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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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The LINK Online, Sat, July 25, 2015

Your hosts this edition, Carmel, Marc, Lynn The United Nations estimates over four million Syrians have fled the country. It has asked countries around the world to resettle refugees who are in camps in neighbouring countries like this one in» 

Canadian headlines Education History Immigration & Refuge International

Emancipation Day in the British Empire.

Several former British colonies will be celebrating on August 1 It’s the day that slavery was banned throughout the British Empire back in 1834. In Canada, one of the events to mark the day will be taking place at a» 

Canadian headlines Highlights History International Military Politics

History: July 25th 2006 ”My God they’ve killed Wolf!

“Wolf” was Canadian Forces Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener. On July 25th, 2006 the 44 year old Canadian soldier  and three other peacekeepers, from Austria, China, and Finland, were in an underground bunker as bombs and shells rained down on their» 

International Interview Science and Technology Sports Your choices

The high-tech world of paddling and rowing

If there’s one thing Canadians know about it’s canoeing, kayaking and rowing. For east coast Canada, rowing small a small dory out onto the sea was a way of life, as it was for the Inuit in the far north» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment Highlights International Politics Science and Technology Society

Shell: Go-ahead for Arctic drilling

Shell Oil has overcome the final hurdle in its plans for exploratory drilling in the Arctic. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved Shell’s final drilling permits, and the company can now begin drilling exploration wells this summer» 

Canadian headlines History Science and Technology

History- July 23, 1983: the incredible “Gimli Glider”

It might have been one of the worst air disasters in Canadian history, but wasn’t. On this day, July 23 1983, an almost brand new, then high-tech passenger jet, was scheduled to take off from Montreal to Edmonton via Ottawa.» 

Canadian headlines Highlights

Continued decline of Monarch butterflies

A wet cool spring in the US south and midwest means fewer monarch butterflies this year in Canada, according to  Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas. He says rain in Texas and Oklahoma received a lot» 

Interview Politics Society

Legal challenge launched against Canada’s “terrorism” law

It was known as Bill C-51- the anti-terrorism act, but it was passed into law in June of this year, in spite of loud protests and demonstrations across the country. Critics, which include former Prime Ministers and Supreme Court Justices,» 

Animals Canadian headlines Economy Environment Highlights International Science and Technology

The race against the Emerald ash borer-

The fight is on, but the alien invader has the big advantage.  Montreal will lose another 3,000 of its lush ash trees this year, victims of an alien invader from Asia. The emerald ash borer (eab)  is a brilliant green» 

Animals Environment International Interview Science and Technology

Canadian study: fewer Orangutans left?

In Malay, Orangutans are the “people” (orang) of the forest (hutan).  They’ve been there for eons. Their once wide range has now been reduced to the islands of Bornea and Sumatra, where their habitat continues to be whittled away by»