Carmel Kilkenny
Carmel Kilkenny
Carmel Kilkenny grew up in Toronto as it was in the early stages of becoming the "most multi-cultural city" in the world. 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 daily forecasts 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.

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Crucifix in Quebec’s National Assembly debated again

The crucifix, that hangs over the speaker’s chair in the province of Quebec’s National Assembly, is once again the subject of great debate. This is the result of the larger debate that premier-elect Francois Legault ignited with his election campaign» 

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and art prescriptions

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, (MMFA) is embarking on a partnership with a group of doctors who will be able to prescribe visits to the many galleries, instead of medication for certain patients. It’s described as a first in» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Sudbury’s murals celebrate urban beauty

Sudbury, Ontario, one of the major nickel mining centres of Canada, was once known for its almost lunar landscape. Extensive logging and the blackened surfaces left in the wake of the mining processes, made the northern Ontario centre the butt» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Calgary considering a bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Calgary, Alberta, hosted the winter Olympics back in 1988. Now, the International Olympic Committee has invited Calgary to compete for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, but Calgarians, many of whom remember the first event, are not yet enthusiastic» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Irving Oil explosion the fourth emergency in Saint John

Irving Oil and the Saint John Fire Department emergency crews managed to contain and extinguish the fire yesterday at the refinery, following the explosion that people felt as well as heard, up to 20 kilometres away. On the Thanksgiving holiday» 

International

Sarah McLachlan shares the story behind her ‘Angel’ song

Sarah McLachlan has a reaction very similar to the rest of us when she hears her most famous song, Angel. And she doesn’t hear the recording very often, but yesterday, as a guest on CBC Radio’s daily program “Q”, she told» 

Youth Olympic Games begin with a Canadian medal

The Youth Olympic Games are underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina. And Jukoka Keagan Young was awarded the first medal today for the Canadian team. 4,000 athletes, from 206 countries competing in 241 events across 32 sports The 17 year-old, from Markham, Ontario,» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Irving Oil refinery explosion now contained

Irving Oil was the scene of a “bed-shaking” explosion this holiday Monday morning, in Saint John, New Brunswick. The largest oil refinery in Canada, was in shutdown mode, but that meant some 2,500 contract employees were on site for major» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Snow on the prairies halts the harvest

Snow, unseasonably early, has delayed the harvest and left many farmers frustrated in Canada’s prairie provinces. Farmers in southern Saskatchewan had most of their crop in, but for those in northwest region, the weather has wreaked havoc. As of September» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

British Home Child Day of Remembrance, in Toronto

British Home Children were a largely forgotten group of little immigrants to Canada. until recent years. Most Canadians have no knowledge of the program that brought over 100.000 children from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, most often as indentured labour»