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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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Tornadoes touch down in Saskatchewan

Tornadoes, five of them were recorded in the prairie province of Saskatchewan yesterday Environment Canada confirmed that four of them touched down. In the “Land of Living Skies” as the province is described on their vehicle license plates, the drama» 

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Bank of Canada raises interest rate

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate this morning bringing it to 1.5 per cent. “there will be difficult adjustments for some industries and their workers” The quarter of a percentage point increase» 

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Bombardier’s C-Series becomes Airbus’s A 220

Bombardier’s gems, the C-Series jets are getting more orders but under a new name. Airbus officially renamed them the A220-100 and the larger A220-300. The announcement was made today by a tweet from Airbus President Guillaume Faury.


‘Slav’ production to continue after Jazz Festival cancellation

Slav, the latest production from Quebec’s Robert Lepage and Montreal singer Betty Bonifassi, was cancelled after two performances last week, during the Montreal International Jazz Festival. One of the most popular ticketed shows of the event, the first five nights had» 

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Nunavut Day celebrations include Facebook beginning

Nunavut Day is being honoured and celebrated on this 25th anniversary today. July 9th commemorates the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Nunavut Act, passed on this day in 1993. They laid the groundwork for the territory’s eventual separation from» 

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Milos Raonic advances to quarter finals at Wimbledon

Milos Raonic is the lone Canadian advancing on the grass at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, England. The 6 foot 5 tennis star grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, just north of Toronto. At 27, he’s currently ranked 32nd, With serves» 

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Forest fires growing in Ontario and Quebec

Forest fires are becoming a major concern in the central provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The lack of rain over the last two weeks has created dangerously dry conditions. “It was one of the fastest-moving fires I’ve seen in my» 

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Canada Day countdown

Canada Day, July 1st, is our country’s National Holiday, and this is the long holiday weekend with many people being off work on Monay. This is the occasion that marks the confederation of Canada, and the year this country is» 

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The LINK Online, June 29, 30, and Canada Day!

The LINK Online 29, 30, and Canada Day! July 1st With Carmel Kilkenny, Levon Sevunts, Lynn Desjardins and Marie-Claude Simard (Video of show at bottom) IT’S ON!  RETALIATORY TARIFFS In response to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminium that Donald» 

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Doug Ford now Premier of Ontario

Doug Ford was sworn in as the 26th Premier of Ontario today. It’s the power house province of Canada with the most people, and the often-touted most ethnically diverse capital city, of Toronto. The right-leaning Progressive Conservative premier, named 20 ministers»