Bank of Montreal Arts Centre in Cornwall Will be an Election Issue by Jamie Gilcig 062718

Bank of Montreal Arts Centre in Cornwall Will be an Election Issue by Jamie Gilcig 062718

Cornwall Ontario – What a weird group around the council table Cornwall has.    It’s odd, as though some on council have brain function issues….or simply are trying to copy Brockville. Brockville’s art centre renovated an old theatre; with much public money, into a stunning and lovely facility that is a gem and attraction for […]

SIU Closes Investigation of Cornwall Police #CCPS That was Never Reported from May 2018 – 061818

SIU Closes Investigation of Cornwall Police #CCPS  That was Never Reported from May 2018 – 061818

Editor’s Note – This incident wasn’t reported by the CCPS or SIU when it occurred.   The SIU is only reporting its closure of its investigation because the injury wasn’t deemed serious enough.  It is not an exoneration or statement of innocence or guilt. We media, nor the public at large,  would know about this event […]

Bob Peters & Cornwall Miss Out on Amazon Distribution Centre That Lands in Ottawa 061818

Bob Peters & Cornwall Miss Out on Amazon Distribution Centre That Lands in Ottawa 061818

Cornwall Ontario –  Bob Peters swung and missed again for the River City it seems, or he may not even have swung the bat?  The Economically Developmentally challenged poobah used public resources to make a splash in applying to have Amazon have it’s HQ2 in Cornwall which was farcical, but made nary a peep about […]

CUPE Workers in Cornwall Set to Return to Work Tuesday JUNE 12, 2018

CUPE Workers in Cornwall Set to Return to Work Tuesday JUNE 12, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –   CUPE sent out a release today. The four CUPE locals who have been on strike in Cornwall have each ratified their tentative agreements.  Assuming City Council and the Library Board both ratify from management’s side today, people will return to work on Tuesday. Oddly enough more questions are being asked now than […]

CUPE Releases Video Backstabbing Lib Ed Min Hunter in York U Strike 060518

CUPE Releases Video Backstabbing Lib Ed Min Hunter in York U Strike 060518

Cornwall Ontario – The NDP released a video purporting to include a statement from Liberal Education Minister Mitzie Hunter in which the Minister clearly states that the Wynne Government would not use back to work legislation to CUPE. Of course the question is how this CUPE recording ended up in the NDP hands? Or as […]

Rivette Drops Bomb in CUPE Strike – Blames CAO Adams & Geoff Clarke MURPHY Supports Leave Pullback

Rivette Drops Bomb in CUPE Strike – Blames CAO Adams & Geoff Clarke MURPHY Supports Leave Pullback

Cornwall Ontario – The buzz finally hit the page as Cornwall City Councilor Andre Rivette leaked to the CBC and then confirmed with CFN,  that the issue that led to the CUPE strike is the city asking the union to move from 100% of wages for up to 17 weeks per year of short term […]

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Eastern Ontario Municipal Candidate Seminar MAY 24th BEST WESTERN Cornwall CLICK FOR DETAILS

Running for office is a major life decision. You are putting yourself out into the public eye to serve your community. There are many challenges. Whether you’re a rookie or experienced,  the two sessions of this seminar have something to add to your arsenal of tools and help you not only get elected, but serve […]

Not Running for Office Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – by Jamie Gilcig 050318

Not Running for Office Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – by Jamie Gilcig 050318

Cornwall Ontario –  Running for office isn’t the only way to help a community.  For many it’s a vain ego thing.  I just turned down a new provincial party looking for a local candidate.   Looking around the table here in Council there really are only 1 or 2 that truly get what being a councilor […]

5 Reasons Why David Murphy is Unfit to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 050218

5 Reasons Why David Murphy is Unfit to Run for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 050218

Cornwall Ontario – Like the fat kid chasing after the ice cream truck to be first in line conflicted Cornwall City David Murphy registered to run for Mayor on the first day possible. It was no surprise to many including the #metoo women he hit on while teaching at St. Lawrence College or local barmaids. […]

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Submits Tax Reduction Plan to Council & Staff 042718

Cornwall City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Submits Tax Reduction Plan to Council & Staff 042718

Cornwall Ontario –   City Councilor Mark A MacDonald who has come under fire for pointing out the obvious, that which has inflamed the fiscal burden on the city’s budget might be where Cornwall has to look to find solutions, has come out with an intriguing and positive proposal which he’s released to city staff, council, […]

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –  It can be bewildering sitting in a council meeting in Cornwall.  Monday night was first one in about three years, but more about that in a later editorial. Monday night we were treated to a presentation of information from Transport Canada that any journalist or city staffer could’ve had the same answers […]

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

Cornwall Ontario –   Our city councilor here in Cornwall, Claude McIntosh,  actually once wrote about me having to do all the jobs here at CFN as though it were something to be embarrassed about or amateur.   Of course he’s participated on a City Council that boycotts this newspaper and in fact his last column,  after […]

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Calls Out CAG Councilors as 2 Faced HYPOCRITES 041118

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Mark A MacDonald Calls Out CAG Councilors as 2 Faced HYPOCRITES 041118

Cornwall Ontario –  An incensed Cornwall Ontario City Councilor, Mark A MacDonald, sent an angry email from his vacation in Barbados over a budget committee vote for a tax hike of nearly 5% for 2018 to council and the media this afternoon!   At the root of his tirade was the Community Action Group (CAG) […]

1st Column on CFN for Wendy the Weed Witch! Medical Marijuana & More! 041018

1st Column on CFN for Wendy the Weed Witch!  Medical Marijuana & More! 041018

Cornwall Ontario – Good day everyone, I’m  “Wendy the Weed Witch” and I’m excited to entertain and at least give some guidance regarding medicinal marijuana. A word of caution; as a patient, I tend to use common sense logic and am brutally honest as to the bullshit surrounding medicinal marijuana. For the first time legally, […]

Homestead Organics in Morrisburg to CLOSE – Sale @ Retail Store STARTS Monday APRIL 9, 2018

Homestead Organics in Morrisburg to CLOSE – Sale @ Retail Store STARTS Monday APRIL 9, 2018

Cornwall Ontario – One of the areas most successful agri businesses is closing after nearly 30 years of being in business. From its mill in Berwick Homestead Organics expanded into the facility in Morrisburg and at their peak employed over 25.  18 people will lose their employment. Our 25th Anniversary interview with Tom Manley before […]

CFN 1 on 1 with Ontario PC Leader DOUG FORD April 6, 2018

CFN 1 on 1 with Ontario PC Leader DOUG FORD April 6, 2018

Cornwall Ontario – Usually Cornwall doesn’t get much attention from political leaders in Ontario.  At best it’s usually some glad handing at closed riding association events which was why it was nice that PC leader Doug Ford and his team gave CFN some one on one time via telephone Thursday. In a most unusual election […]

Was Brock Frost a Police Informant While Sitting on Council in Cornwall Ontario? 040418

Was Brock Frost a Police Informant While Sitting on Council in Cornwall Ontario?  040418

Cornwall Ontario – Multiple sources are now identifying former Cornwall City Councilor Robert Brock Frost as a police informant for the CCPS and other police services. Three sources have fingered the Columbian challenged former councilor,  in particular to the Mike Logan cocaine bust and the Cedars on Wheels bust right across the street from the […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario – There are rules for In Camera meetings for a reason.    Past councils of Cornwall, including many current members have been sanctioned for violating them in the past. Now apparently they simply are trying to rewrite their rule book putting all the pressure on Clerk Manon Levesque which sadly will only lead […]