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; Liberal Party of Canada - Jeff Lehoux; New Democratic Party - Dan McCarthy

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

Staff members of the Pembroke Regional Hospital and their supporters, plus health care workers from across Eastern Ontario, gather outside 84 Isabella Street Wednesday to protest the contracting out of services and bed closures at the facility. They were gathered to pressure MPP John Yakabuski to do more to lobby for their cause.

Protesting PRH cuts

Pembroke Regional Hospital's health care workers have taken their fight against service cuts to John Yakabuski's doorstep.

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