New fREe store at landfill

New fREe store at landfill

CORNWALL, Ontario - The City of Cornwall is offering a new service at its landfill at 2590 Cornwall Centre Rd. Dubbed the fREe Store, residents can drop off their gently used items and pick up items that others have left there. “We see so many items being discarded at the landfill that are in…

Positive COVID-19 case at Viscount Alexander

Positive COVID-19 case at Viscount Alexander

CORNWALL, Ontario - The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has confirmed an individual at Viscount Alexander Public School in Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19. The UCDSB made the announcement on Monday morning, Nov. 30, one day after confirming two other cases at two other schools,…

Community watch program launched in Winchester

Community watch program launched in Winchester

WINCHESTER, Ontario - The Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is excited to announce the commencement of a Community Watch program in Winchester, Ontario. The local residents recently formed a group in partnership with their local OPP Detachment. The concept…

Three minutes with the Mayor of South Stormont

Three minutes with the Mayor of South Stormont

The Township of South Stormont is expecting some exciting developments that are going to be excellent additions to our communities. Woodland Villa, a Long-Term Care home that has been a fixture in Long Sault for many years will be nearly doubling its footprint to allow for the 17 additional spaces,…

Province blocks ranked ballots in municipal elections

Province blocks ranked ballots in municipal elections

CORNWALL, Ontario - On Thursday, Nov. 20 Bill 218 received Royal Assent. Dubbed the Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020, the bill from the Doug Ford government blocks all municipalities from implementing ranked ballot voting. In Ranked Ballot Voting (RBV), electors rank…

Top furniture producer expanding Cornwall workforce

Top furniture producer expanding Cornwall workforce

Since moving to Cornwall in 1984, Ridgewood Industries has been a solid contributor to the economic well-being of the community and its residents. In operation for more than 50 years, Ridgewood Industries shares with its sister company Ameriwood in Wright City, MO, and its parent company Dorel Inc.,…

Council passes $60K winter recreation plan for Lamoureux Park

Council passes $60K winter recreation plan for Lamoureux Park

CORNWALL, Ontario - Cornwall City Council passed a $60,000 plan to bring winter recreational activities and lights to Lamoureux Park this winter. Of the $60,000, $15,000 will be used for temporary Christmas lights around the clocktower, $5,000 to turn the splashpad into a toboggan hill, $25,000 for…

Viscount Alexander teacher publishes children’s book

Viscount Alexander teacher publishes children’s book

CORNWALL, Ontario - Viscount Alexander Public School kindergarten teacher Erin Lee has published a new book entitled Maggie the Magnificent. The book features a student with the magic power to grant wishes to hear classmates. Lee wrote the book in 2017, but was initially rejected by several publishing…

Building a workforce together

Building a workforce together

CORNWALL, Ontario - The Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) and regional partners, are working together to coordinate their services and better support both local job seekers, and employers. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this coordination even more essential. EOTB and agencies in related fields…

Celebrate Christmas at Home this year

Celebrate Christmas at Home this year

CORNWALL, Ontario - It is a year where being together has had its difficulties, and being at home has been encouraged. This year's Christmas magazine produced by Seaway News, titled Christmas at Home, celebrates shopping local, having some fun, at celebrating the holidays with the family. “Now,…

OPINION:  Class will be  back in session

OPINION: Class will be back in session

This week the Ontario government announced that classes will return in person this fall. The reactions I have heard to this news locally has run the gamut from it being too soon, to outrage over the fact that all students Grade 4 to 12 will have to wear a mask. This question of whether or not to…