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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

Jennifer Welsh to deliver CBC Massey lectures

Jennifer Welsh, a former United Nations adviser, will deliver the 2016 CBC Massey Lecture Series. Titled, The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century, Welsh will explore the themes of war, terrorism, inequality and mass migration and look» 

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The Tragically Hip final tour

The Tragically Hip came together as a band in 1984. They toured the country east to west and north so often, they became known as “Canada’s band.” So many of their fans met them in the bars of their towns» 

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Prince William and the Duchess to vist this fall

The Royals are coming, again. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are returning to Canada this fall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting the western Canada in British Columbia and Yukon during their second visit here.» 

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B.C. introduces real estate tax on foreign purchases in Vancouver

Vancouver’s overheated real estate market is the target of the British Columbia government’s new legislation adding a 15 per cent property transfer tax for foreign nationals buying real estate in the western city. Mike de Jong, the provinces finance minister announced» 

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World Social Forum to focus on nuclear disarmament

The World Social Forum will be taking place in Montreal from August 9th to the 14th. The 12th edition is happening in a northern country for the first time, and nuclear disarmament will be one of the key issues in» 

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Law Society expressing grave concern over actions in Turkey

The Law Society of Upper Canada is urging the government of Turkey to comply with its obligations under international human rights laws. It is reported that 2,754 judges and prosecutors have been suspended by the Turkish High Council of Judges and» 

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Taste of Edmonton: largest food festival still growing

The “Taste of Edmonton” began in 1984 with 16 vendors sharing their fare. Now, in it’s 32nd year, the festival of food has become the largest in Canada. ‘I’m addicted to it. I do it for 10 days. I’m here» 

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Ursula Franklin dead at 94

Ursula Franklin, the German-Canadian scientist, pioneer in academia and social activist died on Friday at the age of 94 Franklin came to Canada in 1949 after receiving the Lady Davis Fellowship. She arrived at the University of Toronto as a post-doctoral fellow,» 

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Polyglot Symposium brings language lovers to Montreal

The Polyglot Symposium underway in Montreal this weekend is the first for Georges Awaad. The 17 year-old just graduated high school and with a facility in 16 languages, he is looking forward to a career in diplomacy. Already his gift for languages» 

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Pokemon Go, for better and worse

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Professor Nicholas Graham, a computing expert at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, says the response has been in the many millions, and one of the fastest in gaming history. Professor Graham’s research focuses on the technology»