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 […]

Photo of the Day by J.Milner

CFN – The skeletal remains lay in testimony to the once vibrant flora village that stood in this place.  In the distance, the robins chirped their evening prayer of thanks for all that sustained them on this bright, sunny day…especially the tall ones that remained. Check out this video about “How Trees Communicate”.   http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/05/02/how-trees-communicate-video/ Please follow […]

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 […]

Liberal MPP Grant Crack Talks About the Wynne Government Budget, and Tim Hudak – May 2, 2013

Liberal MPP Grant Crack Talks About the Wynne Government Budget, and Tim Hudak – May 2, 2013

CFN – With the budget being presented by the Kathleen Wynne government today under a cloud of tension due to Conservative leader Tim Hudak calling for the fall of the government MPP Grant Crack commented on some of the key points he felt strongly about with CFN via telephone. I’m very pleased with the budget […]

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 […]

Artist Michael Cartwright Gives Back to Glengarry Memorial Hospital After Recovering From Stroke.

Artist Michael Cartwright Gives Back to Glengarry Memorial Hospital After Recovering From Stroke.

Today,April 8,2013 I dropped off a painting donation after applying the words “merci, thankyou”  from myself for the  effort from everyone at Hopital Glengarry Memorial Hospital and to “High Five” my team working in the Post Acute Rehabilitation Stroke Program. I intend ,as much as it is possible,to  work together with staff and administration towards […]

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 […]

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 […]

11th Annual Alexandria Ontario Ice Fishing Derby – EARLY BIRD CUT OFF February 10th, 2013

11th Annual Alexandria Ontario Ice Fishing Derby – EARLY BIRD CUT OFF  February 10th, 2013

Saturday February 16th, 2013 is time for the 11th Annual Alexandria Fishing Derby! Over $40,000 in prizes! Safe Family Winter Fun! & Fish! EARLY BIRD CUT OFF DATE FEBRUARY 10, 2013! To purchase your ticket online via Paypal CLICK HERE   Remember to REGISTER early! See you & the family Saturday February 16th at the […]

Glassblowing Place Presents A Glass Art and Jewelry Vernissage on November 25th, 2012

Glassblowing Place Presents A Glass Art and Jewelry Vernissage on November 25th, 2012

CFN – The Glassblowing Place in Alexandria is holding a vernissage to open their Glass Art and Jewelry Exhibition on November 25, 2012 from 12 PM to 5 PM. The vernissage will feature Mélissa Jeason and Clément Bergeron.   I have to be honest with you. I did not know what a vernissage was because […]