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Team Renfrew County (left to right): Jaime Fletcher, Clara Biernacki, Jessica Yemen, Brian Kong.

Local students medal at nat'l science fair

Team Renfrew County, which consisted of the grand prize winners from the Renfrew County Regional Science Fair, returned home on the Victoria Day long weekend from 2018 Canada-Wide Science Fair, held in Ottawa from May 12 to 19. Two members of the team brought home bronze medals: Jaime Fletcher from Highview Public School for her project “Sights Uns

Renfrew OPP arrest 2 for human trafficking

RENFREW - The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged two males for human trafficking offences after a teenaged female victim came forward to report attempts were made to lure her into prostitution.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Petawawa's parks and recreation department unveiled “Get to know your Neighbourhood Program,” an initiative that will emphasize outdoor play and provide family activities at several municipal parks from June to August.

Petawawa parks to host summer events

PETAWAWA – The town will be launching a new community development concept this summer that will encourage residents to take another look at their neighbourhood parks and programs.

Town looking to crack down on false alarms

PETAWAWA – Councillors are calling for penalties against homeowners who do not replace their smoke detector batteries, a factor that contributes to an increase in false alarms for the town's fire department.

At the May 15 All Candidates Debate, NDP candidate Ethel LaValley answers a question from the audience as incumbent Progressive Conservative MPP John Yakabuski and Liberal candidate Jackie Agnew listen intently.

Candidates square off

Who and which political party will best protect and advocate for the people of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke?

A fire broke out at the Pembroke MDF Plant on May 15 shortly before noon.

UPDATE: No injuries in fire at Pembroke MDF

A fire broke out at the Pembroke MDF Plant (777 Fibreboard Dr. in Laurentian Valley) just before noon on May 15. The Laurentian Valley Volunteer Fire Department was called in to the scene and the Pembroke Fire Department’s aerial truck was called in to assist. The two fire departments worked together to battle the blaze until after 3 p.m. With fire