Whistle-blower Forum by Diane Shay – 2018 & 2014 Election Promises Broken Part 2

Whistle-blower Forum by Diane Shay – 2018 & 2014 Election Promises  Broken Part 2

I have been searching online for major accomplishments of this Council and came up short other than ongoing significant tax increases over the past 10 years and building the Benson Centre. Tax payers simply cannot afford to leave this Council in power. Each and every day city employees work to meet the needs of taxpayers. […]

Wanna Buy a Newspaper? Turn Key Cornwall Regional Eyeballs – CFN FOR SALE

Wanna Buy a Newspaper?  Turn Key Cornwall Regional Eyeballs – CFN FOR SALE

February will be the tenth anniversary of this newspaper.   That’s a long time and a lot of hard work. It’s resulted in over 1 million human pageviews monthly.      LINK Sadly, CFN never became the creative fount of positivity I envisioned when I started this venture in February of 2009.   You can’t do creative marketing […]

Is Democracy Dead in Cornwall Ontario? By Jamie Gilcig 082818

Is Democracy Dead in Cornwall Ontario?  By Jamie Gilcig 082818

Cornwall Ontario – Democracy dies when people don’t tend to it.  That means voting. It means being active more than just at elections. It means becoming aware to some degree of what the monkeys at City Hall get up to.   I mean we have a city clerk that can’t even get candidate contact information correct […]

Seniors Leaving Cornwall Too – Cost of Living Corruption Lack of Culture Cited 080718

Seniors Leaving Cornwall Too –  Cost of Living Corruption Lack of Culture Cited 080718

Cornwall Ontario –  So I was chatting with a friend who’s nearly 80 and she’s planning to sell her home and leave Cornwall.   She shared a few more of her friends were leaving too. Another friend in her 40’s shared that she’s moving to Ottawa and then shares that she has about a half dozen […]

City of Cornwall Runs Up Legal Bill Acquiring Mayor’s Personal Judgment 072718

City of Cornwall Runs Up Legal Bill Acquiring Mayor’s Personal Judgment 072718

Cornwall Ontario –  So this writer is sitting at his desk when the phone rings.   Someone connected to City Hall informs me that the Conflicted Conflict of Interest award given to Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, and Councilors Elaine Macdonald and Carilyne Hebert has been transferred to the City of Cornwall. All three are running for […]

Brutal Aftermath of Poirier Furniture Fire in Cornwall Ontario 072718

Brutal Aftermath of Poirier Furniture Fire in Cornwall Ontario 072718

Cornwall Ontario –  Many this morning are questioning how the fire that torched three buildings in the le village section of Cornwall was allowed to escalate or get away from local firefighters? Many other buildings were damaged from effects of the fire with some seeing their vinyl siding melt for example from the heat of […]

Would Cornwall City Hall Really Not Pave My Sidewalk? Neighbors Bring Petition to Council by Jamie Gilcig 070713

Would Cornwall City Hall Really Not Pave My Sidewalk?  Neighbors Bring Petition to Council by Jamie Gilcig 070713

Cornwall Ontario – When my neighbor came to me complaining that they city was refusing to repave the sidewalks on our block because I lived on here I laughed at him.   I mean, that’s nuts and silly.   It would be an abuse of the public purse too. Imagine repaving a block up and a block […]

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay – FORMS Of RETALIATION  IN THE WORKPLACE 061818

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay – FORMS Of RETALIATION  IN THE WORKPLACE 061818

  “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive.  You will thrive in-spite of it.”  Joel Osteen. All retaliation impacts many employees and is a serious issue for organizations not to mention very difficult to resolve. Retaliation rates are climbing and […]

CUPE Workers in Cornwall Set to Return to Work Tuesday JUNE 12, 2018

CUPE Workers in Cornwall Set to Return to Work Tuesday JUNE 12, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –   CUPE sent out a release today. The four CUPE locals who have been on strike in Cornwall have each ratified their tentative agreements.  Assuming City Council and the Library Board both ratify from management’s side today, people will return to work on Tuesday. Oddly enough more questions are being asked now than […]

BREAKING – Former Cornwall HR Manager Clarifies Rivette Bomb in CUPE STRIKE 060418

BREAKING – Former Cornwall HR Manager Clarifies Rivette Bomb in CUPE STRIKE 060418

Cornwall Ontario –  Cornwall council has embarrassed the city multiple times over the last few terms.   From the Fitzpatrick scandals, to the CFN boycott that included a mayor hitting the panic button over a t shirt he didn’t like, to this writers false arrest during the election while the mayor and his campaign manager were […]

Wynne Liberal facebook Ad Shows Disconnect to Ontario Economy by Jamie Gilcig 051018

Wynne Liberal facebook Ad Shows Disconnect to Ontario Economy by Jamie Gilcig 051018

Cornwall Ontario – Imagine that you’re a publisher, editor, or journalist in Ontario in 2018.   Times are tough in the newspaper business.    Print is dying if not dead.   The economy in Ontario is not rosy, especially outside of certain areas like Toronto. And as you scroll through facebook you see this: Lord knows we […]

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Maureen Adams Hot Mess Over Mark MacDonald Ombudsman Motion & Comment. APRIL 27, 2018

Cornwall Ontario –  It can be bewildering sitting in a council meeting in Cornwall.  Monday night was first one in about three years, but more about that in a later editorial. Monday night we were treated to a presentation of information from Transport Canada that any journalist or city staffer could’ve had the same answers […]

Misjustice as Fmr CCPS Sgt Brian Snyder Appointed Justice of the Peace in Cornwall Ontario – 042718

Misjustice as Fmr CCPS Sgt Brian Snyder Appointed Justice of the Peace in Cornwall Ontario – 042718

Cornwall Ontario – In Ontario you don’t have to be a lawyer or paralegal to be appointed as a Justice of the Peace.  You don’t need any legal training or background.   Essentially you need a highschool diploma, which is why former Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger couldn’t become one, and really good political connections. Former Cornwall […]

The Whistleblower Forum – by Diane Shay – How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Retaliation

The Whistleblower Forum – by Diane Shay – How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Retaliation

WORKPLACE RETALIATION HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF 1. If you have a professional organization which offers legal protection join now. Without RNAO I would have been financially destroyed very early in the process. 2. Check your facts from all sources i.e., review the files, speak with police, the Ministry review policies and the legislation. 3. Document, […]

The Problems of the Culture of “Choosing Cornwall” by Joe Boyer – 041718

The Problems of the Culture of “Choosing Cornwall” by Joe Boyer – 041718

“Choose Cornwall”. I did. In fact, both my wife and I did. We came here to attend St. Lawrence College, (SLC) not knowing much about the area.You can look at tourism sites, review sites and city websites but you never know what kind of culture a place has until you’ve experienced it from the inside. […]

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

CFN to Appoint Emily Hutcheon Associate Publisher – 041518

Cornwall Ontario –   Our city councilor here in Cornwall, Claude McIntosh,  actually once wrote about me having to do all the jobs here at CFN as though it were something to be embarrassed about or amateur.   Of course he’s participated on a City Council that boycotts this newspaper and in fact his last column,  after […]

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

We Get the Government We Deserve – Taxes to Go Up Nearly 5% in 2018 Election Year by Jamie Gilcig

Cornwall Ontario – When I ran for Mayor of Cornwall in 2014 I was really clear about our number one issue, taxes. I had a clear plan that would cut taxes by 5%.   Now knowing the lay of the land; my false police charges, still not held accountable for by a corrupt police chief, crown […]

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario City Council Trying to Skirt In Camera Rules – by Jamie Gilcig 040418

Cornwall Ontario – There are rules for In Camera meetings for a reason.    Past councils of Cornwall, including many current members have been sanctioned for violating them in the past. Now apparently they simply are trying to rewrite their rule book putting all the pressure on Clerk Manon Levesque which sadly will only lead […]

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