Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer

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Investigative reporter, TV host and author Paula Todd was the featured speaker as part of the 14th annual Bonnechere Authors Festival, held at St. James Church in Eganville. She spoke about a number of topics, including her latest book Extreme Mean, about the widespread phenomena of cyberbullying and online abuse.

Dealing with cyberabuse

EGANVILLE - It is finding Karla Homolka and writing about it which first exposed Paula Todd to the horrors of cyberabuse.

Eganville residents gathered at the Eganville Arena Tuesday to watch the debut of the Eganville episode of the CBC series Still Standing. The show profiled the Ottawa Valley village and the challenges it faces.

Eganville is Still Standing

EGANVILLE – Community pride was in evidence Tuesday at the Eganville Arena, as 500 gathered there to see themselves Still Standing.

Paul Martin Drive, looking south. The city of Pembroke was successful in getting $3 million in Connecting Link funding to cover most of the costs of rebuilding the road and the bridge.

Pembroke to head off traffic snarls?

Pembroke’s operation’s manager has a word of advice for those who need to access Paul Martin Drive over the next few months – try to avoid the area.

The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre now offers grief counseling, thanks to a Renfrew County United Way grant. In the photo are, starting from left, Monique Yashinskie, administrator and co-founder of the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre, Clay McAleer, grief counsellor, Gail Logan-McMeekin, Renfrew County United Way executive director, and Tom Sidney, Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre clinic supervisor.

Robbie Dean Centre gets grief services

The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre is now offering grief counselling, thanks to support from the Renfrew County United Way.

The Riverside Fitness Grove, dedicated to the memory of Krista Johnson, has a new piece of exercise equipment in place - a leg press. Here, Laurie Johnson, Krista’s mother, is seated on the equipment, used to exercise the legs.

New gear for The Grove

The Riverside Fitness Grove, dedicated to the memory of Krista Johnson, has a new piece of exercise equipment in place.

Downtown Pembroke

Agnes Street closed until October

Full reconstruction of Agnes Street, between Pembroke Street West and Lake Street will begin on Monday, July 11, 2016.

Kaleigh Fenton heads down the road to the finish line during the KIds of Steel Triathlon, held Sunday morning at Garrison Petawawa's Dundonald Hall.

Kids of Steel Triathlon a success

GARRISON PETAWAWA – The Kids of Steel hit the pool and the pavement for the seventh time Sunday morning, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sean Kennedy belts a double to centre field during the first inning of last year's Slo-Pitch tournament at Stafford Park in support of the Kidney Foundation. Stormy weather forced the postponement of the Sutherland Team Fourth Annual Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament to next week.

Rain delays kidney tournament

Stormy weather has forced the postponement of the Sutherland Team Fourth Annual Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament

Kristan Schruder, engineering director of the Nuclear Power Demonstration Site closure project, centre, goes over the details of how Canadian Nuclear Laboratories will seal up the old reactor facility. The company hosted an open house Wednesday explaining this project and one to construct a near surface disposal facility at the Chalk River site, both of which they are seeking approval for by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The plan is to complete both projects by 2020.

CNL unveils two projects

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is taking steps to deal with two legacy issues.

Enbridge Gas Distribution has partnered up with the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council to help the Laurentian Valley Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials, by donating $5,000. In the photo are, starting from left, Scott Hayes, fire protection adviser, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Laurentian Valley Township Mayor Steve Bennett, Laurentain Valley Fire Chief Tim Sutcliffe, and Andre Gaudette, area operating supervisor, Enbridge Gas.

Laurentian Valley FD gets grant

LAURENTIAN VALLEY TWP. - The township fire department is getting some help in training its firefighters.