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SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Renfrew County council deliberates on a motion at the county's administration building in Pembroke. The current mandate of this council, made up of 17 member municipalities, is from 2014 to 2018.

County breaks with Petawawa over Highway 17

Renfrew County appears to be breaking with Petawawa when it comes to the four-lane expansion of Highway 17 and the town's proposal that construction begin in the Upper Ottawa Valley stretch of the highway.

Free eye exams for JKs

Junior kindergarten students born in 2010 have the chance, if needed to receive a pair of free eyeglasses, the public school board learned recently and happily announced.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a news conference in Richmond Hill, Ontario, January 30, 2015. Canada's main spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), will get new powers aimed at disrupting potential terror attacks under security legislation unveiled on Friday, REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Government unveils new anti-terror bill

The government’s new anti-terror bill proposes significant new powers for police and CSIS, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper insists jihadists, and not his bill, are the real threat to Canadians’ freedoms.

The coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters December 17, 2010. REUTERS/Nate D. Sanders Auctions/Handout/Files

Judge rules Oswald casket belongs to brother

DALLAS - The decaying pine coffin in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried 51 years ago rightfully belongs to the brother of President John F. Kennedy's presumed assassin, a Texas judge ruled on Friday.

Anatoly Gorlov, husband of Russian activist Svetlana Davydova, holds up a photo of her, as their children are seen in the background, at their home in Vyazma, January 30, 2015. Nine months after Davydova called the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to warn that Russian soldiers were making their way to Ukraine, an investigator with an order for her arrest showed up at her door. Gorlov said the investigator from the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor to the Soviet KGB, detained Davydova, a mother of seven living in the western Russian city of Vyazma, on suspicion of treason. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Activist charged after Ukrainian embassy call

VYAZMA, Russia - Nine months after Russian activist Svetlana Davydova called the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to warn that Russian soldiers were making their way to Ukraine, an investigator with an order for her arrest showed up at her door.

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