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. RCI journalist Carmel Kilkenny dies after short illness

Arts & Entertainment, Health

Dr. Clown: bringing comfort and joy to children

Dr. Clown, or the Dr. Clown Foundation, is the group of therapeutic clowns bringing comfort and joy, and sometimes more importantly, distraction, to little children in hospital settings. One of the founders of the group, Melissa Holland says she was »

Arts & Entertainment

Living Hyphen: the new magazine launched this year

Living Hypen is a phrase that may resonate with many of us Canadians these days, that hyphenated identity that bridges the past with the present, and the future. Justine Abigail Yu, the self-described Filpino-Canadian behind the magazine, said the title came »

Health, Society

Canada: Becoming a Senior Society

Updated on January 23rd 2019 | HOW OLD? Canada, like all G7 countries, is an ageing society. With a population of almost 38 million people, the the median age here is now 40. Of the G7 countries, however, we’re still »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Scarcity mindset: beware when you go shopping

“Scarcity mindset”, that’s the speciality of assistant professor Caroline Roux She teaches marketing at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Roux describes it as the feeling of “not having enough,” or FOMO as they say, the “fear »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Shawn Mendes joins Drake and Diana Krall: Grammys

Shawn Mendes joins some rarified company being nominated for a Grammy Award, along with fellow Canadians, Drake and Diana Krall. Mendes, the 20 year-old from Pickering, just outside Toronto, is nominated for the first time, for both song of the year »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Yannick Nezet-Seguin’s debut at the Met

Yannick Nezet-Seguin shared the credit Tuesday night, bringing the entire orchestra up onstage to take a bow following the premier of the Met’s La Traviata. It was his first performance as music director, in the storied Metropolitan Opera’s 135-year-history. He »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

CP Holiday Trains on annual national tours

CP’s Holiday Train is travelling across the country as the winter begins to set in. An annual event now in its 20th year, the Holiday Train has raised more than $14.5 million (CDN) and 4.3 million pounds of food for North »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Golden Globes: Sandra Oh nominated and hosting

Golden Globe nominees were announced today and among the many were four Canadians. But Sandra Oh is the only Canadian nominated who will also host the show, along with Andy Samberg. The 76th annual Golden Globe will be broadcast from Beverly Hills, California, »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

December 6th anniversary and the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science

December 6th memorial events are taking place across Canada on the day now known as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. In Montreal this evening, fourteen beams of light will illuminate the skies above Mount Royal, »

International, Politics, Society

Brian Mulroney eulogized George H. W. Bush today

Brian Mulroney, Canada’s Prime Minister from September 1984, to June 1993, was one of the people who spoke at the State Funeral for former United States President, George Herbert Walker Bush today. He died on November 30, 2018 at the age »