What’s Biting Hugo’s Bum & The Return of Denis Carr to Council by Jamie Gilcig NOV 11, 2015

What’s Biting Hugo’s Bum & The Return of Denis Carr to Council by Jamie Gilcig NOV 11, 2015

You ever see someone and you know that either they aren’t sleeping, are about to lose their job, or simply aren’t getting enough TLC? Hugo Rodrigues, editor of the Standard Freeholder, has been on the warpath of late.   We here call it “Gilcig very very lite.” The biggest difference is that I tend to […]

CFN to Keep Comments Section Open After Standard Freeholder Shuts Local Comments Down – APRIL 29, 2015

CFN to Keep Comments Section Open After Standard Freeholder Shuts Local Comments Down – APRIL 29, 2015

CFN – In a not so surprising move the Standard Freeholder today announced that it would no longer allow comments for local stories. Comments are a huge topic for media.  On the positive they can truly move a story forward and add valuable debate and information.  On the negative they can tend to turn into […]

Standard Freeholder VS Mayor Jim Bancroft? How High Will Taxes Rise in South Stormont in 2015? by Jamie Gilcig

Standard Freeholder VS Mayor Jim Bancroft?  How High Will Taxes Rise in South Stormont in 2015? by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – A simple first paragraph of  a news story has set off a fire storm of controversy between South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft and his council and the Standard Freeholder. “A need to set aside money for reserves to help pay for future projects is driving a 12.2% increase in the amount of […]

CFN & SSN Issue ALS Ad Challenge to TC Media (SEAWAY NEWS) & Sun Media (Standard Freeholder) Aug 26, 2014

CFN & SSN Issue ALS Ad Challenge to TC Media (SEAWAY NEWS) & Sun Media (Standard Freeholder) Aug 26, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario –  I hate fake.  I hate fake flowers. I hate fake stuff.  Mostly I really am not a fan of fake people and fake spin; especially when it’s petty. Yesterday some very silly persons appearing to lack personal integrity tried to showboat with an ALS Ice Bucket challenge. It was petty and frankly […]

Local Media Cheapen ALS Challenge in Cornwall Ontario by Playing Petty Politics – Aug 25, 2014

Local Media Cheapen ALS Challenge in Cornwall Ontario by Playing Petty Politics – Aug 25, 2014

(photo:facebook) CORNWALL Ontario – Imagine using ALS as a cause to play petty small town politics?   That’s exactly what some media outlets did in Cornwall Ontario today. Many across social media are using the ALS challenge for the right reasons of raising awareness; but many are also using it to self promote. We at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Message from Garden Girl Regarding Comment in Standard Freeholder – May 16, 2014

Special Message from Garden Girl Regarding Comment in Standard Freeholder – May 16, 2014

CFN – It was recently brought to my attention that a person commenting on the Cornwall Standard Freeholder site is using the moniker “gardengirl13”. I am not sure if this is on purpose or not, I choose to believe the party is innocent until proven guilty, but it deeply offends me that “gardengirl13” did not […]

Why would Hugo Rodrigues of the Freeholder & CAJ Publish A Political Smear LTE by Jamie Gilcig

Why would Hugo Rodrigues of the Freeholder & CAJ Publish A Political Smear LTE by Jamie Gilcig

(Photo:Facebook) CORNWALL Ontario – Hugo Rodrigues is new to Cornwall; but he certainly isn’t new to journalism.  Besides now being the Editor in Chief of the oldest newspaper in Cornwall Mr. Rodrigues is the National President at the CAJ Canadian Association of Journalists. You would think that he, more than your average journo, would care more […]

Dear Todd Lihou – If you’re going to write about numbers maybe actually use numbers? CFN Feb Stats!

Dear Todd Lihou – If you’re going to write about numbers maybe actually use numbers?  CFN Feb Stats!

CORNWALL Ontario –  That wacky Todd Lihou of the Seaway News has been caught telling Porkies again. Mr. Lihou wrote a column spouting how awesome the Seaway News is numerically speaking only he didn’t really give out numbers.  He just congratulated his paper while mentioning some limp stories. Frankly if you’re going to talk numbers […]

Standard Free Holder Held Accountable by Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Over St. Regis Drunk Slur

Standard Free Holder Held Accountable by Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Over St. Regis Drunk Slur

Akwesasne – On September 16th, 2013, the Standard Freeholder ran an article that used derogatory language towards the Mohawks of Akwesasne.  The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) received numerous complaints from community members and a request for Council to respond.  In very clear terms, Council issued a Letter to the Editor that articulated the ignorance […]