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Sean Chase/Daily Observer Quinn Van Hoof (second from left) knocks in Whitewater's first goal of the night as the Kings went on to defeat the Casselman Vikings 3-1 Saturday. Van Hoof and Dylan Kuehl led Whitewater's offence with a goal and an assist each.

Whitewater Kings dispatch Casselman Vikings 3-1

COBDEN – It may have been one of the coldest nights of the year outside but things heated up inside the Cobden Astrolabe Arena between the Whitewater Kings and the Casselman Vikings Saturday night.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Zachary Cross (#21 left) helps his teammate Connor Warnholtz (#22 right) dig out the puck behind the Kemptville net during the first period Sunday night at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. The Kings defeated the 73s 8-2.

Kings roll over Kemptville 73s 8-2

The Pembroke Lumber Kings unleashed a flurry of offence dispatching the Kemptville 73s Sunday night with a convincing 8-2 win.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Businessman and Conservative nomination candidate Mike Coates (right) speaks with (left to right) Mark Reilander, John Escott and Romeo Levasseur during a meet-and-greet held at Jana's Cafe in downtown Pembroke Sunday. Coates is challenging incumbent MP Cheryl Gallant, who has represented the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for the past 18 years.

Mike Coates seeking Conservative nomination

Mike Coates, the businessman who recently chaired Kevin O'Leary's leadership campaign, is seeking to lead Conservatives in the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke into the 2019 federal election.

Sean Chase The 18th annual Eganville Old Snowmobile Show was hosted by the Eganville Sno-Drifters Club and the Ottawa Valley Old Sledheads on Saturday.

Eganville Old Snowmobile Show award winners

The 18th annual Eganville Old Snowmobile Show was hosted by the Eganville Sno-Drifters Club and the Ottawa Valley Old Sledheads on Saturday. Here are the winners of the event's People’s Choice Awards:

Petawawa town council reviews 2018 budget

PETAWAWA – Council reviewed an ambitious budget Thursday that will see just over $16 million spent on infrastructure and core services over the next year.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet reviews the 2018 municipal budget Thursday with chief administrative officer Dan Scissons (left) and treasurer Annette Mantifel. Council cut $1.6 million in order to keep the notional tax rate to a five per cent increase over last year.

Petawawa keeps 2018 tax rate at five per cent

PETAWAWA – Mayor Bob Sweet congratulated council and staff for developing a balanced budget that won't put the town into debt while paying for critical infrastructure.

Judicial pre-trial begins for Wittke

Lawyers met Thursday to move along the case of an Eganville facing a first- degree murder charge in connection with a devastating car crash.

DND photo Capt. Mitch Montminy is currently in Latvia serving as a fire support co-ordination centre officer. The Pembroke-native has been deployed on Operation Reassurance since June.

Pembroke officer spends Christmas in Latvia

A Pembroke native with the Canadian Armed Forces has spent the Christmas holidays on a critical NATO mission seeking to deter Russian aggression against eastern Europe.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet, a former warden of the County of Renfrew, is currently serving his fifth term.

Petawawa looks to 2018 challenges

PETAWAWA – As the town counted down to the new year on Sunday night, it's mayor and council are considering the challenges that they will face in 2018.

One of three howitzers from 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery fires a salute at Vimy in France during ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, held in April.

Year in Review - April 2017

GARRISON MOURNS: Family, friends and comrades mourned the loss of Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Dynerowicz, who died on April 25 when the Light Armoured Vehicle III (LAV III) he was crew commanding was involved in an accident at CFB Wainwright. Three other members of the regiment were injured.

Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like the music of the Irish Grovers, at least according to this parade entry from North Algona Wilberforce Township. It was one of more than 100 floats and entrants which took part in the sixth annual parade in Douglas March 11.

Year in Review - March 2017

BORUTSKI TRIAL MOVED: The first-degree murder trial of Basil Borutski, charged in the deaths of three Renfrew County women, was officially moved to Ottawa in March. Justice James McNamara, regional senior judge for Ontario’s East Region, released his decision scheduling the trial to begin on Sept. 18. The trial, anticipated to hear from 125 witness