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Five Questions with City Council candidate Mark A MacDonald

Five Questions with City Council candidate Mark A MacDonald Here are Five Questions with 2014 Cornwall Ontario City Council candidate Mark A. MacDonald. 1 – Tell the voters a bit about yourself. What skills and experience would make you a good candidate for Council? I was born and raised in Cornwall and I am a retired Fire Inspector from the City of Cornwall Fire Department. I'm a community activist and if I fight for what I believe in. 2 – In what ways could we improve Economic Development and how can we make Cornwall a friendlier city for small businesses? We can improve our Economic Development by promoting a more regional approach to Read Full Article

23rd annual Apples and Art Studio Tour

23rd annual Apples and Art Studio Tour Cornwall Ontario (Cornwall.ca) -- Dozens of artists in Cornwall and SDG will be opening their creative spaces and sharing their passion for art during the 23rd annual Apples and Art Studio Tour. The event will see 37 different artists showcasing and discussing their work at 19 different locations throughout Cornwall and The Counties on Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th. The goal of the tour is to give the residents and visitors a chance to enjoy art in the spaces where it is actually created. It’s an opportunity to meet the artists, to chat, to see their work in a natural Read Full Article

Cornwall Transit offering student discount promotion

Cornwall Transit offering student discount promotion Cornwall Ontario (Cornwall.ca) -- Students can save big by riding Cornwall Transit in the fall! Cornwall Transit is offering students a discount on monthly passes and 10-ride tickets during the months of October and November. During these two months, students can purchase a monthly pass for just $40 (as opposed to the regular price of $52), while 10-ride tickets will cost $12 compared to the regular price of $20. The goal of the promotion is to encourage more high school and college students to use public transit on a regular basis as they continue to settle into a new school year. "A monthly bus Read Full Article

Break The Silence launches September 27th

Break The Silence launches September 27th Cornwall Ontairo -- The Children's Aid Society of SD&G presents Break the Silence on Child Abuse and Neglect. The event launch is September 27th at Lamoureux Park from 11:30am to 3:30pm. People can purchase a "Break the Silence" t-shirt for only $10 at the park, or from Baxtrom's Your Indepent Grocery store, or from CAS. The guest speakers for the opening ceremony are Executive Director Rachel Daigneault, Youth Representative Eliane Bergeron, MP Jim McDonnell, MPP Guy Lauzon, and Mayor Bob Kilger. There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony. Entertainment that day includes, a DJ, Benson BBQ, BCDC dance show, and Read Full Article

Five Questions with City Council candidate Gary W. Samler

Five Questions with City Council candidate Gary W. Samler Here are Five Questions with 2014 Cornwall Ontario City Council candidate Gary W. Samler. 1 - Tell the voters a bit about yourself. What skills and experience would make you a good candidate for Council? My wife Helene and I have been married 29 years together, we have 3 children and 6 grandchildren, I am a retired serviceman and a veteran. As a community activist I support social justice and as President of Friends of Vets I work to help vets and their families deal with PTSD. My military training skills brings a team player with Leadership, Integrity, Loyalty, Courage, Honesty, Fairness Read Full Article

Cornwall River Kings start pre-season with a win!

Cornwall River Kings start pre-season with a win! Lavel Quebec - The Cornwall River Kings won their opening pre-season game last night defeating Laval 6-5 on the road. On Sunday September 21st, the Cornwall River Kings host the Laval Predateurs at the Civic Complex. The puck drops at 4 p.m. After the game, the Kings will host an After Party at Shoeless Read Full Article

Meet the Candidates at the Library

Meet the Candidates at the Library Cornwall Ontario -- Cornwall Public Library is hosting a Meet the Municipal Candidates event at the library on Monday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. All candidates will be given two minutes to present their general platform and an additional minute to answer a question, which has been drawn at random, pertaining to Arts and Culture. The event will be held in the Library’s Kinsmen Reading Area on the main floor. Free evening parking is available in the municipal parking lot directly behind the library and a bus stop at the front door. The library is located at 45 Second Street East. Everyone is welcome Read Full Article

WWE Legend Mick Foley visits Cornwall October 22nd 2014

WWE Legend Mick Foley visits Cornwall October 22nd 2014 Cornwall Ontario -- On Wednesday, October 22nd, the Ramada Inn Ballroom in Cornwall, welcomes WWE’s Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley. His multi-faceted career has seen Foley turn from 3-time WWE champion to 2-time New York Times #1 best-selling author to his present incarnation as sole-proprietor of his one-man stage show "HARDCORE LEGEND: AN EVENING WITH MICK FOLEY.” Showcasing his trademark blend of wildness and warmth, and combining the humor fans loved from his books and in-ring “promos,” with the intensity of his most famous matches, “HARDCORE LEGEND: AN EVENING WITH MICK FOLEY” is by turns uproariously funny, simply surreal, and surprisingly Read Full Article

Should the Chamber Debate take place before Advanced Polls open?

Should the Chamber Debate take place before Advanced Polls open? Dear Readers, Should the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce debate take place before advance polls open instead of after the polls open? Advance polls open in Cornwall on Thursday, October 9, 2014. The Chamber of Commerce debate, which is the best attended and only televised debate, takes place almost a week later on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. All the debates are important, however because the Chamber debate has the highest viewership, I think it would be in the interest of all eligible voters to have that debate before the advance polls open. It is only fair. It would give all voters the best opportunity to make Read Full Article

Article by Ashley March grabs the attention of Theo Fleury

Article by Ashley March grabs the attention of Theo Fleury Cornwall Ontario -- Former NHL player Theo Fleury was impressed with an article written by a local sports writer from Cornwall Ontario. Ashley March, who won the Seeker 2014 Literary Artist of the Year award, gained the attention of Fleury and many others on social media with her article entitled "The Dark Side of Hockey". "I'm having tons of players, ex NHLers, mental health advocates messaging me to thank me for writing the article", says March. Now Ashley March is getting message from quite a few other former hockey players who want to have their stories told. If she gets enough content, it Read Full Article

Chamber of Commerce to host All Candidates Forum

Chamber of Commerce to host All Candidates Forum Cornwall.ca -- The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce will host an All Candidates Forum leading to the October 27 municipal election. The forum will be held on Wednesday, October 15th at the Cornwall Civic Complex beginning at 6:00 p.m. The forum will be televised live on TV Cogeco. “The Chamber recently polled its members and asked for the three most important issues facing the business community,” reports Chamber President Kevin Hargreaves. “Once again, tax rates emerged as a key issue, but business development and in particular, both retail and overall economic development were seen as important factors. Our members continue to Read Full Article

Cornwall to Attend Major Commercial Real Estate Conference

Cornwall to Attend Major Commercial Real Estate ConferenceCornwall Ontario (chosecornwall.ca) - Cornwall Economic Development will be exhibiting at Canada’s largest commercial retail real estate event next week. The annual Canadian Convention of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is being held September 22-24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference attracts North America’s largest retailers and commercial developers. The Cornwall Booth is number 1102. “Cornwall is Eastern Ontario’s fifth largest retail market, yet many feel that there are gaps in our retail landscape,” said Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer. “There are a number of commercial retail development projects underway in the city right now, and we want Read Full Article

Five Questions with City Council candidate Roland Besner

Five Questions with City Council candidate Roland Besner Here are Five Questions with 2014 Cornwall Ontario City Council candidate Roland Besner. 1 – Tell the voters a bit about yourself. What skills and experience would make you a good candidate for Council? I was born and raised in Cornwall. I am married, and I am bilingual. I have the time, knowledge and experience to help bring us to a new level. I would like to share my experience earned in Management Accounting positions, in matters such as Financial Statements, Budgeting and my proven years in business, operating a successful wholesale distribution network throughout the three United Counties. My involvement over the Read Full Article

Five Questions with City Council candidate Mary Ann Hug

Five Questions with City Council candidate Mary Ann Hug Here are Five Questions with 2014 Cornwall Ontario City Council candidate Mary Ann Hug. 1 - Tell the voters a bit about yourself. What skills and experience would make you a good candidate for Council? I am a health care worker in the Cornwall area, and from this I have seen a lot of people in a lot of different situations. I have experience running a small business as well. I know how to stay within a budget from the business experience and also from being a single parent. I am no stranger in regard to our city council, having served a Read Full Article

Five Questions with City Council candidate Michael O’Neil

Five Questions with City Council candidate Michael O’Neil Here are Five Questions with 2014 Cornwall Ontario City Council candidate Michael O'Neil. 1 - Tell the voters a bit about yourself. What skills and experience would make you a good candidate for Council? I was born, raised and educated in Cornwall. I am bilingual and married with two children. I am a past member of the Waterfront Development Committee, Audit Committee, the Library Board as well as local and regional French school councils and a board committee. I am a member of the United Counties Science Fair Committee and I volunteer with the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind as a Read Full Article

Chief Administrative Officer Norm Levac announces retirement

Chief Administrative Officer Norm Levac announces retirement Cornwall Ontario -- Mayor Bob Kilger announced today that Chief Administrative Officer Norm Levac will be retiring. His final day in the position will be at the end of December. “It is with mixed emotions that I accept Mr. Levac’s retirement notice,” said Mayor Kilger. “His leadership and experience in the municipal government sector will be sorely missed. On behalf of Council, I would like to thank Mr. Levac for his many years of service with the City of Cornwall and wish him well in his retirement.” Mr. Levac has served with the City of Cornwall for nearly 30 years. Prior to Read Full Article

Five Questions with City Council candidate Denis Carr

Five Questions with City Council candidate Denis Carr Here are Five Questions with 2014 Cornwall Ontario City Council candidate Denis Carr. 1 – Tell the voters a bit about yourself. What skills and experience would make you a good candidate for Council?   I am an experienced City Councillor . During the 4 years of Council I have served as Budget Committee Chair thereby giving me the opportunity to understand the operations of all city departments and the challenges that the budget presents to both administration and council. I also work for Heart of the City , the downtown revitalization project. A longtime downtown Cornwall resident , my wife Suzanne and Read Full Article

Science & Nature Speakers Series Tackles Climate Change

Science & Nature Speakers Series Tackles Climate Change Cornawll Ontario -- There are few more discussed environmental topics these days than the subject of climate change. On Wednesday, October 1st at 7 pm, the River Institute and Transition Cornwall + tackle the topic when they co-host a brand new season of “Science and Nature on Tap” at Schnitzels. It is an especially appropriate topic for the City of Cornwall who recently placed second in Canada’s Community Commuter Challenge, placing just behind North Vancouver for a community of its size. The guest speaker for the evening is Gary Nielsen, Climate Change Coordinator, from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Read Full Article

Labour Council to hold all candidates debate on October 8th

Labour Council to hold all candidates debate on October 8th Cornwall Ontario -- The Cornwall and District Labour Council (CDLC) will host a municipal council candidates' debate on October 8th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cornwall Legion. Each candidate will have a three minute introduction followed by questions from the CDLC and audience. Each candidate will conclude with a one minute statement. People may stay after the debate for conversation with the candidates. Tables will also be provided to candidates for campaign literature. What do you consider to be the most important labour issue at a municipal level? Comment Read Full Article

Sensible Precautions Can Help Prevent Spread of Enterovirus D68

Sensible Precautions Can Help Prevent Spread of Enterovirus D68 Cornwall Ontario -- With the recent confirmation of Enterovirus D68 cases in Ottawa, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is reassuring residents that the viral infection is generally mild for most people, but that sensible precautions can help protect people who may be more at risk from the infection. According to Public Health Ontario, enterovirus infections are very common, peaking in the summer or fall. The Enterovirus D68 strain (also known as EV-D68) causes respiratory illness with symptoms ranging from a mild cold-like illness, to coughing and wheezing, to severe infections requiring hospitalization. EV-D68 tends to infect children and teenagers most Read Full Article

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