Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board chairman Steve Bennett (right) and vice-chairman Tom Mohns (left) are joined by Sue McCrae, OVWRC general manager at their Dec. 17 board meeting where Bennett, mayor of Laurentian Valley and Mohns, deputy mayor of Petawawa, were both acclaimed in their positions with the waste management board.

Bennett, Mohns return to lead board

LAURENTIAN VALLEY - At its inaugural meeting following last fall's municipal election, the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board re-elected Laurentian Valley Mayor Steve Bennett as chairman and Petawawa Deputy Mayor Tom Mohns as vice-chairman. The meeting took place on Dec. 17. Both are familiar with the position as this will be Mayor Bennett's 12th

Garrison Petawawa commander, Col. Marc Gagne (lef) and Garrison Petawawa Sgt.-Major Bill Richards (right) present a cheque to Renfrew County United Way executive director Gail Logan-McMeekin during a festive gathering at the Garrison Petawawa Museum on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014.

Garrison Petawawa donates over $130,000

PETAWAWA – Garrison Petawawa officially wrapped up its 2014 Government of Canada Charitable Workplace outreach and fundraising campaign Dec. 17, 2014 during a festive gathering at the Garrison Petawawa Museum by presenting a check to the Renfrew County United Way campaign for $60,406.26, surpassing the Garrison’s forecasted goal to raise $50,00

Jude Ashburn and Jordan Roberts from the South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre in Halifax speak at a Dalhousie University protest on Dec. 19.(Yalitsa Riden/Twitter)

'Expel now,' demand Dalhousie protesters

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Halifax's Dalhousie University on Friday to demand a group of fourth-year dentistry students be expelled for their "Gentlemen" Facebook group where they joked about drugging and raping their classmates.

Militants, who the Pakistan Taliban say attacked the Army Public School in Pehawar on Tuesday, pose with weapons and Khalifa Omar Mansoor Hafzullah (C, in blue) at an unknown location in this undated handout picture released on December 17, 2014. Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency. REUTERS/Pakistan Taliban/Handout

Pakistan's most hated man

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim".

Suzanne Cote in Quebec City, Sept. 13, 2010. (Jean-Francois Desgagnes/QMI Agency, file)

Supreme Court appointee claimed $205Gs clothes

The Harper government is standing by its latest Supreme Court appointee after QMI Agency reported Justice Suzanne Cote had a three-year court battle with Revenu Quebec for claiming nearly $205,000 worth of clothes and personal care items on three tax returns.

Premier Dalton McGuinty (REUTERS PHOTO)

Grits paid to wipe hard drives: OPP

The spouse of a senior advisor in the office of former premier Dalton McGuinty told investigators he was paid $10,000 to wipe the computers of political staff, an OPP search warrant says.

Markus Kaarma waits to be dismissed during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula, Montana December 5, 2014. Markus Kaarma, 30, is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of 17-year-old Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany, whom authorities said was slain while apparently scavenging garages for alcohol in the defendant's Missoula neighborhood. REUTERS/Arthur Mouratidis

Montana man guilty of German student's death

A jury found a Montana homeowner guilty of deliberate homicide on Wednesday in the shooting death of a German high school exchange student who entered his garage in a case that tested the state's version of a "castle doctrine" self-defense law.

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