Chem Tank Cover Up Points to Bob Peters in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 9, 2015

Chem Tank Cover Up Points to Bob Peters in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – DEC 9, 2015

Incredulously enough City Council asked the very person at the root of the Chem tank cover up scandal to issue a report, which he did last month. Bob Peters is the number two in our Economic Development office.  His tome to council reads like a game of Three Card Monte.  See the joker?   Follow […]

Clement, MacDonald & Hebert Defeated on Water Rate HIKE in Cornwall Ontario DEC 4, 2015

Clement, MacDonald & Hebert Defeated on Water Rate HIKE in Cornwall Ontario DEC 4, 2015

Has there ever been a tax increase that councilor Bernadette Clement or Elaine MacDonald ever turned down?   With a management report requesting nearly a 5% single year jacking of the water rates in Cornwall she, Elaine MacDonald, and her puppy Councilor Carilyne MacDonald were the only three on council to support said rate hike […]

Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy Wins CFN’s 2015 Hypocrite of the Year Award

Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy Wins CFN’s 2015 Hypocrite of the Year Award

What can you say when someone runs on a campaign against City Hall corruption featuring a Whistle blower at his campaign opening and essentially turns his back on her after getting elected? Why that’s almost like stabbing the person that got you elected or having to find a judge to give you a free pass […]

What’s Biting Hugo’s Bum & The Return of Denis Carr to Council by Jamie Gilcig NOV 11, 2015

What’s Biting Hugo’s Bum & The Return of Denis Carr to Council by Jamie Gilcig NOV 11, 2015

You ever see someone and you know that either they aren’t sleeping, are about to lose their job, or simply aren’t getting enough TLC? Hugo Rodrigues, editor of the Standard Freeholder, has been on the warpath of late.   We here call it “Gilcig very very lite.” The biggest difference is that I tend to […]

The Art Centre Elaine & Carilyne Want to Build on Lies in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig NOV 5, 2015

The Art Centre Elaine & Carilyne Want to Build on Lies in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig NOV 5, 2015

Yes, I know, I’ve got emails from many of you complaining that I haven’t been writing as much here on CFN these past months. The truth is since January of this year I’ve been spending 40-60 hours per week trying to save our 33 year old institution that is our public art gallery here in […]

Hugo & Todd Fight It Out Over Appointing Denis Carr to Council in Cornwall OCT 31, 2015

Hugo & Todd Fight It Out Over Appointing Denis Carr to Council in Cornwall OCT 31, 2015

Halloween seems a great time to write this piece and ponder the future of this term on council. After the utter joke that was not only the Brock Frost term on council, but the manner in which council dealt with the the hot mess that was his tenure the public is sorta mulling about what […]

CFN Subscription Drive – Do You Value Independent Media? OCT 26, 2015

CFN Subscription Drive – Do You Value Independent Media?  OCT 26, 2015

It’s that time of the year!    Twice per year we ask you, our dear CFN viewers to support your favorite source for independent media. All you had to do was watch the coverage from this last election to see how important not only independent media are, but that your voice gets to be heard […]

Cornwall Councilor Maurice Dupelle Talks Chem Tanks After Lauzon Eruption by Jamie Gilcig OCT 16, 2015

Cornwall Councilor Maurice Dupelle Talks Chem Tanks After Lauzon Eruption by Jamie Gilcig OCT 16, 2015

CFN chatted with Cornwall City Councilor Maurice Dupelle over the Chem Tank scandal and cover up that has leaked its way into the Federal election as Councilor Bernadette Clement is running for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. While many media and politicos are targeting Lauzon the cover up clearly was by the City of Cornwall.    The […]

Elaine MacDonald Leads Hypocrisy Charge in Cornwall Over GSDL RFP by Jamie Gilcig

Elaine MacDonald Leads Hypocrisy Charge in Cornwall Over GSDL RFP by Jamie Gilcig

It’s very rare that this Cornwall Council does the right thing.  That’s why it was pleasantly odd to see them do exactly that over the Glen Stor Dun Lodge Pharmacy RFP as I wrote about it after that fateful Monday evening.  LINK In that piece I posted this question: Monday night’s meeting can be the […]

GSDL RFP Proves It’s Time to Clean House at City Hall in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

GSDL RFP Proves It’s Time to Clean House at City Hall in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig

Monday night was a rarity for this council.   It did the right thing and rejected the recommdation from City Staff to give an Ottawa firm the pharmacy contract to Glen Stor Dun Lodge, or long term care facility. Previously it had been with local long time pharmacy Medical Arts before being switched over under […]

Council to Waste $47,940 + HST on Arts Centre Feasibility Study by Jamie Gilcig

Council to Waste $47,940 + HST on Arts Centre Feasibility Study by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – Tonight council will most likely be giving out nearly $50K to an architectural firm for a feasibility study to create an arts centre in Cornwall or as many in our city are calling it, an utter waste of tax dollars. The community has written cheques to out of town consultants before.  Remember […]

Cornwall Not Buying Local Again – GSDL Pharmacy RFP May Impact Medical Arts Jobs

Cornwall Not Buying Local Again – GSDL Pharmacy RFP May Impact Medical Arts Jobs

The buck stops at the Mayor as he is the leader.   Council dictates policy which in a perfect world is enacted by management.   Then again sometimes management dictates to a weak and ignorant council lacking vision, leadership, and direction. For the second term in a row Council has given the contract for Pharmacy […]

Dupelle or Murphy for Mayor in 2018? Who would you vote for by Jamie Gilcig AUG 28, 2015

Dupelle or Murphy for Mayor in 2018?  Who would you vote for by Jamie Gilcig AUG 28, 2015

As we prep our report card for council for the first half of 2015 there was some discussion about who will run for mayor possibly and who may or may not run for council from this motley group? The buzz is that there’s a chance of a duel between Councilors Maurice Dupelle & David Murphy. […]

City Code of Conduct Exercise a Total Toothless Tiger by Jamie Gilcig – AUG 26, 2015

City Code of Conduct Exercise a Total Toothless Tiger by Jamie Gilcig – AUG 26, 2015

So I just finished reading the document that Mayor O’Shaughnessy & CAO Norm Levac are trying to ram though a all too often gullible public.  Remember, this is the city that elected Brock Frost. The principle of a Code of Conduct is of course a wonderful thing other than the thought that if you have […]

Squeaky Former Union Poobah Now Deputy Fire Chief Gets the Oil as 4 New Hires at FD in Cornwall

Squeaky Former Union Poobah Now Deputy Fire Chief Gets the Oil as 4 New Hires at FD in Cornwall

Bruce Donig parlayed some big headlines complaining about the situation at the Fire Department in Cornwall into a Deputy Fire Chief gig. Now with a little help from the President of the Labour Union, who happens to sit on council, an Ottawa real estate convicted criminal, who also happens to sit on council, a councilor […]

Cornwall Mayor Shows Disconnect As Wormgate Family Takes Stand by Jamie Gilcig AUG 2, 2015 #cwlpoli

Cornwall Mayor Shows Disconnect As Wormgate Family Takes Stand by Jamie Gilcig AUG 2, 2015 #cwlpoli

Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaugnessy finally came out of hiding and spoke with the CBC regarding Wormgate.    He blames Social Media and at the end suggested misinformation.   Oddly enough he spoke with CBC instead of local media. The mayor has refused to grant an interview to CFN since his election even though it was […]

Was Cornwall Newswatch Bill Kingston The Neighbor That Complained About Cadieux Kids Worms in Cornwall ? #wormgate

Was Cornwall Newswatch Bill Kingston The Neighbor That Complained About Cadieux Kids Worms in Cornwall ? #wormgate

The Cadieux family was shocked to read a story written by Bill Kingston of Cornwall Newswatch who turns out to be their neighbor! Mr. Kingston owns the charming home across from the street which caused some neighbors to ask if Mr. Kingston was the party that complained to City Hall which led to an order […]

Worm Kids Lawyer Up to Face City in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – JULY 28, 2015

Worm Kids Lawyer Up to Face City in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – JULY 28, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –   One of Cornwall Ontario’s  most successful lawyers, Andre Bourgon of Bourgon Law, has offered his assistance to Kristopher & Clayton Cadieux after the city served the family with a threat of fines of $240 per day if the boys continued to sell worms from their 2nd Street West home in Riverdale. […]

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