The Problems of the Culture of “Choosing Cornwall” by Joe Boyer – 041718

The Problems of the Culture of “Choosing Cornwall” by Joe Boyer – 041718

“Choose Cornwall”. I did. In fact, both my wife and I did. We came here to attend St. Lawrence College, (SLC) not knowing much about the area.You can look at tourism sites, review sites and city websites but you never know what kind of culture a place has until you’ve experienced it from the inside. […]

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Calls Out CAG Councilors as 2 Faced HYPOCRITES 041118

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Calls Out CAG Councilors as 2 Faced HYPOCRITES 041118

Cornwall Ontario –  An incensed Cornwall Ontario City Councilor, Mark A MacDonald, sent an angry email from his vacation in Barbados over a budget committee vote for a tax hike of nearly 5% for 2018 to council and the media this afternoon!   At the root of his tirade was the Community Action Group (CAG) […]

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 […]

Crumbling Cornwall Area Old Guard & Lack of Replacements as Benson Charity Golf Classic Folds 040718

Crumbling Cornwall Area Old Guard & Lack of Replacements as Benson Charity Golf Classic Folds 040718

Cornwall Ontario – The Benson Charity Golf Classic has folded.  Another cultural event dying in an area already nearly void of culture. Since 2002 it was a great tool to advance the Benson name, consolidate political power, and an excuse for some golfing buddies to have a great time and even raise a few shekels […]

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay FIRST COLUMN! 040618

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay FIRST COLUMN! 040618

Cornwall Ontario – CFN is proud to present a new column by former City of Cornwall HR specialist and Whistle blower, Diane Shay. Diane was a manager at Glen Stor Dun Lodge, our area’s government run seniors residence who became embroiled in a massive Whistle Blowing case that the city spent millions of dollars fighting […]

Was Brock Frost a Police Informant While Sitting on Council in Cornwall Ontario? 040418

Was Brock Frost a Police Informant While Sitting on Council in Cornwall Ontario?  040418

Cornwall Ontario – Multiple sources are now identifying former Cornwall City Councilor Robert Brock Frost as a police informant for the CCPS and other police services. Three sources have fingered the Columbian challenged former councilor,  in particular to the Mike Logan cocaine bust and the Cedars on Wheels bust right across the street from the […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario – There are rules for In Camera meetings for a reason.    Past councils of Cornwall, including many current members have been sanctioned for violating them in the past. Now apparently they simply are trying to rewrite their rule book putting all the pressure on Clerk Manon Levesque which sadly will only lead […]

Sunshine List Comes Out – Cornwall Police up 4% City Hall UP $3M + 032318

Sunshine List Comes Out – Cornwall Police up 4% City Hall UP $3M + 032318

Cornwall Ontario – With the Sunshine List coming out (a list of public servants earning over $100K annually) it’s frightening to see the escalation of Cornwall area services, especially at City Hall where there’s a wage freeze and hiring freeze of unionized employees while management is seeing in some cases, double digit increases. Data from […]

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 […]

Treading Water Budget for Cornwall Highlights Failure @ City Hall – by Jamie Gilcig 030918

Treading Water Budget for Cornwall Highlights Failure @ City Hall – by Jamie Gilcig 030918

Cornwall Ontario – What an ugly budget procedure this year has been, and it’s not over yet.    What we’re starting to see clearly is that the adage that you get the government you deserve always comes home to roost.   A motion to cap an increase @ 4% because of a raping of reserve funds?  […]

Budget Burns in Cornwall CFN Discovers $59K Bus Loo Contract Above Gordon’s Jewellers 030618

Budget Burns in Cornwall CFN Discovers $59K Bus Loo Contract Above Gordon’s Jewellers 030618

Cornwall Ontario – As council argues over whether to cut pizza and pop for committee meetings CFN has discovered that the City rents space above Gordon’s Jewellers on 2nd and Pitt so drivers can use the loo or take a lunch break. Of course if they break there where would they leave their buses? The […]

Cornwall Manigats the Seaway Silly Food & Beer Festival Because of Petty Politics by Jamie Gilcig 30318

Cornwall Manigats the Seaway Silly Food & Beer Festival Because of Petty Politics by Jamie Gilcig 30318

Cornwall Ontario – After living here in the River City for fourteen years I still get mystified at the tragic load of cow poop that some perpetrate on the public? Sadly because of a culture of exclusion and bullying, I call it the “Ed Lumley” factor, it leads to the demise of potentially good ideas […]

Former Cornwall City Councilor Chuck Charlebois Passes Away @ 69 022318

Former Cornwall City Councilor Chuck Charlebois Passes Away @ 69 022318

Cornwall Ontario – Former Cornwall City Councilor and political lobbyist Charles “Chuck” Charlebois, better known as Mr. Cornwall passed He worked passionately to support Le Village and the Waterfront before illness slowed him down. CFN would like to offer our condolences to the Charlebois family on their loss.  

No Hugo, Cornwall Is a Hockey Town – City Hall to Blame for Team’s Demise. by Jamie Gilcig 022218

No Hugo, Cornwall Is a Hockey Town – City Hall to Blame for Team’s Demise. by Jamie Gilcig 022218

Cornwall Ontario – With the demise of yet another hockey management team there are rumblings and even a piece written by that mincing lifeguard, Hugo Rodrigues. Cornwall Ontario is a hockey town.  It just has a city government that for whatever reason refuses to allow business to be business. The subsidies given to the Cornwall […]

LTE – Cornwall Councilor Mark A MacDonald Talks Fire Master Plan 012418

LTE – Cornwall Councilor Mark A MacDonald Talks Fire Master Plan 012418

Dear Editor:  The taxpayers of the City of Cornwall are looking at a roughly 8% increase in their property taxes, unless Council makes some decisions otherwise. The Fire Master Plan is designed to save lives and money.  It follows a Guideline from the Ontario Fire Marshal and it’s based on costs the community can afford. […]

More Cronyism in Cornwall w Lajoie Hiring for Tourism as Water & Sewer Rates Rocket Up 122117

More Cronyism in Cornwall w Lajoie Hiring for Tourism as Water & Sewer Rates Rocket Up 122117

Cornwall Ontario – There’s a dark side to journalism.  Play ball, don’t report certain things, report others in favorable terms and you too could do the Heart of the City to City Hall shuffle as Kevin Lajoie did, and now Todd Lihou appears to be doing. All on the public’s dime.    Now this isn’t […]

It’s Time to Let St. Lawrence College Run It’s Own Auditorium in Cornwall. By Jamie Gilcig 113017

It’s Time to Let St. Lawrence College Run It’s Own Auditorium in Cornwall.  By Jamie Gilcig 113017

Cornwall Ontario –   Cornwall City Council let it’s 36 year old public art gallery die.   It’s funding cut off to ZERO with many stating that it was dirty politics because of councilors like David Murphy & Bernadette Clement, along with Carilyne Hebert and Elaine MacDonald who actually broke the law while on its board and […]