You can’t wash your hands of Healthcare – Accountability and Medicare – Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 14, 2010

You can’t wash your hands of Healthcare – Accountability and Medicare – Editorial – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 14, 2010

Some problems you can’t just wash away.    The hot topic in Cornwall if not in all of Ontario is health care.  Chiefly slashes to health care budgets which of course lead to job cuts. While there are plenty of fingers to point ultimately the bottom line is that we as Canadians, at all levels […]

Desperate PQ Pauline Marois Suggests Liberal Premier Jean Charest Corrupt – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – March 14, 2010

Desperate PQ Pauline Marois Suggests Liberal Premier Jean Charest Corrupt – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – March 14, 2010

The PQ must be getting desperate.   The internet killed their vision of Separatism that she and some of her “Pure Laine” Separatists visioned, and now because the PQ has not evolved politically into this century with the rest of the population of Quebec they sit in the shadows lobbing grenades as they did in this recent article claiming […]

Letter to the Editor – Allan Webster – Alisa Craig Ontario – Matching Government Donations not going where wanted – March 14, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Allan Webster – Alisa Craig Ontario – Matching Government Donations not going where wanted – March 14, 2010

Dear sirs, The other night, while watching the news, I saw a clip of Beverly Oda explaining that the government was matching the totals of all charities but the funds wouldn’t be going to the specific charity but rather to projects that fit the governments criteria and that various groups would have to bid to […]

Major Crisis In Food Chain Cause for Sick Society – Commentary by Kevin Parkinson – Cornwall Ontario – March 10, 2010

Major Crisis In Food Chain Cause for Sick Society – Commentary by Kevin Parkinson – Cornwall Ontario  – March 10, 2010

Lots of people and lots of organizations talk about the importance of good health these days, but there’s a world of difference between words and actions.  The ‘importance of diet and fitness’ make great sound bites, but there is so much misleading advertising and so many mistruths in what is being said. First of all, […]

EDITORIAL – NAFTA Under the Gun – Canada should never be for sale – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 10, 2010

EDITORIAL – NAFTA Under the Gun – Canada should never be for sale – Jamie Gilcig – Cornwall Ontario – March 10, 2010

It may be time to circle the wagons here in Canada.  A group of politicians in the US are planting the seeds to open the NAFTA trade agreement. Created during the Mulroney era, NAFTA has been argued on both sides of the border since its inception.   This US initiative is essentially being directed in […]

Earth Matters – Want to attract life, colour and wonder to your surroundings? – Cornwall Ontario – Monday March 8, 2010

Earth Matters – Want to attract life, colour and wonder to your surroundings? – Cornwall Ontario – Monday March 8, 2010

Think about planting species of plants native to North America which thrive in our extremes of temperatures throughout the year, require little or no work to maintain, and attract a multitude of creatures which are an absolute joy to watch and share your space with, should you take the time to appreciate.  There are many […]

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – Wedding Bells? Less than half of single people will marry before the age of 50 – Summerstown Ontario – March 8, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – Wedding Bells? Less than half of single people will marry before the age of 50 – Summerstown Ontario – March 8, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – Wedding Bells? Less than half of single people will marry before the age of 50 Spring is almost here … and love and weddings are not far behind. Have you found that special someone out there that you would like to spend the […]

Komorowski’s Korner – Insulation – Part 2 – Cornwall Ontario – March 3, 2010

Komorowski’s Korner – Insulation – Part 2 – Cornwall Ontario – March 3, 2010

Insulation – Part 2 Proper insulation is probably the most important factor in staying warm at an affordable cost. There are four basic types of insulation used in construction today: fibreglass, cellulose, rigid foam sheets, and spray foams. Each of these can provide a cost-effective solution towards insulating your home and insulating your wallet from energy […]

M.P. Gerard Kennedy resurfacing in fashion – Commentary by Ken Smith – Cornwall Ontario – February 28, 2010

M.P. Gerard Kennedy resurfacing in fashion – Commentary by Ken Smith – Cornwall Ontario – February 28, 2010

M.P. Gerard Kennedy resurfacing in fashion Maybe you remember M.P. Gerard Kennedy. He gave us single-handedly Stephane Dion. Kennedy, third in the 2006 Liberal leadership race thought an alliance with Quebec’s Stephane Dion in fourth place would beat frontrunner Michael Ignatieff. Kennedy was right and the Liberals ended up with a fourth-best leader. Dion then carried […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Incompetence and Security – February 28, 2010

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Incompetence and Security – February 28, 2010

Dear Sir: Prime Minister Harper, aided by Luc Lauzon and all the other anti-democracy Conservative Members of Parliament, determined to close down Parliament so they could play around, unimpeded by the opposition.  Everything fell nicely into place. The nightmare of Haiti was to provide a ready made grandstand opportunity and the security at our airports gave them […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Food for Thought – Canadian Organic Conference Gala Evening – Dr. Wayne Roberts – February 28, 2010

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Food for Thought – Canadian Organic Conference Gala Evening – Dr. Wayne Roberts – February 28, 2010

Food for Thought I attended the Canadian Organic Conference Gala Evening Friday, February 26th; an evening which has traditionally kicked off a Saturday of workshops, lively conversation and information pertaining to Organic and Sustainable farming practices.  It actually has the flavour of a country social where old friends and new gather to eat, laugh and share. […]

When Large Corporations Become Petty – Editorial – February 27, 2010

When Large Corporations Become Petty – Editorial – February 27, 2010

We at The Cornwall Free News just celebrated our 1st Anniversary.   It’s something we’re all proud of because many people gave us little chance of making it to our first birthday, but people can surprise you and the response to our online newspaper was way beyond even our own expectations; not only locally here […]

Canadian Woman’s Hockey Team Get Gold Medal for Canada and Partying – Editorial – February 27, 2010

Canadian Woman’s Hockey Team Get Gold Medal for Canada and Partying – Editorial – February 27, 2010

At least they were drinking Canadian Beer 🙂 Congratulations to the Woman’s Hockey team for winning gold and making Canada proud.   I’m totally bewildered by all the news drama created by Girls being Girls. Come on; they’re hockey players!    The stuff that I can’t print that I’ve witnessed, never mind the lore of […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – What is New of Environmental Note about Town? – February 20, 2010

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – What is New of Environmental Note about Town? – February 20, 2010

What is New of Environmental Note about Town? Our wonderful cherished wetland sanctuary Cooper Marsh is hosting a fund raising event March 13-14 from 1 to 9 p.m. at The Visitor Centre. This will be a family friendly event which will have something of interest for the children and adults. The funds raised will facilitate […]

Letter to the Editor – Rebuttal from Ken Smith to Markus Noé – Why Coalitions Rarely Happen in Canadian Politics – February 19, 2010

Letter to the Editor – Rebuttal from Ken Smith to Markus Noé – Why Coalitions Rarely Happen in Canadian Politics – February 19, 2010

Why coalitions rarely happen The two main parties in Canadian federal politics, the Conservatives and the Liberals, maintain their images of power through singular identities. Stand-alone leadership is what defines the Liberals and Conservatives as main parties. Both main parties secretly fear joining coalitions because it dilutes their image as a main party. Stephen Harper, […]