Will Cornwall Become Brampton 2.0 in 2018 Municipal Election? by Jamie Gilcig 070818

Will Cornwall Become Brampton 2.0 in 2018 Municipal Election? by Jamie Gilcig 070818

Cornwall Ontario – In the 2014 Ontario municipal election CFN viewers were credited with being the change in Cornwall. Out went one long time corrupt Mayor and politician along with half of his council,  and in came a mayor who allegedly stood against the corruption including having resigned during the term as councilor.   We now […]

Would Cornwall City Hall Really Not Pave My Sidewalk? Neighbors Bring Petition to Council by Jamie Gilcig 070713

Would Cornwall City Hall Really Not Pave My Sidewalk?  Neighbors Bring Petition to Council by Jamie Gilcig 070713

Cornwall Ontario – When my neighbor came to me complaining that they city was refusing to repave the sidewalks on our block because I lived on here I laughed at him.   I mean, that’s nuts and silly.   It would be an abuse of the public purse too. Imagine repaving a block up and a block […]

City of Cornwall Burning Through CASH in Ontario Works Case 062718

City of Cornwall Burning Through CASH in Ontario Works Case 062718

Cornwall Ontario – This writer is starting to think someone at City Hall doesn’t like moi?   I’ve lived in this lovely home in downtown Cornwall now for seven years.      Unlike CAO Maureen Adams I actually live in Cornwall.  I pay the costs of her policies and mishandling of our finances that have led […]

Bob Peters & Cornwall Miss Out on Amazon Distribution Centre That Lands in Ottawa 061818

Bob Peters & Cornwall Miss Out on Amazon Distribution Centre That Lands in Ottawa 061818

Cornwall Ontario –  Bob Peters swung and missed again for the River City it seems, or he may not even have swung the bat?  The Economically Developmentally challenged poobah used public resources to make a splash in applying to have Amazon have it’s HQ2 in Cornwall which was farcical, but made nary a peep about […]

CUPE Workers in Cornwall Set to Return to Work Tuesday JUNE 12, 2018

CUPE Workers in Cornwall Set to Return to Work Tuesday JUNE 12, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –   CUPE sent out a release today. The four CUPE locals who have been on strike in Cornwall have each ratified their tentative agreements.  Assuming City Council and the Library Board both ratify from management’s side today, people will return to work on Tuesday. Oddly enough more questions are being asked now than […]

CUPE Wins Strike in Cornwall – Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement 060816

CUPE Wins Strike in Cornwall – Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement 060816

Cornwall Ontario – Tentative agreement reached in Cornwall city workers’ strike according to the CUPE release below. After a leak by Councilor Andre Rivette to CBC and CFN and our story by former HR Manager Rob Menagh it appeared that the city would have to capitulate on its demand for a clawback of sick leave benefits. […]

Cornwall Back to Table with CUPE After LAST OFFER Rejected by 92.5% by Jamie Gilcig 060618

Cornwall Back to Table with CUPE After LAST OFFER Rejected by 92.5% by Jamie Gilcig 060618

Cornwall Ontario –   After the City of Cornwall’s supposed “Final” offer was rejected by CUPE both sides are back at the table today according to a CUPE release which hinted that the city needed to work with the Union to find a solution. Sources say that the City has no choice but to capitulate and […]

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams Issues No Comment After CUPE Rejects Leave Clawback Proposal by 92.5%

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams Issues No Comment After CUPE Rejects Leave Clawback Proposal by 92.5%

Cornwall Ontario –  Taxpayers and users of city services are in the fog as to what will happen next regarding the strike by over 400 CUPE workers for the City of Cornwall. The City has put itself in an apparently untenable position by attempting to see short term leave rates clawed back, something former HR […]

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 […]

Will Cornwall Council Hold CAO Maureen Adams Responsible For Multiple Issues Including Election Act Violations? 052918

Will Cornwall Council Hold CAO Maureen Adams Responsible For Multiple Issues Including Election Act Violations? 052918

Cornwall Ontario – A weak council has essentially allowed runaway management raises and hirings, labour unrest, a record budget increase, and general communication breakdowns with media outlets including this one. This month alone we have had to deal with a new public information officer not having CFN on her media list.  A list she said […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –  It can be bewildering sitting in a council meeting in Cornwall.  Monday night was first one in about three years, but more about that in a later editorial. Monday night we were treated to a presentation of information from Transport Canada that any journalist or city staffer could’ve had the same answers […]

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – When I ran for Mayor of Cornwall in 2014 I was really clear about our number one issue, taxes. I had a clear plan that would cut taxes by 5%.   Now knowing the lay of the land; my false police charges, still not held accountable for by a corrupt police chief, crown […]

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams & Geoff Clarke Failure Leads to CUPE Strike Mandate 031418

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams & Geoff Clarke Failure Leads to CUPE Strike Mandate 031418

Cornwall Ontario – After years of labour peace it seems giving managers double digit raises while freezing hiring and wages for union staff leads to Strike votes. CUPE issued the following: Cornwall municipal workers give their union overwhelming strike mandate CORNWALL, ON – Municipal workers in Cornwall have given their union a strong strike mandate following […]

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall? By Jamie Gilcig 031118

CAO Maureen Adams Needs How Many HR Managers in Cornwall?  By Jamie Gilcig 031118

Cornwall Ontario –  The budget process has been so weird this year in Cornwall that the CBC gave a dingle to councilor Mark MacDonald who was the most diplomatic I’ve ever heard him be while hammering at the fact that it’s time to look at the big ticket items rather than meandering about cuts to […]