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Marc Montgomery
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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Oops, wrong patient, wrong operation, missing clamp: surgical mistakes in Canada

Between 2004 and 2013, there were just under 3,000 cases of malpractice complaints and settlements from medical errors in Canada The information comes from a new study by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), in conjunction with key healthcare stakeholders,» 

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White nose disease of bats reaches west coast

Biologists and conservationists in west coast British Columbia are now very concerned about ‘white nose syndrome” in bats. The disease is actually a whitish fungus that attacks the fleshy portions of bats, around their muzzles near the nose, hence “white» 

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Candidate for a Canadian Banknote: Queen of the Hurricane fighter planes

In response to complaints that remarkable Canadian women have never been featured on Canadian banknotes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this year, that a woman, or women will soon be featured. A 1942 produced RCAF Hawker Hurricane from the Canadian» 

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Fort McMurray wildfire too hot to control, more evacuations

It’s completely out of control. About 90,000 people have now been evacuated from the area around Ft McMurray in northeastern Alberta Harrowing tales of narrow escapes as the rushing flames engulfed both sides of roads leading out of town. Tuesday» 

Health Interview Science and Technology

Vitamin D: studies show importance for newborns

Two new studies found that when the recommended regular dosage of vitamin D was given to newborns, they had stronger bones. This wasn’t surprising.  But there was an interesting and unexpected finding as well. Hope Weiler (PhD) was the supervising researcher.» 

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Auditor General’s report: Canadian citizenship without proper checks

Canada’s Auditor General released his spring report this week. One of the areas Micheal Ferguson’s report looked at was Canada’s immigration system. The report shows that several people and possibly dozens managed to be accepted as Canadian citizens through fraud» 

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Huge wild fire inferno, massive evacuation- Alberta town

It is the largest emergency evacuation in Alberta history. Record breaking heat and no rain in the past few weeks have left forests and grasses in the prairie provinces tinder dry. An image of the fire Tuesday as it burned» 

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History: May 3, 1915, the First World War’s most famous poem

Arguably the most famous poem of the First World War, “In Flanders Fields”, was penned by a tired and distraught Canadian doctor on this day, near a field hospital in the midst of a terrible battle on May 3, 1915.» 

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“Shiver me timbers”: Canadian professor on pirates of old

A Canadian history professor who’s been studying the lives of pirates of old, says they really didn’t say “aahhaar”, “shiver me timbers”, nor probably a lot of other phrases we hear in popular culture today. Andrew Parnaby (PhD) teaches history» 

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Muskox rump hair indicative of climate conditions and diet

Forensic scientists have long used chemical and other analyses of hair and teeth to determine such things as diet of an individual, usually for historical purposes. Now researchers at the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University in Denmark, are using similar»