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Sean Chase/Daily Observer Invictus Games athletes (left to right in red shirts) retired master corporal Mike Trauner, retired sergeant Daniel Graham and Sgt. Brenda McPeak gather will members of the community to mark the arrival of the Invictus national flag to Garrison Petawawa on Monday. The games begin on Saturday in Toronto.

The spirit of Invictus

GARRISON PETAWAWA – The community joined the garrison in celebrating the spirit of Canada's wounded and injured soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen Monday formally receiving the Invictus flag as it makes its way closer to Toronto.

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – The Alice and Fraser Slo Pitch League paused from their playoffs Thursday night to remember Don “Sudsy” Sutherland, honouring the passion and dedication that he brought not only to the game but the league itself.

League honours Don "Sudsy" Sutherland

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – The Alice and Fraser Slo Pitch League paused from their playoffs Thursday night to remember Don “Sudsy” Sutherland, honouring the passion and dedication that he brought not only to the game but the league itself.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Terry Ritz stands on the proposed Algonquin Trail and points out how close the decommissioned rail bed is to his property on Burns Drive in Laurentian Valley. Ritz and other homeowners in three neighbourhoods along a 2.7-kilometre stretch of the trail want to see motorized traffic prohibited.

Keep motorized vehicles off Algonquin Trail: residents

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – While plans are underway to develop the former Canadian Pacific Railway into the Algonquin Trail, homeowners along one stretch of the proposed multi-use network have grave concerns.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer "Lana" goes airborne after her owner, Heather Gallagher, from the Sunshine Disc Dog Club, throws a frisbee during an exhibition show. TailWaggers hosted the second annual Disc Dog Day in the Valley last Saturday at the Petawawa Civic Centre.

Disc Dog Day in the Valley

PETAWAWA – Man's best friend and their owners had a chance to showcase their talents this past weekend during the second annual Disc Dog Day in the Valley at the Petawawa Civic Centre.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Sprinters from Petawawa's Coureurs des Bois Matthew Unrau (front left) and Nick Bauernschmitt lead all runners at the start of the 4.7-kilometre race during the inaugural Melissa Bishop Thunder Run held on Saturday at Shaw Woods.

Shaw Woods hosts Melissa Bishop Thunder Run

NORTH ALGONA/WILBERFORCE – Shaw Woods was the scene of the inaugural Melissa Bishop Thunder Run Saturday with 140 folks coming out to raise $2,800 for minor girls hockey.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Pembroke's Connor Jean tangles with Smiths Falls' Alex Kealey during first period action at the PMC Sunday night. The Kings lost to the Bears 3-2 in overtime.

Smiths Falls downs Kings 5-4

SMITHS FALLS – The Pembroke Lumber Kings were dispatched by the Smiths Falls Bears 5-4 on Friday night.

Kings edge out Raiders 5-4

OTTAWA – The Pembroke Lumber Kings continued to build on their early season momentum edging out the Nepean Raiders 5-4 Sunday.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Garrison Petawawa Family Day saw 800 participants compete in the third annual Paint Me Petawawa Colour Run Saturday. Each runner was splashed with paint at several stations along the two-kilometre and five-kilometre routes around the garrison.

Garrison Petawawa hosts day for families

GARRISON PETAWAWA – Military and civilian personnel took time away from their hectic operational tempo Saturday to bring family and friends to work.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Renfrew County United Way (RCUW) launched its fall fundraising campaign at the Community Resource Centre (CRC) in Killaloe last Friday with the goal of bringing in $405,000. In the photo are (left to right) Roberta Della-Picca, Jude Pinkerton, Ika Duknic, Veronica Hartwig, Jude Crossland, Violet Pinkerton, Margot Pinkerton, CRC executive director Bill Smith and RCUW executive director Pat Lafreniere.

United Way aiming for $405,000

KILLALOE - Targeting a campaign goal of $405,000, the Renfrew County United Way is once more hoping to tap into the generosity of the community.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Pembroke Outdoor Sportsman's Club hosted its annual open house last Saturday. Here volunteer Mark Solimine coaches new member Tuesdae Doyle on how to aim and shoot a bow-and-arrow. The club has promoted hunting, fishing and conservation in the area since 1958.

Outdoor Sportsman's Club hosts open house

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – The serene and warm countryside was disturbed by the report of rifle shots on Saturday as the Pembroke Outdoor Sportsman's Club welcomed the community to its annual open house.

Electronics recycle for SPCA this weekend

The Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre is looking for your unwanted electronics and batteries as a way of helping man's best friends.