29 Council Candidates & 3 for Mayor in Cornwall Ontario for 2014 – POLL Who Will You Vote For?

29 Council Candidates & 3 for Mayor in Cornwall Ontario for 2014 – POLL Who Will You Vote For?

CORNWALL Ontario –  One of the largest groups of candidates I’ve seen since living in Cornwall are running for office in 2014 here in the River City. Running for mayor are CFN Editor Jamie Gilcig, Incumbent Mayor Bob Kilger, and former Councilor Leslie O’Shaughnessy.   29 are running for councilor. (incumbents in BOLD below) It […]

Should Council Kill Fluoride in Cornwall Ontario Drinking Water? Decision Tonight – Sept 8, 2014

Should Council Kill Fluoride in Cornwall Ontario Drinking Water?  Decision Tonight – Sept 8, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Council decides whether accept a report from management and decide on September 22, 2014 to foot the bill and add fluoride to our drinking water or not. With the new treatment plant upgrade costs could be steep while many in the public are demanding an end to the adding of these chemicals […]

Three More to Run for Council in Cornwall Dupelle Carr & Towndale Join Race Sept 5, 2014

Three More to Run for Council in Cornwall Dupelle  Carr & Towndale Join Race Sept 5, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario –   Two familiar faces joined the race for council in Cornwall as incumbents Maurice Dupelle and Denis Carr signed up officially. They contrast as it was Dupelle’s first term on council and Carr is the longest serving elected official.  Where Dupelle was learning the ropes and actually stood up for some issues; […]

Cornwall Ontario’s 18th Candidate for Council – Heather Megill

Cornwall Ontario’s 18th Candidate for Council – Heather Megill

CORNWALL Ontario – Our city’s 18th candidate for Council is Heather Megill.   Ms Megill is a long time resident of Cornwall originally from Newfoundland. She previously ran for council in 1994 and 1997. We chatted on facebook while she’s visiting back in Pouch Cove, a very old fishing community. I asked her about being […]

TC Editor Lihou White Washes Fournier Report While Freeholder Lays Down by Jamie Gilcig

TC Editor Lihou White Washes Fournier Report While Freeholder Lays Down by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – It’s been two days since Monday night’s council meeting in Cornwall where Stephen Fournier presented his report to council.   He really didn’t have to be there for the fifth time.   That’s unusual as Mr. Fournier is simply a closed meeting investigator. In this case it was for the illegal action […]

Conflicted WFC Member Pat Clarke to Run for Council in Cornwall Ontario – July 30, 2014

Conflicted WFC Member Pat Clarke to Run for Council in Cornwall Ontario – July 30, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – In a bewildering flip flop Cornwall Waterfront Committee member Patrick Clarke sent in his press release to announce his decision to run for council. Mr. Clarke (seated between Roy Perkins and Councilor Glen Grant) recently at the meeting where the WFC went in camera illegally as outlined in the Fournier Report also […]

CFN asks the Cornwall Council Candidates – Would you Rescind the Outrageous Council Pay Hike? POLL

CFN asks the Cornwall Council Candidates – Would you Rescind the Outrageous Council Pay Hike?  POLL

CORNWALL Ontario – Last week CFN sent a query to all those officially running for council regarding the voted upon pay hike for elected officials at the last Council meeting. The raise was severe and many residents have voted their outrage at having such increases including those union staff asked to show restraint and accept […]

A Night Of Ignorance & Corruption at the Kilger Council in Cornwall Ontario PT 2 by Jamie Gilcig

A Night Of Ignorance & Corruption at the Kilger Council in Cornwall Ontario PT 2 by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – In what turned out to be one of the longest presentations to council I’ve ever endured Cornwall City council voted to give itself an unprecedented raise Monday evening. The presentation was so long that the mayor and four councilors took potty breaks during the monstrous amount of info provided by the consultants. […]

Should Barstool Prophet Graham Greer Stick to Music or Run for Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

Should Barstool Prophet Graham Greer Stick to Music or Run for Council in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – David Murphy, the  Cornwall City Councilor with the smooth voice and no substance has leaked at Lift Off that his bud, gifted musician Graham Greer, (The Wedgie King of Cornwall!)  is about to throw his guitar pick into the ring and take a run for council in the 2014 election. Mr. Greer, […]

Marc Pilote of Cornwall Ontario on Council Pay Increase – July 12, 2014 Letter to the Editor

Marc Pilote of Cornwall Ontario on Council Pay Increase – July 12, 2014  Letter to the Editor

I normally don’t comment much on municipal affairs but the issue of pay increases for city council that will come up Monday night bothers me no end and proves in my mind that those advocating it are in it for the money. I covered city council for about 30 years and of course pay hikes were always […]

Enough With Consultants – This Is the Way to Go to Decide Council Salary by Jamie Gilcig

Enough With Consultants – This Is the Way to Go to Decide Council Salary by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – What should we pay our mayor and council in Cornwall?  Clearly their salaries are low and some might say you get what you pay for. There are some, like Bernadette Clement, that spend mightily to get elected and clearly are using the role of Councilor as a stepping stone for either higher […]

What Will it Take to Get the City of Cornwall To Support Local Business by Jamie Gilcig

What Will it Take to Get the City of Cornwall To Support Local Business by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – One of the things that few people know about me is that I’m agoraphobic.  IE I have fear of crowds and in particular speaking in front of crowds. I know; it’s nuts;but there’s something magical about challenging our fears that amps me up. I used to joke about being a macho hypochondriac; […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – More Stink in Cornwall as Kilger Council Reverses Garbage Decision

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – More Stink in Cornwall as Kilger Council Reverses Garbage Decision

CORNWALL Ontario –  In election years many politicians pander to the public hoping to gain or retain support.  It’s not rocket science.  Some governments play with budgets even so as to have a war chest to spend.    Some simply throw bones not caring that taxes will go up. Last night our council reversed a […]

Mark A MacDonald Hosts Info Meeting for Cornwall Ontario Councilor Candidates – MARCH 6, 2014 CLICK FOR DETAILS

Mark A MacDonald Hosts Info Meeting for Cornwall Ontario Councilor Candidates – MARCH 6, 2014 CLICK FOR DETAILS

Greetings:  we will have two guest speakers and we are meeting at the Navy Club this time–we are starting at 6:00 pm. I am hosting an open meeting for declared candidates and those people that may be thinking of running for a COUNCILLOR POSITION.  This time it’s downstaris at the NAVY CLUB on Sixth St., from 6:00 pm till […]

Cornwall Ontario Councilor David Murphy Files for RE Election – Feb. 26, 2014

Cornwall Ontario Councilor David Murphy Files for RE Election – Feb. 26, 2014

CFN – Cornwall Ontario City Councilor David Murphy has filed his papers for re election.  The first time councilor has been a part of the most dysfunctional council in the city’s history. Murdering Beavers, Pigeons, Geese, Coyotes, the Fitzpatrick scandal, the firing of HR Manager Robert Menagh to move into a new direction which still […]

Jamie Gilcig for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario & I announce that My CFN Shares Go to Market Feb 21,2014

Jamie Gilcig for Mayor of Cornwall Ontario & I announce that My CFN Shares Go to Market Feb 21,2014

CORNWALL Ontario – One of the reasons I didn’t run for office last term is that CFN was still in its infancy and frankly the other media have been less than civil.   Note in question is that the two that covered my announcement yesterday both went yellow bringing up the political smear of last […]

11th Councilor – Is Bob Peters Going to Get Mark Boileau’s Job for Rigging the Chem Tanks on Cornwall’s Waterfront?

11th Councilor – Is Bob Peters Going to Get Mark Boileau’s Job for Rigging the Chem Tanks on Cornwall’s Waterfront?

CORNWALL Ontario – The buzz around City Hall via the Chem Tanks is that shortly Economic Development head Mark Boileau will be shifted out into Stephen Alexander’s gig, and that Bob “Vienna Sausage” Peters will take over the department. Now of course this is rumour and speculation; but it sadly is almost believable based on […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – The Chemical Tanks on the Kaneb Oil Tank Site Issue Feb 18, 2014

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – The Chemical Tanks on the Kaneb Oil Tank Site Issue Feb 18, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – The Chemical tanks on the former Kaneb Oil tank site issue is  heating up  again.   Some of the questions I get in conversation is what I would have done if I had been mayor or on council in regards to the tanks as much of the issue is in the hands […]