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Marc Montgomery
With a passion for anything antique with an engine, and for Canadian and world history, Marc comes with a wealth of media experience. After DJ work at private radio in southern Ontario, and with experience in Canadian Forces radio and tv in Europe, the state broadcaster in Austria (Radio 3), and the CBC in Ottawa and Montreal, he was the host of the immensely popular CBC and RCI show, "The Link". He is now part of the new RCI online team producing stories from and about Canada from coast to coast.

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Canadian history sitting in piles of unsorted boxes

Canada’s Auditor-General has released the fall 2014 report on government activities. Auditor-General Micheal Ferguson released his fall 2014 report today, listing a number of concerns with government agencies, including Library and Archives Canada which is supposed to gather, preserve, and» 

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Rally to contest creeping privatisation of health care

A large coalition of health care workers and concerned citizens gathered in a demonstration at the provincial legislature in Toronto last week. Vicki McKenna is a Registered Nurse and the provincial first vice-president of the Ontario Nurses Association. In front» 

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Canada to lose another world-leading research centre

It’s called the National Ultrahigh-field NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Facility for Solids, and is located near the Canadian capital, Ottawa Not a very catchy name, but the NMR is billed as the world’s strongest magnet for solids, and the most» 

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Ontario moves to restrict e-cigarettes

Canada’s most populous province has introduced legislation that would restrict the sale of electronic-cigarettes. The new proposal also would completely ban the sale of menthol cigarettes along with all flavoured tobacco.  The proposed law also would ban smoking on restaurant» 

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The Polar Sea : major new Arctic adventure, science, social documentary series

A new documentary film series is part crazy sailing adventure and part environmental film showing the rapid and drastic changes taking place in the Arctic due to warming and changing climate. Kevin McMahon is the creative director of “The Polar» 

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Canadian thalidomide survivors seeking government help

The 95 Canadian survivors of the thalidomide tragedy are asking the federal government for financial support as they age, which is adding further hardship to their already very challenging lives. First synthesized in 1954, by the 1960’s the new drug» 

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Canada’s wild prohibition(s) era, rum runners and border wars

Author Dan Francis latest book talks of booze, prohibition, and temperence in Canada. It’s called Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum Runners, and Border Wars © The Ubyssey (UBC) Long before the American Rosa Parks broke the colour barrier, Canada had Viola Desmond.» 

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The LINK Online Sat. Nov 22, 2014

Your hosts this week, Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc A man waves a large Romanian flag in Bucharest, Romania, November 3, 2013 during a protest against the Rosia Montana gold mining project of Canada’s Gabriel Resources. ©  Vadim Ghirda/AP Canada’s extractive» 

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Canada’s first distance learning effort November 21, 1927

Long before the arrival of the internet, and the concept of what is now known as MOOC’s (massive open online content), and long before television, the University of Alberta established it’s own radio station to provide distance learning courses to» 

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Rare white deer seen in northwest Ontario

People around the small town of Stratton Ontario had been seeing something very rare during the summer, an all-white deer. Stratton is located about 400 kilometres west of the northern Ontario city of Thunder Bay. Stratton is just north of»