Letter to the Editor – Harry Valentine Challenges Gilcig Mayoralty Platform – June 30, 2014

Letter to the Editor – Harry Valentine Challenges Gilcig Mayoralty Platform – June 30, 2014

TO: Jamie   I read with interest your promise, if elected to public office, to attract $25/hour jobs to Cornwall. I will urge you re-consider such a promise given that the North American economy is in a mess. The US-dollar is the world’s reserve currency and unless US lawmakers drastically reduce their spending on defense […]

Hugo Hugo Hugo – Freeholder Editor & CAJ Director Kvetches About Corus Cornwall News Room Shut Down by Jamie Gilcig

Hugo Hugo Hugo – Freeholder Editor & CAJ Director Kvetches About Corus Cornwall News Room Shut Down by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario –  For a new comer Hugo Rodrigues, editor of the Standard Freeholder and poobah at the Canadian Association of Journalists is upset.  He’s mad.  He’s talking radio licenses.   He’s not happy that Corus radio shut down their newsroom in Cornwall terminating three jobs. I agree with him.  Local news is suffering in […]

Will Leslie O’Shaughnessy Run Against Bob Kilger in Cornwall Ontario Mayoralty Race by Jamie Gilcig – June 29, 2014

Will Leslie O’Shaughnessy Run Against Bob Kilger in Cornwall Ontario Mayoralty Race by Jamie Gilcig – June 29, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Will he or won’t he?  That’s the question that many are asking after Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger finally put his name on the dotted line and registered to run for a their term.    The “he” in question is former Councilor Leslie O’Shaughnessy who resigned from council this past term under a […]

Enough With Consultants – This Is the Way to Go to Decide Council Salary by Jamie Gilcig

Enough With Consultants – This Is the Way to Go to Decide Council Salary by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – What should we pay our mayor and council in Cornwall?  Clearly their salaries are low and some might say you get what you pay for. There are some, like Bernadette Clement, that spend mightily to get elected and clearly are using the role of Councilor as a stepping stone for either higher […]

Jamie Gilcig Election Blog – My Three Core Truths For Cornwall

Jamie Gilcig Election Blog – My Three Core Truths For Cornwall

Taxes, taxes, taxes!    The next election will have a lot of chafe and mayhem; but the bottom line will be about taxes. Under Bob Kilger taxes have gone up insanely now for eight years; mostly to cover the costs of scandals, poor management and a lack of vision, and to essentially not only keep […]

Cornwall Mayor Robert Bob Kilger Finally Puts His Name Forward to Run as Mayor for Third Term – June 25, 2014

Cornwall Mayor Robert Bob Kilger Finally Puts His Name Forward to Run as Mayor for Third Term – June 25, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Robert “Bob” Kilger finally put his papers in and will be running for mayor which means I finally have someone to campaign against! After several false starts and predictions of running the two term mayor signed on the dotted line to ask voters for a third chance to lead the city. This […]

Did Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger Kill thecornwalldaily.com ? by Jamie Gilcig UPDATED

Did Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger Kill thecornwalldaily.com ?   by Jamie Gilcig  UPDATED

CORNWALL Ontario –  Today Corus Radio shut down The Cornwall Daily.com; essentially cutting down its local newsroom in Cornwall.    Three jobs were lost including,most likely, news director Bill Kingston who also represented the station as a member of the board of the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce; a position he’d have to step […]

Why Won’t Crown Jennifer Burke Drop my Police Charges After Production Order Show I Never Made Phone Calls? by Jamie Gilcig

Why Won’t Crown Jennifer Burke Drop my Police Charges After Production Order Show I Never Made Phone Calls? by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – Imagine a phone ringing in the blackness of night.   You fumble for it and it’s the police.   Shaking sleep from your conscious you’re told that you’ve committed a crime. After shaking my head clear and digesting the call from Cst. McGregor of the Cornwall Police Service that night of February […]

Op Ed to Hugo Rodrigues Move on, South Stormont Commentary in the Standard Freeholder – June 21, 2014

Op Ed to Hugo Rodrigues Move on, South Stormont Commentary in the Standard Freeholder – June 21, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Standard Freeholder editor Hugo Rodrigues is a bright man.  In addition to being the editor of Cornwall’s oldest newspaper he is also the Director of the Canadian Association of Journalists which many would consider means that he performs to higher standards than say…..Todd Lihou of the Seaway News? His latest opus is […]

What Will it Take to Get the City of Cornwall To Support Local Business by Jamie Gilcig

What Will it Take to Get the City of Cornwall To Support Local Business by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – One of the things that few people know about me is that I’m agoraphobic.  IE I have fear of crowds and in particular speaking in front of crowds. I know; it’s nuts;but there’s something magical about challenging our fears that amps me up. I used to joke about being a macho hypochondriac; […]

Honesty? In an Ontario Election? As the Dust Settles on Tim Hudak and the PC’s by Jamie Gilcig

Honesty?  In an Ontario Election?  As the Dust Settles on Tim Hudak and the PC’s by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – So the dust is settling on the 2014 Ontario Election.   Many Conservatives are crying foul and uttering complaints that Ontario voters are in fact nuts! They can’t believe that Premier Wynne won a MAJORITY for the scandal ridden former McGuinty Liberals.    Frankly I’m shocked myself. The sole blame has to be […]

Will Chicken Bob Kilger Cross the Road And Enter the Mayoralty Race in Cornwall Ontario? June 10, 2014

Will Chicken Bob Kilger Cross the Road And Enter the Mayoralty Race in Cornwall Ontario? June 10, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Pat Finucan confirmed to CFN that he will be Mayor Bob Kilger’s campaign manager for re-election.   He also confirmed that he would not step down as Chair of the Police Board while doing so.  He said he spoke to someone; although he didn’t state who that someone was? . Maybe it […]

Gilcig Election Blog – I Pull My Pillar of Switching to the OPP After the OPPA Political Ad

Gilcig Election Blog – I Pull My Pillar of Switching to the OPP After the OPPA Political Ad

We live in a world that has become far too politicized.   And I’m writing this in my election blog! Early this week the OPPA decided to loudly get into the election fray by commissioning and buying advertising to run an attack ad against Tim Hudak. Now most CFN viewers know  I’m no fan of […]

CFN Coming to Print in July! Book Your Ad Early! CLICK FOR DETAILS! June 2, 2014

CFN Coming to Print in July!  Book Your Ad Early!  CLICK FOR DETAILS! June 2, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – We had such a great experience printing The South Stormont News that we are about to move forward in July with the CFN print edition! It’s been a long time coming, and gives us a chance to expand our coverage and try a few new things.    For some in our audience […]

It’s Time for Recall Legislation in Ontario & Electoral Reform by Jamie Gilcig – June 2, 2014

It’s Time for Recall Legislation in Ontario & Electoral Reform by Jamie Gilcig – June 2, 2014

CFN – There’s a meme floating around social media.  It’s kinda interesting as I think it really encapsulates the reality of apathetic voting; especially here in Canada. Recently on CFN we’ve had a few posters proudly blarble about how they refuse to vote which frankly is scary and sounds like they’ve been sucking on way […]