Are you Politicked Out Yet & Does Anyone Really Care? by Jamie Gilcig DEC 23, 2015

Are you Politicked Out Yet & Does Anyone Really Care? by Jamie Gilcig  DEC 23, 2015

It’s interesting to see what hits a button with people and what doesn’t?   In this age of internet newspapers like CFN we get to see direct results by page view counts, comments, and of course Social Media chatter. In 2015 we also live in an age of near Orwellian times.   Mass media, the […]

Media Thoughts on Viewer Comments As CBC and Others Shut Them Down by Jamie Gilcig DEC 1, 2015

Media Thoughts on Viewer Comments As CBC and Others Shut Them Down by Jamie Gilcig DEC 1, 2015

In a quadruple media reference this morning a very interesting topic was discussed; online comments by viewers. The media trend now is to shut them down.   Locally the Postmedia owned Standard Freeholder has had them shut down for quite awhile, while two other outlets hyper moderate.   In our market we have the only […]

Arbitration Award for Cornwall Firefighters  Obscene LTE William Hopkinson NOV 28, 2015

Arbitration Award for Cornwall Firefighters  Obscene LTE William Hopkinson NOV 28, 2015

Obscene is one way to put it.  The way arbitrators treat taxpayers is what I’m referring to.  The latest labour contract arbitration award for Cornwall firefighters is nothing short of obscene and short-sighted.  In brief the firefighters received 1.5% for Jan. 1, 2013, 1% for July 1, 2013, 1.5% for Jan. 1, 2014, 1% for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Centre Culturel To Take Space at Cornwall General Hospital to Form New French Art Gallery – SEPT 22, 2015

Centre Culturel To Take Space at Cornwall General Hospital to Form New French Art Gallery – SEPT 22, 2015

The buzz is that the Centre Culturel, which currently sits in a building owned by City Councilor Brock Frost will be moving into the Cornwall General Hospital where it will open a French Art Gallery and Library. The group is taking over a large 1000 square foot space as well as extra storage on the […]

The Thimbleheads & I Love Garlic – OR Silly Clique Politics Strike Again in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig

The Thimbleheads & I Love Garlic – OR Silly Clique Politics Strike Again in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig

So I have a friend who is an amazing grower.   He has a maple sugar bush and grows many strains of amazing Organic Garlic. He called asking if I was going to be at the fest Sunday.    I said nope.  I would be catching up on house work, catching up on Kat Denning’s […]

Kilger or O’Shaughnessy? Who’s the Better Mayor of Cornwall? POLL August 16, 2015

Kilger or O’Shaughnessy?  Who’s the Better Mayor of Cornwall?  POLL  August 16, 2015

I was chatting with a veteran Cornwall politico this week and the subject turned to a common one; whether current Cornwall mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy was an improvement over the man he defeated, Bob Kilger? This was after Les lost a key vote on hiring of fire fighters at Monday night’s council meeting.   I pointed […]

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 […]

City Hall in Cornwall Needs to Smarten Up, Not Get into PR Game by Jamie Gilcig – AUG 10, 2015

City Hall in Cornwall Needs to Smarten Up, Not Get into PR Game by Jamie Gilcig – AUG 10, 2015

It’s always interesting to see spin emanate from City Hall.   It’s rarely graceful.   Bob Peters and Kevin Lajoie have teamed to essentially “Brand” Cornwall.   It’s been an odd failure of an exercise and some of my fellow journalists have questioned why the City is essentially trying to do our jobs? It’s the […]

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 […]

2,183, 770 Human Page Views for CFN in June 2015 – Where did you advertise? NUMBERS

2,183, 770 Human Page Views for CFN in June 2015 – Where did you advertise?   NUMBERS

  The one consistent when I’ve entertained offers to purchase CFN these past three years has been the request that I remain in some capacity with the paper.    The negotiations that have commenced this week are no different in that aspect. The one big difference was that Cornwall be dropped.    The non local […]

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 […]

The Worst List in Cornwall for 2015 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS April 4, 2015

The Worst List in Cornwall for 2015 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS April 4, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  CFN is putting together a list of the top, or perhaps bottom, list of people in our amazing city.  These are the self serving nasties that hold our community back and discredit us again, and again, but for mystic (or not so mystic) reasons are still allowed to play outside unattended or […]