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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.

Michael Moore’s Trump doc to debut at TIFF

Michael Moore’s much-anticipated new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9 will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, (TIFF) opening the documentary program on September 6th. Michael Moore, provocative as always, makes the claim that Donald Trump is the last president of the» 

Little League Championship series includes a no-hitter

Little League Championship baseball, the Canadian tournament underway in Mirabel, Quebec is down to the semi-finals today, but one of the high points this week was the no-hitter pitched by Toronto player Roman Figueroa. “I pitched really well, I was just» 

Economy, Environment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

The LINK Online August 10, 11, 12, 2018

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Carmel Kilkenny sitting in for Marc Montgomery. RCI – The Link Posted by Radio Canada International on Friday, August 10, 2018 SAUDI ARABIA TAKES DRAMATIC ACTION FOLLOWING CANADIAN TWEET The diplomatic» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Victoria City Council votes to remove prime minister’s statue

Victoria, the capital city of the west-coast province of British Columbia, is the setting for a controverial change, in removing the statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, from the entrance to City Hall. Victoria City councillors passed a» 

The Hajj getting complicated for Canadian Muslim pilgrims

The hajj is becoming more complicated for Canadian Muslims setting out on the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Direct flights on the kingdom’s national carrier, Saudia, between Toronto and Jeddah, as well as the route from Toronto to Riyadh,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Rogers Cup Tennis: just one Canadian in third round

Rogers Cup play has provided a spotlight on some of the youngest ones to watch in Canadian tennis. In Montreal, at the Women’s tournament, while Genie Bouchard struggled with blistered feet, and ultimately lost to Belgium’s Elise Mertens, she played» 

Economy, International, Society

Retirement in Toronto too expensive for many baby boomers

Retirement is the next big step for the generation known as the Baby Boomers in Canada, that’s all the people born between 1952 and 1965. In the country’s biggest city, Toronto, many in this demographic say they’re planning to sell» 

International, Politics, Society

Battle of Amiens 100th commemoration

The Battle of Amiens was a turning point in the First World War. Described now as, the beginning of the end, it marked the last 100 days until the Armistice was declared on November 11th,1918. 4,000 Canadians died on this» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Toronto flooding wreaks havoc in city centre

Toronto is bailing out and mopping up after last night’s deluge. Environment Canada had issued a special weather statement earlier in the evening, forecasting between 50 and 100 millimetres of rain, particularly near the lakeshore areas of the city. “I» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Airbnb challenged by Fairbnb in Toronto

Airbnb, the short-term rental platform, has been a boom for some people, and a major bust for others. Recently in Toronto, Canada’s largest city with a population of over 2.8 million, a condo owner won a case against a person»