Ashley Bull dashes straight to the finish line during the barrel racing event, held as part of the Whitewater RAM Rodeo, held Aug. 15-17, 2014 at the Beachburg Fairgrounds. The event attracted more than 4,000 spectators over the course of the three days.

The rodeo comes to Beachburg

WHITEWATER REGION - Valley residents had the opportunity to experience the thrills of live rodeo this past weekend, thanks to the the RAM Rodeo Tour.

The Amazing Race Pembroke for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness was held Saturday at the Pembroke waterfront. This was the first time this has been held, as it raised finds and awaerness of the importance of suicide prevention and mental health issues.

Amazing Race Pembroke launches

Pembroke's waterfront was the place for the launch of a new event, meant to have fun while also casting the spotlight on a serious issue.

Pembroke Lumber King Nolan Redler (15) is brought down by Nepean Raider Jacob Duff (8) in front of Raider netminder Jeremy Gaudreau (31) during Sunday's exhibition game held at the Pembroke and Area Community Centre. The Kings defeated the Raiders 3-1.

Kings win 3-1 over Nepean

The Pembroke Lumber Kings wrapped up their annual training camp Sunday by hosting the Nepean Raiders for some pre-season action.

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013 in this file picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. (REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Files)

More safety audits needed: Watchdog

The train blast in Lac-Megantic, Que., that killed 47 people last year could happen again unless Transport Canada improves monitoring and forces railways, the TSB says.

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