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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.

Canadian headlines Politics

Jim Prentice died in a small-plane crash in British Columbia

Jim Prentice, the former premier of Alberta, and a valued cabinet minister in former Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s Conservative government, died last night in a plane crash. Prentice was one of four passengers aboard the twin-engine Cessna Citation that took» 

Canadian headlines Economy History Society

Montreal metro celebrates 50th anniversary

Montreal’s metro system opened 50 years ago today. According to Matthew McLauchlan, Montreal was the 26th city in the world to inaugurate an underground transportation system, but one of the first western locations to include artistic design. “We’ve made the» 

Economy Education Interview Lifestyle Society

Best cities for Canadian women: 2016

The best city for Canadian women is Victoria, British Columbia, for the second year in a row. This according to a study by the Centre for Policy Alternatives. Iglika Ivanova, a senior economist with the Centre, says Victoria, is the» 

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Gretzky book, ’99: Stories of the Game’, coming soon

Wayne Gretzky is a hero to many in Canada. The NHL hockey star has 60 league records, which still stand, 18 years after his retirement. He spent 20 seasons on the ice between 1979 and 1999, winning 4 Stanley Cups Known as the “Great One”,» 

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Haiti in crisis following Hurricane Matthew

Haiti is in crisis in the wake of Hurricane Matthew which ravaged the island 6 days ago. Over 1,000 people died and several hundred thousand are now in dire straits facing a growing cholera outbreak. Tens of thousands of homes» 

Interview Lifestyle Society

Thanksgiving Holiday a welcome break

Thanksgiving Day, today, is a national holiday across most of Canada. The second Monday of October has been an official holiday for many Canadians since 1957. In south eastern Canada it coincides with the peak of the autumn colours, with» 

Education Interview Lifestyle Science and Technology Society

Dance as good as music or better for brain functioning: study

Researchers in Concordia University’s Psychology Department have shown dance, as well as music, has a powerful effect on the brain, but in a very different way. Chiara Giacusa, a PhD candidate and the study’s lead author, said the study originated in» 

Canadian headlines

Charles Taylor awarded inaugural Berggruen Prize

Charles Taylor, is the first recipient of the Berggruen Prize. The 84 year-old McGill University professor emeritus will receive $1 million (US) from the California-based institute, which has a mission “to develop foundational ideas” to help shape the political and social» 

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Snow in Manitoba in autumn

Winter is beginning early in northern Manitoba this year. While most Canadians are still raking leaves, people in the north west of the province were shovelling snow. In Flin Flon, the two elementary schools and the high school were closed» 

Education Interview Society

RCMP sexual harassment settlement: hush money or progress?

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson issued an emotional apology to the former female employees, and the women still working in Canada’s national police force yesterday. “We hurt you. For that I am truly sorry”, Paulson said at at the televised press»