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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.

Economy Education Health Interview Politics Society

Best and worst places for women in Canada

Victoria, British Columbia on the west coast, is still the best city in Canada for women, and Windsor, Ontario in southern Ontario, is still the worst. These are the findings of an annual study by Kate McInturf of the Canadian» 

Canadian headlines

Naheed Nenshi narrowly re-elected again

Naheed Nenshi was re-elected to a third term as mayor of Calgary. The campaign, however, was hard fought against rival Bill Smith, who eventually conceded at midnight when Nenshi had 112,503 votes to Smith’s 97,756. “Today, we confidently said as a» 

Canadian headlines Society Sports

The Edge: New NBL team in Newfoundland

Canada’s new National Basketball League will have a team in St. John’s Newfoundland to be known as “the Edge”. St. John’s Edge owner, John Graham, says he hopes the team attracts fans of all ages. © CBC/Sherry Vivian The team revealed» 

Canadian headlines Economy Society Work & Labour

Loblaw: lay-offs and new hires

Loblaw Companies Ltd., one of the oldest and largest grocery chains in Canada, is in the process of laying off 500 employees in offices across the country. Galen G. Weston, president and executive chairman of Loblaw Limited speaks to shareholders» 

Education International Interview Science and Technology

Google part of growing AI cluster in Montreal

The Google Brain Team was established in Montreal in 2016, with Hugo Larochelle as its lead. Larochelle, also an adjunct professor at the University of Montreal, is comfortable defining this cutting edge field of study and development. He describes artificial» 

Economy Education Interview Science and Technology

Women in Tech World crossing Canada

Women in Tech World is the social start-up by a group of women, to take stock of the role of women and the presence of women in the growing high tech industry. Despite the boom of tech industries in Canada,» 

Canadian headlines Education History Indigenous Society

“Chief” no longer a title at TDSB

“Chief”,  was the word used to describe someone in charge, at the Toronto District School Board. But now, inspired by the final report from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, (TRC) the board is dropping the word “Chief” and replacing it» 

Arts and Entertainment Canadian headlines Economy Society

Santa Claus parade not in Vancouver this year, perhaps

Santa Clause parades are an annual event in cities across Canada. Toronto claims it has the original, with the first one held 113 years ago, in 1905. The parades herald the beginning of the Christmas season and are usually tied» 

Arts and Entertainment History Immigration & Refuge Interview Society

Oktoberfest a treasured tradition in Kitchener-Waterloo

Oktoberfest, in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of southern Ontario, is the biggest Bavarian festival outside Germany It was created following the celebration of Canada’s Centennial year in 1967. Largest “Thanksgiving Day Parade” in Canada Alfred Lowrick is the executive director of» 

Canadian headlines Education Environment Indigenous

International Children’s Peace Prize nominee

 Autumn Peltier, is the only young Canadian nominated this year for the International Children’s Peace Prize. Autumn Peltier with Chief Perry Bellegarde (left) and Regional Chief of Manitoba Kevin Hart at the July 2017 Chief Assembly in Regina Saskatchewan © courtesy»