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 2020 Tragedy in Lebanon: Deadly Explosion in Beirut

In August 2020, a huge explosion decimated a large part of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The blast killed almost 200 people and injured thousands of others. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. The explosion was a result of highly explosive materials that had been stored in a port warehouse for years. Residents accused the government of mismanagement and corruption ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/23/2020

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  • NIR-20-10 - PPT - Tragedy in Lebanon: Deadly Explosion in Beirut

  • NIR-20-10 - PDF - Tragedy in Lebanon: Deadly Explosion in Beirut

News in Review - December 2020 U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy

Over 150 million people cast their ballot in the U.S. elections, and both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden received a record number of votes. In the end, Joe Biden won not only the popular vote but also the electoral college. This News in Review video looks at voting day, delays with ballot counting, how the electoral college works, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PPT - U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy

  • NIR-20-12 - PDF - U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy

News in Review - November 2020 Unaffordable Cities: Canada’s Housing Crisis

Does Edmonton have the answer to the homeless crisis? Affordable rental options in Canada were already a scarcity prior to the onset of COVID-19. But the pandemic has increased the housing challenge as more people lose their jobs and government rent benefits run out. As the pandemic drags on, housing experts predict that the number of people living on the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/03/2020

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  • NIR-20-11 - PDF - Unaffordable Cities: Canada’s Housing Crisis

  • NIR-20-11 - PPT - Unaffordable Cities: Canada’s Housing Crisis

News in Review - January 2021 Vaccine Hesitancy: Appealing to the Moveable Middle

A year after COVID-19 was first identified, it had spread across the globe, resulting in more than 73 million cases and over 1.6 million deaths. Health experts agreed the only way through the pandemic was with a vaccine. Scientists and pharmaceutical companies worldwide began the research. Now, as those groundbreaking vaccines are being distributed, many people are ready and eager ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/09/2021

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  • NIR-21-01 - PPT - Vaccine Hesitancy: Appealing to the Moveable Middle

  • NIR-21-01 - PDF - Vaccine Hesitancy: Appealing to the Moveable Middle

News in Review - January 2020 Veganism: Meatless Goes Mainstream

Veganism is on the rise. More and more people are opting away from meat towards a plant-based diet. And in Canada it seems British Columbia is leading the way with more vegans per capita than any other province. The popularity of the “Beyond Meat” and “Impossible” burgers has stormed the market in the past few years. And it’s fueled an ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/03/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Veganism: Meatless Goes Mainstream

  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Veganism: Meatless Goes Mainstream

News in Review - January 2020 Wexit: How the West was Lost

Calls for western separation or so-called "Wexit" are at an all-time high. A third of Albertans now think they would be better off outside of Canada. The unrest is largely due to lack of progress on building pipelines to get Alberta's oil and gas to market. And while Albertans are some of the richest people in Canada, after years of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/18/2020

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  • NIR-20-01 - PPT - Wexit: How the West was Lost

  • NIR-20-01 - PDF - Wexit: How the West was Lost

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