Highlights
Marc, Carmel, Lynn, Marie-Claude

The LINK Online Nov. 9,10,11, 2018

Your hosts today: Lynn, Carmel, Marie-Claude and Marc (video of show at bottom) Whither the freedom, and safety, of the press? A series of recent events with journalists being shot, imprisoned, murdered, or labelled as enemies of the state, a» 

International, Politics, Society

Remembering the fallen through place names.

All across Canada, important battles and names of fallen Canadians have been remembered by naming certain geographical features. These could be lakes, towns, islands, parks, mountains. etc Now in time for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First» 

International

Forced repatriation of Rohingya condemned

World Vision Canada and 40 other humanitarian and civil society agencies are expressing concerns about plans to send more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar on November 15, 2018. Over 700,000 Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh after Myanmar’s military» 

Society

Facebook launches dating feature in Canada

Online dating sites have fetched over $5 million so far in 2018 and Facebook is getting in on the action. It has just launched its dating service in Columbia and in Canada and will refine it before launching it elsewhere.» 

Environment, International, Society

Snow starting early this year in eastern Canada

Snow; just the mention of the word in a weather forecast and garages and mechanics are overwhelmed with people wanting their tires changed. In the province of Quebec, snow tires are mandatory and must be on all vehicles by December» 

Society

Veterans’ service organizations face many challenges

As soldiers grow old, there are volunteer shortages and funding challenges for the hundreds of chapters of The Royal Canadian Legion across Canada. There are more than 1,400 branches of this non-profit organization which offers services to veterans and serves» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ambitious Fundy turbine project-fades with a whimper

The tides in Canada’s east coast Fundy basin are among the most powerful in the world. An innovative multi-million project to build turbines to harness that energy and turn it into electrical power seems to have come to the end» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Bombardier selling two businesses, laying off 5,000

Bombardier will lay-off 5,000 employees and sell two of its business units in an effort to save US$250 million. According to the announcement this morning, the job losses will take place over the next year to 18 months. It’s expected» 

Environment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Mountain Equipment Co-op apologizes for racist marketing

Mountain Equipment Co-op, the outdoor equipment company that has thrived in Canada over the last 47 years, is now awakening to the diversity of the country. “We need to represent the diversity that is Canada, and if we don’t, we» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous

Alanis Obomsawin mural honours her in Montreal

Alanis Obomsawin, the Abenaki filmmaker from Odanak, Quebec, is honoured with the latest in a series of murals in Montreal, created to honour important contributors to Montreal’s cultural scene. Obomsawin began as a consultant at the National Film Board in»