Prime Minister Doug Ford in 2023 or Sooner? By Jamie Gilcig 091219 #cdnpoli

Prime Minister Doug Ford in 2023 or Sooner?  By Jamie Gilcig 091219 #cdnpoli

Doug Ford is in the cat seat right now. With an expected Trudeau Minority win he just has to glide through this election without tipping the pot. While he’s come on hard early in his Ontario mandate, he’s also shown a willingness to reconsider positions and govern the province, and not just his party, which […]

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The Silly Season Attack Ads, Fake News & More are Upon Us 091019

View From the Hill by Keith Beardsley – The Silly Season Attack Ads, Fake News & More are Upon Us 091019

The silly season has arrived. Normally I would reserve that for the so called “news reports” we receive over the summer, but there is an election on October 19th. Party war rooms are already hard at work, with coffee drenched staffers pouring out hundreds of Twitter tweets, smack downs and stupid comments daily. Gone are […]

Cat Hating Mayor Bernadette Clement & Council Vote Against Backyard Wood Fire Pits in Cornwall. By Jamie Gilcig 091019

Cat Hating Mayor Bernadette Clement & Council Vote Against Backyard Wood Fire Pits in Cornwall. By Jamie Gilcig 091019

Thee’s nothing like the crackle of real wood in a chimenea or wood pit. With no real cultural activity in the city other than cover bands and drag nights, weekend fires are a chance for friends and family to enjoy some time together. Some of the best nights I’ve had in this city were around […]

Does Canada Have a Gambling Problem? Not Really.

Does Canada Have a Gambling Problem? Not Really.

While the debate surrounding legal gambling, both online and offline, swirls in the US, Canadians have long enjoyed access to legal gambling in some form or another.  Yet, in each of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories, ‘legal gambling’ takes a very different form. The regulations across each of these areas vary wildly.  What this […]

Limited Donations Keep Comments Alive on CFN, Barely! Time to Act! 081719

Limited Donations Keep Comments Alive on CFN, Barely! Time to Act! 081719

Thanks to some last minute donations, CFN in a limited capacity, is allowing comments until September 30, 2019. We’re hoping to see the public step up and support comments. This newspaper doesn’t get hand outs from the Federal government like certain other media do so it’s up to our community and amazing viewers to make […]

Will You Pony UP to Keep CFN Viewer Comments Alive After July 31, 2019?

Will You Pony UP to Keep CFN Viewer Comments Alive After July 31, 2019?

We’ve had a lot of feedback since we announced that we would stop allowing viewer comments on CFN stories after July 31, 2019. So after a lot of internal discussion we decided to allow those that want it to stay to put their money where their mouths are. If we receive enough viewer donations by […]

Gail Vaz Oxlade Autism Rant @ Lisa MacLeod Proves the Power of a Word. By Jamie Gilcig 070119 PROFANITY ALERT

Gail Vaz Oxlade Autism Rant @ Lisa MacLeod Proves the Power of  a Word. By Jamie Gilcig 070119  PROFANITY ALERT

George Carlin would be smiling from ear to ear over the latest explosion about the use of one of his Seven Words you can’t say on TV. Earlier this week Gail, an autism advocate, and clearly not a fan of the Ford gov’t, tweeted out : “Does she know her mother is a heartless cunt? “ […]

Are Cornwall Voters Mentally Handicapped? By Jamie Gilcig #CWLPOLI June 28, 2019

Are Cornwall Voters Mentally Handicapped?   By Jamie Gilcig #CWLPOLI June 28, 2019

So I’m reading coverage of a special group think with the assistance from someone from Kingston. They came up with five priorities. The Waterfront, more population, better housing, Economic Development, and Environmental Sustainability (the last of which I’m sure they farted out because they couldn’t’ come up with a real fifth. ) Most of this […]

The Real Issue of People Retention in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 061119

The Real Issue of People Retention in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig 061119

It’s so charming to see the Seaway News hint at some of the core issues here in the River City. It really is, even if they miss the mark. Whether it’s on purpose for fear of losing support from City Hall or simply a lack of talent only the viewer can decide. Shawna O’Neil recently […]

Was Pellet Gate in Cornwall Really an Umbrella in a Backpack? by Jamie Gilcig 050719

Was Pellet Gate in Cornwall Really an Umbrella in a Backpack? by Jamie Gilcig  050719

Startling communications allege that an event that caused city wide panic and locked down schools and hospitals in January was essentially gross mismanagement by #CCPS Chief Danny Aikman and Deputy Chief Shawna Spowart. The allegations from multiple sources claim that the incident was over an UMBRELLA in a back pack. The original incident, which we […]

Overspending Complaint Against Cornwall Mayor Highlights Toxic Bully Culture in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig 042419

Overspending Complaint Against Cornwall Mayor Highlights Toxic Bully Culture in Cornwall by Jamie Gilcig 042419

Cornwall is not a unique community. It however does have a strain of bully culture that is very rare in that it’s embraced by its victims, many times more than its bullies, who really, because of cronyism, aren’t that capable. An example is that when I tried to save our Public Art Gallery and ended […]

Dispelling Myths of Anti Vax & Homeopathy Medical Voodoo by Mary Anne Pankhurst

Dispelling Myths of Anti Vax & Homeopathy Medical Voodoo by Mary Anne Pankhurst

By Mary Anne Pankhurst – April 15, 2019 It’s World Autism Month, a perfect time to help foster greater understanding and support for the people in our lives who are on the spectrum. But it’s also an opportunity to dispel myths. Especially that cobwebbed carry-over from a now 20-year-old, fraudulent study that involved 12 children, […]

The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk 022819

The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk  022819

Editor’s Note. If you like this writer’s work and want to see more please hit the donate buttons below or send an e interac donation to CFN via info@cornwallfreenews.com – half of any monies are given to the writer. Without your support these words would not be read by you. I have written previously about […]

Carol Sauve Confirms She Owns 100% of CAPE as Defamation Suit Heads to Trial by Jamie Gilcig 010319

Carol Sauve Confirms She Owns 100% of CAPE as Defamation Suit Heads to Trial by Jamie Gilcig 010319

In life people make mistakes. Smart ones clean them up or mitigate them. For Comic book store owner Randy Sauve his recipe seems to be to pour gasoline on the fire and raise the rhetoric which has resulted in him being sued for defamation. There’s 3 part test for Defam in Canada. If you’ve failed […]

Clement Tax Council Jacks Water Rates 4.07% in Cornwall By Jamie Gilcig 120818

Clement Tax Council Jacks Water Rates 4.07% in Cornwall By Jamie Gilcig 120818

Cornwall Ontario –  And so it starts.   As predicted the latest council, gerrymandered by local unions and kool aid drinkers saw the first bite into them with Council barely responding to the water rates requested by City Management going up 4.07% This writer doesn’t dispute that the raise is needed.    Political neglect and management […]

Is it Time to Tax or Ban The Ad Bag in Cornwall? by Jamie Gilcig 112918

Is it Time to Tax or Ban The Ad Bag in Cornwall?   by Jamie Gilcig 112918

Cornwall Ontario – We all get them every week.   Mine goes straight to the recycle bin, but that’s exactly why city’s like Montreal are deciding whether to ban them altogether.  LINK Locally TC Media ships them with the Seaway News weekly, but most end up in our landfill.    With more communities banning plastic bags […]

LTE – Ross Ayotte Calls Out Justin Trudeau on Language Hypocrisy re Ford French Uni Cancellation 112118

LTE – Ross Ayotte Calls Out Justin Trudeau on Language Hypocrisy re Ford French Uni Cancellation 112118

CTV  had reported on Feb 14 2012 –   Liberal MP Justin Trudeau is facing a barrage of criticism for suggestions that Quebec separation could be deemed acceptable given the politics of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Now prime Minister Trudeau is trying to divide the French and English population once again by stating Ontario is anti French […]

LTE: Kyle Bergeon Cites Another Threat to Legion Park in Cornwall 110818

LTE: Kyle Bergeon Cites Another Threat to Legion Park in Cornwall 110818

Another year, another assault on Legion Park by the City of Cornwall. I can’t say that I am surprised. The consultant agency was directed by numerous City Staff to recommend moving the Park out to the Benson Centre. Cornwall Minor Baseball was grilled by the agency to support moving it out to the Benson Centre. […]

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