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An American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea) sitting on a twig.

Birdwatch: For this bird, this IS south for winter

One of our most common winter migrants is the American Tree Sparrow. Every winter, these birds migrate from their northern tundra habitat of arctic scrub to our bushy roadsides, weedy forest edges, and marshes. This year, there are several of these birds appearing at our bird feeders.

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Police issue arrest warrant for Renfrew man

RENFREW – The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is asking the public for assistance in locating Jason Smith, 33, of Renfrew. He is wanted on a warrant for several Criminal Code offences.

Locals support Alberta Cancer Foundation

Scott Wood joined his supporters and hit the ice at the Shady Nook Recreation Centre Saturday for a six-hour hockey game to support the world’s longest hockey game, which he’ll be participating in this February. Players were asked to donate to the cause.

Policy up for review

The city of Pembroke has revamped its procurement policy, and it wants public and business input before it is finalized next month.