The Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day – Hawk by Calvin Hanson – November 19, 2011

The Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day – Hawk by Calvin Hanson – November 19, 2011

CFN –   Photographer Calvin Hanson gets his third photo chosen as our photo of the day!  This one is of a hawk in the North end of Cornwall.    If you want to submit your work for our photo of the day feature email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com in a JPEG format.   Please include […]

Help the Cornwall Free News Form Its New Comments Policy! November 18, 2011

Help the Cornwall Free News Form Its New Comments Policy! November 18, 2011

CFN –  Boy this week has gone by in a blur!   It’s been crazy since Monday night when Cornwall City council tabled their report calling for a cease to advertising on media that have anonymous comments.   I think we’ve all learned a few things and we’ve been inundated with comments, calls, and emails of all […]

Occupy Cornwall Rally Set for Friday Night November 18, 2011 in Lamoureaux Park

Occupy Cornwall Rally Set for Friday Night November 18, 2011 in Lamoureaux Park

CFN –   It looks like the Occupy movement is coming to Cornwall Ontario.    A release was sent to us today announcing a rally in Lamoureaux Park on November 18th. “occupy new york broken up over 100 arrested obviously,this movement is Very Important or there would not be a media gag order on it. […]

Transparent Report from City of Cornwall in Diane Shay Affair perhaps not so transparent? November 17, 2011

Transparent Report from City of Cornwall in Diane Shay Affair perhaps not so transparent? November 17, 2011

CFN –   Transparency is a funny thing.  If someone shows you something what they show you is transparent.   Of course what they don’t show you….isn’t.   Today the city of Cornwall Ontario issued a release regarding the Diane Shay case. However what they didn’t release was the settlement that Ms Shay signed with […]

Reactions to Online Anonymity in Cornwall Ontario – Councilor Gardiner and the S word and Councilor MacDonald’s possible Conflict of Interest – November 17, 2011

Reactions to Online Anonymity in Cornwall Ontario – Councilor Gardiner and the S word and Councilor MacDonald’s possible Conflict of Interest – November 17, 2011

CFN – Wow.  I am absolutely floored by how much interest has been showed in the issue of Online Anonymity regarding posts.    I’ve been flooded by emails and calls and it’s interesting to see how petty some of the competing media has been. The Free Holder who also have been targeted by the City […]

Our Top Ten Stories for November 15, 2011 and a Clarification of our Mission Statement and Posting Policy.

Our Top Ten Stories for November 15, 2011 and a Clarification of our Mission Statement and Posting Policy.

CFN –  As you can see from our Top Ten stories of November 15th we’re getting a lot of focus on local stories.   In light of the City Council meeting and the ongoing discussion on Anonymous comments I thought I’d put out our policies for those unaware or unclear on how we do things […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council Defers Vote on Anonymous Comments Ban For Media Sites they Advertise on – November 15, 2011

Cornwall Ontario City Council Defers Vote on Anonymous Comments Ban For Media Sites they Advertise on – November 15, 2011

CFN –  Interesting evening at City Council last night.   Alright, maybe not interesting, but some ground was covered.   The real story is simmering under the eye of the public.  It wasn’t discussed at the meeting which had a full compliment of city managers. John Towndrow of Transition Cornwall + made a presentation to […]

So How Much has CAO Paul Fitzpatrick Cost the City of Cornwall with his heavy handed leadership? November 13, 2011

So How Much has  CAO Paul Fitzpatrick Cost the City of Cornwall with his heavy handed leadership?   November 13, 2011

CFN – A report was written this past week by our Economic Development team.  I’ve always thought that term a bit odd for Mr. Peters and Boileau as they certainly have not done anything to help develop CFN. I’ve been told that the first ad we had from the city was just to get us […]

Happy 31st to Cornwall Ontario’s Ryan Gosling! November 12, 2011

Happy 31st to Cornwall Ontario’s Ryan Gosling! November 12, 2011

CFN –   Ryan Gosling grew up in Cornwall.  It’s a long way from the River City to Hollywood and now he’s one of the hottest actor’s in film.   He also was a producer and narrated the documentary ReGeneration.   Today Ryan turns 31.  httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLkM3WgJGaE Ryan studied Drama and Fine Arts here at CCVS […]

Notes from Abroad by Tabatha Pilon in Denmark – Halloween Denmark Style! November 11, 2011

Notes from Abroad by Tabatha Pilon in Denmark – Halloween Denmark Style!  November 11, 2011

CFN – Once again, I have found a holiday that I have taken for granted: Halloween.  Although it may not technically be known as a “holiday” per se, it has always been a great day of fun and laughter that I have missed out on this year. In Denmark, Halloween is more of a “young” child’s […]

Some of the Poop on the Pilon vs Cornwall Case, Robert Menagh, Paul Fitzpatrick and the City of Cornwall Axing our Advertising with them because of Anonymous Comments

Some of the Poop on the Pilon vs Cornwall Case, Robert Menagh, Paul Fitzpatrick and the City of Cornwall Axing our Advertising with them because of Anonymous Comments

CFN – In the aftermath of the stories tarring Cornwall Ontario Staffing honcho Robert Menagh, a lot of discussin’ has been taking place.   It’s grist for the Timmy’s crowd and why not?   Tall, rugged, a lawyer,  highly paid by Cornwall standards; there’s plenty to throw bricks at in a town that loves to throw […]

Seaway Roller Derby Girls in Cornwall Ontario move into new digs and official updates! November 8, 2011

Seaway Roller Derby Girls in Cornwall Ontario move into new digs and official updates!  November 8, 2011

CFN –   The Seaway Roller Derby Girls are now official!   The group also moved from the basement of the former Strip club to the gym of a local church after having difficulty getting local schools to let them lease their gyms and the city not having a space available for them to rent. […]

Truffles Burger Bar Closer to Opening in Downtown Cornwall Ontario – November 6, 2011

Truffles Burger Bar Closer to Opening in Downtown Cornwall Ontario – November 6, 2011

CFN – Not a week goes by when we don’t get asked about when the new Truffles Burger Bistro will return to Cornwall.   The restaurant was a lighting hit in the downtown core of Cornwall Ontario before it tragically caught fire.   The new Truffles boasts a much larger kitchen, much larger seating capacity […]

Cornwall Ontario DBIA Home for the Holidays Christmas House Tour 2011 in sponsored by Scotiabank & Remax – Wednesday Nov 30th, 2011

Cornwall Ontario DBIA Home for the Holidays Christmas House Tour 2011 in sponsored by Scotiabank & Remax – Wednesday Nov 30th, 2011

The Downtown Cornwall Business Improvement Area is once again hosting the Home for the Holidays Christmas House Tour.  The tour will take place on Wednesday, November 30 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.  Tickets are $34 (includes HST) and are now on sale at Life’s Little Pleasures, Re/Max, Scotiabank, Cornwall branch, Auld Kirktown, The Picket Fence […]

Men’s Group Formed To Address Violence Against Women And Children in Cornwall Ontario – November 4, 2011

Men’s Group Formed To Address Violence Against Women And Children in Cornwall Ontario – November 4, 2011

  CFN – A group of men from Cornwall have joined together to work towards eliminating violence against women and children in the community.  The Building Better Men Group was officially unveiled on Friday, November 4th during a gathering at City Hall.  Among other things, the new Group will work to raise awareness of violence […]

Old Boys Club Gets New Lease on Life as Latour Wealth Management Purchases Iconic Building in Cornwall Ontario- November 4, 2011

Old Boys Club Gets New Lease on Life as Latour Wealth Management Purchases Iconic Building in Cornwall Ontario- November 4, 2011

  CFN – Long Sault resident and president of Team Cornwall, Gilles Latour is helping breathe new life into one of Cornwall’s more distinguished addresses. Mr. Latour, purchased the century-old, two-storey, red-brick building at 42 Second Street East earlier this year.    “This building has a lot of history yet it is also perfectly suited for the […]

Notes from Abroad by Tabatha Pilon in Denmark – The 4 D’s & 7 B’s of Being an Exchange Student. November 3, 2011

Notes from Abroad by Tabatha Pilon in Denmark – The 4 D’s & 7 B’s of Being an Exchange Student.  November 3, 2011

CFN –As an exchange student, I am constantly reminded of the rules: “The 4 D’s”.    No Drinking; No Driving; No Drugs; And No Dating.   More importantly, I am reminded of the 7 Be’s.   BE a Person of Action BE Curious BE Purposeful BE Grateful BE Respectful BE Accountable BE of Service  And the […]