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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

Arctic weather on the way

The last mild spell of the autumn is underway in eastern Canada, and people have been advised to make the most of it. Teddy, a Shetland pony, walked through a snowy pasture as snow falls near Cremona, Alberta on Nov.» 

Education Immigration & Refuge International Interview

LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture: Citizenship for sale?

The 15th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, sponsored by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, took place in Toronto on September 25th, but this year’s edition expanded the lecture format. The lecture is named in honour of Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin, two giants of» 

Canadian headlines International Sports

Toronto FC going for Major League Soccer Cup

Toronto FC, the team known to play soccer in Canada, but football around much of the rest of the world, will play for the Major League Soccer championship. Columbus Crew forward Adam Jahn, front left, throws himself at the ball» 

Economy Education International Interview Science and Technology

ICAO: future of aviation summit

ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organisation, based in Montreal, hosted a summit on Monday and Tuesday that was a first for the UN agency. The ‘Next Generation of Aviation Professionals Summit’, brought together more than five hundred delegates from 85 countries» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines International

‘Come From Away’ nominated for Grammy

‘Come From Away‘, the Canadian musical that’s become a major hit on New York City’s Broadway, has another honour to add to its collection. It is now nominated for an American Grammy Award for best musical theatre album. “There’s been a» 

Canadian headlines History International Society

Christmas tree caution goes viral

Christmas trees are going up in all their glory in many places around the world these days. And this week the police department in the Canadian city of Sudbury, Ontario, took notice of their colleagues in Sudbury, Massachusetts, in warning» 

Immigration & Refuge International Interview Politics

Saudi Arabian purge and Yemeni blockade, frightening turn of events

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman is the self-appointed head of the newly-formed Saudi Anti-corruption Committee. It is holding 201 powerful individuals, including 11 princes, captive in luxury hotels, including the Ritz-Calton in Riyadh. With the blessing of his» 

Canadian headlines Environment Society

First snow coming to southern Canada

Snow, or the first “measurable snow” will be making its debut in southern Ontario and Quebec tomorrow and continue over the maritime provinces through the weekend. A person makes their way to a streetcar as snow flies through the air» 

Canadian headlines Economy Politics Society Work & Labour

Parental Leave extended in time, not money

Parental leave from the workplace, following the birth or adoption of a new child, is being extended in Canada, from 12 months to 18. The extension however, is one of time, not money, and only at the federal level. In» 

Economy Interview Society

Chase the Ace and the winners in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Chase the Ace is a fundraising endeavour that’s grown in popularity in Canada. Now, following the extraordinary outcome for a tiny church in Newfoundland, more organisations may soon be making it even more popular. St. Kevin’s Catholic Church took in»