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 […]

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 […]

Amelia Curran and Jill Zmud at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage 02 March 2013 by Reg Coffey

CFN – It was another great evening at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage. The night’s entertainment was provided by two terrific, highly acclaimed, Canadian singer/songwriters, Jill Zmud from Ottawa and Amelia Curran from St. John’s Newfoundland. The first set saw Jill Zmud take the stage and performed a number of songs that gave us a […]

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 […]

Intimate Acoustics at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage by Reg Coffey – Dec 17, 2012

Intimate Acoustics at St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage by Reg Coffey – Dec 17, 2012

CFN – It was a dark, cold and blustery night on Saturday but well worth the effort to brave the weather and venture out to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg. It was another one of the Intimate Acoustic programs where the Stage features emerging artists. The first set was performed enthusiastically by Alex […]

Jacqueline Milner Checked out Spin at the St.Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg, Ontario

Jacqueline Milner Checked out Spin at the St.Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg, Ontario

CFN – Evalyn Parry’s “Spin” with Brad Hart and Bicycle WOW the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage. “Innovative” is the descriptor used in the program for this extraordinary performance by Parry, Hart their trusty bicycle which serves as inspiration and musical instrument throughout the program.  Amazing and inspiring are a couple of adjectives this writer wishes […]

Classic Jazz with Terra Hazelton at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage by Reg Coffey – November 18, 2012

Classic Jazz with Terra Hazelton at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage by Reg Coffey – November 18, 2012

CFN – Last night we had a real treat at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage, jazz, real classic jazz sung by a terrific jazz singer and backed up by a terrific jazz pianist and a terrific jazz base player.  Terra Hazelton is a British Colombian born singer/actor who just blew the roof off the theatre […]

Wayne Rostad at Horse lovers’ weekend at Upper Canada Village near Morrisburg Ontario by Don Smith

Wayne Rostad at Horse lovers’ weekend at Upper Canada Village near Morrisburg Ontario by Don Smith

CFN – Throughout the season, Upper Canada Village has been hosting a series of special theme weekends. This Friday to Sunday will see the village play host to more than 50 natural horsemanship enthusiasts from across the region.  Several trainers and riders from North American Equine Trainers headquartered in Alberta, Kastle Rock Gypsy Farm in Malloytown and […]