Letter to the Editor – Larry Kasdan of Vancouver isn’t Happy with the 2012 Federal Budget

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kasdan of Vancouver isn’t Happy with the 2012 Federal Budget

Canadians are not well served by a federal government that shifts its costs onto the provinces, the environment, the unemployed and our most vulnerable seniors. The Conservative government will balance its budget, but as a consequence, you won’t balance yours. Larry Kazdan – Vancouver British Columbia (Comments and opinions of Editorials, Letters to the Editor, […]

How Facebook Reunited Me With the Very First Girl I Ever Dated by Jamie Gilcig – March 18, 2012

How Facebook Reunited Me With the Very First Girl I Ever Dated by Jamie Gilcig – March 18, 2012

  CFN – I always marvel when people recoil from the internet or websites like Facebook.    They’re tools; inanimate unless people do something with them, like broccoli or automatic hand guns. I of course love using the internet. CFN  after all (contrary to  our local daily and mayor) is an online Newspaper. Our survival […]

Letter to the Editor – Gary Allen of Nanaimo BC on being Bullied – February 29, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Gary Allen of Nanaimo BC on being Bullied – February 29, 2012

To The Principal Facultity of Killareney School Copy to Vancouver School District 39   I was a student at Killareney School in 1979-1980 and I was recently interviewed by the CBC on bullying,I told my story as can be seen below. I was bullied since grade seven when besides the bullying I was thrown in […]

Neverbloomers: The Search for Grownuphood on CBC Documentary Channel – Monday February 27, 2012 8PM EST

Neverbloomers: The Search for Grownuphood on CBC Documentary Channel – Monday February 27, 2012 8PM EST

CFN – Neverbloomers : the search for Grownuphood premieres tomorrow on the CBC Documentary channel.   LINK  Sharon Hyman’s first feature length doc is a generational retrospective navel gazing  journey.   It asks many questions; answers a few; but mostly what drew me to it and kept me watching was the connection I made. As […]

Terry DiMonte HOME AT CHOM – Montreal Radio Vet chats with CFN – January 13, 2012

Terry DiMonte HOME AT CHOM – Montreal Radio Vet chats with CFN – January 13, 2012

CFN – It was a blast talking with long time radio voice in Montreal Terry DiMonte.  He’s back in Montreal after some years in Calgary,and back at his old stomping grounds at CHOM 97.7 FM in Montreal. It’s refreshing and counters the trends of big  radio dumping older vets and replacing them with younger (and […]

Bad Pete Marier Off the Air at CHOM in Montreal – Media trends seeing the loss of so many veterans… December 26, 2011

Bad Pete Marier Off the Air at CHOM in Montreal – Media trends seeing the loss of so many veterans…  December 26, 2011

CFN – There’s a trend in BIG CORPORATE media that is seeing a lot of talented people being replaced by young and less experienced voices.    Cost reduction or just reactions to divergence in media?  Some would see a decentralization and less focus on local is the culprit.  Create one radio show or one set […]

Montreal Media Targeting Canadiens Interim Coach Randy Cunneyworth for not being Bilingual – December 22, 2011

Montreal Media Targeting Canadiens Interim Coach Randy Cunneyworth for not being Bilingual – December 22, 2011

CFN –  The problem with losing hockey in Montreal is that the multitude of media have to find something to write about.   The first week post Jacques Martin has some members of the media targetting interim coach Randy Cunneyworth; as if Randy doesn’t have enough troubles taking over a squad that just doesn’t have […]

Thomas Mulcair Picks Up Support on Way to Federal NDP Leadership Convention in Vancouver British Columbia – December 12, 2011

Thomas Mulcair Picks Up Support on Way to Federal NDP Leadership Convention in Vancouver British Columbia – December 12, 2011

CFN –  NDP Deputy leader and the man most likely to become the leader of the party, Outremont MP Thomas Mulcair has been busy as he heads for the leadership convention in Vancouver.   Here are several reports. Today British Columbia MLA Claire Trevena, North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto and several other prominent New Democrats […]

The National Hit The Bell Centre in Montreal Friday December 9, 2011

The National Hit The Bell Centre in Montreal Friday December 9, 2011

CFN –  I was supposed to be at the Bell Centre Friday night to catch The National but time and lack of sleep wore me down!  Luckily some Cornwallites made the trip and raved about the group’s performance!   Special thanks to Jennifer MacDonald for the great photos! Apparently Win Butler of Arcade Fire is […]

Letter to the Editor Michael L Blais CD – Harper Government Turning Veteran Hospital Over to Quebec Government Control & Support for VAC Budget Exemption – Dec 8, 2011

Letter to the Editor  Michael L Blais  CD – Harper Government Turning Veteran Hospital Over to Quebec Government Control & Support for VAC Budget Exemption – Dec 8, 2011

In response to the press conference held by the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees in Victoria BC yesterday, December 7, the Canadian Veterans Advocacy fully supports their demand that Veterans Affairs Canada be exempt from the Harper government’s proposed budget cuts in the upcoming federal budget. “Vets already face significant challenges accessing services and benefits,” […]

Actor Comic Jason Stuart Hits Whistler British Columbia for Winter Pride Gay & Lesbian Ski/Snowboard Week – February 9, 2012

Actor Comic Jason Stuart Hits Whistler British Columbia for Winter Pride Gay & Lesbian Ski/Snowboard Week – February 9, 2012

CFN – JASON STUART celebrates with laughter at the 20th annual Winter PRIDE festival in Whistler British Columbia. . “Im the Daddy and I have Candy” Comedy Tour heads North to Gay Whistlers WinterPRIDE Gay & Lesbian Ski/Snowboard week to headline the Comedy Show. . Thursday February 9th, 2012 in Canada! You can check out their […]

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC on the Creation of a Canadian Department of Peace – December 2, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC on the Creation of a Canadian Department of Peace – December 2, 2011

Canadian flag lowered for the last time at Kandahar airfield, Lee Berthiaume, News,  Dec 1, 2011 http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/12/01/canadian-flag-lowered-for-the-last-time-at-kandahar-airfield/ On the same day that the Canadian flag over Kandahar airfield was lowered for the last time, a private member’s bill for the creation of a Department of Peace supported by the NDP, the Liberals and the Greens […]

Carrefour Angrignon in Lasalle Quebec – Westcliff Group Shopping Mall Denies Legion from Selling Poppies for Remembrance Day ! UPDATED 12:28 PM

Carrefour Angrignon in Lasalle Quebec – Westcliff Group Shopping Mall Denies Legion from Selling Poppies for Remembrance Day !  UPDATED 12:28 PM

  CFN – I was shocked to learn tonight of a Mall owned by the Westcliff group that is refusing to allow poppies to be sold by the Legion before Remembrance  Day.   Carrefour Angrignon in Lasalle Quebec have refused their local Legion a table and two chairs in their sprawling Mall. It was covered in this […]

2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship to Victoria BC – October 19, 2011

2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship to Victoria BC – October 19, 2011

CFN – The City of Victoria, British Columbia has been awarded the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, it was confirmed today in a joint announcement by the World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA). The championship will be held at the 6,500-seat Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre from March 30-April 7, 2013, the […]