Highlights / skating


Update: Another international event falls victim to Covid-19

118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths. Now officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, the latest event to be cancelled because of the spreading virus is the World Figure Skating Championship set for Montreal starting next »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Global warming and economic effects of dwindling lake freezing

In 2015 a study of over 200 lakes around the world (containing a total of half the world’s freshwater supply) showed a clear warming trend. At the time, it was suggested that this is affecting drinking water quality, fish habitat, »


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 »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Kilts-winter-ice skating: Scottish-Canadians celebrate winter and heritage

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate 2018 There’s no doubt that Scots are a bonnie brae lot.  Add the Canadian experience and you increase that hardiness dramatically. That’s shown by the thousands who turn out across Canada for the annual “Great »

Arts & Entertainment, Canada 150, Highlights

Canada 150: skating out the anniversary year

This is Canada’s 150th year and with lots of events having taken place to celebrate,. One of the attractions to end this anniversary year is the creation of a skating rink on the lawn of Canada’s Parliament. Artistic rendering of »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Highlights, Internet, Science & Technology

World heritage site: Rideau Canal contaminated

It is featured in virtually every tourist promotion photo of the Canadian capital, but Ottawa’s downtown section of the Rideau Canal has a secret. Testing has revealed that the canal is contaminated with toxic waste. It now joins a list »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Book traces how rinks, arenas influenced life

Skating and hockey have been central themes in Canadian life and a new book looks at the facilities we have played in and the influence they have in urban, social and political life. Architecture on Ice: a History of the »


Montreal to spend millions to maintain skating

Climate change means warmer winters in the city of Montreal making it much more difficult to maintain outdoor skating rinks. So, the city is planning to spend $7.3 million over three years to try to make sure citizens can continue »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Chan’s return to skating competition takes a 3rd

Canadians love to watch figure skating competitions and there was extra excitement as Patrick Chan performed at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston after an 18-month break from competition. Chan finished with 94.84 points in the short program on »

Society, Sports

Hockey-loving couple gets married in arena

Many Canadians who grew up in the western province of Saskatchewan will tell you they learned how to skate almost before they learned to walk, but one couple extended that early love of skating and decided to get married in »