Dear Doug, I sit here in my office of my struggling Independent media outlet.   An outlet that was fair and friendly with you during the election. Even though we’re the largest in our market with large audiences in other key Ontario markets we received zero advertising from your campaign orContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – Many are suggesting that the Cambridge Analytica data issue is simply the tip of the zuckerberg; that in this one instance there’s a whistleblower that clearly defines this instance, but that data from facebook has always been used and reused, and possibly marketed by facebook itself. WhileContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – Odds are if you’re reading this it’s not the first time you’ve visited the Cornwall Free News.  It’s not easy running an Independent newspaper in 2017.  It’s even harder in smaller markets. While we like other face challenges in a struggling economy and competing with giants likeContinue Reading

Even allowing for the astonishing pyrotechnics of current American politics, the Canadian journalistic reaction has been rather disappointing. Canadians have a unique ring-side seat on American personalities and events, and flatter themselves that they know that country better than any other foreigners do. Perhaps because of the garishness of AmericanContinue Reading

Cornwall Ontario – Eight is a mystical number.  It’s also a version of the infinity sign if you turn it sideways. The Cornwall Free News turned eight this week, on the 9th.    I decided to not have any fanfare or major celebration as the last time I did so,Continue Reading

  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 beContinue Reading

CORNWALL Ontario -About to be former councilor Glen Grant either has to have the biggest cojones on the planet or have some early dementia kicking in as he took his typical Glen Grant offense to someone; in the case Editor of the Standard Freeholder, Hugo Rodrigues. Hugo published Grant’s letter.Continue Reading