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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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Interview with northern Ontario artist Ivan Wheale

It’s a long way from post-war England to Sudbury,  Canada’s hard-rock mining centre in northern Ontario,  but that was the trip Ivan Wheale made as a young man. Ontario artist on Manitoulin Island, Ivan Wheale in front of a window» 

The Link

The LINK Online, Sat., Mar 28, 2015

(Please not: if you are experiencing slowness in page loading, technicians are working on the issue which should be resolved next week) Marc is your host this edition, though both Lynn and Wojtek have left stories for us. Canada’s Prime» 

Canadian headlines Politics Society

Supreme Court ends Canada’s long-gun registry

It was an astronomically costly, convoluted, and extremely controversial effort from its outset. Now all remaining information in the long-gun registry database in Canada will be scrapped, in spite of a Quebec protest to keep its portion of the federal» 

Canadian headlines Environment Highlights

Winter’s legacy: potential for major damaging floods

As Canada enters it’s first few days of spring, it seems the wild winter in central and especially maritime Canada has left a potentially disastrous legacy. Already with the heavy snow load, a number of building have suffered roof collapses» 

Education Interview Science and Technology

“Filmed in Technicolour”; Insulin, electron microscope, and so much more, all from Ontario

Most people don’t know that the Hollywood film process that was proudly proclaimed at the start of films for decades, “Technicolour”  (or Technicolor), was invented by a Canadian from Ontario. They may also not know that the electron microscope, critical» 

Animals Canadian headlines Environment Highlights

Long bitter winter forces Lynx to town

Once again this year, an exceptionally cold and long winter is causing normally very shy lynx to approach towns in northern Ontario searching for food. In one case a rather relaxed lynx is seen in the town of Terrace Bay» 

Canadian headlines Environment Health Highlights Indigenous Lifestyle Politics Science and Technology Society

Plastic microbeads- a toxic substance in waterways-from the Great Lakes to the Arctic

They are very tiny beads usually made of polyethylene, which is a very common plastic used for example, to make plastic bags. The microbeads are found in a wide variety of facial scrubs, body gels, and in toothpaste to act» 

Economy Environment Interview Politics

Canadian scholars unite in a report for action on climate change

As human activity is being cited as a major cause of global warming resulting in climate change, Canada has also often been pointed out as being lax on initiatives to reduce greenhouse gasses. In a unique effort, more than 60» 

Canadian headlines Highlights Politics Society

Democracy in Canada: little interest, distrust of politicians

In yet another disturbing account of the state of politics in Canada, a new survey reveals a substantial percentage of Canadians don’t think politics affects them much, don’t trust politicians to do what is right, and simply don’t talk about» 

Canadian headlines Highlights History Military Politics

History: March 25, 1958- an amazing dream takes flight

Shortly before 10:00 AM on that day, the distinctive roar of military jet engines was heard in Malton just outside Toronto. First two jet fighters rolled down the runway, a Canadian built CF-100, and a Canadian contract built CF-86. They»