Sean Chase/Daily Observer Folks took a traditional sleigh ride in a winter wonderland Sunday at the Alice and Fraser Recreation Centre. Driving the team of "Tilly" and "Toby" are Keena Turner (right) and Matt Dufour, who hail from Windy Willow Ranch in Chapeau.

Warmth can't totally melt Alice in Winterland

A surge in warm temperatures melted a couple of events as the township’s annual winter carnival, Alice in Winterland, returned this weekend. Organizers could not hide their disappointment at cancelling a family free skate and hockey tournament on Saturday. However, that didn’t stop large crowds

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Louise Haugen (left) lends a hand to Paicynn Prinsen and her sister, Hadley, during a free skate at the Petawawa Civic Centre Sunday. This was the opening weekend for Cabin Fever which saw good attendance at events such as the family snowshoe and the snow drag races.

Warm weather hits Petawawa's Cabin Fever

The unusually balmy weather played havoc with the opening weekend of Cabin Fever forcing the postponement of one major event. Mother Nature continued to upset the popular Petawawa winter carnival which has seen sliding parties and skiing competitions cancelled over the last couple

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Donna Burns addresses the Renfrew-Pembroke-Nipissing chapter of the Ontario Landowners Association during a public meeting Friday in Cobden. The association is concerned about the powers of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.

Landowners concerned about MPAC powers

COBDEN - Area landowners are becoming increasingly concerned about Renfrew County’s official plan as well as what they view as the unchecked power of the province’s Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). These were some of the issues discussed at a public meeting hosted by the Renfrew-Pembroke-Nipissing Chapter of the Ontario Landowners Association

Italian Mountain Rescue Corps "Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico" shows Soccorso Alpino volunteers and rescuers at work in the area of the avalanche-struck Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, central Italy, late Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/ANSA via AP)

Puppies found alive under avalanche-hit hotel

Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.

In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate at the Capitol after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law, in Washington. A legal watchdog group plans to file a lawsuit Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, alleging that Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool, File)

Lawsuit: Trump businesses violate Constitution

To fight what it called a “grave threat” to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.

President Donald Trump speaks while hosting a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. At left is Wendell P. Weeks, Chief Executive Officer of Corning, at right is Alex Gorsky Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump moves to pull U.S. out of TPP deal

Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama’s attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia.

San Antonio police help shoppers exit the Rolling Oaks Mall, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in San Antonio, after a deadly shooting. Authorities say several were injured after a robbery at the shopping mall. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Fatal shooting at Texas mall 'senseless'

A “good Samaritan” shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.

White House press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily White House briefing in Washington on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Spicer: 'Our intention is never to lie'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that “our intention is never to lie to you,” although sometimes the Trump administration may “disagree with the facts.”

From the early 1990s to the present, Canadian soldiers have been given a powerful anti-malaria drug called Mefloquine to protect them when they are deployed. (Bob Tymczyszyn/Postmedia Network)

Forces' use of drug criticized

The call for accountability over the Canadian Forces’ use of a controversial anti-malaria drug is growing louder and veterans and family members hope Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hear their cries for help.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks on the third day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Dutch PM says integrate or leave

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to lure voters away from anti- immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders, as campaigning for the March 15 national elections heated up on Monday.

Salt water lagoon at Uepi in the Solomon Islands is pictured in this file photo. (ikaelEriksson/Getty Images)

Magnitude 8 quake hits Solomon Islands

A powerful magnitude 8 earthquake hit the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands on Sunday and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it could generate tsunami waves on nearby islands.

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