Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner: Are Biodegradable and Compostable good choices? – Summerstown Ontario – April 5, 2010

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner: Are Biodegradable and Compostable good choices? – Summerstown Ontario – April 5, 2010

Are Biodegradable and Compostable good choices? Three different plastic bags came across my desk in the past week.  One was the plastic packaging on daffodils from the Canadian Cancer Society, labeled 100% degradable, one was a plain plastic bag labeled oxo-biodegradable from a natural soap artisan in Quebec and the last was the 4 litres […]

Letter to the Editor Clifford Olson Should not Qualify For Old Age Security Pension – Earle Macpherson – Cornwall Ontario – April 1, 2010

Letter to the Editor Clifford Olson Should not Qualify For Old Age Security Pension – Earle Macpherson – Cornwall Ontario – April 1, 2010

Regarding the Old Age Security pension that Child Killer Clifford Olson is receiving he should be made to pay it all back.All future payments should be Terminated.The cost to keep this monster incarcerated is more than the allowable amount for law abiding pensioners to collect.   It costs Corrections Canada $110,223 to keep a male inmate in a maximum-security institution for a […]

Ann Coulter and Freedom of Speech by Jason Setnyk – Cornwall Ontario – April 1 – 2010

Ann Coulter and Freedom of Speech by Jason Setnyk – Cornwall Ontario – April 1 – 2010

Ann Coulter and Freedom of Speech by Jason Setnyk Cornwall ON – Right-wing Fox News pundit Ann Coulter visited Canada in March of 2010 on a spoken word tour visiting some Canadian Universities. According to news reports at Western University Coulter expressed her views that Muslims should not be allowed to ride airplanes, and she told one Muslim […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – South Stormont Ontario – Healthcare and Hospital Cuts of Concern to All – March 31, 2010

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – South Stormont Ontario – Healthcare and Hospital Cuts of Concern to All – March 31, 2010

Dear Sir: Expressions of concern about our hospital cuts must be heeded; doctors who have privileges at the hospital, and other professionals, have all joined in to demonstrate how they feel.  The professional concerns are also shared by many in the public who have had deep involvement in the hospital, which after all is now our main regional hospital. In to-day’s […]

Cigarette Smuggling Out of Control – Kevin Parkinson – Cornwall Ontario – March 31, 2010

Cigarette Smuggling Out of Control – Kevin Parkinson – Cornwall Ontario – March 31, 2010

Cigarette Smuggling Out of Control The latest media coverage in the Standard Freeholder concerning the incredible amount of cigarette smuggling through Cornwall and area is both shocking and puzzling, and raises more questions than answers. We have been told that 90% of illegal cigarettes make it across our border each year, representing 50 million cartons. […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch on the Ontario Provincial Budget – Cornwall Ontario – March 29, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch on the Ontario Provincial Budget – Cornwall Ontario – March 29, 2010

The March 25 Ontario budget shows that the McGuinty Government has lost touch with the challenges facing everyday people in Ontario. There was little in the budget to help those who are hurting in the current recession, namely, the unemployed, seniors, and people living on low incomes. Ontario needs a comprehensive made-in- Ontario jobs plan […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – 2-4-D Spraying by the Counties Council Destroys More than Weeds – March 28, 2010

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – 2-4-D Spraying by the Counties Council Destroys More than Weeds – March 28, 2010

It is with much sadness in my heart that I find the Counties Council has once again decided to go ahead with introducing poison (2-4-D) into our environment (road side ditches) for the express purpose of killing noxious weeds despite the reports they have received from knowledgeable individuals and groups of the detrimental effect that […]

I’m at a Political Crossroads. What should I do dear readers? EDITORIAL Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 28, 2010

I’m at a Political Crossroads.  What should I do dear readers?  EDITORIAL  Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 28, 2010

In my political life I’ve only voted three times.    It’s not that I’m apathetic.  It’s not that I don’t care.   It’s that to me when I vote for someone that means I not only endorse them, but they represent me.   I’ve supported a lot of candidates; worked for quite a few as […]

Letter to the Editor – Darlene Jalbert “SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, MEAN WHAT YOU SAY MCGUINTY!!” Cornwall Ontario – March 27, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Darlene Jalbert “SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, MEAN WHAT YOU SAY MCGUINTY!!” Cornwall Ontario – March 27, 2010

Dear Editor SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, MEAN WHAT YOU SAY MCGUINTY!! Will this Provincial Liberal government ever learn that your word is worth something in this world? This budget once again shows us that what Dalton says during election time is not at all what you can expect once elected.  In 2004 he introduced the […]

A Bunch of Politicians & Media Gathered by a Van Under the Bridge in Cornwall Ontario – Liberals Protest Seaway International Bridge Crisis – March 25, 2010

A Bunch of Politicians & Media Gathered by a Van Under the Bridge in Cornwall Ontario – Liberals Protest Seaway International Bridge Crisis – March 25, 2010

Cornwall ON – Federal Liberal Candidate and Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Bernadette Clement held a press conference under the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall Ontario Wednesday March 24. She was joined by Liberal MP and Public Safety Critic Mark Holland and Aboriginal Affairs Critic Todd Russell who keeps getting me in trouble by calling our […]

Guy Lauzon & the Bridge – So I’m looking at my crystal ball ….. Cornwall Ontario – March 22, 2010 – EDITORIAL

Guy Lauzon & the Bridge – So I’m looking at my crystal ball …..  Cornwall Ontario – March 22, 2010 – EDITORIAL

Cornwall ON – Tomorrow should be an interesting day.   Although most days are pretty interesting of late.    We get so many stories filtering through our desk, and speak to some very interesting people especially now that we’re doing more and more interviews on Seawayradio.com. It’s been a year now that I’ve been editing […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes of South Stormont Ontario Isn’t Happy with SD&SG Federal MP Guy Lauzon – March 22, 2010

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes of South Stormont Ontario Isn’t Happy with SD&SG Federal MP Guy Lauzon – March 22, 2010

Dear Sir: Congratulations to our local newspapers for their excellent coverage.  They have brought to the surface the total ineffectiveness of our Conservative member of parliament [MP].  Without exception the local newspapers have found Guy Lauzon, the MP in question, to be missing in action on so many issues it is hard to believe he thinks he […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Dance with the butterflies! – March 22, 2010

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Dance with the butterflies!  – March 22, 2010

Dance with the butterflies! Spring is Here!  New life is evident everywhere one looks.  The blackbirds, crackles and robins have returned.  The birds are busily singing to find a mate to start a new family and building or rebuilding their nests for the season.  Plants are peaking out of their winter hibernation homes, stretching to […]

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter to You – For Canada’s youth … this is a depression – Summerstown ON – March 22, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter to You – For Canada’s youth … this is a depression   – Summerstown ON – March 22, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter to You – For Canada’s youth … this is a depression This is one depressing story but it must be told. We like to talk about how Canada’s youth are our future. If we truly believe this, it sure doesn’t show up in the job numbers. Youth, […]

Letter to the Editor – The State, Citizens and Taxes – Corneliu Kirjan – Cornwall Ontario

Letter to the Editor – The State, Citizens and Taxes – Corneliu Kirjan – Cornwall Ontario

The State, Citizens and Taxes For more than two decades, the neoconservative thought that has swept North America has succeeded in imposing its dogma of continually lowering taxes as the only acceptable financial truth.  Elaborated by neoconservative economists and applied in the United States by Republican presidents, this policy has been followed in Canada by […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Cornwall City Council Personal Expense Account Usage – March 17, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Cornwall City Council Personal Expense Account Usage – March 17, 2010

Dear Editor: I am concerned that Cornwall’s Mayor and city councillors are misusing the public relations portion of their expense accounts. The statement of expenses for Cornwall City Council for 2009 reveals that the bulk of the $35,000 public relations portion was spent by the Mayor and city councillors on donations to local charities and […]