QUICK HITS

QUICK HITS

Here are your Local and World Quick Hits for Friday July 10, 2009  Just click the links to go to the full stories. PILL TO ADD 20 YEARS TO YOUR LIFE! Cornwall Councilor Mark MacDonald’s Stink MADOFF DOESN’T APPEAL 150 YEAR SENTENCE Montreal’s Shell Refinery on the Block Border Guards Want Off Akwesasne Claude states […]

Amanda Marshall – Cornwall Virgin Lifts Off!

Man that girl has some pipes on her!   A very full audience got a vocal treat last night as Amanda Marshall took the stage on night one of Lift Off! She didn’t disappoint as she opened the vault and we all were treated to a very special FM moment.  The moon was full and Amanda […]

PROGRESS ON BRIDGE NEGOTIATIONS?

PROGRESS ON BRIDGE NEGOTIATIONS?

I still think the bridge will be open by August 1 🙂  Hopefully today’s meeting in Ottawa will help inch things forward. AKWESASNE LEADERS REPORT ON JULY 7TH MEETING WITH CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY AKWESASNE —For the second time in one week, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Grand Chief Mike Mitchell and District Chiefs met with […]

Election Drums – MP not to run again?

I am hearing rumors that our current sitting MP will not run for the Conservatives in the next election?  We’re trying to track down a conclusive answer to that one. The other parties are ramping up in preparation for a fall election. LINK  Harper Government Dares Opposition to Call an Election “Let the opposition parties […]

Akwesasne / Cornwall Bridge UPDATE

Akwesasne / Cornwall Bridge UPDATE

It looks like things are inching forward and unjamming as I write this today. Several articles in the media and reports I am hearing am showing that the change in Grand Chief and the Harper Government are helping a framework be created that will address some of the key issues for both sides without impacting […]

HABS very Busy SIGN Camallieri GILL Spacek GIONTA – KOMISERIK a LEAF!

HABS very Busy SIGN Camallieri GILL Spacek GIONTA – KOMISERIK a LEAF!

Boy was Bob Gainey a busy GM signing the most players on the first day of Free Agency.   He may have hired a French Canadian head coach, Hamiliton coach, and 1st Round pick, but his signings were all lumbering non-francophones. The big signings were MIKE CAMMALLERI for $6 Million per year and BRIAN GIONTA […]

Chamber of Commerce Press Meeting – Mark Holland, MP, Liberal Critic for Public Safety and National Security

A wild meeting today of the Chamber of Commerce here in Cornwall at the Best Western Parkway.  (We’ll be reviewing their restaurant soon) New Grand Chief Mike Mitchell, his honor Mayor Bob Kilger of Cornwall, and Scott Armstrong of the Cornwall and Area  Chamber of Commerce held a joint press confernce. Many business leaders were […]

Bob Gainey Makes Worst Deal of Decade; two decades in a row!

Bob Gainey Makes Worst Deal of Decade; two decades in a row!

Habs GM traded away Chris Higgins, Pavel Valentenko, Doug Janik, and prize 1st rounder Ryan McDonaugh for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt, Michael Busto.  Blech.   I’m not sure if this was panic or the effect of too much single malt with Jacques Martin… The Rangers were looking to dump Gomez who just isn’t that much […]

150 Years for Bernie Madoff

This is such an interesting case philosophically speaking.    People are sentenced to less time for murder than for stealing money.    Was it the crime or who the victims were and the publicity of this case that drew such a penalty? L I N K “He stole from the rich. He stole from the […]

Quick Hits for June 29

Quick Hits for June 29

Here are your Quick Hits for Monday.   Just click the link to go to the web page and read the full stories. Michael Jackson quoted “I’m better off dead” MJ Autopsy Leak Russia Closing ALL Casinos Celebrities Hurt by Recession IMPERIAL TOBACCO complains about Illegal Smokes Cornwall Brothers Extradited to US for shooting Death “Chad […]

40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Paul Aubin sent in a release reminding people that it was 40 years ago that a riot changed the world for a lot of people. WIKI LINK THE WORLD AS STONEWALL TURNS 40 By William Urich When Moscow again attempted to have their Pride on May 16th, 2009 despite the ban, the messages out of […]

Akwesasne Elects Grand Chief – Bridge UPDATE

Akwesasne Elects Grand Chief – Bridge UPDATE

Official results haven’t been released yet, but rumblings are that Mike Mitchell has defeated Grand Chief Thompson.   I’m hoping that no matter who has won that the bridge issues can be resolved sooner rather than later. It’s been interesting being near the center of this impasse.   I’ve heard and read a lot of things about […]

DRAFT DAY – No Vinny Deal. JAY BO to CALGARY – Bob not Busy

DRAFT DAY – No Vinny Deal.  JAY BO to CALGARY – Bob not Busy

No big surprises so far in the draft. Islanders pick Tavares; Tampa Bay gets Hedman; and Matt Duchesne is an Nordique Avalanche. Big trade so far is Chris Pronger going to Philly for two 1st Rounders and some spare parts. Most fun, watching Brian Burke blow steam and not be able to draft up to […]

BRIDGE UPDATE – MOHAWKS FILE AGAINST Government and CBSA

BRIDGE UPDATE – MOHAWKS FILE AGAINST Government and CBSA

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Files Federal Court Action Against the Minister of Public Safety and the President of the Canada Border Services Agency. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has instructed its lawyers to file an application for judicial review of the decision of the Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan and the President of […]