Bilingual Nurse Protest Need Not Turn into a Language War – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – March 9, 2012

Bilingual Nurse Protest Need Not Turn into a Language War – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – March 9, 2012

CFN – Growing up in Montreal during the 70’s exposed me first hand to language silliness.     As an open minded young person I understood and even supported the desire of the French majority in Quebec. The tools in my schools for learning French were near nil and my neighborhoods were mostly pure Anglophone. […]

Don Cherry 3 – Brian Burke 0 And why aren’t there any players from Ontario playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Don Cherry 3 – Brian Burke 0  And why aren’t there any players from Ontario playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

CFN – The war between Canadian Hockey legend Don Cherry and American GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke, heated up after a barrage by Grapes on Hockey Night in Canada. The movie Goon, finishing first at the box office in Canada kinda shows where this nation’s hockey sense and feelings lie. The Leafs […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council Gong Show Celebrates Anti-Bullying Week by Bullying City Councilor Andre Rivette

Cornwall Ontario City Council Gong Show Celebrates Anti-Bullying Week by Bullying City Councilor Andre Rivette

CFN –  You just can’t make stuff like this up.   The Gong Show at City Council in Cornwall Ontario is trying to compete with American Idol.     In an odd twist of events it appears that Veteran city councilor, Andre Rivette, who went public with Le Journal’s Greg Kielec and myself  last week […]

Anti Bullying Day 2012 – Bullying Alive and Well in Cornwall Ontario – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig

Anti Bullying Day 2012 – Bullying Alive and Well in Cornwall Ontario – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig

CFN –  Today is Anti-Bullying Day across Canada.  We’re asked to wear pink, and as you can see we’re showing ours by our background on CFN. I know a bit about bullying as I myself have been bullied.  I know.  I’m not a wee person; but Bullying comes in many shapes or sizes. As a […]

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 […]

Cornwall Ontario Chamber of Commerce & Mayor Disconnected From Reality? Poor Intercity Transit & Internet Issues Ignored – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario Chamber of Commerce & Mayor Disconnected From Reality? Poor Intercity Transit & Internet Issues Ignored – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – If you don’t drive a car or are on a fixed income I think this editorial is something that truly is something you can relate to. Cornwall Ontario is a lovely city right smack in a great location. We’re a waterfront community.  We have an International Bridge to the US.  We are on […]

Is it time for people in Cornwall Ontario to take their first step towards change? City Council Meeting Invite – February 27, 2012

Is it time for people in Cornwall Ontario to take their first step towards change?  City Council Meeting Invite – February 27, 2012

CFN – Today I was sent a video to watch.   It was well put together with a very very clear message.  The world is ****ed and we’re all doomed. Our World has been sold out and we’re all doomed.   Governments are all corrupt and we’re all doomed. I can go on; there was […]

Never Bring a Veggie Apron to a Gunfight – Failed Council Candidate Todd Bennett calls me out – February 15, 2012

Never Bring a Veggie Apron to a Gunfight – Failed Council Candidate Todd Bennett calls me out – February 15, 2012

CFN –   Ring Ring.   It’s my phone.  One second please. Valued CFN Viewer Did you see what Todd Bennett wrote about you on facebook? Moi Let me check.  No, I can’t see;  he’s unfriended me. Valued CFN Viewer He’s calling you out for your Corruption poll. Moi That’s weird.  It’s not terribly cool […]

Claude McIntosh Sends CFN his Birthday Wishes in his Saturday Column and City Hall Fuming? February 4, 2012

Claude McIntosh Sends CFN his Birthday Wishes in his Saturday Column and City Hall Fuming?  February 4, 2012

CFN – Birthday gifts come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.    This morning I guess I received one from Claude McIntosh and the Standard – Freeholder in his column.    LINK As we celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of CFN, a very proud moment for me personally, I read this column by the esteemed […]

Shafia Family Convicted of Four Counts of First Degree Murder – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – January 29, 2012

Shafia Family Convicted of Four Counts of First Degree Murder – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – January 29, 2012

CFN –  Today a Canadian Jury and Judge have taken a stand that many will applaud. Zainab, (19), Sahar, (17), and Geeti, (13) Shafia , as well as Rona Amir Mohammad, 52, their father’s childless first wife in a polygamous marriage were found dead in a vehicle in Kingston Ontario. It was a strange case resulting […]

Tea Party Tim Trashes US President Obama – Snubs Bruins White House Celebrations – January 25, 2012

Tea Party Tim Trashes US President Obama – Snubs Bruins White House Celebrations – January 25, 2012

CFN – We owe Tea Party Tim Thomas a debt of gratitude.   It’s a slow week in the NHL.  No major news out there as the All Star break approaches.  Nobody really cares about the All Star game so Mr. Thomas deciding to be a totally classless human being is making the news far […]

Should Cornwall Ontario Have a Moratorium on Waterfront Development Until a Referendum Question is asked at the next Election? POLL VIDEO

Should Cornwall Ontario Have a Moratorium on Waterfront Development Until a Referendum Question is asked at the next Election?  POLL VIDEO

CFN – After going to Cornwall City Council for awhile you learn a few things.   One, there’s more manure spread than a farm in Spring; and two if someone is on a committee it’s because they have a vested interest or they are doing what they are told. Council also has this wonderful trait […]

What Makes CFN Tick and WHY I Keep Writing by Jamie Gilcig – January 19, 2012

What Makes CFN Tick and WHY I Keep Writing by Jamie Gilcig – January 19, 2012

CFN  –   When I started CFN nearly three years ago my Mission statement was very clear.  After being rejected by the big three media in this market I wanted to create a platform where everyone could have a voice and be heard. That experiment and goal has had  some great results. As I do […]

More Cronyism in Cornwall Ontario as Graham Greer Appointed Communications Coordinator of Aultsville Theatre – Jan 18, 2012

More Cronyism in Cornwall Ontario as Graham Greer Appointed Communications Coordinator of Aultsville Theatre – Jan 18, 2012

CFN – Local Musician Graham Greer was announced today as the Communications Coordinator of Aultsville Theatre in Cornwall Ontario. cro·ny·ism    [kroh-nee-iz-uhm] noun the practice of favoring one’s close friends, especially in political appointments. The former Barstool Prophets lead was quoted on facebook today: It’s official! I AM the new Communications Coordinator for Cornwall’s Aultsville Theatre. I’m VERY excited to be taking on this new […]

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 […]

Liberal Party Going GREEN – Legalizing Marijuana Right Step as Party Rebuild and Growth Continue – January 16, 2012

Liberal Party Going GREEN – Legalizing Marijuana Right Step as Party Rebuild and Growth Continue – January 16, 2012

CFN – So I’m not seeing it yet.   This weekend’s Federal Liberal caucus probably drew more people than the Conservatives and NDP combined. That isn’t necessarily what future government’s are made of; especially if you’re hoping to make up the next one by the time Mr. Harper is done with his first term of […]

Would you pay money to see Sheila Copps, Thomas Mulcair, and Elizabeth May take on Stephen Harper in a Federal Election Debate?

Would you pay money to see Sheila Copps, Thomas Mulcair, and Elizabeth May take on Stephen Harper in a Federal Election Debate?

CFN –    Dear Federal Liberal Party of Canada.    First off, as a former long time Liberal I want to give your current party leader Bob Rae credit for keeping the Liberal brand in the media; more so than the NDP in spite of being brutalized in the last election. Surely this election was not an […]

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