Anthony Dixon, The Daily Observer

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New Year's Eve revelers watched a fireworks display at the Petawawa Civic Centre to kick off 2016. The town hosted its 18th annual First Night which included a free skate, a family dance, kids games, and balloon drop and on-ice entertainment from Matt Lemay and his band Sound Droids.

YEAR IN REVIEW: January 2016

GODDARD PLEADS GUILTY AND IS SENTENCED: Bryan Goddard was on a drug-fuelled rampage when he entered a Petawawa Point residence and stabbed Danny Pietersma to death, a Pembroke superior court heard last January. Armed with a knife and handgun, the troubled Pembroke man was high on cocaine, speed and marijuana when he sought to take out what he calle

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.

Presence of a blue-green algae bloom confirmed in Muskrat Lake

WHITEWATER REGION - The presence of blue-green algae has once again been confirmed in Muskrat Lake. The announcement came Aug. 23 from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change who advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit that test results from water samples taken from the lake confirmed the presence of the potentially toxic

Melissa Bishop, photographed at the family cottage in Eganville, just after returning home with her silver medal from the World Athletics Championships in Beijing last year.

Melissa Bishop IS the ideal values of the Olympics

The unity we see the Olympics bring to our families, workplaces and communities as we gather around our TVs and cheer together is a microcosm of the “ideal” the IOC would like you to believe the games bring to the world. So let’s leave doping, scandals, and corruption allegations at the door, and just follow me on this one for a minute.

Pembroke Lumber Kings hang on to beat Nepean

NEPEAN - The Nepean Raiders came very close to digging themselves out from a three-goal deficit, but the Pembroke Lumber Kings hung on for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at the Nepean Sportsplex.

The Flying Bandit Gilbert Galvan, who dressed in three-piece suits and flew Air Canada flights while robbing banks across Canada has lost his touch. He's seen in his police mugshot after being jailed in Illinois for shoplifting booze. Galvan lived in Pembroke during his nearly $3 million robbery spree in the 1980s.

Remember Pembroke's Flying Bandit?

The infamous Flying Bandit, who lived in Pembroke while going on his record-setting cross-country robbery spree, is back in the national spotlight.