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 […]

OSPCA & City Report Fail on Cat Issue in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 051818

OSPCA & City Report Fail on Cat Issue in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 051818

Cornwall Ontario – It’s sad to see cat owners and kitties being used as pawns in a game that simply is about cash. At the root is the OSPCA wanting the cat control business in Cornwall.  Maybe they deserve it, but there are legitimate questions that need to be answered and they are refusing to […]

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Running for office is a major life decision. You are putting yourself out into the public eye to serve your community. There are many challenges. Whether you’re a rookie or experienced,  the two sessions of this seminar have something to add to your arsenal of tools and help you not only get elected, but serve […]

ELDER ABUSE The Glen Stor Dun Lodge Story Pt1 – The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay 050718

ELDER ABUSE The Glen Stor Dun Lodge Story Pt1 – The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay 050718

Cornwall Ontario – There are many definitions of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Although most are similar, the Yukon has one of the most comprehensive definition: the deliberate mistreatment of an adult that (a) causes the adult physical, mental or emotional harm, or (b) causes financial damage or loss to the adult, and includes intimidation, humiliation, […]

Not Running for Office Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – by Jamie Gilcig 050318

Not Running for Office Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – by Jamie Gilcig 050318

Cornwall Ontario –  Running for office isn’t the only way to help a community.  For many it’s a vain ego thing.  I just turned down a new provincial party looking for a local candidate.   Looking around the table here in Council there really are only 1 or 2 that truly get what being a councilor […]

5 Reasons Why David Murphy is Unfit to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 050218

5 Reasons Why David Murphy is Unfit to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 050218

Cornwall Ontario – Like the fat kid chasing after the ice cream truck to be first in line conflicted Cornwall City David Murphy registered to run for Mayor on the first day possible. It was no surprise to many including the #metoo women he hit on while teaching at St. Lawrence College or local barmaids. […]

Cornwall City Council Needs a Time Rule for Long Winded Gas Bags by Jamie Gilcig 050118

Cornwall City Council Needs a Time Rule for Long Winded Gas Bags by Jamie Gilcig 050118

Cornwall Ontario – I sat through my second council meeting in nearly three years.  (More about that in another column) but one thing was still the same. Bernadette “Flipper” Clement still bloviated as though she was in full campaign mode.  Not sure what she’s campaigning for now, but it certainly didn’t seem like the pocket […]

Denis Carr Talks About the 2018 Cornwall Budget by Emily Hutcheon 0428

Denis Carr Talks About the 2018 Cornwall Budget by Emily Hutcheon 0428

Cornwall, Ontario – Denis Carr is the city’s longest running council member in the city of Cornwall. Carr has  been passionate about Cornwall, Ontario, and while he may in the upcoming years consider slowing down with his political career, he will always work to improve the city. He believes that there are not only more opportunities […]

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Submits Tax Reduction Plan to Council & Staff 042718

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Submits Tax Reduction Plan to Council & Staff 042718

Cornwall Ontario –   City Councilor Mark A MacDonald who has come under fire for pointing out the obvious, that which has inflamed the fiscal burden on the city’s budget might be where Cornwall has to look to find solutions, has come out with an intriguing and positive proposal which he’s released to city staff, council, […]

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 […]

Conflicted Council in Cornwall Adds $500K to Benson Vanity CIC Slush by Jamie Gilcig

Conflicted Council in Cornwall Adds $500K to Benson Vanity CIC Slush by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario –  David Murphy has aspirations to run for Mayor of Cornwall in 2018.   In the meanwhile he voted to support the vanity project of his long time employer, Gerry Benson. The farcical waste of cash and Liberal slush funds going into the CIC are shameful pork of the rankest reek. While the likes […]

The Unknown Future for Cornwall Ontario’s Waterfront by Emily Hutcheon 042418

The Unknown Future for Cornwall Ontario’s Waterfront by Emily Hutcheon 042418

Cornwall Ontario – It’s been an exciting week so far! I finally returned to Cornwall after being away for over a year, just in time for an important city council meet.   Last night City council kicked off the meeting with a presentation on Waterfront Lands given by Rachel Perkins. At the beginning of the […]

BREAKING Gerry Benson Confirms Community Action Group Dissolved 042418

BREAKING Gerry Benson Confirms Community Action Group Dissolved 042418

Cornwall Ontario – CFN can confirm that CAG, the Community Action Group, supposedly dedicated to fighting rising taxes in Cornwall has dissolved. Group leader Gerry Benson spoke with CFN after appearing at council to beg for more cash for his vanity Liberal slush fund excuse to pump cash into the NAV Can facility that appears […]

Dysfunctional Conflicted Corrupt Cornwall Ontario City Council Heads to Ombudsman While Budget Burns by Jamie Gilcig 042418

Dysfunctional Conflicted Corrupt Cornwall Ontario City Council Heads to Ombudsman While Budget Burns by Jamie Gilcig 042418

Cornwall Ontario –   One area lawyer refers to Mayor Leslie O’Shaugnessy as a hobo.   They get irate that the man won’t wear a tie to council and dresses shabby even to going as far as once saying he was going to drop some coins onto the mayor’s desk to help him go to Agape and […]

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) […]