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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

Bye Bye Bixis

Bixis, the public bikes in Montreal, are going into storage for the winter. Today was the last day to hop on a bike that has been the model for so many other programs around the world. Bérengère Thériault, a spokeswoman» 

Canadian headlines

Nova Scotia Christmas Tree on the way to Boston

Nova Scotia is sending a Christmas tree to Boston, as it has every year since 1971, but this year for the first time, it has a little farther to travel. It was harvested in the northern tip of the province,» 

Economy Environment History Indigenous Interview

Dakota access pipeline protest ongoing in Kahnawake

Kahnawake, the Mohawk community across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal, has been the scene of a vigil in support of the pipeline protests in North Dakota for over two weeks now. “Water is our first medicine” Blair Dearhouse, spoke» 

Canadian headlines History International Politics

Margaret Atwood addressed US campaign at LEAF gala

Margaret Atwood addressed the annual “Persons Day” gathering in Toronto on October 19th, 2016. The occasion commemorates the British Privy Council ruling in which women were to be considered persons under the law, and therefore eligible to sit in the» 

Canadian headlines

Sealskin poppies for Aboriginal veterans

Poppies are being worn by many Canadians these days as we move toward Remembrance Day, November 11th, a statutory holiday in Canada. In Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Indigenous students at the high school there created special poppies to honour the» 

Economy History International Interview Politics Society

Trump victory and Canadian snowbirds

Donald Trump‘s victory, described by some today as “shocking” and “stunning” is what Louis St. Laurent II was looking forward to. Mr. St. Laurent is President and co-editor of Le Soleil de la Floride, the largest Florida-based newspaper for Canadian Snowbirds.» 

Education Health International Lifestyle Society The Link

The LINK Online, Sun., Nov. 6, 2016

The LINK Online this week features Carmel Kilkenny, Lynn Desjardins and Levon Sevunts. Radio-Canada journalists said they too had their mobile phones tracked by police, adding to the scandal over surveillance and press freedom. © Radio-Canada Lynn Desjardins looked into the» 

Canadian headlines International Military Society

Tree-planting along the Highway of Heroes

The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute is its official title, and this year marks its first anniversary. The idea came from a group of tree-lovers, who had witnessed the spontaneous tributes that developed along Highway 401, during Canada’s involvement in» 

Canadian headlines Economy Immigration & Refuge International Science and Technology

Border post in automated experiment

The border crossing at Morses Line is a tiny operation that’s gone high tech to handle the traffic in slow periods. Described as a “sleepy border crossing” with fewer than 60 vehicles a day, there was a proposal at one» 

Canadian headlines History Society

Hallowe’en tricks and treats tonight

Hallowe’en, the second most lucrative holiday in Canada after Christmas is in full swing today. Children across the country arrived at many schools dressed up as Batman and and Batgirl, Spiderman and scary cheerleaders, to name a few costumes. Two»