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Sean Chase/Daily Observer The Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre will be hosting National Cupcake Day on Monday, Feb. 27. To officially launch the campaign, princesses Pauline Corris (left) and Emily Tulloch were offering up delicious cupcakes and photos with the kids at the Pembroke Mall Saturday.

SPCA launches Cupcake Day campaign

In hopes of finding forever homes for man's best friend or feline, the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre is once more taking part in National Cupcake Day. The event, taking place on Monday, Feb. 27, is the first major fundraiser of the year for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Submitted photo Police are investigating after a tractor, similar to the one seen here, was stolen from a business near Cobden overnight Wednesday.

Police investigating tractor theft

COBDEN – The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after a brand new tractor valued near $75,000 was reported stolen sometime overnight.

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An even more united, United Way

Renfrew County United Way announced Wednesday, Jan. 18 that its board members have agreed in principle to a new collaboration - amalgamating with United Ways in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa and Lanark County.

Daily Observer file photo The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change advised the Renfrew County and District Health Unit in the summer of 2016 that another blue-green algae bloom was confirmed in Muskrat Lake.

Province must step in

The County of Renfrew sympathizes, but doesn’t see how dealing directly with Muskrat Lake water quality should be any of their concern.

26-year-old musher Luke Siertsema - of Blyth, Ontario – with his sled-dog Lincoln.

Mushing with dogs in the Pontiac

BRISTOL, QUEBEC –Athletes and dogs teamed up at the Pontiac Sled Dog and Skijoring Race to recreate the only method of winter travel that was possible a century ago.