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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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Eclipse a partial experience for Canada

Eclipse watchers across North America are getting ready for the big experience on Monday, and hoping for clear skies. In Canada, this one will be a partial eclipse experience of varying degrees. But that’s not deterring anyone, scientific and cultural» 

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CNE, ‘The Ex’ opens tomorrow in Toronto

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) officially opens tomorrow. Canada’s largest fair, with about 1.5 million visitors last year, is more affectionately known as ‘The Ex’ as in, short for Exhibition. The All-Canadian Red Hot Burger is a nod to Canada’s 150th» 

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Calgary light conversion observed from space

Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, has undergone a transformation that has changed the night from orange to blue. After replacing 80,000 street lights with new LED bulbs the city expects to save $5 million (Cdn) a year in electricity» 

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Diamond carrot harvested 13 years later

How many carats is that diamond is the usual question, not how did that diamond get on that carrot? Mary Grams, 84, holds the carrot encircled by her long-lost engagement ring. © Iva Harberg But after 13 years, Mary Grams, now 84,» 

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B.C. wildfire season worst ever

British Columbia is in the worst season of wildfires on record The B.C. Wildfire Service confirmed the facts today. Since April 1st, it’s estimated 894,941 hectares of land has been charred across the province. Tinder dry conditions, wind and dry lightning caused» 

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Pornhub makes way for sex therapist Laurie Betito

Pornhub, the Canadian site that’s one of the largest in the world, is also one of the first to include content on sexual health. Laurie Betito, a Montreal-based psychologist with a private practice specializing in sexuality, has also been listening» 

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Grizzly bears: no more trophy hunting after Nov. 30

Grizzly bears will no longer be hunted for “trophies” after November 30th in British Columbia. The New Democratic Party, the new government in the province, made the announcement yesterday. “It is time,” said Doug Donaldson, the provincial minister of Natural» 

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Ontario families: falling standard of living

Ontario has become a place where the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer. These are the findings of a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)  a left-leaning economic think tank. At one time» 

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Cricket brings out women in Saskatchewan

Cricket is a big hit in Saskatchewan, with the help of CBC. The Titans Divas team grew from 21 women players. to 37. in the 10 days following a story about them was published. “Almost too much to handle” Salman» 

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Daisy Peterson Sweeney dies at 97

Daisy Peterson Sweeney died on Friday August 11th, at the age of 97. The much-loved and admired piano teacher taught some of Canada’s jazz-greats, including her younger brother Oscar Peterson, and neighbour, Oliver Jones, among hundreds of others “They all»