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 […]

Cooking With Kretz – Bring on the Green

Cooking With Kretz – Bring on the Green

Here is the latest Column from Chef Shawn Kretz:  Planting season is upon us. Before we know it there will be weeds to pick, along with the first of the season’s bounty. Seedlings are available at every garden centre, and gardens are starting to come together as the risk of frost diminishes. As I have […]

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 […]

Chef Shawn Kretz finds the Green!

A note from Chef Shawn Kretz of Chez Nous. “Fiddleheads and wild garlic are out;  morels may start tomorrow or thursday thanks to the rain.” There should be some good and healthy eatin’ down at Chez Nous. please visit our sponsors:

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 […]

Tales from a One Handed Chef

Tales from a One Handed Chef

Parisian Style Bistro: What’s the Fuss About?   Chef Shawn Kretz turns in his latest column typing with only one hand! What makes a Parisian style French Bistro different than a Bistro in Lyons, Strasbourg, or Dijon? Well, for the most part a Parisian Bistro will draw the best from all of France’s 22 regions (including […]

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 […]

Cornwall City Council

Cornwall City Council

I was just watching this week’s city council meeting on Cogeco and it’s amazing to watch this group interact. There definitely are certain “types” of people.  You can see which councilors supports business interests, and which councilors support human interests; which councilors are smarter or brighter, or which councilors you wonder how the heck they […]