SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER Sgt. Patrick Smith of the Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police was one of three officers in Ontario to recently be awarded the province's highest honour for bravery, with the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery at Queen's Park in Toronto in November.

Local hero recognized by province

Every day, hundreds of men and women put on the uniform and make the choice to protect and serve, not knowing whether they’ll return home safely.

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In the opening scene of the rebooted musical Annie, we see a red-haired girl boring her classmates with a presentation, which ends with an old-school tap-dance flourish.

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