The Cornwall Free News http://cornwallfreenews.com News, Views, & Reviews 24/7 from Cornwall Ontario Mon, 23 May 2016 17:30:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://cornwallfreenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/cfn-panic-180x150-32x32.jpg The Cornwall Free News http://cornwallfreenews.com 32 32 Clayton Goodwin Speaks About Canadian Veterans and Marijuana at Ottawa 420 by Roy Berger http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/23/clayton-goodwin-speaks-about-canadian-veterans-and-marijuana-at-ottawa-420-by-roy-berger/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/23/clayton-goodwin-speaks-about-canadian-veterans-and-marijuana-at-ottawa-420-by-roy-berger/#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 17:30:04 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63809  

Over the past three years from 2013 to 2016 marijuana prescriptions given to veterans has increased from slightly over a hundred to over a thousand.

Clayton Goodwin gave a speech from the steps of Parliament Hill on April 20th on behalf of Canadian Veterans this 2016 to an escalating audience of thousands of marijuana users during a warm sunny afternoon. The crowd grew to over 9,000 marijuana users engaging in the annual 4/20 civil disobedience, now a global event.

RB may 23 16 a“Well hello everyone, this is the second year that Veterans have been involved in this event and I’d like to shout out to David George for inviting me here to speak. First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone who has attended because the movement for marijuana and this holistic medicine, could not go forward without your presence here today.

“Veterans have come a little late to this party. It’s only been in recent years that we’ve been using this holistic plant for medical purposes but you know I think we’re here at the right time. We’ve got a commitment from the government to legalize by next spring.  (crowd cheers)

roy berger may 23 c“Hopefully this will happen because in my perspective as a veteran who can now state with less prosecution that I use medical marijuana, that Veterans Affairs Canada covers my medical marijuana and if they have proven that medical marijuana is good for veterans then have you not started the argument for legalization? Are you going to turn to your veterans that defended a nation so that we can have a gathering like this and state we are not going to give you access to medical marijuana?  Well if you do this, are you not turning around and saying that, perhaps in a system that we set up, if we over regulate – that we’ll actually disenfranchise those of us who do not have the economy to purchase this plant?

“We need a ‘Right to Grow’ program and it needs to include all Canadians. (Cheering). We need plants not profits. We need weed not greed. (Cheering applause)

“In a system of freedom and human rights, if you are giving access to a holistic plant for medical purposes then clearly something is wrong in the argument if you are standing behind heavy regulation for legalization. So I would like to challenge this new government, who said that they actually do evidence based and fact research, to actually get their hats on and start thinking and actually give us an inclusive regulation for every Canadian.

“I’m going by the hip here, I figured if all of you could come out here from your own homes on your own persuasion that I didn’t need to actually sit up here and give a speech but the fact that you are here shows that this movement is moving. Now we have to engage our government as individuals and organizations and we have to come out and vote when they are not doing what we want them to do and it does not matter the government.

“We need to include those that are on ODSP, welfare, those that are low income, those that might not be able to grow themselves, We need community gardens. We do not need corporations.  We need a full inclusive model that will take care of everyone. There are baby boomer generation veterans that do not have coverage by Veterans Affairs Canada. There are myriad others in our nation that do not have coverage or access to this medicine.

“I would never have been able to stand here six years ago.  I’ve been using medical marijuana since 2008 in large quantities. I have gotten it in every way possible until Veterans Affairs came forward and I found a responsible doctor to give me a prescription. Access to doctors and access to medical marijuana does not exist to the 100%. We need it for everyone. We shouldn’t have to pay doctors to get a prescription. We should be handed it as a choice, as a human right. We see other nations putting this as a human right. We have a right to a plant. We have a right to our personal safety and health and veterans are leading the way. Even though we are late we will challenge the stigma that this nation placed on a plant for the last hundred years. We need your help to ensure that government does not over regulate this plant out of the hands of those that need it. (Cheers applause).

“I am a little nervous. I do suffer from anxiety. Unfortunately, I’m not on medical marijuana today ‘cause I have to drive and I brought the sound system here.

“If this comes to a conversation about personal autonomy and safety for our fellow citizens when we choose a plant based medicine this does not mean that we have the right to do everything we want to. This means we have to protect our own nation. We protect our own citizens and we protect this movement by not being foolish.

“Take care of one another, today as you leave take away your garbage. Take care of our own mother earth. The native land that we are standing on.

“And let’s take care of one another as we go home because we’re going to be needed as we face corporations, governments, lobbyists and those that want to keep this plant out of the masses to be freely grown by all of us. (Cheers applause)

“And if government was intelligent enough to realize that we have built a nation off of small and medium size business’s they would have a completely inclusive model to this medicine so that there is an open capitalistic concept and more taxation will actually happen. Less oligarchies more freeing of the medicine right down to a recreational model. You’ve proven that it’s medicine, it makes sense. One thing this government has started is to research the cost of medicine given to veterans, should they not also actually be researching what is the cost to not give marijuana to veterans and then not give it to the rest of the population in a free model?  That’s democracy. So have a great day. Be safe. Thank you very much for putting up with me.” (Cheers applause.)

Roy Berger is a contributor to Fogel’s 2015 Underground Comic Book Guide.http://www.hippycomix.com/ and author of 2012 Rabbits  http://www.amazon.ca/Rabbits-Happy-Apocalypse-Shortwave-Radio-ebook/dp/B005CBFR9G

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Coach Bob Desjardins to Return to Cornwall River Kings for 2016-17 LNAH Season http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/21/coach-bob-desjardins-to-return-to-cornwall-river-kings-for-2016-17-lnah-season/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/21/coach-bob-desjardins-to-return-to-cornwall-river-kings-for-2016-17-lnah-season/#respond Sat, 21 May 2016 12:50:57 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63806 Desjardins, Kings will be ready for 2016-17

CORNWALL — The River Kings will have a familiar face behind the bench when the puck drops on the 2016-17 LNAH season.

Veteran bench boss Bob Desjardins will return in the fall as the team’s head coach.

I’m really looking forward to starting the season in Cornwall,” said Desjardins, who came to town in the middle of the last two seasons. “We will be ready.”

Desjardins would like his team to be built with character players who play with passion and emotion.

We have a good core here in Cornwall,” said Desjardins. “We have to add to that core now.”

Meanwhile, preparations are well underway for the River Kings’ fifth season.

It’s good to have Bob coming back,” said general manager Rick Lalonde. “We have been working closely together preparing for the draft in June and looking at options to continue to improve our team.”

The big focus right now for Lalonde and Desjardins, who also serves as Cornwall’s assistant GM, is the LNAH draft.

The River Kings have the 1st and 2nd overall picks.

With the top two picks, it gives us so many options and we are exploring them all,” said Desjardins.

Talks are always ongoing with players who will not be returning to Europe or the United States as well.

In the meantime, season tickets are currently on sale for the 2016-17 season.

River Kings fans who purchase season tickets online prior to July 1 will receive a free replica jersey. The tickets can be purchased at www.cornwallriverkings.ca.

Ticket prices are as follows: Adults: $250, Seniors: $180 (65+), Students: $180 (13-18) and Children: $70 (5-12).

For more information, please call the River Kings Operations Office at 613-933-9797. The office is open during the off-season on Wednesday (12-5), Thursday (3-8) and Friday (12-5).

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Bottle Throwing Woman Charged in Cornwall Ontario POLICE BLOTTER May 20, 2016 http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/20/bottle-throwing-woman-charged-in-cornwall-ontario-police-blotter-may-20-2016/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/20/bottle-throwing-woman-charged-in-cornwall-ontario-police-blotter-may-20-2016/#respond Fri, 20 May 2016 15:47:54 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63804 ASSAULT

 

Cornwall, ON – A 31-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on May 18th, 2016 and charged with assault. It is alleged during an argument on May 11th, 2016 the man pushed and punched his girlfriend and police were contacted to investigate. On May 18th, 2016 the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

 

ASSAULT, ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON, THREATS

 

Cornwall, ON – A 23-year-old Cornwall woman was arrested on May 18th, 2016 and charged with assault, assault with a weapon and threats. It is alleged during an argument on May 17, 2016 the woman threw a bottle at her boyfriend, pushed him and threatened to damage his property. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On May 18th, 2016 the woman was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. Her name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

 

IMPAIRED, OVER 80

 

Cornwall, ON – Jean Desjarlais, 29 of Riceville was arrested on May 19th, 2016 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over 80. It is alleged the man was operating a motor vehicle on May 19th, 2016 while under the influence of alcohol in the area of Second Street and Sydney Street. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on June 2nd, 2016.

 

Cornwall, On – Louise Leduc, 63 of Cornwall was arrested on May 20th, 2016 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over80. It is alleged the woman was operating a motor vehicle on May 20th, 2016 while under the influence of alcohol when she was stopped at the port of entry. Police were contacted and took the woman into custody. She was charged accordingly and released to appear in court at a later date.

 

WARRANT

 

Cornwall, ON – A 56-year-old Oka man was arrested on May 19th, 2016 and charged with assault. It is alleged during an argument on July, 2015 the man pushed his 52-year-old girlfriend and police were contacted to investigate. The man could not be located by police and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. On May 19th, 2016 a members of the Cornwall Community Police Service attended Kahnawake Peace Keepers headquarters as the man was being held on Cornwall’s warrant. He was taken into custody on the strength of the warrant and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

 

THREATS

 

Cornwall, ON – David Gaudet, 42 of Cornwall was arrested on May 19th, 2016 and charged with threats. It is alleged during an argument on May 18th, 2016 the man threatened to kill a 39-year-old man known to him and police were contacted to investigate. On May 19th, 2016 the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on June 21st, 2016.

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Letter to the Editor   Wynne Liberals Loan OPG / HYDRO One Unions $111m For Stock in Hydro One http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/20/letter-to-the-editor-wynne-liberals-loan-opg-hydro-one-unions-111m-for-stock-in-hydro-one/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/20/letter-to-the-editor-wynne-liberals-loan-opg-hydro-one-unions-111m-for-stock-in-hydro-one/#comments Fri, 20 May 2016 13:27:52 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63802
 Ontario Liberals are buying union votes at the hydro rate and taxpayers expense a recently retired Ontario Power Generation CEO  made $1,528,933.36  in 2015
 In 2014  at least 148 OPG and Hydro One employees made more than a quarter million dollars a year and there were 12,500 OPG and Hydro One employees who  made more than $100,000.a year
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 Since the Wynne Liberals have sold off 15% of Hydro One with the help of a hundred and eleven million dollars loan to OPG and Hydro One unions to buy  stock in  2015  Hydro One, salaries are no longer required to be published on the Sunshine Club list.
 Premier Wynne states the Liberals are selling off 60 % of Hydro One and retaining 40 %    OPG workers will get equivalent to 2.75 per cent of their salary for 15  years in stock. Hydro One employees will get shares equivalent to 2.7 per cent of their salary for 12 years in stock in exchange to support Premier Wynne  in  the sale of Hydro One .
From the so called 60 % sale of Hydro One Premier Wynne says Ontario will make $9 billion , then Premier Wynne states $5 billion will go back into Hydro One  so in reality is Wynne selling  Hydro One for 4 Billion ? or is the 5 Billion going back to pay the 5 Billion  OPG and Hydro One are short in their pension fund?
Ontario hydro ratepayer and taxpayers are supposed to be putting in almost $5 for every $1 employees are putting into these unsustainable pension plans anyway you look at it the Ontario hydro rate and taxpayers ends up on the losing end of this failed energy experiment. On another note the Ontario ratepayers/ taxpayers paid almost 1.1 billion dollars to export excess power off the grid in the first 6 months in 2015 while our rates continue to rise and we continue to over produce hydro in Ontario while Quebec,Manitoba and the States get free hydro or for pennies a kwh
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Ontario enlarged loans to unions so they could buy more shares in hot …

business.financialpost.com/…/ontario-enlarged-loans-to-unions-so-they-could-buy-more…

Nov 5, 2015 – The unions were to use the 15-year loan, held in trust, to buy Hydro One … Accordingly the costs in the $36 million loan refer to the financial-services expenses ... The Ontario Liberal government has said it would use the $1.66 … The unions are prevented from selling their shares, which are non-voting, until …

Electricity exports cost Ontario taxpayers $200 million in June …

www.torontosun.com/…/ontariotaxpayers-spend-200-million-on-exported-electricity…

Aug 12, 2015 – hydro A hydro tower in Toronto. (DAVE THOMAS, Toronto Sun) … 2015, brought costs to almost $1.1 billion for the first six months of 2015,” Gallant said. … “At a time when Ontario has the highest hydro rates in North America, the Liberal … wing public service unions for voting in governments that can’t add, ..

.Report says pension plans for Ontario hydro workers are …

kitchener.ctvnews.ca/report-says-pensionplans-for-ontario-hydro-workers-are-unsust…

Aug 2, 2014 – Ontario Power Generation wasn’t much better, with employees putting in just 24 … Leech, former CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, ..
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Ontario Sunshine List 2015 released – Toronto – CBC News

Mar 27, 2015 – There are about 12,500 employees from OPGHydro One and their subsidiaries … when the auditor general warned those salaries were driving up electricity rates. … Ontario provincial government and who earn more than $100,000 a year. … Generation, topped last year’s list with earnings of $1.71 million.

Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell tops list again with $1.55M salary

Report says pension plans for Ontario hydro workers are …

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Aug 2, 2014 – Ontario Power Generation wasn’t much better, with employees putting in just 24 … Leech, former CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension 

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2 Minutes for Diving to Ruth Ellen Brousseau as Trudeau Breaks Delay by Jamie Gilcig MAY 19, 2015 http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/19/2-minutes-for-diving-to-ruth-ellen-brousseau-as-trudeau-breaks-delay-by-jamie-gilcig-may-19-2015/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/19/2-minutes-for-diving-to-ruth-ellen-brousseau-as-trudeau-breaks-delay-by-jamie-gilcig-may-19-2015/#comments Thu, 19 May 2016 16:28:02 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63796 The lady doth protest too much, methinks

What odd days in our Nation’s Capitol as members of the NDP caucus practice clear reverse sexism over Justin Trudeau tapping into his inner Jean Chretien as video shows him charging across the floor to end a delay to bull through Bill C-14 on Assisted Dying as opposed to the assisted dying that tragically so many Canadians experience in our current health care system because of waiting lists, cuts to service, language issues, and drugs and treatments not available to all unless they can pay the extra fees like a friend of mine that has bone cancer.

 

While it was wrong of our Prime Minister to cross the floor as he did, surely there would not have been such a voicing out if he had incidentally brushed a male member?

The over reaction by the NDP MP’s, including leader Tom Mulcair, whose performance was so strong that if he’d done that during the election the NDP might have more than the 44 seats they plummeted to, clearly shows a healthy dose of hypocrisy.

Great coverage in the video below in slo mo.

Further statements, especially by the female MP’s in the fray show clear double standards, especially in the language used.

In hockey parlance, MP Brousseau would get two minutes for diving. 

All MP’s should feel safe in doing their jobs.  If we are going to have gender equality nobody should be given special concern, male or female.  If someone wants to enter a jousting circus that is Parliament they should be prepared to handle all circumstances.   If they are that sensitive maybe politics isn’t the right vocation for them?

At the end of the day it gave we journalists something to write about on a relatively slow news day, and gave the World a giggle about Canadian Politics.

As for our Prime Minister and his apology for the incident?  Well, that’s just good politics.

Imagine if our MP’s put as much emotion and energy into helping Canada instead of their own political aspirations?

On a side note, surely there is a dress code for MP’s while sitting in the house for both men and women?  Some of our MP’s looked like they picked up mark downs from Wal-Mart which this writer finds far more offensive than what occured.

What do you think dear CFN viewers?  You can post your comments below.

 

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Drunk Driving in South Stormont SD&G OPP May 19, 2016 http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/19/drunk-driving-in-south-stormont-sdg-opp-may-19-2016/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/19/drunk-driving-in-south-stormont-sdg-opp-may-19-2016/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 13:50:11 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63794 IMPAIRED DRIVER

(South Glengarry) – On May 18, 2016 at approximately 9:12pm, a Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer intercepted a vehicle on County Road 18, South Glengarry Township. The stop revealed that the adult male driver was under the influence of alcohol.

James COUTURE (48) of South Stormont Township was arrested and is charged with;

– Drive Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol
– Drive Motor Vehicle With More Than 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in Blood

He was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on May 24, 2016.

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FRANK Breaks Former T Shirt Hating Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger Now a LOBBYIST http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/18/frank-breaks-former-t-shirt-hating-cornwall-mayor-bob-kilger-now-a-lobbyist/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/18/frank-breaks-former-t-shirt-hating-cornwall-mayor-bob-kilger-now-a-lobbyist/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 14:35:54 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63787 Former Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger has had a busy week in the media.  First the City releases the settlement with yours truly after he had me removed from a council meeting for not liking my t shirt and now Frank magazine has featured him after disclosing that Bob is now a Federal Lobbyist for Flagship Solutions.

Senior Partner Serge Buy confirmed with CFN that Mr. Kilger is working for the firm.

Mr. Kilger is indeed working with Flagship Solutions.  We’re excited that Mr. Kilger is sharing his knowledge, experience and talent with our clients.
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Thank you,
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A brief excerpt from the Frank story.

Bob’s bid for the Big Chair was also somewhat complicated by a historic sexual assault allegation. The complainant, who’d worked under the honourable member in the early 80s, when he managed the St- Hubert BBQ franchise in Cornwall, went to police with a sordid tale dating back to 1982.
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Mercifully, the Crown decided, based on the age of the claim and the serious he said/she said limitations of the evidence, against laying charges. That decision came down days before the Speaker elections, but Kilger still found himself pipped at the post by Madame Speaker Peter Milliken.
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No pension top-up, either, when Gus Clouthier’s gig as Sergeant-at-Arms came open in ’06. Bobsie put his name forward, once again citing his experience as a hockey ref, found himself passed over once again in favour of ex-Mountie Kevin “Killer” Vickers.
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Shurely playing no part in Kilger’s rejection by House of Commons thingies was his rather unpleasant encounter with the Board of Internal Economy a couple of years previous. Bob, it seems, had inadvertently filed amongst his expense claims rent payments on an Ottawa apartment for a female acquaintance whose name has been lost to posterity.
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A red-faced Kilger, ratted out by a disgruntled ex-employee, quickly cut a cheque for the difference, and thanks to the BOIE’s ultraquiet proceedings, neither parliament nor (heaven forfend!) the public were subjected to the details of the unfortunate error.
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kilger nods offKilger was last heard living in the Ottawa area with Mayor Watson’s Right Hander Courtney May and their offspring.

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Cougar Damages Boy Toys Fishing Rod in Cornwall Ontario MAY 17, 2016 http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/17/cougar-damages-boy-toys-fishing-rod-in-cornwall-ontario-may-17-2016/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/17/cougar-damages-boy-toys-fishing-rod-in-cornwall-ontario-may-17-2016/#comments Tue, 17 May 2016 22:02:08 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63785 POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTACE, POSSESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAFFICKING, PROCEEDS OF CRIME

 

Cornwall, ON – Brandon Dupuis, 21 and Alexandra Peyton, 26 both of Cornwall were arrested on May 13th, 2016 and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and proceeds of crime. It is alleged on May 13th, 2016 both were found to be in the possession of quantity of cocaine and cash during a traffic stop. Both were taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court at a later date.

 

IMPAIRED OPERATION, OVER 80

 

Cornwall, ON – Korrie Grant, 36 of Cornwall, was arrested on May 13th, 2016 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over 80. It is alleged on May 13th, 2016 the woman was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol in the area of Fourteenth Street and Brookdale Avenue. She was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on May 24th, 2016.

 

ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

 

Cornwall, ON – Mackenzie Gervais, 20 of Cornwall was arrested on May 14th, 2016 and charged with assault with a weapon. It is alleged during an argument in the early morning hours of May 14th, 2016 the man struck another man with an object and police were contacted to investigate. During their investigation the man was located by police a short distance away, taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

 

MISCHIEF, THEFT, ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

 

Cornwall, On – A 35-year-old Cornwall woman was arrested and charged with mischief and assault with a weapon. Her 25-year-old boyfriend was also arrested and charged with theft under $5000 and mischief. It is alleged during arguments on May 13th and May 14th, 2016 the woman damaged her boyfriends’ fishing rod, stereo and struck him with a boot. The man is alleged to have taken some money from the woman and damaged some of her property. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During the investigation both were taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court at a later date.

 

ASSAULT, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

 

Cornwall, On – A 41-year-old Cornwall woman was arrested on May 14th, 2016 and charged with assault and possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged during an argument on May 14th, 2016 the woman punched her 32-year-old boyfriend and police were contacted to investigate. During the investigation the woman was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. She was charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. Her name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

 

REFUSAL

 

Cornwall, ON – Joshua Labelle, 35 of Cornwall was arrested on May 15th, 2016 and charged with refusal. It is alleged on May 15th, 2016 the man failed to provide a proper sample of his breath during a traffic stop. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court at a later date.

 

ASSAULT, THREATS, MISCHIEF

 

Cornwall, ON – A 38-yearold Cornwall man was arrested on May 15th, 2016 and charged with mischief, assault and threats. It is alleged during an argument on May 15th, 2016 the man pushed his girlfriend against the wall, damaged a door and threatened to harm her. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During the investigation the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on June 14th, 2016. His name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

 

ASSAULT

 

Cornwall, ON – Kasandra Paauw, 19 was arrested on May 15th, 2016 and charged with assault. It is alleged during an argument on May 15th, 2016 the woman grabbed a 63-year-old woman known to her and police were contacted to investigate. During the investigation the woman was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

 

MISCHIEF, THREATS

 

Cornwall, ON – Nicholas Rigakis, 37 of Cornwall was arrested on May 15th, 2016 and charged with mischief and threats. It is alleged during an argument at a local parking lot on May 15th, 2016 the man took the license plate off a 69-year-old man’s car and threatened him. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During the investigation the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court at a later date.

 

 

BREACH, CARRY CONSEALED WEAPON, UNAUTHORISED POSSESSION OF AMUNITION

Cornwall, ON – A 15-year-old Williamstown youth was arrested on May 16th, 2016 and charged with breach of probation, carry a concealed weapon and possession of unauthorised ammunition. It is alleged on May 16th, 2016 while investigating an unrelated matter police found the youth in breach of her probation order for being in the possession of ammunition without a permit and a knife. She was charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. Her name was not released as per provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

 

THREATS

 

Cornwall, ON – A 14-year-old Cornwall youth was arrested on May 16th, 2016 and charged with threats. It is alleged during a sports event at a local school the youth threatened to kill another student and police were contacted to investigate. During the investigation the youth was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court at a later date. His name was not released as per provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams calls Kilger T Shirt Incident DISTRACTION as City Release Settlement info MAY 16, 2016 http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/16/cornwall-cao-maureen-adams-calls-kilger-t-shirt-incident-distraction-as-city-release-settlement-info-may-16-2016/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/16/cornwall-cao-maureen-adams-calls-kilger-t-shirt-incident-distraction-as-city-release-settlement-info-may-16-2016/#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 16:43:04 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63780 Oddly enough today the City of Cornwall issued a press release.  Kevin Lajoie, Public Information Officer, once again neglected to include CFN in the release and I only found out about it after a reporter contacted me for comment.

City of Cornwall Kilger T Shirt release

What our new CAO calls a distraction was a clear violation of Human Rights and Freedom of the press.

She herself has also refused, during her time as CFO prior to becoming CAO of the city to disclose the global amount of legal bills spent on this case including the ridiculous tomes presented by two city litigators at a settlement hearing.   Estimates run as high as $20K.

Like the Whistleblower cases in Cornwall vs the Kilger council the city legal team delayed a trial while racking up huge legal bills.

The city also sought to have a gag order and ironically I didn’t write about the settlement after even though there was no gag order in the settlement.

 

The darker issues at present is whether the CCPS is a private police service or public one?  Former mayor Kilger was on the police board and his campaign manager, Pat Finucan, was the chair of the police board while Chief Dan Parkinson was up for a new contract.

gilcig removed from city council published by seaway news feb 10 2014Seven officers entered council chambers within 47 seconds of Mr. Kilger hitting the panic button as per the video above.   That’s pretty special physical abilities by those officers as there was a Winter storm going on at that time, and the police station is next door and there normally aren’t seven officers at a council meeting.

Likewise, the police have refused to file any charges against any of the complaints I’ve made, specifically including those that have made proven false charges against myself, and one incident  that occurred right on video.

The problem with this case is that those who really should be held responsible couldn’t.

The reason suit was issued in small claims was to expedite a clear  decision.    Any monetary damages would be at the expense of the public and they should not have to pay for the corruption of elected officials.   This suit was never about money.   Was there a need to run up such a high legal bill for tax payers?

Maureen Adams may call this incident a distraction, but it’s a canary in a coal mine about how the City of Cornwall conducts itself and abuses local journalists and local business as well as uses police services as a weapon.   She now has to decide how to deal with the harassment complaint against former councilor Brock Frost which former CAO Norm Levac and the city HR Manager have not answered to date.

It’s time to clean up City Hall, and it’s a time for a review of the CCPS management team and to look at options such as bringing in the OPP if the CCPS can’t be cleaned up.

Taxes will never stabilize as long as services are abused for private agendas.

What do you think dear CFN viewers?  You can post your comments below.

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CFN Interviews Long Time Ottawa & Cornwall Ontario Commentator JULES PART 1 MAY 15, 2016 http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/15/cfn-interviews-long-time-ottawa-cornwall-ontario-commentator-jules-part-1-may-15-2016/ http://cornwallfreenews.com/2016/05/15/cfn-interviews-long-time-ottawa-cornwall-ontario-commentator-jules-part-1-may-15-2016/#comments Sun, 15 May 2016 15:39:24 +0000 http://cornwallfreenews.com/?p=63777 CFN has always innovated and led the way in viewer comments in our community.   The Standard Freeholder has nuked their comments section, but CFN has evolved and has a very clear policy.
Our most popular commentator has been “Jules”.  She’s had 2,963 comments approved as a viewer, and probably as many not approved because she can be a bit…
When she doesn’t post for a few days we get viewers asking if she’s ok due to her health issues.    Jules is a former Cornwallite who settled into Ottawa with her family.  Personally I think she misses Cornwall.   She’s over the top and wacky, but if you filter and translate her message what Jules seems to be trying to see, you just might see pain in someone that for whatever reason simply doesn’t feel comfortable in the city she was born and grew up in.   And after all, if anything Jules herself is a microcosm of what people of Cornwall are really like, or at least those of her generation.
As a former Montrealer myself I can get that.   The city I grew up in during the 60’s and 70’s is no more.  Language issues, politics, and evolution simply have forever changed my former home town in a similar manner to what’s happened to Jules.
For over two years now I’ve asked Jules to do a sit down interview on camera, especially as some members of a local social media hate group have suggested that I am in fact Jules, which I very clearly am not.
CFN’s viewer policy is very clear now and has evolved to the point where people can safely post their comments with their favorite online newspaper in the community.   Jules is one of about a dozen or so viewers whose id’s were grand fathered when we made the change as you now have to post your first and last name to post.  Viewers like Jules registered their info with us and cannot post certain types of comments because they are anonymous.
However these anonymous ids become characters all unto themselves.  They are known by their id’s.
Like her, love her, hate her, or simply not care, Jules has become more identifiable to thousands of CFN viewers than the Mayor of our City. That’s says something about the speed of online media in 2016.
Without further adieu here is part one of our email interview with Jules who still fears divulging her real name or posting a photo of herself.   Sad that she fears simply because some might not like her opinions.
1)   How did you come by the name Jules?  There have been people that say I’m actually using a fake id and that there is no Jules.
JULES
I came by the name of Jules because one girl that I went to high school with at St. Michael’s Academy (now it is where Nick Kaneb made an old folks home) and she was nicknamed “big Jule” and her dad was very prominent in Cornwall and is now deceased.
I just grabbed that name and ran with it even on other sites and not just your site Jamie.  Jamie many people need their heads examined if they think that you are me.  All people have to do is go on about.com quilting and ask some people if they remember jules1003 and Jamie doesn’t quilt.  Gee I have a lot of quilts to make.  I may also be remembered from about.com frugal site as well by certain people.  People come and go but those who have been there a long time might remember me who knows but I used the same name.
2)  Are you really from Cornwall?  What part did you grow up in and can you talk about your life there much?
JULES
Yes I sure am from Cornwall and I grew up in the centre of the town not far from the north end.  I grew up and went to school with some of the posters.  I remember Claudette MacIntosh and I knew her former last name which wasn’t MacIntosh but I won’t mention it here so as she too can keep her privacy.
I grew up with Roland Rivette (brother of the councellor including the many brothers and sisters and with the Boudrias family among so many others.  We all went to St. Paul’s elementary school which is now St. Mathew’s alternative school.  St. Paul’s school was Ecole St. Paul which was a French Catholic elementary school.  I can name numerous people but I did go to CCVS with Mr. Parisien and his wife Sharon for a short while before going to St. Mike’s Academy as well as Ecole Secondaire St. Laurent (the old St. Lawrence High School which is now La Citadelle).
As a child life was pretty good in Cornwall and I enjoyed skating sometimes even though I was never good at it especially today it is the impossible dream and had to give that up.  I like to ride my bike back then and play with dolls, etc. like any child.  I used to make slides with dad and skating rink in the back yard.  I had a kind of happy childhood since I was alone after having two much older sisters than myself who were 16 and 20 years my senior.  I grew up with parents who went through the Great Depression of the 30’s era and I was their accident.  Yes I am from Cornwall no wonder I am wacky – too much smoke from the smoke stacks.  LOL LOL..
3)   Why did your family move away from Cornwall?
JULES
My immediate family (husband and kids as well as myself) moved from Cornwall to Ottawa for better opportunities in jobs and education.  I have a nephew who left Cornwall and got himself a good job quite a number of years ago here in Ottawa.  Cornwall is for certain people only.  I have a few family members left in Cornwall.  Mom and dad did not leave Cornwall at all and stayed and died down there.
4)  A lot of people say you hate Cornwall and bash it a lot.  Is that true and why do you write some of the things about Cornwall that you do?
JULES
I hate the way people have stayed behind and never advanced themselves and never changed Cornwall for the better and were too comfortable in their ways.  I don’t like what happened in Cornwall at all and see it as a literal graveyard and this is the truth.  If you saw Cornwall in past years you would be shocked to compare life today and life back then – like apples and oranges no comparison.
Cornwall is very dirty and that will not be erased and if ever it would take hundreds of years to do so.  Too many people remained uneducated except for a certain few.  I write down what is wrong with Cornwall to show them where things are wrong and I want people to wake up and look around themselves and learn to improve where they went wrong and stop being bumps on the log and get out there at the town hall meetings and voice your opinions and concerns and change things around.
The likes of LEZ nor BOB or any other will do anything unless you help to steer them in the right direction.  Cornwall’s taxes are unbelievable and if they think that things are bad now let them wait and see what is yet to come.  The sheeple have their mouths open like they have been frightened over something and yes they are frightened and don’t know their rights and don’t know how to take them.
5)  How did you find CFN and why do you post so much there?
JULES
I found CFN by going through the “toilet paper of record – the Freeloader” where I used to read and post using the name “jules” and I have always posted a lot of things everywhere Jamie and I like your paper since it is the best in that cursed polluted dump of a town.  LOL LOL.  ROLF!  There were people on the Freeloader (posters that is) and they spoke briefly about you and nothing bad everything good and when I went on CFN I saw a good editor and a good person.
6) What would be the most surprising thing about you that people might not realize?
I don’t know what is surprising about me Jamie.  I am who I am and I like to laugh and people who know me well know that about me.  I am a friendly person but a lot of times I do get angry especially at people who should be more intelligent than what they are and who develop a “Pollyanna” attitude when there are none.  I don’t paint a bed of roses where there are none to be painted.
Jamie I hope that this is what you wanted and keep on sending them along.  I can’t help laughing about all of this.  My husband said that the people of Cornwall have a good heart but they are way behind and he said sometimes it is a good quality and I don’t know what good quality.  I am teased every day by him about Cornwall.

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