The city of Pembroke recognized the best and brightest of its youth with the 2016 Youth Awards, which were presented Wednesday, May 25. Seated in front are, starting from left, Scott Campbell, Kaity Hayashi, Madeline Gosk, Emily Tancredi and Mia Harle. Standing behind them are, starting from left, Erik Fleurant, Olivia Kenny, Nicole Shaw, Alicia Lavigne, Danielle Hall and Harish Rao.

Pembroke honours its youth

The City of Pembroke took time Wednesday to honour its best and brightest youth by presenting the 2016 Pembroke Youth Awards.

Rockwood student Emery Verch, 7, gets some instruction on bike safety from Const. Shawn Peever, Community Services Officer, Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Pembroke Detachment during the school's annual bicycle rodeo, held Thursday.

Rockwood PS sharpens road skills

LAURENTIAN VALLEY TWP. - On the cusp of sunny days, the thoughts of many young people begin to turn to the open road and the bicycles they ride on it.

Westmeath resident Melissa Dick, left, addresses the Renfrew County District School Board Monday evening. She was one of 10 speakers making the case to keep Westmeath Public School open.

Fighting for their school

Residents are calling on the Renfrew County District School Board to put the brakes on a process leading to the potential closure of Westmeath Public School.

Close to trail strategy

After seven long years, Renfrew County has a linked trail strategy to hang its hat on.

An aerial view of Pembroke's City Hall and the Muskrat River. Photo submitted by Jim Childerhose.

Pembroke hands out two grants

Pembroke’s finance committee stuck to its budget and the status quo when it came to its grant program.

A change of command for 42 Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) Royal Canadian Artillery was held Saturday afternoon at the Pembroke Armoury. Here, Col.Patrick Kelly of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, seated centre, oversees the signing ceremony which officially transfers control of the unit to incoming CO Lt.-Col. Gary Hardwick, left, as outgoing commander Lt.-Col. Stephen Fritz-Millett signs it over. Standing behind the table are, centre left, Chief Warrant Officer Derek Munroe of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, and Chief Warrant Officer Dennis Franken, who is the regimental sergeant major of 42 Field Regiment.

Big day for 42nd Field Regiment

An important page in the 150 year history of 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) RCA was turned Saturday, as the torch of command was passed on.

Access Healthcare Services held its fifth annual 5K for Relay fundraiser at Pembroke's Waterfront on Saturday morning, to held them raise money for their Relay for Life team. The group will be holding a couple more fundraisers before the June 3 date of the Relay for Life, which raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Fifth year for 5K for Relay

For the fifth time running, Access Healthcare Services Inc. took to the waterfront to raise money for the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser.

An honour guard surrounds the Wegner Point memorial cairn during the 48th memorial service held there Sunday.The service commemorates the loss of seven paratroopers during a training accident in 1968.

Wegner Point tragedy remembered

GARRISON PETAWAWA – It remains one of the worst peacetime training accidents in Canadian military history.