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 2018 Canadian Peacekeepers: Mission to Mali

Canadian troops have joined the UN peacekeeping mission to Mali. While only a one-year mission, it could be one of the toughest our troops have faced. Mali is considered the deadliest peacekeeping mission to date, with 170 peacekeepers killed there since 2013. The landlocked West African country has been torn apart by ethnic insurgency and terrorist groups since 2012. The ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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News in Review - September 2018 Tragedy on the Prairies: The Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

In April 2018, 16 people died and 13 others were injured in a bus crash at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan. The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team when it collided with a semi-trailer. Most of the dead and injured were teenagers. The crash prompted an outpouring of sympathy from people across the country, including hockey leagues, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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News in Review - September 2018 Oh Cannabis: Canada Legalizes Pot

The government of Canada is legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana for people 19 years of age and up (18 in Alberta and Quebec) as of October 17, 2018. That makes Canada only the second country in the world to legalize pot. There will be strict regulations surrounding where the drug can be consumed, bought and grown. But ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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News in Review - September 2018 Destination Mars: Mock Survival Missions

Space exploration is preparing to head to Mars. NASA wants to send humans there by the 2030s. For anyone brave enough to sign on, the flight itself could take from six to nine months. To survive would be a challenge for humans as Mars lacks running water and breathable air. In order to prepare for the eventuality, a number of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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News in Review - April 2018 Homelessness and Poverty: How the Poor Survive

It’s not something we like to think about but we see it every day no matter where we live: people living on the streets. Now some cities are turning to social and supportive housing developments to deal with the homeless problem. One recently opened in Vancouver but it’s not going over well in the community. Meanwhile, there’s another level of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:12:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - April 2018 Missing, Murdered, Mishandled: Systemic Racism in Canada's Justice System?

Can Indigenous individuals receive fair treatment in Canada’s policing and courts system? Three high profile cases — the acquittal of the accused killers in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine, as well as the mishandled investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee — have highlighted the harsh reality of our justice system when it comes to Indigenous people. The outcome ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - April 2018 Water Scarcity: Are we Facing ​a​ Global Crisis?

Water is more than a free resource that falls from the sky – it is essential to human survival. In Canada, we live in a country abundant with clean, fresh drinkable water but that’s not so for about two billion people around the world. What happens when it becomes scarce? With climate change and growing populations, some places are running ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - April 2018 Parkland School Shooting: How the Students Turned Tragedy into a Youth Movement

On Valentine’s Day 2018 a gunman entered a high school in Parkand, Florida and opened fire. By the time he was apprehended there were 17 dead including teachers and students. The massacre became a warrior cry for the students. They raised their voices to demand stricter gun control laws and it swept across the country. It’s not the first time ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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News in Review - March 2018 The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

The trial of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie exposed deep racial divides in our Canadian culture. Boushie was a young Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan. He and his friends drove onto the farm of Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old white farmer, in August 2016. When the dust settled, Boushie was dead and Stanley ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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News in Review - March 2018 Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon

Lebanon may be a small country, but it’s a major player in Middle East politics. But what’s happening there lately is actually less about Lebanon and more about the big powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon is also Hezbollah heartland. Founded in 1982, Hezbollah, which stands for Party of God, was formed to resist Israeli occupation. But with its ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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