Don Smith

Celebrating 125 years as a Diocese (1890 – 2015)

Celebrating 125 years as a Diocese (1890 – 2015)

This Saturday marks the start of a two-week anniversary Open House exhibit in the chapel of Nativity Church on Montreal Road near McConnell Avenue. Treasures of the Diocese presents more than 100 artifacts providing a visual history of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. Most of the artifacts have not been seen in public in […]

 Don Smith

A Concert with a cause

A Concert with a cause

Cornwall Ontario — On Friday December 12th, Cornwall’s St. Columban Church will host a 12-member contemporary Christian music group from the Montreal area, Aramico. The group’s goal is to spread the love of God through music, while the concert has a two-fold purpose – to provide an opportunity for Christians of all stripes to enjoy […]

 Don Smith

14 Clergy to have new/modified roles

14 Clergy to have new/modified roles

This weekend in churches throughout the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocese, parishioners were read a letter from their bishop, Marcel Damphousse, formally announcing the anticipated changes scheduled for June 30th.  18 churches and 14 priests are affected.  For the health of priests and parishes, priests are generally re-assigned every six years, although there are exceptions.  Priests who were […]

 Don Smith

The Answer is still ‘No Tanks’

The Answer is still ‘No Tanks’

Apparently Trillium Distribution is defying a City of Cornwall bylaw and subsequent Stop Work Order. In response to the unannounced work resumption at the calcium chloride storage tanks on the City’s waterfront, City Council candidate Todd Bennett organized a spur-of-the-moment protest at the Trillium Distribution site on Harbour Road.   Contrary to reports circulated, access […]

 Don Smith

Bridge History

Bridge History

With the current transition from the high-level to the much shorter low-level north channel bridge, it’s timely to reflect on some of the relevant and lesser-known history. Isn’t it amazing how we can pass by something time and again and either be oblivious to it or not appreciate the object for what it is? Since […]

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