Cornwall Ontario Women’s Roller Derby Team Visits Montreal to Learn and Shop! September 12, 2011

Cornwall Ontario Women’s Roller Derby Team Visits Montreal to Learn and Shop! September 12, 2011

Montreal QC – It was a blast of a day for Cornwall’s newly forming Women’s Roller Derby team and league!    The girls went down to not only buy some gear and clothing, but also had the chance to watch a scrimmage between one of the top Women’s teams of North America as they beat […]

Letter to the Editor – Jim Erkiletian of Nanaimo BC on Use of Canadian Military in Foreign Wars – September 8, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Jim Erkiletian of Nanaimo BC on Use of Canadian Military in Foreign Wars – September 8, 2011

Dear Editor, No good can come to Canada from participating in foreign civil wars. Regardless of which side wins, outsiders will be justly hated when the war is over. The overthrow of the democratic government of Jean Aristide in Haiti was a terrible mistake and a disgrace to Canada. Paul Martin should be charged as […]

Royal Visit to Cornwall Ontario – Roller Derby Queen Georgia W Tush talks with Local League Founders – September 5, 2011

Royal Visit to Cornwall Ontario – Roller Derby Queen Georgia W Tush talks with Local League Founders – September 5, 2011

Cornwall ON – Royalty visited Cornwall Ontario; Roller Derby royalty as Georgia W Tush skated into the River City to meet and chat with Chloé Bessette and Penny Rudderham; two of the founders of the new Women’s Roller Derby league forming in Cornwall Ontario. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9u1sQskkwc By day Georgia is Alyssa Kwasny, owner of Neon Skates in Montreal; […]

Letter to the Editor – Jeff Nielson of Olds Alberta on The Canadian Wheat Board – August 30, 2011

Letter to the Editor –  Jeff Nielson of Olds Alberta on The Canadian Wheat Board  – August 30, 2011

Editor of The Cornwall Free News Sir, I’d like to respond to Joe Hueglin – Niagara Falls, Ontario letter of Aug 29 in your paper. As an farmer elected Canadian Wheat Board Director in District 2, I am continuing on the drive for marketing choice for producers in western Canada. The Canadian Wheat Board Act, although […]

Foo Fighters Don’t Disappoint Montreal! The Return of the Doughboys – August 12, 2011

Foo Fighters Don’t Disappoint Montreal!   The Return of the Doughboys – August 12, 2011

CFN –  The audience at the Bell Centre in Montreal Wednesday night did not go away disappointed as the Foo Fighters played for nearly three hours!    Dave Grohl has come along way since Nirvana.   My pal and former Cornwall resident, Evie, and Seattle native caught the Foo Fighters and had a lot of insight on […]

BC Company Converts to 100 % Wind Power with BULLFROG POWER® – July 25, 2011

BC Company Converts to 100 % Wind Power with BULLFROG POWER® – July 25, 2011

PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Sequel Naturals, the purveyor of the internationally renowned line of Vega whole food health products, will “bullfrogpower” its head office in British Columbia with 100 percent local wind power. Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power’s generators inject renewable electricity onto the regional grid to match the amount of power Sequel Naturals’ head […]

2nd Montreal Laughter Championships set for Just for Laughs July 24, 2011 Screening of Rire Extreme

2nd Montreal Laughter Championships set for Just for Laughs July 24, 2011 Screening of Rire Extreme

Montreal QC –  A laughing contest held last October in Montreal sparked an international trend with contests breaking out in Japan,Czech Republicand the USA, according to the documentary RiRE EXTREME which premieres July 24th at  the Just for Laughs Festival. “Laughing contest held. Hilarity ensues.” CBC   Ultimate Laughter or extreme laughter can be highly entertaining due to the […]

Eight young people with cancer face a different type of challenge on a sea kayaking expedition in Georgian Bay – July 17, 2011

Eight young people with cancer face a different type of challenge on a sea kayaking expedition in Georgian Bay – July 17, 2011

CHICOUTIMI QC – From July 9 to July 19, eight 16- to 20-year-olds from different pediatric oncology centres across Canada will set out to explore Georgian Bay by sea kayak. To help prepare them for this great expedition, Amélie Grenier, actress and spokesperson for On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, and Caroline Brunet, triple Olympic […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Retreating to the Land of Bears, Cherries, and Clean Water – July 6, 2011 – Ste Agathe Nord, Quebec

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Retreating to the Land of Bears, Cherries, and Clean Water – July 6, 2011 – Ste Agathe Nord,  Quebec

CFN – Just benefited from a little time to “personally restore” on a retreat in the Laurentians close to the town of Sainte-Agathe-Nord, Quebec. Surrounded by thick mature forest, clean crisp air and sparkling fresh water recharging and relaxation was served up in short order.  My cabin was located in an area which does not […]

C.D. Howe Institute New Study – British Columbia Has it Right on the HST – June 29, 2011

C.D. Howe Institute New Study – British Columbia Has it Right on the HST – June 29, 2011

Toronto ON – British Columbia is on the right track with its controversial move to a harmonized sales tax (HST), according to a C.D. Howe Institute report released today. In “The Time is Still Right for BC’s HST,” authors Finn Poschmann and Alexandre Laurin say the shift to a value-added taxes mirrors patterns in most […]

Prince Delivers 4 Hour Performance at the 32nd Annual Montreal Jazz Festival! June 25, 2011

Prince Delivers 4 Hour Performance at the 32nd Annual Montreal Jazz Festival!  June 25, 2011

Montreal QC – Prince may be enigmatic at times as his 5 decade career in music unfolds, but boring is never a word connected to the diminutive master of the performance.   He kicked off the Montreal Jazz Fest with a four hour set that included encore after encore at Metropolis. He performed is old hits, […]

Le Mood – AN UNEXPECTED FESTIVAL OF JEWISH LEARNING, ARTS & CULTURE & Parc Lafontaine – My Sunny Sunday in Montreal by Jamie Gilcig – June 6, 2011

Le Mood – AN UNEXPECTED FESTIVAL OF JEWISH LEARNING, ARTS & CULTURE & Parc Lafontaine – My Sunny Sunday in Montreal by Jamie Gilcig – June 6, 2011

Cornwall ON – So I get a ping this morning from a voice from the past.   She tells me about this event in Montreal, Le Mood, in Montreal, which you can tell from the hot poster above is about Judaism.    I’m born Jewish, but have never really practiced the religion and have just […]

Montreal Pet Shelters Going to the Dogs…and Cats – May 27, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Montreal Pet Shelters Going to the Dogs…and Cats – May 27, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Montreal is going to the dogs…and cats…It’s not the ill kept roads, like Highway 20 where I had a chunk of  roadway flipped up into my windshield causing the uproar, or the traffic jams, language issues, and ridiculous parking costs downtown that have people up in arms, but  people from across the city […]

Canucks take Game 5 in Double Overtime to head to Lord Stanley’s Cup for First Time! – May 25, 2011

Canucks take Game 5 in Double Overtime to head to Lord Stanley’s Cup for First Time! – May 25, 2011

Cornwall ON- Championships are made of the stuff of dreams and who as a young person; especially here in Canada doesn’t dream of scoring that big goal or making that big save? Last night Roberto Luongo showed that he truly can win the big game as his and Kevin Bieska’s heroics helped  the Vancouver Canucks to a […]

Vancouver Writer Derek K Miller Passes Away, but leaves his Words and Message – May 9, 2011

Vancouver Writer Derek K Miller Passes Away, but leaves his Words and Message – May 9, 2011

Cornwall ON – I don’t really like being considered or called a Blogger.    Too many people use that word as though it’s something odd or freaky. A blog is simply another form of website which is a form of communication.    It’s all too semantical for me. I run an online newspaper which I’m […]

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC thinks “Prairie Premier ignorant of the rules.” – April 22, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC thinks “Prairie Premier ignorant of the rules.” – April 22, 2011

Dear Editor, Premier Brad Wall does not understand how parliamentary democracy works. So let me make it easy.  A government must retain the confidence of a majority of Members of Parliament sitting in the House of Commons. Mr. Harper has a third chance at winning a majority May 2nd. If he fails and cannot find […]