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 - April 2020 Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get Into Canada

Our streets in Canada are still quite safe, but gun crime is increasing. Much of the growth is attributed to gun and gang violence in larger cities like Toronto. Handgun homicides accounted for more than half of all murders in Canada in 2018, according to Statistics Canada. So, where are criminals getting all these guns? Police estimate about half the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get into Canada

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News in Review - April 2020 Covid-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions

It's being compared to the largest pandemic in history, the Spanish flu of 1918, which infected a third of the world’s population. Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 is a new strain of flu sweeping the planet, which causes severe respiratory illness. The World Health Organisation has put the global fatality rate for coronavirus as high as 3.4 percent. The outbreak started ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - COVID-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions

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News in Review - January 2020 Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

A CBC News investigation discovered that there were nearly 1,800 hate crimes reported to Canadian police last year. But that number likely doesn’t tell the whole story. Inaccurate reporting and different classifications make a true calculation nearly impossible. Nonetheless, hate seems to be growing across this country. But no place more so than Hamilton, Ontario, which has the infamous title ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Exposing Hate: Are Hate Crimes on the Rise in Canada?

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News in Review - April 2020 Human Trafficking: How Police are Battling Sex Slavery

Human trafficking is the exploitation of human beings for personal gain. It’s a form of slavery that is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada, occurring in large and small cities all across the country. Ninety-three per cent of the victims are female, usually between the ages of 13 and 25. They are exploited, manipulated and threatened into performing ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:45
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/05/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - Human Trafficking: How Police are Battling Sex Slavery

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News in Review - February 2020 Killing Aspen: The Glyphosate Debate New

Glyphosate is an herbicide which is marketed under the commercial name of Roundup. Originally created by the Monsanto Corporation, now owned by Bayer, it is the most widely used weed-killer in Canada. It’s sprayed on major food crops like corn, soy and wheat. It’s also widely used in forestry and land management, as it kills off undergrowth and larger trees ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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  • NIR-20-02 - PDF - Killing Aspen: The Glyphosate Debate

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News in Review - January 2020 Maestro Fresh Wes: Canadian Hip Hop History

Wes Williams, better known to many as Maestro Fresh Wes, is often called the Godfather of Canadian hip hop. He sprang on to the music scene in 1989 with the release of his song “Let Your Backbone Slide" from debut album Symphony in Effect. It was the first rap single certified Gold in Canada. In 2019, this groundbreaking anthem became the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/13/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Maestro Fresh Wes: Canadian Hip Hop History

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News in Review - February 2020 Measles Resurgence: The Vaccination Controversy New

For most of this century health officials thought they had measles under control. The development of a vaccine back in 1963 enabled mass immunization and much of the western world was declared measles-free. But in 2019 the disease made a big comeback in much of the world, including Canada. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that is spread through ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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  • NIR-20-02 - PDF - Measles Resurgence: The Vaccination Controversy

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News in Review - March 2020 Murder in the Skies: The Tragedy of Flight 752 New

On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed two minutes after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kyiv. Flight 752 was carrying 176 passengers and crew members. 57 were Canadian. No one survived. As details emerged, it became obvious that the plane was shot down by two Iranian missiles. The Iranian military said it mistook the plane for an incoming ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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  • NIR-20-03 - PDF - Murder in the Skies: The Tragedy of Flight 752

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News in Review - April 2020 Pipeline Protests: Resource Development Challenges Indigenous Rights in B.C.

In early 2020, Coastal GasLink started work on a 670-kilometre, multi-billion dollar pipeline project designed to move natural gas from the B.C Interior to the West Coast. That pipeline goes through the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. The company claimed it had authority from both the province and 20 First Nations band councils, including five Wet'suwet'en Nation band councils. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • NIR-20-04 - PDF - Pipeline Protests: Resource Development Challenges Indigenous Rights in B.C.

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News in Review - March 2020 Ryan's Recovery: Bringing Hope to Paralysis New

In 2018 Ryan Straschnitzki, a Humboldt Bronco hockey player, was left paralyzed after a tragic bus accident that injured 13 of his teammates. Another 16 were killed. Since then Ryan has worked tirelessly to regain mobility in his lower body. In November 2019, he flew to Thailand to have a stimulator implanted in his spine. It’s a surgical procedure that ...
  • 2020
  • 00:10:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2020

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  • NIR-20-03 - PPT - Ryan's Recovery: Bringing Hope to Paralysis

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