Happy 70th Birthday to the Roxy (Port) Theatre in Cornwall Ontario – December 26th, 2011

CFN –   Not too many businesses survive 70 years.   Especially not here in Cornwall.   While the old girl is limping; the Port Theatre, originally known as The Roxy is still surviving! The Roxy had four staff on the floor on opening night; Doris Lalonde Usherette; Mrs. Yvonne Whitingham Usherette; Esther Fingold Cashier, […]

There’s more to Coffee than you think – New Study Shows Cancer Fighting impact – Coffey’s Coffee, Custom Coffee Roaster – Ingleside Ontario

There’s more to Coffee than you think – New Study Shows Cancer Fighting impact – Coffey’s Coffee, Custom Coffee Roaster – Ingleside Ontario

CFN – I am not used to promoting myself in such a direct way but the boss (Jamie) tells me that after all the articles that I have written promoting other businesses that I should put my modesty aside and highlight my own. . Aside from having an interest in this on-line newspaper, I am […]

Our Cornwall Free News Photo of the Day and Christmas Wishes from Editor Jamie Gilcig – December 25, 2011

CFN – That’s a lovely Christmas photo from area photog Calvin Hanson.  I can’t think of a better Cornwall Free News photo of the day for this Christmas Day 2011! If you wish to submit your Photo or video of the day email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com Christmas is a time to make wishes too and […]

Komorowski’s Korner – Ezra Levant and the Ethics & Politics of Oil – December 23, 2011

CFN – Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with his government, owe sophist (someone who argues with shrewd but intentionally fallacious reasoning) Ezra Levant a star columnist for Sun Media and the Glenn Beck Fox News North) big time, and are starting to repay the debt. Levant’s whole career has been tied to or sponsored by […]

Open Letter to Stephen Harper from Eduard Hiebert of St. Francois Xavier Manitoba December 23, 2011

Dear PM Stephen Harper: Today, the very day after September 11, like exactly 10 years ago, with a deep and abiding concern for the future, I sent the letter below then, as today, to the PM of Canada! While the letter is an historical fact, it is also very relevant today as I extend my […]

Dear Mayor Kilger – Response to Cornwall Ontario Mayor’s LTE – December 22, 2011

Dear Mayor Kilger – Response to Cornwall Ontario Mayor’s LTE – December 22, 2011

With all due respect your worship there seems to be a kaleidoscope of  confusion regarding the city of Cornwall under your current mandate? The Diane Shaye case, along with a few other cases including suggestions of heavy handed media targeted at council and the CAO.    Tax payers and Ms Shaye and her sister perchance might not […]

Letter to the Editor – Mark A MacDonald wants the Old General Hospital to become a Permanent Long Term Care Facility – Cornwall Ontario – December 22, 2011

Dear Editor: Getting funding for our health services, especially for the elderly and those less fortunate, is going to be a major challenge in the future. The old General Hospital is presently an “Interim Long Care Facility” and with lengthy delays for long term health care, affordable assisted living and accessible housing there is no way […]

Your Police Blotter for the Cornwall Ontario area for Thursday December 22, 2011.

CFN – Here is your Police Blotter for the Cornwall Ontario area for Thursday December 22, 2011. THEFT               Cornwall, ON- Joseph Allen Johnson, 45 of Cornwall was arrested on the 21st of December, 2011. It is alleged that on the 4th of October, 2011 he removed money from a 56 year-old acquaintance. Police were contacted and […]

Letter to the Editor – Mayor of Cornwall Ontario Bob Kilger on City’s Advertising Policy – December 22, 2011

  Dear Editor,  I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify City Council’s recent decision regarding the establishment of an advertising policy.  There have been some misguided suggestions that this is an attempt to censor public discussion. This is simply not the case. The City of Cornwall enjoys a positive working relationship with the media, […]

Ca ching! Scotiabank Matches Funds for $2,000 Donation to Cornwall Ontario Canadian Cancer Society Chapter – December 22, 2011

CFN – The Canadian Cancer Society would like to thank Scotiabank for their generous for their generous contribution to the Drive For a Cure golf tournament. . The Matching Funds programs provided $2000 to the Fight against Cancer! Pictured above from left to right are Sheila Youmelle – Scotiabank, Diane Dupuis – Scotiabank, Sharyn Duffey – Canadian […]

Montreal Media Targeting Canadiens Interim Coach Randy Cunneyworth for not being Bilingual – December 22, 2011

CFN –  The problem with losing hockey in Montreal is that the multitude of media have to find something to write about.   The first week post Jacques Martin has some members of the media targetting interim coach Randy Cunneyworth; as if Randy doesn’t have enough troubles taking over a squad that just doesn’t have […]

Christmas Greetings to and From Lilia of Needle in the Haystack Custom Tailoring and Alterations – 29A Second Street East – Cornwall Ontario

CFN – I stopped by The Needle in the Haystack at 29 A Second Street East (Seaway News building) as I’d lost a button from my coat.   Lilia is such a sweetie.   Since she’s opened her shop she’s been completely swamped filling  a need we had in Cornwall. Sometimes you meet a good […]

MAKING CHRIST CENTER OF CHRISTMAS by Don Smith December 22, 2011

MAKING CHRIST CENTER OF CHRISTMAS by Don Smith December 22, 2011

CFN – If you’re like me you hear people grumbling about all of the pressure to be “politically correct”, sometimes to the degree that the majority viewpoint and values, we are told, must be suppressed. At this time of year there is a particular focus on making Christmas less and less to do with Christ.  ‘Christ-mas’ […]

Letter to the Editor – Larry Kazdan of Vancouver BC Not Happy with Harper Loopholes – December 22, 2011

Dear Editor, The citizens’ organization Democracy Watch has noted that in Canada it is still effectively legal for a person like Karlheinz Schreiber to fundraise for and make secret donations to nomination race and party leadership candidates, to lobby and make secret deals with Cabinet ministers and government employees, and for everyone involved to be […]

Maple Dreamlane Farms, Off the Power Grid and Loving It by Reg Coffey – December 21, 2011

Maple Dreamlane Farms, Off the Power Grid and Loving It by Reg Coffey – December 21, 2011

CFN – Maple Dreamlane Farms is a shining example of what you can do without connecting to the power grid. I was delivering coffee to the Mazurs today and thought that what they had achieved off the established power grid deserved to have some attention. Michael Mazur and his wife Louise Leblanc-Mazur have built themselves […]

Dish Real Food Review! New Downtown Cornwall Ontario Lunch Eatery at 15 1/2 Pitt Street 3 of 5 Red Hats REVIEW

CFN – I bumped into Angela Youngs from Ground Soap last night at Eight Zero Zero.    Angela is a talented and vivacious young woman who makes some of the finest soap in Canada.  You can tell her passion for her product and feel the care she personally puts into her products.    She’s a […]