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LTE: Canadian Blood Services still discriminates against gay men

LTE: Canadian Blood Services still discriminates against gay men Dear Seeker, Although Canada has lifted a nearly 30-year-old ban on gay men giving blood, though for the time being only those abstinent for a period of 5 years are allowed to donate. The best way any community could help out the relief efforts is to volunteer time, money and blood. As a gay male, it is easy to donate time or money; however, the last one is an issue all on its own. The Annual Mayor-Media Blood Donor Clinic will take place next Tuesday at the Cornwall Civic Complex. I would love to participate in in the blood donor clinic and possibly help save someone’s life but The Canadian Read Full Article

Mayor-Media Blood Donor Clinic

Mayor-Media Blood Donor Clinic Cornwall Ontario -- The Annual Mayor-Media Blood Donor Clinic will take place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the CORNWALL CIVIC COMPLEX, Salons A, B & C from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Canadian Blood Services is hoping for over 300 donors that day to roll up their sleeves and give blood. “During the summer months, we all change our routines and take vacations, so donating blood isn’t always top of mind. Meanwhile, daily in our region, there are hospital patients who can’t take vacations requiring blood transfusions for surgeries, cancer treatments and other procedures,” notes Mayor Bob Read Full Article

United Way receives sponsorship for Zombie Run

United Way receives sponsorship for Zombie Run August 25, 2014 – United Way/Centraide of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry received sponsorship funds from TV COGECO Cornwall in support of their annual Zombie Run being held at McMaze on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This is the second year for the United Way SD&G event. “This sponsorship from TV COGECO Cornwall is an amazing boost for the Zombie Run. We are thrilled and so thankful for their support. The generosity of TV COGECO Cornwall, along with McMaze and many other local businesses will help to make the run a success”, says Lori Greer, Executive Director of United Way. Greer said that Read Full Article

Big Brother Big Sister Bursaries

Big Brother Big Sister BursariesCornwall Ontario -- Two former Little Brothers who are heading off to college received bursaries that will help put a dent in their educational costs thanks to a local charitable organization. Mikael Brisebois and Patrick Atchison each received a generous bursary of $1500 from local charity Rachel’s Kids. Rachel’s Kids was founded by local dentist, Dr. Rachel Navaneelan. The organization helps children in need as well as supporting several education initiatives, including awarding scholarships and building schools. Rachel’s Kids helps local children, as well as children around the world. Mikael Brisebois has been a Little with the Big Brothers Big Sisters One-on-One Mentoring Read Full Article

Seeker Snapshot: Ring of Fire Johnny Cash Tribute

Seeker Snapshot: Ring of Fire Johnny Cash Tribute Cornwall Ontario -- The legendary Port Theatre in Cornwall hosted yet another cover show, this time the Ring of Fire Tribute to Johnny Cash. This Seeker Snapshot was taken by Jason Read Full Article

Corus Radio Cornwall Launches 104.5 Fresh FM and boom 101.9 Today

Corus Radio Cornwall Launches 104.5 Fresh FM and boom 101.9 TodayCornwall Ontario -- Corus Radio Cornwall kicks off back-to-school with the launch of two new radio stations, 104.5 Fresh FM and boom 101.9, bringing listeners today’s chart topping artists as well as the best of greatest hits. 104.5 Fresh FM breezes into the city at 11 a.m. (ET) and kicks things off with Hideaway by Kiesza. The station will feature today’s fresh music and yesterday’s best hits from popular artists such as Pink, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars to Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas and Train. Jimmy Kalaitzis and Sue Stewart return to anchor the new Fresh Mornings with Shannon Brooksbank Read Full Article

Some of Cornwall's Print Media participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Some of Cornwall's Print Media participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge    Seeker Chicks Mai-Liis Renaud and Julia Lucio, along with  Hugo Rodrigues of the Standard-Freeholder,  Adam Brazeau and Todd Lihou of the Seaway News participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge this morning.  The Social Media publicity stunt was started by the ALS Association  to raise awareness about the disease.   Radio and TV medias were challenged to follow suit. Here's their Read Full Article

L'association Focus Art Association to hold Candidate Debate September 3rd

L'association Focus Art Association to hold Candidate Debate September 3rd L'Association FOCUS ART Association held a press conference in front of City Hall early Friday Morning.  Rose Desnoyers, the sitting president for the Association, had a big announcement to make. "L'Association FOCUS ART Association is a group of nearly one hundred visual artists interested in developing their skills and promoting art and culture in Cornwall and the area", Desnoyers said. "We believe strongly that through art, each society identifies its values, its aspirations, its worries and its qualification of beauty. It believes each government that truly aspires to give its citizens quality of life must consider the dimensions of culture and Read Full Article


A SUNDAY SUPPERI made this tasty oven-meal this past Sunday. Anyone using Ontario Hydro can appreciate this thought. When my oven is on, I try to cook as many things as possible at the same time to save $$$$. This past Sunday I made my sister-in-law Kathy's Chicken Recipe and baked a bunch of potatoes to have for more than one meal and then I also made two lovely fruit crisps. The crisps were a mixture of fresh peaches, raspberries from my garden and frozen wild blueberries. It was a delicious supper and I had enough leftovers to feed us Monday evening Read Full Article

Mayor Kilger gets soaked for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mayor Kilger gets soaked for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Cornwall Ontario -- Mayor Bob Kilger, Councillor David Murphy, retired Cornwall police officer Thom Racine and long-time local sports volunteer Rod McLeod participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday morning. The foursome were challenged by local sports volunteer and respected community member Brian Tardiff, who is battling ALS. The challenge took place near the entrance to the Benson Centre, home of the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association which Mr. Tardiff has been involved with for over 25 years. The mild-mannered Mr. Tardiff was on hand and all smiles as his friends were doused with ice cold water. Before getting soaked, the foursome issued Read Full Article


MERGING TWO HOUSEHOLDSPart 1 of 4 Part of being organized is knowing what to do when two people move in the same space.  It can be a roommate status or moving in with your soul mate.  In any case, it means blending two households and there are golden rules to be applied. ROOMMATES Box up and store duplicate things. Write a simple but precise signed agreement covering financial responsibility for: the rent or mortgage, utilities, insurance, and other monthly expenses. Include: what happens if one party becomes unable to provide his or her share, and the conditions under which the agreement can be dissolved. Pay special attention to cooking and shopping by deciding if Read Full Article

Have you met the Taco Man?

Have you met the Taco Man? Tested by John Lucio and Mary Rose Shortly after Tampicos had opened in Cornwall, my wife and I tried their food and were very happy. Ecstatic. We've been eating their food religiously ever since. This far from Mexico, finding exceptional Mexican food is not easy. I know. I'm from Texas, where delicious Mexican food is everywhere. But here, before discovering Tampicos, trying to find cuisine like this was like trying to find poutine in Texas. It is extremely unlikely that you will find poutine in Texas, let alone delicious poutine, the kind you savour. I'm just putting that out there to Read Full Article


WORK, RETREAT, REPEAT… It’s been a well deserved two-week break. It is important to whine down and fully recharge your batteries once in a while. Yes, it is somewhat unusual for a newspaper to shut down for summer vacation--after all, the news don’t stop--but we feel that this down time is important for many reasons, health and sanity being two major ones. Being in paper mode is like being caught in a huge whirlwind where the weeks simply overlap one another and can’t be differentiated. The minute an issue is put to rest, we start on the next one.  We feel events are taking us Read Full Article

Focus Art Calls out to the public.

Focus Art Calls out to the public.Association FOCUS ART Association will be holding a press conference on Friday August 22, 2014 in front of the main doors of City Hall (360 Pitt St.). Focus Art is an association of over 95 members, mostly visual artists from Cornwall and the three united counties. The group meets on a monthly basis, holds workshops and is partnering with many other groups in the city. With the many changes on the horizon for Cornwall, Focus Art has an important announcement it wishes to make to the candidates for elections, the public and to its members. The press is invited to meet the president Read Full Article

Antique Evaluation Clinic comint to Cornwall Public Library

Antique Evaluation Clinic comint to Cornwall Public LibraryCornwall Public Library is hosting an antique evaluation clinic at the library on Saturday, September 13 between10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with Janet Carlile, independent and accredited antique evaluator and appraiser. Janet has over 30 years of international experience gained in major auction houses both in Europe and North America. The clinic has been very popular and very well attended over the years and this year promises to be the same. There has been some amazing and surprising finds at these clinics presented much like a show with an audience made up of people who have brought in their items to Read Full Article

Gilles Latour faces fraud charges

Gilles Latour faces fraud charges FRAUD OVER $5000, THEFT BY CONVERSION, BREACH OF TRUST, FALSE PRETENCES Cornwall, ON - Following a 5 month investigation by the Fraud Unit of the Cornwall Criminal Investigation Division, 47-year- old Gilles Latour of Latour Financial Group inc. has been arrested on charges of fraud over $5000.00, theft by conversion, false pretences and breach of trust. It is alleged that between May, 2012 and December, 2013 Latour defrauded two individuals and police were contacted to investigate. On August 19th, 2014 police attended his place of work, executed a warrant and took him into custody. Latour was charged accordingly and later released to appear Read Full Article

Spinners Diner, so much more than Breakfast…

Spinners Diner, so much more than Breakfast…The Spinners Diner Location has been a landmark in Cornwall for decades.  Purchased in 2001 by Barbara Guest, the restaurant was passed down four years ago when Gina, Barb’s daughter, took over.  “It has been many things over the years”, says Gina. “When my mom bought it, it was the Downtown Diner, owned by the same guy as the Uptown Diner.” To me, Spinners has always meant breakfast.  It’s a place I have enjoyed going to, on Sunday Mornings, with my family after church.  And breakfast at Spinners has always been awesome.  But after requesting to do a review, and after Read Full Article

What A Burger! Truffles Burger Bar

What A Burger!  Truffles Burger BarAhhh, the burger!  The cornerstone of any good American meal!  We all know our cousins from the south have made it their national food group, but what about Canadians?  Do we like them as much?  Apparently, we do, but we are a bit more sophisticated when it comes to scarfing down two buns and a patty… Thank God, Truffles is nothing but sophistication. The idea of a burger joint serving over 41 burgers came to Dominique Gilgen when she was pregnant with her daughter.  The whole 9 months, she was craving burgers.  Any kind of burger!  Chicken burgers, beef burgers, lamb Read Full Article



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