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  • Five questions with Dr. Paul Poirier about the upcoming Bikers Against Brain Cancer (BABC) Fundraising Events

    Five questions with Dr. Paul Poirier about the upcoming Bikers Against Brain Cancer (BABC) Fundraising Eventsby Mai-Liis Renaud Dr Paul Poirier is a well known figure in our community. A wonderful example of a man with great motivation despite the fact that he has been battling a Brain Tumour for many years. Paul is a local Chiropractor, owner of Earthway Family Chiropractic, husband of Ginny Pereira and father of two wonderful boys, Zack and Benny but always has time to volunteer and organize the yearly fundraiser for Brain Cancer which he began many years ago. Read Full Article


    OH! PRECIOUS DANDELIONS!By Countess Trottier/Trotzier As the spring sun appears, its warming rays stir up myriad of celestial-earth dandelions that shine valiantly all over fields, people's yards, riverbanks ... and fill eco-lovers hearts with joy! Who are the eco-lovers of dandelions? Every human who knows what's good for their soul and body! Young children rush to pick up the flowery stars! They are never happy with just one dandelion, but we see the young girls and boys rushing a few feet here...there to gather more and more and more.  What bouquets of Read Full Article

    Filling the Green Food Box

    Filling the Green Food BoxEmma Meldrum - Special to the Seeker At 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, a mix of seniors and students gather in a hallway on the first floor of General Vanier. They’re all volunteers, donating their time in exchange for some leftover food and the satisfaction of a job well done. Their goal is to fill about 150 plastic bins with fresh produce - in only an hour. Corey Robidoux, a student at T.R. Leger School, tries Read Full Article

    From the desk of the editor: Is it just white pride?

    From the desk of the editor: Is it just white pride?Pride : a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed inbearing, conduct, etc. After 6 years in power, The President of the United States (@POTUS) finally was allowed to get his own Twitter account. Within minutes, the poor guy was flooded with tweets coming from idiotic racist right wingers throwing racial slurs at him as if they were going out of style. The bombardment and Read Full Article

    A week of fun-filled activities: Vive le 400e

    A week of fun-filled activities: Vive le 400e This year, everyone in Ontario is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Francophones in Ontario. It is even more important to mark this date in Cornwall. One just has to remember that as early as 1793, the representative on the Charlottenburg Assembly submitted a motion to Ontario Parliament to the effect that some laws that were adopted should be translated in French because the number of Francophones in Cornwall was high enough to justify it. For decades, Read Full Article

    New Dining Choices In Cornwall

    New Dining Choices In Cornwall By Kyle Lister Cornwall Ontario ( Four new restaurants have opened in Cornwall offering a variety of dining choices to residents and visitors. Captain George’s Fish & Chips and Cowan’s Dairy Bar are located next to each other on Second Street in the West end of Cornwall while Thai Express and Sushi Shop share a unit in a commercial plaza on Brookdale Avenue. While the meal choices at each restaurant are certainly different, it is the variety of choice that ensures a vibrant dining scene Read Full Article

    Comedy Event to Benefit Friends of Vets

    Comedy Event to Benefit Friends of Vets Cornwall Ontario -- Comedy returns to La Maison on Friday May 29th brought to you by Off your Rocker, for a charity event for "Friends of Vets".  Friends of Vets is a  peer support group for men and women who have served their country along with their dependants. Headlining the event is Brendan McKeigan who has appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos, the prestigious Just for Laughs festival and is no stranger to performing for both American and Canadian military.  McKeigan has just returned from a Read Full Article

    Benefit Concerts for Women’s Hockey: First Performance to be Held in Cornwall

    Benefit Concerts for Women’s Hockey: First Performance to be Held in CornwallMontreal, May 21, 2015 – Barry F. Lorenzetti, President, CEO and Founder of BFL CANADA, and the band REPLAY are proud to announce the production of a series of fundraising concerts aimed at promoting local Women’s Hockey. The first concert will be held on June 19th at the Aultsville Theatre in Cornwall. Profits will be distributed to the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association, a member of the OWHA. Also, as a special gesture, part of the proceeds for this first concert will Read Full Article

    Cornwall’s Francophone Capabilities Celebrated

    Cornwall’s Francophone Capabilities CelebratedVisitors to Cornwall businesses will soon have a more visible sign of Cornwall’s francophone capabilities via stickers that will be displayed at various locations around the City. The stickers bear the phrase “Ici on parle français” which translates to “French is spoken here” and are available to any business that offers French services to the public. “The stickers are a small but important sign that people are welcome to converse in French,” said Mark Boileau, Manager of Cornwall Economic Development. “Being able Read Full Article

    Traffic Notice – Closure of Second St W at Brookdale Ave to remove bridge superstructure

    Traffic Notice – Closure of Second St W at Brookdale Ave to remove bridge superstructureThe City of Cornwall would like to advise motorists that American Bridge Canada will be closing Second Street West at Brookdale Avenue on Monday, May 25th in order to continue work on the removal of the high-level bridge. The closure will start on Monday, May 25th and it is expected to remain in place until Friday, June 5th, subject to favourable weather conditions. During the closure period, Brookdale Avenue will remain open to northbound and southbound traffic. Meanwhile, traffic on Second Street Read Full Article

    Registration underway for 2015 Active Transportation Challenge

    Registration underway for 2015 Active Transportation ChallengeKickoff Event – Friday, May 22nd at 12:15 pm on front terrace of the Cornwall Public Library Registrations are beginning to roll in for the 2015 Active Transportation Challenge, a week-long event from May 31st to June 6th that promotes alternate forms of transportation such as walking, cycling and public transit. To date, nine workplaces in Cornwall have already signed up to participate, with many more expected in the days ahead. Last year, a total of 15 workplaces and 142 individuals took Read Full Article

    Invitation to a traditional Coffee Ceremony

    Invitation to a traditional Coffee Ceremony The BETI PROJECT is inviting the community to join in a traditional coffee ceremony to support education funding.  You will not want to miss this beautiful afternoon (June 6) of cultural food and souvenirs, and the world renown children's choir, WATOTO. Hear the music at Thanks to the Port Theatre and other sponsors, there will be something for everyone. Most importantly the funds raised will allow Beti to continue her schooling in Cornwall, something that most of us take for granted.  Read Full Article


    SEEKER SNIPPETS - SEAWAY WINDS IS BANDING TOGETHER AGAIN! Seaway Winds Concert Band is Banding Together Again for the finale of their 2014-2015 Concert Series to include the members of Seaway Winds combined with concert band members from Ottawa, Arnprior, Sudbury, Brockville, Toronto, Whitby, and Oshawa, in a composite concert band of 70 musicians onstage  at Aultsville Theatre on Sunday, May 24, at 2:00 PM. Five guest conductors, who direct the concert bands in these areas, as well as Seaway Winds conductor, Barb Hunter and Associate Conductor, Gilles Lepage, will direct the composite Read Full Article

    Local Students Win Gold at National Science Fair

    Local Students Win Gold at National Science FairFredericton, NB – May 16, 2015 – Cornwall high school students Jeremy Mallette and Samantha Peets won a gold medal yesterday at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick for their project UPOD: The Sixth Sensor. The grade twelve students from St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School also won the Science Fair’s one-thousand dollar Canadian Acoustical Association Award. Mallette and Peets were awarded the all-expenses paid, week-long trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair at the United-Counties Science Fair, which took Read Full Article

    Team Cornwall Expands Bursary Program

    Team Cornwall Expands Bursary ProgramTeam Cornwall has expanded its bursary program, which will be good news to local youth looking to continue their studies at post-secondary institutions. “We have some extraordinary youth in our community and our bursaries seek to recognize their efforts in making Cornwall a great place to be,” says Peter Gault, Chair of Team Cornwall. “We hope that after their studies they will become community leaders in Cornwall.” There are a total of nine bursaries and one award available as follows: Team Cornwall Youth Read Full Article

    Ontario Plowmen’s Association 2015 Plowing Day

    Ontario Plowmen’s Association 2015 Plowing DaySDG – Not sure what a plowing match is all about?   The Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) will be holding a pre-match Plowing Day in Ingleside on May 30. Plowmen from Western Ontario will join local plowmen and judges for a Field Plowing Workshop, a full day of plowing demonstrations and preview of the BMO Plowing Competition which will take place at the 2015 Stormont Dundas Glengarry International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in Finch, September 22-26. Charles Leduc, president of the Read Full Article

    Winner’s list from the 51st Benson Cornwall Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner

    Winner’s list from the 51st Benson Cornwall  Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner Here is the complete winner’s list from the 51st Benson Cornwall  Lions Club Sports Awards Dinner that took place last night.  Congratulations to all winners. Wednesday, May 13th @ Civic Complex Sport/Org Award Sponsor Name CUCBA Male Athlete Steven Belanger CUCBA Female Athlete Emilie Lamarche CUCBA Personality of Year Bob Thompson Baseball Black Sox Mitchell Roy Baseball Si Miller Amber Flannigan Boxing Miriam Lalonde Boxing Neica Rouleau Broomball Joanne Brault Curling Member of Year Dan Laperle Curling Curler of Year Mathew Camm Curling Youth Curler John MacGillis Figure Skating Skater of Year Naomi Wang Figure Skating Volunteer of Year Russell Grant Football Jr. Wildcat Braden Clark Football Sr. Wildcat Andrew McCourt Gymnastics Mackenzie McAllister High School Boys Badminton RBC Jonathan Ponnudurai High School Girls Badminton RBC Cloee Menard High School Boys Basketball RBC Thomas LeGallais High School Girls Basketball RBC Myriam Fontaine High School Curling RBC Taya Orchard High School Football RBC Andrew Read Full Article

    New streetscape banners celebrate life in Cornwall

    New streetscape banners celebrate life in CornwallCornwall’s streetscape is gaining a little bit of colour with the arrival of new street banners along Water Street and in the Downtown and Le Village business districts. The colourful banners are replacing existing banners that featured events and people from the War of 1812. Installation of the new series is currently underway. The new banners celebrate life in Cornwall as depicted by several different local artists.  There are eight different themes featuring original artwork by each artist: • Heritage – Pierre Giroux • Shopping – Read Full Article


    UPPER CANADA VILLAGE OPEN FOR SEASON Morrisburg, Ontario –Spring has finally arrived and Upper Canada Village has opened its gates to welcome visitors to an exciting, new season. One of the best ways to enjoy all of the numerous events and experiences that Upper Canada Village has to offer is with a Passport to the Past. Two types of this annual pass are available, one for just the main season (adult $35.95; senior $29.95; youth $23.95) until September 20 or the Premium Pass (adult $62.95, senior $49.95, Read Full Article

    From the desk of the Editor: Mothers Know Best

    From the desk of the Editor: Mothers Know Best Dear teenager, I'm sure you think you have it all figured out. I'm sure you feel your parents are complete idiots and you are certain "doing it your way" will be much better than following any advice your mom can give you, but trust me when I say to you that even today, at age 44, I get reminded daily that my mother knew best. And now that I am a mother as well, I get bragging rights to say that Read Full Article


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