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The LINK Online

The Link Online this week features Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny. Haiti en folie, a celebration in the heart of Montreal. Quebec’s Haitian community are celebrating in the streets and parks of Montreal during Haiti en folie tthis weekend, The» 

August 1st holiday everywhere but Quebec and Yukon

This is the summer holiday weekend for most Canadians, except for those who live in the province of Quebec, or up north in Yukon. We’ll look into all the varying names and occasions being celebrated on this holiday, on Monday!

Arts and Entertainment, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Sugar Sammy goes to France

Sugar Sammy, the Montreal comedic talent, is taking his multi-cultural humour to Paris for awhile. Sammy Khullar, the Indian kid, grew up in one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in Canada, known as Cote des Neiges. He thrived in» 

Animals, Lifestyle, Society

Hundreds of parrots and cockatoos ready for adoption in British Columbia

Hundreds of parrots are up for adoption in British Columbia following their removal from a sanctuary where they had lived for years and a rescue operation believed to to be largest of of its kind ever in Canada.  The birds are» 

International, Society

Diplomats in Turkey press to meet Canadian detainees

Canadian consular officials in Turkey are continuing to try to meet with two Canadian-Turkish dual citizens arrested in the wake of the July 15 failed coup. Davud Hanci and Ilhan Erdem are accused of being key supporters of U.S.-based cleric» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Drug overdose spike prompts warning in B.C.

There’s been a spike in drug overdoes in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey, prompting health officials to warn that all illicit drugs may be contaminated with lethal substances. The upsurge began two weekends ago when 43 persons overdosed between Friday» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Lifestyle, Society

Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia” debuts in Toronto

Luzia, the newest show from Cirque du Soleil, is having its Toronto debut this evening. This comes following its successful premiere in the Cirque’s home-base in Montreal. “I went back to something more raw about circus…” The show, inspired by» 

Economy, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Immigrant detainees ending hunger strikes

Immigrant detainees held in two facilities in southern Ontario began a hunger strike on July 11th, 2016; this was in support of their demand to end the practice of immigrants being held in maximum security prisons, and to also enforce» 

Jennifer Welsh to deliver CBC Massey lectures

Jennifer Welsh, a former United Nations adviser, will deliver the 2016 CBC Massey Lecture Series. Titled, The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century, Welsh will explore the themes of war, terrorism, inequality and mass migration and look» 

Arts and Entertainment

Watching Beauty and the Beast under Vancouver stars

If you don’t mind the possibility of getting a bit of rain to spice up your theatrical experience or some rowdy eagle chicks chiming in on your favourite childhood musical, watching Beauty and the Beast literally under the stars at Vancouver’s»