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. […]

City Hall in Cornwall Ontario Shuts Down Worm Selling Kids – Threatens $240 per Day Fines! JULY 27, 2015 #cwlpoli

City Hall in Cornwall Ontario Shuts Down Worm Selling Kids – Threatens $240 per Day Fines!  JULY 27, 2015 #cwlpoli

CORNWALL Ontario – As Robert Cadieux explains it, he was shocked to come home from taking the kids to La Ronde in Montreal to find a notice from the City of Cornwall threatening him with fines of $240 per day. The infraction?   His kids selling worms that they pluck out of their own and […]

It’s Time For Artists To Step Up in Cornwall Ontario as TAG FUNDING Still in Crisis by Jamie Gilcig JULY 11, 2015

It’s Time For Artists To Step Up in Cornwall Ontario as TAG FUNDING Still in Crisis by Jamie Gilcig JULY 11, 2015

I’m not big on veneers.    Politicians live by them.   I’d rather be liked, or disliked, for whom I am than who I want people to see me as. There’s been a certain irony to watch the hate and stupidity roll here in Cornwall of late. We have the Bill & Todd show where […]

YAC Cuts Ties With It’s ED Bruce Davis in Cornwall Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig #CWLARTS

YAC Cuts Ties With  It’s ED Bruce Davis in Cornwall Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig #CWLARTS

YAC (Your Arts Council) announced today that it was moving away from having an Executive Director and cutting ties with Bruce Davis. Davis had been with YAC since it’s political inception with Community Futures under Francois Desormeaux. YAC had stated at the budget hearings that it needed cash from the City of Cornwall to retain […]

NEW FACES Juried Art Show & Market Hits TAG Cornwall JULY 4, 2015 #ARTS #TAGC

NEW FACES Juried Art Show & Market Hits TAG Cornwall  JULY 4, 2015 #ARTS #TAGC

CORNWALL Ontario – The Art Gallery of Cornwall has overcome many obstacles in 2015.    Board changes, a punitive City Council cutting its funding to ZERO, but the 33 year old public art gallery has shown that art and artists are a resilient bunch. Tired of the petty infighting within the local art community the […]

Time for Harper MP Guy Lauzon to Not Run Canada Day in Cornwall & City Ad Boycott of Largest Media June 30, 2015

Time for Harper MP Guy Lauzon to Not Run Canada Day in Cornwall & City Ad Boycott of Largest Media  June 30, 2015

Oh Canada!   Tomorrow is July 1st.  Sadly you won’t see CFN participating in our local event that is about to be rained out (bad karma thanks to Guy) as our MP has hijacked Canada Festivities in our city. Canada Day, above all days, should be inclusive and community building.  Sadly our MP runs the […]

City Hall Shuffle at City Hall Gives More Power to Maureen Adams, but Does it Save $$$ by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 23, 2015

City Hall Shuffle at City Hall Gives More Power to Maureen Adams, but Does it Save $$$ by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 23, 2015

Not everyone is good or bad, smart or dumb, or even evil pollywosits….   City Hall has restructured after losing Stephen Alexanders salary due to retirement. The city issued the press release below.  It gives CFO Maureen Alexander a stronger grip of how things runs as Norm Levac gets ready for his retirement.   Mark […]

Council Shafts River Kings in Cornwall Ontario – Rink Funding Limited to 30% JUNE 22, 2015

Council Shafts River Kings in Cornwall Ontario – Rink Funding Limited to 30% JUNE 22, 2015

So here were the options that council weighed in after a report from Management at Monday night’s council meeting. That Council approve the following: 1. That Council approve a three year agreement with the Cornwall Colts based on the same contract provisions as the last contract, as contained in this report, and as well, continue […]

City Has Chance to Show Positive Leadership in Rink Cash Decisions for Colts & River Kings by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 21, 2015

City Has Chance to Show Positive Leadership in Rink Cash Decisions for Colts & River Kings by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 21, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Council and management have a chance to show some leadership and do something positive as it’s that time to decide on what to do with our hockey rink contracts. Right now the Cornwall Colts have a ridiculous arrangement where they get subsidized by the city and get the ad revenue from the Civic […]

Conflict of Interest Application In Cornwall to Change Date as Judge in Conflict On Same Committee JUNE 19, 2015

Conflict of Interest Application In Cornwall to Change Date as Judge in Conflict On Same Committee JUNE 19, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – In an ironic and um….conflicted twist, Cornwall Ontario Solicitor David Sherriff Scott of the firm Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) has requested a new judge for the first appearance of the Conflict of Interest Application against Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, & councilors Elaine MacDonald, and Carilyne Hebert because of a conflict of the judge […]

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