A toothbrush. Human hairs caught in the bristles of a hairbrush. A fingerprint preserved in sealing wax.  Underwater archeologists from Parks Canada found these highly personal items as they recovered more than 350 artifacts during their most recent — and they say most successful — season yet at the HMSRead More →

The federal government and eight provinces have adopted e-cigarette legislation, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. The legislation includes bans on use and sales of e-cigarettes where smoking is banned, use of e-cigarettes in stores such as specialty retailers, restrictions on advertising and promotion, sponsorship bans, ban on stretching tobaccoRead More →

U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden is urging the Canadian government to accept all seven of the people who sheltered him in Hong Kong while he was fleeing prosecution as refugees. In a rare interview, he tells The National’s Adrienne Arsenault that every day the individuals remain in Hong Kong, “they are in immediate danger.”  Two membersRead More →

News that the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) will cease operations has been met with nearly universal shock and disappointment. It all happened so quickly in the form of a Sunday morning conference call to team officials. A news release said the league was no longer “sustainable financially,” and it wouldRead More →

A CBC Marketplace investigation has found worrying levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on imported shrimp bought at major grocery stores across Canada. Global demand for shrimp has exploded in recent decades, worth an estimated $39 billion US and growing. Canada alone imports about $700 million in shrimp every year, with theRead More →