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.

Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Students walk-out protesting sex-ed repeal in Ontario

Students, 40,000 of them, from over 70 high schools across the province of Ontario, walked-out of class today to protest the new Conservative government‘s changes to the revised Sex Education curriculum. “Youth showing up for youth” Rayne Fisher-Wilson, a grade» 

Environment, International, Society

Last day of summer, dark and stormy in the east

The last day of summer in the northern hemisphere is bringing some interesting weather, with rain and fierce winds in eastern Canada, single digits and 10 to 15 centimetres of snow in Alberta. Fall arrives at 9:54 est The heavy» 

Health, International, Society

First responders from 9/11 and Las Vegas in Edmonton

First responders will be gathering in Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, next month for a conference on their work and their lives. The symposium, on mental health for first responders, is expected to attract hundreds of participants from all» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Tilray turmoil in the markets over cannabis stocks

Tilray Inc., the Nanaimo, British Columbia-based cannabis company, is on the verge of becoming a household name, certainly in Canada, where the coming legalization of cannabis is a major societal and business shift. Wednesday October 17, 2018 Cannabis was added» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics

Bryan Adams testifies on copywright changes

Bryan Adams was before a different audience this week. On Tuesday, September 18, the much-loved Canadian rocker, songwriter and photographer, was testifying before the House of Commons Heritage Committee on changes to Canada’s Copyright Act. Adams, 58, who has been» 

Ryan Gosling puts Toronto cafe in the spotlight during TIFF

Ryan Gosling made the day, maybe the month, or even the year, of an east-end Toronto cafe owner this week. The movie-star was in Toronto for the TIFF premier of his latest film, First Man, the story of Neil Armstrong,» 

Economy, International, Politics

NAFTA to “SHAFT ‘YA” Derek Burney suggests

NAFTA talks continue with little to show for the effort. The North American Trade Agreement, between Canada, the United States and Mexico, is twenty-four years old and is being renewed and renegotiated in Washington. But U.S. President, Donald Trump announced on» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

P.E.I. ends immigrant entrepreneur program due to fraud

Prince Edward Island’s government has cancelled an immigration program for entrepreneurs following the discovery of widespread abuse and fraud. “The program wasn’t meeting the expectations of Islanders, and it wasn’t meeting the expectations of government,” Economic Development Minister Chris Palmer» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Maxime Bernier launches People’s Party of Canada

Maxime Bernier, a member of Parliament from the French-speaking province of Quebec, launched a new federal party today called the People’s Party of Canada. He also unveiled the party’s mandate, and said it will have 338 candidates running in next» 

Symbiosis: inter-generational co-housing at McMaster University

Symbiosis is the name Soumeya Abed came up with for the inter-generational co-housing program at McMaster University. A research scientist in the Department of Medicine, Abed tells me it was personal experience that motivated her to start the program. “Based on»