Jackie Ruryk

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Jackie Ruryk is a senior writer and editor with CBC News.

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Widespread mislabelling of seafood reported in cities across Canada

There are "alarming rates of seafood fraud" in Canadian restaurants and stores, and consumers are getting ripped off, according to a new report by an ocean advocacy group.

Bird feared on verge of extinction sighted in Bahamas

Researchers have captured images of one of the rarest birds in the Western Hemisphere, a species they feared was extinct after Hurricane Matthew hit the Bahamas in 2016.

How flushed contact lenses add to microplastic pollution in waterways

Researchers say there is a simple way to convince people to stop flushing their contact lenses down the drain: Show them the numbers.

Health Canada says processed-food makers aren't cutting enough salt

Health Canada says its strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium "much lower than anticipated."

What Canadian business hopes to get from NAFTA talks

Canadian businesses are hoping U.S. negotiators will be receptive to maintaining, if not improving, the current cross-border flow of goods and workers as the North American Free Trade Agreement is renegotiated, starting today.

Tallying U.S. President Donald Trump's legal wins and losses

U.S. President Donald Trump's latest legal setback involving the Environmental Protection Agency has drawn attention to his highly active record in the courts. Here is a look at the outcomes of some other legal fights Trump has faced.

Belief about nicotine content in cigarettes can curb cravings

Smokers can ease cravings not only by lighting up, but also by just thinking they're getting nicotine, even when they're not, new research has discovered.

Brexit voters may have been driven by fear more than reason

Britain has voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the David Cameron government and sending global markets plunging. It's a choice that may have come from the gut rather than the head.

It's 'tax freedom day': now start working for yourself

June 7 is the day when the average Canadian family has finally paid its tax burden for the year, according to calculations by the Fraser Institute.

Can Donald Trump be stopped? What's next in the U.S. presidential race

Brace for a barrage of advertising targeting Donald Trump now that the billionaire businessman has moved closer to winning the Republican presidential nomination. There may be other moves the party establishment has in store as well.

HPV vaccine: The growing campaign for including boys

It makes economic sense to give the HPV vaccine to boys, say advocates calling for fully funded school immunization programs beyond those that only protect girls.

Federal election 2015: How media coverage of debates could change

When the federal leaders' debates are held ahead of the next election, they may not be available in the traditional way, airing live on the main television networks. But in the digital era, does it matter how the message gets out?

Social media fads fuel risky behaviour

Social media trends that encourage young people to pull high-risk stunts have parents shaking their heads — or seeking help from police and doctors.

Rob Ford's cancer: What doctors may try next

The aggressive form of cancer Rob Ford is battling is typically treated with four to six rounds of chemotherapy before more imaging is done, but any decision on surgery depends on a number of factors, oncologists say.

Baby boomers not to blame for youth unemployment

Baby boomers are not crowding younger people out of the workforce, according to a research paper that challenges the "labour lump" theory.