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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.

Arts, Culture, Lifestyle Column

Documentary film: How ISIS recruits

The young man who has lived next door for years suddenly grows a beard and starts criticizing western life; the young woman you’ve seen growing up, stops wearing make-up, begins to dress much more conservatively. One day, they disappear. It’s» 

The Link

The LINK Online- Sat. Sept 24, 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, and Marc With mergers in the bio-tech and chemical pesticide industries, over 60 percent of the world’s seed and pesticides will be controlled by only three companies, with an emphasis on genetically modified seeds.» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines Highlights International Lifestyle Science and Technology Society

Pokemon go..more troubles

It has become a worldwide fad game, but Pokemon Go is also getting many people angry. With people absent-mindedly walking into traffic, driving erratically, or bumping into other pedestrians as they walk with heads down, the latest incident involves a» 

Canadian headlines Education Environment Health Highlights Science and Technology Society

Canadians and science literacy: We’re No 1…um..maybe not.

This is Science Literacy Week in Canada running from September 19-25th.  The purpose is to celebrate science, highlight scienctists and science communicators, demonstrate how exciting science is, and showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian Science. Although libraries, universities, and» 

Canadian headlines History Indigenous Military

Update: memorial to WWII indigenous hero

On September 17, 2016, hundreds of people in a small northern Ontario town, came to honour the memory of Sgt Charles Henry Byce. Politicians, Byce’s family members, veterans, representatives of the Moose Cree and aboriginal drummers, along with residents of» 

Health International Interview Lifestyle Science and Technology Society

Children’s fitness test: international results

It’s called the “beep” test, and it’s a global standardized evaluation of children’s general fitness levels. A major new analysis of results of such tests has ranked childrens’s aerobic fitness in 50 countries. Justin Lang is the lead author of» 

Canadian headlines Highlights

History Sept. 22, 1988: apology to Japanese-Canadians of WWII

In the late 1930;s and early 1940’s western nations knew Japan was posing a military threat. The full scale of Japanese horrors in their attacks on China in the late 1930’s was not yet realized when on December 7, 1941,» 

Canadian headlines Economy Society

The man with the golden bum

Ok apologies to James Bond fans.. but police were trying to figure out how someone was making off with gold from Canada’s mint. The case has been kept very quiet: the Royal Canadian Mint doesn’t like to advertise that they» 

Economy Environment International Interview Politics Society

CETA- free trade study refutes government optimism

The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free trade deal between Canada and the nations of the European Union. Worked out between the previous Stephen Harper led Conservative Party government , the deal is being promoted with equal enthusiasm» 

Canadian headlines Education Highlights Society

Bomb threat empties entire province’s schools.

A vague bomb threat has resulted in emergency evacuations of all schools in the island province of Prince Edward Island. A spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) say the threat did not mention any particular school so as»