Researchers from the University of Toronto say they have discovered the world’s oldest water in Timmins. Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar, who lead the research team, says the 2-billion-year-old water was found just three kilometres below the Earth’s surface at Kidd Operations base metal mine. Lollar says the water is yellowish, smelly and has evidence it can support life. She says this finding has implications for possible life on Mars because the Canadian Shield is geologically similar to the planet and likely has similar energy-rich water somewhere beneath its surface.