Christmas Cronyism in Cornwall as Councilor Hebert Lands Gig @ EOTB by Jamie Gilcig DEC 30, 2016

Christmas Cronyism in Cornwall as Councilor Hebert Lands Gig @ EOTB by Jamie Gilcig DEC 30, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Another cronyism hiring in Cornwall Ontario.  As in many smaller cities it’s really hard to get a reasonably good, non minimum wage job,  never mind an actual “Career”. In a perfect world of course people would be hired based on merit, especially when dealing with the public purse, but Cornwall takes cronyism, […]

Cornwall Politics Impact United Way & Charity Fund Raising by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Cornwall Politics Impact United Way & Charity Fund Raising by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – One of the saddest thing about the clique politics of a small tiny town like  Cornwall Ontario is that the clique usually fails at what they do.  It’s sad. It’s sadder that people are allowed to be in positions to fail rather than be inclusive or remotely professional. A few months ago […]

More Delays to Brookdale Opening as Streetlights Delayed in Cornwall DEC 16, 2016

More Delays to Brookdale Opening as Streetlights Delayed in Cornwall   DEC 16, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – The City of Cornwall, Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. and L.W. Bray Construction Ltd. would like to advise the public that the reopening of Brookdale Avenue will be postponed due to delays in receiving street light poles from the manufacturer. The City, including the Cornwall Community Police Service, have concerns regarding motorist and […]

Cornwall Comments on Dysfunctional & Late City Road Construction DEC 8, 2016

Cornwall Comments on Dysfunctional & Late City Road Construction  DEC 8, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – One of the things I’ve always said about Cornwall that’s great is that you can get anywhere in less than ten minutes. City Hall has found a way to ruin that; perhaps courting Montrealers to feel at home and move here by allowing construction jobs of major intersections to get bogged down. […]

Time to Think About the Future of Lamoureux Park & Civic Complex by Jamie Gilcig OCT 21, 2016

Time to Think About the Future of Lamoureux Park & Civic Complex by Jamie Gilcig OCT 21, 2016

It is time.  Cornwall is at a critical point in its history.    With a struggling downtown, a weak economy, proposed school closings, a destructive brain drain of our youth, and a toxic business and political culture there are some easy steps forward, and some more difficult ones. Waterfront property is usually the most expensive […]

Cornwall Ontario Whistle Blower Nurse Diane Shay Folds Case Against Cornwall Ontario OCT 7, 2016

Cornwall Ontario Whistle Blower Nurse Diane Shay Folds Case Against Cornwall Ontario OCT 7, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – It would be interesting to have a review done of Judge Rick Leroy’s transcripts for the Diane Shay case as well as the conflict of interest case brought against Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy and councilors Elaine Macdonald and Carilyne Hebert who sat on the board of a group asking council for cash for […]

Maureen Adams Not Answering How Much Failed Loblaws Centre Cost Cornwall AUG 8, 2016

Maureen Adams Not Answering How Much Failed Loblaws Centre Cost Cornwall  AUG 8, 2016

The City of Cornwall is about to write a cheque for over $2 Million dollars to buy back a large chunk of its Industrial Park as Loblaws is bailing on the 121 Acre parcel in the city’s industrial park. Was it a game of chicken with its Quebec Unions for concessions?  Part of the Shoppers […]

Excessive Noise Citation for Listening to Abba in Cornwall Ontario AUG 3, 2016

Excessive Noise Citation for Listening to Abba in Cornwall Ontario AUG 3, 2016

Doug & Rachelle Raymond live in a lovely avenue in Cornwall Ontario.   Doug, a retired accountant, has a card game with some of the family friends on Friday nights. Raymond home on the right The group of Seniors generally don’t play past 10PM and listen to such raunchy artists and bands as…Chicago, Tom Petty, […]

Dana Bingley & Beyond 21 Play Politics in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig JULY 15, 2016

Dana Bingley & Beyond 21 Play Politics in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig JULY 15, 2016

I live in a very very strange town.    Because of a City Hall led boycott many agencies refuse to send press releases or invites to CFN even though their works require the most amount of exposure to be successful. I watched from our public art gallery, which is in the process of wrapping up […]

Ice Rinks, Worm Kids, & Now Abusive By Law Officer Slaps False Vicious Dog Order in Cornwall JULY 5, 2016

Ice Rinks, Worm Kids, & Now Abusive By Law Officer Slaps False Vicious Dog Order in Cornwall JULY 5, 2016

Alas Cornwall Ontario has some very strange ideas about how to govern itself.   Two years ago it was sending heavy machinery to destroy a families ice rink at Christmas. Last year it was attacking kids selling worms and lemonade from their home. Now in what has to be one of the most heavy handed […]

Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall –  by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

The lady doth protest too much, methinks For a man that to my knowledge has never set foot in Cornwall’s public Art Gallery, Standard Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues sure likes to write about it. He writes about the gallery far more than say…..the shady Harbor Front deal, or how Big Ben is leeching poison into […]

City Comments After More Pool Issues at Aquatic Centre in Cornwall JUNE 14, 2016

City Comments After More Pool Issues at Aquatic Centre in Cornwall JUNE 14, 2016

In light of some questions that have arisen in a local media report, we wish to provide details regarding the shutdown of the Aquatic Centre on Wednesday, June 8th. – At around 10:15 am, an Aquatic Centre employee raised concerns about the air quality inside the pool area by identifying a possible haze. Staff immediately […]

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Gets Free Art for Office While Public Gallery Set to Close After Funding Cut to Zero MAY 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Gets Free Art for Office While Public Gallery Set to Close After Funding Cut to Zero MAY 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario as a community has historically poorly supported the arts.  With an influx of seniors from communities that do support the arts it makes sense for some of those sports dollars to shift. Sadly, that isn’t the case.  The city’s 36 year old public art gallery, TAG Cornwall, is to close this year after […]

Why I Will be Boycotting the Seaway Food Festival & All 11 Eateries by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 8, 2016

Why I Will be Boycotting the Seaway Food Festival & All 11 Eateries by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 8, 2016

As some of you know CFN has been the victim of a conspiratorial boycott led by City Hall since 2012.    In its 4th year the tentacles sadly extend through the community. City Hall actually had their lawyer state that the largest newspaper in the community is a blog.  A very odd thing to say, but […]