Community Coming Out for St.Andrews Firehall & Community Centre as Bancroft Sucks and Blows WED MARCH 23, 2016

Community Coming Out for St.Andrews Firehall & Community Centre as Bancroft Sucks and Blows WED MARCH 23, 2016

A group of upset citizens have organized around the proposed St. Andrews Firehall and Community Centre.  With property purchased via the last council the long waiting residents want action after South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft has slipped and slided on the promised facility. The mayor allegedly ducked one meeting with organizers who are calling for […]

South Stormont Doesn’t Show up for South Stormont News Trial MARCH 19, 2016

South Stormont Doesn’t Show up for South Stormont News Trial MARCH 19, 2016

When the plan to start the South Stormont News rolled forward it was simple and basic. Help promote the community and offer something that most communities its size don’t have any longer, a local news presence. The South Stormont News was incorporated in Ingleside.    A deal was struck for a one year contract to […]

Brock Fraud – Ottawa Remax Broker Frost Guilty in QUEBEC Court by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 8, 2016

Brock Fraud – Ottawa Remax Broker Frost Guilty in QUEBEC Court by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 8, 2016

Former Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Robert Brock Frost appears to have copped a plea Monday regarding his forgery and fraud charges in Levis Quebec that were related to the security he put up for his brief ownership of the Cornwall River Kings hockey club of the LNAH. Sources said that the typical bond for a […]

Can Patrick Brown Really Change the Culture of the PC Party in Ontario? by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 7, 2016

Can Patrick Brown Really Change the Culture of the PC Party in Ontario? by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 7, 2016

As many regular CFN viewers know I am “Hyper Non Partisan” politically.  I decided, after dealing with politicians here on CFN that I could no longer support Partisan Politics. It made no sense from a personal view point.    Yes, belonging to a group could be a good thing, but it also can be an […]

Local Impact for Cornwall Ontario Tenders & Why Isn’t Ed Lumley Buying the Complex New Seats by Jamie Gilcig

Local Impact for Cornwall Ontario Tenders & Why Isn’t Ed Lumley Buying the Complex New Seats by Jamie Gilcig

I know.  What an odd picture to header a column, but then, this is an odd town with an ever odder City Council. The problem is the old adage, “You get the politicians you deserve.” After all, this is a town that over 4,000 people voted for Robert Brock Frost, and hardly anyone voted for […]

Yes Virgina, It’s Time to Stop the City Hall Led Boycott of CFN JAN 21, 2016

Yes Virgina, It’s Time to Stop the City Hall Led Boycott of CFN  JAN 21, 2016

10,000,000 is a very very large number.   Can you imagine the impact on Cornwall and area businesses if they had those impressions instead of through google ads? CFN had an early policy of not having digital ads as we wanted to focus on local, but due to a most likely illegal boycott led by […]

Are you Politicked Out Yet & Does Anyone Really Care? by Jamie Gilcig DEC 23, 2015

Are you Politicked Out Yet & Does Anyone Really Care? by Jamie Gilcig  DEC 23, 2015

It’s interesting to see what hits a button with people and what doesn’t?   In this age of internet newspapers like CFN we get to see direct results by page view counts, comments, and of course Social Media chatter. In 2015 we also live in an age of near Orwellian times.   Mass media, the […]

Go Home Mohammed – More Cornwall Ontario Racism Highlighted in CBC Story of Girls Hockey Game

Go Home Mohammed – More Cornwall Ontario Racism Highlighted in CBC Story of Girls Hockey Game

I mulled over whether to write this story or not.    I get abused and attacked every time I highlight something negative about our city; even though what I write about is true. When I wrote about Swastikas in a local high school and used the R word it led to being legally bullied by […]

Marijuana Activist Russell Barth Takes Ottawa Mayor & City To Human Rights Tribunal After Comment – AUG 25, 2015

Marijuana Activist Russell Barth Takes Ottawa Mayor & City To Human Rights Tribunal After Comment – AUG 25, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Ottawa Medical Marijuana user and advocate Russell Barth issued a release today after his complaint about comments made by Mayor Jim Watson were made public last April.   The Mayor refused to apologize for a comment that Mr. Barth feels was discriminatory. In the release below Mr. Barth is asking for $10,000,000.00 ($250 […]

Jim Brownell Being Keynote at Team Cornwall AGM is Like Gilles Latour Hosting a Mother’s Day Event by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – The latest presser from Team Cornwall announcing Jim Brownell as the key speaker shows how disconnected the group has become. Frankly it may be time to either sit down and figure out what Team Cornwall really should be or disband it. Having Jim Brownell be a key speaker for this group is […]

The Deadbeat, Hurricane Hart, Funny Cops, Frosty the Clown, & the Crowns by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 21, 2015

The Deadbeat, Hurricane Hart, Funny Cops, Frosty the Clown, & the Crowns by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 21, 2015

(photo:facebook) CORNWALL Ontario –  It all started with a settlement hearing at Small Claims court in Cornwall Ontario. Sadly, Mike Bedard of Platinum Pools would not pay his seasonal bill, again.      So CFN was forced to take him to court to try and collect a bill.  This would not be the first time Mr. […]

Arts Culture & Sleazing for University Money at City Council or Dear Gerry Benson by Jamie Gilcig

Arts Culture & Sleazing for University Money at City Council or Dear Gerry Benson by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – I took Sunday off.  I wanted to mull this piece before scribbling it onto the web. This weekend saw something incredibly positive happen for Cornwall that proves a major point I’ve been standing on for several years. People in the region care more about Arts and Culture than they do about Sports. […]

Letter to the Editor Our Volunteers, Our Community by Ruth Mackenzie Ontario Trillium Foundation – April 13, 2015

Letter to the Editor Our Volunteers, Our Community by Ruth Mackenzie  Ontario Trillium Foundation – April 13, 2015

Volunteers are leading social change and impacting communities around the world. Every year during National Volunteer Week, we have the opportunity to celebrate their efforts and contributions. This year, during National Volunteer Week, taking place between April 12-18, let’s shine the light on the hard work and dedication of all the volunteers who are making […]

SD&SG Riding Ass. Playing Tim Hudak Politics in Long Sault Ontario – March 29, 2015

SD&SG Riding Ass.  Playing Tim Hudak Politics in Long Sault Ontario – March 29, 2015

CFN – We are updating our original story after finding out that it was in fact our MPP Jim McDonell and the SD&SG Riding Association that snubbed CFN & SSN viewers by not inviting either outlet to the media event that both Patrick Brown and Christine Elliotte attended in Long Sault. MPP McDonell and his executive […]

Who’s The Fattest Hog on the Sunshine List in Cornwall Ontario for 2015? CLICK

Who’s The Fattest Hog on the Sunshine List in Cornwall Ontario for 2015?  CLICK

CORNWALL Ontario – So whose made the most money in Cornwall on this year’s Sunshine list that was just released by the province of Ontario? The Sunshine list includes those on the public purse who earn more than $100,000 per year. Mostly health care officials, fire, police, and areas including government agencies. The tentacles extend […]

MPP Steve Clark & MPP Jim McDonell Talk Ontario Budget with CFN – JAN 28, 2015

MPP Steve Clark & MPP Jim McDonell Talk Ontario Budget with CFN – JAN 28, 2015

CFN – Leeds Grenville MPP Steve Clark and SD&G MPP Jim McDonell were listening and work shopping ahead of the Ontario budget at the Best Western in Cornwall Ontario last week. Some of their focus were on health and social services.   The loss of jobs and Liberal spending habits that could threaten services and […]

271 Days Later – My Police Charges Still Not Dropped – Political Smear 101 by Jamie Gilcig NOV 7, 2014

271 Days Later – My Police Charges Still Not Dropped – Political Smear 101 by Jamie Gilcig  NOV 7, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario –  I was asked what was the hardest part of this last year?  Was it the police charges?  Was it that after Bell provided a production order that categorically stated that I never made the calls (nearly six months ago!)  that the police and crown put forth in their disclosure that not one, […]

Beat the Clock 2014 Municipal Ad Deal for The Cornwall Free News & South Stormont News

Beat the Clock 2014 Municipal Ad Deal for The Cornwall Free News & South Stormont News

There are 28 days left to advertise for the 2014 Ontario Municipal Election and CFN has some insane deals! We like to keep our numbers real. No confusing per per impression jazz here. Your 300×250 pixel ad banner for only $29.95 per week! * You have until Wednesday September 30th at noon to get that […]