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Sean Chase/Daily Observer Garrison Petawawa was the scene Thursday morning as the gunners of 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery fired off three L5 Pack Howitzers in a dress rehearsal for a gun salute that will take place at Vimy Ridge, France in April. The unit will be sending the three howitzers and 15 gunners to commemorate this seminal Canadian battle which took place on April 9, 1917.

2RCHA gunners heading to Vimy Ridge

GARRISON PETAWAWA – Gunners of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2RCHA) will soon be heading to France to commemorate a victory that was a defining event for Canada.

Acro Starz were the first performers onstage to kickoff the festival Thursday morning for the dance session. They put on a thrilling acrobatic dance pperformancce to the music of Archangel's 'Two Steps from Hell'.

Pembroke dances into 69th Kiwanis Music Festival

The 69th annual Kiwanis Music Festival kicked off Thursday morning at Festival Hall, marking the beginning of more than three weeks of music and dance competition, which is considered the flagship event overseen by the Kiwanis Club of Pembroke.

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Pembroke passes budget

Pembroke ratepayers are being hit with a five per cent increase in water and sewer rates this year, as part of the 2017 municipal budget.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Renfrew County Warden Jennifer Murphy (centre) is flanked by Madawaska Valley Mayor Kim Love (left) and Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards Mayor Janice Visneskie-Moore shortly after both mayors were appointed deputy warden for this year. Love and Visneskie-Moore will appear at Canada 150 events throughout the county on behalf of the warden.

Love, Visneskie-Moore appointed deputy wardens

Renfrew County council has appointed two deputy wardens who will appear at Canada 150 events throughout the region this year. Madawaska Valley Mayor Kim Love and Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards Mayor Janice Visneskie-Moore will help

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Councillor Treena Lemay and provincial appointee Sharon Dainty (right) present council with the Petawawa Police Services Board year-end report Monday night. Joining the board for the presentation were Inspector Mark Wolfe (left), commander of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP detachment, and Staff Sergeant Dean Duchrow.

Petawawa PSB presents year-end report

PETAWAWA – The Petawawa Police Services Board reached several benchmarks in 2016 that included welcoming a new member, campaigning against distracted driving and unveiling an online innovation for tackling crime. Presenting their annual year-end report Monday night, Councillor Treena Lemay, chairwoman of the board, advised council