#OPP Transport of FREEZIES Goes Up in Flames on 401E Near Brockville 071818

#OPP Transport of FREEZIES Goes Up in Flames on 401E Near Brockville 071818

(LEEDS, ON.) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Leeds County are continuing an investigation into a transport fire on eastbound Highway 401. On July 18, 2018 at about 1:15 AM, officers of the Leeds County OPP detachment attended a transport fire on Highway 401, west of Brockville in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township. The fire […]

Collisions on 401 Between Cornwall & Brockville LANES CLOSED Will Update JULY 18, 2018

Collisions on 401 Between Cornwall & Brockville LANES CLOSED Will Update JULY 18, 2018

Cornwall Ontario – Two collisions reported by the OPP this morning. First a tractor trailer fire near Brockville UPDATE: Road Closure: #Hwy401 EB at #Hwy2 #Brockville– Traffic now exiting and reentering Hwy401 EB at Hwy2. ^jt — OPPCommunicationsER (@OPP_COMM_ER) July 18, 2018 And now at the Boundary Road exit in Cornwall. Another tractor trailer incident […]

Brockville #OPP Charge Brampton Man w Impaired & Breach @ Shorelines Casino 071218

Brockville #OPP Charge Brampton Man w Impaired & Breach @ Shorelines Casino 071218

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Officers of the Leeds County Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing investigations into incidents involving impaired drivers. On July 11, 2018 at about 6:45 AM O.P.P officers were called to the parking lot at Shorelines Casino in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township. After an investigation 33 year old Sahil ARORA of […]

Brockville Area #OPP Nab Impaired Drivers 062018

Brockville Area #OPP Nab Impaired Drivers 062018

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Officers of the Leeds County Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing investigations into incidents involving impaired drivers. On June 14, 2018 at about 9:00 A.M O.P.P officers were called to a business in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township. The driver attended a business on Fairfax Road where police were […]

Brockville Pride Parade a Hit! By Steven Forrest 060918

Brockville Pride Parade a Hit!  By Steven Forrest 060918

Brockville Ontario – Brockville Pride 2018 on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with perfect weather! With an opening Song – I will survive by Gloria Gaynor.  Three politicians attended today. They mentioned in a  speech that Brockville is in the top 3 GLBTG+ in Ontario per capita and the most Out People in Ontario in a positive […]

Over 30 Injured in Bus Crash Near Brockville on 401w ROAD CLOSED #OPP UPDATED

Over 30 Injured in Bus Crash Near Brockville on 401w ROAD CLOSED #OPP  UPDATED

Cornwall Ontario – Over 30 are injured and Air Ornge are transporting victims to hospital as another dangerous crash occurred on Highway 401. We will update as more info becomes available.   UPDATE ROAD CLOSURE: #Hwy401 WB west of #Prescott – All WB lanes closed at Edward St (Prescott) due to collision, Emergency Services on […]

#OPP Update – 401 OPEN – Tractor Trailer Collision – Prescott to Maitland 050418

#OPP Update –  401 OPEN – Tractor Trailer Collision – Prescott to Maitland 050418

Update #1 Road Closed 401 at Prescott to Maitland – Motor Vehicle Collision   (PRESCOTT, ON) The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is continuing their investigation into the motor vehicle collision that occurred on May 3, 2018, between Prescott and Maitland on the 401 highway. Currently, the east and west bound 401 is open for all […]

Another Tractor Trailer Collision on 401 – Three Vehicles – One Dead Near Brockville 050318

Another Tractor Trailer Collision on 401 – Three Vehicles – One Dead Near Brockville 050318

(PRESCOTT, ON) The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have shut down highway 401 in both directions, between Prescott and Maitland. The OPP are currently investigating a motor vehicle collision involving 2 transports and 1 tanker truck carrying Petroleum.  The tanker carrying petroleum was compromised and fuel cleanup will be required. An involved driver has died at the […]

Another Tractor Trailer Collision on the 401 – Air Ornge Called Near Brockville 050318

Another Tractor Trailer Collision on the 401 – Air Ornge Called Near Brockville 050318

(PRESCOTT, ON) On May 2, 2018, at approximately 6 p.m. the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on highway 401, east bound, between Blue Church Road and Merwin Lane, in Augusta Township. At this location a tractor trailer, caring a flatbed full of load steel rolls, lost control at the construction site […]

16 Year Old Charged Stunt Driving Motorcycle 92 KPH Over Limit on 401 Near Brockville 042518

16 Year Old Charged Stunt Driving Motorcycle 92 KPH Over Limit on 401 Near Brockville 042518

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Members of the Ontario Provincial Police stopped another stunt driver in Leeds County. On April 23, 2018 at about 3:15 P.M. Ontario Provincial Police officers in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township stopped an eastbound motorcycle on Highway 401 driving 92 kilometres over the speed limit. The driver accelerated to that speed between the two Brockville exits. As a […]

#OPP Charge Smiths Falls Woman OLIVIA MAKARENKO +.8 & Driving into Swamp 042418

#OPP Charge Smiths Falls Woman OLIVIA MAKARENKO +.8 & Driving into Swamp 042418

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Officers of the Leeds County Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing investigations into incidents involving impaired drivers. On April 21, 2018 at about 1:20 A.M O.P.P officers were called to a collision in Rideau Lakes Township. A driver failed to stop at a stop sign on County Road 5, crossed Highway 15 […]

CFN is Looking for Summer Interns & Sales Reps! CLICK FOR DETAILS 040818

CFN is Looking for Summer Interns & Sales Reps!  CLICK FOR DETAILS 040818

Do you have a burning passion to work in journalism?   CFN has four openings for Summer Interns.   These are unpaid positions, but this year we will be giving out bonuses to those that complete the Summer!   Email jamie@cornwallfreenews.com As CFN is a digital newspaper you don’t have to be based in the Cornwall area.  We’re […]

#OPP Save Wounded Swan from Song on 1000 Islands Parkway 032018

#OPP Save Wounded Swan from Song on 1000 Islands Parkway 032018

(LEEDS, ON.) – Officers of the Leeds and the Thousand Islands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted in rescuing an injured swan over the weekend. In the early afternoon of March 17, 2018 the assistance of OPP officers was requested with an injured swan on the bicycle path on the Thousand Islands Parkway. Further […]

Aggressive Female Cornwall Driver Collides With Tanker on 401 Near Brockville 031418

Aggressive Female Cornwall Driver Collides With Tanker on 401 Near Brockville 031418

(LEEDS, ON.) – Officers of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a female after a traffic complaint that lead to a collision. On March 14, 2018 at about 5:10 A.M O.P.P officers received a call from a concerned citizen reporting an aggressive driver who was reportedly swerving towards transport vehicles on eastbound Highway 401. About five minutes […]

Cornwall Man Charged w Stunt Driving on 401 Near Brockville While Arguing MPH vs KPH 030618

Cornwall Man Charged w Stunt Driving on 401 Near Brockville While Arguing MPH vs KPH 030618

(LEEDS, ON.) –   Officers of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police educated a driver after the driver performed a stunt while passing a police car on Highway 401 in Leeds County. On March 4, 2018 at about 2:30 AM officers were on mobile patrol on Highway 401, westbound in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township when a westbound car blew […]

CFN 2017 Numbers! 15,345, 911 Human Pageviews UP 13%! CLICK FOR DETAILS!

CFN 2017 Numbers!   15,345, 911 Human Pageviews UP 13%!  CLICK FOR DETAILS!

It’s always amazing to see some local ad choices by businesses in the Cornwall area. The newspaper with the most ads (not necessarily ad dollars) has the least amount of news and least amount of viewers.  We also have seen the demise of two newspapers, le Journal, which again shows that sadly the francophone market […]

#OPP Charge MITCHELL LANCTOT of Brockville w Impaired After Ditch Ride 022118

#OPP Charge MITCHELL LANCTOT of Brockville w Impaired After Ditch Ride 022118

MALE CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED AFTER DRIVING INTO THE DITCH    ELIZABETHTOWN TWP, ON) – Officers of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested an impaired driver following a single motor vehicle collision. On February 20, 2018 at approximately 7:35 pm officers were advised of a vehicle in the ditch on Debruge road with a lone […]

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