SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Cobden's agricultural heritage was honoured with the entry of several horse teams including this pony-driven carriage from Winterfell Stables. The village held its 42nd annual Santa Claus Parade Saturday.

A parade of horses and mythical creatures

Mussie, the mysterious creature that lives in Muskrat Lake according to folklore, emerged from the depths over the weekend to make her star-studded debut at the Cobden Santa Claus Parade.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER The Pembroke Regional Hospital was recognized Friday for providing leadership in the area of cardiovascular care. In the photo are (left to right) Dr. Thierry Mesana, president and CEO of the Ottawa Heart Institute, Pembroke Regional president and CEO Pierre Noel, Heather Sherrard, vice-president of Ottawa Heart Institute clinical services, Sabine Mersmann, vice-president patient services/senior community care, hospital chief of staff Dr. Michael Ferri, and Francois Lemaire, vice-president patient services accute care.

PRH recognized for leadership

The Pembroke Regional Hospital is being recognized for implementing best practices when it comes to the treatment of heart failure and acute coronary syndrome.

County could be liable for no 'Jaws of Life'

With the loss of heavy extrication services to Highway 17 in the townships of Head, Clara, Maria, Bob Sweet feels Renfrew County could be found liable should first responders be unable to free a trapped motorist involved in a serious crash.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Dr. Christy Natsis, leaving the Pembroke courthouse following the conclusion of her two-day sentencing hearing. Natsis addressed the court for the first time in the four-year trial today, telling the court that she is "so deeply sorry."

UPDATED: Natsis to be released from jail

Dr. Christy Natsis will be home in time for Christmas after Ontario’s Court of Appeal agreed to release her on bail pending a legal challenge to her convictions for impaired and dangerous driving causing death.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Renfrew County Crime Stoppers teamed up with the Bishop Smith Catholic High School Grade 11 construction technology class to construct part of their float for this weekend's Pembroke Santa Claus Parade. Tesing the cell from the inside are: (back row, from left) Jacob Kranz, Ethan LaRose, Liam Ogilvie, Dylan Wescome, (front row, from left) Daraugh Thompson and Letitia Orr. Enjoying their freedom are, from left: Crime Stoppers chairman Ken Bertrand, OPP Const. Beth Ethier, Devinn Caughley, construction teacher Dave Beaupre, Braydon Turcotte and Andrea Vandergragt.

Bishop Smith students lend Crime Stoppers a hand

Renfrew County Crime Stoppers hopes to replicate the success they enjoyed last year with their award winning float when they take part in this weekend's Pembroke Santa Claus Parade, and they've enlisted the help of the Grade 11 construction technology class at Bishop Smith Catholic High School to do it.

Goose-clubber fined $1,000

An act of violence toward a Canada Goose at the Petawawa Golf Course in the summer has wound up costing Petawawa resident Claude Lachance $1,000.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER The Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation presented cheque donations totalling $5,000 from their annual "100 Women" Campaign to three recipients who have made outstanding contributions to the community. In the photo (left to right) are Laurie Johnson, with Elevate - Krista Johnson Foundation, Raina Flexhaug, representing Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley, 100 Women Campaign chairwoman Dr. Elizabeth Radley-Walters, and Bev Ritza, representing Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County.

100 Women campaign gives back

The Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation has presented grants to three worthy organizations that have gone a long way to making a difference in people's lives.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Lt.-Col. Will Graydon, commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, inspects the cadets of 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadets during a change of command parade at Garrison Petawawa on Tuesday night.

Petawawa Army Cadets welcome new CO

The cadets in 2642 – 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps have a new commanding officer after Tuesday night's change of command ceremony held at Korea Hall at Garrison Petawawa.

RYAN PAULSEN/DAILY OBSERVER Dr. Christy Natsis waits outside the Pembroke courthouse in this October, 2015 photo.

Natsis to appeal conviction

Pembroke dentist Christy Natsis is seeking to be let out of prison on bail after asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to toss out her conviction for impaired and dangerous driving causing death and to find her not guilty or order a new trial.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sarasota, Florida November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Trump reframes claim that Muslims cheered 9/11

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 by asserting the sentiment was shared worldwide.

Robert L. Dear (Colorado Springs Police Department handout)

Gunman said 'no more baby parts'

The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was named on Saturday as Robert L. Dear, 57, according to a Tweet by Colorado Springs Police public affairs' section.

A photographer taking pictures of the golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber is seen in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt, November 28, 2015. Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti, and new evidence from the site will go to Japan for analysis, experts said on Saturday. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Search for Queen Nefertiti's resting place

A British Egyptologist said on Saturday he would conduct further investigations into whether the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to a hidden chamber, including what he believes is the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande speak after a news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle Turkey

President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader's spokesman said on Saturday.