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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. April 30, 2016

Your hosts, Carmel, Lynn and Terry. Nine out of ten Muslim Canadians are optimistic about life under PM Justin Trudeau’s government. © CP/Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press A survey released this week, concerning the attitudes and perceptions of Muslims in Canada made widespread» 

The LINK Online Sat. April 23, 2016

Your hosts Lynn Terry, and Marc Polar bear in the Beaufort Sea, near Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Apr 27, 2009. It’s April but the sea here is ice-free. The bears can swim for long distances, but prefer not to as it uses» 

The LINK Online Sat. Apr.16, 2016

To leave your comments to this and any other story, scroll to the very bottom of the page Your hosts today , Lynn, and Marc, The brown rat, or Norway rat, is the most successful species on Earth, second only» 

The LINK Online, Sat. April 9, 2016

Your hosts today are Lynn Desjardins and Terry Haig The biggest reason young Canadians say they are homeless is family conflict. Next is poverty. © CBC Poverty drives youth homelessness The biggest driver of youth homelessness is poverty, followed by family» 

The LINK Online, Sat. April 02, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, and Marc This image provided by NASA shows Arctic sea ice at it maximum, the lowest on record. The winter maximum level of Arctic sea ice shrank to the smallest on record, thanks to extraordinarily warm» 

The LINK Online, Sat. 26 March 2016

It’s the Easter holiday long weekend, but the regular team is here with your hosts Lynn, Levon, and Marc © Courtesy: McGill University We’ve heard from scientific experts and from the Inuit who live there, that the Arctic is warming, and» 

the LINK Online: Sat, Mar.19, 2016

Your  hosts today are Lynn and Marc, although we will have a story from Carmel, filling in for Levon this week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially launched Canada’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council In the lobby» 

The LINK Online, Sat.12 March, 2016

Your hosts  today Lynn, Carmel, Marc A public inquiry called Canada’s tainted blood scandal of the 1980s a public health calamity. Survivors say Canada can’t make the same mistakes again. © PC/Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press In the 1980’s Canada purchased blood from» 

The LINK Online, Sat. March 05, 2016

Your hosts this week Lynn, Carmel, and Marc A complaint against WestJet has gone public and could hurt the airline’s brand. © PC/Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press Several reports of workplace harassment have made headlines recently in Canada bringing the issue to the» 

The LINK Online, Sat. 27 Feb. 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, Marc A special note to start off this week, as we have news from Eilis Quinn, editor of the RCI site, “Eye on the Arctic”. She has news of the app for “EOTA” that»