More Pictures from the Canadians Against Proroguing Rally at Parliament Hill – Globe & Mail Editorial Slams Prorogation as well – Monday January 25, 2010

More Pictures from the Canadians Against Proroguing Rally at Parliament Hill – Globe & Mail Editorial Slams Prorogation as well – Monday January 25, 2010

If public opinion actually counted at any time other than election day Parliament would be open for business today. Prorogation is a device that is usually intended to expedite or close a house; not a shield from the elected representatives of Canada. Cornwall City Councilor and Liberal Riding Candidate meets Michael Ignatieff at the rally. […]

Friends of the Port shuts down in Cornwall Ontario – Legendary Theatre in Jeopardy – January 25, 2010

Friends of the Port shuts down in Cornwall Ontario – Legendary Theatre in Jeopardy – January 25, 2010

Friends of the Port have apparently disbanded.  The group, formed to help save the Port Theatre from the wrecking ball has made an announcement on their facebook page. “FOTP Message Part 1 of 2. Important Message from Friends of the Port!  At a recent meeting of the Friends of the Port (FOTP) it was agreed […]

CLARIFICATION – An Open Letter to Our Readers and the Conservative Party of Canada – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – January 24, 2010

CLARIFICATION – An Open Letter to Our Readers and the Conservative Party of Canada – Editorial – Cornwall Ontario – January 24, 2010

Geez we get an awful lot of emails and comments about us not liking Stephen Harper, Guy Lauzon, or the Conservative Party of Canada.  We get called a “Liberal Rag”, a “NDP Voice” , and a reusable “Green Party of Canada” cloth. The fact is that the “Free” in The Cornwall Free News is that […]

Facebook – Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Protest Draws Thousands on Parliament Hill – Ottawa Ontario, January 23, 2010 by Markus Noé

Facebook – Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Protest Draws Thousands on Parliament Hill – Ottawa Ontario, January 23, 2010 by Markus Noé

(picture above courtesy of Patrique Brisson) Thousands Gather On Parliament Hill to Protest Ottawa Ontario – Rallies in 50 cities and 4 countries were held today in protest against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s prorogation of Parliament. MPs were expected to be back at work this upcoming Monday after a holiday break.   Mr. Harper reasoning […]

Cornwall Ontario Celebrates Family Literacy Week – Robert Munsch Read-A-Thon at the Cornwall Public Library – Great Success

Cornwall Ontario Celebrates Family Literacy Week – Robert Munsch Read-A-Thon at the Cornwall Public Library – Great Success

Cornwall Ontario City Councilor Bernadette Clement was one of the readers for the Cornwall Library’s Robert Munsch Read-A-Thon Saturday.  It was to celebrate Family Literacy Week. A gaggle of kids, big and small, and Kaleb the St. John’s Ambulance dog listened to tales from the acclaimed writer. Ms Clement read about pigs sitting on a […]

OPTING OUT – Hope Not Lost for Medical Arts Glen Stor Lodge Contract – Cornwall Ontario – January 23, 2010

OPTING OUT – Hope Not Lost for Medical Arts Glen Stor Lodge Contract – Cornwall Ontario – January 23, 2010

I’m a huge believer in “Spend Locally, Shop Locally, Advertise Locally” and really think that it’s important to keep the dollars in our community where we can.  It’s not always possible, but I try and always encourage others to as well. Recently, after many years, local pharmacy chain Medical Arts lost the contract to supply medication […]

BREAKING NEWS – David Rawnsley Stepping Down as Green Party of Canada Candidate for SD&SG – Considering run for Mayoralty of South Glengarry – January 22, 2010

BREAKING NEWS – David Rawnsley Stepping Down as Green Party of Canada Candidate for SD&SG – Considering run for Mayoralty of South Glengarry – January 22, 2010

David Rawnsley has his eye on being the Mayor of South Glengarry. It’s an interesting choice and he would have to topple incumbent Jim McDonell, a name considered to be a possible replacement for MP Guy Lauzon. Mr. Rawnsley announced today that he is stepping down from his position as Green Party of Canada candidate […]

Toyota Recalls Over 2 Million Vehicles over Accelerator Pedal Issue – January 22, 2010

Toyota Recalls Over 2 Million Vehicles over Accelerator Pedal Issue – January 22, 2010

A massive recall on several models of Toyota built cars has just been announced.    Over 2 million vehicles need their accelerator pedals fixed.  This after 4 million vehicles were recalled recently as well over floor mats. LINK “The recall affects the 2009-2010 RAV4, the 2009-2010 Corolla, the 2009-2010 Matrix, the 2005-2010 Avalon, the 2007-2010 […]

Cornwall Senators? Now that would sell some seats. Rumors n Rumblins – NHL – Cornwall Ontario – January 21, 2010

Cornwall Senators?  Now that would sell some seats.  Rumors n Rumblins – NHL – Cornwall Ontario – January 21, 2010

I think the Civic Complex would sell every seat they could fill if this happens.    Rumors are swirling that the Ottawa Senators of the NHL will move their Binghamton farm team to Cornwall Ontario.   We have no quotes as of press time but will do updates soon.    LINK “It would be easy […]

Cornwall Ontario Falls back to number 2 for Monopoly Canada Wildcard Spot! – Cornwall Ontario – January 21, 2010

Cornwall Ontario Falls back to number 2 for Monopoly Canada Wildcard Spot! – Cornwall Ontario – January 21, 2010

Ok Cornwall.  Cut the slacking.   We don’t post about it for 3 days and we fall back to number 2!    There’s only one spot for this city and it’s number 1!  Monopoly Canada needs a city of our refined qualities and flavor! Remember to vote each day.   You have to type in […]

Echo Trends “Consignors Care” program to help Vicitms in Haiti – Cornwall Ontario – January 21, 2010

Echo Trends “Consignors Care” program to help Vicitms in Haiti – Cornwall Ontario – January 21, 2010

Like many local business owners Colleen Campbell of Echo Trends (54 Pitt Street) wants to help the victims of the Earthquakes in Haiti. So she’s going to be having a bag sale with all of the proceeds going to the victims as well as starting “Consignors Care”. LINK to her Facebook page. “100% of money […]

Canadian Bio Pellet Plant Moves Forward with Cash from Provincial Government – 85-100 Jobs Coming to Ingleside Ontario – January 20, 2010

Canadian Bio Pellet Plant Moves Forward with Cash from Provincial Government – 85-100 Jobs Coming to Ingleside Ontario – January 20, 2010

Stan and Dan Stasko have 5.3 Million reasons to smile about today as MPP Jim Brownell and members of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines had a press conference at Quinn’s Inn to announce substantial funding and moving ahead of the Wood Pellet Plant in Ingleside Ontario that will lead to 85-100 good paying […]

BREAKING NEWS – Peter Van Loan out as Minister of Public Safety – by Markus Noé – January 19, 2010

BREAKING NEWS – Peter Van Loan out as Minister of Public Safety – by Markus Noé – January 19, 2010

Van Loan out as Minister of Public Safety Cornwall Ontario – Peter Van Loan is no longer the Minister of Public Safety. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his cabinet shuffle this morning and Van Loan his now the Minister of International Trade. This apparent demotion came as a result of the PM’s dissatisfaction with Van […]

Toronto 18 Leader Zakaria Amara Pleads Guilty – Sentenced to Life in Prison – Bombs Don’t Pay in Canada – January 19, 2010

Toronto 18 Leader Zakaria Amara Pleads Guilty – Sentenced to Life in Prison – Bombs Don’t Pay in Canada – January 19, 2010

Zakaria Amara, alleged leader of a cell that planned to blow up targets in Toronto using fertilizer bombs created from recipes found on the internet has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the plot.  He will apparently be eligible for parole in six years. LINK “Ontario judge Bruce Durno said that […]

MPP Jim Brownell Announces Cornwall Community Hospital Gets $5 Million Annually to Help With Deficit – Cornwall Ontario – January 18, 2010 – Markus Noé

MPP Jim Brownell Announces Cornwall Community Hospital Gets $5 Million Annually to Help With Deficit – Cornwall Ontario – January 18, 2010 – Markus Noé

Hospital Gets 5 Million Annually to Help With Deficit The Cornwall Community Hospital received a much need boost today. It has been well publicized that the CCH has been running a deficit for years. To help bridge this gap the Ministry of Long-Term care and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network has provided a 5 […]