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Two contestants paddle past the Cemetery Road bridge on their way to Martintown and then Williamstown during the Raisin River Canoe Race on Sunday. The race was launched east of its traditional starting point in St. Andrews because of low water levels this year. Please see Page 7.


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Investigator backs ‘blindsided’ councillor

stances are bound by non-disclosure re- quirements, but rather he appeared to be ex- pressing his frustration with the entire decision-making process and the overall costs associated with these matters at a broader or general level.” “Clearly Councillor Rivette broke rank with council on the theses matters but in doing so he acknowledged that decisions made by city council are governed by the majority of the members of council. He made it abundantly clear he was expressing his own personal opinion on the matters he addressed in the interview,” the report reads. The investigator has recommended Mayor Bob Kilger that council clearly declare what topics are to be discussed during in camera sessions. “It is recommended that the chair, or pre- siding officer of a meeting that is closed to the public exercise due diligence and take all proper steps to ensure council’s considera- tion of a matter remains centered on the topic (i.e., the cited reason) for the whole du- ration of the matter under consideration,” Fournier wrote. He noted a number of municipalities have developed a standard format for their reso- lutions and meeting records that enhances the principles of transparency and good governance when matters are considered in closed meeting. He recommended the city incorporate a “best practice” model resolu- tion depicted in his report. Follow @gkielec on Twitter. For breaking news, go to and click on The Journal. Email

By Greg Kielec An investigator has ruled that Cornwall city council acted improperly in criticiz- ing a councillor behind closed doors for comments he made to the media. The April 11 report by closed meeting in- vestigator Stephen Fournier is to be pre- sented at Monday evening’s meeting of Cornwall city council. Councillor Andre Rivette filed a complaint with Fournier after claiming he was “blind- sided” during an in camera session before a Feb. 27 meeting of council. “It is concluded that council acted improp- erly, in part, when its consideration of the matter moved from discussions on the con- duct of the City CAO (Paul Fitzpatrick) to include discussions regarding the conduct of Councillor Rivette …,” Fournier wrote in the nine-page report. Rivette was attacked in the closed council session after he gave a 10 minute interview with the Cornwall Free News during which he blamed Fitzpatrick for a number of per- sonnel issues he claims has cost the city $1.4 million. The veteran councillor had initially re- vealed the $1.4 million figure in an inter- view published by The Journal late February. He revealed the figure at the time City council was wrong to criticize Rivette during in camera session

Photo by Greg Kielec A report by closed meeting investigator Stephen Fournier has vindincated Cornwall city councillor Andre Rivette, who claimed he was bullied in a closed session of council after publicly criticizing the performance of CAO Paul Fitzpatrick.

found in subsection 239. 2 (b) of the Act, namely: ‘Personal matters about an identifi- able individual, including municipal or local board employees’,” reads the report. The CFN interviewwith Councillor Rivette is about 10 minutes in length and touches upon a number of topics. “There is no question he disagreed with the role and appears to lay blame on the City CAO in the settlement of a number of personnel issues addressed by council in closed meetings,” read the report. “On the other hand, he did not make any references to the specific details of any par- ticular settlement case, which in some in-

to bolster his argument for further tax cuts, arguing city taxpayers should bear the brunt of bad decisions made at city hall. The whole controversy revolved around a video interview Rivette did with the Corn- wall Free News, which in the mayor’s opin- ion, misleads the public into believing the Fitzpatrick made the decisions to spend the money when in fact the decisions on these matters had been endorsed by council, the report reads. In the opinions of the City Clerk Denise La- belle-Gelinas and the mayor the comments regarding the conduct of Fitzpatrick in the “personnel issues qualified as an exception serve as a city councillor. Council agreed to appoint Samson to the position during a special meeting on April 16. “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Samson to city council,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “Council and city administration will do everything possible to assist Mr. Samson as he takes on this new responsibility.” O’Shaughessy officially resigned on April 10 over frustration with city hall’s handling of personnel issues and frequent in camera sessions.


Samson passes the test for council

By Greg Kielec

The 11th place finisher in the 2010 mu- nicipal election has beocme Cornwall’s newest councillor. Gerry Samson has met the qualifications to hold office and was to be sworn-in to the seat vacated by former councillor Leslie O’Shaughnessy Monday evening, the city Friday afternoon. City clerk Denise Labelle-Gélinas has met with Samson to confirm his eligibility to

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Royals reward Man who moved city’s beloved hockey franchise in U.S. custody

By Greg Kielec


It has been 20 years since former Corn- wall alderman William Wise did the un- thinkable and pulled the beloved Cornwall Royals out of the city. But even with a potential 27-year United States prison sentence looming over him for his role in a $129 million ponzi scheme, the animosity harboured toward Wise for spir- iting away the Major Junior A hockey fran- chise still roils the high-flying money manager. “We were trying to save it,” he told Betsy Powell of The Toronto Star in an interview at his lawyer’s office before flying to San Francisco to surrender to U.S. authorities. “I’m remembered as a man who moved the Royals out of Cornwall when in fact I prob- ably should be remembered as the person who kept it there five years,” he said. The storied Royals, who produced National Hockey League stars Dale Hawerchuck, Doug Gilmour and Billy Smith, are but a dis- tant memory to many Cornwall residents and likely a mystery to the younger genera- tion grown up on the Cornwall Colts Tier 2 Junior A hockey franchise. Many of the movers and shakers engaged in the debate at the time are no longer in pol- itics or have passed away, including Ron Martelle, who was mayor at the time of Wise’s brinkmanship over the hockey team. The Royals were losing money and Wise had given fans attendance targets to meet to keep the team in town. But when attendance targets were not met and a deal he had with Martelle for free ice -- a $50,000 a year con- cession -- fell through, Wise made good on his ultimatum and moved the team to New- market where it also floundered before mov- ing to Sarnia. “We would cost them $50,000 a year for 20 years and that would have kept the team. So we were certainly prepared to stay. But peo- ple seem to not want to write about that,” Wise lamented. “Within months they brought the Quebec Aces in which cost them within three years three to five million dollars,” he said with a chuckle. The Royals were successful members of the Central Junior A Hockey League in the 1960s, but are probably most fondly remem- bered for their raucous games at the Si Miller Arena as a member the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Battlin’ Billy Smith be-


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By Lisa Etherington-Runions Lorna Jane Foreman ended up work- ing in the film industry quite by acci- dent. The Cornwall resident, and native of Montreal, had dreams of be- coming a veterinarian or fashion de- signer, but by chance after working in advertising, and in the Vertebrate Pa- leontology Department of the Royal Ontario Museum, she landed a job in the film industry. She never looked back. It was 1969, and the Canadian Film In- dustry was in its infancy, where people did more than one job. While working initially as a secretary, Lorna ended up as a production manager on documen- taries and doing some set dressing. “Oddly enough,” said Foreman, “it was working in this business that removed my shyness. I felt so much at home. The assistant director showed his displeasure in their hiring an inexperienced woman and dumped so many responsibilities on my shoulders. I was very determined though, and it was a great experience. The hardest part of getting things just right in this field, was just doing the job well as the demands were fierce. Big dol- lars for budgets did not allow mistakes, and I was really good at financial stuff,” quips Foreman. “My father taught me to be self-sufficient, so I did my best.” As a child, while growing up in Van- couver in the early 1940’s, one of her most inspirational moments was amus- ing herself by performing small theatri- cal one-person shows, persuading her mother at times to participate. Her mother indulged her, and Foreman prob- ably would have gone into theatre if she had not been so terribly shy. “It stopped me from doing so much. However I did teach myself how to paint, draw, and my favourite was designing clothes for women.” Her mother used to take her to see the movies, and Foreman recalls seeing Lu- cille Ball in a straight, dramatic, glam- ourous role. Foreman thought designing glamourous clothes would be the best thing in the world. Years later, she ended up designing her own line of hand- painted and quilted clothing so in a way Foreman fulfilled that fantasy. For the woman who now feels most comfortable just dressed in jeans, a sweater or shirt, and her favourite work boots or sandals, it is a far cry from the Lorna of old. “It was the feminist move- ment that had that effect on me,” said Foreman. Probably one of the most exciting ad- Working in film helped woman overcome shyness

sounds very simple,” said Foreman, “ but I spent so many years searching for that. Foreman feels her keen sense of hu- mour and compassion are her personal strengths. “Humour helps through prob- lems and compassion is a wonderful feel- ing. I still get nervous in front of people though, but once I start, well there’s no stopping me,” she says with a smile. Foreman relaxes by reading, doing yoga, and enjoys dancing, “but for the moment it is only when I do my house- work while listening to Leonard Cohen, Willy Nelson, and Jesse Cooke. These are the sort of genres of music that I enjoy. Somehow Chopin isn’t for dusting” she says with a smile. When asked if there is a song, motto, or quote that represents something she stands for or believes in, she says, “ Funny thing. Years ago the CBC had people call in to give the song they thought most described them. Mine was ‘Don’t Fence Me In.’ I value freedom and independence.” Foreman also enjoys reading and just finished an amazing book titled “ The Art of Reading Heartbeats.” She also en- joys mysteries. She has two favourite movies. One ti- tled “ Orpheo Negro” which was done in the 1950’s and the other “The World’s Fastest Indian.” When asked if there is anyone dead or alive that she would like to meet and have a conversation with she says, “Yes!! Definitely Georgia O’Keeffe. She is one of my inspirations.” When defining success Foreman asserts that it is not monetary. “Following your passion is success,” says Foreman, “and I would like to think that I have motivated people to follow their passions. If I could change anything in my life or do over again, I would just do more of what I did in my life. “I have no children, no brothers or sis- ters, my parents are deceased, and I have lost touch with my family, however I have a chosen family and step children, who inspire me.” “My husband passed away ten years ago. Unfortunately, we were trying to finish a large catamaran to do our sailing trip again when he died. It is not a dream that is easily done on one’s own. So here I am without a boat but happy to be living here.” If there is one thing in this world that she would like changed it would be a better understanding between peoples and nations. When asked what she enjoys in her free time, she says “Free time? What’s that. Actually I will often use what I call my dream chair, just to sit and out of that quiet still place I get so many wonderful ideas. Then I write them down in a book because I don’t want to forget them, and carrying them around in my head is too distracting.” Foreman has a yen for life, and still has adventures to go on, books to write, and a passion that urges her to enjoy all that her world has to offer. When asked where she sees herself in the future, she says, “That I can’t predict, but right here is quite lovely, thank you.”

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ventures of her life was a sailboat trip that changed her life experience. “Well maybe the motorcycle trip five years ago came close,” she quips, “ but I had never

been writing for Fifty-Five Plus maga- zine, and in 2010 published the book, “ When Life Becomes Real,” a compilation of her columns from 1998 to 2010. “I am still writing columns, so in

sailed before, and I needed a break from a disastrous job, so I got an invitation from an old friend I had grown up with, in fact we dated as teenagers. We did the inland waterways – up to the north channel and down Lake Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico. I had joined the boat in Schenec- tady, N.Y. and we worked our way north before heading south. I ended up marrying the captain just after I arrived in Cornwall in 1989, and we stayed, and ran a pub in Williamstown for two years.” After moving to Corn-

about eight years I will have another book,” said joked. Foreman was also instru- mental in starting up the Cornwall Writer’s Society. “I had no idea when I first put the idea to the library that it would fly or last so long, but we are still going strong six years later and it is getting ever more excit- ing,” she said. Foreman also puts to- gether workshops along with business partner David Rawnsley on mak- ing personal changes in your life. She is currently putting together a work-

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By Greg Kielec “Let us be quite clear. The allegations made by Mark McDonald are false. Bob Kil- ger for Mayor may have been inserted on a clip of my facebook, however it was not by my doing and I take great pride in the man- ner that the municipal election was con- ducted dispite (sic) what Mr. McDonald (sic) is trying to have the public believe.” “The only oversight was not realizing that Mr. McDonald (sic) would continue with this cherade (sic).” Clerk admits having Facebook link to group supporting Kilger The clerk of the city of Cornwall has ad- mitted she had a “Bob Kilger for Mayor” link on her Facebook page. Mark MacDonald, who ran against Kilger in the 2010 election, had complained last month about Denise Labelle-Gelina’s ap- parent support for Kilger during the elec- tion campaign. The admission is is an abrupt turn of face for Labelle-Gelinas, who, up until her email response to MacDonald on Friday had de- nied she had the link on her Facebook “I did follow the Bob Kilger for Mayor group on Facebook solely to secure some information relevant to his campaign office address,” Labelle -Gelinas wrote. “I did not interact with or contribute to the group in any way. My settings on Facebook were set to full privacy, therefore only a small circle of friends would have access to my profile information. It was an oversight on my part not to remove myself from the group once I had secured that information.” Her email was in reponse to an April 19 email from MacDonald questioning if she had ever been a member of the “Bob Kilger for Mayor” Facebook group. In a subsequent email Sunday, riddled with typos, Labelle-Gelinas appeared to contradict her earlier admission to Mac- Donald.

By Greg Kielec The city’s waterfront development committee has selected June 5 to hold an open house to discuss its vision for the waterfront with city residents. The open house will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to discuss de- velopment plans for the city’s waterfront, including a proposed condominium or commercial development to the east of the Cornwall Civic Complex Waterfront plan going to public in June






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VanLoon tops in Raisin River Canoe Race

2:34:34 41; 3 - Rob MacDougall, 3:09:11. 17-Foot Open: 1- Pierre Pinard, Elsa Jensen, 2:25:38; 2 - Mathieu Brouillet, Robert Brouillet, 03:06:28; 3 - Nicolas Lemarchand, Florent Servignat, 03:15:30. Mixed Rec: 1 - Emma Saaltink, Hendrik Saaltink, 2:43:13; 2 - Willy Suter, Lisa Suter, 2:49:31; 3 - Michael Conway, Meaghan MacDougall, 03:00:03. Women’s Rec: 1 - Denise Sauve, Valerie Parent, 2:31:10; 2 - Lynn Macneb, Karen Kingston, 3:06:37; 3 - Heidi Suter Sondra Lamothe.

Pierre Pinard and Elsa Jensen in the 17 Foot Open Class and Masters winners at 2:25:38, Peter Dobbs in the Kayaks Class at 2:27:14 and Denise Sauve and Valerie Par- ent with a time of 02:27:14 in the Women’s Rec class. The following are some of the top finish- ers from Sunday. Overall: 1 - Corey VanLoon, 2:16:19; 2 - Natalie Long, 02:21:47 35 ; 3 - Pierre Pinard, Elsa Jensen, 2:25:38 49. Masters: 1 -Pierre Pinard, Elsa Jensen, 2:25:38; 2 - Jean Paul Claude, Yvon Ranger,

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Pro Class contestant Corey VanLoon won a shortened Raisin River Canoe Race on Sunday. The race was launched from Delaney Road east of traditional St. Andrews start- ing point because of low water levels. VanLoon finished with a time of 2:16:19, a little more than five minutes faster than Natalie Long who finished with a time of 2:21:47 in the Kayaks Clas. Rounding out the top five finishers were

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The Journal The city of Cornwall has entered into a new partnership with La Cuisine Volante to provide catering and bar services for special events at the Cornwall Civic Com- plex. Established in 1974, La Cuisine Volante is one of the leading catering companies in eastern Ontario. The company is known for its world class regional cuisine and for their exceptional service and superior quality. The team at La Cuisine Volante is led by owner James Morris, who specializes in sales and event planning; Nancy Noble, who handles operations, sales and event planning; and the award-winning executive chef Christian Barque, formerly of Knox Fine Dining in Moose Creek. “The team at La Cuisine Volante is very dynamic and they think outside the box,” said Janice Robinson, facilities rental co-or- dinator for the Cornwall Civic Complex. “They will help make the Civic Complex a preferred venue by providing exceptional food and red carpet service to our clients. We are excited about working with James and his team and booking new events no matter how big or small.” La Cuisine Volante is available for events of all sizes, be it smaller functions like busi- ness meetings or larger events like wed- dings and conferences. “We want to get to know our clients, identify their needs, and create a custom menu for their event based on their budget,” said Morris. “We strive to provide innovative menus, professional service and a memorable experience for all guests of the Cornwall Civic Complex.” New caterer for complex

By Greg Kielec The Cornwall Colts had two opportuni- ties to clinch the Bogart Cup this week- end, but both times failed to hold off the resilient Nepean Raiders. It looked like the Colts, carrying a 2-1 lead late in the third period in Game 6 on Friday in Cornwall, were destined to win the Cen- tral Canada Hockey League championship. But they let the game slip away late in the third. In was a similar situation Sunday after- noon, the badly outshot Colts taking the early lead, but finding themselves unable to hold off the persistent Raiders to lose Game 7 4-3 at the Sportsplex in Nepean. Lukas Hafner was yeoman-like in net over the final two games, facing 104 shots from the Raiders. But in the end, the Colts could not find an answer for the tenacity of the Raiders. The win sends the Raiders to the Fred Page Cup which begins today (Wednes- day) in Canada to represent the CCHL along with the Kanata Stallions. The win- ner advances to the Royal Bank Cup which runs from May 5-13 in Humboldt, Sask. Game 7: Colts 3 – Raiders 4 The Colts got on the scoresheet early with a goal by Kevin Hope, set up by Roman Ammirato, just 4:14 into the first period Sunday afternoon. Nepean tied it with a power play marker seven minutes later by Dalen Hedges. Leading three games to two, Colts unable to close out Nepean

Photo by Greg Kielec Cornwall Colts forward Kevin Hope looks down as Kenneth Neil of the Nepean Raiders raises his arms in celebration after Ben Hutton scored the overtime winner for the Raiders Friday night in Cornwall to send their series to Game 7.

The Colts regained the lead in the second period with a powerplay marker by Kyle Baun set up by Michael Borkowski and Tyson Spink 11:19 into the frame. But Ne- pean’s Ryan MacLean tied it with 3:11 left in the period and then Friday night’s over- time hero, Ben Hutton, gave the Raiders the lead with just 30 seconds left in the frame. Kevin Hope had tied the game at three for the Colts 9:31 into the third period, but the Raiders showed their ability to comeback on final time with MacLean’s second goal of the game. Game 6: Raiders 3 – Colts 2 The Cornwall Colts took an early lead and

carried it until late in the third period, when the Raiders’ Ryan MacLean stunned the 2,163 fans at the Ed Lumley Arena with a goal with 2:56 left. Ben Hutton completed the comeback with a powerplay marker just 6:23 into overtime to steal a victory. The Colts Stephen Johnson opened the scoring just two minutes into the first pe- riod and Michael Borkowski scored four minutes later to give the Colts an early two- goal lead. Tanner Williams got Nepean to within one goal of the Colts on the powerplay with six minutes left in the first. Lukas Hafner was huge in net for the Colts with 55 saves on 58 shots.

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