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.

Economy, International, Society, Sports

Seeking open ice, NHL details steps aimed at a return

Well, let’s see how this (ahem) plays out. The National Hockey League (NHL) has released a document detailing Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan. When that return to play — for real — might come remains anyone’s guess. The league »

Economy, Politics, Society

Alberta minister finds silver lining in a crisis: no pipeline protests

Sonya Savage says the time is absolutely right to build a pipeline. Not especially surprising, given that she is Alberta’s energy minister and was speaking on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. “Now is a »

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Legault hints at opening the front door to asylum seekers

The premier of Quebec appears to be walking back comments he made last week that seemed to slam the door on allowing asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis to stay in the province by applying »

Economy, International, Society

Boeing’s financial woes touch down in Canada

Boeing’s vast financial difficulties have now made their way to Canada. On Friday afternoon, the company told employees at its Winnipeg plant it was cutting 400 jobs — a quarter of its 1,600-person workforce.  “Due to the impact of the »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

The memory of Jenn Casey is honoured from coast to coast

The people of Halifax turned out Sunday to honour one of their own–Canadian Forces Snowbirds team member Jenn Casey who died last weekend when the jet she was in went down seconds after takeoff in Kamloops, British Columbia. Captain Casey, »

Health, Politics, Society

Union ramps up pressure for universal long-term health-care coverage

The union that represents workers at long-term health-care facilities across the country says it is launching a nationwide effort to make long-term care universal and publicly funded. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents about 65,000 long-term care nurses, »

Economy, Society

Retail sales in March set a record nobody wants

The numbers are in from just the first two weeks of Canada’s COVID-19 lockdown and they’re ugly. Statistics Canada reported Friday that retail sales fell 10 per cent to $47.1 billion in March, as non-essential businesses began shutting their doors »

Health, Sports

Many Canadians looking forward to hearing that starting whistle

One of the many casualties of COVID-19, of course, has been sports–professional and amateur. Much has been made of the fact that there are no pro teams to get worked up about these days, leaving many of us to turn »

International, Society

Almost 40,000 Canadians trapped overseas are now home

Nearly 40,000 Canadians stranded overseas because of the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to be safely home by this weekend, following a long-running and massive government operation that began in March. They will have been repatriated from 100 countries around the »

Health, Society

Wearing a face mask, it turns out, can be a risk for many

When Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, officially recommended on Wednesday that Canadians wear non-medical face masks when maintaining a two-metre distance isn’t possible, few likely imagined Tam was proffering anything other than sound advice. But not everyone. »