Grumpy Old Men Lead Charge to Kill Arts Funding in Cornwall Ontario Budget Hearings by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 10, 2015

Grumpy Old Men Lead Charge to Kill Arts Funding in Cornwall Ontario Budget Hearings by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 10, 2015

CFN – Claude McIntosh & Andre Rivette led the charge against Art funding at the Budget Committee meeting Monday.    Groups had ten minutes only to sing for their supper with some follow up questions with Bernadette Clement chairing. For disclosure purposes I am on the board of our Art Gallery that has run for […]

Maurice Dupelle May Bring in Closed Meeting Investigator over In Camera Session in Cornwall Ontario – March 5, 2015

Maurice Dupelle May Bring in Closed Meeting Investigator over In Camera Session in Cornwall Ontario – March 5, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Councilor Maurice Dupelle is frustrated.  After his first term as councilor was mired in scandal and controversy he’s now facing the decision to call in the closed meeting investigator (cue Hugo!) over his allegation that much of what occurred at a recent in camera meeting was in fact not in camera information. […]

Are City Council Using Ad Dollars as Weapon of Control in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 2, 2015

Are City Council Using Ad Dollars as  Weapon of Control in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 2, 2015

CFN – Is your council using ad dollars as a tool to control media in Cornwall?   It’s a valid question.    For three years now City Council and its tentacles have boycotted this newspaper.  CFN has the largest audience in the city and are the only media outlet to consistently (if at all) publish […]

Mark MacDonald – Time to Admit Budget Problem – Letter to the Editor – FEB 27, 2015

Mark MacDonald – Time to Admit Budget Problem – Letter to the Editor – FEB 27, 2015

Dear Editor: With respect to the city budget and the huge financial problem that we are facing, we must stay focused on admitting that we (everyone that works for the city) have a problem and we need help. Empirical data shows that the disproportionate rate of growth in our protective services budgets is having a […]

Pink Shirt No Bullying – Firefighters & The UCDSB & Swastikas by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 26, 2015

Pink Shirt No Bullying – Firefighters & The UCDSB & Swastikas by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 26, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – So are things improving when it comes to bullying in the Cornwall area?   Another Pink Shirt day passed.  It was the usual blah blah rah rah. Monday night about 20 or so of our firefighters showed up at City Council.  Some might consider that a form of intimidation or bullying of […]

Conflicted Eric Covington Appeals to City Hall To Cut Art Group Funding by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 24, 2015

Conflicted Eric Covington Appeals to City Hall To Cut Art Group Funding by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 24, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – First he was on the board of YAC (Your Arts Council) and then he was off, rumored to be regarding a…..Conflict of Interest. Next Eric Covington joined up with TAG’s new board (The Art Gallery of Cornwall).    TAG, going through it’s third board in less than five years has been struggling at […]

Cornwall Ontario Facing Budget Crisis Over Fire, EMS, & Police Services by Jamie Gilcig FEB 21, 2015

Cornwall Ontario Facing Budget Crisis Over Fire, EMS, & Police Services by Jamie Gilcig FEB 21, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Cutting taxes may be great buzz words to getting elected, but they are a lot harder to implement. What you have in today’s Cornwall are a group of council.   There are a few experienced hands on deck like Mayor O’Shaughnessy, Elaine MacDonald, Mark MacDonald, Andre Rivette, and Bernadette Clement. You have […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Of Arts & Bike Paths in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 12, 2015

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Of Arts & Bike Paths in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 12, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  Monday night two subjects stood out.   Now these were distractions from the bigger mess of our budget which preliminary numbers are looking at a tax increase of over 5% which simply is not acceptable, especially considering the bloating of taxes through eight years of Kilger rule. The first issue I’ll write […]

Cornwall City Council To Vote on New Arts Position – I and Management Say Nay by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 9, 2015

Cornwall City Council To Vote on New Arts Position – I and Management Say Nay by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 9, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Sheep.  Not everyone likes them.  They can be a bit like Art.  Well actually that would be taking artistic licence as sheep really aren’t like art unless well….we are entering a fuzzy zone of mystical proportions that probably aren’t relative to tonight’s City Council meeting in Cornwall where one of the issues […]

Councilors Want to Revert Second Street Bike Path Changes by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 9, 2015

Councilors Want to Revert Second Street Bike Path Changes by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 9, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Sometimes politicians listen.   Councilor Mark M MacDonald sent out an email to Mayor O’Shaughnessy and Council as well as the media. His thoughts echoed a CFN editorial from awhile back where the public also voted in our poll about changing the dangerous changes to 2nd Street here in Cornwall. Hello Mr. […]

SD&G MP Guy Lauzon Outs CCPS Officers Involved in Donation to Mystery Man in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 4, 2015

SD&G MP Guy Lauzon Outs CCPS Officers Involved in Donation to Mystery Man in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 4, 2015

CFN –   Harper MP Guy Lauzon singled out a group of Cornwall Police that he stated were responsible for donating to the mystery man who sold his wedding ring, after 54 years of marriage, to allegedly pay for food for he and his wife who the story states is suffering from Alzheimer Disease. He […]

Kilger Illness Delays CFN T Shirt Trial Against City in Cornwall Ontario – JAN 15, 2015

Kilger Illness Delays CFN T Shirt Trial Against City in Cornwall Ontario – JAN 15, 2015

CFN – The City of Cornwall has asked for a delay of the trial regarding the removal of editor Jamie Gilcig from Council when he didn’t like Mr. Gilcig’s t shirt. The delay, because of the former Mayor’s health issues, should be a few months taking the case past the two year mark to resolve.  Hopefully […]

Cornwall CAO Norm Levac Finally Answers 5 Questions – Vincent Ice Rink Rebuild Starts Saturday January 10, 2015

Cornwall CAO Norm Levac Finally Answers 5 Questions – Vincent Ice Rink Rebuild Starts Saturday January 10, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – In what has been a not so magical mystery tour the City of Cornwall has relented and agreed to allow the Vincent family ice rink to at least finish off the season, even though part of the ice surface is on City property (as is the family’s driveway). Hello Jamie, I believe […]

Vincent Family Discouraged as City Refuses to Answer Simple Rink Rebuild Questions by Jamie Gilcig – JAN 9, 2015

Vincent Family Discouraged as City Refuses to Answer Simple Rink Rebuild Questions by Jamie Gilcig – JAN 9, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Brian Vincent is feeling discouraged.  The family was happy when a new group came together to help rebuild their family rink. A meeting was requested by the group for Thursday morning with Bill De Wit, the city manager who attended the initial break down of the boards as ordered directly by Cornwall […]

Group Forms to Legally Rebuild the Vincent Rink in Cornwall Ontario – Will You Help? JAN 7, 2015

Group Forms to Legally Rebuild the Vincent Rink in Cornwall Ontario – Will You Help?  JAN 7, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – While City Hall may not have supported the ice rink on Monaco Crescent in Cornwall, the people of the community and frankly, all across Canada clearly do. So much so that a group has been formed to rebuild the Vincent’s rink.  Members will be meeting Thursday at City Hall in hopes that […]

Two Cornwall Political Deaths – Mrs. Laurette Kilger & David Denneny Pass Away – JAN 6, 2015

Two Cornwall Political Deaths – Mrs. Laurette Kilger & David Denneny Pass Away – JAN 6, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – This week saw the passing of two political family members in Cornwall Ontario.   Former Mayor Bob Kilger saw the passing of his mother, Laurette Kilger on December 31st.    Mrs. Kilger (87) had been at Glen Stor Dun Lodge.   Mayor Kilger was a frequent visitor usually attending at least three […]