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Posted On Monday, 14 June, 2021

More than 500 people have already weighed in – it’s time to add your thoughts!
The Port Lands is 16 acres of land, co-owned by the City of Cornwall and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. Transport Canada has provided $5 million to remediate and begin development of the land.
So, the question is: how should it be developed?
Help the co-owners make decisions about future use. Share your big picture ideas!
Future uses can include recreation and tourism,...

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Posted On Friday, 11 June, 2021

reopen fbCornwall is entering stage one of re-opening on Friday, June 11.
This means Cornwall residents can now:
Gather outdoors with up to 10 people,
Shop for non-essential retail,
Attend indoor and outdoor religious services,
And more -  check out the list on Ontario’s website.
City facilities are re-opening, too. As of Monday, June 14, these facilities will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays:
City Hall – 360 Pitt Street
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Posted On Thursday, 10 June, 2021

2021-Construction-Map Contractors, construction crews, and City staff are gearing up for another busy construction season.
You can stay up to date by subscribing to Construction pages on the City website , where staff will share milestone updates, including:
Start of construction,
Road closures, and
Disruptions to water services
“We’ll send you an email every time there’s a major update – all you have to do is subscribe,” said Kevin Pilon, Plans...

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Posted On Thursday, 03 June, 2021

patio seasonThe City of Cornwall is inviting business owners to safely accommodate patrons and staff with extended patios. Restaurant, café, bar, and brewery owners can apply now!
Outdoor dining is not currently permitted under current provincial restrictions. However, the City is hoping to process all requests now. Temporary patios will then be ready to open when provincial orders are lifted.
Licensed establishments can create a temporary patio next to their business or increase...

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Posted On Thursday, 03 June, 2021

A new half pipe, quarter pipe, spine, table top, and corner rail are now in at the Optimist Park Skatepark.
Within minutes of installation, Cornwall residents were trying out the new features. They were purchased from North Dundas in 2020. Ramps were resurfaced this spring and installed last week.
“We are very excited to add these new features to our existing skateboard park at Optimist Park, adjacent Lemay St. The new park configuration along with the additional...

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Posted On Monday, 31 May, 2021

The City of Cornwall's pop-up shops are scheduled to re-open June 14!
Artists, artisans, small business owners, and non-profits can now book a pop-up online .
All three containers are located at the Cornwall Square Parkette, at the corner of Pitt Street and First Street.
The pop-up shops made waves when they opened in 2020.
“Our Pop-Up program was a huge success last summer and staff have been looking forward to launching an even better program this spring,”...

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Posted On Monday, 31 May, 2021

Flags at City facilities are lowered today in memory of 215 children who remains were found near a former Kamloops, B.C. residential school.
Flags will remain lowered for 215 hours – one hour for every child whose life was lost.
“Grand Chief Abram Benedict and I have been in touch to discuss how the City of Cornwall can offer its support,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “We lower flags today with profound respect in recognition that the generational...

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Posted On Wednesday, 26 May, 2021

Residents in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry – take note!
Ontario Renovates provides funding for major repairs and improvements to ensure a home is safe and accessible. Applicants from low and modest income households are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted starting Monday, June 7. Funding is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority is given to first-time applicants and accessibility requests.
The Social and Housing Services...

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Posted On Tuesday, 25 May, 2021

The water conservation and servicing master plan survey is now open .
Before you give us your feedback, check out the water and wastewater bill calculator .
The calculator will help you explore what your bill might look like if water meters are installed in your home.
“Right now, your bill is based on how many water fixtures are in your home,” said Carl Goodwin, Environmental Services Division Manager. “With water meters, bills would be based on...

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Posted On Sunday, 23 May, 2021

Crews responded to a fire in southeast Cornwall in the early hours of Saturday morning. Upon their arrival at the scene, crews were presented with a significant structure fire involving 3 residences. 
All residents had evacuated safely from their homes and crews concentrated on extinguishing the fire. 
Cornwall Fire Services fire prevention officers are on scene investigating the cause of the fire. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management was notified...

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