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2011 Recap - Top Stories of the Year in Cornwall and Area

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2011 Recap - Top Stories of the Year in Cornwall and Area
We are just a few days away from the end of 2011 and the beginning of another year. At this time of year, it is always interesting to look back over the past twelve months and review the major stories of the year. 2011 was a year where we said goodbye to some special people in Joe Gunn, Doug Randlett, Pete Latour, Msgr. Rudy Villeneuve, Jack Layton and many more.
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Cornwall - December 28, 2011 - We are just a few days away from the end of 2011 and the beginning of another year. At this time of year, it is always interesting to look back over the past twelve months and review the major stories of the year. In our case, we only went live on January 27th, so this year we will review the top stories from February until the end of the year.

In this article, you will find links to six stories from each month of the year. The first three are the most viewed stories by our visitors. The next three for each month, are three other stories that we thought we interesting from that month. With over 1,900 stories posted in a short time, we had difficulty narrowing the list to just 66 stories.

2011 was a year where we said goodbye to some special people in Joe Gunn, Doug Randlett, Pete Latour, Msgr. Rudy Villeneuve, Jack Layton and many more. We had both a federal and provincial election that saw our area elect Guy Lauzon and Jim McDonell - the first time in a long time that we have had Conservative representation in Ottawa and Toronto at the same time.

Cornwall and area played host to some great events in 2011 - Winterfest, Lift-Off, Waterfest, Glengarry Highland Games, Alight at Night, many community fairs and countless fun events in SD&G. In fact, we were pleased to help promote over 3,500 area events this year.

We brought you food and lifestyle stories, regular opinion pieces and attempted to showcase the positive things that happen in our region every week! Our coverage of the Cornwall Colts, Akwesasne Warriors and the Canadian NHL teams continues to grow and receive large readership numbers.

News events in 2011 included the opening of the new Benson Centre, the Canada Post strike, the announcement of a Target Distribution Centre and the relocation of Customs to Massena - to name just a few.

We will come close to registering one million page views in our first eleven months and for that we are extremely grateful to the thousands of you who have made us one of your regular online news destinations. We hope you will enjoy this look back at 2011.

February - Top Stories

Jambalaya, anyone?
Jambalaya, anyone?
London - February 11, 2011 - If you like Jambalaya, you'll love this Aussie spin on the Louisiana classic. Much like the melting pot that formed the beloved culture of the south, the dish itself is a unique combination of influences all mixed into a single pot. The true origin of Jambalaya is unconfirmed and somewhat contested. FULL STORY

Local OSPCA branch vying for a Pepsi Refresh grant
Local OSPCA branch vying for a Pepsi Refresh grant
Cornwall - February 6, 2011 - The S, D and G branch of the Ontario SPCA is in the running for a $10,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to help reduce the number of stray cats roaming the streets. The "Save a Life, Fix a Stray" project would provide spaying or neutering to the multitude of stray cats that are roaming the streets of Cornwall and S, D and G. FULL STORY

All I wanted was a bowl of French onion soup
All I wanted was a bowl of French onion soup
London - January 28, 2011 - All I wanted was a bowl of French onion soup. I was walking the streets around St. Lawrence Market in Toronto one evening during squall season, and the wind was particularly bitter. I slipped into one of Canada's top restaurants, hopeful for a hot bowl of soup and a glass of wine. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

Storm packs big punch
Storm packs big punch
Cornwall - February 2, 2011 - Old Man Winter struck Cornwall and S, D and G with a vengeance on Wednesday, delivering a storm that forced school bus cancellations and wreaked havoc on local roads.
The snowfall began in the morning and continued throughout the day and into the evening, forcing snowplows and sidewalk cleaners to work in high gear. FULL STORY

Lamoureux Park comes alive with Winterfest 2011
Lamoureux Park comes alive with Winterfest 2011
Cornwall - February 20, 2011 - It may be the dead of winter, but Lamoureux Park was alive Sunday with the sights and sounds of Storm Realty Cornwall Winterfest 2011.
Residents of all ages flocked to Lamoureux Park Sunday for a full day of fun, games and music in a mini winter wonderland. FULL STORY

Laliberte shooting his way into record books
Laliberte shooting his way into record books
Cornwall - February 21, 2011 - Growing up in Rockland, Jacob Laliberte would often pass the hours by firing pucks in the family garage with his brother Yanik.
Those countless shooting drills in the family garage may help to explain the origin of Laliberte's terrific shot, which has helped make him one of the best goal scorers in the Central Hockey League, both past and present. FULL STORY



March - Top Stories

Your guide to March Break 2011 in Cornwall and S, D and G
Your guide to March Break 2011 in Cornwall and S, D and G
Cornwall - March 6, 2011 - Looking for some ideas to help keep the kids busy during the March Break?
If so, then look no further.
From swimming and skating to art workshops and adventure camps, there's a long list of activities aimed at keeping children active and engaged this spring break. FULL STORY

Wine Roulette
Wine Roulette
London - March 11, 2011 - My love of wine was undoubtedly imparted to me by my grandfather when I was a toddler. I recall him handing me a rustic piece of bread soaked with red wine on more than one occasion, and my cousins speak fondly of this same experience. One of the memories I treasure most is of sitting on his basement stairs watching him fervently crank his old steel and oak-slatted grape crusher to extract the juice destined for his barrels. FULL STORY

The first mouthful ... here I am!
The first mouthful ... here I am!
Cornwall - March 5, 2011 - I have a great friend that I have known for many, many, years and in the last three years there have been drastic changes to my life in particular. My chum enjoys a busy fulfilling career and wonderful single life -- “Sex and the City” but with Browns' and Nine West instead of Manolo Blahnik. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

Laliberte sets new points record in Colts
Laliberte sets new points record in Colts' win over Rangers
Cornwall - March 5, 2011 - In his final regular season game with the Colts, Jacob Laliberte etched his name into the team record books.
The Colts captain had a goal and three assists Saturday in an 8-3 win over Gloucester to finish with 133 regular season points - a new team record. FULL STORY

Remembering Cornwall
Remembering Cornwall's fallen police officer
Cornwall - March 6, 2011 - Cornwall police Sgt. Thom Racine has completed thousands of investigations in his 30-year police career, but few have been as rewarding as this one.
It's not an actual criminal case, but rather a personal quest to honour the century-old memory of fallen Cornwall police officer Special Const. John Robert Davey. FULL STORY

SNAPSHOT - Fire breaks out in the Barn Apartments
SNAPSHOT - Fire breaks out in the Barn Apartments
Cornwall - March 8, 2011 - Tragedy struck today as a large fire broke out in the barn apartments on Gretchen Court in Cornwall.
Smoke was seen coming from the building around 1:30 p.m. and members of the Cornwall Fire Department were on scene soon after. FULL STORY



April - Top Stories

Gatien documentary heading to the big screen
Gatien documentary heading to the big screen
Cornwall - April 23, 2011 - A new documentary about Cornwall native and former New York City nightclub king Peter Gatien is heading to the big screen.
Magnolia Pictures has acquired all world rights to Limelight, a new documentary about New York's booming nightclub scene in the 1990s - a scene that Gatien helped build. FULL STORY

Maxville couple to be profiled on CTV
Maxville couple to be profiled on CTV's 'W5'
Maxville - March 31, 2011 - Maxville may be best known for the Highland Games, but the Glengarry community is also becoming well known for one extremely charitable family.
Maxville couple Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino, the founders of Child Haven International, will be featured in an episode of CTV's 'W5' this weekend. FULL STORY

Ramp up for spring
Ramp up for spring
London - April 22, 2011 - As winter releases her grip on the soil and all things green begin to force their way through the surface, it gives us hope that summer's harvest is soon to follow.
This has been a particularly challenging winter for all of us, and few could argue that the signs of spring are more than a welcome break. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

McDonell wins local Ontario PC nomination
McDonell wins local Ontario PC nomination
Avonmore - April 9, 2011 - South Glengarry Mayor Jim McDonell will carry the Ontario PC banner in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry in the Oct. 6 provincial election.
McDonell beat out Winchester farmer and businessman David Guy for the nomination during a well-attended nomination meeting on Saturday at Tagwi Secondary School in Avonmore. FULL STORY

Monsignor Rudy Villeneuve honoured at dinner
Monsignor Rudy Villeneuve honoured at dinner
Cornwall - April 11, 2011 - A respected priest, educator and author, Monsignor Rudy Villeneuve was honoured at a Testimonial Dinner in Cornwall Monday night. More than 250 people attended the three hour event at the Best Western Parkway Inn. Msgr. Villeneuve was honoured by several long time friends as well as local dignitaries. FULL STORY

SNAPSHOT - Benson Centre honors donors with Gala
SNAPSHOT - Benson Centre honors donors with Gala
Cornwall - April 30, 2011 - The Benson Centre is now complete and is open to the public. On Friday night, the City of Cornwall and the 3 Plus 1 Fundraising Committee held a Gala to say thank you to the many local businesses and individuals who contributed towards the project. Cornwall will now the proud home of a first-class facility for years to come. FULL STORY



May - Top Stories

Brownell speaks outside of Liberal playbook, supports Hudak
Brownell speaks outside of Liberal playbook, supports Hudak
Cornwall - May 26, 2011 - If Tim Hudak becomes Ontario’s next Premier, his government would force inmates to pick up garbage along highways and clean graffiti from city walls. In a surprising move, local MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Jim Brownell supported the PC Leader’s plan. FULL STORY

Students to test skills at college competition
Students to test skills at college competition
Cornwall - March 1, 2011 - More than 300 area high school students will put their skills to the test Wednesday during the annual Skills Competition at the St. Lawrence College Cornwall campus.
Carpentry, culinary arts, photography, and welding are just a few of the more than 16 skilled trades and technology events that students will compete in during today's competition. FULL STORY

A look back at the local results of the last six Federal elections
A look back at the local results of the last six Federal elections
Cornwall - May 3, 2011 - For many local residents, the spread that propelled incumbent Conservative MP Guy Lauzon to victory in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry was somewhat surprising. It was commonly felt that Lauzon would retain his seat, but few predicted that he would widen the vote difference. Lauzon garnered 29,438 votes, which was 20,930 votes ahead of Liberal Bernadette Clement. In fact, if you combined the results of the four other candidates in 2011, Lauzon still topped that combined number by over 11,400 votes. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

Cornwall Councillor Elaine MacDonald to seek Provincial NDP nomination
Cornwall Councillor Elaine MacDonald to seek Provincial NDP nomination
Cornwall - May 27, 2011 - Cornwall city councillor Elaine MacDonald has announced her intention to seek the nomination for the New Democratic Party in the provincial election of October 2011. The NDP will focus on innovative strategies to create and protect jobs. FULL STORY

SNAPSHOT - MP Guy Lauzon sworn in to 41st Parliament
SNAPSHOT - MP Guy Lauzon sworn in to 41st Parliament
Ottawa - May 25, 2011 - Local Member of Parliament Guy Lauzon has officially been sworn in again as the federal representative for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry in the House of Commons. Re-elected MP Lauzon is pictured his wife Frances at the Ceremony on Parliament Hill. Lauzon was elected to Canada’s 41st Parliament on Monday, May 2nd, 2011. FULL STORY

Chamber shocked by loss of longtime member Joe Gunn
Chamber shocked by loss of longtime member Joe Gunn
Cornwall - May 12, 2011 - The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce is mourning the loss of one of its longest serving and most respected members, Joe Gunn.
"We were shocked when advised of the news," said chamber President Rick Shaver. "It is a huge loss, not only to all of us at the chamber but our entire community." FULL STORY



June - Top Stories

Tim Hudak and PC Party poised to win majority, says poll
Tim Hudak and PC Party poised to win majority, says poll
Cornwall - June 27, 2011 - A poll released on Sunday, suggests that Tim Hudak’s PC Party is well positioned to form a majority government in the October 6th provincial election. The Forum Research Inc. poll says that the Conservatives have 41% of support amongst decided voters and their highest support is in Eastern Ontario where their number is 50%. FULL STORY

Doug Randlett identifed as deceased in fatal motorcycle accident
Doug Randlett identifed as deceased in fatal motorcycle accident
Cornwall - June 17, 2011 - The Cornwall Community Police Service released more details today about yesterday afternoon's fatal motorcycle accident. The deceased has been identified as Douglas Randlett, 58, of Cornwall. The motor vehicle collision is still under investigation by the Cornwall Community Police Service. FULL STORY

Dalton McGuinty’s promises, for what they’re worth
Dalton McGuinty’s promises, for what they’re worth
Cornwall - June 23, 2011 - Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds and Grenville, presented Jim McDonell with a pledge that Dalton McGuinty made to the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation before the 2003 election. I, Dalton McGuinty, leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario, promise, if my party is elected as the next government, that I will: Not raise taxes or implement any new taxes without the consent of Ontario Voters. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

No immediate end in sight for Canada Post strike
No immediate end in sight for Canada Post strike
Cornwall - June 7, 2011 - There is no immediate end in sight for Postal strike. Canada Post has again turned down an offer put forward by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) as part of the collective bargaining process. To date the rotating postal strikes have not affected Cornwall and S,D, and G. FULL STORY

Mark MacDonald captures SDSG Provincial Liberal nomination
Mark MacDonald captures SDSG Provincial Liberal nomination
Cornwall - June 14, 2011 - The nomination meeting to elect a new Liberal candidate in Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry was held Monday night in Cornwall. Mark A. MacDonald emerged as the new Ontario Liberal, Dalton McGuinty candidate for the riding. MacDonald replaces retiring Jim Brownell as the Liberal candidate. FULL STORY

Funeral Arrangements for Monsignor Rudy Villeneuve
Funeral Arrangements for Monsignor Rudy Villeneuve
Cornwall - June 20, 2011 - Cornwall and area is mourning the loss of a good friend, a respected priest, educator and author. Monsignor Rudy Villeneuve passed away late this afternoon at the Cornwall Hospice. He was 87. Visitation and funeral arrangements are under the care and control of Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street Cornwall. FULL STORY



July - Top Stories

MP Report - Canada Post back-to-work legislation filibuster
MP Report - Canada Post back-to-work legislation filibuster
Ottawa - July 4, 2011 - Guy Lauzon said, "I hope Jack Layton and the NDP have learnt a lesson from this experience. When they began their filibuster 70% of Canadians supported Canada Post back to work legislation. The percentage rose to 84% by the end of the filibuster. FULL STORY

True North unveils the new Winnipeg Jets Logo
True North unveils the new Winnipeg Jets Logo
Winnipeg - July 22, 2011 - True North Sports & Entertainment is proud to unveil today the primary and secondary logos for the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club which will begin play in the National Hockey League in 2011. The design for the new logo, which was developed in partnership with Reebok and the NHL, was inspired by the logo of the Royal Canadian Air Force. FULL STORY

Clearing the air about Cornwall Lift-Off
Clearing the air about Cornwall Lift-Off
Cornwall - July 21, 2011 - In the past several weeks, there has been a great deal of misinformed chatter and unfair assaults on hard-working volunteers. Chris Savard, one of the founding members and a past Chair of Lift-Off, feels compelled to provide some facts into this debate and defend the volunteers who work hard to make these events happen. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

SNAPSHOT - Collective Soul rocks Lamoureux Park
SNAPSHOT - Collective Soul rocks Lamoureux Park
Cornwall - July 17, 2011 - Collective Soul was the headliner on the Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off stage on Friday night. A large crowd gathered in scenic Lamoureux Park to take in the festivities which included a balloon flight, midway, Kidz Zone and a firework show. FULL STORY

Doiron, Robidoux - Modified winners at Cornwall Motor Speedway
Doiron, Robidoux - Modified winners at Cornwall Motor Speedway
Cornwall - July 25, 2011 - Cornwall Motor Speedway race fans had a great deal on their hands tonight with seven features for the price of five as the Modifieds and Pro-Stock had double features because of last week`s rainout. Kayle Robidoux won the second Modified Feature and Joel Doiron won the first. FULL STORY

CCVS Homecoming 2011 a “Blast!” say Organizers
CCVS Homecoming 2011 a “Blast!” say Organizers
Cornwall - July 26, 2011 - It was a chance to relive old high school memories and make new ones. On July 15-17, Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) hosted the 2011 Homecoming celebrations. The event marked the school’s 205th anniversary, and also helped to publicize the reconfiguration of the school in September 2011 to a Grades 7-12 facility. FULL STORY



August - Top Stories

Gomez chatter has no teeth
Gomez chatter has no teeth
Whitby - August 23, 2011 - It was reported here yesterday that there was much discussion that Montreal Canadiens’ centreman Scott Gomez could be moving to a new zip code in Long Island. This correspondent attempted to contact, but was unable to reach, both New York Islanders' General Manager Garth Snow and Montreal Canadiens’ General Manager Pierre Gauthier late yesterday afternoon for comment. FULL STORY

OPP identify victims in Alexandria fatal fire
OPP identify victims in Alexandria fatal fire
Alexandria - August 12, 2011 - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Detachment (SD&G) have identified the victims in an early morning fire at a residence in Alexandria, Ontario. A 22yr old female (Sarah CHOLETTE ), 3yr old girl (Chloe DESJARDINS) and a 9month old boy (Jacob DESJARDINS) have died. FULL STORY

NDP Leader Jack Layton has died, loses battle with cancer
NDP Leader Jack Layton has died, loses battle with cancer
Cornwall - August 22, 2011 - This morning CTV and CFRA radio are reporting that NDP Leader Jack Layton has died. On July 25, 2011, Layton announced that he was stepping down as NDP Leader to fight a new cancer. Layton had hoped to return to his duties in the fall. "I will therefore be taking a temporary leave of absence as Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. I’m going to fight this cancer now, so I can be back to fight for families when Parliament resumes," said Layton in July. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

Cornwall Farmers
Cornwall Farmers' Market alive with activity, fresh foods and more
Cornwall - August 6, 2011 - The Cornwall Farmers’ Market, located in George Assaly Lane is held every Saturday starting June 4 through October 8. The Market has undergone some changes this year and is returning to a traditional Farmers’ Market feel with a wide variety of produce and locally grown and raised offerings for customers throughout SD&G. FULL STORY

Target to build 1.3 million square foot Distribution Centre in Cornwall
Target to build 1.3 million square foot Distribution Centre in Cornwall
Cornwall - August 9, 2011 - Target will be building a new distribution centre in Cornwall's Business Park on a 169 acre parcel of land. The City of Cornwall sold the land to Target earlier this year, and initial site preparation work has begun. The City is currently extending the existing Industrial Park Road. FULL STORY

SNAPSHOT - Sun Life Waterfest attracts large crowds to canal
SNAPSHOT - Sun Life Waterfest attracts large crowds to canal
Cornwall - August 13, 2011 - The last Dragon boat race of the day at Cornwall's Second Annual Sun Life Waterfest was a very close one as you can see by this picture. There were large crowds and plenty of sunburns on the canal banks today. The 40 foot boats, powered by 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson, have become a familiar sight worldwide. FULL STORY



September - Top Stories

Wade Belak - The Humanity of the NHL
Wade Belak - The Humanity of the NHL
Whitby - September 5, 2011 - I previously have had the choice opportunity to share some time in the sin bin with Wade Belak. Truth be told, he was a rookie defenseman with the Cornwall Aces in 1995, while I was merely an insignificant penalty box door operator at the Civic Complex. Since that initial meeting, Wade Belak had always been one hockey player that I loved to follow. FULL STORY

Former Leafs Karpovtsev, Korolev Killed In Russian Plane Crash
Former Leafs Karpovtsev, Korolev Killed In Russian Plane Crash
Toronto - September 7, 2011 - A plane crash near the city of Yaroslavl in Central Russia has claimed the lives of at least 43 people, according to Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry. The majority of victims are believed to be members of the Kontinental Hockey League club, Lokomotiv. FULL STORY

Leafs Nation all a buzz after impressive win
Leafs Nation all a buzz after impressive win
Oshawa - September 11, 2011 - If the Ottawa-Pittsburgh game was the opening act, the Toronto-Chicago head-to-head matchup was the headliner! The GM Centre in Oshawa was a sea of blue and white and the Leaf-favourable crowd was chanting ‘Go Leafs Go’ throughout the game. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

Former Cornwall Royal Dale Hawerchuk headed to Sabres
Former Cornwall Royal Dale Hawerchuk headed to Sabres' Hall of Fame
Buffalo - September 1, 2011 - The Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Selection Committee today announced the induction of Rick Jeanneret and Dale Hawerchuk into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Jeanneret, the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer in NHL history, and Hawerchuk, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, were selected based on their outstanding contributions to the sport of hockey and the Buffalo Sabres organization. FULL STORY

Hudak predicts change for Ontario in seventeen days
Hudak predicts change for Ontario in seventeen days
Cornwall - September 19, 2011 - Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak was in Cornwall at the Ramada Inn on the afternoon of Monday September 19th for a Conservative rally with local SDSG candidate Jim McDonell. About 200 people were in attendance, and many held Hudak signs and noise makers. FULL STORY

Andrea Horwath hopes to be first woman Premier of Ontario
Andrea Horwath hopes to be first woman Premier of Ontario
Cornwall - September 21, 2011 - Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath was in Cornwall on Tuesday September 20th for a New Democratic rally with local SDSG candidate Elaine MacDonald. Over a hundred supporters were in attendance holding orange signs, clapping, and chanting "Andrea" and "Elaine". Both MacDonald and Horwath gave speeches to the enthusiastic crowd. FULL STORY



October - Top Stories

Kessel on pace to put up Gretzky-like numbers
Kessel on pace to put up Gretzky-like numbers
Cornwall - October 20, 2011 - Burke’s trade for Phil Kessel has never bothered me and today we see that #81 is leading the National Hockey League in scoring. Kessel has seven goals and 12 points in his first five games. If he could keep this pace, he would score 115 goals and register 197 points. Those numbers would be close to the stats that Wayne Gretzky put up in the 1980’s. FULL STORY

Time for Montreal Canadiens to Martin Up
Time for Montreal Canadiens to Martin Up
Whitby - October 22, 2011 - The litmus test that is the Toronto Maple Leafs will happen on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Should the Montreal Canadiens once again come out with a lack of excitement, urgency and offence and lose to the hands of the Buds - heads definitely need to roll. The emotionless Jacques Martin fails to bench his veteran players for their lack of focus and commitment. FULL STORY

The Monster shines again as Leafs edge Pens
The Monster shines again as Leafs edge Pens
Cambridge - October 30, 2011 - Jonas ‘The Monster’ Gustavsson showed up with his best performance in net so far this season as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday evening at the Air Canada Centre by a score of 4-3. Dion Phaneuf logged over 27 minutes of icetime on defence. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

Dalton McGuinty says Hudak was against Eastern Ontario Development Fund
Dalton McGuinty says Hudak was against Eastern Ontario Development Fund
Cornwall - October 2, 2011 - Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty spoke at a rally in Cornwall Ontario on Saturday October 1st in front of well over 200 supporters. McGuinty's campaign stop was in support of SDSG Liberal Provincial Candidate Mark A MacDonald. McGuinty got off the campaign bus and was greeted by MacDonald. FULL STORY

Congratulations to MPP-Elect Jim McDonell
Congratulations to MPP-Elect Jim McDonell
Cornwall - October 6, 2011 - If I was playing major league baseball, I would be batting .500 after yesterday’s predictions. I correctly predicted that Jim McDonell would become the next MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, but perhaps my core conservative beliefs lead me to be overly optimistic in suggesting that Tim Hudak would be the 25th Premier of Ontario. FULL STORY

Why does Jim Brownell get a severance package for retiring?
Why does Jim Brownell get a severance package for retiring?
Cornwall - October 24, 2011 - The Sudbury Star is reporting that severance packages for the 29 retiring or defeated MPPs will cost Ontario taxpayers close to five million dollars. Why is retired Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim Brownell entitled to a severance package for voluntarily choosing to leave public office? FULL STORY



November - Top Stories

MP Report - Economic Update
MP Report - Economic Update
Cornwall - November 14, 2011 - November 7 in Calgary Finance Minister Jim Flaherty gave all Canadians an update on the state of the Canadian Economy. The message the Finance Minister gave Canadians was prudent and pragmatic.
"Canada is holding its own and doing better than most countries, but we cannot become complacent," he said. FULL STORY

Craig Anderson solid as the Senators bounce back with a 4-3 win over the Canes
Craig Anderson solid as the Senators bounce back with a 4-3 win over the Canes
Ottawa - November 28, 2011 - For the third time this year, goaltender Craig Anderson bounced back from a game where he was pulled early, to put in a solid effort for the Ottawa Senators. Anderson was solid on the night, saving 34 of 37 shots, including 13 of 14 in the first period. FULL STORY

Three possible trade targets for the Edmonton Oilers
Three possible trade targets for the Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton - November 17, 2011 - With Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini most likely making calls around the league to see what defencemen might be available via trade, I decided to look over the other twenty-nine rosters and see what players could possibly be had in a deal. My search uncovered three names. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

Chateau Cornwall resident John A. McDonald featured in WWII documentary
Chateau Cornwall resident John A. McDonald featured in WWII documentary
Cornwall - November 3, 2011 - Footage from first hand interviews of WWII veterans is being released as a new documentary HONOUR: Their Stories, Our History. In honour of the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Chartwell Seniors Housing published HONOUR. Chateau Cornwall resident and WWII veteran John A. McDonald of Glengarry County is featured in the video. FULL STORY

Racine pays tribute to fallen police officer in new book
Racine pays tribute to fallen police officer in new book
Cornwall - November 22, 2011 - From patrolling the streets of Cornwall to now writing a book, Police Sergeant Thom Racine has developed a keen understanding and appreciation of his hometown.
With the launch of his new book, Constable Davey - A Future Lost, Sgt. Racine may soon become best known as an author. FULL STORY

The Winnipeg Jets are back, now how about a return of the Cornwall Royals?
The Winnipeg Jets are back, now how about a return of the Cornwall Royals?
Cornwall - November 30, 2011 - Hockey fans in Winnipeg got the Jets back this season. Could hockey fans in Cornwall see a return of our beloved Cornwall Royals? There are rumours swirling in OHL circles about the possibility of a team returning to the Seaway City. This time it is the Brampton Battalion. FULL STORY



December - Top Stories

Canucks down over-matched Oilers
Canucks down over-matched Oilers
Edmonton - December 27, 2011 - Not only was last night Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first regular season game in his home province but it was also a chance for two young ladies to try and win over the Edmonton Oilers other two young star forwards. Not sure if the two fazed the visitors but it certainly had no effect on the Vancouver Canucks. FULL STORY

HRSDC Minister Diane Finley blames her own staff for poor service
HRSDC Minister Diane Finley blames her own staff for poor service
Cornwall - December 4, 2011 - Minister Diane Finley is blaming the workers in her own organization of deliberately cutting back on services. Staff at Service Canada all across the Nation are furious over her latest public statement. We've been trying so hard to adjust to all these changes and for the Minister to basically wrongly accuse its own staff in order to pass the buck is very wrong. FULL STORY

Possible Ales Hemsky for Kyle Okposo swap may make sense for both teams
Possible Ales Hemsky for Kyle Okposo swap may make sense for both teams
Edmonton - December 17, 2011 - As the talk of moving Ales Hemsky continues to pick up steam, with both fans and media, it is looking like it will just be a matter of when and not if the Oilers decide to move the talented Czech forward. There are already rumours starting to circulate that the Detroit Red Wings have interest in the veteran Oiler winger and there is little doubt that many teams will inquire as to what the cost might be to acquire Ales Hemsky. FULL STORY


Other Stories of Interest from this month include....

Body Image Issues and Victoria’s Secret Angels
Body Image Issues and Victoria’s Secret Angels
Mississauga - December 5, 2011 - Many girls dream of becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel. These angels are known for their beauty and skinny figures that most women envy. They strut down the runway with confidence and ooze sex appeal, wearing only lingerie and wings. Nicole Clark, a former Elite International fashion model and a filmmaker, created a documentary called Cover Girl Culture. FULL STORY

Obama and Harper sign agreement to move Customs to Massena
Obama and Harper sign agreement to move Customs to Massena
Cornwall - December 9, 2011 - It has been a long time coming, but it looks like the Canadian and United States governments have reached an agreement that will see the Customs office at the Corwnall Port of Entry move to the American side. The Beyond the Border Agreement, signed by President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday, includes a provision for Canadian preclearance operations at Massena. FULL STORY

Tim Raines belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tim Raines belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Edmonton - December 13, 2011 - When Montreal Expos legend Tim Raines made his first appearance on the Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, back in 2008, there was a wide range of opinions on if he was a legitimate candidate for enshrinement. Columnists and fans started to write articles and put together all sorts of numbers that revealed Raines as a worthy candidate. While he had zero chance of making it in on his first attempt, we are now looking at his name on the ballot for a fifth consecutive year. FULL STORY




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Windsor Essex Catholic School Board to close schools, if CUPE strikes
Town of Lakeshore announces Notre Dame Street Reconstruction
NDP calls MacLeod’s minister of tears comment demeaning, callous
WE-STEAM Kids Summit celebrates youth, technology
Tremblay Beach CA closed until further notice
OurHometown.ca News Database Last Updated:
Oct. 3, 2019 @ 1:33 PM EDT



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