Marc Montgomery
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.

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Sports

Vancouver mulls 2030 Olympic bid, Indigenous groups to lead

At the beginning of the month, Canada’s west coast city of Vancouver was considering to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Councillor Melissa de Genova originally tabled a motion in April to consider a bid for the games, but that »

International, Politics

Decision on Chinese purchase of Arctic mine delayed; former General against it

A struggling gold mine in Canada’s high Arctic is at the centre of  debate on whether China should be allowed to buy it. The Chinese state-owned giant, Shandong Gold Mining had submitted a purchase offer  in May for the TMAC »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Ontario to increase ethanol level in fuel

When you drive up to the gasoline pump in the next few years in Ontario, you’ll be filling up with a little more ethanol. Canada’s most populous province announced late last week that it is mandating an increase in the »

Health, Politics, Society

Vancouver votes to decriminalize all drugs, a first for Canada

On Wednesday Vancouver city council voted unanimously to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs within city limits.  The move comes as a result of years of suggesting that criminal charges only keep the problem, and addictions in the »

Arts & Entertainment, International

‘Scandalous’ painting coming to Montreal in 2021

It was a painting that remained in various private hands for over 100 years, but when it was finally made public in 1995 it was still deemed shocking. Housed since that time at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the work »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Tension could rise again on Monday in lobster dispute on east coast

The ongoing dispute between Indigenous and non-native lobster fishers could get tense once again. Last weekend, and on Wednesday, agents from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) seized hundreds of Indigenous lobster traps, ostensibly because the traps were set before the »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Cirque du Soleil sold, revival begins

The now world-famous Cirque du Soleil, with its many fascinating shows staged around the globe, is back from the brink of financial ruin. In a press release Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced the sale of the organisation to its »

Uncategorized

Canadians attitudes about China still declining

A new study confirms earlier studies in that Canadians have a poor opinion of China. The latest survey by Ekos Research Associates for the non-profit Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada shows that Canadians want the country to put more pressure on »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Threats to whales: Slow speeds or small ships still deadly-study

The latest figures estimate there are likely fewer than 366 northern Right whales left. In the past few years they and others have been killed after being entangled in fishing gear, and by ‘ship strikes’. It has often been presumed »

Economy, Society

Small business cries foul over new lockdown in Ontario

With substantial increases in people testing positive for COVID 19, Canada’s most populous province renewed some lockdown rules on businesses in Toronto and neignbouring Peel region. This means in-person shopping will be prohibited except for essential stores like supermarkets, hardware, »