Retirement residences are personal “homes,” not nursing homes. They’re designed, built and operated by companies for people aged 65 and up, places people choose to live based on their needs and what they can afford. To be clear, this is not a story about the government putting financial pressure onContinue Reading

To me, Gordon Harrison’s works are like love songs to the Canadian landscape.   And I learn that art lovers – from Iceland to South Africa, Argentina and Australia – are listening. In fact one, Julie Jacobson – wife of the former U.S. ambassador to Canada – made headlines a fewContinue Reading

CFN – Sitting in what was once the principal’s office at a school in Martintown, Ontario – the one Shannon Spooner bought and transformed into a multi-service, pet-centered mecca for clients who come from as far away as upstate New York, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal – I learn that theContinue Reading

From cave painters to Picasso, man’s best friend has always captured artists’ imaginations. There are many reasons why.  Among them, dogs – all descendants of Grey Wolves – have for tens of thousands of years given humans so much:  Protection, warmth, hunting and herding assistance, as well as comfort, companionshipContinue Reading

Their story is captivating, complex and creatively inspiring. But it’s also a story about their soon-to-be-opened glassblowing studio so has an additional layer of excitement. Because as the artists have helped me understand: You can’t open a studio if you’re looking through rose-coloured glasses. To begin, operating costs run high.Continue Reading

CFN – December – with its somber march to winter solstice – seems the perfect month to probe a poet’s perspective. April could prove too cruel with its seductive and expanding light, sometimes gaudy-vividness and abundant post winter distractions. And I hope Doug Hill will forgive me for using aContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario –  As most regular CFN viewers know I’m a huge fan of the arts and artist myself.  While I may never be able to paint like Mary Anne Pankhurst or some of the talented folks we will be covering; it’s something that I cherish in life and amContinue Reading