Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge in Book Deal Talks 120717

Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge in Book Deal Talks 120717

Cornwall Ontario – CFN editor Jamie Gilcig is in talks with a Toronto publisher to option Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge. The book, about the experiences of a small town newspaper editor set in Cornwall Ontario who faces corruption, bullying, and racism;  has been a work in progress for several years and already has […]

Cornwall Police Under Reporting Crime – Refuse To Report More Crimes 120517

Cornwall Police Under Reporting Crime – Refuse To Report More Crimes 120517

Cornwall Ontario – Facing clear prejudice from the CCPS this newspaper is still asking for basic accountability and transparency. Here is today’s police blotter BREACH Cornwall, ON – A 24-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on December 4th, 2017 and charged with breach of undertaking for attending a certain address, being within 100 meters of a […]

An Open Letter to Patrick Brown re Accountability NOV 30, 2017

An Open Letter to Patrick Brown re Accountability NOV 30, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I get a lot of content inboxed.   All the political parties try to end around and massage story points, but today’s from Patrick Brown kinda takes the cake. I’ve decided to write this open letter to Mr. Brown and if Patrick wishes he can by all means comment or send a statement […]

Cornwall Policing Call Cost for October 2017 – $1,118.14 per Incident!

Cornwall Policing Call Cost for October 2017 – $1,118.14 per Incident!

Cornwall Ontario – The city of Cornwall Ontario spends approximately 1,531, 850 per month for policing.   Based on their own released numbers for the Month of October of 1,370 calls for service or eligible incidents the grand total per call/incident is a whopping:  $1,118.14! As the city wrestles with runaway increases to fire, police, and […]

CCPS Playing Politics With Public Safety Over Opioid Scare 110717

CCPS Playing Politics With Public Safety Over Opioid Scare 110717

Cornwall Ontario – There is a true partnership between media and police services.   When there’s an emergency it’s important to reach as many people as possible and that’s where media come in. Whether it be a public alert or a simple police blotter, police forces are expected to professionally conduct themselves and treat the media […]

Should Danny Aikman Be Appointed Police Chief of Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig 110117

Should Danny Aikman Be Appointed Police Chief of Cornwall?  by Jamie Gilcig 110117

Cornwall Ontario – The Police Board of Cornwall, led by Cornwall City Councilor Andre Rivette, announced that Deputy Chief Danny Aikman has been appointed the title of Designated Chief as of January 1st, 2018 to replace Chief Dan Parkinson on January 1, 2019. It is this writer’s opinion that this current police board, having done […]

Maureen Adams & Mgt Take HUGE Raises While Freezing Employees in Cornwall 101317

Council Approves HUGE Wage Hikes for CAO and other management while playing Grinch with Union employees.

Maureen Adams & Mgt Take HUGE Raises While Freezing Employees in Cornwall 101317

Cornwall Ontario – With the public screaming about high taxes, outside lawyers vulturing businesses getting MPAC valuations down to the point of impacting city budgets, and talk of a 6% tax hike to help fill empty infrastructure reserves,  Council approved huge wage increases for senior management including CAO Maureen Adams. Most of Cornwall’s Senior Management […]

Can We Really Cut $5-7 Million from Cornwall Community Police Service Budget? 100517

Can We Really Cut $5-7 Million from Cornwall Community Police Service Budget?  100517

Cornwall Ontario – With talks of a 6% tax increase coming, chiefly because of a lack of infrastructure reserves, and plummeting property values, one area of cash to dialog on is our police budget which roughly stands at about $18M per year for a city of about 40,000 people. Putting that into context, Toronto spends […]

Freeholder’s Rodrigues Realizing He’s a Lobster Over State of Journalism 100517

Freeholder’s Rodrigues Realizing He’s a Lobster Over State of Journalism 100517

Cornwall Ontario – Poor Hugo Rodrigues.   I say that in jest.  The former President of the Canadian Association of Journalism spewed a rant over our pathetic Ministry of Culture, Melanie Joly’s, new whatchamacalit thingy where essentially the biggest gloat was Netflix spending $500M creating content in Canada.  Nothing against Netflix, but taking advantage of a […]

CCPS Doesn’t Post Wanted Notice to Media Page? Odd, no? 092717

CCPS Doesn’t Post Wanted Notice to Media Page?  Odd, no?  092717

Cornwall Ontario –   Oddly enough most police forces when referring to we media call us “partners” chiefly because there normally is a partnership and it aids good police practices to have strong positive communications with local media which can save taxpayers money and help protect a community. Oddly enough our Police Force in Cornwall […]

Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Burn Ad $$ for Partisan Positions? By Jamie Gilcig 092517

Should Gov’t Be Allowed to Burn Ad $$ for Partisan Positions?  By Jamie Gilcig 092517

Cornwall Ontario – Thanks to a NDP Freedom of Information request we now know that the Wynne Government spent $5.5 million dollars advertising their putrid sale of Hydro One.  A plan that also sees the government essentially financing the sale to unions and groups they want support from. A release from the NDP goes on […]

O’Shaughnessy Pulls a Kilger as Freeholder Reports to Ombudsman. By Jamie Gilcig 092317

O’Shaughnessy Pulls a Kilger as Freeholder Reports to Ombudsman.  By Jamie Gilcig 092317

Cornwall Ontario –  Oddly enough the Standard Freeholder was pretty much silent when this writer took our very hypocritical Mayor and two councilors to court over their gross conflict of interest over the utter joke that was the Benson Vanity University project that the mayor and councillors Elaine Macdonald, and Carilyne Hebert sit on.   […]

Bovine Projectile Emission in Cornwall City Council Over Development Kickbacks 091217

Bovine Projectile Emission in Cornwall City Council Over Development Kickbacks 091217

Cornwall Ontario –   Ever watch a bunch of unqualified people, some of whom are dumber than David Murphy debate an issue that is way out of their depth? Council is talking about kicking back property taxes for 10 years to a real estate developer. The property, to be used for student residences right across […]

St. Aubin Tries To Whitewash Maclean’s Cornwall Story & Fails. By Jamie Gilcig 091017

St. Aubin Tries To Whitewash Maclean’s Cornwall Story & Fails.  By Jamie Gilcig 091017

Cornwall Ontario –  There are many people that you meet who at first seem to be more than they really are. Etienne St. Aubin is one of those.    He recently ran a piece in the Freeholder trying to whitewash the Maclean’s article that embarrassed the community for no other reason that its own words. In these […]

Looking Forward @ Canada Day in Cornwall Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig 081417

Looking Forward @ Canada Day in Cornwall Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig 081417

Cornwall Ontario – So after my editorial about Guy Lauzon’s partisan control over Canada Day here in Cornwall a lot of chatter and great ideas have been floated through my inboxes. Clearly many CFN viewers are dismayed at any Politician of any one party controlling our Federal celebration. What has percolated through is that if […]

#boobygate Coverup in Cornwall is Rank – Chem Tanks 2.0 By Jamie Gilcig JULY 14, 2017

#boobygate Coverup in Cornwall is Rank – Chem Tanks 2.0  By Jamie Gilcig JULY 14, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – I’ve always marvelled what anyone can have against the female breast and nipples?   Watch television and people have no issues with shows like The Walking Dead which has some of the most senseless and frightening gore I’ve ever seen in my near 53 years on this planet; but show a nipple […]

Should Maureen Adams Be Fired for Not Informing Council About #Boobygate? JULY 10, 2017

Should Maureen Adams Be Fired for Not Informing Council About #Boobygate? JULY 10, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Holy Paul Fitzpatrick!   In what seems to be a chapter out of the ol Kilger council, rookie councilor Justin Towndale went public on his social media page with a statement claiming that council was left out of the loop of the Human Rights Tribunal Case of Nekkid Boobies. As many of […]

It’s Time to Take Canada Day Back in Cornwall Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig JULY 3, 2017

It’s Time to Take Canada Day Back in Cornwall Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig JULY 3, 2017

Cornwall Ontario – Another Canada Day in Cornwall.  More social media griping, rain, bad fireworks, crappy bands, Cornwall sucks, blah blah.   I get it. It’s time though, that if the public want a better Canada Day festivity to take charge.   There’s no reason for a sitting MP to be running Canada Day in […]

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