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SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Councillor Frank Cirella, seen here at a 2011 CFB Petawawa Museum reception, is running for a second term on Petawawa town council.

Cirella seeking a second term

With a good understanding of current issues and concerns that face the town, Frank Cirella is asking voters for another four years on council.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Garrison Petawawa has deployed marker buoys, like this one, to warn boaters of prohibited areas on the Ottawa River. While beaches have been cleared of unexploded ordnance, officials warn of possible encounters with unexploded munitions not yet recovered.

Boaters urged to exercise caution

Ottawa River beaches stretching along the garrison's eastern border have been cleared, officials are reminding boaters of possible encounters with unexploded munitions.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Patti-Kay Hamilton, a former Pembroke resident and author was announced as the 2014 winner for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize on Monday.

Hamilton for the win!

Pembroke’s Patti-Kay Hamilton is the 2014 winner for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize, it was announced Monday.

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone July 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard)

Sierra Leone declares emergency over Ebola

Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of the virus amid fears it could spread beyond West Africa.

A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before its handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk in this July 22, 2014 file photo. The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading an international inquiry into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, said on Wednesday investigators had found no evidence that the jet's "black box" voice recorder had been tampered with. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev/Files

'Massive explosive decompression' downed MH17

Analysis of black box flight recorders from the airliner showed it was destroyed by shrapnel from a missile blast which caused a "massive explosive decompression", a Ukrainian official said on Monday.

Trees and power lines came down near Grand Bend as a severe storm moved through Lambton Shores on Sunday evening. (LYNDA HILLMAN-RAPLEY/QMI Agency)

Storms hit southern Ontario

Environment Canada meteorologists are heading to the shores of Lake Huron on Monday to investigate storm damage and the possibility of a tornado in the area.

The National Research Council campus in Ottawa. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

China slams Canada for hacking accusations

China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.

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China tried to hack us: Feds

The Tories pointed the finger at the Chinese government Tuesday after repeated cyberattacks against the government's research and development arm forced it to shut down computer systems last weekend.

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