CFN Interviews Rik Saaltink as Opening of the New Northern Section of the Seaway International Bridge Approaches

CFN Interviews Rik Saaltink as Opening of the New Northern Section of the Seaway International Bridge Approaches

CFN – Rik Saaltink has spent 15 years watching the new Northern section of the Seaway International Bridge move forward from idea, to plan, to reality. And now the bridge is in the home stretch and will hopefully be ready to roll in the Fall. Rik shared about the bridge and new temporary customs location […]

UPDATED – Another Bus Accident in Cornwall Ontario – Esther Paquette Charged – York & Second Street – August 2, 2013

UPDATED – Another Bus Accident in Cornwall Ontario – Esther Paquette Charged –  York & Second Street – August 2, 2013

CFN – Another Bus accident for Cornwall Transit.   York Street between 2nd and 3rd is closed after a bus and car had an incident. Special thanks to Michel Lalonde for his photos!  If you see news happen email your pics or video to info@cornwallfreenews.com or call our hotline at 613 361 1755. No injuries […]

SIU Clear Cornwall Ontario Police After May 2013 St. Felix Street Warrant Execution Incident

SIU Clear Cornwall Ontario Police After May 2013 St. Felix Street Warrant Execution Incident

SIU Concludes Injury Investigation in Cornwall Case Number: 13-OCI-124 Mississauga (1 August, 2013) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Cornwall Community Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 38-year-old man in May […]

Cornwall Ontario Construction Permit Dollars Drop Nearly 70% From 2012 to 2013 Under Mayor Kilger

Cornwall Ontario Construction Permit Dollars Drop Nearly 70% From 2012 to 2013 Under Mayor Kilger

CFN –  Contrary to glowing spouts of steam from Economic De-Veloper Mark Boileau and his pet monkey adjutant Bob Peters construction dollars nose dived in Cornwall Ontario for the first half of 2013 compared to 2012. The City issued a glowing press release, but it apparently was more spin that numbers. The construction values can […]

Cornwall Ontario Developer & Author Ron Chenier Floats Downtown Condo Offering – July 29, 2013

Cornwall Ontario Developer & Author Ron Chenier Floats Downtown Condo Offering – July 29, 2013

CFN – Cornwall Ontario residents tired of the eyesore at the corner of Pitt and Second Street may have some hope.     Author and developer Ron Chenier via the City of Cornwall has floated some drawings to measure response from the public for a four storey condo building to be called Place Dominion if […]

Via Rail Automating Cornwall Ontario Station as of October 25, 2013 – City Becoming Isolated from Canada !

Via Rail Automating Cornwall Ontario Station as of October 25, 2013 – City Becoming Isolated from Canada !

CFN– Canada’s great Rail Tradition seems to be dying in Cornwall Ontario.  The River City, less than two hours from Ottawa, our Nation’s Capital seems to be written off by the rail carrier. First cuts to actual service and now it’s been announced very very quietly that the two full time positions at our local […]

Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce Mike Metcalfe Threatening CFN Advertisers? Again?

Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce Mike Metcalfe Threatening CFN Advertisers?  Again?

CFN – I thought I’d ask our viewers what they think of this very sad and pathetic situation.  Imagine someone from the Cornwall Area Chamber of Commerce running around to our advertisers and not only sharing his negative opinion of CFN, but threatening them that if they didn’t stop advertising with us that there’d be […]

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 […]