Highlights / 2018)


Record number of tourists visit Canada in 2018

A record 21.3 million travellers came to Canada in 2018, reports Destination Canada, a national marketing organization. The tourism sector accounts for 745,300 jobs and contributes an estimated $102.5 billion dollars. Many travellers come from the United States, but this »

International, Society

Top baby names, Canada, in 2018

The count is in an the top baby names in Canada last year have been released. According to the site “Baby Centre”, short names have become very popular for girls last year, while for boys, a lot of popular names »

The Link

The LINK Online Dec 21-22-23, 2018

As we prepare to pause for the Christmas holidays, your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) More Canadians arrested in China Another Canadian is reported to be under arrest in China, although this »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Extreme weather ‘clearly linked’ to climate change: government

The government of Canada has issued a list of top ten weather stories of 2018 adding that Canadians continue to experience more and more extreme weather that scientists clearly link to climate change. ‘What’s different…is intensity, duration, frequency’ “What we »

International, Society

More journalists killed in 2018

The number of journalists killed for the work they do nearly doubled this year, according the the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. At least 53 journalists were killed somewhere in the world between January 1 and December 15, 2018. »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Olympic gold again for skaters Moir and Virtue

Canadians at home and at gatherings across the country went wild when figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made history by capturing their fifth Olympic medal, this one their second gold at the Pyeongchang Games. Their winning ice dance »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Oscar nominations include several Canadians

Several Canadians are among the nominees for an Academy Award. The Motion Picture Academy announced that Christopher Plummer was nominated for his supporting role in “All The Money In The World.” Plummer was a stand-in for Kevin Spacey who faces »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Beverage group says study on energy drinks not accurate

The study, co-authored by David Hammond, professor at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, finds that half of young people who have consumed energy drinks have experienced health effects that are negative–ranging from »