Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Looking Back at Downtown Cornwall 121018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Looking Back at Downtown Cornwall 121018

Petula Clark’s song, “Downtown”reminds me sometimes of growing up post war in Cornwall. That line,”Everything’s waiting for you”, says it all. Pitt and Second Streets were sort of our hub’ in center town. We had it all. There were so many stores that seemed to have everything we needed or wanted. At Sleeman’s Sports Store […]

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Dianne Poirier is a Nitwit – Liberal Francophone Organizer on Display @ McDonnell Rally by Jamie Gilcig 120218

Cornwall Ontario – I kinda giggled when I found out that there was a Canadian Francophone organisation locally.   Not because I disrespect Francophones, but this area has people like that silly man with his pins and of course Dianne Poirier, retired school teacher,  who besides being President of this local group has been a driving […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Chanukah 2018 & Tiger Tales! 112518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Chanukah 2018 & Tiger Tales!  112518

Our Jewish friends will be celebrating Hanukkah for eight days from the evening of Dec 3 rd. to December 10th. Hanukkah or Chanukah is the Jewish wintertime “Festival of Lights”. It is celebrated with nightly lightings of the menorah, with special prayers , blessings and fried food such as the potato latke (pancake) with applesauce […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Remembrance Day 2018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Remembrance Day 2018

  Cornwall Ontario – Our Canadian doctor Lt. Col John McCrae could not have known that his poem “In Flanders’s Field” written in 1915 would become such a famous loved poem for the whole world. The Annual Poppy Campaign of the Royal Canadian Legion raises money for our Veterans and their families and organizations which […]

Randy Sauve Rants as Comicfest Flops at Civic Complex 102918

Randy Sauve Rants as Comicfest Flops at Civic Complex 102918

Cornwall Ontario –  There’s a certain ignorance and nastiness in Cornwall that’s embodied in people like my former neighbor Randy Sauve. There’s no crime in not being bright or capable of running one’s life without baby bonus.  There is when you stalk and rant after people who can create and build things without government assistance […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Halloween 2018!

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Halloween 2018!

  Cornwall Ontario – Homemade popcorn, candies, cookies sometimes in little paper bags or wrapped in paper napkins tied at the top were big treats for us as kids on Halloween. We got little bags of potato chips and even the odd nickel. Many moons ago now we carried pillowcases or shopping bags to hold […]

Any Cornwall Candidate that Supports the BMO Arts Centre Doesn’t Deserve Your Vote by Jamie Gilcig 101818

Any Cornwall Candidate that Supports the BMO Arts Centre Doesn’t Deserve Your Vote by Jamie Gilcig 101818

Cornwall politics are essentially shameless, corrupt, and frankly the government we collectively deserve. No other issue highlights this better than the BMO farcical art centre hustle. Essentially for over 30 years the city doled out a very very meagre amount of money to sustain the charity that was our Public Art Gallery.  Run by fumble […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Winston Churchill Army Cadets & Wee Monkeys! 101518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Winston Churchill Army Cadets & Wee Monkeys! 101518

Cornwall Ontario – It is always wonderful to see our young people out in the community volunteering to help support their organizations. On the Thanksgiving Saturday, the Army Cadets were ‘tagging ‘ us. Two very charming young girls were located at Giant Tiger, one in uniform. They were both very pleasant and I bought two […]

It’s Time to Stop Giving the Cornwall Colts a Free Ride by Jamie Gilcig 100418

It’s Time to Stop Giving the Cornwall Colts a Free Ride by Jamie Gilcig 100418

Cornwall Ontario – Geez there are fire sales and bad deals,  and there is the sweetheart deal that the City of Cornwall is giving the Cornwall Colts for some reason?   I mean this is worse than a Marc Bergevin trade. At issue is that the city has two facilities that have far too much empty […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dinosaurs, Good Music & Katz! 093018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dinosaurs, Good Music & Katz! 093018

  Cornwall Ontario – When you start to hear Ed Lauzon sing a song such as ” I Just want To Dance With You”, you can’t help but want to sing along and get up and dance. Ed and two of his sons, Ed. Jr. and Adam recently entertained the tenants and friends of Beek […]

PIGS – Canada’s Pink Floyd Tour Canada CORNWALL Oct 20th OTTAWA NOV 8

PIGS – Canada’s Pink Floyd Tour Canada CORNWALL Oct 20th OTTAWA NOV 8

A MUST SEE FOR ALL PINK FLOYD FANS!  CANADA’S MOST AUTHENTIC PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE   CLICK TO BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW IN CORNWALL! Local Pink Floyd fans are in for a treat this fall as PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd brings their acclaimed live show across Canada to perform some of the most amazing music ever […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bishop’s House Restoration & Tiger Tales! 09178

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bishop’s House Restoration & Tiger Tales! 09178

Cornwall Ontario – There is a little coin container on the counter at the Burger King Restaurant on Second Street East to collect some money to help with the funding of scholarships and bursaries for financial aid for students at St. Lawrence College. Every bit of change helps. According to the web site, the bursaries and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – BirthDay Greetings & Enemas 090518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – BirthDay Greetings & Enemas 090518

  A very special senior celebrated her 95th. Birthday on Sept. 3rd. Happy Birthday to Ethel Bingley. Ethel is a wonderful lady and one that everyone who knows her likes and admires. Happy Happy Birthday Ethel. . This Procedure Book has been in my trunk for many years. It was given to us as student […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Hotel Dieu 69 Yearbook AUG 21 18

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford  Hotel Dieu 69 Yearbook AUG 21 18

  Cornwall Ontario – The last Vitae Lampada, the yearbook of the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing, was in 1969, the year the school closed. Luckily I was able to borrow a copy and also a Graduation Exercises program from Terri Hooker, Class of ’69. In the yearbook are a lot of photos of […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary! 080618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary!  080618

Cornwall Ontario – On Aug. 14, 2012 my first column was published in CFN…6 years ago!! Where did those 6 years go and go so fast too??!! That is a lot of typing. Jamie has been very patient and I thank him for 6 interesting years of columns with CFN. (editor’s note – Dawn the community […]

IMPENDING ICE AGE MC Frosty Is Anything But Chill in Cornwall by Jordan Poapst 080218

IMPENDING ICE AGE MC Frosty Is Anything But Chill in Cornwall by Jordan Poapst 080218

Do you want to build a snowman? From seemingly out of nowhere, MC Frosty has been rolling through 2018, much like a child’s early stages towards constructing a man made of flakes. It has been a year of steady growth, all starting with what was intended as an act of musical troll warfare, against a […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

  Cornwall Ontario – One of the joys of being a kid in the 1950’s was the comic books. Remember Batman and Robin and the Bat mobile, Superman and Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracey and his famous watch, Bugs Bunny and “What’s up, Doc?”, Archie Andrews and Betty and Veronica, Uncle Scrooge, […]

Bank of Montreal Arts Centre in Cornwall Will be an Election Issue by Jamie Gilcig 062718

Bank of Montreal Arts Centre in Cornwall Will be an Election Issue by Jamie Gilcig 062718

Cornwall Ontario – What a weird group around the council table Cornwall has.    It’s odd, as though some on council have brain function issues….or simply are trying to copy Brockville. Brockville’s art centre renovated an old theatre; with much public money, into a stunning and lovely facility that is a gem and attraction for […]

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