Mark MacDonald – Time to Admit Budget Problem – Letter to the Editor – FEB 27, 2015

Mark MacDonald – Time to Admit Budget Problem – Letter to the Editor – FEB 27, 2015

Dear Editor: With respect to the city budget and the huge financial problem that we are facing, we must stay focused on admitting that we (everyone that works for the city) have a problem and we need help. Empirical data shows that the disproportionate rate of growth in our protective services budgets is having a […]

Cornwall Ontario Facing Budget Crisis Over Fire, EMS, & Police Services by Jamie Gilcig FEB 21, 2015

Cornwall Ontario Facing Budget Crisis Over Fire, EMS, & Police Services by Jamie Gilcig FEB 21, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Cutting taxes may be great buzz words to getting elected, but they are a lot harder to implement. What you have in today’s Cornwall are a group of council.   There are a few experienced hands on deck like Mayor O’Shaughnessy, Elaine MacDonald, Mark MacDonald, Andre Rivette, and Bernadette Clement. You have […]

Fund Raiser for Morrisburg Animal Rescue After Devastating Fire – CLICK FOR DETAILS! Feb 2, 2015

Fund Raiser for Morrisburg Animal Rescue After Devastating Fire – CLICK FOR DETAILS!  Feb 2, 2015

CFN– Submitted by Kim LalondeWhen Tragedy hits Our community steps.Ethel And Bill Britton are well known in their community of Morrisburg for rescuing and sheltering homeless abandoned and abused animals.They Foster for Rat Terrier Rescue Canada A Non Profit Registered Charity. These folks are truly unique in a very special way. Not just your every day […]

BARN FIRE CLOSES County Road 4 in South DUNDAS – JAN 27, 2015 4:23 PM #OPP

BARN FIRE CLOSES County Road 4 in South DUNDAS – JAN 27, 2015  4:23 PM #OPP

BARN FIRE – ROAD CLOSED (South Dundas) – On January 27, 2015 at approximately 3:45pm, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a report of a barn fire at a property on County Road 4 (Lakeshore Drive), South Dundas Township. Fire Department members are at the scene tending to the […]

Seaway News Covers Massive Fire at Alice & First in Cornwall Ontario Instead of All Candidates Debate – Oct 1, 2014

Seaway News Covers Massive Fire at Alice & First in Cornwall Ontario Instead of All Candidates Debate – Oct 1, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – The Seaway News chased a fire tonight instead of covering the Francophone Meet and Greet the Candidates Spaghetti fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus. The fire was a doozy!   The homes were near Jonathan’s Convenience at the corner Alice & 1st street and started around 7 PM.  The store apparently sold out of […]

Letter to the Editor – Tim Bird of Oshawa Frustrated After Million Dollar Fire – Sept 26, 2014

Letter to the Editor – Tim Bird of Oshawa Frustrated After Million Dollar Fire – Sept 26, 2014

Please accept this as a letter to the editor, or as a news story lead: I write this letter out of pure frustration with Oshawa City Hall.  For 7 years our community has been “boring” our City officials with warnings that their ridiculous approach to the student housing issue, would spawn some catastrophic event. Well on Sept 24, it […]

Fire that Destroyed 22 Caldwell Drive in Morrisburg Ontario Under Investigation

Fire that Destroyed 22 Caldwell Drive in Morrisburg Ontario Under Investigation

CFN – A building at 22 Caldwell Drive in Morrisburg Ontario was lost to fire early on July 31, 2014. South Dundas Fire Chief Chris McDonough stated: Call came in for a reported Structure fire at 22 Caldwell Dr. Around 1:00am on July 31st. South Dundas stations from Iroquois and Morrisburg responded. Fire Crews arrived […]

OPP Blotter for July 22, 2014 – FIRE STRIKES BUS NEAR UPPER CANADA VILLAGE

OPP Blotter for July 22, 2014 – FIRE STRIKES BUS NEAR UPPER CANADA VILLAGE

VEHICLE FIRE (South Dundas) – On July 21st, 2014 at approximately 4:30pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a vehicle fire on the westbound lanes of Highway 401, South Dundas Township (west of Upper Canada Road). Investigation indicated that an older style coach bus converted to a personal camper experienced an unknown malfunction resulting […]

Cornwall Community Police Seek Public Assistance in Arson Investigation – June 26, 2014

The Cornwall Community Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in relation to an Arson. In the early morning hours of May 30th, 2014 an unknown person(s) set fire to several vehicles within the City Tow towing company impound lot located at 1194 Montreal Road, Cornwall. As a result, nine vehicles were burned causing extensive […]

Young People Break Down Door at Fire to Save nearly 10 Animals in Cornwall Ontario

Young People Break Down Door at Fire to Save nearly 10 Animals in Cornwall Ontario

Pictured from Right to Left:  Kim, Megan, Tyler, Calvin, and Rob. CORNWALL Ontario – Fire struck 233 Carleton Friday, but if not for the bravery of a few young people tragedy could have struck even deeper than it has to the occupants of the apartment building who are now left homeless. Kimberly McDonald (far right) […]

It’s Time for Cornwall Police Chief Dan Parkinson To Come Up with Tow Solution After Fire by Jamie Gilcig

It’s Time for Cornwall Police Chief Dan Parkinson To Come Up with Tow Solution After Fire by Jamie Gilcig

CORNWALL Ontario – Chief of Police Dan Parkinson will have to answer to what’s going on in the tow truck trade in Cornwall Ontario.   We have seen nearly a dozen incidents of vandalism and fire over the last 36 months.   New by laws seem to be only fueling tension in the trade, as […]

Friday Fire on 7th Street East in Cornwall Ontario – May 31, 2014

Friday Fire on 7th Street East in Cornwall Ontario – May 31, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – CFN viewer Shelby Iwachniuk sent in two photos of the fire that struck a 7th Street residence at approximately 2 AM Friday! If you see news happen email us your photo or video to info@cornwallfreenews.com and you may win area event tickets or gift cards! Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire The […]

Explosion & Fire Rocks 235 Carleton St. in Cornwall Ontario – Friday May 30, 2014

Explosion & Fire Rocks 235 Carleton St. in Cornwall Ontario – Friday May 30, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Fire Fighters attended a residence near Carleton and 1st Street in Cornwall Ontario early this evening after a fire and explosion were reported. Police and bystanders were said to have broken down the door and rescue a women, two dogs and a litter of puppies were saved. The street was cordoned off and […]

Two Alarm Fire Strikes the Main in Montreal – Four Fire Trucks Respond to 3780 St. Laurent MAY 7, 2014

Two Alarm Fire Strikes the Main in Montreal – Four Fire Trucks Respond to 3780 St. Laurent MAY 7, 2014

MONTREAL – Huge fire on the Main in Montreal mid day.   Multiple fire trucks attended 3780 St. Laurent (near Roy) above Maison Thai. Fire broke out at about 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon in a three story commercial and residential building at 3780 St. Laurent Street, causing a major traffic nightmare near one of […]

Truck Fire Near Lancaster Ontario Put Out Fast Thanks to South Glengarry Fire Department – May 7, 2014

Truck Fire Near Lancaster Ontario Put Out Fast Thanks to South Glengarry Fire Department – May 7, 2014

CFN – Quick work by the South Glengarry Fire Department limited damage to one truck in the wee hours this morning near Lancaster. The 401 is open and traffic is not delayed, and there were no reports of injury. Photo: Twitter If you see news happen email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com You could win event tickets […]

Tractor Trailer Fire Shuts Down 401 In Cornwall Ontario Near McConnell Ramp

Tractor Trailer Fire Shuts Down 401 In Cornwall Ontario Near McConnell Ramp

CFN – Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Highway 401 Closed 2014-04-17 (South Stormont) – SD&G OPP officers are currently at the scene of a tractor trailer that caught fire earlier today on Highway 401 near the McConnell off ramp, South Stormont Township. Cornwall fire fighters responded to the call and are currently […]

Possible Gas Leak 2nd W & Cumberland in Cornwall Ontario – April 17, 2014

Possible Gas Leak 2nd W & Cumberland  in Cornwall Ontario – April 17, 2014

CORNWALL Ontario – Firefighters attended and Union Gas trucks attended the  2nd Street W and Cumberland section  in Cornwall Ontario the day before the four day Easter break this afternoon. No reports of injuries and we will be updating this story as more information becomes available. Photos courtesy of Steven Forrest