Did Killing the Illegal Cigarette Trade and Temporary Border Crossing Hurt Local Trade in Cornwall Ontario? POLL

Did Killing the Illegal Cigarette Trade and Temporary Border Crossing Hurt Local Trade in Cornwall Ontario? POLL

CFN – Cornwall City Councilor went stumping for some local businesses that are upset that the temporary customs set up here in Cornwall are causing long delays that are impacting local business. He’s right.   They are.   Mostly they are inconveniencing the residents of Akwesasne and their businesses as well.  After all where the tolls are […]

Food Glorious food…right in your own backyard.

Food Glorious food…right in your own backyard.

CFN – We have a couple of wonderful food events happening this coming week-end in the Cornwall, Ontario area.  We trust all our readers from across the on-line world will take the time to read about these community events as these happenings bring community together to share information about growing and finding wild food sources right […]

Seaway International Bridge Peaceful Protest for Friday May 17th, 2013 – 9:30 AM Akwesasne Cornwall

Seaway International Bridge Peaceful Protest for Friday May 17th, 2013  – 9:30 AM  Akwesasne Cornwall

Cornwall, ON- On Friday, May 17th, 2013 at approximately 09:30 a.m., a peaceful protest will be taking place on the International Bridge. The Cornwall Community Police Service respects the right of all citizens to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Due to the protest activities, the normal flow of traffic leaving and coming into Cornwall […]

Late Breaking News from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

CFN – Submitted Media Advisory What: TED Fellow and American Inventor Sonaar Luthra will be speaking in Cornwall tomorrow evening, Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm as a special guest of the River Institute and the US Embassy Where: The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences ( 2 St. Lawrence Drive on the St. […]

Insects…an intricate part of the circle of life by Jacqueline Milner.

There are so many life forms that surround us, especially this time of the year.  Crawling, flying, hanging insects are eveywhere, above and below ground.  These tiny creatures are intricately connected to each and everyone of us and I’m certain help to maintain a healthy balance of our world in ways that we have yet […]

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 […]

Akwesasne Tobacco Pilot Project funded by Ontario Government

Akwesasne Tobacco Pilot Project funded by Ontario Government

$476,115 Two-Year Project will regulate tobacco at Akwesasne CFN – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne announced today that it received a $476,115 two-year grant from the Government of Ontario to support the development of an Akwesasne Tobacco Law and Regulatory Framework. The “Akwesasne Tobacco Pilot Project” is one of two First Nation projects in the […]

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 […]

Tobacco smuggling study poorly researched, misleading: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

Tobacco smuggling study poorly researched, misleading: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

  TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The results of a cross-border smuggling study conducted and released by the MacDonald Laurier Institute this week is misleading and unfortunately can not be considered objective or accurate due to its lack of fair and thorough research. The Border Integrity, Illicit Tobacco, and Canada’s Security 40-page study takes a broad […]

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 […]

Champlain LHIN Gives Thumbs Up to Sale of CGH in Cornwall Ontario – Will You Sign the Petition to Block the Sale Until Proper Public Consultations?

Champlain LHIN Gives Thumbs Up to Sale of CGH in Cornwall Ontario – Will You Sign the Petition to Block the Sale Until Proper Public Consultations?

CFN – While the Cornwall Citizens Coalition lobbied Council last night the Champlain LHIN gave it’s thumb’s up to approve the current offer on the table. CFN received the following confirmation: The LHIN has received a business case from the hospital which does outline an offer to purchase the former Cornwall General Hospital. The LHIN […]

The Pulse of the Community: Port of Entry dividing Cornwall & Akwesasne – by Don Smith

The Pulse of the Community:  Port of Entry dividing Cornwall & Akwesasne – by Don Smith

CFN -Upon completion of the new low-level bridge connecting Cornwall Ontario with Cornwall Island,where should the new Canadian Port of Entry be located, asks Atahontsison. This young Akwesasne resident, with the support of community leaders such as District Chief Brian David (far right in above photo), is seeking to read the pulse of the community. […]

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