ANDREW LAFLECHE / DAILY OBSERVER Judy Fitzpatrick (left) cuts the hair of her granddaughter, Jordan Pilon, for Pantene Pro-V's Beautiful Lenghts program.

Jordan makes the cut for nanny

Ten-year-old Jordan Pilon, of Saint-Joseph, Quebec, donated 15 inches of her hair to the Beautiful Lengths program to be made into wigs for those who

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Thirty-five hospitality and tourism operations from across the region gathered on June 24 in the Pembroke Mall for the second Ottawa Valley Trade Show.

OVTA hosts trade show

The Ottawa Valley Tourism Association held a different kind of trade show in June, bringing 35 local hospitality and tourism businesses into a vacant

Renfrew County District School Board

RCDSB passes its 2015-16 budget

The Renfrew County District School Board has passed its annual budget with a projected three per cent increase in expenditures for the year 2015-16.

Canada Day celebrated!

Folks in the Ottawa Valley don't let a little rain deter them from anything, especially celebrating Canada Day.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Chief Warrant Officer Marty Walhin, Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) for 4 Canadian Division Support Group Op Services, left, Chief Warrant Officer Bill Fudge, RSM for 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, and Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant wait their turn as 3 RCR commanding officer Lt.-Col. Will Gradyon welcomes Pvt. Casie Helie home on Tuesday afternoon after months in Eastern Europe with Operation Reassurance.

Welcome home, 3 RCR!

Roughly 100 members of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), along with a handful of soldiers from a variety of other units stationed at

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Students from St. Anthony's Catholic School in Chalk River gather to celebrate the upcoming Pan-Am Games and wish Grade 5 teacher Jody McDonald and her son, Matthew Schroeder, good luck carrying the torch through Smiths Falls on July 2.

Pan-Am fever strikes Chalk River

As anyone who has had children in hockey, sports are a family affair. Whether it's shuttling to and from practice, carving out a chunk of the family b

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Staff, youth and community partners of the Love My Life (LML) ... Tobacco Free initiative gather at the Salvation Army Youth Centre for a night of awards, recognition and food on Monday, June 29. From left, Salvation Army Maj. Ralph Young, Mackenzie Harris-Langridge, Victoria Pezzutto, Ryanne Morris, Kyle Rice, Renfrew County District Health Unit health promote Candace Rose-Smith, Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay, Cody Briscoe, Pembroke Mall manager Jayne Brophy, Pembroke Business Improvement Area manager Heather Sutherland, Salvation Army program coordinator Amanda Wilson and Tori Rice.

FML? No - LML!

A group of local youth from the Salvation Army Youth Centre, with the help of the Pembroke Business Improvement Area and the Renfrew County and Distri

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