Could Paula Todd’s Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online, help us in Cornwall? I think so. By Mary Anne Pankhurst

Could Paula Todd’s Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online, help us in Cornwall?  I think so. By Mary Anne Pankhurst

CORNWALL Ontario – In 2005, after telling a friend that I was moving to Cornwall, her eyes bugged out: “What about all the pedophiles?” she asked. I was taken aback: “For silly sakes, you can’t paint a whole community with one brush.” Project Truth was in full swing when I got here. There were 34 […]

The Shadow of Tradition: A tale of Old Glengarry by C. Holmes MacGillivray – Book Review by Kathy Coffey

The Shadow of Tradition: A tale of Old Glengarry by C. Holmes MacGillivray – Book Review by Kathy Coffey

  CFN – My mother recently loaned me a historical fiction novel based on the history of Glengarry and area in the late 18th and early 19th century. The story was so fascinating because I could see how the local culture has evolved from a combination of the Scots and their French neighbours. Even more […]

Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes Book Review by Lorna Foreman – Dec 29, 2013

Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes Book Review by Lorna Foreman – Dec 29, 2013

 CFN – I was delighted to be asked to review W. Brett Wilson’s book “Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes”. For those of you who have watched  “Dragon’s Den” you may be familiar with him. A highly successful business man and philanthropist, his principles for business should be taught to every MBA student. If all Corporate […]

Joe Clark’s new book How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change (Random House Canada, 273 pages) Reviewed by PJ Robertson

Intriguing title for a wise, well-researched and timely book.

Joe Clark’s new book How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change (Random House Canada, 273 pages)  Reviewed by PJ Robertson

  CFN – How We Lead covers past, present, and future, “we” being Canada as a whole— citizens, businesses, corporations, NGOs and “not just governments,” Clark insists. And, importantly, Canada’s reputation in the world.   What kind of leadership, he asks, have we shown in a changing world over the past century up until today? […]

Dael Foster Reviews Author J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) February 1, 2013

Dael Foster Reviews Author J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) February 1, 2013

CFN – Generally speaking, I do not enjoy reading authors others have recommended: A character or set of characters in a recurring series that a friend or acquaintance has fallen in love with tend to drive me to distraction. In this, I prefer to try and discard said author at the book store or library. […]

UPDATED – Lost Villages Remembered near Cornwall, Ontario by Don Smith

CFN-Jennifer DeBruin cherishes hearing the reminiscences of her maternal grandmother, Mary, about the days of her youth prior to the inundation of her hometown of Moulinette. Moulinette is one of the now Lost Villages, which once stood on the shores of the mighty St. Lawrence River, one of Canada’s most historic regions—settled by United Empire Loyalists in […]

Book Review: John Irving, “A Prayer For Owen Meany” by Krista L’Ecuyer November 29, 2011

Book Review: John Irving, “A Prayer For Owen Meany” by Krista L’Ecuyer November 29, 2011

CFN – I came across my first John Irving novel by accident. Ashamedly, I have a tendency to  judge a book by its cover (in the most literal sense), and when I first laid eyes on Irving’s ‘A Widow for One Year’, strewn haphazardly on the shelf at the thrift store, there was something about […]

Ashley March Reviews – Direct Red by Gabriel Weston – November 25, 2011 Cornwall Ontario

Ashley March Reviews –  Direct Red by Gabriel Weston – November 25, 2011 Cornwall Ontario

CFN – I got this book delivered to me last week and have since finished it. It was a great and enjoyable read! Direct Red tells the true tales of what goes on behind the scenes in surgery. Leaving her office job and everything behind in her 20’s to focus on medical school, Gabriel became […]

2012 Rabbits and the Happy Apocalypse on Shortwave Radio – Book Review by Lorna Foreman – November 1, 2011

2012 Rabbits and the Happy Apocalypse on Shortwave Radio – Book Review by Lorna Foreman – November 1, 2011

CFN – Who would not want to read a book with the title “2012 Rabbits and the Happy Apocalypse on Shortwave Radio”.  It certainly intrigued me. Author, Roy Berger, takes what could have been just another ‘end of the world’ theme and turns it into an interesting and socially relevant voyage for the main character, Stanley Brown, as […]

Local Authors Launch Book of Short Stories in Cornwall Ontario by Reg Coffey – October 29th, 2011

Local Authors Launch Book of Short Stories in Cornwall Ontario by Reg Coffey – October 29th, 2011

CFN – ‘The Perfect Mix’, a book of short stories written by local authors and published locally as well. There are 11 authors in all contributing 22 stories ranging in style from mystery and humour to romance.   I had a preview of the book (actually I was editing it) and I have to say […]

A Lifetime of Small Adventures by Bill Birnbaum – Review by Lorna Foreman – October 11, 2011

A Lifetime of Small Adventures by Bill Birnbaum – Review by Lorna Foreman – October 11, 2011

CFN – I just finished reading a delightful book, “A Lifetime of Small Adventures” by Bill Birnbaum.  I am always interested in people’s adventures whether they be big or small. I admit I had a little problem getting into the essence of the book as what he speaks about as adventures when he was just a child […]

Needle Publishing Says, “Happy Father’s Day – Bang!” E- Book Review by Roy Berger – June 22, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Needle Publishing Says, “Happy Father’s Day – Bang!”   E- Book Review by Roy Berger – June 22, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Collateral Damage is A Father’s Day Collection of Mayhem. Needle Publishing’s first entry, in bust your face publishing, was TERMINAL DAMAGE. The challenge to their house authors then was that all the stories take place at an airport on the same day – when all hell breaks loose. COLLATERAL DAMAGE is Needles latest. […]