Is it time to Better Support and Assist Small Business in Cornwall Ontario? – February 18, 2011

Is it time to Better Support and Assist Small Business in Cornwall Ontario?  – February 18, 2011

Cornwall ON – Recently the Chamber of Commerce had an initiative to Shop locally like many communities across North America. There are issues for small business all over, but for today’s editorial and questions I’m going to focus here in Cornwall Ontario.   Not because it’s better or worse than any other city; just because […]

Should I be Changing My Mind About Michael Ignatieff? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – February 15, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Should I be Changing My Mind About Michael Ignatieff?  Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – February 15, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON- So is it time for me to reconsider my position on Michael Ignatieff the Liberals?     For those that don’t know I used to be a card holding Federal Liberal, but left after Mr. Ignatieff’s leadership announcement and a certain bewilderment at my local Liberal riding brain trust. I, like many others […]

Perceiving Perceptions In The Eye of the Beholder – Our Mission Statement and a few words on How We Work – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – February 11, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Perceiving Perceptions In The Eye of the Beholder – Our Mission Statement and a few words on How We Work – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – February 11, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – So I had the ear of a very successful business person this morning.   It’s always enlightening to listen to good sound advice and wisdom. We were talking about perception; chiefly others of ourselves and our businesses and how sometimes we can fail to create the perceptions that we truly wish to, […]

The Cornwall Free News – 3,257 Stories, 1,793,955 page views later we celebrate our 2nd Birthday! – February 9, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

The Cornwall Free News – 3,257 Stories, 1,793,955 page views later we celebrate our 2nd Birthday! – February 9, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – We made it to our second birthday!  Only about 15% of new companies make it to their 2nd birthday and I’m very very proud of you our viewers who have made it all possible. It’s an interesting and eye opening journey this news thing…Since February 9, 2009 the Cornwall Free News has presented […]

Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – 60 Day Delay for Implementation of Internet Mayhem in Canada – CRTC Holds off on UBB Decision – February 4, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Editorial by Jamie Gilcig  –  60 Day Delay for Implementation of Internet Mayhem in Canada – CRTC Holds off on UBB Decision – February 4, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – I’m very very confused as I write this.    The battle to fight the ridiculous decision by the CRTC to allow the big internet providers to charge excess and abusive amounts for band widths are on hold for 60 days. Hurrah!  Methinks, or methinks not.   Tony Clement?  Stephen Harper?  Defenders of […]

In the Face of Spite, Ego, Insecurity, Jealousy, and Greed – An Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – January 28, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

In the Face of Spite, Ego, Insecurity, Jealousy, and Greed – An Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – January 28, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – I get asked about how I started The Cornwall Free News and why many times each month.   It’s a funny story, but there were some basic needs I realized a few years back.  One was that as markets splintered it became more important for clients to be able to promote and […]

Spend Local, Buy Local, Advertise Local – What do we want from a Chamber of Commerce? – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – January 20, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Spend Local, Buy Local, Advertise Local – What do we want from a Chamber of Commerce? – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – January 20, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – I belong to the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.  I think I’m a member of Team Cornwall still too? What should an organization like a Chamber of Commerce be?    Well it can be many things, but since this is an editorial and it’s my pic on the left I think I’ll talk […]

Behind Closed Doors – Have The Politics of the Boudoir Invaded Public Office too Much? – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig- January 8, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Behind Closed Doors – Have The Politics of the Boudoir Invaded Public Office too Much? – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig- January 8, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Media spin is a very interesting subject.  You could take university level courses on how to spin stories….or not spin a story. Leave out a name, add a name, timing; there are so many facets to how to communicate with the public. A lot of media wags are buzzing over whether or […]

Net Neutrality a Slippery Slope to The West Imitating China – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 20, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Net Neutrality a Slippery Slope to The West Imitating China – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 20, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Net Neutrality.    How many of us are familiar as to what that means?   People don’t even think about the net as they pop on and google strange and odd things or look up info. The net is a part of our every day life.   In Finland for instance Broadband internet […]

Michael Moore to Bail out Wiki Leaks Julian Assange – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 15, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Michael Moore to Bail out Wiki Leaks Julian Assange – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 15, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Julian Assange is still in jail pending bail which was posted by filmmaker Michael Moore.  Yes, that Michael Moore.    Mr. Assange is considered enemy number one in the US and many places, but the plot is thickening. People talk about nuclear weapons, but the pen is mightier than the sword.  It […]

Same Old Same Old or Fresh New Blood? Committees in Cornwall Ontario – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 10, 2010

Same Old Same Old or Fresh New Blood?  Committees in Cornwall Ontario – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – December 10, 2010

Cornwall ON- Cornwall Ontario, like many cities, invites citizens to sit on committees.     There was a letter to the editor in the Standard Free Holder talking about comments from a city councilor. LINK “”not your same old guys with your tired ideas”” There have been comments emanating from city hall recently about maybe […]

Cliques, Clans, Cronies…musings on a cold and snowy December Morning by Jamie Gilcig – December 8, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Cliques, Clans, Cronies…musings on a cold and snowy December Morning by Jamie Gilcig – December 8, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – Cliques, crony-ism, highs school pack mentality.   It’s in our lives everywhere we look.  Is it good? Bad?  Does it serve any purpose or is it simply corruption endemically practiced in a given community? “Old Boys” behaviour isn’t even limited to old boys.  It’s practiced by the fairer sex too, and in many […]

Wiki Leaks – Yes, No, Maybe, Take our Polls and Post your Opinion – December 3, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Wiki Leaks – Yes, No, Maybe, Take our Polls and Post your Opinion – December 3, 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – I learned in the media business it’s not what you do print, but what you don’t print that can make or break you. Julian Assange is in the cat seat right now for “leaking” documents that were never meant for the public eye via his wikileaks site. Not too many people had […]

Canadian voters don’t turn out for By-Elections. 32.4% highest turnout of 3 votes. What do you think Canada? – November 30, 2010

Canadian voters don’t turn out for By-Elections.  32.4% highest turnout of 3 votes.   What do you think Canada? – November 30, 2010

Cornwall ON – Low voter turnout was the story of the 3 by Federal by-elections held Monday November 29th. While the actual winning candidates may be what many of us in the media are talking about; it’s the voter turnout or lack thereof that is the story. Canadians across the board seem less and less […]

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