BREAKING – Former Cornwall HR Manager Clarifies Rivette Bomb in CUPE STRIKE 060418

BREAKING – Former Cornwall HR Manager Clarifies Rivette Bomb in CUPE STRIKE 060418

Cornwall Ontario –  Cornwall council has embarrassed the city multiple times over the last few terms.   From the Fitzpatrick scandals, to the CFN boycott that included a mayor hitting the panic button over a t shirt he didn’t like, to this writers false arrest during the election while the mayor and his campaign manager were […]

Rivette Drops Bomb in CUPE Strike – Blames CAO Adams & Geoff Clarke MURPHY Supports Leave Pullback

Rivette Drops Bomb in CUPE Strike – Blames CAO Adams & Geoff Clarke MURPHY Supports Leave Pullback

Cornwall Ontario – The buzz finally hit the page as Cornwall City Councilor Andre Rivette leaked to the CBC and then confirmed with CFN,  that the issue that led to the CUPE strike is the city asking the union to move from 100% of wages for up to 17 weeks per year of short term […]

ROAD CLOSURE ALERT – 24 Inch Water main Breaks in Downtown Cornwall – Water & Augustus 052418

ROAD CLOSURE ALERT – 24 Inch Water main Breaks in Downtown Cornwall – Water & Augustus 052418

Cornwall Ontario – As budgets rise the city has been hit with another emergency water main break. CFN is just starting to get info from the City of Cornwall again after some drama and childish antics via CAO Maureen Adams and new Public Information Officer Emma Meldrum. We’re hoping that the City will resume to […]

The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay – Reporting Elder Abuse @ Glen Stor Dun Lodge 052218

The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay – Reporting Elder Abuse @ Glen Stor Dun Lodge  052218

Reporting Elder Abuse There is very clear legislation in the Long Term Care Act identifying abuse and how to report it but for some reason employers have difficulty understanding/enforcing it. You just have to Google Elder Abuse and find the multiple reports of abuse which were only dealt with after a major intervention by someone […]

Two Horse Race in Ontario as Ford & Horwath Teams Up Attacks 052218

Two Horse Race in Ontario as Ford & Horwath Teams Up Attacks 052218

Cornwall Ontario – As a quiet provincial election comes out of the long May weekend it’s becoming clearer that this is a two horse race as the PC’s and NDP start to ratchet up the attacks and heat. Premier Wynne is still trying to claw back some support that has bled orange, but that seems […]

Did Local Conservatives @ Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce Steal Driver Data Too? 052118

Did Local Conservatives @ Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce Steal Driver Data Too? 052118

Cornwall Ontario –  Liberals and NDP are attempting to create a wildfire over allegations that data was stolen of users of the 407 highway which so far has resulted in at least one resignation of a PC MPP candidate and now is being investigated by York Regional Police. Here in Cornwall such things rarely get […]

OSPCA & City Report Fail on Cat Issue in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 051818

OSPCA & City Report Fail on Cat Issue in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 051818

Cornwall Ontario – It’s sad to see cat owners and kitties being used as pawns in a game that simply is about cash. At the root is the OSPCA wanting the cat control business in Cornwall.  Maybe they deserve it, but there are legitimate questions that need to be answered and they are refusing to […]

CUPE on STRIKE in Cornwall Ontario DAY 1 – City Doesn’t Send Release to CFN 051718

CUPE on STRIKE in Cornwall Ontario DAY 1 – City Doesn’t Send Release to CFN 051718

Cornwall Ontario – One wonders what Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams has to hide by not sending releases to the largest newspaper in the city?  From excerpts published in other media  it certainly doesn’t look highly important?  In fact striking CUPE workers and organizers seemed incensed at the nature of the city’s release while chanting GEOFF CLARKE […]

Ontario Writ Falling Political Candidate Advertising Specials on The Cornwall Free News! CLICK FOR DETAILS

Ontario Writ Falling Political Candidate Advertising Specials on The Cornwall Free News!  CLICK FOR DETAILS

No matter which political party you’re with advertising is one of the largest expenses in any campaign. You need value, impact, and delivery of your message in the strongest possible fashion. And local is important.  How do you expect editors to support you if you’re advertising on outlets that aren’t from Ontario or even Canada? […]

Who Do You Vote for in June For When All 3 Local Candidates Are Numptys? by Jamie Gilcig

Who Do You Vote for in June For When All 3 Local Candidates Are Numptys? by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario –   While we all are aware, or at least most of us are, of who the leaders are of the three main political parties in this upcoming Ontario election, do we know who are local options are? We know our current MPP Jim McDonnell will win by default.   Right now my dog Fitzy […]

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Running for office is a major life decision. You are putting yourself out into the public eye to serve your community. There are many challenges. Whether you’re a rookie or experienced,  the two sessions of this seminar have something to add to your arsenal of tools and help you not only get elected, but serve […]

ELDER ABUSE The Glen Stor Dun Lodge Story Pt1 – The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay 050718

ELDER ABUSE The Glen Stor Dun Lodge Story Pt1 – The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay 050718

Cornwall Ontario – There are many definitions of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Although most are similar, the Yukon has one of the most comprehensive definition: the deliberate mistreatment of an adult that (a) causes the adult physical, mental or emotional harm, or (b) causes financial damage or loss to the adult, and includes intimidation, humiliation, […]

Is it Time for a Gas Boycott in the Cornwall Area? NO MacEwen’s Gas from MAY 7-14, 2018

Is it Time for a Gas Boycott in the Cornwall Area?  NO MacEwen’s Gas from MAY 7-14, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –  Here’s an issue you kinda sorta can’t blame the government on.   While the high cost of gasoline is heavily taxed, if you live in this part of Ontario seeing 20-30 cent price swings per litre is a regular occurrence. That can be over a freaking $1.00 per US gallon! What we seem […]

Not Running for Office Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – by Jamie Gilcig 050318

Not Running for Office Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – by Jamie Gilcig 050318

Cornwall Ontario –  Running for office isn’t the only way to help a community.  For many it’s a vain ego thing.  I just turned down a new provincial party looking for a local candidate.   Looking around the table here in Council there really are only 1 or 2 that truly get what being a councilor […]

5 Reasons Why David Murphy is Unfit to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 050218

5 Reasons Why David Murphy is Unfit to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 050218

Cornwall Ontario – Like the fat kid chasing after the ice cream truck to be first in line conflicted Cornwall City David Murphy registered to run for Mayor on the first day possible. It was no surprise to many including the #metoo women he hit on while teaching at St. Lawrence College or local barmaids. […]

Cornwall City Council Needs a Time Rule for Long Winded Gas Bags by Jamie Gilcig 050118

Cornwall City Council Needs a Time Rule for Long Winded Gas Bags by Jamie Gilcig 050118

Cornwall Ontario – I sat through my second council meeting in nearly three years.  (More about that in another column) but one thing was still the same. Bernadette “Flipper” Clement still bloviated as though she was in full campaign mode.  Not sure what she’s campaigning for now, but it certainly didn’t seem like the pocket […]

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

Cornwall Ontario –  Call it a Million Dollar Solution!    Even CUPE knows that Cornwall is in a budget crisis, but sometimes you need dramatic solutions to dramatic problems. You can’t blame city workers and their union for trying to improve their lot.  It’s part of what they do. The entire blame for this lies […]

Denis Carr Talks About the 2018 Cornwall Budget by Emily Hutcheon 0428

Denis Carr Talks About the 2018 Cornwall Budget by Emily Hutcheon 0428

Cornwall, Ontario – Denis Carr is the city’s longest running council member in the city of Cornwall. Carr has  been passionate about Cornwall, Ontario, and while he may in the upcoming years consider slowing down with his political career, he will always work to improve the city. He believes that there are not only more opportunities […]