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 […]

 Don Smith

Then and Now: What does a Museum Manager / Assoc. Curator do?

People ask: “aren’t you bored in the quiet winter months?” After almost three years of employment experience with the Museum/Historical Society I’m never bored! I work here full-time and volunteer part-time because there is so much to do, and because I’m passionate about preserving and sharing our proud and rich heritage with you. Only one […]

 Don Smith

Then and Now: Heritage Fair 2018

Interest in local history is quite high among locals and tourists as well. I see it daily on social media, at the Cornwall Community Museum and in so many ways. Since 1974, the third Monday every February has been identified as Heritage Day in Canada. In 1985, the Ontario government designated the third week in […]

 Don Smith

Mayor’s Picnic Makes a Comeback

  Cornwall’s Mayor Aaron Horovitz was much loved for the annual children’s picnics that he chaired and funded from his own resources from 1939 until 1957. The programme typically included a parade through the streets, athletic competitions, pie-eating contests, assorted entertainment and free refreshments for City youth on an August weekday. 1955 was the final year […]