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  • Author pens book about dad - CFL star Moe Racine

    Author pens book about dad - CFL star Moe RacineCornwall Ontario (ChooseCornwall.ca) - Looking for a good book this holiday season? How about one that deals with a small-town boy making a name for himself on the biggest field in pro-sports? Maurice (Moe) Racine stepped off a bus in Ottawa one day to try out for the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1958.  Little did he know that he would soon become a star in the Canadian Football League, a career path that would seen him inducted into the Canadian Football Hall Read Full Article

    Teddy Bears 750 - Isothermic 4 and River Kings 0

    Teddy Bears 750 - Isothermic 4 and River Kings 0 Cornwall Ontario – Jean-Philippe Levasseur and the Thetford-Mines Isothermic spoiled the party at the Civic Complex on Saturday night with a 4-0 victory over the River Kings. Levasseur turned aside all 26 shots he faced to shut out Cornwall on Teddy Bear Toss Night in front of 1,102 fans. Fans tossed the Teddy Bears on the ice at the end of the game. Both teams remained on the ice to collect the stuffed toys – approximately 750 of them. Simon Courcelles opened the scoring Read Full Article

    From my pantry - Karen's pizza party dip

    From my pantry - Karen's pizza party dipLast month, I underwent a complete shoulder replacement. Afterwards, I had to keep my right arm completely immobilized. My arm was in a sling day and night for at least one month. Note, that this is my right side and I am right handed. Our eldest daughter Karen faithfully drove out to our house every Sunday morning for a welcome visit. She made a delicious and easy pizza dip, one for Gary and I and one for her husband Jody Read Full Article

    Seeker Snapshot - Naval Christmas Tradition

    Seeker Snapshot - Naval Christmas Tradition Cornwall Ontario -- On Monday December 15th, 2014, Naval Tradition was kept alive by the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Stormont during its annual Christmas Dinner. Upholding a tradition that dates back to Roman times and adopted as a proud tradition by the Royal Navy, it has been a much anticipated yearly event that is kept alive by all members of the Royal Canadian Navy. As seen in the picture, Sailors from the lower deck are served a traditional Christmas Read Full Article

    River Kings Teddy Bear Toss Tonight

    River Kings Teddy Bear Toss Tonight Cornwall Ontario -- The Cornwall River Kings are back on home ice Saturday night (tonight) when Nicolas Corbeil and the Thetford-Mines Isothermic pay a visit to the Civic Complex. Saturday’s Cornwall River Kings game marks the second annual River Kings Teddy Bear Toss night. Fans are asked to bring a new or gently used Teddy Bear, which can be thrown on the ice when the River Kings score their first goal of the game. A reminder to fans to put your teddy bears in Read Full Article

    Longue Sault Public School raises $1,300

    Longue Sault Public School raises $1,300 Long Sault Ontario – Students at Longue Sault Public School opened their hearts to the less fortunate recently, raising $1,300 for the Champions for Kids Foundation through a charity hockey game and silent auction. The fundraising effort included the hockey game Thursday at the South Stormont Recreation Centre involving Longue Sault students and staff, and players from the Cornwall Colts Junior A hockey club, as well as a silent auction featuring collaborative, one-of-a-kind artwork created by classes at the school. The Read Full Article

    Cornwall River Kings win 4-3 but only 939 in attendance

    Cornwall River Kings win 4-3 but only 939 in attendance Cornwall Ontario – Pete Karvouniaris backstopped the Cornwall River Kings to a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Saint-George Cool FM on Friday night. Ther scoreboard was exciting, but there was also some great action on the ice. River Kings fan-favourite Chris Cloutier and Alexandre Gauthier had a spirited bout only two seconds into the contest. The pair would settle their differences at the beginning of the third period. Despite that, there were only 939 people reported in attendance. It is unusual for attendance to Read Full Article

    Cornwall Fire Chief Richard McCullough to retire

    Cornwall Fire Chief Richard McCullough to retire Cornwall Ontario -- Chief Administrative Officer Norm Levac would like to announce that Cornwall Fire Chief Richard McCullough will be retiring at the end of April 2015. Fire Chief Richard McCullough will retire on April 30th, 2015 after having completed a 35-year year career with the Cornwall Fire Department. Mr. McCullough was hired in 1980 and held every rank within the fire service, culminating with his appointment as Fire Chief in 2013. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Cornwall Fire Department Read Full Article

    Seeker Snapshot - Learn To Skate Program

    Seeker Snapshot - Learn To Skate Program Cornwall Ontario -- The new and improved Learn To Skate Program and our Junior Development and STARSkate Programs are in full swing. 

Skating sessions take place Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday mornings on Rink 3 at the Benson Centre. The public is welcomed to come check it out. Registrations are still ongoing, so it's not too late to join! The 10 week Learn- To - Skate program starts January 8th 2015. E-mail skatecornwall@hotmail.com for more info. Learn to Skate recently held Read Full Article

    Out and About - Merry Christmas!

    Out and About - Merry Christmas! Cornwall Ontario -- It has been a busy month here in Cornwall! There are so many things to do during the year but December seems to be the busiest month with all of the year-end activities andof course the holiday events! Many community business members from the city and surrounding areas gathered on Wednesday morning for the Team Cornwall Year in Review. The annual event summarizes all of the activity in the city and showcases the many improvements, business developments, Read Full Article

    Scott Smith wins United Way Celebration Sleigh grand prize

    Scott Smith wins United Way Celebration Sleigh grand prize Cornwall Ontario -- The United Way Celebration Sleigh grand prize, valued at $5,000, was drawn today at noon at Cornwall Square.   The crowd was entertained by Tracy Lalonde, Pamela Cumming and members of the Cornwall Fire Department. Scott Smith was chosen to be the lucky winner of the contents of the sleigh. Ann Marlin's ballot was chosen for the $3,000 Algonquin Travel voucher (sponsored by Bell Canada). The United Way is now at 81% of their fundraising goal. Donations can still be made online Read Full Article

    City seeking volunteers to maintain additional outdoor rinks

    City seeking volunteers to maintain additional outdoor rinks Cornwall Ontario -- The City of Cornwall is looking for volunteers to help maintain additional outdoor rinks in the community this winter. Outdoor rink boards have been set up at Alexander, Broadview, Dover Heights, King George, Menard, Optimist, and Grant Parks. In addition to the locations mentioned above, the City is also interested in partnering with volunteer teams to build additional outdoor rinks at Gallinger, Reg Campbell  and Terry Fox Parks. The City would erect the boards and the volunteers would Read Full Article

    Racine scores OT winner versus Colts in night honouring his grandfather

    Racine scores OT winner versus Colts in night honouring his grandfather Cornwall Ontairo -- The Corwnall Colts dropped a tough 5-4 overtime loss to the Hawkesbury Hawks Thursday night in Cornwall. Hunter Racine scored two goals for Hawkesbury, including the OT winner on the night the Colts honoured his Grandfather, Moe 'The Toe Racine. The games three stars: STAR 1: Racine, Hunter (HAW 2 G 1A); STAR 2: Cooper , Grant (COR, 1G); STAR 3: Rivers, Gunner (HAW W) Tonight the Colts (24-10-3-2) travel up the 401 to face the Brockville Braves (17-15-2-3). The Read Full Article

    Ingleside Pharmacy Grand Opening

    Ingleside Pharmacy Grand Opening Ingleside Ontario -- On December 17, 2014, South Stormont Council and staff attended the Ingleside Pharmacy Grand Opening at their new 3 Thorold Lane location. Owner Bryan Haley received some funding under the Township's Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to help offset the costs to renovate the façade and interior of the existing building to better suit his needs. Submitted Read Full Article

    Mom Talk - They Grow So Fast

    Mom Talk - They Grow So Fast “They grow so fast” is probably the number one thing I hear when people meet my baby, next to “he/she is so cute” and “does he/she sleep well?”. The conversations are all the same, but no matter how much I have to repeat myself, I adore talking about my amazing mini person. Statements like these are cliche, but they are also very true. I remember the first time I saw my son, he was this oddly shaped ball no bigger than Read Full Article

    Editorial - A time to reflect

    Editorial - A time to reflectA time to reflect As I look back to 2014, I can honestly say that I'm proud of what we, at the Seeker, have accomplished. I think the past year has been a pivotal one for us as we've proved ourselves to be a serious contender in Cornwall's media base and have become one of the most visited news source on the web. We've received accolades for our coverage of the elections and have been told by a lot of Read Full Article

    The Scoop - The danger of labels and the hate they create

    The Scoop - The danger of labels and the hate they create "Once you label me you negate me." - Soren Kierkegaard I have been criticized on occasion during my newspaper career for articles, whether they be news or opinion pieces, published by the newspaper for which I was working at the time. There have even been people who have threatened to, or actually engaged in a boycott of a newspaper at which I worked in reaction to an article or series of articles published by a particular writer. But never once did Read Full Article

    Flu Vaccine Still Offers Protection

    Flu Vaccine Still Offers Protection Cornwall Ontario -- This year’s influenza (flu) vaccine may not be a perfect match to the currently circulating strain of flu virus, but it’s still worth getting, according the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).  Reports have indicated that the Influenza A-H3N2 strain of flu that’s been most common so far this season has mutated slightly, so it doesn’t perfectly match the strain that this year’s flu vaccine protects against. The mismatch means that some people may still get the flu, Read Full Article

    Cornwall Toyota Donates $1636 to United Way

    Cornwall Toyota Donates $1636 to United WayCornwall, Ontario -- Over the last 5 weeks the staff at Cornwall Toyota held weekly  charitable luncheons at the dealership  as well as selling tickets for a $2000 Christmas Basket that was provided by generous local retailers. The staff had decided this year to take a different approach with their fundraising effort during the Christmas season moving away from the traditional itemized list of food items that other local charities request every year. All $1636 that was raised was donated Read Full Article

    The true meaning of Christmas - Cornwall pay-it-forward challenge

    The true meaning of Christmas - Cornwall pay-it-forward challenge It truly is the "most wonderful time of the year".  During the holidays, everyone, whether rich or poor, finds joy in the simple things... Things like being with family, like giving, like sharing a good meal with friends.  Our society would have us focus on mainly material things, on receiving gifts, but there seem to be a shift in our community where people seem to take more pleasure out of giving than receiving. Last week, on the Jim and Ike Show, Read Full Article

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