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 […]

Local Restaurant Focuses on 100 Mile Menu Concept

Local Restaurant Focuses on 100 Mile Menu Concept

Thanks to Chef Shawn Kretz from Chez Nous 333 Second St. 613-932-HOME (4663) for this article.   If you wish to see more from Chef Shawn let us know, and feel free to leave your comments. Changing the Face of Fine Cuisine in Cornwall by Shawn Kretz: The awareness of a local cuisine, specifically through the […]

Is Claude Macintosh the Howard Stern of Cornwall?

Is Claude Macintosh the Howard Stern of Cornwall?

Claude’s Latest Claude manages to not want funding for the local new 3 pad arena and attack those that need help the most in one column.    Is it all to attract readers or is he that dense? Claude, most arena’s and facilities rent their name rights to raise money if they can.   I’m sure some […]

Jobless Rate in Cornwall Spikes

Jobless Rate in Cornwall Spikes

LINK to Mike Peeling’s Story in the Standard Freeholder. I can tell you as someone who is looking for work in Cornwall the market is brutal; unless you’re a cronie of some politician 😉 What jobs there are, are low paying and nearly abusive.  I know one local company that besides paying minimum wage chips […]