Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer


One of three needle drop boxes set up in Pembroke. The program, launched late last year, is already showing significant results.

City's needle boxes well used

Pembroke's new needle drop box program is already reaping a sharp harvest of syringes and other objects.

Floods plague Round Lake area

ROUND LAKE – Residents in and around Round Lake and the Bonnechere River have been battling floodwaters all spring, with no end in sight.

The Township of Whitewater Region administrative building in Cobden

Whitewater passes budget

Whitewater Region council has passed its 2017 budget, balancing municipal needs without breaking everyone's wallets.

Pte. Tyler Hart, 17, of Renfrew's St. Joseph's Catholic School, peers through the sights of a C9A2 light machine gun during a weapons drill held as part of his training. He was taking part in the Military Co-operative Education Program led by the 42 Field Artillery Regiment, offered to high school students 16 years and older.

Students learn soldiers' trade

GARRISON PETAWAWA – There's no life like it, and Renfrew County students have had the opportunity to find out first hand about the military as a career option.

Carefor is holding its 19th annual charity auction on April 29, 2017 at Germania Hall, with all manner of items up for sale, all to raise money for the facility and its programs. In the photo are, left, Ciara Deschamps, Carefor fundraising specialist, Glenna MacKenzie, centre, Carefor board chairwoman, and far right is Fred Blackstein, the event's master of ceremonies

Carefor to have auction April 29

April showers bring May flowers and the biggest fundraising night of the year for Carefor Health and Community Services.

Illustration courtesy Canadian Nuclear Laboratories/Pembroke Daily Observer/Postmedia Network An artistic depiction of the proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility, to be located on the Chalk River Labs property.

More meetings coming for NSDF

The public will soon be able to see for itself what the fuss is all about regarding Chalk River's proposed disposal site.

Bishop Smith CHS hosts badminton tourney

On April 11, nearly 200 athletes from 10 schools assembled at Bishop Smith Catholic High School to take part in the 2017 UOVHSAA Grade 9 badminton tournament.

Deep River Mayor Joan Lougheed, left, looks on as Dr. Doug Hallman, professor emeritus of physics at Laurentian University and an early collaborator at the SNOLab, addresses the crowd. Beside him is Nobel Laureate Dr. Art McDonald. A display explaining the accomplishments of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and the people who worked there has been opened in the lobby of Deep River's town hall.

Science celebrated at Deep River

DEEP RIVER - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is helping to shine a spotlight on the work which made one of their alumni a Nobel Prize winner.

The third annual Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival received a welcome boost as Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) stepped up to become the title sponsor, donating $5,000 to the event, Here in the centre holding the signboard representing the contribution, and flanked by members of the organizing committee, are Pembroke Mayor Michael LeMay, left, Mark Lesinski, CNL's president and CEO, centre, and Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet. To the far left are Heather McConnell, Pembroke's economic development officer, and Cyndy Phillips, Petawawa's economic development officer. At the far right are Kelly Williams, Petawawa's parks and recreation manager and Colin Coyle, Petawawa's parks and recreation program co-ordinator.

River Race and Paddle Fest gearing up

PETAWAWA - Pembroke and Petawawa are gearing up to celebrate the Ottawa River once again, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is right there with them.

Flooding plagues Pembroke

Flooding along the Indian River has kept city crews and volunteers sandbagging throughout the night.

Atyeo's Dance Studio had a wonderful and successful experience at the Let's Get Loud Dance Competition, held in North York, Toronto, one of 11 studios who took part.Here, Tracy Atyeo, left, studio owner, stands beside her dancers. They are: back row, from left to right, Skylar Reed, Correna MacKenzie, Alexis Vlad, Skyler Anthony, Madeleine Baird and Regan Baird. In the centre row are, from left to right, Clara Biernacki, Calille Smale, Zya Wiebe, Olivia Brown-McKie and Alexus Beaulieu. In front are, from left to right, Katie Russell, Adria Smale and Hannah Schmidt. Missing from the photo is Julie Deschambault.

Pembroke dancers shine in competition

Members of Atyeo’s Dance Studio had a wonderful experience attending the Let’s Get Loud Dance Competition, which was held in North York, March 24-26.