Carmel Kilkenny
Carmel Kilkenny
Carmel Kilkenny grew up in Toronto as it was in the early stages of becoming the "most multi-cultural city" in the world. 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 daily forecasts 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.

Environment, Politics

Millenial vote a major factor in Canada’s next election

Millenials, those young people born between 1980 and 2000, are part of the largest segment eligible to vote in the upcoming federal election in October. The youth vote, which surged from 41 percent of those eligible to cast a ballot,» 

Céline Dion joins the R. Kelly backlash

Céline Dion is joining the backlash against R. Kelly, the American R&B singer, who is featured in the recent documentary series called, Surviving R. Kelly. The series premiered at the beginning of January and follows years of Kelly’s alleged abuse and» 

Environment, Society

Messages in Bottles: Magdalen Islands man has over 100

Messages in bottles became the hobby of Jean-Guy Poirier who now has 104 in his collection. It all began in 2004 during a walk on one of the beaches on the Madgalen Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. “After I» 

My favourite story of 2018: the bridge from space

Confederation Bridge, the fixed link to Canada’s tiny island province of Prince Edward Island, is the only human-made creation that astronauts can see from the International Space Station (ISS). “I’ve had the chance to see P.E.I. from space” This is» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International

Debbie Travis’ latest book: Design Your Next Chapter

Debbie Travis, the serial TV host and entrepreneur, has a new book out, sharing her insights and experience in personal transformation, as well as several other people’s amazing stories. When I spoke to her during the week before Christmas, she» 

Trade troubles dominate 2018 in Canada

Trade has been one of the dominant foreign affairs issues for Canada this year, and the situation has deteriorated significantly as we enter the new year. The arrest and detention of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei CFO, in Vancouver, at the request» 

Bryan Adams new album in 2019

Bryan Adams, the Canadian rocker, is finishing up his world tour with some dates in eastern Canada in the new year, including a stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 23, and Montreal on the 26th. And his fierce fans» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health

Dr. Clown: bringing comfort and joy to children

Dr. Clown, or the Dr. Clown Foundation, is the group of therapeutic clowns bringing comfort and joy, and sometimes more importantly, distraction, to little children in hospital settings. One of the founders of the group, Melissa Holland says she was» 

Arts and Entertainment

Living Hyphen: the new magazine launched this year

Living Hypen is a phrase that may resonate with many of us Canadians these days, that hyphenated identity that bridges the past with the present, and the future. Justine Abigail Yu, the self-described Filpino-Canadian behind the magazine, said the title came» 

Health, Society

Canada: Becoming a Senior Society

HOW OLD? Canada, like all G7 countries, is an ageing society. With a population of almost 38 million people, the the median age here is now 40. Of the G7 countries, however, we’re still one of the youngest. But by»