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A Royal Wedding High Tea at Grey Gables

Grey Gables Manor welcomed 100 people who celebrated the Royal Wedding in true British style with high tea and fascinators the morning of May 19.

From May 18 until the 20, General Panet alumni gathered in Petawawa for grand reunion festivities and to honour the 60th anniversary of the founding of General Panet. Pictured here are a few members of the Generral Panet High School Reunion Committee. (from left) Bev Payne, Julie Tyrer, Pat Sanford, Keith Croucher, Susan Peacock-Hacking, Dan Wilson, Gary Serviss and Janice Roblin,

General Panet alumni celebrate 60th

PETAWAWA – More than 600 General Panet alumni were reunited this past weekend as they celebrated the 60th anniversary of their former school.

The Miss Teen Ontario East Pageant was held at the Renfrew Recreation Centre on Sunday, April 22. The first runner-up was Anna Juhasz (left), the new 2018 Miss Teen Ontario East was Emma Jeapes (centre) and the second runne- up was Megan Phanenhour.

Emma Jeapes crowned Miss Teen Eastern Ontario

RENFREW – The 12th annual Teen Ontario East (TOE) Pageant came to a close on April 22 with Beachburg’s Emma Jeapes being crowned the new Miss Teen Eastern Ontario.

Local dignitaries helped to celebrate the launch of the 16th Options Skilled Trades Fair on May 16 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. Pictured here, MPP John Yakabuskie and MP Cheryl Gallant shake hands with Mayor Mike LeMay after he performed the ceremonial wood cutting, while others join in the celebrations (L-R) - Algonquin College Waterfront Campus acting dean Linda Reiche, Home Depot Pembroke assistant store manager Mike Page, Home Depot hardware supervisor Melanie Landry, Home Depot paint supervisor Dave Green and Equinoxe school principal Remi Racine.

Fair builds enthusiasm in skilled trades

It was a day of hands-on opportunity and competition as the 16th annual Options Skilled Trades Fair took over the Pembroke Memorial Centre on May 16.

Laurentian Valley passes 2018 budget

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – The Township of Laurentian Valley have passed their 2018 general budget which will see a levy increase of 3.84 per cent.

At the May 15 All Candidates Debate, NDP candidate Ethel LaValley answers a question from the audience as incumbent Progressive Conservative MPP John Yakabuski and Liberal candidate Jackie Agnew listen intently.

Candidates square off

Who and which political party will best protect and advocate for the people of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke?

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Marijuana worries linger in Laurentian Valley's air

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – With the legalization of recreational cannabis on the horizon, marijuana worries are continuing to linger in the air within the Township of Laurentian Valley.

On May 8, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 held a combined ceremony to honour those who fought for freedom during the Second World War, by paying tribute to V-E (Victory in Europe) Day and the Battle of the Atlantic. Pictured here (from left) are Legion members Dennis Stow, Bob Handspiker, David Locke, John McCaul and Norman McBride.

A day of celebration and remembrance

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 took to Pembroke’s Memorial Park to commemorate two important events in Canada's military history on May 8.

LV to receive $43K for mainstreet revitalization

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Laurentian Valley council has agreed to enter into a municipal funding agreement with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for funding to be allocated to Main Street revitalization projects.