St. Lawrence College Cornwall Hit the Picket Lines by Seamus James 102717

St. Lawrence College Cornwall Hit the Picket Lines by Seamus James 102717

CORNWALL ONTARIO – In a switch from having to cross a picket line, St Lawrence College students in Cornwall came out Thursday to join the OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) picket, to demonstrate their need to have classes resume, as well as to show their support for College Faculty – but not so much […]

#OPP Commish – Driver Inattention @ Its Worst – 3 Truckers Charged 102617

#OPP Commish – Driver Inattention @ Its Worst – 3 Truckers Charged 102617

“Driver inattention at its worst,” says OPP Commissioner   (TORONTO, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes announced charges at a news conference today that stem from three recent separate commercial transport truck collisions that claimed the lives of six people, including a 14-year-old boy. Two of the collisions occurred on Highway 401, one […]

Can Jagmeet Singh Help Andrea Horwath Become Premier of Ontario? by Jamie Gilcig 102317

Can Jagmeet Singh Help Andrea Horwath Become Premier of Ontario?  by Jamie Gilcig 102317

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a lot of buzz about new Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, but he’s not expected to have a Mulcair or Layton type impact in the next Federal election. (Former NDP leader & player behind the Orange Crush, the Lion of Outremont, Thomas Mulcair in happier times) However, provincial NDP supporters may […]

Conrad Black Marvels at Quebec Economic Policy Reversal in Canada 102017

Conrad Black Marvels at Quebec Economic Policy Reversal in Canada 102017

Conrad Black: Quebec is now the beacon of astute economic policy in this country While Quebec becomes an economic leader, most of English Canada is waddling through the wet cement of applied social democratic truisms. Quebec is outpacing Canada economically, for the first time since the piping days of Maurice Duplessis. Under his authoritarian guidance […]

Snapshot of Fractured Justice System in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 102017

Snapshot of Fractured Justice System in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 102017

Cornwall Ontario – When you work full time in the media and do investigative journalism you see the best of people, but far more often you see the very worst; the scariest even.  You shake your head and hope you don’t end  up with PTSD or addiction issues because frankly; like in law enforcement, or […]

Ontario Marijuana Policy Will Fuel Black Market – by Jamie Gilcig 101917

Ontario Marijuana Policy Will Fuel Black Market – by Jamie Gilcig 101917

Cornwall Ontario – Black market Marijuana sellers are shaking their heads at the Province of Ontario’s plans for recreational retail sales of weed. Demand and ease of availability see prices as low as $50 per ounce for trimmings to only $100 per ounce for high quality BC bud. Yet the province wants all of retail […]

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against $15 Minimum Wage at Queen’s Park – 101817

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell Votes Against $15 Minimum Wage at Queen’s Park – 101817

MPP Jim McDonell and Conservatives Vote Against $15 Minimum Wage   [Queen’s Park] This afternoon Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell along with Patrick Brown’s PC caucus voted against historic changes to raise Ontario’s general minimum wage. In public comments over the last few months PC leader Patrick Brown said that increasing the minimum wage is […]

Day 3 of St. Lawrence College OPSEU Strike by Marshall Waddell 101818

Day 3 of St. Lawrence College OPSEU Strike by Marshall Waddell 101818

Cornwall Ontario – It’s “hump day” on the picket line for faculty at SLC (St. Lawrence College) Cornwall, where members of Local 417 OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union), are on day 3 of strike action.   Local 417 represents the librarians, counsellors and faculty at all three campuses of St. Lawrence College (Brockville, Kingston […]

Cornwall Police Inch Forward After CFN Pressure to Release Crime Info 101617

Cornwall Police Inch Forward After CFN Pressure to Release Crime Info 101617

Cornwall Ontario – As many CFN viewers know we’ve been pushing the CCPS to be more accountable to the public, in particular, via the media.   With a per capita cost to taxpayers nearly on par with Toronto, and Cornwall’s tax rate already way too high, most residents want to know what they’re getting for their […]

Freeholder’s Rodrigues Realizing He’s a Lobster Over State of Journalism 100517

Freeholder’s Rodrigues Realizing He’s a Lobster Over State of Journalism 100517

Cornwall Ontario – Poor Hugo Rodrigues.   I say that in jest.  The former President of the Canadian Association of Journalism spewed a rant over our pathetic Ministry of Culture, Melanie Joly’s, new whatchamacalit thingy where essentially the biggest gloat was Netflix spending $500M creating content in Canada.  Nothing against Netflix, but taking advantage of a […]

Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Burn Ad $$ for Partisan Positions? By Jamie Gilcig 092517

Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Burn Ad $$ for Partisan Positions?  By Jamie Gilcig 092517

Cornwall Ontario – Thanks to a NDP Freedom of Information request we now know that the Wynne Government spent $5.5 million dollars advertising their putrid sale of Hydro One.  A plan that also sees the government essentially financing the sale to unions and groups they want support from. A release from the NDP goes on […]

Dr. Paul & EOHU Failing Safety of Cornwall Area Residents. By Jamie Gilcig 092217

Dr. Paul & EOHU Failing Safety of Cornwall Area Residents.  By Jamie Gilcig 092217

Cornwall Ontario – For over two days now residents of the Cornwall Ontario have been complaining on anti-social media about strange smells and haze in the area.   Speculation and frankly, concerns for health and safety are rampant. Dr. Paul Roumeliotis is the highest paid Sunshine list earner as head of the EOHU.  Sadly Dr. […]

GM Darren Dalgleish Officially No Longer with St. Lawrence Parks Commission 091417

GM Darren Dalgleish Officially No Longer with St. Lawrence Parks Commission 091417

Cornwall Ontario – Darren Dalgleish is no more.  The mysterious Mr. Dalgeish was reported removed from his position months ago, lawyering up to get at least two other media outlets to drop his story. Today, after an even more mysterious telephone tip, Ministry Director Mike Semansky confirmed that Mr. Dalglieish is no more, and has […]

Natalie B Trottier Making Life Difficult for Long Time Lancaster Resident. By Jamie Gilcig 091217

Natalie B Trottier Making Life Difficult for Long Time Lancaster Resident.  By Jamie Gilcig 091217

Cornwall Ontario – Some people are friendlier and more considerate than others.  Some make good neighbors, and then there seems to be one Natalie B Trottier, a lawyer with Federal Crown Tilton T Donihee, the local law firm that purchased Diane Lahaie’s old practice after she became a judge. Where this story began is a […]

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 […]

Wynne Marijuana Legislation All About CASH. Keeps Distribution for Province 090817

Wynne Marijuana Legislation All About CASH.   Keeps Distribution for Province 090817

Cornwall Ontario – In an announcement that will benefit everyone but the actual users of Marijuana, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne basically said. It’s all mine! The LCBO will oversee the legal retail of cannabis in Ontario through new stand-alone cannabis stores and an online order service. This approach will ensure that there will be only […]

Cornwall Hospital Sleep Laboratory Services Closing Leaves Patients in Lurch 082317

Cornwall Hospital Sleep Laboratory Services Closing Leaves Patients in Lurch 082317

Cornwall Ontario – For a town with a higher percentage of seniors it’s going to be a trip to get service as CCH has closed it’s Sleep Lab. The Hospital issued a very brief release below.   The lab had been in the Cornwall General Hospital prior to its closing. Sleep Apnea is a condition […]

What Will Kathleen Wynne Do Today at Queen’s Park? By Jamie Gilcig 081717

What Will Kathleen Wynne Do Today at Queen’s Park?  By Jamie Gilcig 081717

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a buzz in the air emanating from Queen’s Park.  The politicos are murmuring as social media buzzes about a cabinet meeting and closed door caucus session of the Wynne government for today. Speculation is that either there will be a snap election called as expected or that Wynne will pull a […]