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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

Montreal decides on warmer LED lighting

The City of Montreal will replace 132,000 streetlights with 3000K LED lights, which emit a warmer glow than the lights it had planned to install. The change was in response to citizen’s concerns about the health hazards and light pollution.» 

Canadian headlines

Rideau Canal Skateway closing due to mild weather

The Rideau Canal Skateway, one of the longest in the world at 7.8 kilometres, is closing tonight due to the very mild weather. The National Capital Commission says the “temporary” closure will begin at 10 p.m. and is due to» 

Interview Sports

Baseball’s Hall of Fame welcomes Tim Raines

Tim Raines, the former Montreal Expo baseball player, thanked the fans, after hearing the news that he was finally voted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. There was jubilation in Montreal yesterday as the news travelled fast. The city’s Mayor took» 

Canadian headlines

Leonard Cohen to be honoured at Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art

Leonard Cohen, described as both “profoundly Montreal” and “totally planetary” will be the focus for Montrealers and visiting artists in a special exhibition being organized by Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) for the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations. “What we» 

Education International Interview Society

Canadian Foodgrains Bank helping to rebuild Rwanda

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is continuing its mission of helping to feed the hungry around the world. Currently there are an estimated 800 million people experiencing hunger, 70 per cent of them are small-holder farmers. In the 1970’s the work began» 

Canadian headlines Politics Society

Kevin O’Leary now in the Conservative leadership race

Kevin O’Leary made it official, the morning after the one French-language debate for the Conservative leadership candidates, he is entering the race. “You know why? I listened to you,” O’Leary, a Canadian businessman who’s success led him to a starring» 

Canadian headlines

Igloofest begins 11th edition in Montreal

Igloofest is the outdoor festival in Montreal that features the geekiest in snow suits, and the latest in electronic music. Both are necessary to keep the visitors warm. This year the weather forecast is talking about unseasonably mild temperatures, which» 

Environment Indigenous Interview

Trans Canada Trail nearing completion

The Trans Canada Trail, or ‘The Great Trail’ as it is becoming known, is getting close to finished. And finishing it, means connecting it. A gift from Canadians to Canadians! Deborah Apps is president and CEO of the Trans Canada» 

Canadian headlines

Regina snowman a family tradition

Roger Payot of Regina. Saskatchewan, took advantage of the snow and cold weather last week to build a snowman. ‘Smiley’ and weighs close to 1,000 pounds. Payot is just following his father’s example, and employing his father’s methods, using bottomless cardboard» 

Canadian headlines

Sex-harrassment suit against RCMP now a class-action

Women who endured sexual harassment during their time as employees of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have moved to the next step, after a Federal Court judge agreed two lawsuits against the police force can proceed as a class»