Cornwall Seaway Valley Growers’ Market Report for 14 July 2012 by Don Smith

Cornwall Seaway Valley Growers’ Market Report for 14 July 2012 by Don Smith

CFN – Judging by the thermometer, summer is in full swing.  And, the locally grown farm-fresh produce at Cornwall Seaway Valley Growers’ Market is abundant.  This is Cornwall’s original farmers’ market which, in recent years, is located in the Brick parking lot, 1525 Pitt Street in Cornwall.  Some of the vendors are open to the public at their farm […]

A Chat with Bishop-Elect Marcel Damphousse in Cornwall Ontario by Don Smith

A Chat with Bishop-Elect Marcel Damphousse in Cornwall Ontario by Don Smith

  CFN-Recently we reported that the Pope had named a bishop-elect for the local Catholic diocese.  Rev. Marcel Damphousse is here in the diocese to meet with his staff and members of the press prior to returning to Manitoba late in the day on Tuesday.  During our interview with Rev. Marcel today at Nativity Co-Cathedral, we inquired as […]

UPDATED – Alexandria-Cornwall has a new Bishop-Elect by Don Smith

UPDATED – Alexandria-Cornwall has a new Bishop-Elect by Don Smith

Earlier this morning (June 28) His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of a new bishop for the local Catholic diocese.  Reverend Marcel Damphousse has been serving as Rector of Saint-Boniface Cathedral in Manitoba under Archbishop Albert LeGatt in the Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface. The 49 year old Damphousse who hails from Saint-Joseph, was ordained […]

Anglophones told to get to back of Bus in Cornwall Ontario LFA Protests French Health Clinic – by Don Smith

Anglophones told to get to back of Bus in Cornwall Ontario LFA Protests French Health Clinic – by Don Smith

CFN-Earlier today members of the local Language Fairness for All – LFA group were joined by members of the Ottawa area Canadians for Language Fairness – CLF umbrella group in front of Cornwall’s taxpayer-funded French-only medical clinic. In late May the groups converged in Chesterville, catching James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, […]

Celebrating Dominion (Canada) Day in Cornwall & Long Sault Ontario by Don Smith

Celebrating Dominion (Canada) Day in Cornwall & Long Sault Ontario by Don Smith

CFN-Looking for something to do this long weekend? Celebrations are taking place across the region. We checked out one of them near Cornwall. From trinkets to trains, from face painting to food, from entertainment to education, and from people to parade there is something for everyone at the Canada Day Celebrations taking place right now at […]

As Clark Shoes In Cornwall Ontario Ends, a New Era Begins in Ingleside by Don Smith

As Clark Shoes In Cornwall Ontario Ends, a New Era Begins in Ingleside by Don Smith

CFN – Long time customers and friends are mourning this week’s closure of Clark’s Shoe Store, located on Pitt Street in Cornwall’s original mile square. The store has served the area for 116 years, having been founded by Louis H. Clark, grandfather of third generation owner, Ross McDonald. Clark’s was one of the longest operating […]

Slash and Mulch in Cornwall Ontario – Lamoureux Park Preps for Canada Day 2012 by Don Smith

Slash and Mulch in Cornwall Ontario – Lamoureux Park Preps for Canada Day 2012 by Don Smith

CFN – Preparations are well underway for the 2012 Canada Day Celebrations in Lamoureux Park, but one development may come as an unwelcome shock to some. There has been a bit of a stir in a particular Facebook group.  A post titled:  “Announcing Cornwall’s ‘DE-Beautify Lamoreux Park’ program. Sad!” caught my eye, but not as […]

CCVS Graduation Today in Cornwall, Ontario by Don Smith

CCVS Graduation Today in Cornwall, Ontario by Don Smith

CFN-Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School’s  class of 2012 is so large that graduation ceremonies took place over two sessions this morning and this afternoon in the school’s cafetorium as proud parents looked on. CCVS GRADUATES 2012 Alan Albanese, Kassandra Andre, Megan Archambault, Ryan Archambault, Alexandra Armstrong, Sierra Aspirot, Kourtney Avery, Brett Baird, Tara Barkley, John […]

Retracing the Boundary between Upper & Lower Canada by Don Smith

Retracing the Boundary between Upper & Lower Canada by Don Smith

CFN – Did the headline peak your curiosity?  Mine, too!  A few days ago I was handed a clipped advertisement announcing two public presentations on the topic, one in Green Valley yesterday and the other in Cornwall today.  So, off we went to the presentation earlier this evening at Ontario Power Generation’s St. Lawrence Development […]

Tourism in Motion in Cornwall, Ontario and the Counties by Don Smith

Tourism in Motion in Cornwall, Ontario and the Counties by Don Smith

CFN – Members of the press were invited to Cornwall Square for today’s official unveiling of Cornwall & the Seaway Valley’s newest means of promoting the region, known as TIM, which is shorthand for Tourism in Motion.  The brain child of the agency’s executive director, Linda Wilson, the vehicle is both a cost cutting measure and a […]

UPDATED – Lost Villages Remembered near Cornwall, Ontario by Don Smith

CFN-Jennifer DeBruin cherishes hearing the reminiscences of her maternal grandmother, Mary, about the days of her youth prior to the inundation of her hometown of Moulinette. Moulinette is one of the now Lost Villages, which once stood on the shores of the mighty St. Lawrence River, one of Canada’s most historic regions—settled by United Empire Loyalists in […]

UPDATED – 2012 Olde Fashioned Social – June 24th, 2012 – St. Columban Parish in Downtown Cornwall Ontario – All Welcome

UPDATED – 2012 Olde Fashioned Social – June 24th, 2012 – St. Columban Parish in Downtown Cornwall Ontario  – All Welcome

CFN – On Sunday, June 24, friends, neighbours and families are invited to participate in an afternoon of wholesome fun on the grounds of St. Columban Parish in downtown Cornwall.  Centrally located in Cornwall’s original mile square, the location is easy to access and has plenty of available parking. Admission is free as is entertainment […]

Language Fairness for All – New Organization & Website in Cornwall Ontario – Advertisement

Language Fairness for All – New Organization & Website in Cornwall Ontario – Advertisement

Our Philosophy:  English is the working language of Canada and much of the world. A grasp of ALL other languages should be considered an asset, but not mandatory. People are equal, but languages are not. Our Mission Statement:  Fair hiring practices for ALL Canadians through representation by population. Our Motto:  Choose language fairness, not sides. […]

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