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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. 29, 2015

Your hosts this week Frosh week activities at universities often involve drinking challenges. © Vitalii Tiagunov/Shutterstock It’s the end of summer vacation, and tens of thousands of students are returning to colleges and universities across the country. It’s also a time» 

The Link On-Line, Saturday August 22, 2015

Your hosts on this edition, Lynn Desjardins, Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny (Marc Montgomery is on vacation) Heart and Mind Connection  Teens with mental illness need help getting help in order to avoid heart problems later in life Adolescents who» 

The Link On-line, Saturday August 15th, 2015

Your hosts on this edition, Lynn Desjardins, Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny (Marc Montgomery is on vacation) General Babacar Gaye, seen here in Syria in August 2012, has resigned as head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic» 

The Link On-line, Saturday August 8th, 2015

Your hosts on this edition, Lynn Desjardins, Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny (Marc Montgomery is on vacation) Junkfood at the check-out counter Hard to resist… Canadians, like many North Americans, are getting fatter and there are all kinds of theories» 

The Link Online, Saturday August 1st, 2015

Your hosts on this edition Lynn Desjardins, Terry Haig and Carmel Kilkenny (Marc Montgomery is on vacation) Safety requires lifejackets in all watercraft Outdoor Safety Canada is known the world over for its expansive stretches of amazing landscapes and waterways.» 

The LINK Online, Sat, July 25, 2015

Your hosts this edition, Carmel, Marc, Lynn The United Nations estimates over four million Syrians have fled the country. It has asked countries around the world to resettle refugees who are in camps in neighbouring countries like this one in» 

The LINK Online, Sat;, July 18, 2015

your hosts this week, Carmel and Marc. Dr. John Bell is leading a team in a new fight against cancer. © CBC It’s a world first. Several Ontario hospitals will participate in clinical trials of a new cancer therapy involving viruses.» 

The LINK Online, Sat.,July 11, 2015

This week Terry Haig sits in for Lynn, joining Carmel and Marc. One horse died instantly and two others were put down by veterinarians after this crash at the Calgary Stampede’s GMC Rangeland Derby on in 201 © CBC The Calgary» 

The LINK Online, Sat., July 4, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Carmel, and Marc When it comes to Canadian stereotypes, the comedy characters Bob and Doug McKenzie got it right by wearing toques, plaid shirts, parkas and saying “eh” a lot..and drinking lots of beer © CBC» 

The LINK Online, Sat., June 27, 2015

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Carmel Kilkenny, and Marc Montgomery Gay speed skaters Blake Skjellerup and Anastasia Bucsis feature in the documentary To Russia With Love, about the gay rights controversy at the Sochi Winter Olympics © “To Russia With»