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Residence proposal meets resistance

A proposed development for a downtown student residence has hit universal resistance from Pembroke council, the planning and planning advisory committees, local merchants and landlords alike.

A pro-Russian separatist looks at wreckage from the nose section of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane which was downed near the village of Rozsypne, in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

West toughens calls on Russia to cooperate

Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.

Firefighters were at the scene of a massive blaze at the Bonduelle food-processing plant in Tecumseh, Ont., Friday morning. (Tecumseh Fire Rescue Service)

Massive blaze destroys Ont. food plant

Hundreds of residents forced to evacuate their homes early Friday after fire spread through a vegetable processing plant in a town near Windsor, Ont., were allowed to return by the afternoon.

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands on part of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane after it crashed near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev)

Canadian on downed jet

One Canadian was among the 298 people on board the Malaysian airliner that crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine.

Senator Mike Duffy arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this October 28, 2013 file photo. The Senate voted November 5, 2013 to suspend senators Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin without pay. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/Files

Duffy faces 31 charges

Embattled ex-Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy faces 31 fraud, breach of trust and bribery charges, the RCMP announced Thursday.

STEPHEN UHLER / DAILY OBSERVER After months of work, the four luxury apartments located on the second floor of 183-185 Pembroke Street West are ready, and at least one is already occupied. Celebrating this, Synercapital held an open house to mark the completion of this as the first of a number of projects on the go, including the new student residence on Lake Street. Here, Pembroke mayor Ed Jacyno, centre, congratulates developer Ash Arif, right, and his wife Rita, while they stand in the kitchen area of one of the new apartments.

New luxury apartments for downtown

Another step in the revitalization of Pembroke's downtown core has been taken, as a developer has officially opened a quad of luxury apartments in the heart of the city.

An Israeli soldier looks on at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Gaza death toll tops 500

The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire on Monday, as the Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500.

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