Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer


Cyclists taking part in the seventh annual Spring Chicken Enduro Race head out from the Beachburg Fairgrounds Saturday morning. Close to 300 took part in the series of races which tested their skill and endurance both on and off road.

Enduro race attracts hundreds

BEACHBURG – The hills of Whitewater Region were alive Saturday morning, with the sights and sounds of cyclists.

A string of kayakers makes their way down the Petawawa River during Saturday's Hell or High Water event. Rainy conditions and record high levels and flows didn't deter participants from hitting the whitewater

Hell or High Water a success

PETAWAWA – Although there were some difficulties, high water didn't scuttle plans for a whitewater celebration.

On June 11, 2017 at Pembroke's waterfront amphitheatre, a public Bible reading will commence, in which 77 readers will each read a separate book of the Scriptures over the course of an hour simultaneously, creating a Symphony of God's Word. Here is the organizing committee of this event and the congregations they represent: in front, going left to right, are Al Wilson (Resurrection Lutheran Church), Frances Dagenais (St. Jean Baptiste), Richard Amyotte (Pine Ridge Family Church), Lt. Kath Walker (Salvation Army), Michelle Prince (St. Luke's Anglican Church), Wendy Veaudry (First Presbyterian Church), Ruth Kirk-Davidson (Resurrection Lutheran Church) and Barbara Burger (My Father's House Community Church). Standing in back are, from left to right, John Faello (Emmanuel Lighthouse United Pentecostal Churc h), Noel LeClair (Knights of Columbus Council 1531), Jim Goos, (Alice-Rankin Lutheran Churches), Doreen Fraser (Pembroke Pentecostal Tabernacle), Dwyla Doran (Zion Lutheran Church) and Lois Wilson (Resurrection Lutheran Church).

Public Bible reading June 11

Area Christians are getting ready to once again stand for the word of God when the 15th annual Public Bible Reading takes place June 11 in Pembroke.

The winner! Stacy Taylor of Little Things Canning Company was named the grand prize winner of Pembroke’s first ever Win This Space contest, which wrapped up Thursday evening at Kerry’s Place. The contest encouraged entrepreneurs to follow their dreams of launching their own business, helped by setting up in a commercial property with six months free rent. Here, Stacy, centre, accepts her prize package from Heather O’Connell, the city’s economic development officer (back to camera). Visible in the background are two of the judges – Christopher Dore, left, professor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Algonquin College, and Colleen Sadler, business consultant with Enterprise Renfrew County.

Win This Space contest wraps up

The owner of a home canning company has been selected to win a commercial space in downtown Pembroke.

Maggie Siebart, on top, grapples with Kassidy Gorr during wrestling practice held at Jeanne-Lajoie. Both are members of the Valley Vipers Wrestling Club.

Wrestlers to Moncton

Seven young area wrestlers are heading to the east coast this weekend to do some grappling with the top competitors in the field.

The Deep River and District Hospital celebrated reaching the silver level in the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals program, the first one out of the 20 hospitals taking part, The program promotes healthy eating both for patients, as well as visitors and staff at the hospital. In the photo are, going from left to right, Richard Bedard, hospital president and CEO, Jenna Walsh, dietician, Eileen Burke, president of the hospital auxiliary, Bill Proulx, manager of food services, Chantale Leclerc, CEO of the Champlain District LHIN, Laurie Dojeiji, Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network program manager, Ottawa Heart Institute, and William Willard, the hospital's chief financial officer.

Deep River hospital eats healthy

DEEP RIVER – The Deep River and District Hospital is celebrating its new status as a leader in healthy eating.

Mayor Janice Visneskie-Moore of Killaloe-Hagerty-Richards Township, speaks to the crowd gathered Sunday at St. Casmir's Church in Round Lake Centre to discuss the ongoing flood situation. Township council and senior staff were among those on hand to hear people out and to answer questions.

K-H-R seeking answers

ROUND LAKE CENTRE – The Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards will be demanding answers from those many are holding responsible for the spring flooding.

Golden Lake hit hard by flooding

GOLDEN LAKE – Golden Lake residents are seeking answers while dealing with some of the worse flooding in recent memory.