Cornwall Food Fest – Beyond 21

Saturday, August 18, Pitt Street Cornwall’s Biggest Street Party Gourmet Trucks and Local Restaurants competing for “Best Street Food 2018”, Kinsmen Family Zone with family activities, Entertainment Tent (licensed)all day with live music in front of Fantasy Realm. Your TV Cogeco Community Stage with live entertainment all day, local artisans and vendors for your shopping pleasure in Vendors Alley (from First to Second Street), Downtown merchants with on street and in store specials, and more!

 

 

 

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August 17, 2018 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

Breaking it down: how carbon pricing addresses climate change

 

Pollution isn’t free. There is a real cost to the environment and our health when someone — an individual or a business — pollutes, leaving the air, water, or land less clean for everyone.

Economists tell us that putting a price on pollution will reduce emissions; but there is often a misunderstanding or lack of clarity on exactly how it achieves this.

As illustrated in our recent infographic series, it’s helpful to think of solutions in the near-term, mid-term, and long-term. Some of the near-term changes are the most clear. For example, individuals can save money by reducing the amount of electricity they use by making small changes. This can include switching to LED light bulbs, sealing leaks in windows and doors, using programmable thermostats, or alternatives to solo car travel for some of their trips, like carpooling, or if they’re in cities, cycling, walking or taking transit. But these behavior change nudges that carbon pricing provides doesn’t end there. In fact some of the bigger potential savings come in the medium and longer term.

Read Breaking it down: how carbon pricing addresses climate change by Sara Hastings-Simon at the Pembina Institute.

August 15, 2018 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

12 Ways to Stop Wasting Money and Take Control of Your Stuff

In my work as a consumer psychologist and author, I’ve read countless studies about consumer behavior, and I’ve conducted plenty of research on my own, interviewing hundreds of shoppers about how, when, and why they shop. Here’s what I’ve learned about how to avoid piling up too much stuff and how to stop making unnecessary, excessive, and ultimately unsatisfying purchases.

Read12 Ways to Stop Wasting Money and Take Control of Your Stuff by Kit Yarrow at Money.

August 13, 2018 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Cornwall Waterfest Dragon Boat Race

August 11, 2018, 8:30 – 4:30 The 9th annual Waterfest Dragon Boat Race will be held at the historic old Cornwall Canal located on Second Street West and Power Dam Drive. Participants with all levels of fitness and skill will take part in a fun and friendly day of team paddling on an under-utilized portion of Cornwall’s beautiful waterfront. There will be great food, talented performers, and skilled artisans selling their wares on site for participants and spectators to enjoy.

 

August 10, 2018 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Small Businesses Can Save Your Community

 Small business districts lend character to a community and keep profits recirculating in the local economy. Photo credit: Johnny Sanphillippo Small businesses can be underappreciated and under-supported, and that’s a shame. After all, when a downtown is filled with cool coffee shops, locally owned restaurants, microbreweries, and quirky boutiques—together with plenty of strong non-retail players like architects, ad agencies, and attorneys—that downtown is often the heart and soul of a vibrant community.

A strong small business presence—especially one that thrives in the context of a busy, livable, walkable downtown—is what gives a community its character. It creates that sense of “place” that attracts tourists, young people and empty nesters (increasing numbers of both groups want to live downtown), a talented workforce, and yes, bigger businesses and other investors who drive further growth.

Read Small Businesses Can Save Your Community by Quint Studer at Strong Towns.

August 8, 2018 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Free Summer Pickings in Cornwall!

It is the middle of summer and there are free pickings to be had in Cornwall.   The gardens planted by Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group along with families in the community at the Fire Station, in front of the Justice Building and along Montreal Road by the Police Station are full of healthy vegetables and herbs ready for anyone to harvest.  There is everything from tomatoes, to fresh green beans, chard and kale as well as basil, thyme, dill, chives and much more.

Read Free Summer Pickings in Cornwall! by Penny Bateman, TC+ Food Action Group

August 6, 2018 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Trash to Treasure Day

Sunday August 12 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The City of Cornwall is pleased to announce the first-ever Trash to Treasure Day on Sunday, August 12.

Residents throughout the city are invited to participate by placing gently used, unwanted household items to the curb after 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 12. Participants can help treasure hunters by placing signs next to their free items.

“Trash to Treasure Day is all about reducing the waste we send to the landfill,” said Danielle Watson, Waste Management Supervisor. “Often, we throw away items that would be useful to someone else.

“Someone’s trash is always someone else’s treasure!”

Watson outlined several guidelines for residents looking to participate:
– This is not a yard sale – if you have items to sell, please do not place them out during Trash to Treasure Day.
– No mattresses, hazardous waste, or food items can be set out for Trash to Treasure Day.
– If items remain at the end of the day, you must bring them back inside before 7 p.m., or the City will issue a ticket.

“This event is the first of its kind in Cornwall,” said Watson. “We hope to see lots of residents participating in this valuable program.”

August 3, 2018 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

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