Smart Meters and Retired People – Komorowski’s Korner – Hydro One

Smart Meters and Retired People – Komorowski’s Korner – Hydro One

Here’s the latest from our Columnist Richard Komorowski.   If you wish to contact Richard email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com Meters and Retired People: In last week’s column, I discussed the impact of Smart Meters on small business, using a convenience store as a model. However, as a reader kindly pointed out, I was being too kind […]

Cooking with Kretz – DYI Wedding Meals on a Budget

Cooking with Kretz – DYI Wedding Meals on a Budget

Congrats to Chef Shawn and his new bride!  Being a Chef has its perks and in today’s column Shawn discusses catering a wedding on a budget and uses his own as an example.  To reach Chef Shawn email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com   And if you’re getting married he might just be able to help. DIY Wedding […]

Komorowski’s Korner – Smart Meters – Will they kill Small Business?

Komorowski’s Korner – Smart Meters – Will they kill Small Business?

Smart Meters – Will they kill Small Business?  As we have discussed, the idea of Smart Meters is to encourage less daytime, i.e. peak, electricity consumption, in order to balance the electrical supply and demand throughout the province. This way, there will be less of a need to build new, expensive generating stations, and highly […]

So What Would you do to keep your seat if you were a MP?? Elections are good for the Economy – 2009 Federal Election

So What Would you do to keep your seat if you were a MP??  Elections are good for the Economy – 2009 Federal Election

Politics are a blood sport.    They are not for the squeamish.   We don’t really want honest politicians.  We don’t want fair politicians.  We want our politician’s to serve our best interest.  We want our MP to bring Jobs and prosperity to our riding; even if it’s at the loss of another community. This is human […]

The War to Save Local TV – Hmm…..

The War to Save Local TV – Hmm…..

Local TV doesn’t really exist.   Today most “local stations” are owned by Corporate Chains.  Look at the logo above.  All of those companies own national chains including our Government owned CBC. Yes, they have some local staff and offices.   Right now there’s a real war going on as these chains say that the cable and […]

Election Prediction for this Week – or Why Stephen Harper so badly wants an election EDITORIAL

Election Prediction for this Week – or Why Stephen Harper so badly wants an election EDITORIAL

Good morning everyone.  Nobody wants an election.   That’s the buzz phrase that comes out of a lot of politician’s mouths and in print.   Reality is though that the majority of politicians do want a Federal election. Don’t let anyone in the Harper Government fool you.    Mr. Harper wants a majority.  He’s tired of not being […]

HST – Why I support it. EDITORIAL

HST – Why I support it.  EDITORIAL

Taxes never go down.   They only go up as the price of goods and services go up.  Sure some governments in the past have played games and slashed services or cut a tax here or there, but in the end what goes out of our pockets one way or the other at the end of […]

Sometimes Politics Make Me Nauseous – Harper Government Propaganda Machine @ Work

Sometimes Politics Make Me Nauseous – Harper Government Propaganda Machine @ Work

Nobody wants an election.  It’d be bad for the country.   Canada, it’s media, and airwaves alike are being pounded with this message. Here’s Minister Van Loan, who actually can speak!  L I N K “What is of concern with an election looming is the number of pieces of legislation that we have on the tackling […]

Hydro One’s Revenue Grab – Komorowski’s Korner

Hydro One’s Revenue Grab – Komorowski’s Korner

Here is the latest from our Columnist Richard Komorowski.  Today’s installment is titled: Hydro One’s Revenue Grab So far we’ve talked about Smart Meters and electricity prices, and how they can impact your household budget. Hydro One is introducing Smart Meters in an effort to balance the grid load – in other words, they’re trying […]

Transportation – How much should it cost?

Transportation – How much should it cost?

I was reading an interesting article about busing in Norther Ontario and it led to a discussion about what the government should or shouldn’t pay for.  After all, the government is really you and I so it comes down to how much green should be plucked from our lives to pay for services. For instance […]

Letter to the Editor – Darlene Jalbert NDP Federal Candidate Stormont, Dundas & South Glengarry

Letter to the Editor – Darlene Jalbert NDP Federal Candidate  Stormont, Dundas & South Glengarry

Dear Editor, Michael Ignatieff stunned everyone, with his claim to be able to balance the budget, and pay down the enormous debt we now find ourselves in, without raising taxes. Some people scoff at the claim, but unfortunately, the Liberals have done it before and they’ll do it again, given the chance.   They might […]

Does Hydro One Encourage Conservation? Komorowski’s Korner

Does Hydro One Encourage Conservation? Komorowski’s Korner

Here is the latest from our Columnist Richard Komorowski: In the last column, we discussed how smart meters, which Hydro One is expected to start using in 2010 or 2011, are going to have a major impact on your electric bill. At the moment, Hydro One customers pay a fixed monthly service charge of $16.35 […]

Smart Meters in Ontario – Financial Ruin, or an Opportunity for Savings?

Smart Meters in Ontario – Financial Ruin, or an Opportunity for Savings?

We’d like to introduce a new Columnist for us.    Cornwall resident Richard Komorowski is a freelance writer with a passion for energy and environmental issues dating back to the 60s, when he studied biology in university. Here is Richard’s first column for us.  Lucky most of us live in Cornwall where we are served by […]

Cooking with Kretz – A Taste of Morocco

Cooking with Kretz – A Taste of Morocco

A Taste of Morocco By: C. Shawn Kretz Recently I have been delving further into various ethnic cuisines.  While I enjoy all cuisine, I am particularly taken with a choice few; Indian, Moroccan and Thai.  Many dishes in this culture can be identified as having a blend of spices that make the dish unique. For […]

Medicare Being Attacked, again…. Editorial

Medicare Being Attacked, again…. Editorial

Medicare, Canada’s gift to the world has been under attack now for over 25 years.   It’s still standing and still works to varying degrees, but there are pressures on it from all sides.   Mostly the big insurance and drug companies. All you have to do is look to the US right now and watch how […]

Letter to the Editor from Corneliu Kirjan

Letter to the Editor from Corneliu Kirjan

We at The Cornwall Free News are always happy to receive letters to the Editor.   Email then to info@cornwallfreenews.com   –   please note that the opinions shared in these  letters are not the expressed opinion of the Cornwall Free News, any of its staff, ownership, or their sponsors. “Since his arrival in power in January 2006, […]