The Cornwall Free News Updated Comment Policy for JULY 11, 2017

The Cornwall Free News Updated Comment Policy for JULY 11, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – We always look for ways to improve your favorite newspaper and we’re proud today to announce our new comment policy for our amazing CFN viewers! Many newspapers no longer allow comments on site, like the Standard Freeholder, preferring to allow comments on social media where they post their stories. CFN still believes […]

Starbucks Foodshare Program Benefits Baldwin House in Cornwall JUNE 27, 2017

Starbucks Foodshare Program Benefits Baldwin House in Cornwall JUNE 27, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – As I was doing my morning social media scroll, Cornwall local Judy Rose posted the video below asking if our Starbucks on Brookdale was part of the Foodshare program which Starbucks started in 2016. Which of course led to an  odd situation as our local Starbucks boycotts this newspaper, not even sending […]

Will you Help Hit Our Subscription Target for CFN before JULY 7, 2017 ?

Will you Help Hit Our Subscription Target for CFN before JULY 7, 2017 ?

Cornwall Ontario – Have you noticed a few more digital ads on CFN?   We want to remove them, but need your help. Like any newspaper, online or in print, we need your help to survive.  Gone are the days of classified ad revenue, and home delivery revenue. Nothing of value is ever truly free. […]

CFN Needs 100 Subscription Donations by Monday 6PM To Avoid New Digital Ads JUNE 10, 2017

CFN Needs 100 Subscription Donations by Monday 6PM To Avoid New Digital Ads JUNE 10, 2017

Your favorite online newspaper needs your support.   In the first 9 days of June we have had over 50,000 unique visitors. We need 100 new subscription donations by Monday June 12th, 2017 at 6PM EST to avoid having new digital ads appear on the site.   It truly is up to you dear viewers! […]

Will You Donate to CFN? It’s Time for Viewers to Step Up – JUNE 8, 2017

Will You Donate to CFN?  It’s Time for Viewers to Step Up – JUNE 8, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Odds are if you’re reading this it’s not the first time you’ve visited the Cornwall Free News.  It’s not easy running an Independent newspaper in 2017.  It’s even harder in smaller markets. While we like other face challenges in a struggling economy and competing with giants like Google and facebook for digital […]

Media Sales Reps Wanted – Cornwall Brockville Ottawa CLICK FOR DETAILS June 6, 2017

Media Sales Reps Wanted – Cornwall Brockville Ottawa  CLICK FOR DETAILS June 6, 2017

The Cornwall Free News wants you!   We’re looking for experienced Sales reps that are a fearless and community minded.   We pay the best commission and bonus rates in the region, and will pay for your health care plan after 90 days! Are you independent, love to communicate, and most importantly love to close […]

March 2017 Cornwall Free News Numbers Up 23% Over 2016! CLICK FOR DETAILS!

March 2017 Cornwall Free News Numbers Up 23% Over 2016!  CLICK FOR DETAILS!

It’s not easy being an Independent media outlet, especially in Cornwall Ontario!  Yet somehow, with limited resources, we keep growing our audience as we start to venture away and grow our Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and other city markets. March was a busy busy month for CFN! Raw Log Numbers Our Unique Visitors 92,853 (IP Numbers) are […]

Another Cornwall Clique Business Goes Down in Flames Candace Zimmer VITALGLOW May 31, 2017

Another Cornwall Clique Business Goes Down in Flames Candace Zimmer VITALGLOW May 31, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I never am happy when a business goes down in flames.  However when it’s a business that boycott’s CFN it takes the sting away a bit.. I mean why would you open a business in a community and not send a release to the largest newspaper?   Why would you refuse to […]

Bob Peters Clique Burning Through Cornwall Cash While Staff Get Wages Frozen? MAY 26, 2017

Bob Peters Clique Burning Through Cornwall Cash While Staff Get Wages Frozen?  MAY 26, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Can you imagine a magazine called “Cornwall Living” not really about living in Cornwall?   The vanity magazine is grossly subsidized by Bob Peters and the City via its Economic Development department. You can’t blame TC media who simply are trying to run a business, but when City Staffers are about to […]

Why Businesses Need to Be More Professional With Media & Market Smart by Jamie Gilcig MAY 10, 2017

Why Businesses Need to Be More Professional With Media & Market Smart by Jamie Gilcig MAY 10, 2017

CORNWALL ONTARIO – This morning I received a release from a major Home Store chain.   It was professionally written and normally I’d be intrigued. I emailed back explaining that we’d love to assist, but that we generally don’t do so for businesses that boycott us. That means if we have never sold an ad […]

Should CFN Eliminate Viewer Comments in this Newspaper? APRIL 20, 2017

Should CFN Eliminate Viewer Comments in this Newspaper?  APRIL 20, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Viewer comments at their best add immensely to the news consuming experience.  At their worst…well anyone that’s read a facebook debate knows what I typeth of.   Here at CFN we’ve always adhered to our vision and mission statements. CFN is an online newspaper whose Mission is to give voice to the […]

Seaway News For Sale Too – Is City Hall Politics Destroying Media in Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 20, 2017

Seaway News For Sale Too – Is City Hall Politics Destroying Media in Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 20, 2017

Cornwall Ontario –  I live in a very strange community.  Ignorance and corruption are literally destroying our local economy.   Now two of the main three media are for sale, and the Standard Freeholder is rumored to be wobbly.  Corus Radio chopped its newsroom staff a few years ago as well. It’s getting harder to […]

Year Over Year Numbers Up for CFN in February 2017 – HUGE Ad deals!

Year Over Year Numbers Up for CFN in February 2017 – HUGE Ad deals!

Cornwall Ontario – You’ll be seeing some changes on CFN in 2017.  We have columnists starting from all across Canada.   We are spreading our wings as a media outlet.  Instead of a regional outlet we will be working our way to being more of a National platform. Thanks to our many contributors and supporters who […]

CFN Turns 8! What You Can Do to Help Us Serve You Better by Jamie Gilcig FEB 15, 2017

CFN Turns 8!   What You Can Do to Help Us Serve You Better by Jamie Gilcig FEB 15, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Eight is a mystical number.  It’s also a version of the infinity sign if you turn it sideways. The Cornwall Free News turned eight this week, on the 9th.    I decided to not have any fanfare or major celebration as the last time I did so, our 5th anniversary, I was […]

Cornwall Free News 2017 January Numbers Up Over 15% From 2016 Newspaper for Sale!

Cornwall Free News 2017 January Numbers Up Over 15% From 2016 Newspaper for Sale!

Cornwall Ontario – Surviving a conspiratorial City of Cornwall led boycott isn’t easy.   As we approach our 8th Anniversary good news is always nice to see especially as we survive on a near non budget with little to no staffing. Thanks to our many contributors and supporters who helped make this an amazing year […]

Another #Epicfail Civic Complex Event Fail Due to Petty Cornwall Politics by Jamie Gilcig DEC 29, 2016

Another #Epicfail Civic Complex Event Fail Due to Petty Cornwall Politics by Jamie Gilcig DEC 29, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – I always marvel at the depths that the Bob Peters, Bernadette Clement, Guy Lauzon cliques, and their sillier psychophantic followers,  will sink to in proving, that one, they aren’t terribly good at what they do, and two, that whether or not they like it the vast majority of this city reads CFN […]

Two Incredible Ad Deals on CFN! Video Ads for only $99 Montlhy DEC 15, 2016

Two Incredible Ad Deals on CFN!   Video Ads for only $99 Montlhy  DEC 15, 2016

The Cornwall Free News is proud to offer our latest Advertising and Marketing Value! Your banner on CFN for only $249* for one full year! With over 12 million human page views per year that’s an incredible value! Why pay insane ad rates with media that can’t compete with CFN for marketshare and total eyeballs? […]

Cornwall Ontario Heckled & May Lose It’s Largest Newspaper by Jamie Gilcig DEC 5, 2016

Cornwall Ontario Heckled & May Lose It’s Largest Newspaper by Jamie Gilcig DEC 5, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Starting CFN in 2009 has been an amazing experience.   It’s been brutal in many ways exposing the darkest sides of any community I’ve ever seen not in a cheap tv series or movie. While by far my experience with people in this town has been pleasant, it’s been mostly that on […]

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