First Snow to Hit Cornwall THURSDAY Weather ALERT 110917

First Snow to Hit Cornwall THURSDAY Weather ALERT 110917

Cornwall Ontario – Brr!  The River City area is waking up to below zero temps as we await our first snow of the season today. A cold snap has hit our area.  Expected mixed precipitation starting in the afternoon, and high winds. Our overnight low will be -9c.    Friday’s high is only expected to […]

FLOOD ALERT For Cornwall Ontario Region SUNDAY Oct 29, 2017

FLOOD ALERT For Cornwall Ontario Region SUNDAY Oct 29, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Roads had some stretches of flooding early Sunday morning before the real rain arrived.  This writer saw a massive pool of water on Second Street at 8:30 AM near Food Basics. Over 100 mm of rain are expected to fall in the area before the storm eases up on Tuesday. Expect high […]

HEAT ALERT for Cornwall Ontario Region for SATURDAY Sept 23, 2017

HEAT ALERT for Cornwall Ontario Region for SATURDAY Sept 23, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – This  is not a joke.  We have a heat warning this weekend thanks to the good folks at Environment Canada! Expect a high of 31c Saturday in the Cornwall area with lows near 20c overnight.  No rain is expected until mid to late next week. Sunday through Tuesday may see temps rise […]

CFN September Sponsorship Donation Drive! Please Donate TODAY

CFN September Sponsorship Donation Drive!   Please Donate TODAY

Like all media today CFN faces revenue challenges.   We face more of them because of the City Hall led conspiratorial boycott of this newspaper.   It’s something that actually has damaged the economy of the entire community.  There is at this point no business reason to not advertise here as we publish our real […]

401 E Now Closed at Ingleside – Another Fatal Collision 090817

401 E Now Closed at Ingleside – Another Fatal Collision 090817

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION – ROADWAY CLOSED   (South Stormont) – Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently at the scene of a two (2) vehicle fatal collision on Highway 401 Mile maker 769 (Ingleside), South Stormont Township.   Preliminary investigation has indicated that at approximately 12:30pm, a passenger vehicle travelling […]

ALERT Thunder & Rain For Cornwall Ontario Area SEPT 7 2017

ALERT Thunder & Rain For Cornwall Ontario Area SEPT 7 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Expect up to 5mm of rain Thursday and Friday in the Cornwall area with potential Thunderstorms starting Thursday! Lows will drop to about 10c overnight with highs near 20 until the weekend when we’re expecting warmer temps and lots of sunshine!   11:52 AM EDT Thursday 07 September 2017 Weather advisory in […]

Cornwall Free News Q2 Numbers UP 44% From 2016! Ad Deals! 083017

Cornwall Free News Q2 Numbers UP 44% From 2016!   Ad Deals!  083017

It’s not easy being an Independent media outlet, especially in Cornwall Ontario!  Yet somehow, with limited resources, we keep growing our audience as we start to venture away and grow our Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and other city markets. We finally had time to publish our Second Quarter numbers and you clearly like clicking on our […]

T Storm & Tornado ALERT for EASTERN ONTARIO (Cornwall) 082217

T Storm & Tornado ALERT for EASTERN ONTARIO (Cornwall) 082217

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Today will be a fine day to be a duck!   Rain, Thunderstorms and even warnings of Tornadoes are featured in Eastern Ontario. The good news is that we should have another rare sunny rain free weekend! Expect highs in the mid 20’s c through early next week! Alerts for: Cornwall – […]

T Storm & Heavy Rain ALERT from Brockville to Quebec Border SAT AUG 12, 2017

T Storm & Heavy Rain ALERT from Brockville to Quebec Border SAT AUG 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Thunderstorms and rains will be pummelling us from Brockville into the Quebec border Saturday. The rain will come fast and hard with high winds.   The high for Saturday in Cornwall should hit 28c. Rain is expected to continue into Sunday.   10:53 AM EDT Saturday 12 August 2017 Severe thunderstorm watch […]

Another THUNDERSTORM for the CORNWALL ONTARIO area JUNE 28, 2017

Another THUNDERSTORM for the CORNWALL ONTARIO area JUNE 28, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Another thunder storm warning for the Cornwall Ontario region from Environment Canada for this afternoon and evening.  Expect hail and high winds. A high of 24c is expected in the downtown area.  The good news is that there’s not much rain expected overnight. Thursday 15-20mm of rain is expected. We will update […]

HAIL & POSSIBLE TORNADO Weather ALERT for Cornwall & Eastern Ontario JUNE 26, 2017

HAIL & POSSIBLE TORNADO Weather ALERT for Cornwall & Eastern Ontario JUNE 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Sinkholes, hail, and now possible Tornados.  Just your average Summer day in 2017 Eastern Ontario. Our current sunshine will see clouds and rail start later this afternoon and early evening. Very little rain is expected Monday night.  Thursday through the weekend are looking to be wet. Temperatures this week are in the […]

Will you Help Hit Our Subscription Target for CFN before JULY 7, 2017 ?

Will you Help Hit Our Subscription Target for CFN before JULY 7, 2017 ?

Cornwall Ontario – Have you noticed a few more digital ads on CFN?   We want to remove them, but need your help. Like any newspaper, online or in print, we need your help to survive.  Gone are the days of classified ad revenue, and home delivery revenue. Nothing of value is ever truly free. […]

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM ALERT for Cornwall Ontario Region JUNE 18, 2017

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM ALERT for Cornwall Ontario Region JUNE 18, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – It’s 33c at CFN central in downtown Cornwall as of 4:55PM.  Environment Canada has issued a Thunderstorm alert from Morrisburg to the Quebec border and as far north as Maxville and Alexandria. A CFN viewer sent in the following from the Alexandria area : Jamie: a friend called me on her cell […]

Dr. Charlebois Aesthetics Glowing Vitally in Times Square Cornwall! JUNE 16, 2017

Dr. Charlebois Aesthetics Glowing Vitally in Times Square Cornwall!  JUNE 16, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Sometimes change isn’t a bad thing.  For Dr. Patrick Charlebois and Anne St. John the demise of Vitalglow has created an opportunity for the team to continue their work at their new office in Times Square on Second Street West in Cornwall. Parking had been an issue in the old location, but […]

Senior & Pet ALERT as TEMPS Over 30c in Cornwall Area JUNE 12, 2017

Senior & Pet ALERT as TEMPS Over 30c in Cornwall Area JUNE 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  It’s hotter than predicted with it being 31c outside CFN central in Downtown Cornwall Ontario at 1:51 PM. While things are expected to cool down a bit starting tomorrow please stay hydrated and make sure pets have plenty of water and don’t be one of those idiots that leaves their dogs in […]

HEAT ALERT for Cornwall Ontario Area for SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017

HEAT ALERT for Cornwall Ontario Area for SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – A heat alert has been issued for the Cornwall Ontario region with temperatures expected to hover around the 30c mark Sunday and reach as high as 33c Monday. Rain is expected to return late Monday to cool things down.  Temps around the 25c range are expected for most of this week. Stay […]

Will You Donate to CFN? It’s Time for Viewers to Step Up – JUNE 8, 2017

Will You Donate to CFN?  It’s Time for Viewers to Step Up – JUNE 8, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Odds are if you’re reading this it’s not the first time you’ve visited the Cornwall Free News.  It’s not easy running an Independent newspaper in 2017.  It’s even harder in smaller markets. While we like other face challenges in a struggling economy and competing with giants like Google and facebook for digital […]

CFN Viewer Appeal – Yes Virginia, you do have to pay for the news. JUNE 2, 2017

CFN Viewer Appeal – Yes Virginia, you do have to pay for the news. JUNE 2, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – In the olden days…way back in the 90’s, there were three main streams of revenue for newspapers. Subscriptions, where people paid for home delivery.    Then there were classified ads, and finally advertising.   All three were pillars that allowed media to cover the news as best as they could. Certain pressures […]

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