? How do schools track and report student violence? And just how prevalent is it? A months-long CBC News investigation found that peer-on-peer violence in schools is all too common, and starts as early as elementary school. An absence of reliable statistics and under-reporting prompted CBC News to ask young people directly about their experiences. The ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2020

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  • NIR-19-12 - PPT - School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children?

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News in Review - December 2019 School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children? (Story B)

When your child goes to school, you expect them to be safe. As an exclusive CBC News investigation into school violence reveals, that isn’t always the case. That certainly didn’t happen in Devan Selvey’s case. The 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside his school in Hamilton, Ontario in October 2019. He later died in hospital. His mother witnessed the ...
  • 2019
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2020

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  • NIR-19-12 - PPT - School Violence: How Safe Are Our Children?

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News in Review - April 2019 Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

While the cause of climate change may still be hotly debated – with many scientists saying it’s human activity while others suggesting it’s a cyclical heating up of the planet – the fact that climate change is occurring is not up for debate. There are indicators everywhere, from extreme weather events to rising seas levels, shrinking polar ice caps to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

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News in Review - January 2019 Sir John A. Macdonald: A Legacy of Controversy

Sir John A. Macdonald has become a controversial figure in modern times. Of course, he was Canada’s first prime minister, responsible for bringing about Confederation and building a rail line across the country. But in this era of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, his image has become a symbol of oppression to some. It was his policies that saw ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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  • NIR-19-01 - PDF - Sir John A. Macdonald: A Legacy of Controversy

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News in Review - March 2019 Sleep Deprivation: Canada's Latest Epidemic

About a third of Canadian adults say they get less than the recommended eight hours of sleep per night. And for teens, it's just as bad – more than half get much less than the eight to 10 hours per night of recommended shut eye. So why is sleep so important? Studies show that sleep is necessary to recharge, improve ...
  • 2019
  • 00:20:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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  • NIR-19-03 - PPT - Sleep Deprivation: Canada's Latest Epidemic

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News in Review - October 2019 Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight?

Smart cities are the way of the future. Well-planned, massive projects that promise smarter, efficient, greener living with the promise of economic prosperity. At an estimated cost of one hundred billion dollars Forest City in Malaysia is one of the largest master-planned cities in the world. But the project has met with severe criticism including those who say the Indigenous ...
  • 2019
  • 00:17:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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  • NIR-19-10 - PDF - Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight?

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