CORNWALL – The River Kings split a home-and-home weekend series with the last-place Braves thanks to a 4-2 victory on Saturday night at the Civic Complex. Cornwall improved to 15-19-4 in front of a crowd of 3,109. The Kings jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead thanks to great playmaking between Dominic Chiasson and Doug Andress. Chiasson redirected an Andress shot from the point 1:26 into the game. Then, moments later, Chiasson returned the favour, setting up Andress for the beautiful tap-in at 4:46. Nicolas Corbeil, on a shorthanded breakaway, slid one underneath a sprawling Stéphane Cesar at 1:33 of the second Read Full Article
Women's day is here and as we take a bow and honour the powerful women in our Communities, we also have to pause and reflect on our role in their successes and on our responsibility to empower and nurture women of all walks of life. If you are a woman, please take a few moments to answer the two questions below. [Form Read Full Article
Bartering is when you swap or trade goods or services for those of another without exchanging money. We do it all the time with family and friends, so why not with other business owners? There are many different ways to barter that can be effective ways for small business owners to expand your businesses and/or reduce your costs. Bartering has many benefits and there are a number of reasons why you may want to explore bartering. Often you can fill a need that you have without spending any money You may meet business owners from a different industry and create a relationship that Read Full Article
Neknomiwhat? Recently, a somewhat silly movement has been spreading like a virus on social media sites: Neknominations. What is a neknomination? It is a pointless random action which basically requires individuals to film themselves while "necking" (quickly ingesting) a rather large quantity of alcohol, then nominate another person to do the same within 24 hours. In other words, it's a dare. The online drinking game which allegedly originated with a video Ross Samson, a London Rugby star, posted on Facebook, has been vastly criticized because of its possible lethal consequences. So far, 5 deaths have been attributed to the game. Like everything else, it Read Full Article
The Counties, Ontario – On March 6, 2014, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) celebrated its first anniversary of the Economic Development and Communications Division. It has been a year not only to celebrate expanding economic opportunity throughout Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, but also to look forward to the upcoming year and the Municipal Readiness Plan. The morning started off with Tim Simpson, Chief Administration Officer (CAO), welcoming the invited guests and included highlights and 2014 priorities by Terry Besner, Economic Development and Communication Officer (EDCO). Highlights from 2013 included: Relationship building with key partners Economic Development Officers’ Working Group Read Full Article
Cornwall Ontario -- The Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Provincial and Federal NDP riding associations elected their executive members for 2014 at their joint annual general meetings on March 5 at the Navy Veterans Association in Cornwall. Brian Lynch was re- elected as President of both the SDSG provincial and federal NDP riding associations. Lynch told the crowd that the local NDP, as a result of their outreach activities in recent years, are in a good position to run a strong campaign in SDSG in the next provincial election with nominated candidate Elaine MacDonald. MacDonald, a twice-elected Cornwall city councillor, was nominated as the Read Full Article
Cornwall Ontario -- There is a fundraiser being hosted by SSW's from St. Lawrence College to help out local seniors. "This event will help us to raise awareness about the importance of elder health in the SDG area. We are a group of 2nd year SSWs trying to better the life of our seniors", explains event co-organzier Jenn Gravel. The spaghetti dinner is being held at the Knights of Columbus on March 22nd from 6pm to 11pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. The money raised is in support of the Glen Stor Dun Lodge, The Parisien Read Full Article
Cornwall Ontario -- In 2014 Mark A MacDonald will not be running for Mayor, but instead the former City Councillor will be eyeing a seat on Council again. In 2010 Mark A MacDonald ran for Mayor of Cornwall against incumbent Bob Kilger and lost. In 2011 MacDonald ran for MPP, this time falling short against Jim McDonell. Since that time Mark A MacDonald has been vocal on several key issues, and he has become a grass roots leader in the community. Most notably with the closure of the Cornwall General Hospital, he was instrumental in organizing concerned citizens to try and save Read Full Article
Jason Setnyk writes a reply to a message Todd Bennett posted on social media about reviving Le Village through Arts and Culture. Here is the response: Re: Todd Bennett Subject: Revive Le Village In many ways Le Village and area is already the hub of arts and culture in Cornwall - from the Port Movie Theatre, to a photography studio, to La Maison, to a bilingual newspaper, to Aultsville Theatre, Strung Out Guitars, tattoo shops and more. It was also the home of Cafe Connectionz and some independently owned book stores too. Le Village Business Improvement Area had created a Strategic Plan in 2011. Read Full Article
Your Arts Council, Cornwall & The Counties has teamed up with their friends at CARFAC Ontario to bring an exciting social media workshop for all SDG and Cornwall artists and arts organizations on March 15th, titled: Don't be Anti-Social! A Marketing Workshop. The Presenter for the work shop is James Flower. Mr. Flower was the Social Media Director at Akimbo Art Promotions from 2009 to 2013 and is a regular contributor to the city of Toronto's discourse on the arts. James writes a weekly blog about new developments at the nexus of art and technology and current trends in contemporary landscape Read Full Article
Recently, a somewhat silly movement has been spreading like a virus on social media sites: Neknominations.
What is a neknomination? It is a pointless random action which basically requires individuals to film themselves while “necking” (quickly ingesting) a rather large quantity of alcohol, then nominate another person to do the same within 24 hours. In other words, it’s a dare.
The online drinking game which allegedly originated with a video Ross Samson, a London Rugby star, posted on Facebook, has been vastly criticized because of its possible lethal consequences. So far, 5 deaths have been attributed to the game.
Like everything else, it has made its way to our town.
About 4 weeks ago, I started seeing the hashtag #Neknomination on my facebook stream. For about a week, notifications were popping everywhere. Curious, I got to see a few of my friends drinking bottles of beer in the snow or while doing cartwheels. I watched one or two videos, then stopped even paying attention because of how silly, not to mention dangerous, I thought it was.
Then, something magical happened.
After the Bowl For Kids event held by Big Brothers and Big Sisters, something new started popping out on my stream: Donation Nominations. This version of the game turns drinking into random acts of kindness, a much better take on the whole concept if you ask me.
The originator of the movement in the region was apparently Mr. Patrick Larose, who started it all with the Agape Centre and moved on from there. With the hashtag #donationnomination, the city of Cornwall has been swept by good deeds ranging from supporting a favourite charity financially to donating time to a valuable cause. We, the Seeker Chicks, were tagged in a nomination ourselves, and chose to support the Boys and Girls club by buying 10 pink shirts for pink shirt day, that we in turn donated to our readers. You can see the video on our website.
I love it when people turn negative into positive. If more people were like that, can you imagine all the good that could be done? And that’s my challenge for you this week. I nominate every living soul in Cornwall to do a random act of kindness. #DonationNominationCornwall.
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