Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Do you pay attention to where your purchases are made? – Summerstown Ontario – February 15, 2010

Do you pay attention to where your purchases are made? I am one who always checks where and with what my products are made before purchasing.  Where a product is made is something that will affect my decision to purchase. I am absolutely astounded by the number of products on our store shelves which read […]

Letter to the Editor – Ken Smith – Canada ready to stand on guard, says Harper – Cornwall Ontario – February 13, 2010

Canada ready to stand on guard, says Harper The Vancouver Olympic Winter Games have begun. They will offer a stunning showcase of Canadian athletes and the beauty of the west coast Rockies while stirring our Canadian spirit. Stephen Harper’s Olympic message is that Canada’s always ready to stand on guard for itself. Parliament won’t be […]

Editorial: The Stephen Harper Government Burning the Edges of Democracy – Flirting with Facism in 2010

FACISM a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. Dictator ?   √       He’s been studying many of Mr. Putin’s game plan books.  Have you ever heard any original thought or dissent […]

Letter to the Editor – John Milnes – Man Made Global Warming vs Natural Global Warming – Long Sault Ontario – February 11, 2010

10th February, 2010 Letter-to-the-editor Dear Sir: I have previously attacked the premise of man-made global warning, explaining in detail my convictions that we are, in fact, experiencing a natural global warming phenomenon..    I do believe, however, that it is wrong to be just negative since it is important we put our minds to work […]

Medicare System Not Quite Dead – Town Hall Meeting on Health Care not well Attended – Cornwall Ontario – February 8, 2010 – Editorial

Medicare not quite dead….yet. There was a meeting last week here in Cornwall Ontario.  It was  a town hall meeting and the subject was something that plays a role in every person’s life in Canada, and in particular Ontario. LINK It focused on the budget for the local hospital which our community strongly supports.   […]

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – How are you doing, eh? Pretty good. February 8, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – How are you doing, eh? Pretty good. This is not a trick question. Statistics Canada actually has the answer. All results are based on what we say and are not based on what our doctors claim, our special friend or spouse says or what […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Greening Up Valentine’s Day – February 5, 2010

Greening Up Valentine’s Day Many of our Holidays have become so commercialized in that we have become accustomed and brainwashed into spending all sorts of resources and in many cases have lost sight of the meaning of what the holiday is all about. The modern St. Valentine’s Day celebrations have roots in both ancient Christian […]

Letter to the Editor – Brian Lynch – Harper Government Senate Appointments – Cornwall Ontario – February 1, 2010

Dear Editor: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent appointment of 5 new Conservative Senators is another reminder of why the Canadian Senate should be abolished. An appointment to the Canadian Senate is like winning the cash for life lottery. Senators earn $132,300 a year as a base salary, serve until age 75, and last year sat […]

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – Region has more smokers than almost anywhere in Ontario – Summerstown Ontario – February 1, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts And Figures That Matter To You – Region has more smokers than almost anywhere in Ontario Smoking kills! That is the message that Canadians have been hearing for at least two decades. Are you listening? Are you doing anything about it? The incidence of smoking in this region is […]

Letter to the Editor – Gary Dale – Problems with Canadian Democracy – February 1, 2010

The problem with Canada’s democracy is that MPs (and MMPs) like Guy Lauzon are neither responsible to the voters in their riding nor elected by them. That’s because of our outdated first past the post voting system which confuses the party with candidate. Many voters vote for the party, or more precisely, the party’s leader […]

Jamie Lee Curtis “Fix the Income” January 31, 2010

The Real Revolution of the “New Media” is that it opens to door to a lot of new voices. Some familiar, some not, but the point being is that at least for today, more people can have the soapbox. Will more people listen?  Not sure.  I’m not sure that it even matters, but I do […]

Life Trends – Facts and Figures That Matter To You – November EI claims up in Cornwall Ontario – by ROGER SAUVÉ – January 25, 2010

ROGER SAUVÉ – Life Trends – Facts and Figures That Matter To You – November EI claims up in Cornwall. Not good news for the Cornwall region, but it could be worse. This morning, Statistics Canada released the number of people receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. For Canada as a whole, about 800,000 people were collecting, up […]

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 […]

Is a natural product always earth friendly? – Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – January 22, 2010

Is a natural product always earth friendly? Some months ago we switched to recycled newspaper pellets, ‘Yesterday’s News’ for our furry felines as we came to realize that a simple natural clay substance wasn’t necessary the best choice for our home environment or for our earth. According to Wikipedia about 2 million tons of cat […]