Cornwall City Councilor Justin Towndale Speaks Out Regarding Vincent Ice Rink – JAN 6, 2015

Cornwall City Councilor Justin Towndale Speaks Out Regarding Vincent Ice Rink – JAN 6, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Rookie City Councilor (and Liberal nomination hopeful Justin Towndale has spoken out regarding the Monaco rink status. He sent CFN the following communication. He is only the second councilor to publicly speak out regarding the rink that the city sent trucks and police to yesterday.   Please see my comments on the […]

UPDATED City Of Cornwall Ontario Brutally Send In Trucks To Take Down Vincent Rink JAN 5, 2015

UPDATED City Of Cornwall Ontario Brutally Send In Trucks To Take Down Vincent Rink JAN 5, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Ugly politics have led to a city directed truck starting to tear down the Vincent family ice rink in Cornwall Ontario.  Manager Bill De Witt who was present said it was on direct orders of Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy and CAO Norm Levac. Laura Vincent was teaching at school when City By Law […]

Patrick Gregory Finnerty – 2010 Cornwall Ontario Council Candidate Passes Away at 79 – Jan 3, 2015 OBITUARY

Patrick Gregory Finnerty – 2010 Cornwall Ontario Council Candidate Passes Away at 79 – Jan 3, 2015 OBITUARY

CORNWALL Ontario – 2010 Cornwall City Council contender Mr. Pat Finnerty passed away December 31, 2014 comfortably at home at the age of 79. Mr. Finnerty made some striking points in his own manner during the election pointing out that the community needed “new blood” to lead.   Big Money runs this city…the Fat Cats […]

Cornwall Residents to Rally for Vincent Family Ice Rink FRIDAY DEC 26th 1 PM & Why I Think the Rink Should Stay by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Residents to Rally for Vincent Family Ice Rink FRIDAY DEC 26th 1 PM & Why I Think the Rink Should Stay by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – Sometimes in life you make a mistake.  Sometimes you can even be right and make a mistake. I don’t think too many are disputing the by laws of the City of Cornwall; but an awful lot of folks will be disputing the interpretation and application of those laws by supporting the Vincent […]

2014 CFN Naughty & Nice List & O’Shaughnessy Council Back to the Future Beginning by Jamie Gilcig

2014 CFN Naughty & Nice List & O’Shaughnessy Council Back to the Future Beginning by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – Alas many of us had hope for change after Mayor Bob Kilger and three of his henchmen were bounced in the last election. There was a clear message from the people that change was wanted in our city, but sadly, as some predicted, that change has not occurred, at least not yet. […]

City Councilor Mark MacDonald Rebuffs City Position on Vincent Kids Ice Rink in Cornwall Ontario

City Councilor Mark MacDonald Rebuffs City Position on Vincent Kids Ice Rink in Cornwall Ontario

CORNWALL Ontario – City Councilor Mark A MacDonald has rebuffed the official City line over the Vincent Ice Rink on Monaco Crescent. Greetings:  This is my position with respect to the recent city of Cornwall press release regarding the kids ice rink. My understanding is that our by-law officers have the authority to use discretion […]

Can Cornwall Cut Fire Budget? Councilor Mark MacDonald Thinks So – 23/12/14

Can Cornwall Cut Fire Budget?  Councilor Mark MacDonald Thinks So – 23/12/14

CORNWALL Ontario – City Councilor Mark MacDonald has written to the CAO about getting  grip on rampant increases in Fire fighting that have led to higher taxes in Cornwall. Mr. MacDonald refers to a story in the Globe and Mail about policing costs. This just might be something that council might want to consider.   […]

Thoughts on Council Raises & Police Checks for Cornwall Ontario Council by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 18, 2014

Thoughts on Council Raises & Police Checks for Cornwall Ontario Council by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 18, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – I’m going to pay a rare compliment to our city council.   Maybe rare shouldn’t be the term.   Because of the weirdness that was the Kilger council of the last term there was very little to compliment our elected officials about.  Nearly half of our current council are from that last […]

Cornwall City Councillor Mark A MacDonald Hoping to Rescind Council Salary at Special Meeting – DEC 16, 2014

Cornwall City Councillor Mark A MacDonald Hoping to Rescind Council Salary at Special Meeting – DEC 16, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – If Mark MacDonald has his way council will be voting to rescind the whopping raises the Kilger team voted for themselves last term. Returning to council after a four year hiatus Mr. MacDonald has been firmly in support in stemming the high taxes afflicting one of the lowest per capita income cities […]

Cornwall River Kings Begin a New Chapter as I Drop the Puck & Introduce the Moreau Family to Cornwall! DEC 14, 2014

Cornwall River Kings Begin a New Chapter as I Drop the Puck & Introduce the Moreau Family to Cornwall!   DEC 14, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – It’s great to write a happy story about the Cornwall River Kings.    The next chapter in their history began this week when Steve Moreau helped save the team by purchasing it after the disaster created by Cornwall’s own Criminal City Councilor Brock Fraud Frost. Mr. Frost had run as low a […]

Cornwall City Council Keep Kilger Holdover CAO Norm Levac December 10, 2014

Cornwall City Council Keep Kilger Holdover CAO Norm Levac  December 10, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy and his council have issued a release announcing that Kilger CAO appointment Norm Levac is delaying his retirement. Mr. Levac announced his retirement shortly after the former Mayor announced he was running again. It seems that this new council appealed to him enough to delay his retirement. Mr. Levac […]

The Puck Bunny & Sleazebag Councilor – As the River Kings Turn by Jamie Gilcig – Will Fans Fill Council Monday Night? DEC 5, 2014

The Puck Bunny & Sleazebag Councilor – As the River Kings Turn by Jamie Gilcig – Will Fans Fill Council Monday Night?  DEC 5, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Ashley March is upset I referred to her as a “Puck Bunny” in a story I wrote where I actually gave her some….exposure, quoting from one of her pieces.   Could you imagine a reasonable person drawing a conclusion like that from pictures like the one above? CFN gave Ms Ashley one […]

Crunching Cornwall Ontario Municipal Election Numbers from 2010 to 2014 by Jamie Gilcig

Crunching Cornwall Ontario Municipal Election Numbers from 2010 to 2014 by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – The City put out an interesting graph that clearly shows that older voters turn out more for elections than younger ones.  The irony is that if you read social media the younger ones make the most noise and have the highest reach so why don’t they vote? That’s not the question for […]

And it’s Begun – My thoughts on our new Mayor and Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 1, 2014

And it’s Begun – My thoughts on our new Mayor and Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 1, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Politicians have a funny trait of saying one thing and doing another.  Many in Ontario for example were shocked and bewildered when former Premier Mike Harris actually kept some of his campaign promises. New Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy took the chain of command tonight.  There’s a lot of interesting catch phrases and […]

Should Cornwall Reverse 2nd Street Bike Lanes & CFN 1 on 1 With Justin Towndale & Mark A MacDonald DEC 1, 2014

Should Cornwall Reverse 2nd Street Bike Lanes & CFN 1 on 1 With Justin Towndale & Mark A MacDonald DEC 1, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Today the new City Council takes their Oath’s of office, but Sunday CFN caught up with Justin Towndale and Mark A MacDonald and chatted about themselves and things Cornwall. I met up with JT at the Civic Complex where an event apparently was occurring. It was quiet so we had some one […]

Not a Single Vote for Incumbents in Cornwall After Latest Whistle Blower by Jamie Gilcig

Not a Single Vote for Incumbents in Cornwall After Latest Whistle Blower by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – There are 12 people that owe the truth to the people of Cornwall.   Bob Kilger, Elaine MacDonald, Syd Gardiner, Maurice Dupelle, Andre Rivette, Leslie O’Shaughnessy, Denis Carr, Denis Thibault, Bernadette Clement, David Murphy,  Glen Grant, and yes, Gerry Samson owe the people of Cornwall some answers. Julie Johnston, a registered nurse […]

Election Blog – Jamie Gilcig – Mayor – Cornwall Ontario – Converting Our Library Into An Arts Centre

Election Blog – Jamie Gilcig – Mayor – Cornwall Ontario – Converting Our Library Into An Arts Centre

The Arts are something we roll out every election in Cornwall.   These last few years have seen them politicized with Elaine MacDonald bullying her way through them with the use of a few Trillium grants. Currently Cornwall subsidizes the Aultsville Theatre and has subsidized our local art gallery; both essentially returning less value to […]

Proust Questionnaire For Cornwall Ontario Council Candidates – Mark A MacDonald

Proust Questionnaire For Cornwall Ontario Council Candidates – Mark A MacDonald

CFN-   We are asking all candidates to fill out our mini survey so the public can get to know them better.  We are posting them as they arrive in chronological order.   Up is former councilor Mark A MacDonald. 1. Who are you?   My name is Mark A. MacDonald.   I am a retired Fire Inspector, […]