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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.

Canadian headlines Economy Environment International Politics

Canadian oil sands avoid European “dirty oil” label

It was close, but oil from the Alberta oil sands process has survived an effort in Europe to have their crude labelled as “dirty oil” thereby making it much more difficult to supply a European market. For the past two» 

Economy Environment Interview

Fracking and contamination risk

Much concern has been raised about the use of hydraulic fracturing of shale  to extract natural gas. Stephen Grasby (PhD) is a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada and an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary Stephen» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment Health International

Protecting Canadian maple syrup

New rules on labelling coming Canadian whisky has been an international hit, and Canadian wines are winning world awards, but the sweetest thing to come from Canada is maple syrup.  Not only sweet, but completely natural, and even a very» 

Canadian headlines Economy International Science and Technology

Another historic Canadian building to be lost

At one time, the Commercial Cable Co. Building at Hazel Hill, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, was one of the main hi-tech buildings in all the continent. The site was built by two American businessmen in 1888 to break the stranglehold» 

Animals Canadian headlines Economy Environment

Two and a half “good news” animal stories, 1 bad

Hector the dog was born to a stray mother in northern Saskatchewan. It was a tough start to life, Born in -40 degree temperatures his tail and hind legs became frozen to the ground and were torn off. His tail» 

Health Interview Science and Technology Your choices

Exciting Canadian advance against breast cancer

 Nobody had done this before. Researchers at Dalhousie University were testing a combination of two drugs and found they stopped and even killed off a particular type of aggressive breast cancer. Paola Marignani PhD, lead the research team. She is» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment International Politics Science and Technology

Race to claim the North Pole heating up

Arctic ice is retreating year after year which will eventually make the region much more accessible to development.  Arctic nations have been racing to map the Arctic seabed with a view to extending their claims to territory, specifically the seabed» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines International Lifestyle

Dec 15, 1979 Beginning of a world-wide phenomenon: a new board game

 In the mid-1970’s Chris Haney was a photo editor with the Montreal Gazette newspaper. Scott Abbott was a sports journalist working for the Canadian press. The two met during the 1976 summer Olympics in Montreal. Trivial pursuit is probably the» 

Column

Country singer songwriter Tim Hus

He sings about lumberjacks, truck driving, train drivers, small towns, and colourful characters. just like many country singers. Tim Hus from Alberta is different, his songs all have a very Canadian flavour. Whereas most country performers, even a lot of» 

The Link

The LINK Online Sat Dec 13, 2014

Your hosts this week are Wojtek Gwiazda and Marc Montgomery. As Veterans Ombudsman Colonel (retired) Pat Stogran was astonished by the failure of the Veterans Affairs department to serve veterans. Now as a private citizen he’s hoping for a public»