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 […]

Are you Politicked Out Yet & Does Anyone Really Care? by Jamie Gilcig DEC 23, 2015

Are you Politicked Out Yet & Does Anyone Really Care? by Jamie Gilcig  DEC 23, 2015

It’s interesting to see what hits a button with people and what doesn’t?   In this age of internet newspapers like CFN we get to see direct results by page view counts, comments, and of course Social Media chatter. In 2015 we also live in an age of near Orwellian times.   Mass media, the […]

Media Thoughts on Viewer Comments As CBC and Others Shut Them Down by Jamie Gilcig DEC 1, 2015

Media Thoughts on Viewer Comments As CBC and Others Shut Them Down by Jamie Gilcig DEC 1, 2015

In a quadruple media reference this morning a very interesting topic was discussed; online comments by viewers. The media trend now is to shut them down.   Locally the Postmedia owned Standard Freeholder has had them shut down for quite awhile, while two other outlets hyper moderate.   In our market we have the only […]

Arbitration Award for Cornwall Firefighters  Obscene LTE William Hopkinson NOV 28, 2015

Arbitration Award for Cornwall Firefighters  Obscene LTE William Hopkinson NOV 28, 2015

Obscene is one way to put it.  The way arbitrators treat taxpayers is what I’m referring to.  The latest labour contract arbitration award for Cornwall firefighters is nothing short of obscene and short-sighted.  In brief the firefighters received 1.5% for Jan. 1, 2013, 1% for July 1, 2013, 1.5% for Jan. 1, 2014, 1% for […]