Don Smith

Cornwall’s Historic Army Training Camp Exhibit

Cornwall’s Historic Army Training Camp Exhibit

The 35 acre Cornwall Army (Basic) Training Camp opened on the Dingwall estate on October 9, 1940.  The camp was located between Marlborough St. and McConnell Ave. from 6th St. E. to about 8th St. E. When it closed in 1944, Lt-Col. Rodolphe Larose had put approximately 15,000 men through the 30 to 40 day basic training course as […]

 Don Smith

Historic Pringle House

Historic Pringle House

The southeast corner of York Street and Second Street West is a large vacant lot with York Street access to a small parking lot behind a Second Street law office. Years ago, two connected houses at 136 Second St W and 123 York Street graced that corner. The older, Second Street house, built in 1826, […]

 Don Smith

U.E. Plaque Re-dedication 2018

U.E. Plaque Re-dedication 2018

United Empire Loyalists were the initial 1784 inhabitants of New Johnstown (later renamed Cornwall). After the 8.5 year American Revolutionary War / the American War of Independence (from Great Britain) ended in September of 1783, eight consecutive Loyalist Townships were created along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River and five others along the […]

 Don Smith

Compassion in the midst of tragedy

Compassion in the midst of tragedy

Cornwall, Ontario – Fire broke out at the intersection of Montreal Road and Alice Streets last evening; the heavy black smoke could be seen billowing from as far away as the City’s north end. The same apartment building was badly damaged by fire in August of 2016 and was just receiving final touches on its […]

 Don Smith

Jim McDonell officially launches 2018 campaign

Jim McDonell officially launches 2018 campaign

Cornwall, Ontario – Wednesday afternoon, SD&SG M.P.P. Jim Mcdonell officially launched his 2018 election campaign with the grand opening of his campaign headquarters in the former Buns Master Bakery at 900 Pitt Street in Cornwall. Over the course of about 1.5 hours, approximately 100 well-wishers and supporters stopped by the office or parking lot, many […]

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