Feature Interview: Diamond mining in Canada’s Northwest Territories

Heavy haulers and excavators work in the Diavik diamond mine pit on Lac de Gras, approximately 300km northeast of Yellowknife, NT Saturday July 19, 2003. (CP PHOTO/Adrian Wyld)Eye on the Arctic co-ordinating producer Levon Sevunts has recently returned from a trip to Canada’s Northwest Territories  to research the region’s diamond mining industry and how it’s affecting the local population’s traditional lifestyle.

But he also enjoyed several encounters with sub-arctic wildlife and some remarkable displays of the aurora borealis.

In this feature interview on Radio Canada International’s The Link, host Carmel Kilkenny talks with Levon Sevunts about his experiences reporting up North.

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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

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