Horwath Zaps Wynne Over Hydro as Election Drums Beat by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2017

Horwath Zaps Wynne Over Hydro as Election Drums Beat by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 2, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Hydro will be THE election issue in Ontario.   With Premier Wynne fighting for her political life she’s blinked first and reacted to the NDP’s strong first blow. The day after leader Andrea Horwath outlined plans to even out the playing field hydro wise, Ms Wynne announced sweeping hydro cuts which reek […]

Josh Frappier Wants to Rename the Civic Complex in Honour of Bob Turner LTE March 2, 2017

Josh Frappier Wants to Rename the Civic Complex in Honour of Bob Turner LTE March 2, 2017

Michael’s Right! Let’s Honour Bob Turner!   Michael Labelle’s wonderful February 15 letter inspired me to do a little bit more research into Bob Turner, his legacy, and the (typically pathetic) steps that Cornwall’s municipal government has taken to honour the man subsequent to the city’s having torn down the Bob Turner Memorial Centre on […]

Have Cornwall Community Police Solved All Crime – Is it Time to Amalgamate by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 28, 2017

Have Cornwall Community Police Solved All Crime – Is it Time to Amalgamate by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 28, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – As I write this the CCPS have not reported any crime since February 23.  That’s five days.   It’s a bit bewildering considering their budget? The United Counties of SD&G with about 50% more population, and far larger area to cover including CCPS Chief Dan Parkinson’s home outside of the City, had […]

Conrad Black: Only Muslims Can Attract Collective Admiration from Non-Muslims FEB 24, 2017

Conrad Black:  Only Muslims Can Attract Collective Admiration from Non-Muslims FEB 24, 2017

Toronto ON – There are several problems with the House of Commons private members’ motion 103 on “systemic racism and religious discrimination.” It is based on the assertion that there is a “need to quell” an “increasing public climate of hate and fear” and, implicitly, that the Parliament of Canada has the ability to “quell” […]

Michael Labelle on Bob Turner & Racism in Cornwall LTE Feb 23, 2017

Michael Labelle on Bob Turner & Racism in Cornwall LTE Feb 23, 2017

Remembering Bob Turner As I continue to have to read these very one sided letters to editors from some very closed mined people I ask you all to look to however you believe in God, Buddha Allah etc. Is hate speech acceptable behavior for anyone? Is hatred towards anyone acceptable? I am sure your higher […]

Conrad Black Thinks the Conservative Leader Has to Speak French FEB 19, 2017

Conrad Black Thinks the Conservative Leader Has to Speak French FEB 19, 2017

CFN – For many weeks I have been reviewing and meeting candidates for the leadership of the federal Conservative party. It has been an astonishing race, with a multiplicity of candidates, few of whom are household names to a significant number of Canadians, and in an electoral process that is a computerized, remote-control treatment of a […]

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Jazzy Dreams on Valentine’s Day FEB 19, 2017

Senior’s Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Jazzy Dreams on Valentine’s Day FEB 19, 2017

  CORNWALL ONTARIO – Valentine’s Day reminds me of the old days in primary school. We used to give little paper valentines to our classmates and friends when we were about 7 or 8 years old. We could buy a book which had sheets of valentines on them and we just popped out a card […]

Michael Labelle of Cornwall Wants a Ward System & Ranked Ballots LTE Feb 15, 2017

Michael Labelle of Cornwall Wants a Ward System & Ranked Ballots LTE Feb 15, 2017

Citizens of Cornwall Cornwall needs to introduce ranked ballots. It should be a part of a plan to rework the governance of the city. The people of Cornwall are over Governed and over represented. 1/ Introduce ranked ballots 2/ The city is remapped into 4 wards 3/ 1 Councillor per ward and 1 Mayor. The […]

CFN Turns 8! What You Can Do to Help Us Serve You Better by Jamie Gilcig FEB 15, 2017

CFN Turns 8!   What You Can Do to Help Us Serve You Better by Jamie Gilcig FEB 15, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Eight is a mystical number.  It’s also a version of the infinity sign if you turn it sideways. The Cornwall Free News turned eight this week, on the 9th.    I decided to not have any fanfare or major celebration as the last time I did so, our 5th anniversary, I was […]

LTE – Josh Frappier Doesn’t Appear to be a Fan of Cornwall Councilor Elaine MacDonald FEB 9, 2017

LTE – Josh Frappier Doesn’t Appear to be a Fan of Cornwall Councilor Elaine MacDonald FEB 9, 2017

And here she is folks, Cornwall’s dime-store version of Tony Blair, Daniel Ortega, and Hosni Mubarak. In honour of Elaine MacDonald’s 7 years of treacherous collaboration with the corrupt Trudeau-McGuinty-Wynne Liberal Party establishment and her resulting betrayal of artists, home owners, seniors, taxpayers, workers, and small business owners in Cornwall as well as feminists, progressives, and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month FEB 5, 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Heart & Stroke Month  FEB 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – February is Heart and Stroke month. It is a time of fund raising as well as bringing more awareness of heart and stroke problems, prevention and treatment to the public. On one of the web sites it states that 9 out of 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for a […]

Another Pregnancy Issue at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre by Jamie Gilcig FEB 3, 2017

Another Pregnancy Issue at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre by Jamie Gilcig FEB 3, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – It’s amazing the games that politicians play with the lives of citizens.    After the Julie Bilotta case which has resulted in a $1.3 million dollar lawsuit on her behalf via Super Lawyer Lawrence Greenspon, yet another incident has occurred at the much maligned facility. Clearly not enough was changed in the […]

Cornwall Free News 2017 January Numbers Up Over 15% From 2016 Newspaper for Sale!

Cornwall Free News 2017 January Numbers Up Over 15% From 2016 Newspaper for Sale!

Cornwall Ontario – Surviving a conspiratorial City of Cornwall led boycott isn’t easy.   As we approach our 8th Anniversary good news is always nice to see especially as we survive on a near non budget with little to no staffing. Thanks to our many contributors and supporters who helped make this an amazing year […]

It is Time to Clean Up the Cornwall Community Police Service? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 26, 2017

It is Time to Clean Up the Cornwall Community Police Service? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  The Standard Freeholder ran a puff piece spinning a higher amount of complaints about the CCPS. Oddly enough there were less reported crimes in Cornwall in 2016 even though they still are raising their budgets. The police service is a cash cow.  It comes down to money and power.    If you’re […]

Brad D Eamer of Cornwall Wants City to Switch to OPP JAN 26, 2017

Brad D Eamer of Cornwall Wants City to Switch to OPP  JAN 26, 2017

To the Editor . Once again we watch helplessly as our City Council wrestles with our 2017 budget. This city is so desperate to save money that anything and everything is on the table, and rightly so. Council cuts a few thousand here and there, but can’t seem to address the really big budget items. […]

CBC Shows Lack of Culture in Cornwall Over La La Land Miss by Jamie Gilcig

CBC Shows Lack of Culture in Cornwall Over La La Land Miss by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – Another black eye for Cornwall, and yet another sad miss in trying to rebuild a relationship with Hollywood star Ryan Gosling who grew up in the River City and got his big break by commuting to auditions in Montreal. La La Land, which has tied a record for Oscar Nominations has yet […]