Cornwall Police & Fire Services Refusing To Be Transparent. By Jamie Gilcig JUNE 8, 2017

Cornwall Police & Fire Services Refusing To Be Transparent. By Jamie Gilcig JUNE 8, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – This newspaper, the largest in this city with over 1 million human pageviews per month, hasn’t had a release from the fire department since Pierre Voisine was promoted.    Unlike many in the fire services I actually live downtown and CFN operates downtown.  I hear the many sirens, but nada from the […]

More Clique Cronyism as EOTB Denis Thibault Hires City Councilor HEBERT June 5, 2017

More Clique Cronyism as EOTB Denis Thibault Hires City Councilor HEBERT June 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – No sireee, no Cronyism and corruption in the River City as Councilor Carilyne Hebert announced her new gig at the EOTB. The Eastern Ontario Training Board is run by long time Liberal and former City Councilor Denis Thibault. Essentially funding is politically massaged to government friendly hangers on and companies that tow […]

Free Holder & Phil Blancher Taken to Task Over Dairy Supply Management System JUNE 5, 2017

Free Holder & Phil Blancher Taken to Task Over Dairy Supply Management System JUNE 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I often wonder why Post Media’s Standard Freeholder would allow one of its competitor’s people to write articles for them?   I know times are hard, what with another round of buyouts that saw the likes of editor Len Hooper, and long time local fave Greg “Boomer” Peerenboom depart, but this week’s […]

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 […]

Are Partisan Ontario Politics Impacting Hospital Wait Times in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 31, 2017

Are Partisan Ontario Politics Impacting Hospital Wait Times in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 31, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – With the province rationing health care times a big question that’s starting to loom is whether this City is paying a price for electing Conservative Jim McDonell not once, but twice during this near 15 year run of Liberal governments in the province. Not only that, but the last McGuinty election win […]

Bob Peters Clique Burning Through Cornwall Cash While Staff Get Wages Frozen? MAY 26, 2017

Bob Peters Clique Burning Through Cornwall Cash While Staff Get Wages Frozen?  MAY 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Can you imagine a magazine called “Cornwall Living” not really about living in Cornwall?   The vanity magazine is grossly subsidized by Bob Peters and the City via its Economic Development department. You can’t blame TC media who simply are trying to run a business, but when City Staffers are about to […]

No We Really Don’t Need Fireworks Sales in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 24, 2017

No We Really Don’t Need Fireworks Sales in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 24, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  I normally am for anything that helps the economy of this community, but a recent move to  support fireworks sales in Cornwall just makes no sense? One of the biggest runaway areas of our budget in Cornwall are our Fire Services.    We have one of the highest rates of fires in Ontario.   Lower […]

Paying it Forward & Why Good Deeds Are Important – by Jamie Gilcig MAY 23, 2017

Paying it Forward & Why Good Deeds Are Important – by Jamie Gilcig MAY 23, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I received an email from a college alumni today.  They wanted to use a CFN photo of a certain politician. This numpty financially boycotts this newspaper.  His track record is he got elected back home because of his family name after failing at the political game in a much bigger pond. He’s […]

Mayor & MP’s Picnic All Wet – MP Lauzon Refuses to Disclose Canada Day Budget – by Jamie Gilcig MAY 23, 2017

Mayor & MP’s Picnic All Wet – MP Lauzon Refuses to Disclose Canada Day Budget – by Jamie Gilcig MAY 23, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –   Monday was a rainy drizzly day in Cornwall.  Apparently our mayor, not big on original thought or ideas of his own, tried to team up with another sizzling mind in MP Guy Lauzon to have a partisan party in Lamoureux Parc at taxpayer expense. Did you know about it?  I didn’t. […]

Conrad Black Agrees With President Trump – Dishonest Media Are the Enemy of the People MAY 19, 2017

Conrad Black Agrees With President Trump – Dishonest Media Are the Enemy of the People MAY 19, 2017

Even allowing for the astonishing pyrotechnics of current American politics, the Canadian journalistic reaction has been rather disappointing. Canadians have a unique ring-side seat on American personalities and events, and flatter themselves that they know that country better than any other foreigners do. Perhaps because of the garishness of American politics, the immense amounts of […]

Elaine MacDonald Puts Cornwall in Liability Position After Wage Freeze Shadow Negotiations MAY 19, 2017

Elaine MacDonald Puts Cornwall in Liability Position After Wage Freeze Shadow Negotiations MAY 19, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –   I live in a very strange community.   Here in Cornwall the people that clean city hall can’t run for council.  Yet Elaine MacDonald, President of the Labour Council, can. That’s letting the fox in the henhouse when it comes to the staff that make the city work. Likewise it tends […]

No Elaine, Taxes are Never a GOOD Thing by Jamie Gilcig MAY 16, 2017

No Elaine, Taxes are Never a GOOD Thing by Jamie Gilcig MAY 16, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Cornwall City Council finally agreed at a residential tax hike for this budget of just under 2%. Much gnashing of teeth and rendering of garments as Councilor Elaine MacDonald and her pet monkey bemoaned the small increase after failing to bump it up to near 3%. “We are looking at this the wrong […]

Why Businesses Need to Be More Professional With Media & Market Smart by Jamie Gilcig MAY 10, 2017

Why Businesses Need to Be More Professional With Media & Market Smart by Jamie Gilcig MAY 10, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – This morning I received a release from a major Home Store chain.   It was professionally written and normally I’d be intrigued. I emailed back explaining that we’d love to assist, but that we generally don’t do so for businesses that boycott us. That means if we have never sold an ad […]

School Closures Being Politically Massaged in Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 4, 2017

School Closures Being Politically Massaged in Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 4, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – One of the biggest problems in managing the school system in Ontario are the multitude of school boards and weakness of politicians to make the right decisions. Four year terms pass fast, and making a decision like closing a school or library can cost at election time as many have threatened on […]

Wynne $50M Min Income Plan Voter Pandering by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 24, 2017

Wynne $50M Min Income Plan Voter Pandering by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 24, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a reek of petty desperation and vote buying in the latest cookie being tossed to voters in Ontario.    At the end of the day many see through it though.    Lindsay, Hamilton, and Thunder Bay have been chosen for a pilot project for guaranteed minimum incomes. $50M divided by 4,000 […]

Seaway News For Sale Too – Is City Hall Politics Destroying Media in Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 20, 2017

Seaway News For Sale Too – Is City Hall Politics Destroying Media in Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 20, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  I live in a very strange community.  Ignorance and corruption are literally destroying our local economy.   Now two of the main three media are for sale, and the Standard Freeholder is rumored to be wobbly.  Corus Radio chopped its newsroom staff a few years ago as well. It’s getting harder to […]

Ottawa Police Wearing Bracelets to Support Montsion Wrong by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 1, 2017

Ottawa Police Wearing Bracelets to Support Montsion Wrong by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 1, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The tragedy that was the death of Abdirahman Abdi was something we covered when the story broke.   Cases can take time, especially when it involved police officers. Eventually Ottawa Police Service Constable Daniel Montsion was charged after an SIU investigation with Manslaughter.  He was the only officer charged in the incident which […]