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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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Is Black History Month necessary?

Black History Month has only been an official celebration during the month of February since 1995 in Canada. As a result, a first generation of young Canadians has grown up with a greater knowledge of the contribution of many black» 

Canadian headlines

Order of Canada anniversary book of stories

The Order of Canada is honouring its fiftieth anniversary this year with a book featuring profiles of some of the recipients over these last five decades .They Desire a Better Country: The Order of Canada in 50 Stories was released today, in» 

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Long holiday weekend in almost half of Canada

Family Day is this coming Monday in some provinces giving many Canadians a much-needed long holiday weekend. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario will celebrate Family Day this upcoming third Monday in February. In Manitoba they have the holiday Monday but it’s» 

History Immigration & Refuge Interview Society

Black Rock monument restoration plan in Montreal

The Black Rock monument in Montreal was laid in 1860. And over the years it has remained in the hearts and minds of the decsendants of Irish immigrants to Montreal and elsewhere in Canada Black Rock, the monumental stone being» 

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Pierre Karl Péladeau returns to the helm of Quebecor

Pierre Karl Péladeau will again run the media conglomerate Quebecor Prior to his brief foray into politics, Pierre Karl Péladeau, 55, served as president and CEO of the Quebec-based company, founded by his father Pierre, from 1999 to 2013. The company announced today» 

Arts and Entertainment Immigration & Refuge International Interview

Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury releases solo album

Arcade Fire will be releasing a new album and heading out on a summer tour of Europe, but before that, the band’s guitarist Tim Kingsbury, has a solo project, and an east-coast tour to promote it. ‘Yeah You, and I’» 

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Genie Bouchard: the swimsuit edititon

Genie Bouchard is in the headlines again but it’s not for her game. The Canadian tennis star is featured Sports Illustrated‘s annual swimsuit edition. “OMG… so honored to be in SISwim, Bouchard tweeted yesterday.” “It’s going great. He’s normal!” Bouchard» 

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Waneek Horn-Miller’s mission with MMIW Inquiry

Waneek Horn-Miller, the former Olympian has a new challenge now, playing a key role in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Her position as director of community engagement was announced at the inquiry’s first news» 

Education Immigration & Refuge International Interview Science and Technology Society

Montreal ‘Best City in the World for Students’

Montreal is now rated ‘The Best City in the World for Students’, beating out Paris and London for the first time. This according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts. Montreal came out on top of Paris, which held» 

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Pink tax protest: Montreal woman going to court

The Pink Tax, as it’s known, is the extra money women pay for products and toiletries similar to those men buy. Montrealer Aviva Maxwell is the plaintiff in a motion filed in Quebec Superior Court yesterday. Maxwell wants it to»