Open Mike by Mike Bedard: I think it is time for Bob Kilger to resign as Mayor!

Open Mike by Mike Bedard:  I think it is time for Bob Kilger to resign as Mayor!

CFN – Opportunity to improve the process or an Opportunity for the public to see the process isn’t being followed? Mayor Kilger is quoted as saying the following in the standard free-holder:   “I’m confident the process was respected for matters to be included in closed session, and I stand by it,” said Kilger.   […]

Councilor Rivette Complaints Stick as Cornwall City Council Deemed to Have Acted Improperly – April 20, 2012

Councilor Rivette Complaints Stick as Cornwall City Council Deemed to Have Acted Improperly – April 20, 2012

CFN –  You have to give CAO Paul Fitzpatrick kudos for timing.   Having been on sick leave now he’s missed the final budget mess in Cornwall that saw a 2% increase or roughly $1.4 Million dollars.  He’s vacationing in Hawaii according to an inside source from city hall. About the number that City Councilor […]

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Kilger Announces his Intent to Run for Re-Election & The Spin on Procedural By Law to Replace Elected Officials

Cornwall Ontario Mayor Kilger Announces his Intent to Run for Re-Election & The Spin on Procedural By Law to Replace Elected Officials

CFN – Bernadette Clement is known for her long speeches at council.   She’s studied well at the feet of Mayor Bob Kilger and while not as polished as the long time MP, has a way of using up minutes at council while saying very little of substance. Monday April 16th Council voted to replace […]

The Optics of Corruption and Incompetence or Cornwall City Council in Action – Meeting 4 PM at City Hall – April 16, 2012

The Optics of Corruption and Incompetence or Cornwall City Council in Action – Meeting 4 PM at City Hall – April 16, 2012

CFN –  Optics in Politics can be everything.  They can make you look bad, and they can make you look like the Cornwall City Council team and Clerk right now. Transparency and accountability are huge; especially in municipal politics.  Cornwall, which has less than 50,000 residents spends over $145M per year, directed by 10 councilors […]

Gambling on the Future of Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – April 15, 2012

Gambling on the Future of Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – April 15, 2012

CFN – With the Province of Ontario considering new locations for OPG Casinos the conversation has started again here in Cornwall. Cornwall is in a perfect strategic location for a Casino.  Morals debate aside, if you’re going to have a Casino in any city in this region, Cornwall is a choice location. Waterfront development will […]

Is this one of the reason’s O’Shaughnessy Resigned from Cornwall Ontario City Council? Or WTF! Is Going on With the Kilger Regime by Jamie Gilcig

Is this one of the reason’s O’Shaughnessy Resigned from Cornwall Ontario City Council? Or WTF! Is Going on With the Kilger Regime by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – Councilor Glen Grant ate his Wheaties Monday night at council as even he, one of the longest tenured councilors was boggled by the stunt pulled by a sub-committee in changing City By-law 2010-93 which would allow the Mayor/Council to fill a vacancy on council by appointment instead of as is clearly stated in […]

Diane Shay Lawyer Fay Brunning in Cornwall Ontario to Address Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Meeting – April 11, 2012

Diane Shay Lawyer Fay Brunning in Cornwall Ontario to Address Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Meeting – April 11, 2012

CFN –  Cornwall Ontario’s CAO Paul Fitzpatrick’s fave Lawyer, Fay Brunning was in town to speak at a local meeting of the Registered Nurses  Association of Ontario meeting at a local eatery. The topic?  Elder Abuse and the challenges nurses have to deal with especially when their oaths and duties to their patients can potentially come […]

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell First Words to CFN Since Being Elected – VIDEO – April 11, 2012

SD&G MPP Jim McDonell First Words to CFN Since Being Elected – VIDEO – April 11, 2012

CFN – A small meeting took place at the Ramada Inn this afternoon in Cornwall.   Economic Mucky Muck Mark Boileau, businessman and developer Eric Lange, and a couple other dignitaries joined MPP Jim McDonell in a closed private meeting. Media were kept 20 minutes late waiting for the doors to open before Mr. McDonell granted a […]

BREAKING – Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Leslie O’Shaughnessy RESIGNS – April 3, 2012

BREAKING – Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Leslie O’Shaughnessy RESIGNS – April 3, 2012

CFN –  Cornwall Ontario suffered a great loss today as Councilor Leslie O’Shaughnessy resigned from council a midst the strife and undertow of countless in camera meetings.   His voice was one of the strongest and loudest against the corruption the is rife at council and resulted in bloated amounts of money spent on litigation and settlements […]

The Difference between Winners & Losers is how they deal with ADVERSITY! April 2, 2012

The Difference between Winners & Losers is how they deal with ADVERSITY!  April 2, 2012

CFN –   Hi!    Welcome to our new site design.   It’s been in the works for quite awhile and isn’t quite finished. It’s been an interesting weekend.  An act of faith.  Trying to take over 5,000 stories, 7,000 images, and far too many words and take them from one piece of software and […]

Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital Bilingual Staffing Policy Protest Grows – March 30, 2012

Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital Bilingual Staffing Policy Protest Grows – March 30, 2012

CFN – An interesting evening Wednesday after council as I sat in on a meeting of nurses and supporters of the CCH Bilingual Staff policy protest here in Cornwall. Nurse Christopher Cameron’s petition is now closing in on the 3,000 signature mark and it’s uncovering some hidden undercurrents at CCH.  It’s becoming more than just […]

Cornwall City Council Disconnect as Taxes Jump 1.51 % Or my weirdest Council meeting ever by Jamie Gilcig – March 29, 2012

Cornwall City Council Disconnect as Taxes Jump 1.51 % Or my weirdest Council meeting ever by Jamie Gilcig – March 29, 2012

CFN –   Such an odd meeting of Cornwall City Council?     There was a near total disconnect with the voters, a total disconnect with why the tax increase was needed, and this oddly marvelous, but disengenous embracing of the fine art of debate around the council table. Cornwall has in camera meetings before […]

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