I have to turn the antenna towards Hamilton in order to get CKVR, but it's usually just fine. Same goes for CITS. CHCH is hit and miss for me though as it is a VHF channel. Keep in mind, CHCH is supposed to move from actual channel 11 to actual channel 15, which will most likely get rid of it completely for WNYers since 15 is taken as a repeater for that Christian station. I use a CM 4228 which I actually bought off videobruce. It's technically a UHF antenna, but from what I understand, it does have the ability to pick up some VHF channels. It's a shame because I was hoping to be able to turn the antenna northeast towards Peterborough and get CHEX (12) when it switched to digital, but I got nothing. I did get a "fuzzy snowstorm" picture when it was still analog.
I know the DB8 is a UHF only antenna (geez, now I'm starting to talk like an "expert" at this, which I am really not), which is probably why you are having trouble with CFTO. CITY is weird. It's on actual channel 44 (physical channel 57), which should, by definition cause adjacent channel interference from WNED (43) on Grand Island. However, I must be in some sort of magic spot (believe me, there's hardly anything "magical" about my neighborhood, off Cleveland near Kensington and Eggert), because it doesn't cause problems for me, I can almost always get it, but I am apparently one of the few people across these message boards in Western New York who can. The only thing I can think of is that you are closer to the airport which is causing some problems with all the RF that is going on around there, or to try getting rid of any amps or preamps you might be using (I currently use none at all).