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Carmel Kilkenny
Carmel Kilkenny
Carmel Kilkenny grew up in Toronto and worked in the “star maker machinery behind the popular song” as Joni Mitchell put it best. A variety of positions in the management companies of Canadian band SAGA and Long John Baldry, were both a joy and an education. A year living in Paris, France provided the time and opportunity to study the language, and experience the culture. It also provided a base to visit other European destinations. Now Carmel makes her home in Montreal, Quebec. Following a degree in Communication Studies and Journalism, Carmel anchored Quebec’s late-night TV newscast, worked in radio, locally and on RCI’s short-waves, and spent some time sharing the daily forecast on a network of radio stations across Canada as a weather specialist. These days, as a freelance writer-broadcaster, she is lending her voice and writing skills to a number of projects and continuing to share great Canadian stories on Radio Canada International’s website.

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The LINK Online, Sat. 25 June, 2016

Hosts this week are Carmel Kilkenny and Levon Sevunts. © OCASI Immigrant groups and the city of Toronto launched a poster and social media campaign to address racism in its many forms: xenophobia, Islamophhobia and general anti-immigrant sentiment. Before, and since» 

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Mount Polley mine reopens after toxic spill

The gold and copper mine, known as the Mount Polley, in the interior of British Columbia, will reopen nearly two years after its tailings pond collapsed, causing an environmental disaster. An aerial view of the toxic slurry in the nearby» 

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Quebec holiday – Fete St. Jean

Quebec’s provincial and cultural holiday weekend begins with St-Jean-Baptise Day on the 24th of June. It’s a way of celebrating the arrival of summer, and the occasion to highlight and celebrate French Canadian culture. Apparently inspired by Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration» 

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Coffee correction: only a carcinogen if very hot!

Coffee is one of the simple pleasures of life for many of us. And it is a booming business in North America, with the proliferation of cafes and coffee franchises over the last 20 years, attesting to its popularity. So» 

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Pit bull ban in the works in Quebec

Pit bull dogs are in the spotlight in Quebec following the death of a Montreal woman last week. Christianne Vadnais, 55, was found dead in her back yard after an attack by the neighbour’s pitbull dog, according to a witness» 

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Skateboarders in Montreal for AGP event

Skateboarders from around the world are arriving in Montreal to compete this weekend in the annual Empire AGP – “Am Getting Paid” event. It brings together the best in amateur skateboard talent. Montreal’s Le Taz skatepark is the venue for the» 

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Gordie Howe visitation in Detroit’s Joe Louis arena

Gordie Howe, one of the last of the original hockey legends, is in Detroit for a visitation that is drawing fans from far and wide. Wayne Gretzky was one of the first to arrive this morning. Gordie Howe statue, surrounded» 

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Dental tourism growing: Quebec Order of Dentists

The president of the Quebec Order of Dentists is warning people that dental tourism can have hidden costs and lasting consequences.  Barry Dolman, says countries, such as Cuba, don’t meet the International Society of Dental Regulators’ standards. He says in» 

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Brooke Henderson’s golf victory rivets Canadians

Brooke Henderson made history Sunday, winning the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship near Seattle, Washington in the United States The victory puts the 18 year-old Canadian in the international spotlight. Jim Thompson, chief sport officer for Golf Canada, the organization that oversees the» 

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Muhammad Ali buried with Canadian contribution

When Muhammad Ali was buried on Friday, there was a humble Canadian contribution to the funeral. In keeping with Islamic tradition, the man known as “the Greatest” chose a simple garment made by two Canadian brothers, in which to be»