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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Para-medicine Funding & New Sponsor! MARCH 2, 2016

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford  Para-medicine Funding & New Sponsor!  MARCH 2, 2016

  Disabled World is an online newsletter I get weekly. One of the articles dated January 26th/16 was about info on what to do if you got stuck in an elevator. Whew!! Panic time? No! They say be calm. The article gives some advice on what to do including telling us to not attempt to […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bob Turner Needs to be Honoured FEB 14, 2016

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – Bob Turner Needs to be Honoured FEB 14, 2016

  Our City Councillor and columnist for the Seaway News, Claude McIntosh is advocating some honour to be bestowed in memory of the late Bob Turner. In his excellent article in the Seaway News of January 9th. Mr. McIntosh has credited Bob with bringing minor sports to Cornwall. Bob Turner was our city’s first Recreation […]

Clarifying Slanted Media & Mistruths About TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 5, 2016

Clarifying Slanted Media & Mistruths About TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 5, 2016

The problem with media is that sometimes, really bad journalists with really poor integrity can take innocent bits of an answer and build a perspective that creates an entirely different meaning. Today the Seaway News issued yet another hatchet job against TAG Cornwall, the city’s 34 year old public art gallery that may be shutting […]

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell Talks David Bowie with CFN – Jan 11, 2016

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell Talks David Bowie with CFN – Jan 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Barrie Wentzell has met and worked with almost every musical great during his stint with Melody Maker magazine in London from 1965-75. That time included working with David Bowie who passed away after a brave fight with Cancer. Wentzell recently visited Cornwall for a fund raising exhibit for its public art gallery […]

Dear Cornwall Ontario re: Ryan Gosling by Jamie Gilcig DEC 7, 2015

Dear Cornwall Ontario re: Ryan Gosling by Jamie Gilcig DEC 7, 2015

It was quite amusing to see some local media get excited by our homey Ryan Gosling mentioning Cornwall on Saturday Night Live, a NBC comedic institution led by Canuck Lorne Michaels who hails from Winterpeg.   As many know Ryan, who was born in London, grew up here and got his break via Montreal.   […]

The Art Centre Elaine & Carilyne Want to Build on Lies in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig NOV 5, 2015

The Art Centre Elaine & Carilyne Want to Build on Lies in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig NOV 5, 2015

Yes, I know, I’ve got emails from many of you complaining that I haven’t been writing as much here on CFN these past months. The truth is since January of this year I’ve been spending 40-60 hours per week trying to save our 33 year old institution that is our public art gallery here in […]