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, […]

CFN’s Photo Of The Day

CFN’s Photo Of The Day

CFN’s Photo of the Day by Jacqueline Milner These are a few things that I picked up on my morning walk this morning.  Most are recyclable and it really wasn’t a lot of work to pick them up to insure these items go where they belong, in the recycle bin.  Most of these things have been […]

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 […]

Note to Earth Matters from Friends of Hillsburgh regarding Water, Nestle – Hillsburgh permit renewal application.

Note to Earth Matters from Friends of Hillsburgh regarding Water, Nestle – Hillsburgh permit renewal application.

Last spring you attended a showing of “BOTTLED LIFE” at the Erin Legion and I felt you deserved an update. Nestle had applied for a ten year renewal of the existing permit, but also requested a “spike rate” of an additional 10% on the maximum quantity withdrawn. Despite significant public disapproval and Erin Council voting […]

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 […]