Mark MacDonald – Cornwall City Councilor and unofficial Mayoralty candidate Reports in from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver British Columbia – February 22, 2010

Cornwall City Councilor and unofficial Mayoralty candidate Mark MacDonald sent in another report and video from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games where he is volunteering. httpv:// “The streets in Vancouver are alive with action.  They estimate about 150,000 people a night at Robson and Granville.  This is a video showing the crowds and the”Zip Line” on Robson […]

Canada Loses 5-3 to Team USA in Men’s 2010 Winter Olympic Hockey Ryan Miller Hangs Tough – Brian Rafalski scores twice! – February 22, 2010

Brian Rafalski led Team USA to a  5-3 victory over his former Team mate Martin Brodeur with two goals and Canada’s Men’s Hockey team. The US scored early and often in the fast paced game; one of the greatest ever scene in Olympic hockey.  Other US goals were by C. Drury, J. Langenbrunner, and R. […]

Hilda Ogden to come back to Coronation Street to Celebrate the Longtime UK Show’s 50th Anniversary – February 22, 2010

83 year old Jean Alexander is being brought out of retirement to play legendary Coronation Street character Hilda Ogden to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the long time British Soap.   LINK As the show battles its rival East Enders for ratings supremacy no stones are going unturned in treating viewers.  Rumored appearances so […]

Jaroslav Halak Shuts out Latvia 6-0! Belarus 5-3 over Germany Sergei Kostitsyn 1 goal – Switzerland 5-4 over Norway – Mens 2010 Winter Olympics Hockey Round Up

So how many of you picked Jaro in your Olympic Hockey Pool?   The Habs property and number one goalie is building his legend one game at a time as Slovakia impressed Olympic viewers with another strong performance. The big game today is on at 4:30 EST when Canada takes on Team USA. Canadiens forward […]

Americans living near Canadian Border Missing CBC Olympic Coverage – Complain about Coronation Street! – February 21, 2010

Wow, complaining about Coronation street; what are those US Americans thinking?   The joys and pleasures of a Sunday morning romp through the week’s shows or simply catching up each evening on your local CBC affiliate. We have satellite and even have the option of watching it on different stations from across Canada which is […]

ECO FARM DAY is coming Fast – February 26-27 – Cornwall Ontario Guest Speaker Dr. Wayne Roberts

The SDG Food Council, sponsor of the SDG Farm Fresh food directory (, invites you to a constructive workshop on an SDG local food movement with Wayne Roberts from the Toronto Food Policy Council (TFPC). Dr. Wayne Robert’s is the author of “The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food” and a weekly columnist for Toronto’s NOW […]

Vagina Monologues SOLD OUT – Cornwall Ontario – Extra Performance considered – February 20, 2010

Congrats to director Lori Taylor and all of the team that have worked to make this program work here in Cornwall Ontario!   The performance is completely sold out and Ms Taylor reported in that the team is mulling adding a second performance. We’ll be covering more about the event on shortly! please visit […]

Life Span in Cornwall Ontario Less than Ottawa? Local H1N1 Report Makes Claim – February 20, 2010

UPDATE  – We’ve updated this story as apparently the original quote in the original story may have been inaccurate.   We’ll try and arrange an interview with the Doctor to clarify the issue further. A report in the Standard Free-Holder by David Nesseth suggests that Cornwall Ontario residents live seven less years than Ottawa residents. “According […]

Alleged “Killer Colonel” Russell Williams Retains Top Defense Lawyer – Finally relieved of Command as he Appears at First Court Hearing – Belleville Ontario – February 19, 2010

Michael Edelson is no stranger to court rooms defending alleged murderers, and has been retained by Colonel Russell Williams who appeared in a Belleville Ontario court yesterday. Colonel Williams was only relieved of his command yesterday and will still receive his salary unless convicted .  If found guilty Colonel Williams would have to reimburse his […]

Canada Ekes Out 3-2 vs Switzerland – Russia Halak’ed by Slovakia 2-1 – US 6-1 over Norway – Mens 2010 Olympic Hockey Round Up – Christine Nesbitt Grabs Gold for Canada in Ladies 1000 Meter Speed Skating – February 19, 2010

In a huge upset Slovakia beat the star studded Russian National team 2-1.  The Montreal Canadiens on Jaroslav Halak stole a game saving 35 shots in the victory. Marty Brodeur picked up his first Olympic Win in Canada’s 3-2 shoot out victory over Switzerland.  It was a night of near upsets for the two favorite […]

The Cornwall Free News reviews the Nikon D 5000 Digital SLR Camera – Resident Artist & Photographer Jacqueline Milner puts the Camera Through its paces – February 19, 2010

We had our in house photographer Jacqueline Milner give the Nikon D5000 we are having some fun with put the camera through its paces. Given the D5000 to take for a test drive I first noticed the compactness and light weight of the camera body. I was very excited to try out the new Vari-Angle […]

Marijuana Clinical Tests Show Proof of Pain Relief for MS & Neurological Conditions – February 18, 2010

New study shows clinical evidence of Marijuana pain relief for MS patients and other neurological conditions. LINK “There is good evidence now that cannabinoids may be either an adjunct or a first-line treatment,” Grant said at a news conference where he presented the findings. Along with the studies on muscle spasms and pain associated with […]

Liberal MPP Jim Brownell Weighs in On Hospital Bed Cuts – Cornwall Ontario – February 18, 2010

Our MPP, Liberal Jim Brownell responds to questions about bed cuts locally here at the Cornwall Community Hospital. It was very difficult to hear of the challenges at the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), although I knew that there would be challenges in the future. I even commented about such, during the recent announcement of the $5 […]

Cornwall City Councilor Mark MacDonald from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver British Columbia Canada – Febaruary 18, 2010

Cornwall City Councilor and potential Mayoralty candidate Mark MacDonald is in Vancouver for the Olympics.  He sent this message in for you, our readers. The streets of Vancouver are very busy, especially at night.  When my shift is finished, about 9:00 p.m., I walk to where I am staying and it takes about a 1/2 hr. […]