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The Adult Protective Service Worker Program has been around for 40 years, and its success was celebrated on Tuesday by Family and Children's Services of Renfrew County (FCSRC). Here taking part in the cake cutting ceremony are, left, Arijana Tomicic, FCSRC executive director, and Marianne Taylor, manager of developmental services for FCSRC.

Program marks 40 years

A program and the people behind it who have helped adults with developmental disabilities lead independent lives for 40 years was celebrated Tuesday.

SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER Const. Beth Ethier and Acting Staff Sergeant Sylvain Sabourin of Ontario Provincial Police Upper Ottawa Valley detachment are asking for the public's help with their Festive R.I.D.E program this season, which launched on Monday and runs until

'Tis the season

The OPP’s Festive R.I.D.E. program officially launched Monday and the message to motorists is expect to be stopped, as police crack down on impaired drivers this holiday season.

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Another man charged with impersonating soldier

A 44-year-old Orono, Ont., man has been charged with impersonating a soldier after he was seen wearing military uniform items and marching with veterans at three different Remembrance Day ceremonies east of Toronto.

Protestors gather at Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 speaking out against the killing of Ferguson, Mo teenager, Michael Brown. TREVOR ROBB/EDMONTON SUN/QMI AGENCY

Thousands of Canadians rally with Ferguson

Canadians gathered in cities across Canada to show their solidarity with protesters south of the border on the heels of the controversial Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a cop who shot an unarmed black teen.

A female protester raises her hands while blocking police cars in Ferguson, Mo., on November 25, 2014. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)

National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest

Some 2,000 National Guard troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St. Louis after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, and sympathy protests spread to several U.S. cities.

Police in riot gear stand guard after deploying tear gas to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo., on November 25, 2014. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)

FBI agents shot at house near Ferguson

Two FBI agents were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday, though the incident was "not directly related" to racially charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, an agency spokeswoman said.

A car drives through a crowd of protesters at a Ferguson rally in Minneapolis on Tuesday. (YouTube)

Car plows through protesters

A car plowed through a group of protesters in Minneapolis on Tuesday as hundreds rallied in the wake of a grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Police officers react to violent protesters during a second night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri November 25, 2014. Aiming to head off new looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Protests spread across U.S.

Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, as sympathy protests spread to several U.S. cities.

A man walks past a burning building during rioting after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on November 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

Ferguson smoulders after riots

The St. Louis area braced for another day of protests on Tuesday after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager, sparking a night of violent and racially charged rioting.

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