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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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The LINK Online, Sat. May 21, 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Leven Sevunts, and Carmel Kilkenny © Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press OUCH! That’s the name of a lab at Toronto’s York University. Researchers there study pain in children and how to reduce it. They’ve observed over 700 children» 

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Northern cod stocks improving

Cod stocks off Newfoundland and Labrador’s east coasts are improving according to the latest research by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) But they are still a long way from being able to support a commercial fishery. “The stock is still» 

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Canada’s long holiday weekend!

Victoria Day, May 23rd, this year, is always celebrated on the Monday before May 25th. Originally designated to honour Queen Victoria’s birthday on May 24th, 1819, it is now also officially the occasion to celebrate the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth» 

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Kinder Morgan’s pipeline on conditional approval

Kinder Morgan‘s Trans Mountain pipeline, to ship crude oil from Edmonton in Alberta, to Burnaby, British Columbia, received approval from the National Energy Board today, on 157 conditions, including 49 environmental requirements. The federal government has seven months to consider» 

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Nellie McClung first on the money for Canadians: survey

Nellie McClung is the woman most Canadians would like to see on a Canadian banknote, according to a recent survey by the Angus Reid Institute. The survey also revealed that 80 per cent of Canadians agreed there should be at least» 

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Xavier Dolan vying for the Palme d’Or again at Cannes

Xavier Dolan, the French-Canadian director, is making waves at the 69th Cannes Film Festival with his latest, “Juste la fin du monde” which translates into English as “It’s Only the End of the World”. Following the premier today the reviews» 

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Tidal power almost ready in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is becoming one of the greenest provinces in Canada. It is in the process of transforming from its former fossil fuel base, to renewable energy, and tidal power from the Bay of Fundy is playing a key role.» 

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Michael Chong enters Conservative leadership race

Michael Chong wants to be leader of Canada’s federal Conservative Party, replacing former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who stepped down from the position following his government’s election defeat on October 19th, 2015. Chong joins two other announced candidates, Maxime Bernier,» 

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HBC opening stores in the Netherlands

The Bay, the oldest retailer in Canada, operates under the HBC name these days, but the Hudson’s Bay Company is deeply ingrained in Canada’s history. It began with the fur trade with Europe in the 17th century and evolved with» 

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Temporary Foreign Worker program under review

Temporary foreign workers have kept many businesses going in Canada, but abuses of both the workers and the programs, over the years, have put the spotlight on government regulations. The federal government is launching a review this week in an»