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  • Editorial - Don't put everyone in the same basket

    Editorial - Don't put everyone in the same basketOk, I know, I know... I said I wouldn't write this summer, but I have something to get off my chest. More and more, I see Cornwallites going around calling for the extermination of ISIS. That is all fine and dandy, we all know ISIS is terrorizing the world, except that these same Cornwallites put ISIS and MUSLIMS or ISLAM in the same basket, and that just irritates the hell out of me. Yes, like all religions, Islam can seem Read Full Article

    Cornwall Community Hospital revisits visiting hours with a patient centered focus

    Cornwall Community Hospital revisits visiting hours with a patient centered focusJune 30, 2015 Cornwall – Every evening at eight o’clock sharp, a page overhead is heard at Cornwall Hospital (CCH) stating that visiting hours are over and will resume at eleven o’clock the next morning. That page will soon be replaced with an open door policy, allowing visiting at any time, to the patient’s preference.Beginning July 1st, Cornwall Hospital will join a growing number of hospitals introducing flexibility to patient visiting. The open-door approach is one element of a larger move Read Full Article

    Interview with former AC/DC singer Dave Evans who is live in Cornwall on July 11th

    Interview with former AC/DC singer Dave Evans who is live in Cornwall on July 11th Article and Interview by Jason Setnyk. Submitted Photo. Cornwall Ontario – On Saturday July 11th music fans will be able to experience an important part of rock and roll history. Dave Evans, who is the original lead singer of AC/DC, will be live in concert at La Maison Tavern in Cornwall Ontario on Saturday July 11th. Evans was the original singer of world renowned rock band AC/DC from 1973-1974. After leaving AC/DC Evans joined the band Rabbit and they signed to CBS Read Full Article

    Social services team recognized for work with local youth

    Social services team recognized for work with local youthA group of employees within the Social and Housing Services Department has been recognized by a provincial organization for their innovative approach to helping local youth in need. The Specialized Youth Worker Team of Danielle Dube, Melanie Desnoyers, Jamie Tyrell and Jocelynne Menard received a Local Municipal Champions Award at a conference in Chatham-Kent last week. The award - presented by the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) - recognizes the team’s work in helping young parents and at-risk youth obtain Read Full Article

    TAG holding a fundraiser this Saturday

    TAG Cornwall, the Centre of Art in Cornwall for over 33 years is holding a fundrasing event at Pommier Square on Saturday July 4th at 2:30 PM. Members of its Board and other guests will be in the Dunk Tank with all proceeds going to help replace funding lost by city council cuts. Tickets are only $10 each! For more information drop by the gallery at 168 Pitt Street as the NEW FACES show starts Thursday July 2nd! www.tagcornwall.com Read Full Article

    Plans are Heating Up for the 9th Annual Ingleside Firefighter Challenge

    Plans are Heating Up for the 9th Annual Ingleside Firefighter Challenge The 9th Annual Ingleside Firefighter Challenge is just a few weeks away and organizers are busy with planning out the details of this year’s South Stormont Community Event.  This year’s event will offer a full day of activities sure to please the entire family starting out the day with free children’s activities including Bubble Bounce Inflatables, Pony Rides by Mellow Meadows Equestrian, Face Painting, a Little Ray’s Reptiles Show and a Children’s Firefighter Challenge. There will be a BBQ and Read Full Article

    128 STUDENTS GRADUATE IN 
TR LEGER'S CLASS OF 2015

    128 STUDENTS GRADUATE IN 
TR LEGER'S CLASS OF 2015On June 11th, the auditorium at General Vanier was packed with families, friends, and staff all intent on congratulating this year’s graduating class at T.R. Leger. The ceremony was similar to most high school graduations: blue robes, speeches, diplomas, and lots of picture-taking. The atmosphere of pride and joy, however, was much more overwhelming. According to Principal Geoff Trasuk, this is because graduates at T.R. Leger have overcome countless obstacles while working towards their diploma. “Our students might have their Read Full Article

    YAC is calling for all performance and visual artists to strut their talent

    YAC is calling for all performance and visual artists to strut their talentYour Arts Council, Cornwall & the Counties is calling for all performance and visual artists in SD&G to help us strut our collective talents in the United Counties tent at the International Plowing Match, September 22^nd to the 26^th, 2015. Cornwall, ON – Your Arts Council, Cornwall & the Counties (YAC), in partnership with the 24^th Annual Apples & Art Studio Tour, have acquired a 10 x 20 booth in the United Counties tent at the International Plowing Match. YAC states Read Full Article

    CORNWALL COLLEGIATE AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOL holds graduation ceremonies

    CORNWALL COLLEGIATE AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOL holds graduation ceremonies  Complete List of Graduates.  CONGRATS!!! Montana Adams Eman Alali Brett Andrews Myles Avery Bradley Bancroft Jaden Barnes-Sharrow Ivan Benedict Meggie Bergevin Jessica Besaw Sarah Besaw Kaitlyn Bouchard Blake Buckshot Samantha Burelle-Menard Dustin Burrell Shuxin (Vanessa) Cai Kiley Campeau Nathen Caron Junhao (Kyle) Chen Amber Courchesne Alexander Croteau Rakwirisaks Debo Leo Delormier-Leaf Kaiwen (Jason) Deng Karri Duperron William Durocher Kathryn Emond Jeremy Fisher (Yay JEREMY!!! Congrats from the Seeker Chicks!) John Patrick Fitzpatrick Alexander Fontaine-Mellios Michaela Francis Tianna Francis-Forgues Sarah Goodfellow Elizabeth Grady Laurel Grant Dorian Gray Paulina Gray Christiane Groulx Kaan Gun Basil Gwanyama Colin Harper Kiran Hashmi Xinni (Nancy) He William Hollingsworth Ainsley Hunt Ziwei (Molly) Huo Amanda Hurley Chay Jacobs Mengdie (Joanna) Jing Jordyn Johnsen-Thompson Kody Johnson Kevin Krkljus Eden Ladouceur-Bellefeuille Marrisa Laforest Alexander Lalonde Jessie Lalonde Morgan Lalonde Gage Lalonde-Luscombe Kyle Langabeer Carlina Lennox Jia Li  (Vivian) Read Full Article

    46,000 or 47,000? Guess!

    46,000 or 47,000?  Guess! A reader says "Which sign board has the right population of Cornwall? Are they not supposed to be the same?"  Anybody knows? Pictures courtesy of Mohammad Naeem Read Full Article

    Good Samaritan leaves money for Riverdale residents to find

    Good Samaritan leaves money for Riverdale residents to find Reports of at least 2 random gifts of kindness surfaced Wednesday afternoon on Facebook. The gifts, in the form of a blue note attached to a five dollar bill, simply stated : "The universe chose you to receive this gift (smiley face)", but it sure brightened the day of those who received it. Michael Galvin is one of the two who found the note. "Mine got slipped under my windshield wiper," noted Galvin. The other one to find the giveaway Read Full Article

    Comedy night provides Profanity and Social Commentary

    Comedy night provides Profanity and Social Commentary Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk. Cornwall Ontairo -- Comedian and Hollywood Actor Darren Frost, Comedian and Event Promoter Mark Vincent, and Comedian Kenny Robinson are pictured here standing in front of La Maison Tavern. The three performed last Friday night.   Profanity and social commentary are a dynamite combination that works well for Darren Frost on stage.   “It is one of the last bastions of free speech so that is why they go hand in hand. We live in such a pc (politically Read Full Article

    The Small Glories bring Folk to Cornwall

    The Small Glories bring Folk to Cornwall Article and Photo(s) by Jason Setnyk. Cornwall Ontario -- The Small Glories played Cornwall on Saturday June 20th at Lola’s Pub. The Small Glories, based out of Winnipeg, are a musical union between folk artists Cara Luft and JD Edwards. Cara Luft, who is a Juno award winner musician, enjoyed her first visit to Cornwall, including a bike ride along the St. Lawrence River.  "What a treat it was to play Lola's in Cornwall. This was my first visit to Cornwall, and wow, the Read Full Article

    Bishop Macdonell hosts a fun day

    Bishop Macdonell hosts a fun dayStudents at Bishop Macdonell Catholic School recently celebrated the end of the school year with their annual "Bishop's Got Talent" day. This year's highlight was a collection of bouncy castles and a dunk tank rented for afternoon activities by the school's Parent Council. Ally Poitras and Leland Chalette prepare to race each other in a Bouncy Castle obstacle course. Principal David McLeod awaits a splash in the Dunk Read Full Article

    Seeker Snapshot: Anna & Elsa visit Bishop MacDonell

    Seeker Snapshot: Anna & Elsa visit Bishop MacDonellKindergarten students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic School were smiling from ear to ear when they were surprised by visitors Anna and Elsa, characters from Disney's Read Full Article

    Kids’ event promotes healthy lifestyles, sense of accomplishment and lots of fun!

    Kids’ event promotes healthy lifestyles, sense of accomplishment and lots of fun!  CORNWALL  – All youngsters come away winners during the Cornwall Multisport Club Kids’ Day. From tiny tykes ages 6 and under, through to 16-year-olds, this year’s popular event will be held Saturday, July 4 at Lamoureux Park and is free to everyone in the community. “We really want to encourage parents to bring their youngsters down to the park for it,” encouraged Kathleen Hay, race director.  “The event is meant to encourage kids’ to become physically active, but it also promotes important Read Full Article

    River Kings 2015-16 Season Tickets now on sale!

    River Kings 2015-16 Season Tickets now on sale!June 23, 2015 – Cornwall River Kings season tickets are now on sale for the 2015-16 season. On top of having reserved seating for the season, River Kings fans will also receive free admission to the Blue & White intrasquad game as well as both LNAH exhibition contests. With the purchase of season tickets, fans will receive the opportunity to purchase a replica jersey for only $50. Season ticket holders from last season have the opportunity to re-purchase their seats until July 1. To Read Full Article

    Colts to retain bulk of ad space at Ed Lumley

    Colts to retain bulk of ad space at Ed Lumley City council voted Monday to give the River Kings 30 percent of advertising privileges, while the Cornwall Colts retain 70%.  It is certainly more than the zip, zero, nil, nada they had before, but it is not quite what RK hoped for.  The following is a statement from Steve Moreau, owner of the River Kings. It’s too early to tell how this will affect us however it’s interesting to see how the City of Cornwall wants stability in our team yet Read Full Article

    Participation levels grow for 2015 Active Transportation Challenge

    Participation levels grow for 2015 Active Transportation ChallengeEighteen workplaces and 184 residents took part in the 2015 Active Transportation Challenge, marking a 30 per cent increase over last year’s event. All told, the participants combined to log 834 sustainable trips during the weeklong event, which ran from May 31st to June 6th and coincided with the national Commuter Challenge event. “This year’s turnout exceeded our expectations,” said Chantal Lalonde, Health Promotion Specialist with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and a founding member of the Transition Cornwall + Active Read Full Article

 

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