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  • Goodyear Recognizes Ontario Dealer with ‘More Good’ Award

    Goodyear Recognizes Ontario Dealer with ‘More Good’ AwardAKRON, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2015 – Goodyear has recognized the charitable community involvement of the Benson Group, of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, with its 2015 Put More Good On The Road Award, presented during the Goodyear Dealer Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. In receiving the recognition, owner Marty Benson collected a crystal plaque and a check for $10,000 to be presented to the charity of his choice – the Monsignor Rudy Villeneuve Foundation, which provides Read Full Article

    Students Restoring 1948 Ford Tractor for 2015 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo

    Students Restoring 1948 Ford Tractor for 2015 International Plowing Match and Rural ExpoNorth Dundas, Ontario - The shop has been cleared and transportation technology students at North Dundas District High School (NDDHS) are geared up for a very big project this semester - the restoration of a 1948 Ford 8N tractor for the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry 2015 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo next September. “The students have already begun carefully disassembling, cleaning and tagging parts,” says transportation technology instructor, Andrew Whitton. And allowances have been made for students to use their Read Full Article

    Cornwall Man Charged After a Cat Was Found Injured in a Garbage Bag Inside a Dumpster

    Cornwall Man Charged After a Cat Was Found Injured in a Garbage Bag Inside a DumpsterCORNWALL, ON (January 27, 2015) – A 25 year old resident of Cornwall, Ontario, has been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada  after a cat was found injured in a garbage bag inside a dumpster. The charges include: Causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal Wounding and injuring an animal Two counts of abandoning an animal in distress Two counts of failing to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care   The accused is scheduled to appear in court on February 10, Read Full Article

    Ski, shoot, ski, shoot, ski. That’s the pattern that biathletes follow during a biathlon competition.

    Ski, shoot, ski, shoot, ski. That’s the pattern that biathletes follow during a biathlon competition. On Saturday 24 January 2015, air cadets from the Cornwall Area competed at the Eastern Ontario Area biathlon competition, held at Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Quebec. Eight cadets, who are youth between the ages of 12-18 comprised the team from the 325 Cornwall Kiwanis Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. One of the team’s athletes performed particularly well, placing 3rd in his category of Junior Males. Paul-André Moncrieff, 14 years old from Cornwall, Ontario, will be representing Eastern Ontario at the provincial Read Full Article

    Keeping Cornwall warm, one scarf at a time...

    Keeping Cornwall warm, one scarf at a time... Chantal Gilmour knows you need a good scarf when it's cold outside.  The "Crazy Charity Knitter" has been in the business of keeping everybody warm for quite some time, but on January 15, after seeing a post on facebook, she took it upon herself to start a facebook page named "Warm Up Cornwall". "I decided to start this when I noticed a group doing it world wide," said Gilmour. "I started one here in Cornwall with the intentions of making in Read Full Article

    $2-million in bursaries from The Joyce Foundation to help students in the area

    $2-million in bursaries from The Joyce Foundation to help students in the areaSingle largest gift to St. Lawrence College - $2-million in bursaries from The Joyce Foundation will provide the gift of education to students in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston St. Lawrence College–The Joyce Foundation recently announced a $2-million donation to St. Lawrence College to establish The Joyce Foundation Ed Lumley Bursary.   The Foundation made the gift in recognition of The Honourable Ed Lumley, a nationally recognized businessman, politician and member of the Order of Canada. Mr. Lumley is a Trustee on The Joyce Read Full Article

    Nomination deadline fast approaching for the Chamber Awards

    Nomination deadline fast approaching for the Chamber AwardsCornwall, Ontario - This year, our chamber will be celebrating 125 years of community service to businesses. As it is customary every February, the Business Excellence and Citizen of the Year awards banquet will soon be taking place, but the chamber needs your nominations. “We have already put out the call for nominations in each of the awards and the response has been good,” said chamber manager Lezlie Strasser. "However, there are likely many others who would like to see a business Read Full Article

    Changing Cornwall: Perception versus reality

    Changing Cornwall: Perception versus reality There was something about Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy's recent interview with Todd Lalonde on Cogeco's The Source which was incredibly alien to someone who has covered municipal, including city politics, for so long. It wasn't anything particularly revolutionary or groundshaking, no over-the-top grandiose promises. Nothing of that sort. It was the stark realism he showed while speaking about issues faced in Cornwall. In short, some of the things raised by the Cornwall mayor during the interview -- like broader social issues Read Full Article

    Interested in Science? Don't miss the United Counties Science Fair Information Day

    Interested in Science? Don't miss the United Counties Science Fair Information DayIf you are a student or the parent of a student from a school in any of the three United Counties of Stormont, Dundas or Glengarry or the District of Akwesasne then the annual Science Fair may be your chance to explore the world of science and technology by completing a science related poster or project and exhibiting it at the fair on April 11th, 2015.   Members of the organizing committee as well as finalists from last year’s fair will be Read Full Article

    Why are they all leaving Canada?

    Why are they all leaving Canada? Last week, we unfortunately learned that Target, the American Superstore, had decided to close its 133 Canadian retail locations, sending some 17,000 people to unemployment. Here in Cornwall, it meant the closure of the Target distribution centre, managed by Eleven Points Logistics, costing 350 jobs to the area. The same day, Sony announced they were pulling out of the Canadian marketplace, closing their 14 stores. Clothing retailer Mexx also followed suit, vouching to close its 95 locations nationwide by the Read Full Article

    Cornwall Speedway to hold thrilling snowmobile Circuit Pro Tour

    Cornwall Speedway to hold thrilling snowmobile Circuit Pro Tour Cornwall, Ontario - For the first time ever, the Cornwall Speedway will host a Snowmobile racing event that promises to be fast, dangerous and exciting. New owners Raymond and Jacques Lavergne who took over the Speedway last spring, are looking to bring in new attractions to the property.  As such, they signed up for the Pro Racing Circuit Tour, taking place January 30th, 31st and February 1st.  The Speedway will host a complete race with a complete race program scheduled each day. Tour President Read Full Article

    Petition Launched Against Carbon Tax

    Petition Launched Against Carbon Tax CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell began collecting signatures from residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry for a petition aimed at stopping the Liberal government’s planned introduction of a Carbon Tax, despite the Premier ruling it out last June. “Local families and businesses can’t afford another tax,” said MPP Jim McDonell. “Under this Liberal government the cost of living and providing for a family and running a business has soared. A carbon tax will drive up the price of all consumer goods by making Read Full Article

    Cornwall wins SECOND PLACE and $10,000 in Shoeless Joe's competition

    Cornwall wins SECOND PLACE and $10,000 in Shoeless Joe's competitionCornwall takes home prize towards a local community refresh project for second year in a row Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill welcomed back its popular community-driven and sports-based program, “If Your Team Wins, Your Community Wins!”, for the second year and the results are in: Cornwall has come in second place! After a tight race, Cornwall accumulated a total of 29,235.04 points, earning itself $10,000 to go towards a local community refresh project. Working closely with Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, Shoeless Joe’s and the Read Full Article

    Kraft Foods donates $21,453.16 to United Way/Centraide

    Kraft Foods donates $21,453.16 to United Way/CentraideStaff members at Kraft Foods Ingleside participated in payroll deduction as well as some internal fundraisers such as 50/50 draws and silent auction to raise an impressive $21,543.16 for the United Way/Centraide SD&G Campaign. “Each year Kraft Ingleside employees provide a very generous contribution to our campaign”, says Nolan Quinn, United Way 2014 Campaign Chair. “This donation was a tremendous boost to our campaign. We truly appreciate the support and would like to thank the employees at Kraft very much”.   About United Read Full Article

    "Ignite the Night" snowshoe race donates $1600 to Beyond 21

    Beyond 21 was pleased to partner with the Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe race at Upper Canada Village on January 10, 2015.  Race directors Gilles Parisien and Nicole Prevost presented Beyond 21 with a check of $1600.00 raised from this Read Full Article

    Cornwall Transit enhancing routes to service new SmartCentres

    Cornwall Transit enhancing routes to service new SmartCentresCornwall Transit is enhancing some of its routes to service the new SmartCentres retail development. Located at the corner of Ninth and Cumberland Streets, the SmartCentres development is slated to open to the public on Thursday, January 29th. As of Monday, January 26th, the Cumberland (#2) and Brookdale (#3) bus routes as well as the Community Service route #61 will begin stopping at the SmartCentres development. For passenger convenience, a new bus shelter has been erected and placed near the southwest corner Read Full Article

    Kings pull trigger on deadline deals

    Kings pull trigger on deadline dealsCORNWALL – General manager Rick Lalonde and the River Kings made a big splash on Tuesday night at the LNAH trade deadline. In a blockbuster deal, Cornwall shipped goaltender Loic Lacasse, Simon Desormeaux and a 2nd round draft pick in 2016 to Saint-Georges in exchange for goaltender Kevin Desfossés and forwards Nicolas Larocque-Marcoux, Guillaume Parenteau and Nicolas Therrien. “Loic has been part of the organization from the beginning so it was tough to make this deal,” said Lalonde. “But we had to Read Full Article

    Former Cornwall Colt makes return doing comedy?

    Former Cornwall Colt makes return doing comedy?Travis Albers has traded his hockey stick for a mic and has been leaving audiences in stitches. The former Colt, who also played hockey in the OHL, currently lives in Toronto where he has been making a name for himself as one of the top up and coming young comics.  He has taken the stage all across Canada and will be making his return to Cornwall Tuesday, January 27th, at Bar Q. "Cornwall... Finally", Albers joked about making his return to his hometown. He Read Full Article

    Hockey Canada's massive caravan to visit Long Sault this Week-End

    Hockey Canada's massive caravan to visit Long Sault this Week-End Hockey Canada turned 100 on Dec. 4, 2014 and to celebrate hockey in communities large and small across the country, it launched the Century Tour. Since July 1, 2014 and until the end of May 2015, Hockey Canada’s hopes to engage more than one million fans. This week-end, it's our turn to have the chance to enjoy The 20,000-square-foot interactive hockey experience as the Long Sault Arena will host the massive fair on wheels. Sponsored by Heritage Canada, Canadian Tire, Respect Group, Samsung and TELUS to name a few, Read Full Article

    Comets 10-Year Reunion Night!

    Comets 10-Year Reunion Night!On Saturday, Feb. 7, the River Kings will honour players from the 2004-05 and 2005-06 Cornwall Comets! The Comets laid the foundation for Quebec Senior hockey in Cornwall! Fans are invited to come out and meet their favourite players from those exciting teams, including fan-favourite Pat Allard! - Opening ceremony honouring members of the Cornwall Comets from 2004-2006 - First 1,000 fans will receive a commemorative 5x7 "10 Year Reunion" photo - Meet and Greet with Comets players during first and second intermission Cornwall vs. Sorel at Read Full Article

 

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