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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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The LINK Online Sun. June 18, 2017

The LINK Online © iStock CANADIAN CHILDREN NOT DOING SO WELL UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, issues an annual report on how countries are doing when it comes to the welfare of their children and youth. This year it revealed that» 

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Fathers and their evolving role in Canada

Fathers are being celebrated across Canada this weekend, as they are in many other countries in the world. In Canada the role and the experience of fatherhood has changed a great deal over the last couple of decades. “new dads» 

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Canada 150 Mi’Kma’Ki 13,000 in Nova Scotia

Canada 150, the celebration of this country’s sesquicentennial anniversary of confederating, is being eclipsed by the indigenous experience in Nova Scotia. Just Us!, the coffee shop in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia put up the statement on the sign, to the» 

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Bloomsday in Canada

Bloomsday Montreal, now in its sixth edition, is happy to tout its status as the largest celebration outside of Dublin, Ireland. Joyce’s notes in ‘Ulysses’ Dublin is the scene of Leopold Bloom’s epic journey on June 16th 1904, as recounted» 

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Algonquin College failed in Saudi Arabia

Algonquin College‘s foray into Saudi Arabia did not end well. Algonquin College in Ottawa © algonquincollege.com The Ottawa-based public post-secondary school was anticipating revenues of $100 million dollars when it first set up the men only trade school in Jazan, Saudi» 

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Broadband tax rejected, cell phone charges reduced

Broadband and internet services in Canada, like cell phone services are among the most expensive in the world. And today, a parliamentary committee’s recommendation that new taxes be applied to broadband service, was immediately rejected by the Prime Minister during» 

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Kelly Knight Craft: U.S. ambassador to Canada

Kelly Knight Craft is the choice of the White House to be the new US ambassador to Canada. The position has been vacant for 6 months since Bruce Heyman resigned from it in January. “I think it’s an inspired choice» 

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Five new indigenous radio stations announced

Indigenous communities in the major urban centres across Canada are getting their own radio stations the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission, (CRTC) announced today. Vancouver skyline at sunrise. © CP/Albert Normandin The new stations will serve audiences in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa» 

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Plastic bag forest: provincial ban movement in Newfoundland

Sheilagh O’Leary spent last Sunday with about 300 volunteers, picking up and cleaning up an area of St. John’s that’s littered with garbage and plastic bags. And once again, O’Leary, a city councillor who describes the bags as “the bane» 

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Polaris Prize 2017 long list released

The Polaris Prize long list was released today and A Tribe Called Red was number one, but that’s because it is in alphabetical order. Drake performing on stage in Toronto, Oct. 8, 2016 © AP/Arthur Mola The Polaris Prize is Canada’s»