Community Day at the 20th Annual River Symposium, Cornwall, Ontario.

CFN – Submitted Article – Interested in Birding, Fishing, Farming or Forests?  The St. Lawrence River Institute is hosting a Community Day, May 16th,  at St. Lawrence College Aultsville Hall, Cornwall, Ontario, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE and the public and students are welcome and encouraged to attend various workshops throughout […]

Easy yard work in chewable chunks with the right tools…Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner.

Easy yard work in chewable chunks with the right tools…Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner.

The warmer weather has finally arrived.  Wonderful!  I’m certain many of us were out getting dirty, cleaning up our yards, and perhaps readying our garden plots for some flowers and vegetables.  Many of us tend to try and get all the tasks done in one day and end up discouraged and very sore the following […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Goodbye Friend – Sad End to a Tree

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Goodbye Friend – Sad End to a Tree

CFN – Sadness enveloped my heart as I witnessed a once vibrant life had been snuffed out. Many years ago I first noticed this lovely specimen.  It had taken up residence next to the post box which I travelled to on a regular basis; I couldn’t help but notice its regal stature.  The tree, a Manitoba Maple, […]

Genetically Modified Salmon, Hay…Stop the madness please!! by Jacqueline Milner

Genetically Modified Salmon, Hay…Stop the madness please!! by Jacqueline Milner

  So much going on these days…talks of Genetically Modified (GM) salmon out East, GM alfalfa hay, another oil spill down south………………STOP THE MADNESS…..please!! Amid all this talk of Franken-food and the hand of man slapping our Sacred Earth once again with the consequences of dirty oil and GM-food, I can’t help but wonder why […]

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 […]

Justin Trudeau One on One with CFN – To Visit Brockville & Cornwall Ontario February 12-13, 2013

Justin Trudeau One on One with CFN –  To Visit Brockville & Cornwall Ontario February 12-13, 2013

CFN – As the Liberal Leadership campaign winds down Front Runner Justin Trudeau is still visiting communities.  This week he hits Eastern Ontario. He’ll be visiting Brockville Wednesday February 13th. Justin Trudeau will address local high school students during his visit to Brockville next Wednesday, February 13, 2013, as part of a nationwide tour as […]

CFN looking for MEDIA SALES REPS – Cornwall, Ottawa, Montreal, Brockville – CLICK FOR DETAILS!

CFN looking for MEDIA SALES REPS – Cornwall, Ottawa, Montreal, Brockville – CLICK FOR DETAILS!

Are you an experienced media sales rep? Tired of being jerked around by BIG media? Are you good with people and care about your community? Now is the time to join the largest media outlet in Eastern Ontario! CFN is looking for one media sales vet and two Juniors to help tackle our growing market! […]

Youthful Brockville Ontario City Councilor Leigh Bursey Tackling Youth Retention – November 22, 2012

Youthful Brockville Ontario City Councilor Leigh Bursey Tackling Youth Retention – November 22, 2012

CFN – I love visiting Brockville Ontario.   It’s amazing to see this beautiful waterfront city as it tackles some of the problems we face in Cornwall and other Eastern Ontario cities.   Their downtown core especially has been revitalized with many waterfront attractions and  all sorts of businesses and services filling every nook and […]

Liberal Leadership Candidate Gerard Kennedy Talks with CFN – November 22, 2012 HD VIDEO

Liberal Leadership Candidate Gerard Kennedy Talks with CFN – November 22, 2012  HD VIDEO

CFN –  Gerard Kennedy sat down and chatted with CFN about his leadership run for the Liberal Party of Ontario. The former Education minister for Ontario was speaking at the TR Leger school in Brockville Ontario where we talked about Hyper Partisanship in Canadian politics and how he if successful would deal with the proroguement […]

Leigh Bursey of Brockville Ontario pitches for Movember – November 8, 2011

Leigh Bursey of Brockville Ontario pitches for Movember – November 8, 2011

CFN – http://ca.movember.com/mospace/806920/ Howdy folks. Attached is a link to my MoSpace. I am currently growing a mustache to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer research.  If you are in a position to help, I would appreciate it very much.  Every penny counts.  And all donations are tax deductible, with a virtual receipt sent right […]

Our Top Ten Stories of the Day and Cities of the Month – Thank you Ladies of Ontario! October 27, 2011

Our Top Ten Stories of the Day and Cities of the Month – Thank you Ladies of Ontario! October 27, 2011

CFN –  Some interesting results recently when we looked at our top stories and traffic.   We’re still the number one Canadian ranked News site in the Cornwall Market, followed by the  www.Standard – Freeholder.com , www.Cornwalldaily.com and www.Cornwallseawaynews.com.  This month we saw a surge in our regional Ontario traffic. Our Top Ten Cities for the […]

CFIB Communities in BOOM report ranks Cornwall Ontario 98 out of 100. City & Chamber Protest – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 20, 2011

CFIB Communities in BOOM report ranks Cornwall Ontario 98 out of 100.   City & Chamber Protest – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – October 20, 2011

CFN –   For the second year in a row politicians and mavens in Cornwall Ontario are up in arms about their rating in the CFIB’s Communities in BOOM report which measures the Entrepreneurial environment of cities across Canada. From the CFIB: Ted Mallett, Vice-President & Chief Economist Queenie Wong, Senior Research Analyst Entrepreneurs create more than […]