The three most common bird species encountered on the Pembroke and Area Field Naturalists' official Christmas Bird Count held on Dec. 17 were the American Crow, left, the Black-Capped Chickadee, centre, and the European Starling.

Christmas bird count results

The Pembroke Area Field Naturalists’ 24th official Christmas Bird Count was held on Dec. 17. Unlike last year’s warmer weather and slight snow, this y

Daily Observer file photo The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit in the summer of 2016 that another blue-green algae bloom was confirmed in Muskrat Lake.

Province must step in

The County of Renfrew sympathizes, but doesn’t see how dealing directly with Muskrat Lake water quality should be any of their concern.

President Barack Obama, right, and Michelle Obama, left, pose with president-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania at the White House before the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump sworn in as 45th president

Donald Trump will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

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