It’s Time to Let St. Lawrence College Run It’s Own Auditorium in Cornwall. By Jamie Gilcig 113017

It’s Time to Let St. Lawrence College Run It’s Own Auditorium in Cornwall.  By Jamie Gilcig 113017

Cornwall Ontario –   Cornwall City Council let it’s 36 year old public art gallery die.   It’s funding cut off to ZERO with many stating that it was dirty politics because of councilors like David Murphy & Bernadette Clement, along with Carilyne Hebert and Elaine MacDonald who actually broke the law while on its board and […]

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 […]

Restaurants Canada RAISE THE BAR Report Cites High Priced Alcohol 110717

Restaurants Canada RAISE THE BAR Report Cites High Priced Alcohol 110717

Canada’s high-priced beer, wine and spirits hard to swallow “Raise the Bar” report card calls on Ottawa and provinces to improve pricing, taxation and interprovincial trade   TORONTO, Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — High prices, unfair taxation and outdated rules continue to frustrate Canada’s bar and restaurant owners. Those are the findings of the latest Raise the […]

Cornwall Police 2018 Budget Hike to Push Daily Rate Over $51K for Policing!! 110217

Cornwall Police 2018 Budget Hike to Push Daily Rate Over $51K for Policing!!  110217

The Cornwall Community Police Service board are asking for a 1.56 per cent increase for 2018. Retiring Chief Dan Parkinson submitted the proposal to the board Wednesday during the monthly Police board meeting which would bring the 2018 total to a WHOPPING $18,669,015 or $51, 147. 99 per day!  The CCPS still is not disclosing […]

Hugo Rodrigues Pandering to Cornwall Over Wasted Amazon HQ2 Bid by Gilcig 102817

Hugo Rodrigues Pandering to Cornwall Over Wasted Amazon HQ2 Bid by Gilcig 102817

Cornwall Ontario –   It’s tough being number one sometimes.  It means the jealous kids won’t play with you much; at least the underdeveloped and really immature ones. For example I have a lot of media peers outside of Cornwall that I get along with, and even sometimes collaborate with, but not here in Cornwall.   When […]

CUPE Turns Up Heat in Cornwall as Prez To Attend Cornwall Council Protest 102317

CUPE Turns Up Heat in Cornwall as Prez To Attend Cornwall Council Protest 102317

CUPE Ontario president joins Cornwall’s municipal workers in defending quality of city’s services   CORNWALL, ON – The president of CUPE Ontario will join Cornwall’s municipal workers this evening and urge them to continue standing up for high-quality public services in the city.   President Fred Hahn will address a rally by Canadian Union of Public […]

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 […]

Amazon PR Stunt by Bob Peters Highlights Reason for Change in Economic Dev092117

Amazon PR Stunt by Bob Peters Highlights Reason for Change in Economic Dev092117

Cornwall Ontario –  Economic Development is one of the biggest envelopes in the City of Cornwall’s budget.  It also now entails tourism. Sadly, under the reign of Mark Boileau & Bob Peters it’s been an underperforming joke.  Oddly enough Boileau was promoted up and Peters was given tourism and some outside agencies; IE more responsibility. […]

It’s Time to Rethink the Cornwall Regional Airport – by Jamie Gilcig 091517

It’s Time to Rethink the Cornwall Regional Airport – by Jamie Gilcig 091517

Cornwall Ontario – The City and Township of South Glengarry are about to review a report from a consultant about the Cornwall Regional Airport. After reading the report this writer is stunned at the money pit that it’s been for taxpayers of Cornwall, and how badly the file has been handled. Simply put, the current […]

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 […]

Cornwall Councilor Mark Macdonald Warns Over Fire Costs & Taxes Going Up 081317

Cornwall Councilor Mark Macdonald Warns Over Fire Costs & Taxes Going Up 081317

The Fire Master Plan deals directly with our “needs” and this not one of them.  This is one of a number of issues that should be addressed by the new FMP Committee. The FMP points out very clearly that our citizens would be safer and better served if our fire service was meeting our basic […]

Brad D Eamer of Cornwall Wants City to Switch to OPP JAN 26, 2017

Brad D Eamer of Cornwall Wants City to Switch to OPP  JAN 26, 2017

To the Editor . Once again we watch helplessly as our City Council wrestles with our 2017 budget. This city is so desperate to save money that anything and everything is on the table, and rightly so. Council cuts a few thousand here and there, but can’t seem to address the really big budget items. […]

Cornwall Mayor All Wet Over 2017 Water Bill Hikes by Jamie Gilcig DEC 14, 2016

Cornwall Mayor All Wet Over 2017 Water Bill Hikes by Jamie Gilcig DEC 14, 2016

Cornwall Ontario –   Privately a few councilors have expressed frustration with this current council as there are some pretty clear blocks when it comes to voting. Conflict of Interest Queen Elaine MacDonald leads the pack.   You have to remember that while the person that mops the floor at City Hall can’t run for […]

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

Hugo is Right – Cornwall City Council Should Not be Delaying Budget by Jamie Gilcig DEC 11, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO –  Unlike Hugo “The Hack” Rodrigues at the Freeholder, I’m not afraid to give someone credit when credit is due.  Nor do I not mention their name like a silly silly petty person. His Friday editorial hits the nail on the head. Instead of dealing with the adversity of the budget for Cornwall […]

Budget Time Highlights Failure of Council in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig DEC 6, 2016

Budget Time Highlights Failure of Council in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig DEC 6, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – In business if you consistently make bad decision you end up shutting down.  Just ask Bryan Merkley. However when it comes to the public purse the cash never stops flowing. There are tipping points and Cornwall has been redlining for awhile now. Denis Carr is back in his seat as budget committee […]