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Sean Chase/Daily Observer Deep River council discusses their response to a letter from the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office during their regular session on Nov. 15.

Mayor says council has responded to OFM

DEEP RIVER – Joan Lougheed has fired back at the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office saying council has responded to concerns they have raised over reductions in staffing at the town's fire department.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Fellowes High School won the UOVHSAA Tier 2 girls basketball championship. Here is the winning team (front left to right) Nina Harle, Nya Nicholson, Makayla Schison, Sarah Elfitori, Ryan Clouthier, Emily Yang, (back left to right) assistant coach Tracy Gilchrist, Kylie Maika, Erin Jenner, Justice Acorn, Carly Corrigan, Emma Peever, Payton Gilchrist, Cassidy McEvoy and coach Bruce Harle.

Fellowes repeats as basketball champions

Fellowes High School finished the fall sports season successfully defendingf their Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association (UOVHSAA) Tier 2 Girls Basketball championship.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Garrison Petawawa and 4th Canadian Division Support Group commander Col. Louis Lapointe and garrison sergeant-major Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner (right) invited municipal and business leaders to the annual Garrison Petawawa Business Luncheon on Thursday. The luncheon marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele with a traditional mess field dinner and exhibits showing the weapons and equipment used by Canadian soldiers in that pivotal engagement.

Commander's luncheon goes back in history

GARRISON PETAWAWA – The annual Garrison Petawawa Business Luncheon took its guests back in time to revisit a historic First World War battle that proved to be a turning point in that great conflict.

Pembroke and Area Airport

Petawawa won't contribute to Project Runway

PETAWAWA – Council won't be shelling out $5,000 a year for a new runway for the Pembroke and Area Airport until they see the overall plan for the refurbishment of the aging facility.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Renfrew County District School Board chairwoman Wendy Hewitt addresses Renfrew County council during their monthly session.

Public board facing declining enrolment

Despite declining enrolment and funding shortfalls, the Renfrew County District School Board isn't planning any more school closures, Renfrew County council recently heard.

Kings beat Navan Grads 4-1

OTTAWA – The Pembroke Lumber Kings soundly dispatched the Navan Grads 4-1 Friday night on the road.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer The Pembroke Fire Department responded to this house fire on Murray Street Saturday afternoon at around 2:45 p.m. Upon arrival, the rear porch and exterior of the building was fully engulfed. Fire suppression efforts began and the responding crew knocked down the fire. Quick response and suppression efforts kept the fire from extending further into the home. The three occupants safely evacuated unharmed prior to the department's arrival. County of Renfrew paramedics did provide oxygen for a cat, who was otherwise unharmed. Fifteen firefighters and four apparatus responded. At this time the scene is under investigation for the fire cause determination.

No injuries in Murray Street fire

The Pembroke Fire Department responded to a house fire on Murray Street Saturday afternoon at around 2:45 p.m.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Pembroke's Matthew Barnaby (#9 right) is shadowed by Rockland defenceman Michael Keating (#23 left) as he carries the puck into the Nationals' zone during first period action Sunday night at the PMC.

Lumber Kings fall in OT to Nationals

The Rockland Nationals edged out the Pembroke Lumber Kings who narrowly lost in overtime Sunday at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Renfrew County planner Charles Cheeseman explains plans for a new quarry in the Black Bay area to town councillors Monday night.

Concerns over proposed Black Bay quarry

PETAWAWA – Residents of Black Bay say they won't support another quarry in their area telling council they have concerns over truck traffic, air quality and potential harm to the environment.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Retired chief warrant officer Bob Howell, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517, salutes while this year's Silver Cross Mother Jihan Diab reflects in silence after laying a wreath in memory of her son, Trooper Marc Diab, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons.

Petawawa honours Canada's war dead

PETAWAWA – A bitterly cold but poignant Remembrance Day ceremony here marked Canadian heroism and sacrifice during one of the most pivotal battles of the First World War Saturday.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer This map shown to Renfrew County council by former county chief administrative officer Norm Lemke illustrates the extent of the Algonquin land claim (shaded in orange).

Algonquin land treaty still five years away

An historic treaty between the federal government, the province and the Algonquins of Ontario is in the works and could be finalized in five years, Renfrew County council heard last week.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Inspector Stephan Neufeld, commander of the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, addressed Petawawa town council last Monday. He succeeded Inspector Mark Wolfe in October.

New OPP detachment commander speaks to council

PETAWAWA – The new commander of the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police isn't wasting any time reaching out to community and municipal leaders.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Scientists, technicians and employees joined municipal leaders Friday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Research Universal reactor, the world's oldest operating nuclear reactor. The cornerstone of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories at Chalk River, the NRU will halt production of isotopes in March 2018.

NRU Reactor marks 60 years in operation

CHALK RIVER – On Nov. 3, 1957 at 6:03 a.m., the world's oldest operating nuclear reactor went critical beginning a remarkable life as a generator of science and technology advancement.