2018 Cornwall Election Candidate Meeting Cancelled for Thursday August 9, 2018

2018 Cornwall Election Candidate Meeting Cancelled for Thursday August 9, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –  What an odd Municipal election this is.   Almost no media coverage to date and an invite for an evening for council and mayoralty candidates to meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall for tonight was cancelled due to several candidates refusing to attend. The meeting would have been open to the public. […]

Seniors Leaving Cornwall Too – Cost of Living Corruption Lack of Culture Cited 080718

Seniors Leaving Cornwall Too –  Cost of Living Corruption Lack of Culture Cited 080718

Cornwall Ontario –  So I was chatting with a friend who’s nearly 80 and she’s planning to sell her home and leave Cornwall.   She shared a few more of her friends were leaving too. Another friend in her 40’s shared that she’s moving to Ottawa and then shares that she has about a half dozen […]

What Does Hugo Rodrigues Have Against Cornwall Councilor Mark MacDonald by Jamie Gilcig 080418

What Does Hugo Rodrigues Have Against Cornwall Councilor Mark MacDonald by Jamie Gilcig 080418

Media can be a bewildering thing.    We are flooded with content through the day.  Local, regional, National, happy stories, tragedies, tales of injustice, and crime. Yet at the end of the day we filter all that down to a few stories on a good day. With 4 utterly pointless candidates for mayor and 32 […]

Why I Didn’t Run for Mayor or Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 072818

Why I Didn’t Run for Mayor or Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 072818

Cornwall Ontario –   From offers of hand made suits  by Montreal tailors and volunteers it was very tempting to run for office in Cornwall this election. When I ran in 2014 I had one clear objective which I was very proud of the results contrary to what Hugo Rodrigues likes to spew.    I wanted […]

City of Cornwall Runs Up Legal Bill Acquiring Mayor’s Personal Judgment 072718

City of Cornwall Runs Up Legal Bill Acquiring Mayor’s Personal Judgment 072718

Cornwall Ontario –  So this writer is sitting at his desk when the phone rings.   Someone connected to City Hall informs me that the Conflicted Conflict of Interest award given to Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, and Councilors Elaine Macdonald and Carilyne Hebert has been transferred to the City of Cornwall. All three are running for […]

So After a Busy Weekend of Listening Do You Want Me to Run? Election 2018 & Brampton 2.0 by Jamie Gilcig 071618

So After a Busy Weekend of Listening Do You Want Me to Run? Election 2018 & Brampton 2.0 by Jamie Gilcig 071618

Cornwall Ontario –   It’s really weird getting stopped in public places and asked to talk about politics and in particular my running for office again this 2018 election. The most common theme I heard over the weekend is that this town would putrefy with David Murphy as mayor.  I can’t say I disagree with that […]

Over 200 Million Reasons To Worry About the Cornwall Waterfront by Jamie Gilcig 071318

Over 200 Million Reasons To Worry About the Cornwall Waterfront by Jamie Gilcig 071318

Cornwall Ontario – The problem with a lack of community leadership is that issues can bite you in the bum before you realize what hit you.  Corruption and political impotence do not lead to a successful community. While the ol rumours and allegations about a certain former mayor’s love for a good game of cards […]

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 […]

BMO Donates to Winchester Hospital After Cashing in on Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig 070618

BMO Donates to Winchester Hospital After Cashing in on Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig 070618

Cornwall Ontario –  Some irate taxpayers in Cornwall were offended when they read that the Bank of Montreal just sent a big bag of cash over to the Winchester Hospital instead of CCH, especially as Cornwall just bought it’s old empty BMO building on Pitt Street,  in need of millions of dollars of renovations,  for […]

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Writes OPEN LETTER to Fire & Police Chiefs in Cornwall 062918

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Writes OPEN LETTER to Fire & Police Chiefs in Cornwall 062918

Cornwall Ontario –   City Councilor Mark A MacDonald wrote an open letter to Police Chief Dan Parkinson and embattled fire chief Pierre Voisine.   He sent it to media as well and we’re publishing it unedited. What do you think of Councilor MacDonald’s positions dear CFN viewers?  You can post your comments below.

Bank of Montreal Arts Centre in Cornwall Will be an Election Issue by Jamie Gilcig 062718

Bank of Montreal Arts Centre in Cornwall Will be an Election Issue by Jamie Gilcig 062718

Cornwall Ontario – What a weird group around the council table Cornwall has.    It’s odd, as though some on council have brain function issues….or simply are trying to copy Brockville. Brockville’s art centre renovated an old theatre; with much public money, into a stunning and lovely facility that is a gem and attraction for […]

Who Died in Cornwall Ontario? 062318

Who Died in Cornwall Ontario?   062318

Cornwall Ontario –    Nobody apparently.    A few seniors were enjoying the success of their Medical Marijuana treatment and sent in this photo that was inspired by the future of the members of this group on City Council, and in particular Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy.   The contractors left this mound of dirt that looked […]

Flipper Wants to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario – Will Clement Sign the Line That’s Dotted? 062118

Flipper Wants to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario – Will Clement Sign the Line That’s Dotted?  062118

Cornwall Ontario– Long time Cornwall City Councilor and two time failed Liberal MP candidate Bernadette “Flipper” Clement  may step out of the closet and run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario finally!  At least that’s the buzz  heating up around the River City! When not using tax dollars at the legal clinic she’s in charge of […]

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 Ontario Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy Finally Kinda Sorta Speaks Out on CUPE Strike – 060718

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy Finally Kinda Sorta Speaks Out on CUPE Strike – 060718

To the Editor: The City Council and my office have been fielding questions about the strike and our reluctance to comment about the issues which have led to it.  I wanted to take this opportunity to make our reasons clear.  We appreciate that the public have a desire to know about issues that affect them […]

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 […]

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 […]