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The Link Online connects you to the English-language section at RCI  Every week, we present stories specially selected by the team.

We offer additional context and we read some of your comments.

It makes for an informative and entertaining half-hour full of news about Canada and Canadians from coast to coast to coast

Wojtek Gwiazda

Wojtek Gwiazda is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist. As one of RCI’s senior host-producers he focused mainly on news and current affairs programming. He has hosted a variety of programmes, including MASALA CANADA, the Indo-Canadian Report, Canada in the World, North Country, and The Music Shop (a Canadian rock music show). Before joining RCI, he worked extensively for Canada’s national public broadcaster CBC radio, as well as for publications such as The Montreal Gazette, Cinema Canada Magazine, and Canadian Business Magazine. He produced a program on the history of Quebec song for Canada’s national French radio service Radio-Canada, and was an on-air music columnist at the service. He retired from RCI in July, 2015 and can be reached at wojtekgwiazdamtl@gmail.com or on Twitter at @WojtekGwiazda

Lynn Desjardins

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Lynn has dedicated her working life to journalism. After decades in the field, she still believes journalism to be a pillar of democracy and she remains committed to telling stories she believes are important or interesting. Lynn loves Canada and embraces all seasons: skiing, skating, and sledding in winter, hiking, swimming and playing tennis in summer and running all the time. She is a voracious consumer of Canadian literature, public radio programs and classical music. Family and friends are most important. Good and unusual foods are fun. She travels when possible and enjoys the wilderness.

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.

The LINK Online Sat. Aug 27, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn and Marc Almost all the world’s species-rich regions like this natural forest in Borneo have been ‘seriously altered’ by human activity. © Oscar Venter Many reports and research studies have pointed out that species are going extinct around» 

The LINK Online, August 20, 2016

The LINK Online with Lynn Desjardins and host Carmel Kilkenny Greenland sharks are quite passive and usually pose little risk to divers studying them. © Chris Harvey-Clark A new study confirms the belief that Greenland sharks are the longest-living vertebrates on» 

The LINK Online July 30, 2016

On The LINK Online this week features Carmel Kilkenny. Lynn Desjardins, and Terry Haig. April Nowell, expedition leader, in Azraq, Jordan, in 2014. © James Pokines April Nowell, a University of Victoria paleo-anthropologist, led the team from Canada, Jordan and the United» 

The LINK Online – Saturday Aug. 6th, 2016

The Link this features Lynn Desjardins and host, Carmel Kilkenny “Kanak” is a dog with a special calling these days. His owner, Mélanie Bédard, realized there was something unique about the family pet, something she could share in her work. Then» 

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» 

The LINK Online Sat. July 23, 2016

your hosts this week, Carmel, Terry, Marc Government supporters wave Turkish flags during a protest in Taksim Square, in Istanbul on Monday © AP Turkey was in the world news earlier this week and now continues to be, but for two» 

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Your hosts, Lynn, Terry, Marc The Chinese military has embarked a vast buildup and modernization programme becoming the world’s third superpower. © scmp.com The situation in the South China Sea became a little more tense this week  An international court in» 

The LINK Online, Sat. 09, July 2016

Your hosts today, Carmel, Levon, and Marc After over two years of fighting, South Sudan has a lack of food with one in three people not having enough to eat. © Lucy Beck/CARE The  world’s youngest country, South Sudan,  is celebrating» 

The Link ONLINE, Sat, July 02, 2016

It’s the Canada Day, holiday long weekend and your hosts today, Marc Protesters in the ’March Against Monsanto’ in Toronto, May 24, 2014, express concern about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). © (Mark Blinch/Reuters The issue of the labelling of food products» 

The LINK Online, Sat. 25 June, 2016

Hosts this week are Carmel Kilkenny and Levon Sevunts. © OCASI Immigrant groups and the city of Toronto launched a poster and social media campaign to address racism in its many forms: xenophobia, Islamophhobia and general anti-immigrant sentiment. Before, and since»