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 potential launch of tens of thousands of satellites is a serious threat to astronomy, according to the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Now, it’s trying to find solutions. The announcement came just days before SpaceX launched an additional 60 of its Starlink satellites.  Such “constellations” — any collection of artificial satellitesRead More →

More than 69,000 public servants caught up in the Phoenix pay system debacle are now victims of a privacy breach after their personal information was accidentally emailed to the wrong people, says Public Services and Procurement Canada. The problem-plagued electronic payroll system has improperly paid tens of thousands of public servants sinceRead More →

The federal government is asking for an extension on a looming court deadline requiring it to update the country’s medical assistance in dying law. Attorney General David Lametti filed a motion asking for a four-month extension of the Superior Court of Quebec’s September 2019 Truchon ruling, which said the current law is too restrictive.  The ruling gaveRead More →

Two national organizations are warning that there could be shortages of propane and consumer goods in Canada if the current rail blockades continue. Spokespeople for the Canadian Propane Association and the Retail Council of Canada said on Sunday that they are concerned and frustrated in particular about the impact ofRead More →

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne says he and his counterparts from countries that lost citizens in last month’s Ukrainian jetliner downing in Tehran pressed Iran for compensation today at a meeting in Germany. The ministers met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Munich Security Conference, and ChampagneRead More →

Peter Nygard, one of Canada’s wealthiest businessmen and clothing manufacturers, is the target of a police investigation in the Bahamas involving allegations of sexual assault, CBC’s The Fifth Estate has learned.  The investigation involves four women who told the police they were sexually assaulted by Nygard when they were youngerRead More →