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 […]

A Chat with Bishop-Elect Marcel Damphousse in Cornwall Ontario by Don Smith

A Chat with Bishop-Elect Marcel Damphousse in Cornwall Ontario by Don Smith

  CFN-Recently we reported that the Pope had named a bishop-elect for the local Catholic diocese.  Rev. Marcel Damphousse is here in the diocese to meet with his staff and members of the press prior to returning to Manitoba late in the day on Tuesday.  During our interview with Rev. Marcel today at Nativity Co-Cathedral, we inquired as […]

UPDATED – Alexandria-Cornwall has a new Bishop-Elect by Don Smith

UPDATED – Alexandria-Cornwall has a new Bishop-Elect by Don Smith

Earlier this morning (June 28) His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of a new bishop for the local Catholic diocese.  Reverend Marcel Damphousse has been serving as Rector of Saint-Boniface Cathedral in Manitoba under Archbishop Albert LeGatt in the Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface. The 49 year old Damphousse who hails from Saint-Joseph, was ordained […]

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 […]

MPP Grant Crack at Glass Ribbon Cutting at The Glass Blowing Place & Chillax Café in Alexandria by Reg Coffey

MPP Grant Crack at Glass Ribbon Cutting at The Glass Blowing Place & Chillax Café in Alexandria by Reg Coffey

CFN – The Glass Blowing Place & Chillax Café had its grand opening Saturday, 19 May and Liberal MPP (Glengarry–Prescott–Russell) Grant Crack was there to cut the ribbon, glass ribbon that is. Here you can see the process that the glass blowers went through to get this glass ribbon. In the front of the glass […]

The Glass Blowing Place & Chillax Cafe Artist’s Center Opening in Alexandria Ontario – May 19, 2012

The Glass Blowing Place & Chillax Cafe Artist’s Center Opening in Alexandria Ontario – May 19, 2012

CFN – On Saturday, May 19 at 12:00, Grant Crack, MPP (Glengarry–Prescott–Russell) will officiate at The Glass Blowing Place & Chillax Café Grand Opening and Party.   Location: 152 Main Street South, Alexandria, Ontario (613) 703-9110   Website: http://glass-blowing-place.com   The Glass Blowing Place is an artist’s dream place. It is both a first-class gallery […]