News in Review

News in Review, now in its 24th season, 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 2017 B.C. Burning: 2017 Summer of the Wildfires

In 2017, British Columbia experienced its worst wildfire season in its history. At its height 45,000 people were forced to flee their homes and more than 900,000 hectares were burning. This item looks at B.C.’s summer of the wildfire and examines the role that climate change is playing in terms of longer fire seasons and what it means for future ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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  • NIR-17-09 - B.C. Burning: 2017 Summer of the Wildfires

News in Review - September 2017 Battery Power: Canadian Technology Powering The Future

Lithium-ion batteries are the heart of new technology. They’re used to power everything from cell phones to electric cars and many consumer electronics. And it’s a Canadian firm, Electrovaya, that’s leading the way, producing clean, safe lithium-ion batteries. In order to grow their business, they’re expanding overseas to develop their products. Now they’re poised to become global leaders in the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:11:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Asylum Seekers: A Desperate Journey into Canada

Since the United States announced plans to change their immigration policy, the U.S.-Canadian border has been flooded with asylum seekers. Many undertake what’s called “irregular crossings” — at points that do not have immigration stations. They’re trying to circumvent the Safe Third Country Agreement, which restricts refugees to seeking asylum in the country of their arrival. In the first two ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Water Crisis: Living With Contaminated H2O

Most of us expect to turn on a tap and have clean, drinkable water flow out. But in many places in Canada and the United States the drinking water is contaminated. The hardest hit areas are indigenous communities. In fact, 71 indigenous communities in Canada do not have access to safe tap water. We look at two Ontario communities: one still ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Degrees of Disappointment: Is Higher Education Failing?

Young Canadians are feeling betrayed. They were told that if they went to university and got a good education they would get a secure job and a stable future. But that promise isn’t always coming true these days. Many graduates are ending up in precarious jobs with no future. Nick Purdon looks at the promise of higher education and asks ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Canada 150: Celebrating Our Sesquicentennial

As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday we take a look at some of the events planned ahead of the big July party. Arts reporter Deanna Sumanac-Johnson speaks with some Canadians who will not be celebrating Canada’s 150th because of what they see as a history of colonialism. And others debate this question: How old is Canada really? The ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 U.S. Travel Ban: Erecting a Muslim Wall

Within days of taking up his role as president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders. One such order suspended all refugees from entering the U.S. and banned travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. And it affected many foreign-born Americans, even those with visas and green cards. The ban drew immediate outrage and criticism both ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

​Twenty five years ago, Roberta Bondar blasted into history as the first Canadian woman in space. A research scientist in neurology, she used her education in the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Now, a quarter of a century later, she’s still flying high, reaching out to a younger generation to spark their curiosity in all things ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 Women’s March on Washington: Stronger Together

The election of President Donald Trump deeply divided the United States. Just a day after his swearing-in ceremony, more than one million people took to the streets around the world to protest. Washington was ground zero. The Women’s March on Washington saw an unprecedented number of marchers turn out. They were there to ensure the new administration did not erode ...
  • 2017
  • 00:20:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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News in Review - March 2017 Mosque Attack: Mass Shooting in Quebec

On a cold January night in Quebec City, a young man slipped into a mosque where men were at prayer and began to randomly shoot. When it was over six men were dead and many others were seriously injured. The suspect had fled and a manhunt ensued. The shooting left a community in shock and a country renowned for multicultural ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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  • NIR-17-03 - Mosque Attack: Mass Shooting in Quebec