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.   […]

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 […]

Bovine Projectile Emission in Cornwall City Council Over Development Kickbacks 091217

Bovine Projectile Emission in Cornwall City Council Over Development Kickbacks 091217

Cornwall Ontario –   Ever watch a bunch of unqualified people, some of whom are dumber than David Murphy debate an issue that is way out of their depth? Council is talking about kicking back property taxes for 10 years to a real estate developer. The property, to be used for student residences right across […]

St. Aubin Tries To Whitewash Maclean’s Cornwall Story & Fails. By Jamie Gilcig 091017

St. Aubin Tries To Whitewash Maclean’s Cornwall Story & Fails.  By Jamie Gilcig 091017

Cornwall Ontario –  There are many people that you meet who at first seem to be more than they really are. Etienne St. Aubin is one of those.    He recently ran a piece in the Freeholder trying to whitewash the Maclean’s article that embarrassed the community for no other reason that its own words. In these […]

Was There No Crime in Cornwall for 5 Days? No Reports From CCPS 081728

Was There No Crime in Cornwall for 5 Days?  No Reports From CCPS 081728

Cornwall Ontario – With a budget of approximately $18M per year it’s boggling how the Cornwall Community Police Service under Chief Dan Parkinson and a police board chaired by Andre Rivette refuses to communicate with the public. Where other nearby services put out notices in a timely fashion our police service reveals less than 2% […]

MP Lauzon Out As Canada Day Chair & Fail on Refugees in Cornwall. By Jamie Gilcig 082617

MP Lauzon Out As Canada Day Chair & Fail on Refugees in Cornwall.  By Jamie Gilcig 082617

CORNWALL ONTARIO – MP Guy Lauzon will no longer be chairing Canada Day events in Cornwall CFN has learned. The event had been run through his riding office for several years with no audited books.  His executive assistant was alleged to have stated that because the committee meetings are “in camera” that they didn’t have […]

CFN Will Not be Covering the Cornwall Nationals Due to Rodney Rivette 082317

CFN Will Not be Covering the Cornwall Nationals Due to Rodney Rivette 082317

Cornwall Ontario – Hockey is a challenging business in this community.  Heck, just about any business is challenging in Cornwall due to our depressed economy. CFN has a strong and successful history of supporting events and groups (when we’ve been allowed to) but the chicanery and mayhem that ranges from corruption from City Hall to […]

Cornwall Ontario Refuses Free Bus Passes to NAV CAN Refugees 082317

Cornwall Ontario Refuses Free Bus Passes to NAV CAN Refugees 082317

CORNWALL ONTARIO –   Elaine Macdonald should not be on Cornwall City Council.  The President of the Labour Council has been in conflict on more than one occasion.  She’s petty, ignorant at times, and corrupt.   But like all people we all have our good and bad sides. She championed a very very smart play […]

You Can’t Hide Taxes in Cornwall. Fire & Police Refusing Info. By Jamie Gilcig 080317

You Can’t Hide Taxes in Cornwall.  Fire & Police Refusing Info. By Jamie Gilcig 080317

Cornwall Ontario –  Oddly enough our fire and police services are refusing to answer basic questions and information to this newspaper. Questions like how many calls for service the police had from last Friday to Sunday.  Where other services voluntarily release that to media, our police service, led by Chief Dan Parkinson, refuses to answer […]

Cornwall Councilor Mark Macdonald Warns Over Fire Costs & Taxes Going Up 081317

Cornwall Councilor Mark Macdonald Warns Over Fire Costs & Taxes Going Up 081317

The Fire Master Plan deals directly with our “needs” and this not one of them.  This is one of a number of issues that should be addressed by the new FMP Committee. The FMP points out very clearly that our citizens would be safer and better served if our fire service was meeting our basic […]

#boobygate Coverup in Cornwall is Rank – Chem Tanks 2.0 By Jamie Gilcig JULY 14, 2017

#boobygate Coverup in Cornwall is Rank – Chem Tanks 2.0  By Jamie Gilcig JULY 14, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I’ve always marvelled what anyone can have against the female breast and nipples?   Watch television and people have no issues with shows like The Walking Dead which has some of the most senseless and frightening gore I’ve ever seen in my near 53 years on this planet; but show a nipple […]

Adams Wanted Clement Cornwall Condo Project In Camera & Mayor Spins? JULY 11, 2017

Adams Wanted Clement Cornwall Condo Project In Camera & Mayor Spins?  JULY 11, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Sources have confirmed to CFN that City CAO Maureen Adams wanted the Clement Marina Condo project kept in camera, but that some on council stated it wasn’t an in camera issue which led to a 6-5 vote to move the issue to PAC. Because the meeting was in camera CFN cannot confirm […]

Should Maureen Adams Be Fired for Not Informing Council About #Boobygate? JULY 10, 2017

Should Maureen Adams Be Fired for Not Informing Council About #Boobygate? JULY 10, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Holy Paul Fitzpatrick!   In what seems to be a chapter out of the ol Kilger council, rookie councilor Justin Towndale went public on his social media page with a statement claiming that council was left out of the loop of the Human Rights Tribunal Case of Nekkid Boobies. As many of […]

Would You Like to Be Cornwall Ontario’s 11th Councilor? FEB 20, 2017

Would You Like to Be Cornwall Ontario’s 11th Councilor? FEB 20, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – As many regular CFN viewers know, CFN and its viewers played a strong role in dumping corrupt former Mayor Bob Kilger and half of his council last election. While the progress in that exercise was getting people to think about issues and take action for change, clearly the mission hasn’t been accomplished. […]

Shoppers MPAC Assessment Drops 26% in Cornwall ON $275K Refund FEB 7, 2017

Shoppers MPAC Assessment Drops 26% in Cornwall ON $275K Refund FEB 7, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – More fiscal hemorrhaging at the hands of the O’Shaugnessy government in Cornwall as they issued a press release stating that they mediated a settlement with Shoppers Realty Inc. that saw the MPAC assessment cut by 26%!   That’s a hard reality that if spread to more properties in the Industrial Park and […]

Time to Think About the Future of Lamoureux Park & Civic Complex by Jamie Gilcig OCT 21, 2016

Time to Think About the Future of Lamoureux Park & Civic Complex by Jamie Gilcig OCT 21, 2016

It is time.  Cornwall is at a critical point in its history.    With a struggling downtown, a weak economy, proposed school closings, a destructive brain drain of our youth, and a toxic business and political culture there are some easy steps forward, and some more difficult ones. Waterfront property is usually the most expensive […]

Dupelle or Murphy for Mayor in 2018? Who would you vote for by Jamie Gilcig AUG 28, 2015

Dupelle or Murphy for Mayor in 2018?  Who would you vote for by Jamie Gilcig AUG 28, 2015

As we prep our report card for council for the first half of 2015 there was some discussion about who will run for mayor possibly and who may or may not run for council from this motley group? The buzz is that there’s a chance of a duel between Councilors Maurice Dupelle & David Murphy. […]