CUPE Turns Up Heat in Cornwall as Prez To Attend Cornwall Council Protest 102317

CUPE Turns Up Heat in Cornwall as Prez To Attend Cornwall Council Protest 102317

CUPE Ontario president joins Cornwall’s municipal workers in defending quality of city’s services   CORNWALL, ON – The president of CUPE Ontario will join Cornwall’s municipal workers this evening and urge them to continue standing up for high-quality public services in the city.   President Fred Hahn will address a rally by Canadian Union of Public […]

Clement & Macdonald Silent Over Lack of Female Police Officers in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig 102317

Clement & Macdonald Silent Over Lack of Female Police Officers in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig 102317

Cornwall Ontario – After we did our story about Cornwall Ontario’s bloated police budget; something that has spiraled up sharply with the support of Councilors Elaine MacDonald and Bernadette Clement through the last three terms, this newspaper sent out several emails asking for comment and response. In that story we showed that there were 62 […]

Conrad Black Marvels at Quebec Economic Policy Reversal in Canada 102017

Conrad Black Marvels at Quebec Economic Policy Reversal in Canada 102017

Conrad Black: Quebec is now the beacon of astute economic policy in this country While Quebec becomes an economic leader, most of English Canada is waddling through the wet cement of applied social democratic truisms. Quebec is outpacing Canada economically, for the first time since the piping days of Maurice Duplessis. Under his authoritarian guidance […]

Snapshot of Fractured Justice System in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 102017

Snapshot of Fractured Justice System in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 102017

Cornwall Ontario – When you work full time in the media and do investigative journalism you see the best of people, but far more often you see the very worst; the scariest even.  You shake your head and hope you don’t end  up with PTSD or addiction issues because frankly; like in law enforcement, or […]

$1100 Per Call to the CCPS & Counting for 2017 by Jamie Gilcig 101917

$1100 Per Call to the CCPS & Counting for 2017 by Jamie Gilcig 101917

Cornwall Ontario – For those upset about the high price of policing in Cornwall Ontario and the CCPS refusal to give out real and concrete numbers and information it’s been a challenge to process data so that the public can understand how much they’re being gouged. What we know for sure is that the budget […]

Ontario Marijuana Policy Will Fuel Black Market – by Jamie Gilcig 101917

Ontario Marijuana Policy Will Fuel Black Market – by Jamie Gilcig 101917

Cornwall Ontario – Black market Marijuana sellers are shaking their heads at the Province of Ontario’s plans for recreational retail sales of weed. Demand and ease of availability see prices as low as $50 per ounce for trimmings to only $100 per ounce for high quality BC bud. Yet the province wants all of retail […]

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against $15 Minimum Wage at Queen’s Park – 101817

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against $15 Minimum Wage at Queen’s Park – 101817

MPP Jim McDonell and Conservatives Vote Against $15 Minimum Wage   [Queen’s Park] This afternoon Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell along with Patrick Brown’s PC caucus voted against historic changes to raise Ontario’s general minimum wage. In public comments over the last few months PC leader Patrick Brown said that increasing the minimum wage is […]

Day 3 of St. Lawrence College OPSEU Strike by Marshall Waddell 101818

Day 3 of St. Lawrence College OPSEU Strike by Marshall Waddell 101818

Cornwall Ontario – It’s “hump day” on the picket line for faculty at SLC (St. Lawrence College) Cornwall, where members of Local 417 OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union), are on day 3 of strike action.   Local 417 represents the librarians, counsellors and faculty at all three campuses of St. Lawrence College (Brockville, Kingston […]

Cornwall Police Inch Forward After CFN Pressure to Release Crime Info 101617

Cornwall Police Inch Forward After CFN Pressure to Release Crime Info 101617

Cornwall Ontario – As many CFN viewers know we’ve been pushing the CCPS to be more accountable to the public, in particular, via the media.   With a per capita cost to taxpayers nearly on par with Toronto, and Cornwall’s tax rate already way too high, most residents want to know what they’re getting for their […]

Maureen Adams & Mgt Take HUGE Raises While Freezing Employees in Cornwall 101317

Council Approves HUGE Wage Hikes for CAO and other management while playing Grinch with Union employees.

Maureen Adams & Mgt Take HUGE Raises While Freezing Employees in Cornwall 101317

Cornwall Ontario – With the public screaming about high taxes, outside lawyers vulturing businesses getting MPAC valuations down to the point of impacting city budgets, and talk of a 6% tax hike to help fill empty infrastructure reserves,  Council approved huge wage increases for senior management including CAO Maureen Adams. Most of Cornwall’s Senior Management […]

Freeholder’s Rodrigues Realizing He’s a Lobster Over State of Journalism 100517

Freeholder’s Rodrigues Realizing He’s a Lobster Over State of Journalism 100517

Cornwall Ontario – Poor Hugo Rodrigues.   I say that in jest.  The former President of the Canadian Association of Journalism spewed a rant over our pathetic Ministry of Culture, Melanie Joly’s, new whatchamacalit thingy where essentially the biggest gloat was Netflix spending $500M creating content in Canada.  Nothing against Netflix, but taking advantage of a […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Jagmeet Singh Sets for an Interesting 2019 Election

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Jagmeet Singh Sets for an Interesting 2019 Election

Ottawa Ontario – With the NDP electing Jagmeet Singh as their new leader we have seen the stage set for an interesting federal election in 2019. In a way it is the passing of the political torch from the baby boomers to the younger generation. Not only is Singh a match for Justin Trudeau on […]

Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Burn Ad $$ for Partisan Positions? By Jamie Gilcig 092517

Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Burn Ad $$ for Partisan Positions?  By Jamie Gilcig 092517

Cornwall Ontario – Thanks to a NDP Freedom of Information request we now know that the Wynne Government spent $5.5 million dollars advertising their putrid sale of Hydro One.  A plan that also sees the government essentially financing the sale to unions and groups they want support from. A release from the NDP goes on […]

O’Shaughnessy Pulls a Kilger as Freeholder Reports to Ombudsman. By Jamie Gilcig 092317

O’Shaughnessy Pulls a Kilger as Freeholder Reports to Ombudsman.  By Jamie Gilcig 092317

Cornwall Ontario –  Oddly enough the Standard Freeholder was pretty much silent when this writer took our very hypocritical Mayor and two councilors to court over their gross conflict of interest over the utter joke that was the Benson Vanity University project that the mayor and councillors Elaine Macdonald, and Carilyne Hebert sit on.   […]

Dr. Paul & EOHU Failing Safety of Cornwall Area Residents. By Jamie Gilcig 092217

Dr. Paul & EOHU Failing Safety of Cornwall Area Residents.  By Jamie Gilcig 092217

Cornwall Ontario – For over two days now residents of the Cornwall Ontario have been complaining on anti-social media about strange smells and haze in the area.   Speculation and frankly, concerns for health and safety are rampant. Dr. Paul Roumeliotis is the highest paid Sunshine list earner as head of the EOHU.  Sadly Dr. […]

Amazon PR Stunt by Bob Peters Highlights Reason for Change in Economic Dev092117

Amazon PR Stunt by Bob Peters Highlights Reason for Change in Economic Dev092117

Cornwall Ontario –  Economic Development is one of the biggest envelopes in the City of Cornwall’s budget.  It also now entails tourism. Sadly, under the reign of Mark Boileau & Bob Peters it’s been an underperforming joke.  Oddly enough Boileau was promoted up and Peters was given tourism and some outside agencies; IE more responsibility. […]

It’s Time to Rethink the Cornwall Regional Airport – by Jamie Gilcig 091517

It’s Time to Rethink the Cornwall Regional Airport – by Jamie Gilcig 091517

Cornwall Ontario – The City and Township of South Glengarry are about to review a report from a consultant about the Cornwall Regional Airport. After reading the report this writer is stunned at the money pit that it’s been for taxpayers of Cornwall, and how badly the file has been handled. Simply put, the current […]

GM Darren Dalgleish Officially No Longer with St. Lawrence Parks Commission 091417

GM Darren Dalgleish Officially No Longer with St. Lawrence Parks Commission 091417

Cornwall Ontario – Darren Dalgleish is no more.  The mysterious Mr. Dalgeish was reported removed from his position months ago, lawyering up to get at least two other media outlets to drop his story. Today, after an even more mysterious telephone tip, Ministry Director Mike Semansky confirmed that Mr. Dalglieish is no more, and has […]

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