Busy Monday Night …..

Busy Monday Night …..

Sometimes in life you have to make a choice.   Sometimes you want Chocolate and Vanilla.   Sometiemes you can have both! Last night my goal was to go to the Cornwall & Regional Writer’s Society as Lorna had taken to calling me a Ghost member.   I love writing and for some reason almost every Monday night […]

New Photo Radar in Quebec – Another Reason not to visit

New Photo Radar in Quebec – Another Reason not to visit

Those wacky folks in Quebec have decided to try photo radar out.   I think it’s just a money grab.  A lot of areas have tried to use it, or do use it, and I think it just goes against the grain. It’s up to police to catch us breaking the law.   Lord knows there’s enough […]

Water Meters – I say no

Water Meters – I say no

Not sure how many people know, but our city council wants to install water meters in every house in Cornwall. I know the city needs money, what with building arenas that will cost each citizen in Cornwall over $600 to build and $17 per person per year to maintain, but do we really want water […]

More Medicare/Ohip nonsense – Call your MP.

More Medicare/Ohip nonsense – Call your MP.

So I’m busy packing up the remnants of my old store and one of my customers tells me this story. He has COPD and his lung capacity is below 25%.    This makes mobility a real issue. I suggest he apply for a scooter as I have before.    His issue is that the doctors held off […]

Have you Googled yourself lately?

Have you Googled yourself lately?

Having a site like this gives you a lot of information.  It passes through; it passes by; it never stops. I get to see the search terms used that bring people to The Cornwall Free News and was surprised to see my own name as a term. So I Googled myself.   Wow;  that’s an awful […]

Minimum Wage up 75 cents – finally !

Minimum Wage up 75 cents – finally !

Editorial- Finally minimum wage went up in Ontario. I know the struggles of small business as I’ve run one.  Yes wages are expensive, but the reality is that Minimum wage is a system that supports the Service Industry. Walmart recorded profits this year.   Tim Horton’s, Burger King, McDonalds, and many of the largest employers in […]

Battling Through the Smoke – Illegal Cigarettes

Battling Through the Smoke – Illegal Cigarettes

Two strong pieces about the Illegal Cigarette trade.   This is a major issue.  Basically after shaking down the tobacco companies the whole trade went to Native and Organized Crime interest. We are paying for the health burden of a now basically unregulated or tested product.   Not only that we are paying for a half attempted […]