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Call to WHO to ban wild animal markets to save lives

Saying  that these wild animal markets in Asia and Africa have been the source of deadly pandemics, some  200 organisations have joined in an open letter to call for an end to the sale of wild animals in markets for »

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, The Link

The LINK Online, Mar. 13,14,15, 2020

Your hosts, Vincenzo, Terry, Marc. (video of show at bottom) Air pollution- a silent pandemic With the world pre-occupied by COVID-19, the deadly virus spreading around the world to become a declared pandemic, scientists say there’s a silent pandemic that’s »

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Northern MP expresses doubts about plan to help in Indigenous COVID-19 fight

The federal government and an opposition MP from the north are clashing over a plan to use isolation tents and temporary shelters to deal with a possible outbreak of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities. The specialized tents measure about six by »

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics

Disagreement continues over who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en

The rail blockades may be down and the transportation network working to get back on schedule, but the dispute over the natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia that started the crisis seems to continue. The pipeline is to cross »

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

First Nations leaders in northern Canada warn of COVID-19 time bomb

It’s just a matter of time, many in the North say, before COVID-19 begins making its presence felt in a bigger way in First Nations communities. Many of the communities are isolated; those living in them–for the most part–are not. »

Environment, Health, International, Politics

Canada’s Prime Minister in self-isolation over COVID-19

Canada’s Prime Minister, JustinTrudeau, has gone into self-isolation along with his wife after her return from a trip to the UK. Upon her return she apparently began exhibiting some mild flu-like symptoms and a low fever. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau had been »

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Morneau to hand down 2020 budget on March 30th

Since winning last fall’s general election, Canada’s governing Liberals have been touting the battle they plan to wage against climate change. Indeed, as the CBC’s Aaron Wherry reported last December, the two most prominent words in Gov. Gen. Julie Payette’s »

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Society

Canada records its first death from the COVID-19 virus

Health officials in British Columbia say a man has died of the COVID-19 virus. The death at the Lynn Valley long-term care centre in North Vancouver is believed to be the first COVID-19 death in Canada. Provincial Health Officer Dr. »

Environment, Health, International

Air pollution- a silent pandemic

As the world fights a battle with the Covid-19 virus, researchers point out that deaths from air pollution constitute a lesser realised but very serious chronic threat worse than most diseases. Researchers estimate that some 8.8 million premature deaths annually »

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, The Link

The LINK Online Mar. 6,7,8, 2020

Your hosts Stephane Parent, Vincenzo Morello, Marc Montgomery (video of show at bottom) Facial recognition technology: privacy questions growing Several Canadian police forces have admitted to experimenting with facial recognition technology, but only after news investigations. Questions are arising about »