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CITY TO EXHIBIT AT THE AME CONFERENCE IN TORONTO - Cornwall’s Economic Development Department will be looking to talk to some of North America’s most productive manufacturers at the upcoming AME Conference in Toronto. Joining the Cornwall Economic Development team will be local companies Busitech and SigmaPoint to drive home the advantages of doing business in Cornwall. The 29th Annual 2013 International Conference of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) takes place October 21-25 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. AME keeps its members informed of the latest developments in management and operational techniques — such as LEAN. These tools are vital to the manufacturing sector’s continued success. "Manufacturing, especially advanced manufacturing and food processing, remains a key target for our investment attraction efforts," said Mark Boileau, Manager of Cornwall Economic Development. "The success of SigmaPoint and Busitech speak to the ability of a manufacturer to successfully compete on a global stage from a Cornwall location.” MPP JIM MCDONELL BILL 61 FAILS TO PASS - By a vote of 46 to 27, Members of Provincial Parliament denied a second reading of MPP Jim McDonell’s Bill 61, the Technical Standards and Safety Amendment Act, 2013. “I am disappointed because throughout the lengthy work on this Bill, I endeavored to balance stakeholders’ concerns with the need for an independent, strong body of experts in the fields of technology and safety regulation,” – said MPP Jim McDonell. The Act submitted by McDonell was advocating for reforms in areas such as arbitration, labour relations, insurance, taxation and pension.
SDSG LIBERALS PAY TRIBUTE TO LOCAL HISTORY November 11th 2013 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm and the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Federal Liberal Association will pay tribute to this important date in history when it holds its annual Maple Leaf Dinner on Thursday, November 14, at the Best Western Parkway Inn, 1515 Vincent Massey Drive, in Cornwall. “It was one of the key battles fought in the War of 1812-14 and also a battle where English, French and First Nations fought side by side as allies to hand the invading American forces a decisive defeat,” explained Mr. Jones. The guest speaker for the Maple Leaf Dinner will be the Hon. Peter Milliken, the former Speaker of the House of Commons and former Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands. Ticket information and reservations for the Maple Leaf Dinner can be obtained from Del Jones at 613 543 3588, or Denis Sabourin at 613 935 5674.
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY'S JAIL-N-BAIL -The Canadian Cancer Society and Supply Chain Management host the annual Jail-N-Bail event on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 from 9:00am5:00pm at Centre Court. Help us throw the book at prostate cancer! Book your arrest! Book your annual check-up! Dollars raised at the annual Canadian Cancer Society Jail-N-Bail event will be directed to Prostate Cancer research. Go to Jail, Go Directly to Jail...and help us fund research that will make a difference! For more information or to schedule an arrest call Jordan at 613-932-1283.
from his lone career defeat, dominating durable Maurycy Gojko over six one-sided frames. Returning to New York State for the first time since his January 25 war with Jose Hernandez on ESPN, Luis believes a victory on November 9 will be another step in the right direction. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring and explode,” said the likable Luis, who also works a fulltime job assisting handicapped children and adults. “I’m 100% physically and mentally. Most importantly, I’ve spent time in the gym making improvements and I know that a victory moves me closer to another significant fight.” For tickets or more information, go to Whitehallathleticclub.com or call 518-832-3662. Contact – Matt Yanofsky (Team Luis Advisor and Publicist) – 551-206-0578. Photo by Jason McNamara.
CORNWALL INTERFAITH PARTNERSHIP EVENT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY AND PEACE The Cornwall Interfaith Partnership will host a lunch and discussions on the International Day of Peace. The event takes place Sunday November 24th at the Knox St. Paul's United Church. This is an opportunity to gather for lunch and learn from each other about what we need to do to cultivate mutual respect in our diverse community. "Please join us for good food, including halal, kosher and vegetarian options, suitable to all cultural traditions, good discussion and fellowship. There would be no charge – just a food donation for Agape", says Barbara Helms, Chair of the Cornwall Interfaith Partnership.
Langen Brothers see Jr. A action Lightweight boxer Jesse and Justin Langen who are both in Grade 12 are second year students at the Ontario Hockey Academy in Cornwall Ontario. Both brothers play for the Boys Gold Team, and both have seen Jr. A action this season. Jesse has suited up for the Brockville Braves, while Justin has attended practices for the Smiths Falls Bears. “I think it is a great introduction to Junior A hockey, being in such a fast and high calibre league, it pushes me to bring that intensity and energy into my own game on a more consistent bases”, says Jesse Langen.
GET VACCINATED Protect Yourself From Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis, get vaccinated. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is reminding residents about the importance of updating their immunizations. The EOHU is now offering the Tdap vaccine, a three-in-one booster that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis is a serious disease that has been on the rise in recent years among teenagers and adults—who can then spread it to infants and younger children. The Tdap vaccine can protect today’s teens and adults whose childhood immunization may have worn off. Getting the vaccine can also indirectly help protect newborns and children too young to be vaccinated.
Arts & Culture LIVE MUSIC AT THE PORT - The Port Theatre is hosting two great shows in the coming weeks. On Saturday, October 19th, fans can enjoy Triple Threat, a show featuring Nickelback, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin tribute acts. That will be followed by Shock Treatment on Saturday, October 26th, featuring tributes to Ozzy and Black Sabbath. Tickets for both shows are available at Melody Music, the Cornwall Square Lottery Kiosk and the Port Theatre Box Office (1 pm - 4 pm).
Sports & Lifestyle TONY “LIGHTING” LUIS BACK IN ACTION NOVEMBER 9 Lightweight boxer Tony “Lightning” Luis of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada makes his highly anticipated return to the ring Saturday, November 9 when he battles an opponent to be named at the Whitehall Athletic Club in Whitehall, NY. A former WBC Continental Americas Junior Welterweight champion, the all-action Luis holds an excellent 16-1 record with 7 victories coming by way of knockout. On May 17, Luis showed no ill-effects
KINGS READY FOR REGULAR SEASON -The team of Steve Simoes (head coach), Al Wagar (general manager) and Wayne Veary (assistant GM) have put together an impressive roster in a short amount of time. In fact, six more players have come to terms with the River Kings: Pat Kavanagh, Alexandre Moisan, Dominic Chiasson, Steve McJannett, Olivier Filion and Samuel Drouin. Kavanagh brings plenty of experience to the organization. The Ottawa native was a secondround draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1997. The 34-year-old has spent the last seven seasons overseas. Kavanagh played in 14 NHL games with Vancouver and Philadelphia. He has also had pro stops in the AHL and IHL. Last season in Italy, he had 14 goals and 23 assists in 41 games for Val Pusteria HC.
Letters & Opinions MARK A MACDONALD DISAPPOINTED ABOUT COUNCIL DECISION - Mark A MacDonald of the Concerned Citizens Coalition writes: I am extremely disappointed that Council will not even consider the idea of a referendum regarding the future use of the General Hospital. There has not been one public meeting about this issue and this sale is being rammed through. Recently the head of the local social housing, unveiled the agenda for the coming years, showing Cornwall residents saying that affordable housing "comes above anything else". This was our last hope and without the support of Council, we're finished. Seniors and those in need of affordable, accessible housing are the real losers. The number of people over the age of 75 years old is going to double in the coming years and this Council is lacking real vision by letting this opportunity pass. My name is Jason Setnyk, and these are the Seeker Snippets. Jason Setnyk is a local high school teacher, journalist, published and award winning author, photographer, arts and culture event coordinator, and a community volunteer sitting on numerous boards and committees. http: //jason-setnyk.blogspot.ca
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