Pembroke Daily Observer


Letters to the editor: The question is not to plow, but how

I relocated from Toronto after picking Pembroke as a place to live. That was 10 years ago.Pembroke is a wonderful place but there’s something Toronto did years ago that I think should be done here.Mel Lastman, who led North York for 25 years and Toronto for another six instructed the city snowplows to not plow your driveway full of snow. (Editor: L

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Joel Guillemette rips down the track during the 33rd annual Cabin Fever Snow Drags Saturday in Petawawa.

Weekend's anticipated warm weather forces Petawawa Snow Drag organizers to postpone event

Hold your horses, I mean snowmobiles. The 34th Annual Petawawa Cabin Fever Snow Drags have been postponed from Saturday, Jan. 20 until Saturday, Feb. 10. Because of the unseasonably warm temperatures expected this upcoming weekend, organizers felt it was prudent to hold off until more favourable weather conditions present themselves.

Matthew Barnaby

Matthew Barnaby of the Pembroke Lumber Kings named Week 18 CCM Player of the Week in the Central Canada Hockey League

The Central Canada Hockey League announced today that Pembroke Lumber Kings centre Matthew Barnaby is the Week 18 CCM Player of the Week.Barnaby, 19, has been on an impressive streak for the Lumber Kings with a point streak extending all the way back to December 22nd. Barnaby scored four goals and two assists in three games last week. His performan

Vehicle runs into Killaloe LCBO - driver issued three-day licence suspension

KILLALOE – A 70-year-old man from Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township is facing a Liquor Licence Act charge following a single vehicle collision in Killaloe on Jan. 9. According to police, at 3:23 p.m. a passenger car struck the side of the LCBO building on Queen Street in Killaloe causing damage to the building and the vehicle. There were no i

POLICE BRIEFS: OPP called to 14 collisions in Upper Ottawa Valley on Monday; Festive RIDE wraps up; Crime of the Week

The blustery winter weather on Monday, Jan. 8 obviously presented a challenge for area drivers. On that day alone, officers with the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 14 motor vehicle collisions. Police said the majority of the collisions occurred in the morning and afternoon when the adverse weather

Over 500 people attended the Pembroke Community Choir’s sold-out performance “A Celtic Christmas” at Calvin United Church this past December. Now the choir is thinking ahead to its spring rehearsals. “A Wedding Invitation” is the theme of its spring concert and the choir is welcoming new members this January. Gerald LaRonde, musical director, has chosen a variety of wedding-themed royal anthems, Broadway melodies, and modern pop songs for the 80-voice choir. They will be starting Monday night practices with registration and rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 8 at Wesley Community Church.

Choir welcomes new members to ‘A Wedding Invitation’

Who isn’t dreaming about warmer weather as we endure our most recent cold snap? The Pembroke Community Choir has long been thinking ahead to spring and they invite new and returning members to join them this January for their next season.


Police warn of fake money

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after the recent discovery of counterfeit $20 and $100 Canadian bank notes in the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment area.

Quebec provincial police are searching for Denis Cadieux, who went missing Dec. 19, 2017.

Missing man sought by SQ

The Quebec provincial police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Quebec man that has gone missing.

City gets winter control program underway

Now that winter has returned to the Ottawa Valley, the city of Pembroke is reminding people their winter control programs are now fully in effect.

Members of the Daoust family - in front, left to right, Nicholas, Rosalie and Brielle, and in back Abby, left, and Zoe, practice their roles in the Christmas production "From Heaven Above," staged by St. John's Lutheran Evangelical Church. The performance will be held on Dec. 17, 2017 starting at 7 p.m., with a Choir Christmas Concert held before at 6:30 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church, 357 Miller St. in Pembroke.

"From Heaven Above" plays Dec. 17

Over the past four years, St. John’s Lutheran Church has treated the community to an annual Christmas production to bring meaning and emphasis to the true Christmas.

New deal for Renfrew workers

RENFREW – United Steelworkers (USW) members employed at Scapa Tapes North America in Renfrew have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the company.

Sharing our story

I would like to express my sincere gratitude, that of my old chums at Chalk River, to you, Daily Observer reporter Stephen Uhler, to Martin Habraken for the excellent article AECL retirees still waiting, that appeared in the Pembroke Daily Observer on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Farmer's Market mural in Pembroke, Ont.

Letters: The Little Red Wagon

There is an old saying “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” Sometimes this is true, other times, it is not. Very often the background or the story behind the picture is never fully known by those viewing it.Take for instance the murals which grace some of the business buildings along the downtown streets of Pembroke. These pictures are beautifull

Pembroke Horticultural Society announces 2017 flower show winners

The Pembroke Horticultural Society held its annual general meeting in October with president Ellen Vandersleen in the chair. Reports highlighting the many activities of the society were read and approved and the annual Flower Show Awards were presented by flower show convenor Grace Rozeboom, assisted by Evelyn Tunn. Award winners were as follows:

From left, James Woito, Michael Gulliver, Jerry Novak, Kevin Rabishaw, and Jamie Lynne Hunt. Jerry Novack is representing The Grind while the others represent the contemporary Christian band Gate47.

Ottawa Valley residents set to unite in laughter and praise

With the blessing of the Pembroke Area Clergy Association (PACA), a local group is set to launch an event that will bring an evening of laughter, praise and worship to the Valley.As a kickoff to the annual week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the event is set to take place at Festival Hall on Jan. 20, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will