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 […]

Cornwall Ontario Heckled & May Lose It’s Largest Newspaper by Jamie Gilcig DEC 5, 2016

Cornwall Ontario Heckled & May Lose It’s Largest Newspaper by Jamie Gilcig DEC 5, 2016

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Starting CFN in 2009 has been an amazing experience.   It’s been brutal in many ways exposing the darkest sides of any community I’ve ever seen not in a cheap tv series or movie. While by far my experience with people in this town has been pleasant, it’s been mostly that on […]

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 […]

Dupelle or Murphy for Mayor in 2018? Who would you vote for by Jamie Gilcig AUG 28, 2015

Dupelle or Murphy for Mayor in 2018?  Who would you vote for by Jamie Gilcig AUG 28, 2015

As we prep our report card for council for the first half of 2015 there was some discussion about who will run for mayor possibly and who may or may not run for council from this motley group? The buzz is that there’s a chance of a duel between Councilors Maurice Dupelle & David Murphy. […]

City Has Chance to Show Positive Leadership in Rink Cash Decisions for Colts & River Kings by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 21, 2015

City Has Chance to Show Positive Leadership in Rink Cash Decisions for Colts & River Kings by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 21, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Council and management have a chance to show some leadership and do something positive as it’s that time to decide on what to do with our hockey rink contracts. Right now the Cornwall Colts have a ridiculous arrangement where they get subsidized by the city and get the ad revenue from the Civic […]

Maybe Cornwall City Council Should Go to the Dogs Or Is the City Paying Conflict of Interest Legal Bills by Jamie Gilcig – MONDAY June 15, 2015

Maybe Cornwall City Council Should Go to the Dogs Or Is the City Paying Conflict of Interest Legal Bills by Jamie Gilcig – MONDAY June 15, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Apologies for not writing as much as I normally do for the last while.    I was in mourning. My beloved dog Melly passed away a week ago Saturday. She was one of the greatest relationships in my life.    She was always there, and always will be.  Sadly she succumbed to […]

OP ED – Hugo By Elections Are the Rarity – Not the Norm by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 10, 2015

OP ED – Hugo By Elections Are the Rarity – Not the Norm by Jamie Gilcig  JUNE 10, 2015

Hugo, Hugo, Hugo….  The Freeholder editor took on the question of whether to replace an elected official or hold a bye election.  He cited the Brock Frost drama, but omitted to mention the Conflict of Interest lawsuit pending Mayor O’Shaughnessy, and Councilors Hebert and MacDonald. The irony is that some or all of those three […]

The Worst List in Cornwall for 2015 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS April 4, 2015

The Worst List in Cornwall for 2015 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS April 4, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  CFN is putting together a list of the top, or perhaps bottom, list of people in our amazing city.  These are the self serving nasties that hold our community back and discredit us again, and again, but for mystic (or not so mystic) reasons are still allowed to play outside unattended or […]

Cornwall Ontario Budget Committee Bad Theatre by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 14,2015 #cwlpoli #tagca

Cornwall Ontario Budget Committee Bad Theatre by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 14,2015  #cwlpoli #tagca

CORNWALL Ontario –  The Seaway News editor Todd Lihou was all goo goo over praise given to the paper along with The Freeholder and Cornwall Newswatch. He doesn’t  get why they get that praise.  During the budget process, of which Ms Clement is the chair, the city has been given a near free pass. The […]

I Actually Took the Weekend Off by Jamie Gilcig – Deep Thoughts Covered by February Snow

I Actually Took the Weekend Off by Jamie Gilcig – Deep Thoughts Covered by February Snow

CFN – I accidentally took this weekend off.   I  really did.  It was odd.  It was kinda wonderful.  My critters were happy.  My girl friend was happy.   I was even kinda happy, or at least a bit rested. I napped.  I watched Nashville on Netflix.   I chatted with some friends I hadn’t […]

No Winterfest in Cornwall for 2015 Thanks to Volunteer Board Not Being Inclusive by Jamie Gilcig

No Winterfest in Cornwall for 2015 Thanks to Volunteer Board Not Being Inclusive by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – One of the biggest issues I focused on during the municipal election was the need to change the culture of Cornwall. We needed to stop running the city like it was a closed shop and be more inclusive, especially when it involved the public or tax payers. Sadly Winterfest will not occur […]

So Who Will We Vote for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario in 2018? Has the Race Started by Jamie Gilcig – 27/12/14

So Who Will  We Vote for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario in 2018?  Has the Race Started by Jamie Gilcig – 27/12/14

CORNWALL Ontario – They say election runs start the minute after election results occur. Our city just saw some major change.  A corrupt mayor and some of his cronies were dumped.  Clearly local voters wanted change to varying degrees.   There are a lot of new faces and of course their agendas will become more […]

CFN Municipal Candidate Reviews For Cornwall McDONALD MURPHY CLEMENT HEBERT DUPELLE

CFN Municipal Candidate Reviews For Cornwall McDONALD MURPHY CLEMENT HEBERT DUPELLE

CFN is reviewing and rating local candidates this election instead of endorsing. Our next candidates for review are  Mark A MacDonald, David Murphy, Bernadette Clement, Carilyne Hebert, and Maurice Dupelle. Mark A MacDonald is back on the attack.  He fought for many issues over the last four years.   Many had suggested that he run […]

Not a Single Vote for Incumbents in Cornwall After Latest Whistle Blower by Jamie Gilcig

Not a Single Vote for Incumbents in Cornwall After Latest Whistle Blower by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – There are 12 people that owe the truth to the people of Cornwall.   Bob Kilger, Elaine MacDonald, Syd Gardiner, Maurice Dupelle, Andre Rivette, Leslie O’Shaughnessy, Denis Carr, Denis Thibault, Bernadette Clement, David Murphy,  Glen Grant, and yes, Gerry Samson owe the people of Cornwall some answers. Julie Johnston, a registered nurse […]

CFN asks the Cornwall Council Candidates – Would you Rescind the Outrageous Council Pay Hike? POLL

CFN asks the Cornwall Council Candidates – Would you Rescind the Outrageous Council Pay Hike?  POLL

CORNWALL Ontario – Last week CFN sent a query to all those officially running for council regarding the voted upon pay hike for elected officials at the last Council meeting. The raise was severe and many residents have voted their outrage at having such increases including those union staff asked to show restraint and accept […]

Did David Murphy & Bob Kilger Kill The Cornwall River Kings? Is Benson’s an Owner of the Colts?

Did David Murphy & Bob Kilger Kill The Cornwall River Kings?   Is Benson’s an Owner of the Colts?

CORNWALL Ontario  –  Alas the River Kings, we knew them well. That David Murphy is quite a guy.  He likes to sound like a game show host, but he also appears to be a  string puller in the background using his clout at City Hall and with the Benson Group. As a matter of fact […]