Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Comes to Cornwall DEC 3, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Christmas Time Comes to Cornwall DEC 3, 2016

    Cornwall Ontario – As the song says, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. It is true. Everywhere we go there are sparkling lights, multi-coloured decorations, toys, gifts, Santa Clauses and Nativity scenes. Pommier’s Square at Pitt and Second Streets is all lit up with colourful decorations, little fir trees and in […]

Cornwall Bus Driver Retires After 28 Years of Service NOV 16, 2016

Cornwall Bus Driver Retires After 28 Years of Service NOV 16, 2016

Cornwall Transit driver makes final stop on lengthy career CORNWALL ONTARIO – A well-known and well-liked Cornwall Transit driver made his final stop on Wednesday after a lengthy career with the service. Driver Gilles Lafrance drove his familiar Pitt-McConnell bus to the Downtown transfer point Wednesday morning and walked off the bus into retirement after […]

Filmmaker Albert Nerenberg Wants to Talk to Cornwallites for Upcoming CBC Doc NOV 10, 2016

Filmmaker Albert Nerenberg Wants to Talk to Cornwallites for Upcoming CBC Doc NOV 10, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – CBC TV Documentary is looking for Ryan Gosling Stories in Cornwall. Do you remember Ryan Gosling’s early years in Cornwall? If so an upcoming CBC Documentary Channel film could be interested in talking to you. The 35 year old movie star often references his formative years in Cornwall at times describing being […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford REMEMBRANCE DAY & TIGER Nov 5, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford REMEMBRANCE DAY & TIGER Nov 5, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – November 11th. Remembrance Day always brings back a lot of memories for all of us. I remember when I was young there were large gatherings of people at the Cenotaph in all kinds of weather, cold windy days or sometimes snowing and other mornings were bright and sunny. I can still see […]

3rd Friends of Vets Vigil for Veterans & Soldiers With PTSD in Cornwall NOV 2, 2016

3rd Friends of Vets Vigil for Veterans & Soldiers With PTSD in Cornwall NOV 2, 2016

3’rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Veterans and Soldiers with PTSD who continue to take their own lives. Who:   Friends of Vets What:  Candlelight Vigil in honor and support for our military heroes and their families after suicide.   Event is open to everyone. When:  Monday, November 2 ,2016 at 17:30 hrs (5:30 pm) Where:  Cornwall Legion […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Batman & Nurses Pledge SEPT 20, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Batman & Nurses Pledge SEPT 20, 2016

      Cornwall Ontario – In the Reminisce magazine of Sept. 2016 is an article on Batman and Robin, The Dynamic Duo. Who can forget the Batmobile? I had forgotten, though, all the expressions of Robin like, “Holy Haberdashery” which apparently was only one of 350, according to the article. Batman was played by […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Cornwall General Hospital Annual Dinner JUNE 22, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford   Cornwall General Hospital Annual Dinner JUNE 22, 2016

  The Alumni of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing held their annual dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, June 17th. And what a party it was!! Celebrating 50 years was the Class of 1966. Class members from left to right: Front row: Beverly (Johnson) Craig; Madge (Knight) Twolan; Pat (Winters) Pratt; […]

Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall –  by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

The lady doth protest too much, methinks For a man that to my knowledge has never set foot in Cornwall’s public Art Gallery, Standard Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues sure likes to write about it. He writes about the gallery far more than say…..the shady Harbor Front deal, or how Big Ben is leeching poison into […]

Parks Canada Invests $450K in Sir John Johnson Manor House JUNE 13, 2016

Parks Canada Invests $450K in Sir John Johnson Manor House JUNE 13, 2016

Sir John Johnson House National Historic Site, located in the historic town of Williamstown, is one of the oldest surviving houses in present day Ontario. Today Parks Canada announced an infrastructure investment of more than $450 000 for Sir John Johnson Manor House. This investment will focus on major structural and exterior repairs of the building to assure structural […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Congratulations to Father Hallé on 50 Years of Service

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Congratulations to Father Hallé on 50 Years of Service

  It is that time again for us to be aware of animals and children left in hot cars. Dr. Ernie Ward’s video at: http://drernieward shows him placing himself in a hot car and how fast he wanted to get out of it, suffering so quickly from the intense heat after only minutes. Another informative […]

Seniors Situation Room Victoria Day & Summer Camp by Dawn Ford

Seniors Situation Room Victoria Day & Summer Camp by Dawn Ford

    There are some nice people in our world and some nice companies also. It seems that Yardi Canada Ltd. is both. Yardi is a property management software company for real estate worldwide. They are coordinating a project with the Alberta Residential Landlord Association, The Capital Region Housing Corporation, and the City of Edmonton […]

CFN Interviews Long Time Ottawa & Cornwall Ontario Commentator JULES PART 1 MAY 15, 2016

CFN Interviews Long Time Ottawa & Cornwall Ontario Commentator JULES PART 1  MAY 15, 2016

CFN has always innovated and led the way in viewer comments in our community.   The Standard Freeholder has nuked their comments section, but CFN has evolved and has a very clear policy. Our most popular commentator has been “Jules”.  She’s had 2,963 comments approved as a viewer, and probably as many not approved because […]

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Gets Free Art for Office While Public Gallery Set to Close After Funding Cut to Zero MAY 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Gets Free Art for Office While Public Gallery Set to Close After Funding Cut to Zero MAY 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario as a community has historically poorly supported the arts.  With an influx of seniors from communities that do support the arts it makes sense for some of those sports dollars to shift. Sadly, that isn’t the case.  The city’s 36 year old public art gallery, TAG Cornwall, is to close this year after […]

Cornwall Politics Take Wind Out of CAPE by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 25, 2016

Cornwall Politics Take Wind Out of CAPE by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 25, 2016

This Winter I chatted with Carol Grant (now Sauve) about CFN sponsoring CAPE.    We have a history of success promoting local events. Sadly politics have seen festivals like Lift Off and Winterfest  destroyed by Cornwall City Council petty politics. Telling groups who to advertise or work with always is a recipe for disaster.   […]

Sharon Hyman’s APARTNERS Looks at Couples Living Happily Apart APRIL 5, 2016

Sharon Hyman’s APARTNERS Looks at Couples Living Happily Apart APRIL 5, 2016

Apartners Live Happily Ever After – in Places of Their Own “I want you. I need you. I just don’t want to live with you.” By Sharon Hyman: I’m a filmmaker, a Canadian, a former Orthodox Jew, an aspiring free spirit. He is a musician, an engineer, an Albanian-American with Buddhist leanings, a functional grownup. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Bishop’s House Fundraiser APRIL 1, 2016

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Bishop’s House Fundraiser APRIL 1, 2016

  There will be a fundraising dinner for the restoration of the Bishop’s House in St. Raphael’s on April 16th. Cocktails at 5:30 and dinner at 6pm. It will be held in the Char- Lan Recreation Center in Williamstown. and will be hosted by the restoration committee, The Glengarry Fencibles Trust. Cost is $60 per […]

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