The Cadieux family was shocked to read a story written by Bill Kingston of Cornwall Newswatch who turns out to be their neighbor!
Mr. Kingston owns the charming home across from the street which caused some neighbors to ask if Mr. Kingston was the party that complained to City Hall which led to an order to shut down the worm business that their children were working on in the Summer.
From Mr. Kingston’s piece:
“While Bedford said the department would respond to a land use complaint, the issue at Second Street West would have fallen under two bylaws – the comprehensive zoning bylaw and the signs bylaw.
“You don’t want a proliferation of signs in a neighbourhood…in a residential area.” The signs bylaw allows a small sign for your name but you can’t identify a home occupation.”
Kids selling worms is a “home occupation”? Really? The tenor of the story almost suggested some sort of weirdness on the part of the family who have garnered support from neighbors and people as far away as Alexandria and even a gentleman that came from Long Sault to purchase some of the kids worms.
One local car dealer (who we won’t mention because they boycott CFN) even offered to let the kids sell worms from their lot on Saturdays, which is a lovely gesture.
There’s a certain double irony in that Mr. Kingston failed to report on one of, oddly enough, biggest news stories to date this year in Cornwall while living across the street, and if he was the person who fingered the kids the bigger irony is that he himself is an entrepreneur allegedly taking tax dollars in the Self Employment program via St. Lawrence College after Corus Radio shut down their newsroom and terminating his former position as News Director.
Mr. Kingston did not respond to our question prior to publication.
This isn’t Mr. Kingston’s first time upsetting viewers with some suggesting that he caters to local politicians instead of viewers.
What do you think dear CFN viewers? You can post your comments below.