View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time For Andrew Scheer to Take a Walk in the Snow #cdnpoli 120119

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – Time For Andrew Scheer to Take a Walk in the Snow #cdnpoli 120119

Back in 1984, Pierre Elliot Trudeau went for his famous walk in the snow and then announced his resignation. Perhaps it is time for Andrew Scheer to do the same. It is time for Scheer to put his ego aside and consider the impact of his staying on as leader on the party, his family […]

Cross Border Shopping Blues for Upstate NY Self Inflicted. By Jamie Gilcig 112719

Cross Border Shopping Blues for Upstate NY Self Inflicted.  By Jamie Gilcig 112719

Growing up in Montreal in the 70’s led me, as well as thousands of my fellow near border Canadians to spending time in Upstate NY. My dad being my dad we ended up owning a few houses, and after having breakfast in a “joint” called Ma Coakley’s kitchen. After eating breakfast there one Saturday morning […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – New Cabinet, Same Trudeau 112219 #cdnpoli

View From the Hill.  By Keith Beardsley – New Cabinet, Same Trudeau 112219 #cdnpoli

When does 35+2= 0 That isn’t new math, that is the sum total of Trudeau’s new cabinet. Adding two extra ministers hasn’t helped a bit and the deadwood remains, maybe shuffled around a bit, but still there. Let’s look at 3 examples: Mona Fortier is the new Minister of Middle Class Prosperity. Now there is […]

Scotia Bank Call Centre Folds More Job Decay in Cornwall Ontario. By Jamie Gilcig 112219

Scotia Bank Call Centre Folds More Job Decay in Cornwall Ontario. By Jamie Gilcig 112219

Scores, Lowe’s, and now the Scotia Bank call centre. It’s becoming clear that Cornwall Ontario simply isn’t a place to succeed in business. Normally closures come after Christmas, but there are starting to flood before. A weak employee pool, corrupt and incompetent City Hall, scandals, high electrical rates, and runaway taxes simply are not good […]

We Get Letters – Stephen Czajko – Another Business Closing in Cornwall 112119

We Get Letters – Stephen Czajko – Another Business Closing in Cornwall 112119

Another Business Closing : It’s sad, another loss for workers and bigger unemployment lines. In parallel, Cornwall at least on paper gets another black eye. Perception all around will be that Cornwall cannot keep business afloat. Most of us suspect though that two (2) big box hardware stores in Cornwall was ill conceived at the […]

Cornwall Mayor Clement Hugs Disgraced Educator John McMartin Who Was Charged w Child Sex Assault 111919

Cornwall Mayor Clement Hugs Disgraced Educator John McMartin Who Was Charged w Child Sex Assault 111919

This council reflects our mayor perfectly. Sloppy, unthinking, feebly emotional, and all veneer with little to no substance, leadership, or remote understanding of her and their roles on council. It just goes to show that if you sell your soul to Labour and agree to rubber stamp their demands you too can have a lovely […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Snow, War Amps & Kenny Rogers in Cornwall 111919

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford  Snow, War Amps & Kenny Rogers in Cornwall 111919

On Nov. 11th we had a big snow fall. Luckily it held off until the Remembrance Day ceremonies were over. I had this vague memory of being there as a kid with my class from Central Public. I talked to some seniors and they were talking about the days when they used to go to […]

We get Letters – RE Confused Cornwall Naturopathic Funding by PAC & City Council 111419

We get Letters – RE Confused Cornwall Naturopathic Funding by PAC & City Council 111419

From a CFN viewer: Here’s my understanding of Heart of the City protocol: 1.       It is always best if you actually own real property before applying; 2.       You then apply for funding (new roof, new doors, new windows, a sign, etc) 3.       You submit application; 4.       Approved….YEAH!!!! 5.       City registers a LIEN on title that EVERYBODY CAN SEE!!!!! YEAH! 6.       Once time line […]

After Daring Daylight “Attack” on Cornwall Councillor and Mayor… Is Anyone Safe? LTE 111219

After Daring Daylight “Attack” on Cornwall Councillor and Mayor… Is Anyone Safe? LTE 111219

Dear Editor, This past week the Cornwall community was stunned by a Facebook post claiming an “attack” had been perpetrated on a Cornwall City Councillor and the Cornwall Mayor. Information in the post suggested that the weapon used in the “attack” may have been a pen, rumoured to have been mightier than a sword; this […]

Confusion & Corruption Erupt from Cornwall Over National Post Spanking & Seaway News Corrects Defamatory Slur of CFN. By Jamie Gilcig 110719

Confusion & Corruption Erupt from Cornwall Over National Post Spanking & Seaway News Corrects Defamatory Slur of CFN. By Jamie Gilcig 110719

We live in a community that sadly discounts truth and integrity. Where terms like “fake news” get bandied around by people that truly have no understanding of news or how news works. Some of whom get elected to office. If you live in a community with little accountability this is how circus behavior occurs. Blow […]

Was Cornwall Council Tricked out of $45K by Sciency-sounding Alt-med Speak Naturopathic Clinic? 110519

Was Cornwall Council Tricked out of $45K by Sciency-sounding Alt-med Speak Naturopathic Clinic? 110519

By Mary Anne Pankhurst There are dangers that can accompany the designation of “Dr.” to people who work in the broad, $ multi-billion marketplace of alternative medicine. Governments and citizens can be tricked, seriously harmed or even killed by the plausible-sounding notions and potions sold by well-spoken, caring practitioners, who use quasi-medical language and props […]

No Treat to Taxpayers in Cornwall as Council Treats Naturopath to $45K Grant. By Mary Anne Pankhurst 110119

No Treat to Taxpayers in Cornwall as Council Treats Naturopath to $45K Grant. By Mary Anne Pankhurst  110119

Just before Halloween, when it was announced that city council is shelling out $45,000. to sweeten the launch of a local naturopath’s ‘medical clinic,’ some people couldn’t help but wonder if the “treat” is some sort of a trick. Like many communities across Canada, Cornwall has a recruitment plan and is trying to attract doctors. This […]

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Thanksgiving & Good Music! 102319

Seniors Situation Room. By Dawn Ford – Thanksgiving & Good Music! 102319

The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence have been busy lately. Recently, they had a BBQ. Hot Dogs! Hamburgers! Salads galore and delicious desserts. Organizers were Pat Marchand, Dorenda Dorey and her 103 year young Mother, Edna. They had a big crowd. No wonder, with all that nice food to eat already prepared and no […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Election Aftermath & Messy Days Coming #CDNPOLI 102219

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Election Aftermath & Messy Days Coming #CDNPOLI 102219

Election 2019 has come and gone, and the aftermath will be felt for years to come. Other than the defeat of Lisa Raitt and Ralph Goodale I wasn’t surprised by the results. With such a poor showing in Alberta and Saskatchewan, watch for Trudeau to appoint Goodale to the Senate and make him a cabinet […]

Election Day After a Dismal Campaign Period – View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley 102119 #CDNPOLI

Election Day After a Dismal Campaign Period – View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley 102119 #CDNPOLI

Election Day is finally here. In spite of a dismal election campaign by all of the parties exercise your democratic right and vote. It was one of those campaigns where voters wish a POX on all of them. People I talk to and that includes several partisans, made up their minds walking into the voting […]

View From the Hill. By Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Wearing Bullet Proof Vest @ Rally Not a Sign of a Strong Canadian Democracy 101319 #cdnpoli

View From the Hill.  By Keith Beardsley – Trudeau Wearing Bullet Proof Vest @ Rally Not a Sign of a Strong Canadian Democracy 101319 #cdnpoli

At last night’s rally, Trudeau was surrounded by bodyguards and it is reported that he was wearing a bulletproof vest. Like him or not, this is not a healthy sign for democracy in Canada. No politician or their family should ever feel threated. However, it is a sign of the times as faceless people hiding […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Art, Charity, & Thanks for Paramedics 100919

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Art, Charity, & Thanks for Paramedics 100919

Hand washing is paramount now that the flu season will be upon us. I read in a few articles that the problem is that we don’t wash our hands long enough. It was suggested that when washing with soap and good warm water to sing the “Happy Birthday” song – two verses and also to […]