Pembroke Daily Observer


The City of Pembroke is the latest municipality to ban open-air fires until further notice.

City of Pembroke issues open air recreational fire ban

Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 the City of Pembroke issued an open air recreational fire ban.The statement issued by the city read: “After careful consideration of the Ontario Ministry of Resources ‘Factors for Consideration for Fire Bans’ and in compliance with By-Law #2004-31, The City of Pembroke is issuing an immediate ban on recreational op

Submitted photo The Rotary Club of Pembroke is sponsoring a “Grandbaby Calendar Contest” giving grandparents an opportunity to show off their grandchildren. Funds raised through the calendars will go to Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County to support area grandparents who are acting as parents for their grandchildren and to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign(Africa). In the photo from left are Rotarians Jan Johnson, André Lafrance, Terry O’Neill, Dave Foohey, Marianne Pritchard Taylor, and Rick Johnson.

Rotary Club of Pembroke launches Grandbaby Calendar Contest

The Rotary Club of Pembroke is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a “Grandbaby Calendar Contest.” This is a fun occasion where Renfrew County grandparents have an opportunity to show off their grandchildren born between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018 by submitting their best amateur photos in our “Grandbaby Calendar Contest.” For a $25 entry

Two dogs rescued from house fire on Esther Street in Pembroke

No one was injured and two dogs were rescued Thursday morning from a house fire in the city.About 10:40 a.m., a passerby called 911 after noting smoke coming from a house in the third block of Esther Street in Pembroke.Upon arrival, firefighters with the Pembroke Fire Department found smoke issuing from the upstairs windows of a large two story sin

SUBMITTED PHOTO Former Burlington councillor and current mayor of Deep River Joan Lougheed has announced she will not be seeking re-election in 2018.

Town of Deep River Mayor Joan Lougheed will not seek re-election

DEEP RIVER - Mayor Joan Lougheed announced today that she will not be seeking re-election in the 2018 municipal elections.After serving as the town’s mayor for four years and previously as an elected official for 15 years in Burlington, Halton Region, Lougheed stated that she is looking forward to retiring from public life, but still being involved

Firefighters from the Pembroke Fire Department used their aerial truck and rescue rigging to extricate an injured construction worker from an excavation on McGee Street shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, June 20.

Pembroke Fire Department uses aerial truck to rescue construction worker from excavation on McGee Street

At approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, June 20), The Pembroke Fire Department was dispatched for an extrication rescue at a construction site on McGee Street in Pembroke.Upon arrival, it was evident that the injured worker would require extrication from a 20 foot deep excavation and the aerial truck was dispatched. The Fire department

Province-wide Student Vote sees Andrea Horwath and the NDP forming a majority; locally Yakabuski takes top spot

In the province-wide Student Vote, Andrea Horwath and the NDP won a majority government while students in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke stayed solidly behind incumbent John Yakabuski.The Ontario PC Party candidate took nearly 52% of the vote with 1,365 ballots cast for him. Trailing behind was NDP candidate Ethel LaValley with 463 (17.56%), then Liber

PEMBROKE ROAD CLOSURE: McGee Street from Christie Street to Murray Street

The City of Pembroke announced this morning that from June 6 (today) and continuing until June 12, McGee Street will be closed from Christie Street to Murray Street. A road closure will be required due to sanitary sewer work being done on McGee Street. Traffic will be limited to local traffic only. Through traffic will be restricted and detours wil

Open Eyed Valley Pride Festival coming to Pembroke June 9

June is Pride month and the Valley is celebrating with the first-ever Open Eyed Valley Pride Festival in Pembroke on June 9. The day-long event starts with Pride Brunch at The Courtyard Bistro from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the Pride Festival at Champlain Trail Museum from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a Pride Party at The Pub House by Milano .

Petawawa man returns to court

A Petawawa man charged after an explosion ripped through a west-end home made a brief court appearance Tuesday.

Team Renfrew County (left to right): Jaime Fletcher, Clara Biernacki, Jessica Yemen, Brian Kong.

Renfrew County students medal at Canada Wide Science Fair

Team Renfrew County, which consisted of the grand prize winners from the Renfrew County Regional Science Fair, returned home on the Victoria Day long weekend from 2018 Canada-Wide Science Fair, held in Ottawa from May 12 to 19. Two members of the team brought home bronze medals: Jaime Fletcher from Highview Public School for her project “Sights Uns

Renfrew OPP arrest two 18-year-old males for human trafficking

RENFREW - The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged two males for human trafficking offences after a teenaged female victim came forward to report attempts were made to lure her into prostitution.