Senseless Murder of Wicca the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Montreal Leads to Protest – Friday July 27, 2012 UPDATED VIDEO

Senseless Murder of Wicca the Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Montreal Leads to Protest – Friday July 27, 2012  UPDATED VIDEO

CFN –  Thousands are mourning the senseless murder of Wicca, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier became a victim of what happens when Bureaucrats go crazy. The actual documentation of this case is what makes it most bizarre.  No hospital reports.  No bite marks.  No actual testimony of a bite.  No real process to deal with the […]

Sushi Girl – Expendables Meets Reservoir Dogs at Fantasia Film Fest – International Preme Sold OUT – HD VIDEO

Sushi Girl – Expendables Meets Reservoir Dogs at Fantasia Film Fest – International Preme Sold OUT – HD VIDEO

CFN –  Not too many first time directors sell out 700 seat halls for their debuts, but that’s exactly what Kern Saxton has done with his labour of love, Sushi Girl which makes its International Premiere at the 16th Annual Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal ! Teaming up with his homeys Writer/Producer Destin Pfaff,  Neal Allen Fischer, […]

Retracing the Boundary between Upper & Lower Canada by Don Smith

Retracing the Boundary between Upper & Lower Canada by Don Smith

CFN – Did the headline peak your curiosity?  Mine, too!  A few days ago I was handed a clipped advertisement announcing two public presentations on the topic, one in Green Valley yesterday and the other in Cornwall today.  So, off we went to the presentation earlier this evening at Ontario Power Generation’s St. Lawrence Development […]

Walk for Peace June 30th – The Next Generation 30th Anniversary 1982 – 2012 VANCOUVER BC

Walk for Peace June 30th   – The Next Generation  30th Anniversary 1982 – 2012 VANCOUVER BC

CFN – The year was 1982. Against the backdrop of the escalating nuclear arms race, 168 different groups cooperated to create Vancouver’s first Walk For Peace; 35,000 people gathered that first year, followed by 65,000 in 1983 and by 1984 we were 100,000 strong. We gathered at Kitsilano Beach forming a river of people that […]

Letter to the Editor- Montreal Student Strike – Searching for Compromise is Getting More Difficult

Letter to the Editor- Montreal Student Strike – Searching for Compromise is Getting More Difficult

Searching for Compromise is getting more difficult Has the word compromise disappeared from our public discourse? Has there been any compromise in the Quebec Students Strike? Over the past few weeks, a number of well-known reporters have written excellent articles that examine various aspects of the students strike from looking deeply into the excitement of […]

Is the Montreal Student Strike the End of Canada as We Know it? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig

Is the Montreal Student Strike the End of Canada as We Know it?  Editorial by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – Ah what interesting times we live in…   The Montreal Student protest is becoming International news.  Countless pieces have been written about it by hundreds of people… As a former Montrealer who grew up during the 70’s, the heart of linguistic purges in Quebec I saw first hand how Quebec language politics work. […]

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 […]