Letter to the Editor – Daniel Léger on Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital Care – March 11, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Daniel Léger on Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital Care – March 11, 2012

Dear editor, I had to make a trip to the hospital over the weekend with my 3 year old son who was suffering from an ear infection.  I must say that I was pretty relieved that all of the staff I dealt with could speak French since my son does not understand any English.  From […]

Letter to the Editor – James Borer Thinks the OAD Has it Wrong When it Comes to Educating Deaf & Hearing Impaired Children

Letter to the Editor – James Borer Thinks the OAD Has it Wrong When it Comes to Educating Deaf & Hearing Impaired Children

A few years ago I was asked to participate in the Federal Government’s round table discussions on how to ratify the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. . I have more than 20 years experience as a Canadian Soldier, standing up for the rights of Canadians and our values.  I have […]

Gong Show Redux as Cornwall Ontario City Council Pass the Buck and Duck on South Stormont Community Hospital Bilingual Nurse Motion

Gong Show Redux as Cornwall Ontario City Council Pass the Buck and Duck on South Stormont Community Hospital Bilingual Nurse Motion

CFN – By far one of the hottest local news stories has been the now linguistic firestorm created by a Letter to the Editor by Dr. Dany Tombler regarding the Bilingual nursing policy at the Cornwall Community Hospital. The Hospital; that is refusing to contact with The Cornwall Free News and did not advertise its […]

Daily Protest of Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital Continues – Rally Called for Saturday March 3, 2012

Daily Protest of Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital Continues – Rally Called for Saturday March 3, 2012

CFN – What started out as a simple letter to the editor is now picking up steam.    Dr. Dany Tombler’s letter to the editor regarding the issue of the Cornwall Community Hospital’s Bilingual Nurse and Staff hiring policy has kindled a fire in the community and area. South Stormont’s mayor, Bryan McGillis, and council […]

Nurse Protest Doubles Outside Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital over Bilingual Requirement – VIDEO February 22, 2012

Nurse Protest Doubles Outside Cornwall Ontario Community Hospital over Bilingual Requirement – VIDEO February 22, 2012

CFN – And then there were two.  The protest outside of the Cornwall Community Hospital doubled in one day as retired nurse Mary Bray joined part time nurse Christopher Cameron in protesting the hospital’s Bilingual hiring practices that some are saying have stopped job advancement and promotion to full time status. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QROGExs_O0c Both nurses suggested […]

Reaction to the Dr. Tombler Letter Regarding Bilingual Nurse Policy at the Cornwall Ontario Hospital PART 1 – POLL – February 3, 2012

Reaction to the Dr. Tombler Letter Regarding Bilingual Nurse Policy at the Cornwall Ontario Hospital PART 1 – POLL  – February 3, 2012

CFN – Leave it to a Doctor to stir controversy regarding nursing!   That’s exactly what Dr. Tombler has done in Cornwall Ontario. The good doctor lashed out, and I have to admit, I agree with him, about the Cornwall Hospital policy of only hiring bilingual nurses full time. LINK “The reality is that the […]

BRAV-O raises $4,000 for Canadian Cancer Society in Cornwall Ontario – February 2, 2012

BRAV-O raises $4,000 for Canadian Cancer Society in Cornwall Ontario – February 2, 2012

CFN –  This just in from Sharyn Duffey – Fundraising Coordinator, The Canadian Cancer Society. On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, we would like to thank Claire Simard for organizing a wonderful event this past October.  . BRAV-O raised $4000 for our Transportation Program.  Our program offers rides to patients who otherwise could not get to […]

The Cornwall Free News Anti-Bullying Series – Our Coverage from January 23 – February 23, 2012

The Cornwall Free News Anti-Bullying Series – Our Coverage from January 23 – February 23, 2012

CFN – Bullying. bul·ly 1    [bool-ee]  noun, plural -lies,verb, -lied, -ly·ing, adjective, interjection noun 1. a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habituallybadgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. That’s a good start.   Bullying has been in the news a lot; sadly the last few years.    A friend of mine, Comic and Actor Jason Stuart had a piece published here and on other media about his experiences being bullied. I could have been Asher […]

Letter to the Editor – Kevin Glover of Cornwall Ontario Personal Journey on Lack of Mental Health Care – January 18, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Kevin Glover of Cornwall Ontario Personal Journey on Lack of Mental Health Care – January 18, 2012

Henry Miller is famously quoted as saying:  “the tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we’re passing one another without a look of recognition.” It’s common knowledge that One in five people in Canada experience mental health problems in their life time […]

Political Activist Russell Barth Not Impressed by Liberal Call for Marijuana Legalization – January 17, 2012

Political Activist Russell Barth Not Impressed by Liberal Call for Marijuana Legalization – January 17, 2012

CFN –   As someone who has been up to his eyeballs in pot activism for 9 years, I would classify this Liberal vote to legalize pot as a bamboozle. The delegates did the right thing, and should be commended for their hard work, but the party will likely not follow up on this. Not […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Transglutaminase – Meat Glue – Is your Steak All There? December 19, 2011

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Transglutaminase – Meat Glue – Is your Steak All There?   December 19, 2011

CFN – Is it possible that the steak on your dinner plate this evening was glued together from left over parts, mixed with “meat glue” then rolled, refrigerated and sliced to look like a real fillet of beef?  Apparently yes according to some information that landed in my inbox this last week. Enter “transglutaminase”, more commonly […]

New Lifestyle Studio Empowering People to Renew Themselves Opens in Cornwall Ontario – December 9, 2011

New Lifestyle Studio Empowering People to Renew Themselves Opens in Cornwall Ontario – December 9, 2011

  CFN – Heather Hughes is dedicated to helping people achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle. It’s a journey she knows first-hand. A car accident in her early twenties left Ms. Hughes with serious injuries. After two surgeries, the Williamstown native emerged mobile, but suffering from chronic pain. It was during her rehabilitation period that Ms. […]

Matthew Holmes of COTA Responds to Media Reports about Chemical Pesticides in Organic Foods – December 9, 2011

Matthew Holmes of COTA Responds to Media Reports about Chemical Pesticides in Organic Foods – December 9, 2011

CFN – Consumers wishing to avoid chemical pesticide residues in food, water and on farms have a simple choice: organic products, the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) said today. Repeated government samplings in North America and Europe have shown organic produce has much lower pesticides residues when compared to non-organic. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) pesticide residue […]

1st Annual Health, Holistic & Lifestyle Expo Draws Crowd in Cornwall Ontario – December 6, 2011

1st Annual Health, Holistic & Lifestyle Expo Draws Crowd in Cornwall Ontario – December 6, 2011

CFN – Nancy Galway of Snow Angels Sanctuary must be pooped!  She and her team put on the 1st Annual Health, Holistic & Lifestyle Expo at Trinity Anglican Church in Cornwall Ontario. Over 40 vendors shared their knowledge and products with the public. Lisa Jock shared on how her essential oils worked.   The peppermint […]

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