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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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Jeanne Beker among 2016 inductees on Canada’s Walk of Fame

Jeanne Beker is being honoured with a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. The fashion designer and TV personality was the woman at the helm of ‘Fashion Television’. The show, that brought us the designers, the catwalks and the behind-the-scenes» 

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Islamaphobia guide ready for educators this fall

Islamaphobia is a growing problem in Canada. According to Statistics Canada‘s police reports of hate crimes, there was a doubling of attacks against Muslims between 2012 and 2014. The encounters varied from verbal harassment to physical harassment and the vandalism of» 

Canadian headlines International Politics Society

Stephen Harper resigns his seat

Stephen Harper, the former Prime Minister of Canada, resigned his seat in Parliament today. In a recorded message on his facebook page, Stephen Harper thanked his MP’s, and listed the Conservative government’s accomplishments, after almost 10 years in power. The» 

Canadian headlines Economy International Society

Bumper wheat crop not necessarily a blessing

The wheat harvest of 2016 is said to be one of the best in 25 years. But it’s not all good news. Farmers are again concerned about moving their product on railway lines that have in the past, been too» 

Canadian headlines

Italian Canadians fundraising for earthquake aftermath

Italian Canadians are networking again, to collect money to send to the country to aid in the aftermath of yesterday’s earthquake. The 6.2 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Three towns in central Italy were leveled. “Long and ugly” The quake» 

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Anticosti pursuing UNESCO designation while oil drilling to begin soon

The island of Anticosti, in Gulf of the St. Lawrence, will be one of ten sites in Canada suggested for UNESCO World Heritage status. The Canadian government, through Parks Canada, will champion 10 applications to the United Nations body for» 

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Buble’s back with an album, a movie and a scent

Michael Buble is back with a couple of goodies to share. His new album, ‘Nobody But Me’ will be available on October 21st, 2016. His ninth studio album, it will feature his versions of tunes such as the Beach Boys» 

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Organ transplant awareness bike trip across Canada

Eileen Zheng‘s mother taught her to ride a bike, among the many other gifts during her upbringing. So when her mother’s kidney condition became really grave, Eileen offered one of hers, for the second time. This time her mother accepted.» 

Canadian headlines Health Lifestyle Society

Zoltan Sarosy celebrates chess on his 110th birthday

Zoltan Sarosy received birthday greetings from the Mayor of Toronto, the Premier of Ontario and the Prime Minister for his birthday yesterday. The former chess master turned 110, and according to the Gerontology Research Group, he is the oldest man» 

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Chef going to Rio for Paralympics, and to feed the hungry

Antonio Park, a popular Montreal chef, is going to Rio next month to work wonders with leftovers. Park is the man behind Westmount’s eponymous, Park, and Lavanderia restaurants. “So I’m a Korean Montrealer who grew up in Asunción, Buenos Aires,»