CORNWALL ONTARIO – In an I’m sure unintentional  bizarre joke the Seaway News ran a piece trumpeting a scrolling image on a TV in the basement of the Civic complex as a triumph for area artists. There are a few real artists in the region, but most have stayed awayContinue Reading

CORNWALL ONTARIO – Cornwall City Council finally agreed at a residential tax hike for this budget of just under 2%. Much gnashing of teeth and rendering of garments as Councilor Elaine MacDonald and her pet monkey bemoaned the small increase after failing to bump it up to near 3%. “We areContinue Reading

And here she is folks, Cornwall’s dime-store version of Tony Blair, Daniel Ortega, and Hosni Mubarak. In honour of Elaine MacDonald’s 7 years of treacherous collaboration with the corrupt Trudeau-McGuinty-Wynne Liberal Party establishment and her resulting betrayal of artists, home owners, seniors, taxpayers, workers, and small business owners in CornwallContinue Reading

A lot of good people have been hurt this year trying to save the City of Cornwall’s public art gallery.   From years of historic corruption, poor governance, and a lack of support in a community that is very very weak artistically the final insults to decency were delivered thisContinue Reading

As odd as politics can be at City Hall, Elaine MacDonald has hit a new low water mark. As reported in other media she stated the following as the budget process kicks off.  “everything is going up, and people should accept the fact that taxes will be going up.   IfContinue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario –  Last night was odd and funny.  Cornwall City Council debated a new committee to hash out a Code of Conduct. There is the municipal act, the Council and CAO covenant (a joke document that the Mayor said isn’t even implemented) , and just plain common sense, butContinue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario – CUPE has filed a grievance on behalf of security workers that were terminated Friday August 22, 2014. Mary Unan, speaking from Toronto, shared that the process is underway with a hearing scheduled in October that will hopefully reinstate them. For the 6-8 workers who lost their jobsContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario – According to  Liberal John Earle has fallen behind the NDP into third place.   The website run by Eric Grenier uses formulas that combine popular poll results. It shows that not only is current MPP Jim McDonell a shoe in to return to his seat; butContinue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario – There’s a lot of misinformation about myself and CFN out in the community and I thought I’d take this opportunity to clear some of it up. When I first moved here my first job was with our local Habitat for Humanity outlet as their marketing manager.  ItContinue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario –  Thank you for the response to our 11th Councilor column.   It’s been impressive and your feedback has been helpful and amazing. The biggest issue since we started was the  waste spending on outside agencies here in Cornwall. It’s that time of the year when outside agenciesContinue Reading

    Cornwall Ontario – On Monday evening  Cornwall’s City Councilors met to go over and discuss current issues happening. It was a small meeting this week, with Councilor Carr M.I.A, only three reporters and four people sitting in on the meeting. The mayor as always, joined us in fineContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – I get asked a lot about local politics.   Young people, old, heck sometimes by politicians themselves.      There is a lot of material in Cornwall which can be good and bad.    With elected officials and some management playing games with the releasing of infoContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – It looks like Alyssa Blais is running for City Council in Cornwall Ontario.    I say it looks like as Ms Blais has not issued a release nor is she listed yet on the City’s election page.  LINK   Normally when someone runs for public office theyContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – As promised it’s time for my Naughty & Nice list for Cornwall and the area for 2013! We’re going to start out with the nice list.   These folks get oranges, chocolate, and candy in their stockings this year! No lumps or coal or cat poo! TheContinue Reading