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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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Make it Awkward campaign against racism growing in Alberta

Make it Awkward was how Jesse Lispcombe responded to a racist incident on the streets of Edmonton, Alberta, on August 31st. Since then, his reaction has caught on, and it’s shaking Canadians out of the illusion that racism is not an ugly» 

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Rush gets Key to Toronto

Rush, the Canadian band behind the international hits like Tom Sawyer, Closer to the Heart and YYZ, will be given a key to the city of Toronto, Mayor John Tory announced Thursday. Tory will present the key to band members» 

Canadian headlines

GM and Unifor contract talks not going well

GM and Unifor, the Canadian union representing GM’s workers in Oshawa and St. Catherine’s, Ontario, are negotiating a new labour agreement in advance of a September 19th strike deadline. And it is not looking good. Gerry Dias, the head of Unifor wants» 

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Pedophile Graham James released on full parole

Graham James, a convicted pedophile who was on day parole for the last eight months in the Montreal region, was granted full parole yesteday. The parole board cited the progress James made during this time, and that he has shown» 

Canadian headlines

Kevin Garratt home after 2014 detention in China

Kevin Garratt is home, on Canadian soil, after more than two years of detention in China. Chinese authorities had detained Kevin and his wife Julia, in August of 2014. Garratt was indicted by prosecutors in Dandong, a city on the North» 

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Ungava Gin: apologies for cultural appropriation and insensitivity

Ungava Gin, named for the region in northeastern Quebec, issued an apology yesterday, following the objections of many people to the company’s branding and marketing. Stephen Puskas, a young Inuk originally from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories who now makes his home in» 

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Prayer replaced by ‘Mindful Moment’ in Saskatchewan

The sound of the Lord’s Prayer recited over the public address system at the start of each day, has now been replaced with a silence that allows students what’s described as a “Mindful Moment”. The change took place this new» 

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Ocean Frontier Institute established on east coast

The Ocean Frontier Institute is the newly created entity combining the marine knowledge and expertise at the University of Prince Edward Island, Memorial University in Newfoundland and Dalhousie Unversity in Nova Scotia. “Climate change is very much ocean change. The» 

Canadian headlines

Raul Castro meets Quebec Premier Couillard

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard ended a two-day visit to Cuba yesterday on a high note, following a surprise meeting with President Raul Castro. The meeting was not part of the premier’s itinerary. Couillard is the first Quebec premier to make an official» 

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W. Galen Weston steps down

Changes at the top of Loblaws. and the company that owns Selfridges, Holt Renfrew, Brown Thomas in Ireland and de Bijenkorf in the Netherlands. W. Galen Weston stepped down, making way for son Galen G. Weston to take the reins at»