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Cornwall experiencing healthy dose of construction activity in 2014

Cornwall experiencing healthy dose of construction activity in 2014  Cornwall Ontario -- Judging from the latest building permit figures, it’s shaping up to be another strong year for construction activity in the City of Cornwall. The City of Cornwall has issued 560 building permits with a total construction value of roughly $48 million through the first nine months of 2014. By comparison, during the first nine months of 2013, the City had issued 492 building permits with a total construction value of $25.6 million. According to the latest Building Permit Report, 109 building permits were issued for new family units up to the end of September. The healthy level of activity Read Full Article

Hope Restored at City Hall - Editorial by Julia Lucio

Hope Restored at City Hall - Editorial by Julia LucioCornwall has finally wrapped up its political season and what an interesting outcome it has been! Four years ago, during the campaign, we heard a lot of talks about change, but the fact of the matter is that things remained pretty stagnant, so when change was spoken of again this time, I didn't quite pay attention. However, Cornwall was serious! The people have spoken. With a new mayor and 5 new names around the council table, I'm sure things at City Hall will definitely be shaken up. Another race that has been closely followed is the one in South Stormont. It Read Full Article

Money, party politics and the municipal vote

Money, party politics and the municipal voteThe campaign leading up the the municipal election Monday in Cornwall was a bit of an experiment for me. It was my first foray into politics at any level and I wanted to see how well one could do without big money and without the backing of a major political party. I ran my campaign on a budget of $300, which basically covered the cost of cards so I at least had something to hand out at candidate events and during door-to-door campaigning. I decided at the outset to forego lawn signs or newspaper advertising. I told supporters that if I had Read Full Article

Guy Lauzon Nominated as Conservative Candidate for 2015 Election

Guy Lauzon Nominated as Conservative Candidate for 2015 Election Cornwall Ontario - Guy Lauzon, current Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, has been acclaimed as the Conservative candidate for the next federal election, expected in 2015. “It has been a privilege and honour to serve the constituents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry for the past ten years. I continue to have the same energy and passion as I did on Day One,” said Lauzon. “I enjoy the work that I get to do, and I am very proud of our Conservative government’s record both locally and across Canada.” Lauzon has served as the Member of Parliament in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry since his victory in the Read Full Article

MP Guy Lauzon proud to be Canadian

MP Guy Lauzon proud to be Canadian MP Guy Lauzon recalls the tragic events of last week from his perspective. "With the meeting just underway, things changed instantly when the sound of gunshots rang through the Hall of Honour and our adjacent meeting Read Full Article

10 per cent increase of women City Councillors in Cornwall

10 per cent increase of women City Councillors in Cornwall Cornwall Ontario - City Council in Cornwall Ontario not only got younger last night, but now there are more women on City Council too. There is a 10% increase of women City Councillors with the election of Carilyne Hebert, who joins incumbents Bernadette Clement and Elaine MacDonald. The last time there were three women on Council was from 2008 to 2010 when Mary Ann Hug found a seat half way through the Read Full Article

Leslie O'Shaughnessy elected new Mayor of Cornwall

Leslie O'Shaughnessy elected new Mayor of Cornwall Cornwall Ontario -- - Leslie O'Shaughnessy (6277 votes) defeated incumbent Mayor Bob Kilger (5396 votes). Jamie Gilcig finished last with 687 votes. Elected as Cornwall City Councillor's were: Bernadette Clement, Claude E. McIntosh, Elaine MacDonald, Justin Towndale, Maurice Dupelle, David Murphy, Carilyne Hebert, Brock Frost, Mark A MacDonald, and Andre Read Full Article

Candidate who dropped out of the race did well

Candidate who dropped out of the race did well Cornwall Ontario -- Stephanie White who withdrew from the election, but who's name still appeared on the ballot, finished ahead of six other Council Candidates (she finished with about 1900 votes). A bizarre and stunning result from someone who did not campaign, advertise, knock on doors, have signs up, or participate in the Read Full Article

Last two to finish in 11th place eventually found a seat on Council

Last two to finish in 11th place eventually found a seat on Council Cornwall Ontario -- Guy St-Jean finished in 11th place in the 2014 Cornwall Municipal Election. Finishing in 11th place however does not necessarily mean you're off Council. The last few candidates who finished in 11th place found seats on Council eventually including Gerry Samson and Mary Ann Read Full Article

Change at City Hall: Carr, Grant, Gardiner, and Samson not re-elected

Change at City Hall: Carr, Grant, Gardiner, and Samson not re-elected Cornwall Ontario -- In addition to former Mayor Bob Kilger not getting re-elected, four incumbent Councillors did not get re-elected in the Cornwall Municipal Election of 2014. Denis Carr, Glen Grant, Syd Gardiner, and Gerald Samson were not Read Full Article

Youth Rock the Vote in 2014 Cornwall Municipal Election

Youth Rock the Vote in 2014 Cornwall Municipal Election Cornwall Ontario -- With the election of Justin Towndale, Carilyne Hebert, and Brock Frost, City Council has just got a lot Read Full Article

Cornwall Municipal Election Day Monday October 27th 2014

Cornwall Municipal Election Day Monday October 27th 2014 Cornwall Ontario -- It is Election Day in Cornwall Ontario. This year's Municipal Voting Day is Monday, October 27, 2014, and you can vote from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the location of your choice. Read more and find out where candidates stand on key issues right here: Here are the Mayoral Candidates that answered 5 Questions with: Five Questions with Cornwall Mayoral Candidate Bob Kilger http://theseeker.ca/newsite/five-questions-cornwall-mayoral-candidate-bob-kilger/10080/ Here are the Councillor Candidates that answered 5 Questions with: Five Questions with City Council Candidate Syd Gardiner http://theseeker.ca/newsite/five-questions-city-council-candidate-syd-gardiner/10626/ Five Questions with City Council candidate Claude McIntosh http://theseeker.ca/newsite/five-questions-city-council-candidate-claude-mcintosh/10351/ Five Questions with City Council candidate Denis Sabourin http://theseeker.ca/newsite/five-questions-city-council-candidate-denis-sabourin/10230/ Five Questions with City Council candidate Heather Megill http://theseeker.ca/newsite/five-questions-city-council-candidate-heather-megill/10061/ Five Read Full Article

Jim Bancroft New Mayor of South Stormont defeating Bryan McGillis

Jim Bancroft New Mayor of South Stormont defeating Bryan McGillis Cornwall Ontario -- Just like Cornwall, South Stormont has a new Mayor. Jim Bancroft finished with 2813 votes to incumbent Mayor Bryan McGillis' 2219 votes. Tammy Hart finished first in the race for Deputy Read Full Article

Moment of Silence at River Kings game for fallen soldier

Moment of Silence at River Kings game for fallen soldier Cornwall Ontario -- There have been tributes and moments of silence all across Canada this week including at the Cornwall River Kings game on Saturday night. MP Guy Lauzon, MPP Jim McDonell, and Mayor Bob Kilger, joined veterans, and team owner Brock Frost at centre ice for a moment of silence to pay respect to the fallen soldier. There was free admission to all military personnel, veterans and first responders (police, fire, paramedics) to tonight's game. This photo was submitted by Erin Fry. There was also a vigil today at the War memorial in Cornwall, and a large vigil in Ottawa, where people paid their respects and Read Full Article

Hospice Pumpkin Fest 2014 raises $3,080

Hospice Pumpkin Fest 2014 raises $3,080 Cornwall Ontario -- The winning masterpiece was carved by Raoul Johnson, but the real winners were Hospice and those in the community who have had family members and friends use their services. Hospice Pumpkin Fest 2014 raised $3,080 at the Cornwall Square Shopping Mall. . . . . . About the Hospice: This 10 bed facility, located in Cornwall, Ontario provides end of life care in a home like setting to the residents of the City of Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, as well as Prescott and Russell Read Full Article

What type of councilor does Brock Frost want to be? Here you go...

What type of councilor does Brock Frost want to be?  Here you go... With a few days before Election Day, I wanted to take this opportunity to address the readers of this paper one last time. Rather than discussing policy or criticize the current Council (I am exhausted from the negativity), I feel it is necessary to explain “What type of councillor I hope to be.” To explain this point further, I would like to turn back the clock to September 27th of this year. For those who are not familiar with the events of that evening, it took place the night of the debate at the Cornwall Public Library. That evening, I was taken Read Full Article

Trench Town Oddities to open for Big Wreck on Monday

Trench Town Oddities to open for Big Wreck on Monday Cornwall Ontario -- The Trench Town Oddities who have been touring and playing concerts for years are starting to see their hard work pay off. Locally they have had the opportunity to play gigs such as Lift Off, opening for Down with Webster in 2013. Now they have earned the opportunity to open for a well established rock band in New York state on Monday. "Its truly an honour to be sharing the bill with one of Canada's best rock acts, Big Wreck! I've seen them several times, one being right here in Cornwall at Lift Off, and I have to Read Full Article

SLC Sharks Men's Hockey Team take Gold at Invitational

SLC Sharks Men's Hockey Team take Gold at Invitational Toronto Ontario -- The SLC-Cornwall men’s hockey team began the 2014-15 season at the George Brown College Invitational on Friday October 24th. The one day tournament guaranteed the Sharks a minimum of three games, with the potential of playing five depending on the team’s success during the round robin. Game One: vs. University of Toronto-Scarborough The Sharks pulled out a 4-0 victory in their first game of the season against the club team from the University of Toronto-Scarborough. Matt Gregoire and Brian Landry scored two goals each for the Sharks, with Ryan Cooper earning the shutout. Game Two: vs. Humber College It was a tough Read Full Article

Ontario Hockey Academy students meet Mario Lemieux

Ontario Hockey Academy students meet Mario Lemieux New Hampshire - Some of Cornwall's Ontario Hockey Academy teams are on the road this weekend including the OHA Boys Gold team and the OHA Boys White team. Both teams are playing in a tournament in New Hampshire. It was a super experience for the boys, including Stefan Quinz and Tyler Planetta pictured here, as they had the opportunity to hang out with NHL legend Mario Lemieux. Inducted immediately to the Hockey Hall of Fame after retirement, Mario Lemieux is ranked seventh all-time in NHL scoring with 690 goals and 1,033 assists. He is a two time Stanley Cup champion as Read Full Article

Over 3,000 residents cast ballots during advance voting period

Over 3,000 residents cast ballots during advance voting periodA total of 3,203 ballots were cast by Cornwall residents during the advance voting period for the 2014 municipal election. The total is down slightly from the 3,879 advance votes cast during the 2010 municipal election, but officials are nonetheless quite pleased with the result. “We’re hoping for a high level of voter participation in this year’s election and the turnout we experienced for the advance voting is a great start,” said City Clerk Helen Finn. “We’re asking every voter to be a part of the process and cast a ballot on Monday. It only takes a few minutes.” With the advance voting Read Full Article

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