The National

The National is Canada's destination for original journalism and stories with added depth and context from CBC News bureaus across the country and around the world. The nightly news program is led by CBC News Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge and a team of award-winning journalists, bringing Canadians the real story where and when they want it. This is where Canadians come for intelligent conversation, commentary and analysis on today's events.

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Episodes

The National Teens make history as first graduates from small community New

Three teenagers have made history as the first graduates from a small community in the Northwest Territories. The students from Ulukhaktok, a hamlet with a population of 400, successfully obtained all their high school credits and will be going on to post-secondary education, thanks in large part to distance learning. CBC News takes a look at how the groundbreaking moment ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

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The National California wildfires impact marine life New

The Thomas wildfire in California that destroyed more than 1,000 structures late last year also affected marine life. CBC’s Kim Brunhuber looks at how the fires had an impact on life in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National NASA's mock Mars mission training puts psychological limits to the test New

Take a look inside a mock mission to Mars, where six volunteers have agreed to live in isolation for eight months — guinea pigs in an elaborate, NASA-funded psychology experiment. Then, Paul Hunter takes a closer look at how close we really are to life on the Red Planet.
  • 2018
  • 00:11:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Queen honours Canadian for making prosthetics for refugees New

Queen Elizabeth honoured a young Canadian for her work in making prosthetics for refugees. Midia Shikh Hassan, a Syrian-Canadian, was given the Queen's Young Leader Award in London. She's worked to develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for refugees in camps. The prosthetics only cost $20 to produce, much less than previous alternatives.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Service dogs won't get funding without a national standard New

Service dogs in Canada won't get funding from the federal government without a national standard — and that's unlikely to happen anytime soon, after a group aiming to establish those guidelines was disbanded. Veterans Affairs is now taking over, but some people suffering from PTSD aren't optimistic.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Commonwealth urged to sign 'no plastics' pledge New

The Commonwealth is being urged to follow Britain's suit and pledge to ban some of the world's most common pollutants. The scale of ocean pollution is truly staggering, with more than five trillion pieces of plastic debris — and that can be a matter of life and death.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Students hold walkouts on Columbine High School massacre anniversary New

Students across the United States held walkouts on the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. CBC News spoke to a group of students who say the protests are about more than just school shootings — they are about gun violence in their everyday lives.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Catholic bishops offer no clarity on residential school apology New

Catholic bishops weren't able to offer any clarity on a potential apology for the church's role in Canada's residential schools. During a news conference, the bishops appeared to try and distance the church from its ties to the schools. Despite the setback, Indigenous leaders say they won't stop seeking an apology from the Vatican.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Clothing that doesn't sacrifice fashion for sustainability New

Fashion doesn't have to be sacrificed for sustainability and several Canadian designers are trying to make a difference in the way they produce clothes. The fashion industry is the second-worst polluting industry, but things are changing, albeit slowly. CBC News speaks to two designers who, in different ways, have changed their ways to create clothing that's sustainable, good for the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health New

Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health. A CBC Marketplace investigation found that many Canadian bottled water brands contain microplastics. Those microplastics can enter a human's bloodstream and stay there, however the potential impact on people hasn't been studied.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2018