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  • SDSG Federal NDP Nomination Meeting Set for May 6

    SDSG Federal NDP Nomination Meeting Set for May 6 The Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry (SDSG) Federal NDP riding association will be holding their nomination meeting on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Navy Veterans Association located at 30 Sixth Street East in Cornwall. “The meeting will select our candidate for the October 19th federal election,” said Brian Lynch, President of the riding association. “We want to be ready when the election comes and bring a change that will put the needs of the people of this area first.”   Lunenburg resident Patrick Read Full Article

    Interview with Amber Dawn Fox of the Walking Dead at CAPE

    Interview with Amber Dawn Fox of the Walking Dead at CAPE Article and Photo(s) by Jason Setnyk Amber Dawn Fox has appeared in TV shows like The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Nashville, and Under The Dome. She also also appeared in movies like Dear John and Dumb and Dumber To. Most recently she has starred as Officer Bello in several episodes of Season 5 of the Walking Dead. She was a part of the mid-season finale scene when (spoiler alert) Beth dramatically and tragically dies. Here is an exclusive interview Read Full Article

    COMPANION PLANTING

    by countess Trottier/Trotzier Eco-conscious Earth Stewards who plant organic gardens do not need synthetic herbicides, insecticides, fertilizers.  Because of the wisdoms passed on by our wise ancestors who for thousands of centuries have succeeded to produce plant crops to feed themselves, they have learned that companion planting promises a good harvest.  The following list of which plant grows well with a companion plant can be very helpfull.  It is also advisable to keep a garden diary. Tomatoes, one of the most planted in a family Read Full Article

    BASF Canada to donate $50,000 to St. Lawrence College Cornwall Campus in support of science and environmental studies

    BASF Canada to donate $50,000 to St. Lawrence College Cornwall Campus in support of science and environmental studiesCompany’s contribution to support chemistry lab renovation project CORNWALL, ON, April 24, 2015 –BASF Canada announced plans to donate $50,000 over five years to the St. Lawrence College Cornwall Campus in support of the renovation of the school’s chemistry laboratory. The donation was announced by Carles Navarro, President of BASF Canada, and Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College, at the college campus. “St. Lawrence College is really pleased that BASF is supporting our students not only in the present, Read Full Article

    Seeker Snippets - Rotary Clubs present Paul Harris awards

    Seeker Snippets - Rotary Clubs present Paul Harris awardsThursday night, the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise and the Rotary Club of Cornwall presented Paul Harris awards to honour citizens of the community who have contributed to their community both here and abroad. The Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise honoured Dr. Agatha Forson, Bob Firth and Louise Lanctot The Rotary Club of Cornwall honoured Chief Dan Parkinson and Denis Thibeault   Pictured from left to right are Louise Lanctot, Bob Firth, Chief Dan Parkinson, Denis Thibeault and Dr. Agatha Read Full Article

    Interviews with Ming Chen and Michael Zapcic of AMC's Comic Book Men at CAPE

    Interviews with Ming Chen and Michael Zapcic of AMC's Comic Book Men at CAPEArticle and Photo(s) by Jason Setnyk Comic Book Men is a reality TV show that airs on AMC. The setting of the show is at Kevin Smith's comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, located in New Jersey. Many celebrities have visited the store including Spider Man creator Stan Lee, Nichelle Nichols who played Uhura on the original Star Trek, and Dean Cain who played Superman in Lois & Clark. Here is an exclusive interview by Jason Setnyk Read Full Article

    From the desk of the editor : Kick starting the Summer early

    From the desk of the editor : Kick starting the Summer earlyI love summer. It's my favourite season of the year. I love the colours, the blue skies, the luscious greens, the flowery reds... I also love all the stuff happening. It is as though this city comes to life in the summer time. There are a few interesting events coming up in May and I want to talk about a few of them that you may not have heard of. May 1st and 2nd - Cornwall Comedy Festival For the Read Full Article

    Electricity Rates to Jump by 14%

    Electricity Rates to Jump by 14%From the desk of Jim MacDonnell QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario electricity ratepayers will be stung by a 14% rate hike on May 1 as Hydro One’s peak and mid-peak prices increase to 14 cents per kWh and 12.2 cents per kWh. “Residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry can’t afford the unjustifiably high hydro rates being charged today, let alone pay for further increases” MPP McDonell commented. “Ontario has the highest rates in North America – businesses are finding our province less competitive, unaffordable to do business in and Read Full Article

    Accident on ramp to 401

    Accident on ramp to 401An 18 wheeler truck flipped over when trying to get on the 401 heading toward Kingston. The police is on location. There is no more information at this point. Pictures provided by Mohammad Read Full Article

    Tips from the Tax Mam: Direct Deposit Nightmare

    Tips from the Tax Mam: Direct Deposit Nightmare
A word of caution to all. I just received a call from a client who had her refund direct deposited into her Ex-husband’s bank account. She has been receiving refund cheques in the mail for a number of years. This came to light when I checked her online account and told her that her refund had been deposited last week into her bank account but she said the money was not there. She telephoned the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to enquire Read Full Article

    Editorial : You want guidance at city council? Don't ask God for it...

    Editorial : You want guidance at city council? Don't ask God for it... Wednesday, the supreme court ruled to eradicate a long standing tradition, something that we had been doing for decades, from our city council meetings. The prayer, which had been put under fire when a Quebec unbeliever from the city of Saguenay complained that the practice was violating his freedom of conscience, will no longer have its place in council chambers across Canada. The Supreme Court decision calls for “A neutral public space free from coercion, pressure and judgment on the Read Full Article

    2015 Quilts on the Seaway event begins Friday

    2015 Quilts on the Seaway event begins Friday This Friday and Saturday (April 17 and 18) area residents are in for a treat as the Cornwall Quilters Guild hosts its bi-annual show and sale.  Two years ago the guild re-located the event from the Nav Centre to Cornwall's Trinity Church.  Inspired by the beauty of handmade quilts displayed on church pews amid stained glass windows in another community, they knew they had to give this a try themselves.  The event was a complete success, drawing some 700 plus Read Full Article

    Celebrating 125 years as a Diocese (1890 – 2015)

    Celebrating 125 years as a Diocese (1890 – 2015)This Saturday marks the start of a two-week anniversary Open House exhibit in the chapel of Nativity Church on Montreal Road near McConnell Avenue. Treasures of the Diocese presents more than 100 artifacts providing a visual history of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. Most of the artifacts have not been seen in public in decades. Event Coordinators Thom Racine and Kim Walsh have been collecting old artifacts from basements, attics and archives.  Thom has been busy creating attractive displays to showcase Read Full Article

    Evening of Laughs for Rachel's Kids

    Evening of Laughs for Rachel's KidsArticle and Photo(s) by Jason Setnyk Cornwall Ontario -- Local born comics Jen Grant, Matt Carter and Mark Vincent took over La Maison Entertainment Venue on April 10th to raise money for Rachel's Kids. "Rachel’s Kids is a charitable organization supported through community   contributions, corporate donations and the time of volunteers, which seeks to aid any child in need- whether it is poverty, neglect, abuse or illness. Rachel's Kids also works with other aid organizations in order to improve the lives Read Full Article

    First World Premiere of Syllabification from a Sycophant coming to Cornwall

    First World Premiere of Syllabification from a Sycophant coming to CornwallHugo Mobility, in association with La Plume Moderne, are proud (sort of) to present Participation’s Music Hall Theatre Production, the First World Premiere of Syllabification from a Sycophant, starring APRIL SHOWERS and MAY FLOWERS (if they are available). Participation is a curious quartet of musicians—Voice (and virtuoso Kazoo), Clarinet, Tenor Ukelele and Tuba—but what better way to bring alive the superbly singable songs of the “Paleolithic” (that is, Rag Time and Jazz) eras of the early 20th century? Anticipating that folk Read Full Article

    Tips from the Tax Mam -What if I get a slip AFTER I’ve already filed my taxes?

    Tips from the Tax Mam -What if I get a slip AFTER I’ve already filed my taxes?What if I get a slip AFTER I’ve already filed my taxes? If you receive another slip (or an amended slip) after filing your taxes, it is very important to alert your tax preparer! A slip you received in 2015 that bears the 2014 taxation year cannot be saved and claimed on your 2015 tax return. The slip could be an important adjustment that will alter your income or credits on your tax return and cause you to have a Read Full Article

    Editorial: Lift-Off Runs out of hot air... For now...

    Editorial: Lift-Off Runs out of hot air... For now...The ink hadn't even dried up on our lift-off sponsorship contract when the news of the festival's cancellation reached our desk Tuesday morning. It was sad to hear. Cornwall was losing their signature event, at least for this year. Shortly after the announcement, gossip started buzzing. "Why is this happening? Where did the money go? And what will happen to the money Lift-Off received from the city this year? Is Ribfest next? Speaking of Ribfest, why don't they use Local Read Full Article

    640 pounds for Agape - Curves' “Feed the Need” food drive a success.

    640 pounds for Agape - Curves' “Feed the Need” food drive a success. Curves Cornwall’s annual food drive surpassed its goal, collecting 640 pounds of food for the Agapè Centre. Members and staff of the fitness organization were asked to bring in specific items that are most needed at the food bank, like healthy cereal and school snacks, and canned veggies. “We choose the Agape Centre food bank to be the recipient of our food drive because of the work that they do to make sure that no one goes hungry in our community,” Read Full Article

    Quilt of Belonging Receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

    Quilt of Belonging Receives Ontario Trillium Foundation GrantWednesday, April 8th, Lancaster, ON – SD&G MPP Jim McDonell is pleased to announce that Quilt of Belonging has been awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant of $56,500 over 12 months to create a dynamic new website with current technology, information and educational resources.  Quilt of Belonging has become a trusted source of cultural information for Canada and the new site will increase access to educational and cultural resources by creating an online hub which will feature updated cultural profiles Read Full Article

    Confabulation – Montreal’s premiere all-true storytelling event comes to Cornwall!

    Confabulation – Montreal’s premiere all-true storytelling event comes to Cornwall!“Confabulation is one of Montreal’s most unique and exciting literary series” Jeanette Kelly, CBC Radio As heard on CBC’s WireTap Confabulation, Montreal’s premiere all-true storytelling event, presents Firsts: Stories of beginnings, re-beginnings, and taking it from the top! at Dream Builder Studios (2107 Second Street W, Cornwall) on Saturday April 11th at 8pm. For the first time, Confabulation brings its wildly popular monthly showcase to Cornwall. Confabulation is a unique storytelling event in Montreal featuring honest accounts, told without notes, props, or gimmicks. Read Full Article

 

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