CUPE on STRIKE in Cornwall Ontario DAY 1 – City Doesn’t Send Release to CFN 051718

CUPE on STRIKE in Cornwall Ontario DAY 1 – City Doesn’t Send Release to CFN 051718

Cornwall Ontario – One wonders what Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams has to hide by not sending releases to the largest newspaper in the city?  From excerpts published in other media  it certainly doesn’t look highly important?  In fact striking CUPE workers and organizers seemed incensed at the nature of the city’s release while chanting GEOFF CLARKE […]

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 […]

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

As CUPE Strike Drums Beat in Cornwall Ontario – Maybe Cut Management Salaries by 25%? A Thought by Jamie Gilcig 043018

Cornwall Ontario –  Call it a Million Dollar Solution!    Even CUPE knows that Cornwall is in a budget crisis, but sometimes you need dramatic solutions to dramatic problems. You can’t blame city workers and their union for trying to improve their lot.  It’s part of what they do. The entire blame for this lies […]

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 […]

Carol Ann Baxter Unanswered Complaint to Council Over Jehovah Witness Convention in Cornwall LTE 042418

Carol Ann Baxter Unanswered Complaint to Council Over Jehovah Witness Convention in Cornwall LTE 042418

Editor’s Note:  CFN spoke with Ms Baxter today at Archie’s Golf where she expressed that she wished for us to publish this letter to City Hall in Cornwall which we have done and have not edited. Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:39 AM To: loshaughnessy@cornwall.ca; dcarr@cornwall.ca; bclement@cornwall.ca; mdupelle@cornwall.ca; chebert@cornwall.ca; emacdonald@cornwall.ca; mmacdonald@cornwall.ca; cmcintosh@cornwall.ca; dmurphy@cornwall.ca; arivette@cornwall.ca; jtowndale@cornwall.ca Cc: mboileau@cornwall.ca; jfawthrop@cornwall.ca; madams@cornwall.ca; jrobinson@cornwall.ca; bpeters@cornwall.ca; KLajoie@cornwall.ca Subject: Child Sexual Abuse and Jehovah’s Witnesses   Dear Mayor and Council; […]

Will Beauvais Confirms Loss of CFN Marketing Hurt Nationals – Blames Rodney Rivette 042118

Will Beauvais Confirms Loss of CFN Marketing Hurt Nationals – Blames Rodney Rivette 042118

Cornwall Ontario – In a very long interview with former Cornwall Nationals Hockey team owner Will Beauvais he shared quite frankly that he was bewildered when CFN dropped the team as we were their largest marketing partner. He then stated via telephone that it was team manager Rodney Rivette that told him to not communicate […]

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

Cornwall Ontario –   Our city councilor here in Cornwall, Claude McIntosh,  actually once wrote about me having to do all the jobs here at CFN as though it were something to be embarrassed about or amateur.   Of course he’s participated on a City Council that boycotts this newspaper and in fact his last column,  after […]

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay – Workplace Retaliation – What to Expect? 041218

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay – Workplace Retaliation – What to Expect? 041218

Cornwall Ontario – The easiest way to explain what happens to WHISTLEBLOWERS is to use few examples from my case,  but this could have happened to anyone, your mother, father, daughter or son. There are multiple documents/books which give a template to shut down Whistleblowers. Step 1: Deny everything.   In my case I was told by […]

Hometown Hockey Fail – It’s Not That Cornwall Isn’t a Hockey Town – Cultureless City by Jamie Gilcig 032318

Hometown Hockey Fail – It’s Not That Cornwall Isn’t a Hockey Town – Cultureless City by Jamie Gilcig 032318

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall is a big enough city to have culture.   Yes we have a lower income level, but that usually breeds art.  It usually attracts artists who are always looking for less expensive places to practice their art too. The problem is that there is no true appetite for  culture in this community.  […]

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams & Geoff Clarke Failure Leads to CUPE Strike Mandate 031418

Cornwall CAO Maureen Adams & Geoff Clarke Failure Leads to CUPE Strike Mandate 031418

Cornwall Ontario – After years of labour peace it seems giving managers double digit raises while freezing hiring and wages for union staff leads to Strike votes. CUPE issued the following: Cornwall municipal workers give their union overwhelming strike mandate CORNWALL, ON – Municipal workers in Cornwall have given their union a strong strike mandate following […]

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?  […]

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 […]

CFN 2017 Numbers! 15,345, 911 Human Pageviews UP 13%! CLICK FOR DETAILS!

CFN 2017 Numbers!   15,345, 911 Human Pageviews UP 13%!  CLICK FOR DETAILS!

It’s always amazing to see some local ad choices by businesses in the Cornwall area. The newspaper with the most ads (not necessarily ad dollars) has the least amount of news and least amount of viewers.  We also have seen the demise of two newspapers, le Journal, which again shows that sadly the francophone market […]

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 […]

Janice Robinson Highlights Why Cronyism @ City Hall Leads to #epicfail Leaks Cirque Du Soleil Emails

Janice Robinson Highlights Why Cronyism @ City Hall Leads to #epicfail  Leaks Cirque Du Soleil Emails

Cornwall Ontario – Cronyism isn’t unique to Cornwall Ontario, but ED poobah Bob Peter’s ex wifey, who got her management gig at City Hall around the time that Bob resigned over his mysterious use of city credit cards at Eastern European houses of ill repute pulled a doozy recently. (Photo : social media) Ms Robinson, […]

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 […]

Hugo Rodrigues Pandering to Cornwall Over Wasted Amazon HQ2 Bid by Gilcig 102817

Hugo Rodrigues Pandering to Cornwall Over Wasted Amazon HQ2 Bid by Gilcig 102817

Cornwall Ontario –   It’s tough being number one sometimes.  It means the jealous kids won’t play with you much; at least the underdeveloped and really immature ones. For example I have a lot of media peers outside of Cornwall that I get along with, and even sometimes collaborate with, but not here in Cornwall.   When […]

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