A Cornwall Casino is a Good Idea. By Jamie Gilcig 170218

A Cornwall Casino is a Good Idea.  By Jamie Gilcig 170218

Cornwall Ontario – One wonders what Councilor Mark A MacDonald has done to possibly offend Hugo Rodrigues, Managing editor of the Standard Freeholder? Or maybe it’s simply safe for Hugo to snipe at Mr. MacDonald rather than tackle real issues with meat in them that  might cost the newspaper some ad dollars while pandering to […]

Syd Gardiner & Elaine MacDonald Hypocrites When It Comes to Art in Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig Feb 2, 2018

Syd Gardiner & Elaine MacDonald Hypocrites When It Comes to Art in Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig Feb 2, 2018

CORNWALL ONTARIO – In an I’m sure unintentional  bizarre joke the Seaway News ran a piece trumpeting a scrolling image on a TV in the basement of the Civic complex as a triumph for area artists. There are a few real artists in the region, but most have stayed away from the circus. Elaine was […]

Crown Jennifer Burke Language Snafu Led to Laframboise $2K Fine in Death of Kristine Cadieux 013018

Crown Jennifer Burke Language Snafu Led to Laframboise $2K Fine in Death of Kristine Cadieux 013018

Cornwall Ontario – The big question many are asking is if Jennifer Burke should be fired as a Crown after the Cadieux case has been exposed? It’s becoming clear that she assigned an articling student to a case involving a francophone from Quebec that resulted in a death. Instead of assigning to an assistant crown […]

Did You Know Aulstville Filmfest Was this Weekend – Politics Mar Events in Cornwall 012818

Did You Know Aulstville Filmfest Was this Weekend – Politics Mar Events in Cornwall 012818

Cornwall Ontario – When you talk to people in Cornwall many are stunned to realize how much cash the City of gives to fund Aultsville Theatre and how little the community gets for its dollars, especially during a budget time that just had council pass a motion to keep the tax increase this year to […]

Janice Robinson Highlights Why Cronyism @ City Hall Leads to #epicfail Leaks Cirque Du Soleil Emails

Janice Robinson Highlights Why Cronyism @ City Hall Leads to #epicfail  Leaks Cirque Du Soleil Emails

Cornwall Ontario – Cronyism isn’t unique to Cornwall Ontario, but ED poobah Bob Peter’s ex wifey, who got her management gig at City Hall around the time that Bob resigned over his mysterious use of city credit cards at Eastern European houses of ill repute pulled a doozy recently. (Photo : social media) Ms Robinson, […]

LTE – Cornwall Councilor Mark A MacDonald Talks Fire Master Plan 012418

LTE – Cornwall Councilor Mark A MacDonald Talks Fire Master Plan 012418

Dear Editor:  The taxpayers of the City of Cornwall are looking at a roughly 8% increase in their property taxes, unless Council makes some decisions otherwise. The Fire Master Plan is designed to save lives and money.  It follows a Guideline from the Ontario Fire Marshal and it’s based on costs the community can afford. […]

Bishop MacDonell Finishes Near Last of Fraser Institute Elementary School 2017 Rankings 121017

Bishop MacDonell Finishes Near Last of Fraser Institute Elementary School 2017 Rankings 121017

Cornwall Ontario – When you put politics ahead of kids you get the results that are this years report from the Fraser Institute ranking of 3,037 Ontario Primary schools.   Bishop Mac finished 2.997 out of 3,664 which is kinda scary.   Clearly our teachers and school boards get a failing mark for this year’s ratings overall. […]

It’s Time to Let St. Lawrence College Run It’s Own Auditorium in Cornwall. By Jamie Gilcig 113017

It’s Time to Let St. Lawrence College Run It’s Own Auditorium in Cornwall.  By Jamie Gilcig 113017

Cornwall Ontario –   Cornwall City Council let it’s 36 year old public art gallery die.   It’s funding cut off to ZERO with many stating that it was dirty politics because of councilors like David Murphy & Bernadette Clement, along with Carilyne Hebert and Elaine MacDonald who actually broke the law while on its board and […]

Cornwall Policing Call Cost for October 2017 – $1,118.14 per Incident!

Cornwall Policing Call Cost for October 2017 – $1,118.14 per Incident!

Cornwall Ontario – The city of Cornwall Ontario spends approximately 1,531, 850 per month for policing.   Based on their own released numbers for the Month of October of 1,370 calls for service or eligible incidents the grand total per call/incident is a whopping:  $1,118.14! As the city wrestles with runaway increases to fire, police, and […]

Ottawa Human Rights Tribunal Leads to Ambulance Ride for Cornwall Businessman – by Jamie Gilcig

Ottawa Human Rights Tribunal Leads to Ambulance Ride for Cornwall Businessman – by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall Lawyer Milena Cardinal may not be a great lawyer, but she once posited that we journalists needed to spend more time in the courts because lawyers, justices, and the system can brutalize lives.    She even went on about how police lie on the stand frequently.  Of course spending time and […]

Cornwall Not Getting a Retail Marijuana Outlet as Wynne Gov’t Announces 14 Cities 110317

Cornwall Not Getting a Retail Marijuana Outlet as Wynne Gov’t Announces 14 Cities 110317

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall City Councilor Bernadette Clement’s breakfast buddy Kathleen Wynne and her government have left Cornwall (SD&G) out from a retail outlet for recreational marijuana. The province announced the first 14 communities that will roll out retail outlets. Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Hamilton Barrie, Kingston, Kitchener NDP , London, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie […]

Cornwall Police 2018 Budget Hike to Push Daily Rate Over $51K for Policing!! 110217

Cornwall Police 2018 Budget Hike to Push Daily Rate Over $51K for Policing!!  110217

The Cornwall Community Police Service board are asking for a 1.56 per cent increase for 2018. Retiring Chief Dan Parkinson submitted the proposal to the board Wednesday during the monthly Police board meeting which would bring the 2018 total to a WHOPPING $18,669,015 or $51, 147. 99 per day!  The CCPS still is not disclosing […]

CCPS Playing Politics With Public Safety Over Opioid Scare 110717

CCPS Playing Politics With Public Safety Over Opioid Scare 110717

Cornwall Ontario – There is a true partnership between media and police services.   When there’s an emergency it’s important to reach as many people as possible and that’s where media come in. Whether it be a public alert or a simple police blotter, police forces are expected to professionally conduct themselves and treat the media […]

Should Danny Aikman Be Appointed Police Chief of Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig 110117

Should Danny Aikman Be Appointed Police Chief of Cornwall?  by Jamie Gilcig 110117

Cornwall Ontario – The Police Board of Cornwall, led by Cornwall City Councilor Andre Rivette, announced that Deputy Chief Danny Aikman has been appointed the title of Designated Chief as of January 1st, 2018 to replace Chief Dan Parkinson on January 1, 2019. It is this writer’s opinion that this current police board, having done […]

Hugo Rodrigues Pandering to Cornwall Over Wasted Amazon HQ2 Bid by Gilcig 102817

Hugo Rodrigues Pandering to Cornwall Over Wasted Amazon HQ2 Bid by Gilcig 102817

Cornwall Ontario –   It’s tough being number one sometimes.  It means the jealous kids won’t play with you much; at least the underdeveloped and really immature ones. For example I have a lot of media peers outside of Cornwall that I get along with, and even sometimes collaborate with, but not here in Cornwall.   When […]

#metoo Angela Vinet of SASS Cornwall Hypocrite of the Month 102717

#metoo Angela Vinet of SASS Cornwall Hypocrite of the Month  102717

Cornwall Ontario – Oddly enough we media types read our competition, even minor competition,  and that’s why it’s utterly astounding to read words quoted from Angela Vinet, the Exec Director of Sexual Assault Support Services in Cornwall. Vinet is hopeful the movement will be a catalyst for greater change, allowing women to feel safer in […]

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 […]

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