Have Local Liberals Taken Over the Glens by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 6, 2016

Have Local Liberals Taken Over the Glens by Jamie Gilcig APRIL 6, 2016

Cornwall is one of the oddest communities I’ve ever lived in and I’ve lived in a few.     The political corruption fingers through everything from City Hall, to charities, and even our SD&G Highlanders apparently. First you have former MPP Jim Brownell named as Honourary Lt. Colonel.    That was a little weird as […]

Metro Closing in Cornwall Ontario Highlights Poor Economic Development in Community by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 28, 2016

Metro Closing in Cornwall Ontario Highlights Poor Economic Development in Community by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 28, 2016

As council fiddles and sells the community’s future with its shady Harbor Front deal with the Feds and Akwesasne Metro has announced that it will be shutting its doors in a few months.  About 75 people will lose their jobs, about a third of those full time employment where it’s becoming more difficult to find […]

Ghomeshi Verdict Shows Need for Attorney General Reform in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 25,2016

Ghomeshi Verdict Shows Need for Attorney General Reform in Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 25,2016

Jian Ghomeshi’s life will never be the same.  The countless legal bills incurred, the damage to his reputation, and at the end of the line the loss of quality of life and earnings can never be repaired. Chiefly because there is no real accountability of Crown Attorney’s in Ontario.    Cases have two factors, the […]

Community Coming Out for St.Andrews Firehall & Community Centre as Bancroft Sucks and Blows WED MARCH 23, 2016

Community Coming Out for St.Andrews Firehall & Community Centre as Bancroft Sucks and Blows WED MARCH 23, 2016

A group of upset citizens have organized around the proposed St. Andrews Firehall and Community Centre.  With property purchased via the last council the long waiting residents want action after South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft has slipped and slided on the promised facility. The mayor allegedly ducked one meeting with organizers who are calling for […]

South Stormont Doesn’t Show up for South Stormont News Trial MARCH 19, 2016

South Stormont Doesn’t Show up for South Stormont News Trial MARCH 19, 2016

When the plan to start the South Stormont News rolled forward it was simple and basic. Help promote the community and offer something that most communities its size don’t have any longer, a local news presence. The South Stormont News was incorporated in Ingleside.    A deal was struck for a one year contract to […]

Bernadette Clement Play for the Senate or Judgeship? March 19, 2016 LTE

Bernadette Clement  Play for the Senate or Judgeship?  March 19, 2016  LTE

Dear Editor,   Ever step into the kind of muck that takes hold of your foot — twist and turn, and you’re more stuck, and deeper in? And when you get loose, you’re minus a shoe, or there’s a clod of mud that won’t come off without a mess on your hands.   Stepping in […]

Corruption, Intimidation & Lying Will be Why I Recommend Closing TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig FEB 13, 2016

Corruption, Intimidation & Lying Will be Why I Recommend Closing TAG Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig FEB 13, 2016

A lot of good people have been hurt this year trying to save the City of Cornwall’s public art gallery.   From years of historic corruption, poor governance, and a lack of support in a community that is very very weak artistically the final insults to decency were delivered this week. It’s entrenched why this […]

Local Impact for Cornwall Ontario Tenders & Why Isn’t Ed Lumley Buying the Complex New Seats by Jamie Gilcig

Local Impact for Cornwall Ontario Tenders & Why Isn’t Ed Lumley Buying the Complex New Seats by Jamie Gilcig

I know.  What an odd picture to header a column, but then, this is an odd town with an ever odder City Council. The problem is the old adage, “You get the politicians you deserve.” After all, this is a town that over 4,000 people voted for Robert Brock Frost, and hardly anyone voted for […]

Yes Virgina, It’s Time to Stop the City Hall Led Boycott of CFN JAN 21, 2016

Yes Virgina, It’s Time to Stop the City Hall Led Boycott of CFN  JAN 21, 2016

10,000,000 is a very very large number.   Can you imagine the impact on Cornwall and area businesses if they had those impressions instead of through google ads? CFN had an early policy of not having digital ads as we wanted to focus on local, but due to a most likely illegal boycott led by […]

HOLY GILLES LATOUR! Details on Cornwall Ontario Rip Off King by Jamie Gilcig Jan 12, 2016

HOLY GILLES LATOUR!   Details on Cornwall Ontario Rip Off King by Jamie Gilcig Jan 12, 2016

Gilles Latour represents the very worst of the corruption that is so pervasive in Cornwall Ontario.    The bullying, the abuse, and back room wheeling and dealing.    The former President of Team Cornwall, and Liberal bag man for Bob Kilger and other prominent politicos is alleged to have not cooperated with the MFDA investigation […]

Is New EOHU Restaurant Sign Program a Weapon in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig JAN 1, 2016

Is New EOHU Restaurant Sign Program a Weapon in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig JAN 1, 2016

A new sign grading for local eateries goes into effect in 2016.    In theory it’s a great idea giving consumers a clear window via a Green card, inferring safety, yellow, and red for closed.    However in theory Communism is the best form of government which has never really worked out. The issue is […]

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 […]

Go Home Mohammed – More Cornwall Ontario Racism Highlighted in CBC Story of Girls Hockey Game

Go Home Mohammed – More Cornwall Ontario Racism Highlighted in CBC Story of Girls Hockey Game

I mulled over whether to write this story or not.    I get abused and attacked every time I highlight something negative about our city; even though what I write about is true. When I wrote about Swastikas in a local high school and used the R word it led to being legally bullied by […]

CFN Proven Correct on Waterfront Chem Tanks by MP Lauzon at Chamber Debate by Jamie Gilcig OCT 7, 2015

CFN Proven Correct on Waterfront Chem Tanks by MP Lauzon at Chamber Debate by Jamie Gilcig OCT 7, 2015

When CFN started to write about the Chem tanks and then expose former Mayor Kilger and his team at Economic Development team, and CAO for lying to the public about the chem tanks I personally was abused by certain members of the public and other media. (LINK TO ALL CFN CHEM TANK STORIES) Tonight at […]

What Makes a City Home by Jamie Gilcig – Thoughts on a Rainy Day in Cornwall OCT 1, 2015

What Makes a City Home by Jamie Gilcig  – Thoughts on a Rainy Day in Cornwall OCT 1, 2015

I had to drive into Montreal for a physical.  I’m very lucky, and have had the same amazing Doctor in Westmount since 1984.   I think it’s been ten years since he stopped accepting patients, and I’m forever grateful to the late Ivan Eaton for turning me onto a very special doctor. I was born […]

GSDL RFP Proves It’s Time to Clean House at City Hall in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

GSDL RFP Proves It’s Time to Clean House at City Hall in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

Monday night was a rarity for this council.   It did the right thing and rejected the recommdation from City Staff to give an Ottawa firm the pharmacy contract to Glen Stor Dun Lodge, or long term care facility. Previously it had been with local long time pharmacy Medical Arts before being switched over under […]

Kilger or O’Shaughnessy? Who’s the Better Mayor of Cornwall? POLL August 16, 2015

Kilger or O’Shaughnessy?  Who’s the Better Mayor of Cornwall?  POLL  August 16, 2015

I was chatting with a veteran Cornwall politico this week and the subject turned to a common one; whether current Cornwall mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy was an improvement over the man he defeated, Bob Kilger? This was after Les lost a key vote on hiring of fire fighters at Monday night’s council meeting.   I pointed […]