Marc Montgomery, Carmel Kilkenny, Levon Sevunts

Marc Montgomery, Carmel Kilkenny, Levon Sevunts
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the LINK Online: Sun Sept.17, 2017

Your hosts, Carmel, Levon, Marc  (video of show at bottom)

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A missile is launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 30, 2017 © KCNA KCNA

With North Korea’s latest ICBM test, world concern increased as this one flew longer and further than any previous missiles.

A Canadian deputy-commander of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) addressed a House of Commons committee on national defence in Ottawa, the national capital

He surprised many Canadians when he pointed out that a long held idea that the U.S would shoot down any foreign missiles threatening Canada  was in fact not U.S policy

Levon has an excerpt of a speech by Assistant Chief of Defence’s Intelligence at the Canadian Forces speech to the Canadian Intelligence Command explaining what is known of N.Korean nuclear and missile development

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Hydro One workers from Ontario gather in Niagara-on-the-Lake,.before crossing the border, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 to continue their journey to Florida where they are now helping with hurricane Irma relief efforts. © PC/Tara Walton

The southern U.S. has been hammered by two successive and massive hurricanes,

One devastated Houston Texas, which was almost immediately followed by another even bigger one, Hurricane Irma, which swept through the Caribbean and into Florida, causing massive destruction to the islands, and the U.S coastal area.

Many Canadian Hydro linesmen and technicians are on their was south to Florida to help restore power to the huge areas which have been blacked out due to downed power lines, and poles

Carmel spoke with Louis-Olivier Batty  a spokesman for Hydro Quebec.

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The Hibernia oil platform was anchored to the seabed in Newfoundland’s offshore 19 years ago this week, and is scheduled to produce its one billionth barrel of oil in 2017
The Hibernia oil platform anchored in Newfoundland’s offshore. Environmentalists say new proposals for offshore drilling and safety give the industry too much latitude to regulate itself. © CBC

The Canadian government has been quietly seeking input regarding updating rules for offshore oil and gas exploration rigs, in their safety operation and how to deal with accidents and spills

Many say the public consultations have been kept too quiet, such that they didn’t even know about them.

Fishermen, aboriginal groups, and environmental groups say they’ve been left out of the process, and what they do know of the proposals is that regulations are being left more up to the companies own interpretations.

Susanna Fuller, says the regulations seem to be getting weaker not stronger.

She is the senior marine coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre in Nova Scotia.

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