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Response to Cornwall Action Group by Heather Megill

Response to Cornwall Action Group by Heather MegillHeather Megill joins Guy St-Jean in responding to the Cornwall Action Group with an open letter.  According to The Cornwall Community Action Group homeowners in South Glengarry pay 28.5% less in property taxes on their home than if they had the same home in the City of Cornwall, and homeowners in South Stormont pay 35.5% less in property taxes on their home than if they had the same home in the City of Cornwall. One candidate for Mayor and 22 of the 29 candidates for City Council have signed the CAG document to roll back taxes. Council candidate Heather Megill discusses Read Full Article

The reason Guy St-Jean will not sign the CAG document

The reason Guy St-Jean will not sign the CAG documentCornwall Ontario — According to The Cornwall Community Action Group homeowners in South Glengarry pay 28.5% less in property taxes on their home than if they had the same home in the City of Cornwall, and homeowners in South Stormont pay 35.5% less in property taxes on their home than if they had the same home in the City of Cornwall. One candidate for Mayor and 22 of the 29 candidates for City Council have signed the CAG document to roll back taxes. Council candidate Guy St-Jean discusses his reasons for not signing this document in an open letter. Dear members Read Full Article

CAG list of candidates committed to rolling back Property Taxes

CAG list of candidates committed to rolling back Property Taxes Cornwall Ontario -- According to The Cornwall Community Action Group homeowners in South Glengarry pay 28.5% less in property taxes on their home than if they had the same home in the City of Cornwall, and homeowners in South Stormont pay 35.5% less in property taxes on their home than if they had the same home in the City of Cornwall. Of course there are services available in Cornwall not available in South Glengarry and South Stormont such as Public Transit. Despite the clear differences between a City government and a rural government, CAG believes there is room for the City Read Full Article

Geoff Clarke named new Director of Human Resources

Geoff Clarke named new Director of Human Resources Cornwall Ontario -- CAO Norm Levac is pleased to announce that Geoff Clarke has been selected as the City of Cornwall’s new Director of Human Resources, effective Monday, October 20th. “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Clarke to this important position,” said Mr. Levac. “Mr. Clarke is a seasoned human resources professional with a high level of experience in both the private and public sector.” A native of Oshawa, Mr. Clarke has previously worked for Volvo as well as St. Joseph’s Health Care Group in Thunder Bay and Bruce Power in Tiverton, Ontario. He graduated with a Business Administration and Human Resources Read Full Article

United Way 2014 Campaign – We Believe in Community

United Way 2014 Campaign – We Believe in Community Cornwall Ontario – United Way/Centraide of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry revels in a dynamic group of committed volunteers for its 2014 Campaign – We Believe in Community. Since August, a vibrant group of volunteers have been meeting regularly to form the Campaign Team for United Way’s 2014 yearly Campaign. “We have some really dedicated individuals around our campaign team table. Many of our team were born and raised in SDG and plan on raising their families in the area. Our team believes in Community”, said Nolan Quinn, 2014 Campaign Chair. “It is great to see the energy and commitment within our Read Full Article

Vu Nightspot Rep Your City photos by Jessica Lanois

Vu Nightspot Rep Your City photos by Jessica Lanois Cornwall Ontario -- Last Saturday was the Rep Your City party at Vu Nightspot which featured DJ George Thoms. Here are snapshots from the event taken by Jessica Lanois and published with Read Full Article

Prediction for the 2014 Cornwall Municipal Election

Prediction for the 2014 Cornwall Municipal ElectionThe following is an analysis and opinion piece written by Jason Setnyk on the possible results of the 2014 Cornwall Ontario Municipal Election. The following prediction of the election results is not an endorsement for any of the candidates. The number of votes associated with each candidate is under the assumption that there will be approximately 13,000 votes cast like in the 2010 election. Citizens can only vote one person for Mayor, and between one to ten people for councillors. For Mayor, the incumbent Bob Kilger should be on the ropes. From whistle blower scandals, to the human resource boondoggles, to a Read Full Article

River Kings snap four game losing streak

River Kings snap four game losing streak St-Georges – The River Kings snapped a four-game losing streak with a convincing 9-3 victory over the St-Georges Cool FM on Saturday night. Francis Lessard, the game’s first star, and rookie forward Antony Courcelles led the Cornwall attack with two goals and an assist apiece. The River Kings exploded for nine goals – including three on the powerplay – in the final 40 minutes of play. Julien Corriveau (3 assists) and defenceman Mathieu Lecuc (1 goal, 2 assists) also had three-point nights for the River Kings, who improved to 2-4-0. Newly re-acquired veteran forward Dominic Chiasson scored in his return to the Cornwall Read Full Article

Economic Development Strategic Plan Delivers Results

Economic Development Strategic Plan Delivers Results Cornwall Ontario (ChooseCornwall.ca) - Cornwall is in a much better place than it was 8 years ago, according to Terry Landon, the Chair of the Economic Development Strategic Plan Implementation Advisory Committee. Mr. Landon appeared before City Council last week to deliver a recap of activities that are ongoing in the community related to the City's Economic Development Strategic Plan, which was struck in 2006. Since that time, a committee of Council has worked hard to ensure that the strategies and action plans in the plan are executed, and at the same time, the plan is updated on an ongoing basis. "We Read Full Article

Five Questions with City Council Candidate Syd Gardiner

Five Questions with City Council Candidate Syd Gardiner Here are Five Questions with 2014 Cornwall Ontario City Council candidate Syd Gardiner. 1 – Tell the voters a bit about yourself. What skills and experience would make you a good candidate for Council? I have been happily married for 42 years and have 3 loving and very successful sons. My business background consists of managing the western operation in Calgary Alberta for M.C.A. Records Canada. I later ran the operation for Capitol Records E.M.I. Montreal Quebec. My wife being originally from Cornwall brought me back and I was a successful sales associate with Sears Canada until my retirement. I am fluently Read Full Article

OHA Trick or Treat for Agape on November 3rd

OHA Trick or Treat for Agape on November 3rd Cornwall Ontario — Hockey players wearing the colours maroon, gold, and white will be knocking door to door canvasing several neighbourhoods on Monday November 3rd. Students from the Ontario Hockey Academy, including Kennedy Dirk and Robyn Foley pictured above, will be collecting food for the Agape Food Bank this Halloween season for a fourth year in a row. This year the canvassing will take place after Halloween due to hockey schedules. Teams will be visiting several different neighbourhoods including Riverdale, center-town, around Home Depot, Sunrise Acres, and around Vincent Massey. “It’s for a good cause, and it is the least we can do,” Read Full Article

The Quilt of Belonging travels to Malaysia

The Quilt of Belonging travels to Malaysia Malaysia -- The Quilt of Belonging landed in Malaysia this week!  It will be the centrepiece for a huge Commonwealth conference involving many nations at Malaysia's Putrajaya International Convention Centre from October 18-21. The event is hosted by the president of Malaysia and CAPAM, a Canadian Commonwealth organization. Mackie Robertson, the Board chair, and his wife Susan have just arrived in Kuala Lumpur for this momentous occasion. Esther Bryan was the originator of the Quilt of Belonging project. The Quilt of Belonging The Quilt of Belonging is a 120 ft long piece of textile artwork consisting of 263 11-inch fabric squares. 70 of the squares represent Aboriginal groups Read Full Article

Snapshots from Dress Purple Day 2014

Snapshots from Dress Purple Day 2014 Cornwall Ontario -- One of the more popular events from this month's Child Abuse Prevention campaign is the Community Dress Purple Day on Friday October 17. The photo above shows local media wearing purple!   Here are politicians and candidates wearing purple to show their support for the cause too. Here is a group shot of everyone wearing purple. Way to go Cornwall and Read Full Article

Internet memes add satire to Cornwall Mayoral Race

Internet memes add satire to Cornwall Mayoral Race  Cornwall Ontario -- A photo taken by Greg Peerenboom of the Cornwall Standard Freeholder has gone viral as an Internet meme on the social media website Facebook. The meme's are a quick way for people to make satirical comments about the candidates and the 2014 Municipal Election.  Local comedian Mark Vincent is one of many people who are creating these meme's and in doing so is adding his own commentary to the election. Posted in this article are three meme's he has created. "I think everyone likes poking fun of politicians.  It shows there is interest in this election and it's a good thing.  It's Read Full Article

Vu Nightspot Celebrating Cornwall With Rep Your City Event

Vu Nightspot Celebrating Cornwall With Rep Your City Event Cornwall Ontario (ChooseCornwall.ca) - Matthew Girgis is living the dream. The St. Lawrence College grad, together with his partner Jamie Maracle, purchased local nightclub Vu this summer. And now the young business owners want to give back to the community by holding a Rep Your City party on Saturday October 18. “We love our city and we love our life because of where we are,” says Mr. Girgis. “We would never have had the opportunity to own a club if we had lived in another city.” Mr. Girgis and Mr. Maracle took over Vu Nightspot on July 11th after managing it for two Read Full Article

Cornwall Colts snap five game losing streak

Cornwall Colts snap five game losing streak Cornwall Ontario — Cornwall Colts (11-5-1-1) snapped a five game losing streak Thursday night at the Ed Lumley arena in the Cornwall Civic Complex. They defeated the Pembroke Lumberkings (8-6-2-1) 4-2 last night. Despite the vicotry, the Colts contiue to struggle on the power play going 0 for 6. Denny Dubblestyne earned his 11th win of the the season, and was the games's first start, with a 0.941 save percentage. Peter Angelopoulos was the second star scoring two goals for Cornwall. Justin Felhaber was the games third star earning a goal and an assist for Pembroke. The Cornwall Colts play the Pembroke Lumberkings again Read Full Article

3rd Annual Jamming for Hospice ready to rock

3rd Annual Jamming for Hospice ready to rock Cornwall Ontario -- The 3rd Annual Jamming for Hospice will be held Sunday November 16th at the Agora Center (the old Nativity Hall ) on 301 McConnell Avenue  from 2 to 10pm with about 30 musicians hitting the stage. Starting at 2pm until 4pm there will be acoustic performances with individuals and duets including Jason Graveley with Patti Edwards, Chuck Leclair, Carey B Grant and many others. At 4pm the bands will kick off with Drop of the Hat, Rock Bottom, Front Row, Alison Wonderland and the Trevor Walsh Group. To make the evening personal each band or performer has Read Full Article

Cornwall Leading The Way Again With Wear Purple Campaign

Cornwall Leading The Way Again With Wear Purple Campaign Cornwall Ontario (ChooseCornwall.ca) - October is the time of year that the Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario work to raise awareness on child abuse and related prevention strategies. It is also the time of year that folks at Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Children’s Aid Society roll up their sleeves to increase awareness for the campaign. One of the more popular events this month will be Community Dress Purple Day on Friday October 17. People throughout the community are invited to wear purple to show their support for the cause. To help those who may be wardrobe-challenged, special “Break the Silence” purple T-shirts are readily Read Full Article

LTE: Michael O Neil answers the question why should I vote?

LTE: Michael O Neil answers the question why should I vote? Dear Seeker, Why should I vote? I’m just one person and my vote won’t change a thing. The same people get elected by the same voters and nothing really ever changes. Even if new people get elected the results are still the same. I have heard this many times before and I`ve even thought that myself occasionally. By not voting you guarantee that nothing indeed will change because you are not part of the process. With instantaneous access to social media information sources people today have one of the best - and easiest - ways to become informed about the issues and Read Full Article

Cornwall Poet Jesse Patrick Ferguson Releases Fourth Poetry Collection

Cornwall Poet Jesse Patrick Ferguson Releases Fourth Poetry Collection  Cornwall Ontario -- Cornwall poet Jesse Patrick Ferguson released his fourth full-length poetry collection, Mr. Sapiens, this October with national publisher Wolsak and Wynn (Hamilton). Ferguson has lived in the East Coast for the past several years, but just moved home to Cornwall for work and family reasons. This fourth poetry collection gathers the best of his work from the past several years, much of which has already been published in leading magazines in twelve countries. The book includes a diverse group of themes and subject matter, from concerns over environmental destruction, to the power of art and music, to the joys Read Full Article

Results from September 1st to October 19, 2014

Up until October 19th, according to our poll, this is who your Mayor would have been and  what your coucil would have looked like. 

We started this poll before any debates happened.  Did the performance of the candidates change the way you are planing to vote?  Let’s see!

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As Mayor, who will you vote for in the next Municipal Elections

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If elections were held today, who would you vote for as councillor in the next Municipal Elections

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