Célina Ip / Daily Observer: The Caring for Cam Fundraiser raised $14,500. Proceeds will be donated in support of Amy and Pres Lavier (Cam's parents) and to childhood cancer research. In back row (left to right), Amy Lavier, Marianne Minns, Pres Lavier, Vicky Kelly, Kathy Nalon, Brandon Beaulieu, Andrea Winters, Candice Mirander, Ashley Kerr, Nicky Coulombe, Tabitha Kearney, Elisa Christie and James Christie.

Keeping Cam's spirit alive

Hundreds attended Pembroke’s ‘Caring for Cam Fundraiser’ and raised $14,500 to assist the Lavier family and support childhood cancer research.

Célina Ip / Daily Observer: Township of Laurentian Valley's newest member to join the council, George Hodgkinson, poses with Mayor Steve Bennett following his inauguration during a sepcial council meeting held on Dec. 6. The veteran councillor who served three terms with the Township from 2003 until 2014 will be rejoining his council mates to fill the seat left vacant by (former councillor) Jim Sheedy for the remainder of the 2014 to 2018 term of office. Pictured here (left to right) Hodgkinson shakes hands with Mayor Steve Bennett.

Hodgkinson back on LV council

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Former Township of Laurentian Valley Coun. George Hodgkinson rejoined his former council during his official inauguration on Dec. 6.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Jesse Kelly, 12, and his sister, Camryn, 10, place a wreath of tiny purple roses in remembrance of 14 young women murdered at a Montreal university in 1989. Ceremonies as part of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women were in held Tuesday in Pembroke and Petawawa.

A dark day in Canadian history

A dark day in Canadian history was recalled Tuesday with a commemorative service honouring the 14 promising young women murdered at Montreal's Ecole P