And as I was typing that last insert a Letter to the Editor Arrived…

And as I was typing that last insert a Letter to the Editor Arrived…

This letter to the editor arrived today.   We are printing it unedited except to not show the writer’s address and contact info that they included. “On July 23, 2009, Justice Minister Robert Nicholson, speaking for the Conservative government, launched a new misinformation and propaganda campaign. In fact, the minister accused the Liberal opposition of obstructing […]

Kilger for MP Rumblings?

Kilger for MP Rumblings?

I’m hearing quite a few people talk about our Cornwall Mayor Robert “Bob” Kilger returning to the Federal scene and defeat the current Conservative MP who besides not attending Grand Chief Mitchell’s swearing in ceremony,  has been very not noticed by Cornwall residents during the Bridge Crisis. I put in a call to the Mayor’s […]

Interview with Cornwall Legend Mayor Bob Kilger

Interview with Cornwall Legend Mayor Bob Kilger

MP from 1988 – 2004; member of the Cornwall Hockey Hall of Fame, and our current Mayor; I recently (before the bridge opened) had the honor and priviledge of spending some interview time with Mayor “Bob” Kilger. MAYOR KILGER ON WIKI We covered so many issues that I probably have enough for several interviews. THE […]

Grant vs MacDonald – Kilger separates the boys – Flagpole Blues for Cornwall’s Francophone Community

Grant vs MacDonald – Kilger separates the boys – Flagpole Blues for Cornwall’s Francophone Community

A weird and wooly night at Cornwall City Council and I left early! The main event was the final decision over Le Monuement de la Francophonie.  The Richelieu Club wanted an 80 foot flag pole over a monument to honor the contributions of the Francophone community in Cornwall; specifically at Lamoureux Park. (LINK) I personally […]

Bridge Open for today – Trap or Solution?

Bridge Open for today – Trap or Solution?

I personally was very disturbed to read about the bridge being open this morning. Not that I don’t want the bridge open, but in the manner that it was done. To arbitrarily take action like this without consulting the MCA to me is just wrong if that’s what happened as reported here. It’s upping the […]

PROGRESS ON BRIDGE NEGOTIATIONS?

PROGRESS ON BRIDGE NEGOTIATIONS?

I still think the bridge will be open by August 1 🙂  Hopefully today’s meeting in Ottawa will help inch things forward. AKWESASNE LEADERS REPORT ON JULY 7TH MEETING WITH CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY AKWESASNE —For the second time in one week, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Grand Chief Mike Mitchell and District Chiefs met with […]

Election Drums – MP not to run again?

I am hearing rumors that our current sitting MP will not run for the Conservatives in the next election?  We’re trying to track down a conclusive answer to that one. The other parties are ramping up in preparation for a fall election. LINK  Harper Government Dares Opposition to Call an Election “Let the opposition parties […]

Akwesasne Elects Grand Chief – Bridge UPDATE

Akwesasne Elects Grand Chief – Bridge UPDATE

Official results haven’t been released yet, but rumblings are that Mike Mitchell has defeated Grand Chief Thompson.   I’m hoping that no matter who has won that the bridge issues can be resolved sooner rather than later. It’s been interesting being near the center of this impasse.   I’ve heard and read a lot of things about […]

BRIDGE UPDATE – MOHAWKS FILE AGAINST Government and CBSA

BRIDGE UPDATE – MOHAWKS FILE AGAINST Government and CBSA

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Files Federal Court Action Against the Minister of Public Safety and the President of the Canada Border Services Agency. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has instructed its lawyers to file an application for judicial review of the decision of the Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan and the President of […]

Election Drums a beating – Is it that time again?

Election Drums a beating – Is it that time again?

All the parties are weighing in.  Is it that time again?  Hockey season is over and Canadians have a love for blood sport. Here are some stories floating in the media today. Denis Sabourin Scores some Points Ken Dryden Scores in Cornwall Is Harper Bending? Harper and Ignatieff to Face Off “NDP Leader Jack Layton […]