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.

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Privacy concerns: Anonymous request for personal information worries farmers

Farmers throughout the province have expressed deep concern about an official Freedom of Information request from an unknown source. An FOI (also known as Access to Information and Privacy) is a federal law which gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and any person »

Indigenous, Politics

Lobster dispute between Indigenous and commercial fishermen still boils in N.S.

A decades old dispute in the Maritime provinces has boiled over again this month in Nova Scotia. The dispute is over an Indigenous commercial lobster fishery while the season is closed to non-Indigenous fishermen. Last week a Mi’kmaw band in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Society

Provincial challenges of federal carbon tax at Supreme Court today

After a long delay due to the pandemic, provincial challenges to the federal government’s imposed carbon tax will begin today in Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). As part of an environmental effort to slow global warming »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health

The COVID grinch that may have stolen a big Christmas event in Toronto

it may be that another major annual event in Canada’s biggest city has become a victim of COVID-19. The Toronto Christmas market is modelled loosely on European Christmas markets such as Germany’s Chriskindlesmarkts. This was to be the 11th year »

Health

‘Twindemic’: Doctors urgent call for help with flu vaccines during COVID-19

As COVID-19 testing continues and numbers of positive cases are on the increase. doctors are urging that people who don’t exhibit symptom don’t line up for tests. At the same time, flu season is arriving with symptoms similar to COVID. »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Canadian comedy show sweeps U.S. Emmy awards

For the first time in Emmy Awards history, a single show has won seven categories in the comedy section. It was also the first time that a single show won all four acting categories and the most awarded show in »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Asleep at the (semi-autonomous) wheel at 150km/h

A 20-year-old driver has been charged with speeding and the criminal offence of dangerous driving following an incident in July. Police in Alberta say it’s the first they’ve ever seen. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they received a report »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canada History: Sept. 18, 1936 – The fastest steam locomotive

No sooner had man invented motive power, than the quest began for who could achieve the fastest speed, on land, in the air, and on water. When it came to railways, Canada briefly was in world record speed territory. In »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Lobster dispute between Indigenous and commercial fishers boils over, again

Yelling, cursing, but no physical confrontation on or off the water Another contentious chapter in a very long dispute over Indigenous fishing rights and federal laws on conservation has begun. Thursday saw a handful of Indigenous lobster boats head out »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Reinvented: shipping containers as COVID safe visitation rooms for care homes

Old shipping containers have been repurposed for many other unusual uses, not the least of which is to be converted into actual homes. With the arrival of COVID-19, many long term care homes (LTC) across the country were forced to »