Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope lives on

Thirty four years after a determined young man from Port Coquitlam, B.C. Embarked on his ambitious “Marathon of Hope,” residents across the Upper Ottawa Valley came out to symbolically complete that remarkable journey.

SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER (Left) Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. Louis Lapointe from Garrison Petawawa, and Mayor Bob Sweet, with (middle) Renfrew County United Way board members Barbara Borutskie and Sue D'Eons, with manager of GearHeads Eric Simms in Petawawa (far right) welcome and greet a group of nearly a dozen cyclists, travelling around Algonquin Park this week raising funds for United Way.

Cyclists hope to raise funds

Men and women cycling across Ontario in recent weeks to raise awareness and funds for the United Way made a special stop in Petawawa Friday.

Let there be light

Pembroke’s Waterfront Chapel lit up Wednesday evening, as dozens gathered by the Ottawa River to take a stand and to fight the darkness.

Infrastructure/Quebec regional economic development Minister Denis Lebel was the biggest spender in cabinet this summer, having handed out $400.2 million in cheques, including $425,000 to organizers of the RBC Canadian Open Golf Tournament in Montreal. (Simon Clark/QMI Agency)

MPs' $1.4B summer spending spree

From a tuna sport fishing derby to golf tournaments to brain research, Conservative MPs rang up a whopping $1.4 billion bill handing out cheques on the summertime spending circuit.

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