Griffin McCarty (24), and Dorian Overland (16) of the Wellingtoin Dukes put the squeeze on Pembroke Lumber King Chris Minns (12), while his teammates Ben VanOoteghem (7) and Fraser Turner (15) wait for an opening during Sunday's exhibition game held at the Pembroke and Area Community Centre.

PLK downed by Dukes 7-2

The Pembroke Lumber Kings had a rough night at the Pembroke and Area Community Centre Sunday evening, being downed 7-2 by the Wellington Dukes.

SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER Pembroke's Emma Marsh competes in the 18 and under fiddle during the 2014 Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Stepdancing Championships.

40 years of fiddling

The Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships are only a week away, and this year marks a very special anniversary.

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke's Election 2015 candidates (clockwise, from top-left): Libertarian Party of Canada - Steve Fortin; Conservative Party of Canada - Cheryl Gallant; New Democratic Party - Dan McCarthy; Liberal Party of Canada - Jeff Lehoux

Weekly election Q&A feature

It's election season again, and the 42nd federal election is the longest since 1872, so that leaves lots of time to really get to know the people who

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Matisse Duran-Woods, 4, left, Harrison Ryan, 4, Harlowe Shortt, 2, Willow Daly-Stewart, 5, Briar Daly-Stewart, 4, and Isaac Knight, 5, work up a sweat at a Participaction event hosted at Pembroke's Waterfront Park by Renfrew County health promoter Brian Brohart. The event was a partnership between the county and the Pembroke Public Library in an effort to encourage more free play exercise for children.

Getting kids out and moving

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, local kids got the chance to work up a sweat at Pembroke's Riverside Park, under the supervision and tutelage of Renfrew County a

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