Jamie Bramburger, Special to The Daily Observer

Jamie Bramburger


Workers clear the wreckage of the Almonte train wreck, December 1942.

Ottawa Valley history featured in 2018 Algonquin College Speaker Series

Mac Beattie sang of the heavy load that the “Pembroke Local” was carrying on December 27, 1942 just minutes before the packed passenger train was struck by a troop train loaded with soldiers. The well-known Ottawa Valley musician of the 1940s and 50s knew of the significance of the Almonte train wreck, the worst disaster to occur in the Ottawa Vall

Costello dominant in fastball playoff opener for Micksburg Twins

The Micksburg Twins began defence of their Greater Ottawa Men’s Fastball League Championship with a 3-0 win over 14C Victory from Manotick. Corey Costello tossed a complete game, giving up only one hit and striking out 16 batters as the Twins took a 1-0 lead in the best of three quarter-final series. Game two will be played in Carp on Thursday nigh

The athletes who participated in the Grey Cup celebration are all graduates of Algonquin College's Forestry Technician program and the Loggersports team. They had to pinch-hit for the Grey Cup celebration because the current Loggersports team members could not attend because of their academic schedules. Back Row (L to R) Konor Poulin, Chris Ryan (Coach) Front Row (L to R) Jesse Shaw, Rory Whalen

Algonquin College Loggersports Team celebrates Grey Cup title with Ottawa Redblacks

The Algonquin College Loggersports team may have been prevented from attending this past weekend's Grey Cup game in Toronto, but it was front and centre when Ottawa celebrated its first CFL championship in 40 years. Four members of the Algonquin College varsity team joined thousands of Redblacks fans who cheered on the players who pulled off a thri

Micksburg's Joran Graham lets loose against West Carleton Electric during the first game of the playoffs for the Mickburg Twins held Wednesday evening, Sept. 7 in Micksburg. The pitching of Graham and Corey Costello combined shut down the Electric 6-0.

Micksburg Twins looking for championship Thursday night

The Micksburg Twins are getting used to long lay-offs. After almost three weeks of waiting on the sidelines, the Twins will play for a championship Thursday night in the Greater Ottawa Men’s Fastball League.

Micksburg Twins push for championship with win over Kars Aces

MICKSBURG - The Micksburg Twins have moved closer to winning their first championship in three years in the Greater Ottawa Men's Fastball League. The Twins made it two wins in a row to start the double knock-out league final tournament with a 9-6 win over the visiting Kars Aces.

Submitted photo Jamie Branburger, manager of community and student affairs at Algonquin College Waterfront Campus poses for a photo with veteran Ron Kinsley during last year's Remembrance Day service at the campus. In his Careers and College column, Bramburger pays tribute to Kinsley, who recently passed away.

Careers and college: Jamie Bramburger says goodbye to a war veteran

Remembrance Day at Algonquin College’s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke will be a bit more sombre this Nov. 11. The college was sad to learn of the passing of retired Sgt. Ron Kinsley, a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War, who for many years participated in the College’s Remembrance Day service.

Kings open season vs. Colts

The Pembroke Lumber Kings will begin their first season with Sean Crozier at the helm on Labour Day weekend when the Kings play three games as part of the Central Canada Hockey League Showcase weekend in Ottawa.

Algonquin College's Waterfront Campus in Pembroke, Ont.

Not too late to attend Algonquin College's Waterfront Campus this fall

Summer has arrived and a light is about to go on for some people who have been putting off making a decision to enroll in a college program in the fall. The realization will soon set in that their friends will be pursuing a post-secondary education, but they don't have a plan for themselves.

Algonquin College's Waterfront Campus in Pembroke, Ont.

Algonquin's Waterfront Campus in Pembroke by the numbers

Algonquin College is approaching its 50th anniversary and as it moves towards this milestone, it is clear the Pembroke Campus has come a long way since its humble beginnings when it opened its doors to only 16 full-time students in 1968. In fact, if you fast forward to the present state of the college, it is clear how important the campus has becom