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  • Seeker Snapshot - Lac Manitoba Salvage Operation

    Seeker Snapshot - Lac Manitoba Salvage Operation Cornwall Ontario -- Here are two photos of the Lac Manitoba Salvage Operation. These photos were taken earlier today by Roger Read Full Article

    Justin Trudeau visits Highland Games today

    Justin Trudeau visits Highland Games today Article by Jason Setnyk. Photos by Jason Setnyk and Dianne Poirier Maxville Ontario -- It has been reported on social media that SDSG Liberal Candidate Bernadette Clement is at the Highland Games today and will be greeting Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. The last time Justin Trudeau visited the region was on Canada Day 2014 in Cornwall Ontario. The Federal Election could be called as early as tomorrow. The Seeker did not receive notification that Justin Trudeau would be visiting the region Read Full Article

    Federal Government Provides Enhanced Funding to Koala Place

    Federal Government Provides Enhanced Funding to Koala Place July 31, 2015 – Cornwall, ON – Department of Justice. Today, Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, on behalf of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, announced funding of $160,000 over two years to the Koala Place CYAC Advancement Project. Child Advocacy Centres (CACs) and Child and Youth Advocacy Centres (CYACs) help child and youth victims and their families navigate the criminal justice system. They provide a safe child- and youth-friendly environment where a coordinated team Read Full Article

    Christina Judd-Campbell wins four gold medals at 2015 Special Olympics

    Christina Judd-Campbell wins four gold medals at 2015 Special Olympics North Dundas -- Christina Judd-Campbell of Chesterville Ontario, and a graduate of Seaway District High School, won four gold medals and a silver medal in rhythmic gymnastics at the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles. Congratulations Christina! The snapshot above is from the 2011 Cornwall Winterfest Opening Ceremonies in which Christina Judd-Campbell was inducted as an Ambassador of local Read Full Article

    A world in balance - HONORING THE SUN

    A world in balance - HONORING THE SUNBy Countess Trottier/Trotzier In the Spring time, latent seeds in the earth's soil, tiny buds on millions of trees, myriad different kinds of plants awaken to a new life cycle as they feel the Sun's healthfull warmth.  One by one each one begins to change the landscape into a glorious Arcadia with vibrant colors, intoxicating scents of freshness and spectacular beauty! Sunny joy spreads to humans! to birds returning! to the wildlife! to the domesticated animals! With the warmth of the beautyfull Sun, women, men, teenagers, Read Full Article

    Pop-Up Park - a Welcome Addition to Downtown

    Pop-Up Park - a Welcome Addition to Downtown By Emma Meldrum, special to the Seeker   Have you walked by the corner of Pitt and First Streets recently? Were you a little surprised, pleased, and impressed by the little park? I certainly was! The ‘pop-up park’ is the product of efforts by Heart of the City, which “tries to make the downtown an attractive place to live and work while attracting visitors to our community”, explained Denis Carr, an executive at Heart of the City. The park is just one Read Full Article

    What's Up!
 By Heather Robertson - Fishing for Special Needs

        Excitement, anticipation, energy, and all those other emotions connected to a great event you’ve been looking forward to for a while! Saturday, July 25 was the Second Annual Fishing for Special Needs 2015 event at Gray’s Creek Marina. It would take forever to name and thank everyone who contributed to making this a stellar event. Proceeds from the event will go toward fulfilling a dream—to acquire a clubhouse for special needs people in the area, to be named the Include Read Full Article

    Agree to disagree - I have a worm to pick

    Agree to disagree - I have a worm to pick Bylaws are bylaws. They need to be enforced. I understand that. Without rules and regulations, this city would be in total chaos. But I do believe that with the power of enforcing those bylaws, should come the right to evaluate each case on its own merit and use judgment to either make an exception or find a happy medium. The Cadieux kids were doing something good. They were showing the qualities it will require to be the leaders of the Read Full Article

    Kings roster taking shape

    Kings roster taking shape CORNWALL – With training camp less than six weeks away, the River Kings roster is taking shape, particularly on the blue line. The team has come to terms with three more defenceman for the 2015-16 season. Jason Lepine, Sasha Pokulok and Nicolas Therrien have been inked by general manager Rick Lalonde. “We’ve got plenty of depth on the blue line, there’s no doubt about that,” said Lalonde. After stops in the SPHL, IHL, AHL and ECHL, Lepine spent three seasons overseas before Read Full Article

    Agapè’s truck gets a fresh look – with space for sponsorships

    Agapè’s truck gets a fresh look – with space for sponsorships There’s a new way for businesses to help the Agapè Centre bring fresh food to people in need.   The local food bank, soup kitchen and thrift store’s pick-up and delivery truck was refinished with a large photo of fresh veggies and the charity’s logo on one side, and a display of the centre’s resale store on the other side.   The new look also features some prime space for corporate sponsorships.   “Since our truck travels around the city on a daily basis, it’s a Read Full Article

    Horticultural Society beautifies entrance to City Landfill site

    Horticultural Society beautifies entrance to City Landfill siteMembers of the Cornwall and District Horticultural Society recently planted a new flower bed at the entrance to the City of Cornwall Landfill site. The project recognizes the strong partnership that exists between the CDHS and the City of Cornwall. For several years now, the City has assisted the CDHS with its major fundraiser – the annual Bark and Compost Day. It is held at the Landfill site and residents are able to buy mulch and compost in bags or scoops. The CDHS Read Full Article

    Cornwall musician Nathan Da Silva opens for Kanye West at PanAm closing ceremony

    Cornwall musician Nathan Da Silva opens for Kanye West at PanAm closing ceremony Article by Jason Setnyk. Submitted Photos. Toronto Ontario -- A year and half ago musician Nathan Da Silva played a show in his home town of Cornwall at La Maison Tavern with the band Slyde. Sunday night he played a gig at the Rogers Centre with another band. The Cornwall-born singer and guitarist played with the Franco-Ontarian band Swing when Team Canada entered the stadium at the closing ceremony of the PanAm Games. Kanye West, Pitbull, and Serena Ryder headlined the PanAm closing ceremonies, which Read Full Article

    Jenna Flannigan and Team Canada win Silver at the PanAm Games

    Jenna Flannigan and Team Canada win Silver at the PanAm Games Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk Ajax Ontario — This was the first time Women's Baseball was ever played at the PanAM games and Team Canada did not disappoint. Jenna Flannigan and Team Canada won silver at the 2015 PanAm games this afternoon. The Canadian Women's baseball team loss to the USA in the Gold Medal game. The United States squad was the only team able to beat the Canadian Women's Baseball Team. The final score for Sunday's game was 11-3 for Team USA. The United Read Full Article

    Seeker Snapshots - Ribfest 2015

    Seeker Snapshots - Ribfest 2015 Cornwall, Ontario — There were over 80,000 visitors over three days at Cornwall Seaway Lions Ribfest 2015. It was sizzling summer fun for families - from award winning ribs, to live music, to a carnival, and arts and culture too. This event was sponsored by Ontarioeast.net. The Seeker was a proud sponsor of Ribfest once again this year. Photos by Jason Read Full Article

    A Historical Walking Tour of Sydney Street

    A Historical Walking Tour of Sydney Street Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk Cornwall Ontario -- Cornwall's Little Historian doesn't just research or post historical photos on Facebook. She reminds us that history is a living entity and that it is all around us. She brings Cornwall's history to life. Sara Lauzon has organized a series of Historical Walking Tours. "I do these walks for several reasons. It helps raise money for a great cause, and it teaches people about the history of their hometown at the same time", explains Read Full Article

    Cornwall Downtown Summer Celebration conincides with Ribfest

    Cornwall Downtown Summer Celebration conincides with Ribfest Seeker Snapshot by Jason Setnyk Cornwall Ontario -- Ribfest isn't the only thing happening in downtown Cornwall this weekend. It is also a chance to go shopping during the sidewalk sale that began yesterday and continues today. “Downtown Cornwall has never been more vibrant and we want to give back to the community,” says organizer Chris Munro of Life's Little Pleasures in a quote to Choose Cornwall. “Summer is a busy time in the city, and the last weekend in July is a Read Full Article

    Jenna Flannigan and Team Canada will play for Gold on Sunday at the PanAm Games

    Jenna Flannigan and Team Canada will play for Gold on Sunday at the PanAm Games Article and Photo by Jason Setnyk Ajax Ontario -- Baseball fans saw a preview of the Gold Medal game in tonight’s final preliminary round match at the Pan Am Games. Canada and the United States faced off against each other in Women's Baseball. Both teams were tied for first, each sporting a perfect 3-0 record, going into tonight’s match. Team Canada's undefeated streak was finally snapped Friday night by the United States squad. Team USA finishes in first place with a perfect Read Full Article

    Jenna Flannigan and Team Canada prevail over Puerto Rico at PanAm games

    Jenna Flannigan and Team Canada prevail over Puerto Rico at PanAm games Article and Photos by Jason Setnyk Ajax Ontario -- Team Canada Women's National Baseball team are now 3-0 at the PanAm games winning their third game in three nights. Canada who were losing 2-1, made a come back in the sixth inning and edged Puerto Rico 3-2. Canada also has victories versus Cuba and Venezuela. Cornwall's Jenna Flannigan contributed to Team Canada's offence once again getting a hit. Nicole Luchanski (#5 pictured above) had two hits and 2 RBIs for Team Canada. Last week the Read Full Article

    New water bottle filling stations being installed along waterfront recreational path

    New water bottle filling stations being installed along waterfront recreational pathUsers of Cornwall’s waterfront recreational path will notice some new fixtures along the scenic route in the coming weeks. The City of Cornwall is installing three new water bottle filling stations along the recreational path for residents looking to fuel up while they are out walking, running, cycling or rolling along. The final touches are now being put on the first station along the East Front section of the path at the foot of Anthony Street. The two other stations – to be Read Full Article

    Cornwall Seaway Lions #RIBFEST2015 Lineup is taking over the park starting Friday

    Cornwall Seaway Lions #RIBFEST2015 Lineup is taking over the park starting FridayCornwall, Ontario -- The Cornwall Seaway Lions are proud to announce their finalized entertainment line-up for Ribfest 2015. The popular sizzling summer festival, sponsored once again by Ontarioeast.net, is happening this Friday at Lamoureux Park on Cornwall’s beautiful scenic waterfront. The Seeker is the proud Media Sponsor of Ribfest and will be present on site. "We're happy to bring Rib Dinners to the public this year," said Julia Lucio, Seeker Editor.  "Every day of Ribfest, we'll be giving away 3 dinners.  All you Read Full Article

 

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