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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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Lifestyle: “Hickory Golf”-enjoying the past

You might one day see what looks like a scene on a golf course from 1920.  A group of men dressed in ‘plus fours”, colourful socks, maybe a tie, usually a large flat cap, or perhaps a Balmoral (Tam) They’ll» 

The Link

The LINK Online (Sat. July 19, 2014)

Your host this week, Marc Montgomery. Wojtek Gwiazda and Lynn Desjardins are off, and Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny have been filling in. Canadian medical professionals and the FDA in the US say there is currently no evidence that consumer» 

Canadian headlines International Science and Technology

Deep space study of asteroid “Bennu”

It’s name is Bennu, and it’s known as a “near Earth” asteroid. NASA is planning to send an unmanned probe, OSIRIS-Rex, that will interecept the asteroid, collect a sample, and come back to earth. The probe will take a sample» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines Economy International Lifestyle

Roaring good time in Toronto this weekend

Vast crowds of racing fans from across North America are already gathering in Canada’s biggest city, Toronto, for  one of the most exciting car races on the continent.  It’s the Toronto Indy-car race James Hinchliffe of Oakville, near Toronto, is» 

Animals Canadian headlines Environment Society

“Shark” marketing hoax raises ire

The video posted on youtube on July 10 and shows three men fishing off a dock at the eastern tip of Lake Ontario at Wolfe Island, near Kingston. As one reels in a fish, a large, finned, shark-like creature looms» 

Canadian headlines Economy Society

Traffic accident insurance scams: a growing plague

In legal terms they’re called “induced collisions” You’re driving along, when a car passes you, pulls quickly in front and brakes hard. You can’t avoid hitting the back of the other car. Suddenly, the full load of passengers comes out» 

Health International Interview Politics Science and Technology Society

Can your DNA be used against you?

Genetic testing can reveal a lot about a person’s potential for health problems. Health insurance companies and others want access to that personal information to determine risks, or even possibly deny coverage. Canada’s federal Privacy Commissioner said in a statement» 

Animals Canadian headlines Environment International Science and Technology

Sharks in the Arctic: surviving climate change

Sharks are one of the oldest survivors on earth, with fossilized records dating back as much as 400 million years ago. Many scientists are concerned that with climate change, many of the earth’s species will not be able to adapt» 

Canadian headlines Economy Environment International Politics Science and Technology Society

Labour union comes out against pipeline

In a press release this week, Canada’s largest private sector union says the Northern Gateway pipeline will bring more harm than good to the Canadian economy The proposed pipeline would run from a town called Bruderheim in Alberta, 50 kilometers» 

Economy Environment Health International Interview Science and Technology

Anti-bacterial products: more harm than good?

A new report by The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has called for the banning of two very common chemicals used in a wide variety of household products. Kathleen Cooper is the senior researcher with CELA Kathleen Cooper, senior researcher,»