Terry Haig
Terry Haig
Terry Haig has been a journalist for over 40 years and a radio host for over 20. He was been with RCI since 1972, playing the role of writer, producer, newsreader and and on-air personality. Mr. Haig is also an actor, having performed in over 60 films as well as on the stage in Canada, the UK and the United States. He is perhaps best known for his work with the Montreal Expos baseball team when he was a beat writer, a columnist and the analyst for Expos games.

Health, International, Society

Justin Clark, a man of extraordinary perseverance and courage, dies at 58

Justin Clark, a man who never learned to take no for an answer, died Thursday at the age of 58. Born in 1962 with cerebral palsy,  unable to walk or talk, he leaves a legacy few Canadians will ever match. »

Uncategorized

Canada Post is making an offer that’ll be pretty hard to refuse (it hopes)

For Canadians feeling blue-or maybe seeing red–about so many of the ugly consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada Post wants to–hopefully–make things a little better in an old-fashioned way. Canada’s mail service is prepping for a massive influx of postcards–about »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

RCMP chief says there’s more to be done for people facing threats from abroad

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the federal police force should–and will–do more to help people in Canada who face threats, intimidation and coercion by foreign governments, including China’s. “If people are getting intimidated, as soon as they’re brought to our »

Society

Liberals seeking extension of assisted dying bill deadline

The federal government was due back in court today to seek a fourth extension of its bill that would expand access to medical assistance in dying. The Bill, C-7, is currently stalled in the House of Commons and a court-imposed »

International, Society

Canada’s chief of defence staff steps down in face of misconduct allegations

The new chief of Canada’s defence staff, Admiral Art McDonald, has stepped down voluntarily as he faces an investigation into unspecified misconduct allegations. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made the announcement in a statement released late Wednesday night. “As I have »

International, Society

Harry Jerome will be honoured–again–in Vancouver

Once upon a time–back in the early years of the turbulent 1960s–Harry Jerome was one of the most famous Canadians on the planet. Jerome was “The World’s Fastest Human,” an unofficial title bestowed by pundits and sportswriters that went to »

Health

Vaccines arrive in Ghana–the start of deliveries bound for 92 countries

Ghana today became the first country in the world to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX — the international coalition led by the World Health Organization and G-7 countries, including Canada. Some 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, delivered »

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Bank of Canada governor strongly hints that benchmark rate will stay for now

Despite simmering concerns that Canada’s housing market may be on the verge of overheating, it appears that the Bank of Canada’s benchmark interest rate, which has held steady at 0.25% for 11 months, is going to stay right where it »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau and Biden agree to move forward together on COVID and climate change

“The United States has no closer friend than Canada. That’s why you were my first call as president, my first bilateral meeting.” U.S. President Joe Biden/Feb. 23, 2021. And so began yesterday’s virtual meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Society

Iain Rankin and his cabinet take power in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has a new government. Iain Rankin, who won the provincial Liberal Party leadership in a virtual convention earlier this month, was sworn in today as the province’s premier. Rankin, who is 37, ran his leadership race on generational »