Artist Michael Cartwright Gives Back to Glengarry Memorial Hospital After Recovering From Stroke.

Artist Michael Cartwright Gives Back to Glengarry Memorial Hospital After Recovering From Stroke.

Today,April 8,2013 I dropped off a painting donation after applying the words “merci, thankyou”  from myself for the  effort from everyone at Hopital Glengarry Memorial Hospital and to “High Five” my team working in the Post Acute Rehabilitation Stroke Program. I intend ,as much as it is possible,to  work together with staff and administration towards […]

A call for a Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa was issued by the National Farmers Union-Ontario.

A call for a Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa was issued by the National Farmers Union-Ontario.

This call for a Day of Action to Stop GM Alfalfa was  issued by the National Farmers Union-Ontario. WHEN: Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12 noon (sharp) to 1 pm WHERE: Kingston, Ottawa (details below) and many other sites across eastern Canada Bring your banners. Bring your voices. Together we can stop the release of GM alfalfa. Monsanto’s genetically […]

Sweeping exemptions would leave endangered species sliding toward extinction.

Sweeping exemptions would leave endangered species sliding toward extinction.

Submitted Media Release…April 4, 2013. Some 65 species have been waiting and waiting for habitat protection – on average for 19 years Sixty-five species slated to receive mandatory habitat protection this summer under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA) may be out of luck if the government proceeds with sweeping exemptions to the act. A […]

What is my part in this? Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner

  Did we (man) ever take into consideration how our own actions would affect our community before proceeding with a project or deed?  We seem to be quick to take on a ‘killing’ mentality when we are met with a perceived threat.  I see one of the biggest threats to our own selves is our […]

It is International Forest Day…today? by Jacqueline Milner

It is International Forest Day…today?  by Jacqueline Milner

Yes today is International Forest Day folks.  For those of you able to, get out there and enjoy all that our trees and natural landscapes have to offer.   Consider the fresh air, the wonderful movements and sounds of the birds and crawling critters and the symphony of the wind amidst the branches. Breathe in the […]

Ready to “Act for the Planet”? by Jacqueline Milner

Ready to “Act for the Planet”? by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – Earth Day month is just around the corner, a great time to consider what small change I can incorporate into my day to day to help transform my community and world into a more hospitable, healthy place. We have all heard the expression that “small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can […]

Are We Progressing or Regressing? by Jacqueline Milner

Are We Progressing or Regressing?  by Jacqueline Milner

  Are we progressing or regressing? What the heck are we doing folks?  I attended a community gathering last week which was organized by one of our local non-profits; what I would describe as an environmental organization which featured speakers from another environmental organization.  I knew the talk would touch on tree cover and was […]

When Trees Die…So Do We by Jacqueline Milner

When Trees Die…So Do We by Jacqueline Milner

I think many of us have heard about the emerald ash borer which arrived in North America from overseas in 2002. This insect thrives on and consequently kills ash trees within 4 years of infestation. We have witnessed the impact this little bug is having on our landscape as once living treed areas in our […]

11th Annual Alexandria Ontario Ice Fishing Derby – EARLY BIRD CUT OFF February 10th, 2013

11th Annual Alexandria Ontario Ice Fishing Derby – EARLY BIRD CUT OFF  February 10th, 2013

Saturday February 16th, 2013 is time for the 11th Annual Alexandria Fishing Derby! Over $40,000 in prizes! Safe Family Winter Fun! & Fish! EARLY BIRD CUT OFF DATE FEBRUARY 10, 2013! To purchase your ticket online via Paypal CLICK HERE   Remember to REGISTER early! See you & the family Saturday February 16th at the […]

Glassblowing Place Presents A Glass Art and Jewelry Vernissage on November 25th, 2012

Glassblowing Place Presents A Glass Art and Jewelry Vernissage on November 25th, 2012

CFN – The Glassblowing Place in Alexandria is holding a vernissage to open their Glass Art and Jewelry Exhibition on November 25, 2012 from 12 PM to 5 PM. The vernissage will feature Mélissa Jeason and Clément Bergeron.   I have to be honest with you. I did not know what a vernissage was because […]

Your Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day by Don Smith – November 18, 2012

Your Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day by Don Smith – November 18, 2012

CFN – Saturday, while in Alexandria, CFN’s Don Smith heard a commotion and decided to check it out.  It turned out to be a combination of migrating Snow Geese and Canada Geese, intermittently putting on a show for enthralled observers.  Several hundred waterfoul alternated from placidly perching on the lake, to quite noisily flocking back and forth […]

New Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall making concerted effort to get to know the people

New Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall making concerted effort to get to know the people

CFN –Now that his first task of participating in what’s referred to as the “Bishops’ Course 101” as well as some regularly scheduled gatherings of bishops, Alexandria-Cornwall’s new bishop, Marcel Damphousse, is eagerly taking up the challenge of getting to know not only the people of the diocese and our needs, but also of getting to know […]

Just in Time for Christmas! 3 Tier Laser Engraving & Gallery Now Open in Alexandria Ontario

Just in Time for Christmas! 3 Tier Laser Engraving & Gallery Now Open in Alexandria Ontario

Looking for gift ideas?  Perhaps a home decor item?  How about a special item of furniture?  Maybe a custom sign for your office or the kids’ room is what you need?  You’ll find all of these and more at Alexandria’s newest store, 3 Tier Laser Engraving & Gallery on Main Street, just north of the traffic […]

FATALITY – Jasmine Morris, Colin Joseph Geddis – DRIVER CHARGED – Police Blotter for the Cornwall Ontario Area for Monday September 24, 2012

FATALITY – Jasmine Morris, Colin Joseph Geddis – DRIVER CHARGED – Police Blotter for the Cornwall Ontario Area for Monday September 24, 2012

CFN–  Following an ongoing investigation in connection with a fatal motor vehicle collision, which occurred 23Sept12 on McCormick Road, North Glengarry Township, SD&G OPP have charged the driver of the vehicle involved. Kevin MENARD (25yrs old of South Glengarry Township) faces two charges of: – Dangerous Operation Causing Death – Motor Vehicle. He is scheduled to […]

Terry Fox Run – Sunday September 16th, 2012 – Alexandria Noon – 2 PM – Cornwall 7:30AM – Noon

Terry Fox Run – Sunday September 16th, 2012 – Alexandria Noon – 2 PM – Cornwall 7:30AM – Noon

CFN – This year marks the 32nd annual Terry Fox Run to be held in 900 communities across Canada on Sunday Sept 16th. To date, over $600 million has been raised to support Cancer Research. Locally, runs are being held in Cornwall and Alexandria. Organizers Josée Sauvé and Doug Boeckh are hoping to make it […]

All Things Food Hosts Community Food Workships in SD&G & Akwesasne September 25 – October 4, 2012

All Things Food Hosts Community Food Workships in SD&G & Akwesasne September 25 – October 4, 2012

CFN – All Things Food is holding a series of Community Food Workshops in each county this fall as part of the unique assessment they are currently conducting of the food system in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Counties. Earlier this year, All Things Food was one of twelve organizations in Canada to receive a grant […]