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Another year of fun, games, and family activities is on tap for this year's 5th annual Eganville Fair, running from Friday, July 31 through to Sunday, August 2.

Eganville Fair set for 5th year

For the fifth year in a row, the Eganville Fair will be bringing music, entertainment, fun and games to the Bonnechere Valley this weekend, with festivities kicking off at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Frank Sapach and his nine-year-old German Shepherd companion Shiela share a moment before hitting the road once more after receiving emergency repair work at Eggert's Auto Service in Pembroke on the motorized trailer that both pushes the bike and gives Shiela's paws a much-needed rest. Last year, the pair walked from Victoria to Moncton, NB, before wintering there then setting out to take their custom motorized bicycle all the way back to the West coast.

"Barking across Canada"

When Frank Sapach of Chilliwack, BC set off on his epic cross-Canada trek nearly two years ago, it was with something of a resigned mindset, but since then he and his traveling companion, a nine-year-old German Shepherd named Shiela, have found a new lease on life, and have brought joy to innumerable people along the way.

We're working hard for you

Moving towards the fifth month since The Daily Observer became part of Postmedia Network Inc.’s family offers us the opportunity to update you, our readers, on some of the changes you’ve no doubt noticed in these pages and also online.

Take precautions during heat wave

With Environment Canada forecasting temperatures in Renfrew County and District to reach highs near 30 C or hotter with humidity, the Renfrew County and District Health Unit is issuing a Hot Weather Health Warning.

Some of the 20-member Algonquin College Building Team gather for a quick photo at the building site of the waterfront boardwalk, a project which should be wrapped up in time for the official opening on Monday. In the photo are, standing in back from left, Ryan Peters, Braydon Barr and Alex Lawson. In front are Aiden Maher, left, and Diana Williston.

On track for official opening

Work on Pembroke's waterfront boardwalk is nearing completion, with organizers confident it will be ready for its official unveiling on Monday.

Area students succeeding with a little help

In June, four winners of the Wasmund Family Memorial Scholar (WFMS) Award, Yasmin Fakli from Madawaska Valley District High School in Barry’s Bay and Loreena Dobson, Leree MacPherson and Breenah Mulligan who all attended Opeongo High School in Douglas, graduated with distinction from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.

Expect twists and turns

The twists and turns will keep you guessing to the very end of Kiss & Tell, local suspense author Luke Murphy's second crime-thrilling novel, hit the shelves on July 20.

It was a high-flying Beachburg Fair

It was a high-flying weekend at the Beachburg Fair as folks were thrilled with death defying motorbike jumps, a roaring demolition derby, horse pulls and the sudden appearance of a caped crusader.

<p>Kristopher Cadieux holds up a handful of worms on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Cornwall, Ont. He and his siblings run a worm selling business and were served with a bylaw notice telling them to remove their signage and stop selling worms off of their doorstep. Brent Holmes/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network

Hide your gummy worms

"Hello children! Just another reminder that according to a city bylaw you can't sell worms. In addition, you can't eat worms. Also we are banning the sale of gummy worms from the candy store! And another thing, if your puppy has worms we are going to take him away, too!"