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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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Shania Twain touring eastern Canada

Shania Twain might be home for Canada Day this year. The girl who grew up in northern Ontario is currently on her 2018 ‘Now Tour’, and will be leading the sing-a-longs in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City next week. At» 

Arts and Entertainment Environment International Interview

Mosaiculture: back by popular demand

Mosaiculture, the horticultural wonder that was such a hit last summer, is opening today in the same location across the river from the parliament buildings in Ottawa. Last summer, Mosaiculture was first created to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian» 

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Unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 21 years

Unemployment in Canada was a problem for fewer people in April this year, according to figures released by Statistics Canada. The federal agency said the rate was the lowest it’s been in 21 years. 453,100 people were receiving the wage» 

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Indigenous People’s Day: more observances across Canada

National Indigenous People’s Day began in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, with a Sunrise Ceremony. At 5:30 am, people gathered in Nathan Philips Square, in front of Toronto’s iconic City Hall. Native elder, Garry Sault, led the ceremony and Mayor John» 

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Forest fires begin with lightning strikes in B.C

Forest fires were started yesterday in over a hundred areas in west-coast British Columbia. Lightening strikes were the source of the fires, following a record-breaking heat wave. Temperatures in some parts of the province were near 40 C. Records were» 

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Boycott of American and Trump products underway

Boycotts of American products have been encouraged across Canada over the last week. On Twitter it has taken shape with the hashtag #BoycottUSProducts. Many Canadians became incensed by the treatment of Prime Minister Trudeau in the wake of the recent» 

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Krystaal back in Saskatchewan, performing

Krystaal is the popular trio who sing Christian gospet music to packed venues around the world, Michel, Fabian, and Aliston Lwambas are three brothers, born into a wealthy family in the Democratic Republic of Congo, then known as Zaire. Healing &» 

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Cannabis law approved: legal October 17, 2018

Cannabis consumption will be legal in Canada on October 17th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this afternoon. Canada’s upper chamber, the Senate, approved Bill C-45, last night by a vote of 52-29 vote with two abstentions. The proposed bill had gone» 

Economy International Internet, Science and Technology Interview

Digital divide in Canada, reason for concern

Digital literacy is an increasing priority these days as the economies of the future depend on a basic level of skills and comfort in the digital realm. Canada has a very digitally savy population in those over 30, according to» 

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Swoop takes to the skies tomorrow

Swoop, WestJet Airlines‘ new discount carrier will start service tomorrow with a maiden flight from Hamilton, Ontario to Abbotsford, British Columbia. It’s the second discount carrier in Canada, with a third expected to debut sometime this year. Stephen Greenway is»