Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer


Christmas Village packs them in

PETAWAWA – It was Christmas in the Village, and everyone was invited to celebrate the season in the old fashioned way.

The Renfrew County District School Board has welcomed Pino Buffone as its new director of education.

Busy year for RCDSB

The Renfrew County District School Board had a busy year in 2017, as its new education director found his footing.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Pembroke was ranked the fifth best in Renfrew County, according to the annual Fraser Institute's Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools 2017, which was released Sunday.

Catholic schools top Fraser report

Many Renfrew County's elementary schools continue to reside in the upper half of school rankings in Ontario, according to the Fraser Insititute.

St. Luke's Anglican Church in Pembroke has much to celebrate, having paid off its mortgage and being consecrated as a house of worship. Here, Bishop Charlie Masters of the Anglican Network in Canada, left, and Pastor Tim Parent, St. Luke's deacon, pose for a picture inside the church.

Big day for St. Luke's Anglican

It was a special day for the congregation of St. Luke's Anglican Church in Pembroke on Sunday.

PLK lose at home 6-3 to Ottawa

The Pembroke Lumber Kings struggled while tangling with the Ottawa Junior Senators Sunday night, and the outcome wasn't in Hockeytown's favour.

The Renfrew County District School Board is ready for 2018, re-electing its leadership team. In the photo are, starting from left, Susan Humphries, the board's vice-chairwomen; Wendy Hewitt, the board's chairwoman, who stand with Pino Buffone, the board's education director.

RCDSB elects same command team

The Renfrew County District School Board is moving into a new year with familiar hands on the wheel.

Mia Allard, 5, of Pembroke, an Our Lady of Lourdes student, places a rose in preparation of the candlelight vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, held Wednesday evening at Wesley United Church Fellowship Hall.

Taking time to remember

Nearly 30 years after the events at Ecole Polytechnique, Canadians still gathered to remember.

Halifax explosion remembered

One hundred years ago, Canada went through one of its worst disasters in modern history.

Last weekend for Silver Stick

The final weekend of the 33rd annual Pembroke Regional Silver Stick Tournament has gotten underway.

Pembroke Legion poster and poem winners

Branch 72 of the Royal Canadian Legion took time out of its November general meeting to recognize the talents of the young people who took part in the 2017 Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest.

PBIA honours its own

Downtown Pembroke took the time recently to acknowledge its best and brightest.

Branch 72 Honours and Awards

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 in Pembroke honoured its best Saturday during its 2017 annual honours and awards afternoon.

Pembroke firefighters, the Pembroke OPP and city staff on the scene of a house fire on Mary Street Wednesday morning, shortly before wrapping things up. A section of the street was closed for two hours while firefighters dealt with the second floor blaze. The occupants of the house got out safely, although one was taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

Fire closes Mary Street

A portion of Mary Street was closed off for two hours Wednesday morning due to a house fire.