Walmart Buying Target Distribution Centre in Cornwall Ontario – Thumbs Down by Jamie Gilcig – MAY 8, 2015

Walmart Buying Target Distribution Centre in Cornwall Ontario – Thumbs Down by Jamie Gilcig – MAY 8, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – There are some excited and joyous about Wal-Mart taking over the old Target warehouse facility.  There’s talk of a few hundred more jobs. More jobs of course is never a bad thing, but sadly to this writer this is not good news. Competition for positions is good for the residents of a […]

It’s Not News Without the Truth – Norm Levac & Kathleen Wynne by Jamie Gilcig – APRIL 26, 2015

It’s Not News Without the Truth – Norm Levac & Kathleen Wynne by Jamie Gilcig – APRIL 26, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  It’s been a whirlwind of a week here in Cornwall and CFN Central. As many viewers know all of my criminal charges have now been dropped. Chiefly the police charges that I’d made threatening phone calls and uttered threats against Mike Bedard, formerly of Roy’s & Platinum Pools, and apparently of SCM […]

Leslie O’Shaugnessy & Elaine MacDonald in Conflict of Interest Over Benson Project in Cornwall Ontario APRIL 21, 2015

Leslie O’Shaugnessy & Elaine MacDonald in Conflict of Interest Over Benson Project in Cornwall Ontario APRIL 21, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  A Kilgeresque moment Monday night at a special Cornwall Ontario City Council meeting as Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy and Councilor Elaine MacDonald refused to declare themselves in Conflict of Interest even though they are on the very steering committee that was seeking cash. (and apparently will receive it.) Councilor Carilyne Hebert, who sits […]

Some Thoughts on Art & Taxes in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – April 3, 2015

Some Thoughts on Art & Taxes in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – April 3, 2015

CFN – What a busy week.   Congratulations first off to YAC.  City Council decided to give the group nearly $1,000 cash per member for this year.      That gives hope for the arts community as TAG has nearly 200 members.  Could a big cheque be on the way to the city’s public gallery soon? […]

Are Firefighters Smarter Than Artists in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – March 30, 2015

Are Firefighters Smarter Than Artists in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – March 30, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – There may be something that artists in Cornwall Ontario can learn from Firefighters.    The charade that has been this year’s budget committee has given lip service to cutting taxes. With half of council having signed a pledge to do so it seems the only things cut were the arts which are […]

TAG Cornwall President Wyatt Walsh Letter to the Editor – MARCH 18, 2015

TAG Cornwall President Wyatt Walsh Letter to the Editor – MARCH 18, 2015

Dear Editor, It was suggested at the Budget Committee session that TAG was not a stable organization or that there were questions about its future?. TAG Cornwall has been around over thirty years, over twenty in the same location. While it has endured criticism, as all organizations have at one point or another; it has […]

Cornwall Ontario Budget Committee Bad Theatre by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 14,2015 #cwlpoli #tagca

Cornwall Ontario Budget Committee Bad Theatre by Jamie Gilcig MARCH 14,2015  #cwlpoli #tagca

CORNWALL Ontario –  The Seaway News editor Todd Lihou was all goo goo over praise given to the paper along with The Freeholder and Cornwall Newswatch. He doesn’t  get why they get that praise.  During the budget process, of which Ms Clement is the chair, the city has been given a near free pass. The […]

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 […]

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