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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.» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

First phase of Mount Polley recovery completed

Almost a year ago–Aug. 4, 2014–a tailings pond dam burst at the Mount Polley open pit and copper mine in the British Columbia interior. Four days later, the four square-kilometres pond was empty and 24-million cubic metres of poison in» 

Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Weather woes of summer 2015

Weather made headlines in several places across Canada today. There was the monster tornado in Manitoba last night, the thunder and lightning in Montreal, Toronto is registering the hottest day of the summer, and the east coast has had only» 

Environment, Lifestyle, Society

Plan to stay safe in the wild, say rescuers

It’s vacation time in Canada and while many people like to get into the wilderness, too often they are unprepared, say search and rescue volunteers. And people do get into trouble. Accidents, weather changes mean trouble “A lot of it» 


Tornado called ‘incredible’ by officials

Officials say a tornado that hit the western province of Manitoba last night lasted “an incredible” two-and-a-half to three hours.  Videos and photos taken by people who make a habit of chasing storms show a wide, wedge-shaped tornado near the» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Nature group protects land important to rare birds

The land around two bays in eastern Canada’s province of New Brunswick is critical for birds and will be protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. There are 30 hectares of land that include salt marsh, forest and coastal bog.» 

Economy, Education, Environment, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Iranian Canadians react to the nuclear deal

Iranian Canadians watched closely as the delegation from their homeland negotiated intensely with the P 5 + 1, (that’s the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council; France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and China, plus» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Lifestyle, Society

Love-locks get varied reception in Canada

Love-locks,  began in the city of love, Paris.  But after damaging the iconic Pont des Arts, they were removed this spring.  Now they’re appearing in many places around the world, and in several sites across Canada. Toronto’s sanctioned love-lock site» 

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

Fishing, science missions and the end of diesel in the North? – Arctic week in review

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week: – The five nations that boarder the Arctic Ocean signed a moratorium this month on fishing in the region. Does» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Foresta Lumina back by popular demand in southern Quebec

Foresta Lumina is the installation created by Moment Factory in the forest in southern Quebec. The town of Coaticook was looking for an attraction to bring more visitors to its Parc de la Gorge. Another of the illuminating experiences in»