CFN Turns 8! What You Can Do to Help Us Serve You Better by Jamie Gilcig FEB 15, 2017

CFN Turns 8!   What You Can Do to Help Us Serve You Better by Jamie Gilcig FEB 15, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Eight is a mystical number.  It’s also a version of the infinity sign if you turn it sideways. The Cornwall Free News turned eight this week, on the 9th.    I decided to not have any fanfare or major celebration as the last time I did so, our 5th anniversary, I was […]

LTE – Josh Frappier Doesn’t Appear to be a Fan of Cornwall Councilor Elaine MacDonald FEB 9, 2017

LTE – Josh Frappier Doesn’t Appear to be a Fan of Cornwall Councilor Elaine MacDonald FEB 9, 2017

And here she is folks, Cornwall’s dime-store version of Tony Blair, Daniel Ortega, and Hosni Mubarak. In honour of Elaine MacDonald’s 7 years of treacherous collaboration with the corrupt Trudeau-McGuinty-Wynne Liberal Party establishment and her resulting betrayal of artists, home owners, seniors, taxpayers, workers, and small business owners in Cornwall as well as feminists, progressives, and […]

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 […]

Cornwall Free News 2017 January Numbers Up Over 15% From 2016 Newspaper for Sale!

Cornwall Free News 2017 January Numbers Up Over 15% From 2016 Newspaper for Sale!

Cornwall Ontario – Surviving a conspiratorial City of Cornwall led boycott isn’t easy.   As we approach our 8th Anniversary good news is always nice to see especially as we survive on a near non budget with little to no staffing. Thanks to our many contributors and supporters who helped make this an amazing year […]

It is Time to Clean Up the Cornwall Community Police Service? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 26, 2017

It is Time to Clean Up the Cornwall Community Police Service? by Jamie Gilcig JAN 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  The Standard Freeholder ran a puff piece spinning a higher amount of complaints about the CCPS. Oddly enough there were less reported crimes in Cornwall in 2016 even though they still are raising their budgets. The police service is a cash cow.  It comes down to money and power.    If you’re […]

Brad D Eamer of Cornwall Wants City to Switch to OPP JAN 26, 2017

Brad D Eamer of Cornwall Wants City to Switch to OPP  JAN 26, 2017

To the Editor . Once again we watch helplessly as our City Council wrestles with our 2017 budget. This city is so desperate to save money that anything and everything is on the table, and rightly so. Council cuts a few thousand here and there, but can’t seem to address the really big budget items. […]

CBC Shows Lack of Culture in Cornwall Over La La Land Miss by Jamie Gilcig

CBC Shows Lack of Culture in Cornwall Over La La Land Miss by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – Another black eye for Cornwall, and yet another sad miss in trying to rebuild a relationship with Hollywood star Ryan Gosling who grew up in the River City and got his big break by commuting to auditions in Montreal. La La Land, which has tied a record for Oscar Nominations has yet […]

TAG to Auction Off Art Collection After City of Cornwall Doesn’t Respond JAN 12, 2017

TAG to Auction Off Art Collection After City of Cornwall Doesn’t Respond JAN 12, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – The last stages of the end of the thirty six year old public art gallery of Cornwall are about to start.  The location itself closed in August. The gallery’s permanent art collection; mostly collected during the 90’s in more friendly tax receipt days, will be going to auction. During the closing of the […]

Former Cornwall Chamber Prez Kevin Hargreaves Shuts Down His Kelsey’s Franchise JAN 2, 2016

Former Cornwall Chamber Prez Kevin Hargreaves Shuts Down His Kelsey’s Franchise JAN 2, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO –  Another clique run business has shut it’s doors.  Recently Bryan Merkely shut down his adult education facility and sold the building, and now former President of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Kevin Hargreaves and his wife Wendy, have folded the local Kelsey’s franchise.  They join disgraced former Liberal bag man, former Team […]

Christmas Cronyism in Cornwall as Councilor Hebert Lands Gig @ EOTB by Jamie Gilcig DEC 30, 2016

Christmas Cronyism in Cornwall as Councilor Hebert Lands Gig @ EOTB by Jamie Gilcig DEC 30, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Another cronyism hiring in Cornwall Ontario.  As in many smaller cities it’s really hard to get a reasonably good, non minimum wage job,  never mind an actual “Career”. In a perfect world of course people would be hired based on merit, especially when dealing with the public purse, but Cornwall takes cronyism, […]

Another #Epicfail Civic Complex Event Fail Due to Petty Cornwall Politics by Jamie Gilcig DEC 29, 2016

Another #Epicfail Civic Complex Event Fail Due to Petty Cornwall Politics by Jamie Gilcig DEC 29, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – I always marvel at the depths that the Bob Peters, Bernadette Clement, Guy Lauzon cliques, and their sillier psychophantic followers,  will sink to in proving, that one, they aren’t terribly good at what they do, and two, that whether or not they like it the vast majority of this city reads CFN […]

David Reevely Responds to Team Cornwall Disconnect by Jamie Gilcig DEC 22, 2016

David Reevely Responds to Team Cornwall Disconnect by Jamie Gilcig DEC 22, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Some Cornwallites can be hyper sensitive about any discussion of the reality of our community.    They don’t want to look at failures or miscues, but instead simply raise taxes and hope the issues go away, or simply bully those who point out that our many wannabee emperors are in fact wearing […]

Justice System in Ontario PAST REDLINING by Jamie Gilcig DEC 21, 2016

Justice System in Ontario PAST REDLINING by Jamie Gilcig DEC 21, 2016

Cornwall Ontario –   When I heard about the case of one of Canada’s most decorated soldiers, Collin Fitzgerald,  being utterly screwed over by our court system right here at the Cornwall court house I rushed over. Because of this newspaper a requested gag  order by the crown might have been allowed which means we […]

Cornwall Politics Impact United Way & Charity Fund Raising by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Cornwall Politics Impact United Way & Charity Fund Raising by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – One of the saddest thing about the clique politics of a small tiny town like  Cornwall Ontario is that the clique usually fails at what they do.  It’s sad. It’s sadder that people are allowed to be in positions to fail rather than be inclusive or remotely professional. A few months ago […]

Taxation Without Representation in Cornwall as Water Taxes Going Up – by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Taxation Without Representation in Cornwall as Water Taxes Going Up – by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – It’s only 1.48%, but how many in Cornwall are not seeing their incomes go up by that much?  And of course while the percentage may sound small, these taxes rarely if ever go down. Again, how many on council actually earn a living other than by the public purse? How many actually […]

Lecompte at Root of Allegations at Centre Cultural de Cornwall DEC 15, 2016

Lecompte at Root of Allegations at Centre Cultural de Cornwall DEC 15, 2016

CORNWALL Ontario – Several former board members of  Centre Cultural de Cornwall stepped forward with a multitude of allegations and complaints about the francophone institution this week. Some of the allegations include: The organization is in deep debt; owning over $30K to the government as well as Suzanne Villeneuve, listed as the group’s secretary stating, […]

Cornwall Mayor All Wet Over 2017 Water Bill Hikes by Jamie Gilcig DEC 14, 2016

Cornwall Mayor All Wet Over 2017 Water Bill Hikes by Jamie Gilcig DEC 14, 2016

Cornwall Ontario –   Privately a few councilors have expressed frustration with this current council as there are some pretty clear blocks when it comes to voting. Conflict of Interest Queen Elaine MacDonald leads the pack.   You have to remember that while the person that mops the floor at City Hall can’t run for […]

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO –  Unlike Hugo “The Hack” Rodrigues at the Freeholder, I’m not afraid to give someone credit when credit is due.  Nor do I not mention their name like a silly silly petty person. His Friday editorial hits the nail on the head. Instead of dealing with the adversity of the budget for Cornwall […]