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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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Indigenous Games in Toronto in July

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will take place from July 16 to the 23 in Toronto this year, with the spirit of reconciliation a featured theme. Hannah Morningstar is an athlete and Team 88 ambassador for the 2017 North American» 

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Iceberg season spectacular in Newfoundland

Icebergs are a growing tourist attraction in Newfoundland and this year the season is beginning with some amazing sights. The Ferryland iceberg measures about 46 metres in height, according to Don Costello. Here a helicopter provides a context for the» 

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Housing summit in Toronto finds no simple answers

Housing in Toronto, Canada’s largest city, has been soaring in price for years now, but the recent news that an average home can cost almost a million dollars, and more than 12 times the average household’s gross annual income, had» 

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Patrick Lehman pens tunes for Montreal’s ‘Girls Unite’

Patrick Lehman was aptly described by the CBC, as “Canada’s best-kept Soul secret!”  But he’s not such a secret anymore. Patrick Lehman was nominated for a Juno Award last year in the same category as The Weeknd. This time last year,» 

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TRC Calls to Action embroidered on Canadian flags

Helene Vosters, an artist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is working on embroidering the 94 Calls to Action that came out of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, on Canadian flags. It will take 58 to complete. “It’s a wounding that has happened to» 

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Marijuana early use can increase negative effects

Marijuana use is undergoing great changes in Canada these days. More people are accessing it for therapeutic reasons for a wide variety of conditions, and it is regulated and distributed for these purposes. The Liberal government was elected in 2015» 

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VIA Rail’s 150th offer to youth limited and sold out

VIA Rail‘s system crashed on Tuesday evening this week after the announcement of an  “Unlimited Youth Pass” to travel Canada for $150 (Cdn) during the month of July. VIA Rail limited its offer to young Canadians, and now the passes» 

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Patrick Chan 3rd at World Skating Championships

Patrick Chan, Canada’s two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time World Champion figure skater, had a great performance in the men’s short program today in Finland. Patrick Chan reacting after skating his short program at the World figure skating championships in» 

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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival begins

The Cherry Blossom Festival gets underway in Vancouver today. The weather is cooperating with a balmy 12 degrees celsius under mostly sunny skies. A young skateboarder soars under the blossoms in downtown Vancouver in April 2011 © CP/Darryl Dyck The blossoms have» 

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VIA Rail’s 150th offer to youth crashed system

VIA Rail, the government supported company that takes passengers to destinations all over, issued an invitation to Canadian youth to travel the country in July for only $150 (Cdn). This was the company’s contribution to the celebration of this 150th anniversary»