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.

Health, Society

Life and death, Nova Scotia’s unprecedented organ donation programme

It is a first in North America. The maritime province of Nova Scotia has implemented an ‘opt-out’ policy for organ donation. This means that everyone over the age of 19 is presumed to agree to donate organs in the case »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada clears Boeing MAX-8 for flight

Almost two years after a pair of deadly crashes of Boeing’s new 737 ‘Max-8’ jets resulting in grounding the Boeing 737 Max planes around the world, Canada has given the go-ahead for the planes to resume operations in Canadian airspace. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

World insect decline; a serious issue for nature and for humans

We may hate them, and some bring deadly diseases, but insects are a vital component of nature.  Their numbers are also in steep decline. A study from the University of Helsinki on insect decline last year began this way, “With »

International, Politics

Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou wants court-ordered security eased

The ongoing hearings for top Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou heard a new request yesterday during court proceedings in Vancouver. The Chief Financial Officer for China’s Huawei Technologies has been fighting a U.S extradition request for two years on charges of »

Politics

Experts come to the defence of Canada’s founder

This week (January 11) marked the anniversary of the 1815 birth of Canada’s founder and first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald Long revered in Canadian history there are countless institutions across the country named in his honour, and many »

Health

Is Canada running out of COVID vaccine already?

The answer to that question is, it depends who you ask, the federal government, or some provincial Premiers. On a per capita basis, Canada has contracted for more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than any other country, in fact some 200 »

Health, Society

Canada wants thousands of blood samples for COVID survey

Thousands of Canadians are being somewhat surprised to find a strange package in the mail from a government agency asking for a blood sample. The official statistics gathering agency Statistics Canada as been mailing out some 48,000 blood testing ‘kits’ »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada to get a drone to patrol Arctic

After years of discussion, Canada has announced the purchase of a drone to help patrol its vast Arctic. The announcement late last month was made by the federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand and Transport Minister Marc »

International, Sports

Canada’s Olympic athletes say they’ll wait their turn for vaccine

Just a few days after a prominent IOC official said Olympic athletes should get priority for vaccination against COVID, the athletes themselves have spoken up with a different view. Canadian Dick Pound said that to ensure the Tokyo Olympics can »

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Canada investigates listing ‘Proud Boys’ as a terrorist group

Following the mobbing of the U.S Capitol building by supporters of outgoing U.S. President Trump, the office of Canada’s Minister of Public Safety has announced it will be looking into the activities of the Proud Boys as a potential terrorist »