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 […]

Bad Management & Council Lead to High Taxes in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 100218

Bad Management & Council Lead to High Taxes in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 100218

Cornwall Ontario – The city likes to give out voodoo numbers when it comes to tax increases, but the bottom line is the bottom line.  If you raise taxes nearly 20% per term without increasing revenues something always gives out. Even worse, if you borrow money to pay for a tax increase, as Cornwall did […]

Fishy Times in Cornwall – City Refuses to Say How Much Voisine Bohemian Rhapsody Parody Cost Taxpayers 092818

Fishy Times in Cornwall – City Refuses to Say How Much Voisine Bohemian Rhapsody Parody Cost Taxpayers 092818

Cornwall Ontario – How many cities facing record tax hikes burn through $15K making a vanity video for a fire chief that union sources allege spends too much time at his out of town home instead of serving and protecting the taxpayers of Cornwall Ontario? Economic Development poobah Bob Peters seems to be sending wads […]

Bad Politics Again Hit SD&G OSPCA as Fundraiser Turnout Falls #EPICFAIL 092418

Bad Politics Again Hit SD&G OSPCA as Fundraiser Turnout Falls #EPICFAIL 092418

Cornwall Ontario – The SD&G Ospca twice refused full year ad plans from this newspaper, one paid for by a local businessperson.    Playing politics instead of putting the animals first has led to tragic results. “This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year,” said Carol Link, manager. “We had a low turnout […]

Clement Does the Lumley 2 Step On Cornwall Saving Cash from CUPE STRIKE 091218

Clement Does the Lumley 2 Step On Cornwall Saving Cash from CUPE STRIKE 091218

Cornwall Ontario –  It’s very hard to be a good liar.   Keeping up a false veneer takes a lot of stamina and skill.  People like Cornwall City Councilor Bernadette Clement ultimately fail and badly.   While Councilor Clement likes to come across as sweetness and light with bountiful positivity more and more people see through that. […]

Epic Measles Outbreaks Signifies Importance of Vaccinations by Mary Anne Pankhurst 092118

Epic Measles Outbreaks Signifies Importance of Vaccinations by Mary Anne Pankhurst 092118

PORT HOPE ON – Last month’s news about the biggest measles outbreak in living memory still has me on edge. In case you haven’t heard, 41,000 children and adults across Europe were sickened – between January and June alone – 37 people are dead, and the outbreak isn’t over yet. Beyond imagining the great human […]

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT by Warren Kinsella 091818

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT by Warren Kinsella 091818

Toronto Ontario – Show of hands: how many of you expected the Ontario government to lose the constitutional challenge of its Bill 5, which aimed to reduce the size of Toronto’s city council? No one? Exactly. No one – no one who has been paying attention, at least – expected Doug Ford’s government to lose. Municipalities […]

Wanna Buy a Newspaper? Turn Key Cornwall Regional Eyeballs – CFN FOR SALE

Wanna Buy a Newspaper?  Turn Key Cornwall Regional Eyeballs – CFN FOR SALE

February will be the tenth anniversary of this newspaper.   That’s a long time and a lot of hard work. It’s resulted in over 1 million human pageviews monthly.      LINK Sadly, CFN never became the creative fount of positivity I envisioned when I started this venture in February of 2009.   You can’t do creative marketing […]

Ford Gov’t Goes Full Poutine & Invokes Not Withstanding Act Over Toronto Council Decision 091018

Ford Gov’t Goes Full Poutine & Invokes Not Withstanding Act Over Toronto Council Decision 091018

Cornwall Ontario – Shock and Awe as an Ontario Conservative government takes a page out of Quebec politics to chop up Toronto City Council. The only issue this writer has are the optics.  Surely there are other councils, like the one here in Cornwall which are not serving the public equitably. Many in the public […]

Ford Gov’t Focusing more on Math than Sex Ed in Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig 082918

Ford Gov’t Focusing more on Math than Sex Ed in Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig 082918

Cornwall Ontario – The Ford government just issued a release outlining the failings of our educational system which seemed to focus more on Sex Ed than Math.   It seems that many would have our education system replace parenthood (although in far too many circumstances you can’t blame them) than simply teach our kids the importance […]

Is Democracy Dead in Cornwall Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig 082818

Is Democracy Dead in Cornwall Ontario?  By Jamie Gilcig 082818

Cornwall Ontario – Democracy dies when people don’t tend to it.  That means voting. It means being active more than just at elections. It means becoming aware to some degree of what the monkeys at City Hall get up to.   I mean we have a city clerk that can’t even get candidate contact information correct […]

Bernadette Clement Lies to the Public as She Runs for Mayor by Jamie Gilcig 082318

Bernadette Clement Lies to the Public as She Runs for Mayor by Jamie Gilcig 082318

Cornwall Ontario –  Lawyers can be a smart bunch, cagey too.   It’s rare to get them “on the record” unless they want to be on the record which is why it’s so much fun to get them to chat off the record when the opportunity arises. “Flipper is as good a politician as she is […]

Crazed Cat Lady Tries to Bully CFN into Coverage by Jamie Gilcig 082018

Crazed Cat Lady Tries to Bully CFN into Coverage by Jamie Gilcig 082018

Cornwall Ontario – It’s odd, some of the requests we get for assistance.   As this newspaper is about to celebrate our tenth anniversary of somehow surviving in this culturally toxic town it never stops to astound me how entitled some people think they are? Our first two years we essentially said yes to everyone no […]

#CCPS Police Harassment in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 081118

#CCPS Police Harassment in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 081118

Cornwall Ontario – For many of us journalists we know no hours.   We can be working days straight at a time.  We can work at odd hours.  Many of us have no set schedules. CFN does not have public offices.  When I need to meet someone we do it in public spaces.  There are security […]

Seniors Leaving Cornwall Too – Cost of Living Corruption Lack of Culture Cited 080718

Seniors Leaving Cornwall Too –  Cost of Living Corruption Lack of Culture Cited 080718

Cornwall Ontario –  So I was chatting with a friend who’s nearly 80 and she’s planning to sell her home and leave Cornwall.   She shared a few more of her friends were leaving too. Another friend in her 40’s shared that she’s moving to Ottawa and then shares that she has about a half dozen […]

What Does Hugo Rodrigues Have Against Cornwall Councilor Mark MacDonald by Jamie Gilcig 080418

What Does Hugo Rodrigues Have Against Cornwall Councilor Mark MacDonald by Jamie Gilcig 080418

Media can be a bewildering thing.    We are flooded with content through the day.  Local, regional, National, happy stories, tragedies, tales of injustice, and crime. Yet at the end of the day we filter all that down to a few stories on a good day. With 4 utterly pointless candidates for mayor and 32 […]

Open Letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford Regarding MinComs and Media in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 080318

Open Letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford Regarding MinComs and Media in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 080318

Dear Doug, I sit here in my office of my struggling Independent media outlet.   An outlet that was fair and friendly with you during the election. Even though we’re the largest in our market with large audiences in other key Ontario markets we received zero advertising from your campaign or the PC party during the […]

Why I Didn’t Run for Mayor or Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 072818

Why I Didn’t Run for Mayor or Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 072818

Cornwall Ontario –   From offers of hand made suits  by Montreal tailors and volunteers it was very tempting to run for office in Cornwall this election. When I ran in 2014 I had one clear objective which I was very proud of the results contrary to what Hugo Rodrigues likes to spew.    I wanted […]