Season Opener Concert at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Featuring Serena Ryder by Reg Coffey – September 25, 2011

Season Opener Concert at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Featuring Serena Ryder by Reg Coffey – September 25, 2011

CFN – On Saturday night another season of excellent acoustic music began at the St. Lawrence Stage. It was standing room only because the headline act was none other than multiple Juno award winner Serena Ryder. . Actually this was the first sold out concert for the stage. I know that I was excited to […]

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg Ontario on Changes to Upper Canada Village – September 15, 2011

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg Ontario on Changes to Upper Canada Village – September 15, 2011

Morrisburg ON – A visit today to Upper Canada Village is a shock.  The Rose Garden has been cleared away. Between sixty and a hundred mature trees have disappeared. Stumps mark the spots where they flourished before. .  As a result, what was once beautiful parkland in keeping with the Village’s 19th century rural-agricultural setting is now bare grassland scarred […]

First ever British Home Child Day to be held at Upper Canada Village on Sept. 28, 2011 in Morrisburg Ontario

First ever British Home Child Day to be held at Upper Canada Village on Sept. 28, 2011 in Morrisburg Ontario

Cornwall ON – The “British Home Child Day Act” or Bill 185 received Royal Assent on June 1, 2011.  Under this Private Members’ Bill, September 28 of each year is now designated as “British Home Child Day” in Ontario. From the 1860’s to the 1930’s over 100,000 children between infancy and 19 years were brought […]

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson on Stephen Harper and Human Rights – Morrisburg Ontario Aug 17, 2011

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson on Stephen Harper and Human Rights – Morrisburg Ontario Aug 17, 2011

You have to hand it to him. 2006 – He declares no way will he deal with China in view of China’s record on human rights, asserting that principle trumps the dollar. In the same year, he cancels the Kelowna Accord which has a great deal to do with human rights among Canada’s native peoples. 2011 – He travels to […]

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark & Jim McDonell on Hydro Rates and the Samsung deal. August 10, 2011 – Morrisburg Ontario

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark & Jim McDonell on Hydro Rates and the Samsung deal.   August 10, 2011 – Morrisburg Ontario

Morrisburg ON –  Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark joined PC candidate for SD&SG Jim McDonell  in Morrisburg railing against high Hydro rates in Ontario and the Samsung deal that’s part of the Green Energy act Monday August 8th. “It is outrageous that Dalton McGuinty is thumbing his nose at Ontario families who already cannot afford his […]

It’s Hot Enough to Fry a Monkey’s Bottom – Environment Canada Updates Severe Weather Warning for Thursday July 21, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario Area

It’s Hot Enough to Fry a Monkey’s Bottom – Environment Canada Updates Severe Weather Warning for Thursday July 21, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario Area

CFN – ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS UPDATED A SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO AT 10:55 AM EDT THURSDAY 21 JULY 2011. A WEATHER WARNING IS ISSUED FOR MORRISBURG – LONG SAULT CORNWALL – LANCASTER WINCHESTER – NEWINGTON AND MAXVILLE – ALEXANDRIA. EXTREME TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDEX VALUES EXPECTED TODAY. WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FAVOURABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT […]

Ontario Expands Provincial Parks and Creates a New One in Morrisburg – June 29, 2011

Ontario Expands Provincial Parks and Creates a New One in Morrisburg – June 29, 2011

Wasaga Beach ON – Ontario is adding a new provincial park this year and expanding two others, giving families and visitors more opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the province’s natural beauty.   The expansions to Ontario Parks include: §          A new provincial park called DuPont on the St. Lawrence River near Morrisburg. The park includes a mature hardwood forest, […]

Upper Canada Village Celebrates 50 Years By Kevin Lamoureux – June 29, 2011

Upper Canada Village Celebrates 50 Years  By Kevin Lamoureux  – June 29, 2011

CFN – Since it first opened in 1961, Upper Canada Village has played a key role in Eastern Ontario’s tourism industry having welcomed over 12 million visitors from around the world. With a reputation as one of North America’s finest living history museums, the village is a showpiece of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission which […]

Retour dans le temps au Festival médiéval d’Upper Canada Village – Morrisburg Ontario – Nouvelles en français avec David Grégoire

Retour dans le temps au Festival médiéval d’Upper Canada Village – Morrisburg Ontario – Nouvelles en français avec David Grégoire

Morrisburg ON – C’était en fin de semaine, du 10 au 12 juin, qu’avait lieu la 4e édition du Festival médiéval au Upper Canada Village, à Morrisburg. Les organisateurs ont invité les visiteurs à retourner dans le temps grâce à un immense village médiéval, conçu spécialement pour l’occasion, en arrière de l’Upper Canada Village. Le […]

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg, Ontario – Anthem for Harpocrats* – June 12, 2011

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg, Ontario – Anthem for Harpocrats* – June 12, 2011

    Morrisburg ON – (Harpocrat* ‘power grabber’ from Greek harpax, harpaktes ‘robber’; Latin harpyiae ‘harpies, rapacious monsters’; English harpy ‘greedy, cruel or grasping person’ + Greek kratos ‘power, might’)   Chorus: Listen to our Great Reformer! Leading us to the Promised Land! “Friends, in the name of Democracy obviously we have many freedoms: “Freedom […]

Friends of Crysler’s Farm Annual Military Re-Enactment – July 9-10, 2011 – Morrisburg Ontario

Friends of Crysler’s Farm Annual Military Re-Enactment – July 9-10, 2011 – Morrisburg Ontario

CFN – The Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield will be staging their annual military reenactment on July 9-10, 2011. Re-enactors portraying the military of 1812 will take part in three battles – Saturday and Sunday afternoon on the grounds of Crysler Memorial Park next to Upper Canada Village. Saturday night’s battle will take place inside […]

Big Season Finish For The St. Lawrence Stage 7 May 2011 by Reg Coffey

Big Season Finish For The St. Lawrence Stage 7 May 2011 by Reg Coffey

  Morrisburg ON – This was the last concert of the season for the St. Lawrence Accoustic Stage Performances Inc. and it was a big one. Not only did they have 6 different artists/groups perform but they also have silent auction and raffle that was conducted by none other than Melanie McDonald of General Electryk […]

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg Ontario on MP Guy Lauzon’s Contempt – April 24, 2011

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg Ontario on MP Guy Lauzon’s Contempt – April 24, 2011

In the federal all-candidates debate in the Cornwall Civic Complex, SDSG MP Guy Lauzon is reported to have dismissed Parliament’s contempt ruling against the Conservatives as simply the opposition parties ganging up, and therefore meaningless.   Clearly, Mr. Lauzon has learned nothing about parliamentary democracy and has no time for it.   So, why is he running for re-election […]

Nancy Beaudette and Chris MacLean at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage, Morrisburg, 9 April 2011 by Reg Coffey

Nancy Beaudette and Chris MacLean at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage, Morrisburg, 9 April 2011 by Reg Coffey

Morrisburg ON – This was the fourth concert of the season and the third that I have attended at the St. Lawrence Stage in Morrisburg and I can definitely see a trend here. I have made mention of the venue before, the comfortable and intimate room, limited seating (which just adds to the ambience) and […]

Heavy Equipment Pre-Apprenticeship Training in Morrisburg Ontario Leading to Good Jobs – April 9, 2011

Heavy Equipment Pre-Apprenticeship Training in Morrisburg Ontario Leading to Good Jobs – April 9, 2011

Morrisburg ON – Thirty (30) youth between the ages of 18 and 25 and fifteen (15) Aboriginal youth will soon begin training in Morrisburg to become heavy equipment apprentices thanks to an investment of $428,605 from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. . The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) will deliver a pre-apprenticeship training program […]

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg Ontario asks ‘Do we deserve our current government? – April 7, 2011

Letter to the Editor – PJ Robertson of Morrisburg Ontario asks ‘Do we deserve our current government? – April 7, 2011

It’s said we have the governments we deserve.  Do we deserve our current government in Ottawa?  Should we re-elect it on May 2nd?   Here’s a checklist of its record on key issues:   Managing the economy:  $56 billion deficit, largest in Canadian history Spending:  $30 billion planned for stealth jet fighters (for what practical […]

David Rawnsley and CARS Blow a Flat Tire on United Counties of SD&G Roadside Spraying – March 22, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

David Rawnsley and CARS Blow a Flat Tire on United Counties of SD&G Roadside Spraying – March 22, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – I don’t get to many United Counties of SD&G meetings, but I should.   Monday’s meeting featured a presentation by David Rawnsley of Citizens Against Roadside Spraying. There was actually a nice sized crowd to support Mr. Rawnsley and his position that the Counties could save $55,000 on spraying and that they […]

Another Great Evening at the St. Lawrence Stage – Layah Jane and Annabelle Chvostek – Morrisburg Ontario – March 12, 2011 by Reg Coffey

Another Great Evening at the St. Lawrence Stage – Layah Jane and Annabelle Chvostek – Morrisburg Ontario – March 12, 2011 by Reg Coffey

Morrisburg ON – This was the second concert that I have attended at the St. Lawrence Stage in Morrisburg and I am still impressed with the quality of the venue and the selection of artists. I bought two more CD’s. Actually this was the third in the series of 5 but I missed the first […]