Did Ribfest Really Draw More on Friday Night than All of Lift Off 4 Day Weekend? July 27, 2013

Did Ribfest Really Draw More on Friday Night than All of Lift Off 4 Day Weekend?  July 27, 2013

CFN– What is it about Ribfest in Cornwall Ontario that worked so well Friday night when Lift Off crashed in flames?  One wag suggested more people attended Ribfest Friday night than attended the whole Lift Off Weekend. Was it because Economic Development’s Bob Peters wasn’t allowed to be in the middle?  Was it because it […]

Bar Q Has the Biggest (risotto) Balls in Cornwall Ontario – Restaurant Review by Jamie Gilcig

Bar Q Has the Biggest (risotto) Balls in Cornwall Ontario – Restaurant Review by Jamie Gilcig

CFN– It’s always great to get a new eatery here in Cornwall Ontario; especially when you have a Chef that’s not afraid to be different and creative like Chef Christian Barque and his team at Bar Q which opened last week at the corner of Pitt Street and First.  (The entrance is on First Street […]

Sirens for Life Blood Donor Clinic – Tuesday August 6th, 2013 – Cornwall Civic Complex CLICK FOR DETAILS

Sirens for Life Blood Donor Clinic – Tuesday August 6th, 2013 – Cornwall Civic Complex CLICK FOR DETAILS

As a result of nearly 12,000 unfilled appointments so far this summer, coupled with  constant hospital demand, Canadian Blood Services is forecasting a need for 51,000 appointments to be filled between now and Labour Day to replenish stocks.   For that reason, Canadian Blood Services has extended the Blood Signal until Sept. 3 and is […]

Suicide Numbers Rising in Cornwall Ontario as Media Highlight High Profile Christopher Clarke Suicide in Montreal Prison by Jamie Gilcig

Suicide Numbers Rising in Cornwall Ontario as Media Highlight High Profile Christopher Clarke Suicide in Montreal Prison by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – Suicide.   This week two of my local competing media are whaling about the suicide of Cornwallite Christopher Clarke in a Montreal prison.   Condolences to the family and the issue is being investigated, but it’s odd and seems quite hypocritical for the Seaway News and Standard Freeholder to write about and highlight this […]

Former Standard Freeholder Publisher Milton Ellis to be Honorary Chair of 4th Annual Foundation Golf Classic

Former Standard Freeholder Publisher Milton Ellis to be Honorary Chair of 4th Annual Foundation Golf Classic

CFN – Retired Standard Freeholder Publisher and General Manager Milton Ellis has graciously accepted to be Honorary Chair of the 4th Annual 2013 CH Foundation Golf Classic on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Summerheights Golf Links. Milton Ellis, who was also named Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce 2012 Citizen of the Year, is delighted […]

Nurse Protester Chris Cameron on Whistleblowing & Retaliation in Cornwall Ontario – LTE – HICKLEY SHAY

Nurse Protester Chris Cameron on Whistleblowing & Retaliation in Cornwall Ontario  – LTE – HICKLEY SHAY

Fellow Citizens, Control through Retaliation; Is this a Democracy’s response to individuals who speak up in the interest of fellow citizens and their community? .  A statement which brings to mind the scenario, ” When Government’s fear the people that’s Democracy ,when the people fear the Government that’s Dictatorship” We have policies within all forms of government […]

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Shutters Fall Show as Crumbling Continues Under Lezlie Strasser – July 25, 2013

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Shutters Fall Show as Crumbling Continues Under Lezlie Strasser – July 25, 2013

  CFN–  Karma is a bitch they say.   They really do.   But what is Karma really?  Surely if you do the right things enough times mathematically things work out? Of course the opposite would be true to.   If you don’t perform best practices.  If you are not good at your job.  If […]

Cornwall Ontario & Area Police Blotter for Monday July 22, 2013 VOYEUR OPP

Cornwall Ontario  &  Area Police Blotter for Monday July 22, 2013  VOYEUR  OPP

DOMESTIC ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON, DANGEROUS OPERATION, FAIL TO REMAIN              Cornwall, ON- A 22-year-old Long Sault male was arrested on the 19th of July, 2013. It is alleged that on the 11th of July, 2013 while in the area of Walton Street and Prince Arthur Street he drove his vehicle onto the sidewalk striking his ex-girlfriend […]

Cornwall Ontario’s Little Historian Sara Lauzon Wants To Name Street After Judge Jacob Pharand Pringle – PETITION

Cornwall Ontario’s Little Historian Sara Lauzon Wants To Name Street After Judge Jacob Pharand Pringle – PETITION

CFN – Cornwall Ontario resident Sara Lauzon is on a quest.   Better known as “The Little Historian” she wants City Council to name a street or lane after Judge Jacob Pharand Pringle and she’s set up an online petition which she hopes to present to council and lobby for support. Inspired by Thom Racine’s […]

Kilger Disputes O’Shaughnessy as Hickley Whistle Blowing Funding Hearing Continues Tuesday July 16 in Cornwall Ontario

CFN – The hearing to see if Cornwall Ontario Deputy Fire Chief and Whistle Blower Rob Hickley continues at the court house at 10 AM Tuesday July 16th. Viewing the transcript of Mayor Bob Kilger was bewildering. Mystically even some of the most benign questions from Attorney Fay Brunning have been met with a wall […]

Where did the Balloons Go? 2013 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift Off Launches from Avonmore – Roy Nichol comes home with April Wine!

Where did the Balloons Go?  2013 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift Off Launches from Avonmore – Roy Nichol comes home with April Wine!

CFN – Avonmore Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off 2013 was marred as it was a balloon festival without many balloons. For reasons unconfirmed (the buzz was US customs which didn’t make much sense) most of the balloons launched from distant Avonmore Ontario  instead of Cornwall or even nearby St. Andrews. The traditional sky filled with colourful […]

Cornwall Ontario Glen Stor Dun Lodge Whistle Blower Diane Shay Tells Her Story by Anonymous

Cornwall Ontario Glen Stor Dun Lodge Whistle Blower Diane Shay Tells Her Story by Anonymous

CFN – Because this story has multiple layers and spans five years, here are the basic facts: A man was physically assaulted then tied to a table by his personal support worker (PSW) at a senior’s home called Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge.   That was on May 25th, 2008.   The Lodge is a municipally owned, long-term […]

Do Conflict of Interest Issues in Cornwall Ontario Go Beyond Mayor Kilger & Former CAO Paul Fitzpatrick? by Jamie Gilcig

Do Conflict of Interest Issues in Cornwall Ontario Go Beyond Mayor Kilger & Former CAO Paul Fitzpatrick? by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – Ageism.   It’s wrong; but sometimes there can be grains of truth in cliches.  Sadly Cornwall Council voted to keep Fluoride in our drinking water.    Fluoride is poison; but of course many poisons have been used as medicine.  In this case many municipalities and regions around the world are saying that this toxic […]

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