One Christmas several years ago, I received a gift of a beautiful Royal Doulton China rose. A little card with this lovely poem was with it: The Legend of the Christmas Rose: Long ago, to Bethlehem, came Kings from far-off lands- Bearing gifts of jewels and gold and myrrh inContinue Reading

February will be the tenth anniversary of this newspaper.   That’s a long time and a lot of hard work. It’s resulted in over 1 million human pageviews monthly.      LINK Sadly, CFN never became the creative fount of positivity I envisioned when I started this venture in February of 2009. Continue Reading

It was the police that named her Digger. They said she was instrumental in helping them solve some major crimes. The clinical director of child protection services said that she “saved the lives of many children”, and the community awarded her the Community Service Award. But more importantly is theContinue Reading

  Trixie is a lovely German Shepherd and lives happily with Joan, Ted, their son Allan and Tobey, their cat. She is a good, gentle dog and only chases Tobey to play. Her main problem is that she likes to sneak out and run with her friend, Onka. Onka isContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – CFN editor Jamie Gilcig is in talks with a Toronto publisher to option Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge. The book, about the experiences of a small town newspaper editor set in Cornwall Ontario who faces corruption, bullying, and racism;  has been a work in progress forContinue Reading

CFN – She had a tragic yet beautiful face for someone so young.  She’d been a waitress.  A real waitress, not someone that had simply worked as one to get by.   She had that special quality that born waitresses have, like prostitutes.  She could put someone at ease whileContinue Reading