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, Society

Older than the Titanic, community seeks to keep SS Keewatin

Built in 1907 in, years before the Titanic, it is said to be the last Edwardian era passenger liner still afloat. The SS Keewatin built in Glasgow’s River Clyde, was originally purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway for its service across »

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

2020 ties for hottest year on record: E.U. analysis

Late last year, indications were that 2020 was going to be one of the world’s hottest years. Now figures from the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service with its Earth observation satellite programme has announced in a press release today that »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Canada’s protected areas aren’t necessarily where they’re most needed: Study

While creating environmental protected areas is seen as beneficial and increasingly necessary for a number of reasons, a new study shows that our protected parks don’t really protect those areas providing benefits to Canadian society such as fresh water sources »

Economy

House prices in Canada, red hot in the midst of winter

It’s been known that Canada’s two real estate hotspots, Toronto and Vancouver, are among the most expensive and fastest rising in the world. In spite of the pandemic, and the so-called ‘second wave’ of rising infections and renewed lockdowns it »

International, Sports

It’s official: More sponsorship, advertising coming to NHL

The National Hockey League is north America’s premier professional hockey league, but like other pro sports, it’s been suffering enormous financial losses due to shutdowns caused by COVID. The league will be starting up this year on January 13 with »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Sale of Canadian beluga whales to U.S. aquarium delayed by lawsuit

The capture and captivity of whales and dolphins has come under heavy scrutiny in recent years. Keeping whales and dolphins in captivity as well as import and export of the animals was made illegal in Canada last year. However, the »

Economy

Old Canadian banknotes lose legal tender status

If you’re still hanging on to certain older Canadian banknotes, you can’t spend them at stores anymore. Parliament announced in 2018 that Canadian $1, $2, $25, $500, and $1000 banknotes would be no longer accepted in commercial transactions, i.e. as »

Health, Indigenous, Politics

Remaining traces of a tragic past; residential school office to be demolished

The so-called residential schools have become a dark stain on Canadian history. For well over 100 years, young indigenous children were taken from their families to be taught in centralized boarding schools often far away. They were to be taught »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Liberal plan to reduce emissions will hurt lower, middle-income groups: Critics

Canada’s Liberal government under Justin Trudeau wants to move towards not only meeting but exceeding its Paris climate accord targets. This month he’s announced an increase in the carbon tax and a new Clean Fuel Standard. Environmental groups have lauded »

Economy, Health, Society

What are you looking forward to when pandemic ends?: Survey

After some ten months of COVID restrictions and lockdowns, the issue of so-called, ‘COVID-fatigue’ has become reality. This is when people are simply fed up with the restrictions and are longing for a return to ‘normal’, or at least something »