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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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Syrian air strikes raise the stakes for the west

Syrian air strikes early Saturday morning were not a surprise to Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau. “We were apprised in advance of the operation,” Trudeau told reporters at the end of his three-day visit to Peru, that included the 8th Summit of» 

Canadian headlines Economy Health International

Cuba’s Canadian embassy post “unaccompanied” now

Cuba’s Canadian embassy in Havana, is now officially an ‘unaccompanied post’, Global Affairs Canada announced today. This follows the mysterious illnesses and ailments that Canadian and American delegations complained of, in the fall of  2017. “A new type of a» 

Canadian headlines International Society

Royal Fascinator: CBC wedding coverage

‘The Royal Fascinator’ is the weekly newsletter the CBC is making available for Royal watchers and fans of Meghan Markle. With just over a month to go until the royal wedding in Britain, the countdown is on. “Hats, please, for» 

Canadian headlines

Alysha Newman goes Gold in Commonwealth Games

Alysha Newman was ecstatic with her record-setting performance at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia today. Tying her personal best, the 23 year-old from London, Ontario took the gold medal in pole vault, one of the 14 medals Canada won» 

Environment Health Immigration & Refugees International The Link

The LINK On-line, April 13-14-15, 2018

Your hosts this week are Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts, Marie-Claude Simard and Carmel Kilkenny.  (Video of show at bottom of page) Humboltd, Saskatchewan has been in the national spotlight for the last week, following the tragic accident there. A transport» 

Canadian headlines Internet, Science and Technology Society

Cafe culture clash: lap-top free zones

Cafe culture in Montreal has thrived for decades. From the big chains that have grown in popularity to the local independent neighbourhood haunts, Montrealers, like many people across Canada, love their coffee. “More like a library vibe” But the wifi-zones» 

Canadian headlines

Bill Cosby’s retrial beginning in Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby, the American comedian, who fell from grace with many other talented men in the entertainment industry in 2017, is facing a retrial in the charges brought against him by a Canadian woman. He is charged with drugging and» 

Canadian headlines Environment International Internet, Science and Technology

Chinese space station burns up over South Pacific Ocean

Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, fell through the atmosphere and burned up over the South Pacific Ocean this morning, near Tahiti. The Chinese space authority said the “vast majority” of the carrier burned up on re-entry, at about 8:15 a.m. Beijing time.» 

Environment Interview

Sucrerie de la Montagne: a spring tradition

Surcrerie de la Montagne had one of its biggest days yesterday, Easter Sunday. “I had a dream of keeping these traditions alive.” Pierre Faucher and his team welcomed over 2000 guests to feast on eggs and ham and sausage and» 

Immigration & Refugees International Interview Politics Society

Roxham: a virtual experience of Canada’s asylum seekers

Roxham is the new virtual reality exhibit on now at Montreal’s Phi Centre, and available on the National Film Board’s website. Michel Huneault, the creator of Roxham, is a documentary photographer and digital artist. Just over a year ago, he»