#OPP Stop Leads to Coke Meth & Gun Near Brockville 020419

#OPP Stop Leads to Coke Meth & Gun Near Brockville 020419

(PRESCOTT, ON) On February 2, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers from the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), stopped a motor vehicle travelling west, on Highway 2, in Augusta Township. Further investigation revealed that the female driver had an outstanding warrant for her arrest and that a male passenger had breached his Recognizance . The driver, Brittney […]

#OPS Purple Fentanyl & Cocaine Bust in Ottawa JAN 29, 2019

#OPS Purple Fentanyl & Cocaine Bust in Ottawa JAN 29, 2019

(Ottawa) — On January 28th, members of the Ottawa Police Drug Unit and Street Crime Team arrested a male suspect after an undercover operation.  The operation was conducted in the 300 block of McArthur where purchases of purple Fentanyl and cocaine were made.  The approximate street value of the seized Fentanyl is $1,080.00 and the […]

Ottawa Police Charge TIMOTHY POON w Fraud after posing as a St. John Ambulance instructor 012519

Ottawa Police Charge TIMOTHY POON w Fraud after posing as a St. John Ambulance instructor 012519

(Ottawa) — In December 2018, the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit began an investigation following a complaint that a man was accepting money for delivering St. John Ambulance courses despite that fact that he was not qualified to do so nor did he have any affiliation with the organization.  On December 28, 2018, Timothy […]

OPP Charge Ottawa Police Officer MATTHEW SKOF w Breach of Trust & Obstruction 012319

OPP Charge Ottawa Police Officer MATTHEW SKOF w Breach of Trust & Obstruction 012319

OTTAWA POLICE OFFICER CHARGED (ORILLIA, ON) – In July 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a request for assistance from the Ottawa Police Service into the conduct of one of their officers.  On January 23, 2019, members of the Professional Standards Bureau of the OPP arrested and charged Matthew SKOF, an Ottawa Police Officer, with […]

417 West CLOSED Due to Collision WILL UPDATE Monday JAN 21, 2019

417 West CLOSED Due to Collision WILL UPDATE Monday JAN 21, 2019

HIGHWAY 417 WESTBOUND LANES CLOSED AT INNES ROAD (Ottawa, ON) – Members of the Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently at the scene of single tractor trailer collision on Highway 417. The westbound lanes of Highway 417 are currently closed at Innes Road while the tractor trailer is removed from the roadway. #Incident […]

Ottawa Hospital Orderly WILBERT ARAGON BAEZ Charged w Sexual Assault #OPS 011218

Ottawa Hospital Orderly WILBERT ARAGON BAEZ Charged w Sexual Assault #OPS 011218

(Ottawa)—On Friday, the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit (SACA) charged a hospital orderly who was employed at The Ottawa Hospital – General campus, with one count of Sexual Assault.   SACA received a complaint from an adult female victim who had surgery in early December 2018.  Post-surgery, the victim was sexually assaulted […]

#OPP Charge Masseuse STEPHANE RACINE w Sexual Assault in Casselman 011119

#OPP Charge Masseuse STEPHANE RACINE w Sexual Assault in Casselman 011119

OPP CHARGES A MASSAGE THERAPIST WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT (CASSELMAN, ON) – On January 10, 2019, officers from the Russell County Detachment Crime Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a male on sexual related offences that occurred in November 2017. Stéphane RACINE, 50 years of age of Casselman, Ontario was arrested and charged with:    •    Sexual […]

Ottawa Police Charge PAUL McCARTHY x4 Child Porn Orphans #ICE 011019

Ottawa Police Charge PAUL McCARTHY x4 Child Porn Orphans #ICE 011019

(Ottawa)—In mid-December 2018, an Ottawa man was stopped by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers when returning to Canada after a voluntary mission at an orphanage in Nepal. Officers found evidence of suspected child pornography and several communications where the man engaged in conversations requesting to have sexual relations with children under the age of […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Ahead – 2019

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Looking Ahead – 2019

It seems that everyone is producing polls while pontificating about the next election results in 2019. I am not one to put much faith in any election polling this far out- let’s face it they are not much better than a guess and the results can be impacted by the wording, the order of the […]

CFN Pre 10th Anniversary Banner Sale! $9.99 for January 2019!

CFN Pre 10th Anniversary Banner Sale! $9.99 for January 2019!

It’s not everyday a business in Cornwall celebrates its 10th Anniversary! CFN has decided to do so by offering a heavily discounted banner ad deal for the Month of January 2019! E Interac us your payment to info@cornwallfreenews.com as well as emailing us your 300×250 (or smaller) ad banner and hyperlink. It’s that easy. Space […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time for a Christmas Truce 122418

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time for a Christmas Truce 122418

One would be hard pressed to find any politicians or their staff showing any Christmas spirit on either Twitter or Facebook these days. The animosity continues to reach new heights every day as political partisans of all stripes continue their attacks on each other. One of the biggest changes that I have observed over the […]

Fraser Institute Reports Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Fraser Institute Reports Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Ontario can no longer claim the shortest median wait time for medically necessary treatment in Canada, with patients in the province waiting an estimated 15.7 weeks (on average) in 2018, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. Saskatchewan’s wait time of 15.4 weeks is the […]

Ottawa Redblack GREG ELLINGSON Arrested Refusing to Provide Breath Sample RIDE PROGRAM 120418

Ottawa Redblack GREG ELLINGSON Arrested Refusing to Provide Breath Sample RIDE PROGRAM 120418

Impaired operation by RedBlacks player (Ottawa) – In relation to the Ottawa RedBlacks media release : Ottawa RedBlacks player Greg ELLINGSON was arrested at 2:37am on Friday, November 30, 2018, in the Kirkwood Avenue and Carling Road area during a R.I.D.E. program. He was subsequently charged with refusing to provide a breath sample. There will […]

Is it Time to Tax or Ban The Ad Bag in Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig 112918

Is it Time to Tax or Ban The Ad Bag in Cornwall?   by Jamie Gilcig 112918

Cornwall Ontario – We all get them every week.   Mine goes straight to the recycle bin, but that’s exactly why city’s like Montreal are deciding whether to ban them altogether.  LINK Locally TC Media ships them with the Seaway News weekly, but most end up in our landfill.    With more communities banning plastic bags […]

Ottawa Police Charge 4 Teens in Orleans School Assault 112118

Ottawa Police Charge 4 Teens in Orleans School Assault 112118

Four teens charged with Aggravated Assault following Orleans school assault (Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police have identified and charged four teens in relation to an assault of a 15 year old male at an Orleans school which occurred on November 8, 2018 on Charlemagne Blvd at approx. 11:00am.  Police responded to the school at the […]