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Sean Chase/Daily Observer During a special meeting at the Stonecliffe Community Centre Thursday night, the remaining three members of council formally accepted the resignations of Mayor Jim Gibson and Councillor Debbi Grills, which had been submitted on July 13. Bob Reid (back right) was appointed the new mayor.

New mayor appointed for HCM

STONECLIFFE - Head, Clara, Maria voters won't be going to the polls to choose a new mayor after Township council Thursday night elevated Councillor Bob Reid to succeed Jim Gibson.

Submitted photo Head, Clara, Maria Mayor Jim Gibson was first acclaimed to council in 2000. He was elected mayor in 2014. On July 13, he submitted his resignation from council effectively immediately.

Head, Clara, Maria mayor suddenly resigns

Jim Gibson has suddenly resigned as the mayor of Head, Clara, Maria leaving the County of Renfrew with two of its municipalities now rudderless.

Petawawa council is worried about running out of municipal-owned shoreline as land is sold for private development.

Petawawa running out of shoreline

PETAWAWA – Residential development could block the town from extending its trail network along the Petawawa River.

Ayla Lambert, 3, blows some bubbles while her 15-month-old sister Avelyn tries to copy her older sister during the first ever Pembroke MDF Family Fun Day, held July 8.

Pembroke MDF hosts family day

The rain didn't dampened the spirits of employees at the Pembroke MDF fibreboard plant as they hosted a special day just for their families last weekend.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4CDSG) deputy commander Lt.-Col. Richard Raymond (seated centre) presides over the change of branch head for 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Corporate Services. Maj. Ryan McClement (seated right) handed over command to Maj. Alicia Saucier (seated left). Looking on is outgoing branch sergeant-major Master Warrant Officer Sarah Powers (back right) and incoming branch sergeant-major Master Warrant Officer Joann Bullied.

New branch head for 4CDSB Corporate Services

GARRISON PETAWAWA - A new branch head has begun her tenure overseeing the financial requirements of military and civilian employees at Garrison Petawawa.

Established in 1893, Algonquin Park is the oldest provincial park in Canada.

County council defends Algonquin Park logging

Challenged by another group attempting to stop logging in Algonquin College, the County of Renfrew is enlisting Premier Kathleen Wynne's support of the besieged industry.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Calum Mason (second from right) leads the pack as the age six-seven class transitions from the biking to the running phase during the eighth annual Kids of Steel Triathlon held at Dundonald Hall.

Kids of Steel tested at Garrison Petawawa

GARRISON PETAWAWA – It was a perfect weather day as potentially future Olympians took to the streets and the water to test their endurance as competitors in the eighth annual Kids of Steel Triathlon last Sunday.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer The 18th annual Pembroke Lumber Kings Alumni Golf Tournament was held at the Pembroke Golf Club on July 7. Among some of the alumni who reunited for the tournament were (left to right) Dan Krausar, Dave Jackson, Dan Fridgen, Rick Troutman, Robb Wilson and Darren Galley.

Lumber Kings alumni return home

Generations of Pembroke Lumber Kings players returned to the area on July 7 to renew acquaintances during the 18th annual PLK Alumni Golf Tournament.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer The Town of Petawawa and Valour High School recently completed construction of a new discus throwing platform. In the photo (left to right) are parks and recreation manager Kelly Williams, Mayor Bob Sweet, Valour athlete Ethan Bullivant, Valour principal Brian Baird, facilities manager Mark Reinert and Councillor Gary Serviss.

Valour dedicates new discus circle

PETAWAWA – The Valour sports stadium has added a critical piece that will better train high school athletes in track and field.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski (back left) presents a $15,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation 150 Community Capital Program to Petawawa Heritage Society president Ann McIntyre (back second from left), funds which will replace the roof over the Leder Haus. Joining the announcement are volunteers (from left to right) Connor Bennett, Jeris Chalmers-Wein, Sydney Robinson, Sharon Rideough, (back left to right) Aaron Postlehwaite and Ernie Rideough.

Heritage Village receives grant for Leder Haus

PETAWAWA – The Petawawa Heritage Village will be making some badly needed repairs to one of its most cherished pioneer building exhibits thanks to a timely grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Nine-year-old Andrew Nicholas (left) and his brother, Wyatt, 8, take aim and throw in a game of pipe ball during the Pembroke MDF Family Day Saturday.

Family Fun at MDF Pembroke

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – The rain didn't dampened the spirits of employees at the Pembroke MDF fibreboard plant as they hosted a special day just for their families over the weekend.