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Artur Jablonsczi in Lebcz, Kaszebe, Europe shows the letter he received from Johnny Kashub, which successfully made it to him all the way from Wilno, Ont.

Please deliver a letter to my ancestral homeland

An interesting event happened to me on the way to the post office. I finally sent a letter to my Kashubian ancestral homeland in Europe and the correspondence was seamlessly delivered in a normal manner. What is interesting about this letter is the destination point. The envelope was written in the Kashubian language with one word in English. I sen

Do you know the worst road in Ontario?

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) has officially launched the voting to find Canada's worst roads, and leading the Renfrew County contingent in the voting is Paul Martin Drive in Pembroke.

The township office of Laurentian Valley

LV starts budget talks

Councillors in Laurentian Valley township got their first crack at budget deliberations on Tuesday evening, as township treasurer Charlene Jackson took council on a whirlwind tour through all the numbers for various municipal departments.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Renfrew County Branch is holding a low cost Microchip Clinic on Saturday, April 18 at Pembroke Animal Hospital (PAH).

Microchips save pets' lives

PETAWAWA - Each year, thousands of animals arrive in the care of animal shelters and animal control programs as stray pets. To help get more of these animals home, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Renfrew County Branch is holding a low cost Microchip Clinic on Saturday, April 18 at Pembroke Animal Hospital (PAH).

Charges laid in incident being investigated by SIU

KILLALOE – On March 28, 2015 at approximately 1:50 a.m. officers from the Killaloe detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police attempted to stop a motor vehicle. The vehicle failed to do so and a short time later, it was located after it had been involved in a collision on Highway 60 near Highway 41, west of Eganville.

Krista Osborne, of Mercy for Animals Canada, describes the hidden-camera video allegedly exposing animal abuse at a Maple Lodge Farms facility in Brampton on Monday, March 30, 2015. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)

Maple Lodge Farms calls video 'disturbing'

For the second time in as many years, Canadian poultry processor Maple Lodge Farms is taking heat following the release of video footage allegedly showing doomed chickens being abused before their slaughter.

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colorado, in this file photo taken June 4, 2013. The first of some 9,000 potential jurors will report to court in Colorado on Tuesday as selection begins for the trial of Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student who killed 12 people in July 2012 at a midnight screening of a Batman movie.

Cinema gunman's mom: 'Stop this quest for death'

DENVER - The mother of Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes says in a new book that she prays prosecutors "stop this quest for death" and allow her son to plead guilty and avoid possible execution, a California newspaper reported on Monday.

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