Cornwall Snubbed by Wynne Gov’t As Big Rubber Duck Expected to Draw 30K in Brockville 081017

Cornwall Snubbed by Wynne Gov’t As Big Rubber Duck Expected to Draw 30K in Brockville 081017

Cornwall Ontario –  Many Cornwallites are crying fowl, and heading down the 401 to check out the Big Rubber Duck in Brockville this weekend as the 61 foot cutie will settle on the town’s picturesque waterfront. Locals can still celebrate the pooping of the geese in Lamoureux Parc.  While not as exciting as the duck, […]

Split Vote in S Glengarry Over Tent Bylaw Means Status Quo – by Jamie Gilcig JULY 18, 2017

Split Vote in S Glengarry Over Tent Bylaw Means Status Quo – by Jamie Gilcig JULY 18, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Apparently the in camera meeting Monday night was so heated that voices could be heard outside of the township building, but it looks like a lot of steam, but no changes for South Glengarry. With at least two councilors out for blood apparently one vote slipped back saving the jobs of CAO […]

Ontario Needs to Invest in Health CARE as Much as in Buildings. By Jamie Gilcig JULY 14, 2017

Ontario Needs to Invest in Health CARE as Much as in Buildings.  By Jamie Gilcig JULY 14, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – It has been published that the Cornwall Community Hospital is rationed 60 hours per day for doctors.  That includes emergency where tragically so many end up because they simply don’t have a GP.  Clinics are so brutal that the wait times are near what they would be in emergency which compounds the […]

Ontario Kicks in $100K French Legal Dev Centre in Ottawa JUNE 16, 2017

Ontario Kicks in $100K French Legal Dev Centre in Ottawa  JUNE 16, 2017

Ontario Invests in Province’s First Continuing Professional Development Centre for Francophone Legal Professionals Ontario, in partnership with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, is improving access to justice in French by establishing the province’s first continuing professional development centre for Francophone legal professionals. The pratiquO pilot project will help Francophone and Francophile justice professionals […]

Free Holder & Phil Blancher Taken to Task Over Dairy Supply Management System JUNE 5, 2017

Free Holder & Phil Blancher Taken to Task Over Dairy Supply Management System JUNE 5, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I often wonder why Post Media’s Standard Freeholder would allow one of its competitor’s people to write articles for them?   I know times are hard, what with another round of buyouts that saw the likes of editor Len Hooper, and long time local fave Greg “Boomer” Peerenboom depart, but this week’s […]

P&G Swiffers Jobs in Brockville – 500 Jobs to Be Lost by 2020 MAY 24, 2017

P&G Swiffers Jobs in Brockville – 500 Jobs to Be Lost by 2020  MAY 24, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO –  It’s ironic.  Even though Brockville is very different than Cornwall Ontario there’s a certain snooty nasty Eastern Ontario Conservativeness that exists there.   Brockville loves to look down their noses at Cornwall and many times there’s cause. Ironically it’s how MPP Steve Clark originally cot into power as Brockville mayor (he served […]

School Closures Being Politically Massaged in Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 4, 2017

School Closures Being Politically Massaged in Eastern Ontario by Jamie Gilcig MAY 4, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – One of the biggest problems in managing the school system in Ontario are the multitude of school boards and weakness of politicians to make the right decisions. Four year terms pass fast, and making a decision like closing a school or library can cost at election time as many have threatened on […]

SD&G Highlanders Armoury in Cornwall Ontario Covers Up Gun Theft by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 23, 2017

SD&G Highlanders Armoury in Cornwall Ontario Covers Up Gun Theft by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 23, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – A CFN viewer emailed in upset over an alleged cover up over a missing gun from the armoury. We get lots of information from the public.  Each case has to be evaluated and of course verified because even a gonzo newspaper has to tell the truth. The Armoury is home to the SD&G […]

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against Safer School Zones APRIL 11, 2017

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against Safer School Zones APRIL 11, 2017

Patrick Brown PCs Vote Against Safer School Zones Act   TORONTO ONTARIO –  This afternoon following Question Period, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell and the Ontario PC Caucus voted against important legislation that protects school children, seniors, other pedestrians and cyclists.   This is in spite of the PCs previously indicating support for such measures: […]

Lawrence Greenspon to Defend CFN vs UCDSB Over Swastikas in CCVS by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 26, 2017

Lawrence Greenspon to Defend CFN vs UCDSB Over Swastikas in CCVS by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – What should happen when Swastikas or other Hate Graffiti are discovered in a school washroom? If you’re York University, or a high school in Brockville Ontario, or this high school in the US, perhaps a letter like this outlines the appropriate actions? Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, I want to share with […]

Gay Cornwall News Blogger Attacks Gay N Dundas Mayor MARCH 21, 2017

Gay Cornwall News Blogger Attacks Gay N Dundas Mayor MARCH 21, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Holy Patrick Brown!   It must have been a slow day for Gay Conservative Cornwall News Blogger Bill Kingston, or as he’s been called, “The Queen of Mean”, as he cobbled together a fascinating take on which SD&G Counties council member spent the most cash. In his story on Cornwall Newswatch he […]

Brockville School Calls in Police Over Swastikas While UCDSB Threatens This Outlet Over CCVS Story MARCH 20, 2017

Brockville School Calls in Police Over Swastikas While UCDSB Threatens This Outlet Over CCVS Story MARCH 20, 2017

Cornwall ONTARIO –  What a bewildering community I live in.   After covering Swastikas being left in a school washroom for nearly a month after repeatedly being informed about them this writer covered the issue; which led to thousands of tax dollars being spent by the Upper Canada District School Board essentially trying to muzzle […]

City & Counties Squabble Goes Public – Highlights Need for Amalgamation by Jamie Gilcig MARCh 14, 2017

City & Counties Squabble Goes Public – Highlights Need for Amalgamation by Jamie Gilcig MARCh 14, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The Counties of SD&G and the City of Cornwall are essentially waving their dirty laundry around as they duke it out in public over their shared services issues. Essentially both councils lack the ability to professionally work together.  The County for example, did not send their letter to this media outlet even […]

Sunshine List Darren Dalgleish Lawyers UP – Is he still CEO of St. Lawrence Parks? MARCH 9, 2017

Sunshine List Darren Dalgleish Lawyers UP – Is he still CEO of St. Lawrence Parks?  MARCH 9, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Darren Dalgleish has lawyered up.    The we’re not sure what, or if he’s still with,  the St.Lawrence Parks Commission poobah,  was allegedly reported to have been escorted from the premises and turfed which has resulted in Cornwall Newswatch’s Bill Kingston and other media outlets to be served after reporting such. CKWS […]

North Dundas Conservative Mayor Eric Duncan Comes Out of the Closet MARCH 8, 2017

North Dundas Conservative Mayor Eric Duncan Comes Out of the Closet MARCH 8, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – In 2014 I asked if politicians should still be in the closet.   Today, in 2017, rising conservative star and North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan surprised very few people by coming out.  He came out on of all places Linked in.  He didn’t issue a press release; at least we didn’t get […]

Erin Merkley LTE to UCDSB Closure of Benson Public School MARCH 7, 2017

Erin Merkley LTE to UCDSB Closure of Benson Public School MARCH 7, 2017

March 6, 2017 Board of Trustees Upper Canada District School Board   Dear Board of Trustees: RE: Pupil Accommodation Review, Proposed Closure of Benson Public School Please don’t let this happen. NOW is the time for you to take the opportunity and represent the needs and best interests of the people who elected you. Please […]

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 […]

St. Jo’s & L’Heritage Head Drop in Fraser Sec School Rankings in Cornwall FEB 23, 2017

St. Jo’s & L’Heritage Head Drop in Fraser Sec School Rankings in Cornwall FEB 23, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I was always taught that if you’re going to do something, do it right.  If the goal of Cornwall educators has been to fail they clearly are living up to it during the past school season when all six secondary schools in the Fraser Institute’s yearly rankings fell back from their five […]

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