Should Cornwall Ontario Create a New Airport Instead of Expanding in South Glengarry? by Jamie Gilcig

Should Cornwall Ontario Create a New Airport Instead of Expanding in South Glengarry? by Jamie Gilcig

CornwallRegionalAirportCFN – With talks about the expansion of the Cornwall Regional Airport failing again maybe it’s time to start to consider some new ideas and think outside of the box?

The airport, located in South Glengarry clearly does not serve the goals and economic development needs of the City of Cornwall if it is hoped to attract industry and business to the area.

For nearly a decade now our MP has failed to deliver expansion while local politicians fiddle their thumbs and raise municipal taxes.

Perhaps the solution would be to look for a whole new parcel of land and create a new airport within Cornwall boundaries?  The City recently purchased 270 acres to expand the Industrial Park; why not a few more for an airport?

According to reports the current airport expects the City to cough up 85% of the costs of upgrading the runway and building new facilities; why not just up the budget and put the whole project on City land?

What do you think viewers of CFN?  You can post your comments below.

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Darcy Neal
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If an airport was feasible (potentially profitable), the private sector would have been engaging itself towards achieving such a goal.

GDP
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Perhaps what we really need is a helipad at the CN Station parking lot to fly people to Montreal or Kingston to catch the train. 🙂

StellaTheFella
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Jamie
As the father of a learning disabled son wish you would change the fourth word in your story
pls

jules
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LOL LOL. ROLF! Jamie you are a lot of fun and would be great at a party about this thing with making an airport for Cornwall when Cornwall cannot fix its electric wires, signs, streets, water, sewer, and I can go on and on. So many people are unemployed and need jobs desperately and not only that but there is no bus system that goes out like the Voyageur or any other like before and the train system is the pits as well and you are talking about an airport. I can’t help but laugh my head off here about… Read more »
Harry Valentine
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We have several private air landing strips in Eastern Ontario and South-western Western. There is a landing strip near the lock at Iroquois, at the golf course at Morrisburg, at St Lazare QUE and at Les Cedres (between the CN Rail line and Hwy 40). As well, there is provision for float planes along the Ottawa River and St Lawrence River. Toronto has made provision for float planes that fly in from the Muskoka area. The low density of boat traffic along the eastern area of Cornwall’s waterfront between the city’s eastern boundary and St Lawrence College would allow for… Read more »
RICK BOWEN
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You may want to re-think your reply to Darcy Neal..

Eric
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We get so caught up in political correctness and being sure everyone gets a ribbon for participation that it takes away from the argument some days…..my comment here for example is retarded -meant to delay the development of this thread. re·tard [ri-tahrd, for 1–3, 5; ree-tahrd for 4] Show IPA verb (used with object) 1. to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede. verb (used without object) 2. to be delayed. noun 3. a slowing down, diminution, or hindrance, as in a machine. 4. Slang: Disparaging. a. a mentally retarded person. b.… Read more »
Cliff S
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The airport in South Glengarry is more than enough. It is rather close. A bus could be organized. With minimal expansion it could take bigger planes coming in. Let’s face it, Cornwall will never attract the likes of the big jetliners. Air Ontario, or something is about all that would potentially be needed around here. The airport in Massena could be of issue to use for people that have criminal records attempting to cross the border. Let’s use the resources that we have available at a minimal of cost. Right now I am in agreement with the airport. If Cornwall… Read more »
Harry Valentine
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Many years ago, a small carrier known as Pem-Air offered flights between Cornwall/Brockville and Toronto Island airport. Patronage was low and the service closed down. There have in recent years, been new developments in STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) aircraft, including a technology from the UK that includes rollers on the top side of the wing . . . it gives the craft extreme STOL capability. Transport Canada personnel are well aware of these developments . . . which is probably why they’re holding off re providing funding to extend the runway at Cornwall Regional Airport. There are also advances… Read more »
jules
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Jamie I can honestly tell you that I haven’t stopped laughing since I read that and the first thing that came to my mind was that maybe Bare Ass poured an extra dose or two of fluoride down your tap water. LOL LOL. ROLF! Or maybe you were dipping your beak into the good stuff or smoking the funny cigarettes or something. That made me have the giggles and couldn’t get over it. Even the regular bus system in Cornwall is for the pits let alone no more Voyageur, no more regular train service and now you would like to… Read more »
Kim
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So, why is all the hate going towards South Glengarry these days? First Cornwall won’t expand the water now complaining about the airport. Not impressed. I don’t really think people in Cornwall will want planes flying any lower over head.The airport is where it is for a reason.

Harry Valentine
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Can the regional airport become feasible serving private airplane owners? The idea of the airport attracting business executives has been around for decades. Due to the prevailing business environment, most big corporate businesses have sold off their executive jets and their top management now flies on commercial carriers. Very few business jets landing at the regional airport. Given the river is outside of municipal jurisdiction, I would suggest a meeting with an owner of a float plane . . . . and invite the owner to do a business plan about providing service to and from Cornwall’s waterfront. If council… Read more »
Jane Doe
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Good grief an airport now… It is bad enough the noise of the train at night so bad that cannot sleep with windows open..

Harry Valentine
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Many years ago, the provincial government proposed to built a Highway 438 between Highways 401 and 417. The north end of Brookdale Avenue was supposed to be the southern end of Hwy 438 . . . it was supposed to pass to the west of St Andrews West and merge into the Hwy 138 right-of-way to the north of Bonville. Except that at the time, there was serious discord between Cornwall City Council and the Council of Cornwall Township, that vetoed Hwy 438 passing through their jurisdiction . . . . they quite literally gave the upward pointed middle finger… Read more »
CornwallFreakNews
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Different newspaper..same old error prone columns
OOOOOOOPS…DIDN”T that guy in the flashy trashy suit at the John Wensink roast last night…look a lot like don cherry?????

MAC’S MUSINGS: Star-studded NHL night to benefit treatment centre
Published on September 05, 2013
Of course, the icing on the cake for the night would have been Cherry but he doesn’t make public appearances these days, not even in his hometown of Kingston, but even without the legendary Grapes on hand, it’s an all-star lineup.

jules
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Mr. Valentine you are absolutely right in what you wrote in your last blog and yes Detroit was the prime manufacturing area of the US and it is now bankrupt. Even California is bankrupt and people are moving out of that state as well as others. Like what Mr. Finnerty once said on a video that CFN has is that Cornwall has not grown since 1956 since he came to Cornwall and the only difference is that the corruption and theft is a great deal worse than ever before. All the jobs are given towards “patronage” and who is who… Read more »
Harry Valentine
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Aeroplanes were only a very minor part of intercity public transport services between Cornwall and other cities. Buses and trains carried far more riders. Delaney is providing good commuter service for people who live in Cornwall and work in Ottawa. They have made provision in the form of electrical plugs so that people can open their laptops and actually do some work on their computers as they commute to and from work. There is some possibility of Delaney expanding their Cornwall – Ottawa service . . . perhaps to serve people to stay in Ottawa during the week and travel… Read more »
jules
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There should be the train service between Cornwall to Ottawa and Cornwall to Montreal and this exists all over in the US. Canada is way behind and getting more like the third world if things continue to deteriorate the way they are. Just a while ago while doing my ironing I was talking about the same thing with my husband about no more Voyageur Bus in Cornwall, no more train service and how do they expect people to get around. I would like all of you to go over to the Civic Complex for a good laugh. Go to the… Read more »
Harry Valentine
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Some 25-years ago when South Glengarry was preceded by Charlottenburgh Township (also Lancaster Township and Village of Lancaster), a councillor representing Charlottenburgh Township named Bob Roth (who also had a column at Seaway News . . . and terminated as a commentator by Rock Shaver) suggested in one of his commentaries that Cornwall Regional Airport was a WHITE ELEPHANT. In the years that followed, many corporations gave up the corporate executive jets and had senior management fly on the commercial airliners . . . mainly due to increased fuel prices being passed on to the consumers. Over the years, transportation… Read more »
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